Shine...

Mar. 1st, 2017 10:46 pm
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...this has been on my feelgood playlist since it was the outro of Channel 5's cricket highlights package the last time England were winning The Ashes.

This is Shannon Noll. He wants you, and the woman having a bad day in the video, to shine.



There's nothing particularly complex or difficult to this song, which is why it is so accessible and uplifting. The melody does bounce around a little, but there are no unexpected chord progressions or jumps, and it is written in F sharp major - the key of sunshine, orange juice, bright lights and positive mental attitude. The message in the lyrics, while pretty simple, is almosy offensively positive, insists that you're awesome, and just makes you want to smile.

The entire thing is designed to uplift and make you feel good. It's never going to win any awards for quality, it's not Shakespeare, Sondheim or Steinman, and it's no more than a throwaway on Shannon's second album (the rest of which isn't much cop), but it's fun, it's easy, and it just makes you feel good.

All the world will stop...you might as well give them something to look at.

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