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February 01, 2010



Ooh, what a terrific playlist! Life looks sunnier already. The jaunty claps in The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" are good at chasing away the grey-sky blues, too.


Trying hard to think of a month that isn't a whiskey month...


Thanks for this fabulous playlist! The beyonce version is really growing on me!

olivia rae

they're so great. i actually saw them last year and loved them! just discovered your blog and can't wait to read more! xo


What a fun post. The perfect answer to the February blahs. I'd like to add a song but I think it's finger-snapping and not hand-clapping. Does that count?

Next Train by Miracle Fortress

Marcella Barnes

You inspired me to search because I knew there were tons of hand clap songs that I love! But hands down:

#1 Papa was a rolling stone (Sure, it's not the most upbeat song, but syncopated hand claps are even teh bestest, even if you have to wait a long time to hear them!)

Alicia P.

That video was the cutest thing I've seen in the whole generally sucky day I'm having. So thank you -- it was adorable.

Kate McC

I just found your blog..somehow. and I love it! Particularly your refusal to whine about the weather, and your socks, and dogs with issues. I have my first issue free dog (mostly) and I just can't get over how great he is. My children want another one, but I keep telling them that any other dog is going to look really bad when compared to otto, and it would be unkind to do that to another dog--who probably isn't that bad.


Hello! I just stumbled across you and thought I'd better weigh in on the hand-clapping - "Soir de Fete" by Yann Tiersen is an interesting one because the clapping doesn't quite match the rhythm of the instruments. I always think of "Gobbledigook" by Sigur Ros as a hand-clapping song, but I couldn't swear that those were definitely hand-claps and not percussion of some sort when I went back to listen to it.


This song features sexy handclaps (!) and French option
Blonde Redhead: In Particular/En Particulier

Elizabeth Bessel

I need another addiction like a hole in the head. Well "Hello Hole!" I'm in love with pomplamoose!

Courtney Walsh

...all that's coming to mind are children's nursery rhymes and the hand-clapping versions I've heard over the years. Could be the toddler sitting at my feet, slurping the pacifier and generally making a mess while claiming to find giraffes.

I don't think I can break out of baby mode until 8 p.m. at which time I hope to play your playlist and dance around my living room... :)

Babi Sugarman

what a beautiful blog, your words dance on the pages, I love reading it! Thanks for sharing. Please come by when you have a chance


Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Hand Clapping Song - The Meters (THE ULTIMATE)
Little L - Jamiroquai

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