Celebrating National Smile Month in August

National Smile Month, Smiling, SmileIt takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart.
~Author Unknown

Needless to say National Smile Month is pretty self explanatory. This facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of your mouth form an expression of happiness, pleasure and even involuntary anxiety. Sometimes smiling faces can also be deceptive.

Many say smiling is quite beneficial because it can emit confidence, reduce stress, lowers your blood pressure and even boosts your immune system. A smile is just a frown turned upside down. Do you remember any of these title songs using “Smile” that made you feel good?

Behind A Painted Smile – 1969 – Isley Brothers

Born With A Smile On My Face – 1974 – Stephanie De Sykes

Can’t Smile Without You – 1978 – Barry Manilow

Certain Smile, A – 1958 – Johnny Mathis

Crooked Smile – 2013 – J. Cole featuring TLC

I Love Your Smile – 1992 – Shanice

I Smile – 2011 – Kirk Franklin

Inner Smile – 2001 – Texas

Just One Smile – 1966 – Gene Pitney

Just To See You Smile – 1998 – Tim McGraw

Keep On Smilin’ – 1974 – Wet Willie

Make Me Smile – 1970 – Chicago

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – 1975 – Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile – 1962 – Everly Brothers

Sara Smile (won’t you smile awhile for me, Sara) – 1976 – Hall & Oates

Secret Smile – 1999 – Semisonic

Smile – 1954 – Nat King Cole

Smile – 1997 – Scarface featuring 2 Pac and Johnny P

Smile – 1999 – Vitamin C featuring Lady Saw

Smile – 2007 – Lily Allen

Smile – 2009 – Uncle Kracker

Smile – 2011 – Avril Lavigne

Smile A Little Smile For Me (Rosemarie; what’s the use in crying?) – 1969 – Flying Machine

Smiling Bill McCall – 1960 – Johnny Cash

Smiling Faces Sometimes (they don’t tell the truth; beware of the handshake) – 1971 – The Undisputed Truth

Sunshine Of Your Smile – 1980 – Mike Berry

Sweetest Smile – 1987 – Black

U Smile – 2010/2011 – Justin Bieber

When I See You Smile (I can face the world, oh I can do anything) – 1989 – Bad English

When My Little Girl Is Smiling – 1962 – Craig Douglas

When My Little Girl Is Smiling – 1962 – Jimmy Justice

Your Smiling Face – 1977 – James Taylor

One of my favorite “Smile” songs was the Charlie Chaplin song that Michael Jackson sang. It was based on an instrumental theme used in the 1936 soundtrack for Charlie Chaplin’s movie “Modern Times.” Life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. Listen and enjoy!


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