#29 – Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. Cherine Anderson – “Say Hey (I Love You)” – (2008)

I have mixed feelings about Michael Franti – look at the cover and title of that album (All Rebel Rockers). It makes him look like he’s some kind of militant Rastafarian reggae artist. But watch his videos and listen to his songs. He sounds like a really nice, gentle guy. Anyway, I guess it doesn’t matter because he finally broke through to the mainstream with this super upbeat, happy track. It was his first Hot 100 entry and the song peaked in the top 20. The first time I heard it was on Weeds and shortly thereafter it was popping up everywhere. You won’t find a happier tune anywhere.