Who else could use a laugh? Hit play on this compendium of funny tunes.

It’s a scientific fact that even when you feel miserable, smiling – however little you feel like doing it – can trick you into feeling happier. It triggers chemical reaction in the brain that can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system – and possibly even prolong your life. So even if your lockdown mood is low, we strongly suggest faking it until you make it.

And to help with that, why not stick on this playlist and turn the volume up. For from the Alan Bennett-esque musical musings of Victoria Wood at her best, the tinkling wit of Noel Coward, some face-palm inducing David Brent, raucously irresistible Monty Python, Peter Sellers doing comic renditions of The Beatles, or The Beatles themselves doing comic renditions of, well, The Beatles, these are sure to make the corners of your mouth twitch.

For as our forbears knew when they belted out lines from ‘We’re Going to Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line’ even as the war raged on for six years, there is only one thing that for certain: you have to laugh.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

By Nancy Alsop
May 2020


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