The Spinners

♪ Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra, 1978) ♪

In Ayn Marie Dimaya, British, Soundtrack, Summer Songs, Track Reviews on April 13, 2010 at 9:09 am

There is a tendency to equate summer with happiness and freedom, even though in a tropical country like the Philippines, summer means suffering through endless days of oppressive heat—but never mind that. So when I think about happiness and freedom and general optimism, I think of “Mr. Blue Sky”, admittedly in part because of all the pop culture connotations it carries with it (Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind among many others comes to mind). It’s a song that never fails, quite simply put, to bring on the happy. With a steady rhythm that beckons you to move, excitedly like a child, jumping up and down to the beat, in celebration of all things light and sunny and hopeful and everything else that only a clear blue sky brings.

– Ayn Marie Dimaya

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