Friday, 30 January 2015

MR. BLUE SKY TOPS MUSIC CHARITY FEEL GOOD TOP 10

It's official! "Mr. Blue Sky" is the ultimate feel good anthem!
Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! A recent survey carried out by One Poll and commissioned by youth music charity Rhythmix - carried amongst 2,000 respondents across the UK back in December 2014 - has named ELO's seminal 1977 classic "Mr. Blue Sky" as the UK's #1 'feel good' song. Here's that Top Ten for you to peruse thus:

#1 "Mr. Blue Sky" - Electric Light Orchestra
#2 "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
#3 "Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys
#4 "Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina and The Waves
#5 "Come On Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners
#6 "A Town Called Malice" - The Jam
#7 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody [Who Loves Me]" - Whitney Houston
#8 "Groove Is In The Heart" - Deee-Lite
#9 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
#10 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!

Rhythmix is the youth music charity that faced closure back in 2011 following a legal battle with Simon Cowell [who later relented and paid all legal costs] over his X Factor band formerly called Rhythmix - now known as Little Mix. One of their important music programmes called Wishing Well - an organisation that takes music into hospitals to brighten the day of poorly children - is now under threat due to government funding cuts and now relies heavily on public donations. To help raise awareness of their plight and show the power that music has to make people feel better, they commissioned the above poll to find out what songs make the British public feel better.

www.rhythmixmusic.org.uk
www.wishingwellmusic.org.uk

Rhythmix is urging people to help them keep the music programme alive. To donate, you can text WELL15 and the amount you’d like to donate [£5/£10/£50] to 70070 or you can head to Just Giving at: www.justgiving.com/Rhythmix/Donate.

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Rhythmix and Wishing Well to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 30-Jan-2015

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