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Life Is a Flower -- Ace of Base

Steve Martin said that when you listen to banjo music, you can't be angry at the same time. The instrument's sound is just too upbeat.

Listening to Ace of Base works the same principle. Here's "Life Is a Flower," which is the same tune as "Whenever You're Near Me" with alternative lyrics.

Silly video, but you can't watch it and be angry at the same time. Or, if you are angry when you start watching it, you won't be by the end -- unless you're one of those few people that hates Ace of Base, which means you really hate life, and there's no cure for you.


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