When life hands you lemons, volume up your favorite songs. That’s the ultimate solution to putting stress off your shoulders and shuddering down negative thoughts. The music tunes are known to affect your mood greatly, as proved by a scientific fact.
Surely, not all the songs are meant to make you happy and merry – some are meant to piss you off or offer an empathetic voice in times of sorrow.
Not only this, according to the research and studies, it is found that music beats and rhythms are a significant cause of one’s behavior in real life. Let’s say, for instance, a person loves pop music, his personality will be more powerful and loud as compared to the one who listens to classic songs.
Hence, FAYVO and Fay’vers believe that there is nothing that lifts spirits like a good song.
It's truly what music is meant to do. So, whenever you feel low or have a bad day, it can be made a little bit easier if you have a list of happy songs at the ready.
These feel-good, light-hearted, cherishingly soft songs will immediately put a smile on your face and make you feel better about the world.
Some of them may make you dance as well!
In this stressful atmosphere and hectic routines, and when times are tough, jamming out to this happy playlist certainly can't hurt.
Looking for an expert recommendation?
Take a look at the below-mentioned songs, turn on your favorite pump-up track, and put on your headphones, turn up the volume to get the party started, even if it's for a party of one.
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince:
This thing called life can sometimes give you the nerve-wracking pressure of going straight. It may leave you down in the dumps, so how to lift yourself up? Let’s ask Prince! ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ asks you to abandon your inhibitions, get a little crazy, and you’ll be back in your senses in no time. Tune it in, and for the next four minutes Prince rips it up on this definitive track.
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves:
The title serves the purpose, and it is perfect for those times when you just need to live out loud. Katrina & The Waves hit on point as you start feeling down and they come to you celebrating little moments of happiness. It’s for more than three decades, they’re shining up our lives. This upbeat, fun song was originally decided to be a ballad, but lead singer Katrina Leskanich changed them to make it livelier instead.
Say Yes – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland
In this 2014’s viral song, Michelle Williams went to discuss with her former Destiny's Child band members, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. The theme, beats, visuals, and overall feel of the song are quite uplifting. There’s a message behind, it that you can overcome any trial or tribulation through positive thinking, meditation, and prayer.
I Want to Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
It is an oldie in the list, released back in 1987. The song became Whitney Houston’s fourth consecutive hit, winning a billion hearts, and sold over a million copies. The song is still making people want to get up and dance. So, get up, move and groove to the song.
For your information, it was the first dance song of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding. Also, back n 2016, Markle accepted it was her “happy song.”
Happy – Pharrell Williams:
The title of this song speaks for itself, and Pharrell never disappoints. So, this song goes straight into our list of favorite happy songs. It is a very upbeat and cheerful tune that will make you dust off the negativity. The beat takes you on top of the world in no time.
It doesn’t matter how low you feel.
The lyrics of the song are guaranteed to have you smiling again. Close your eyes, calm down, and listen to the words, it is truly therapy.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
When creating a list of happy songs, it is incomplete without adding Uptown Funk in there. Bruno Mars, being an experienced vocalist in music surely knows how to upbeat a song. Tune into it and you’d say it is one of the most happy-sounding songs you’ve ever heard. The lyrics are all about having a good time in life, taking charge of your mood, and not letting anyone or anything bring you down. It is a song that’ll change your perspective about life.
Thunder – Imagine Dragons:
With a driving bass line, it’s truly hard not to tap your feet when this song comes on. Thunder brings power to your thoughts, wiping away the low downers and bringing your back to positivity. It makes you groove and you won’t resist the beat. In the music video of Thunder, which features Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds with aliens, you’d see that the song has been watched more than 1.3 billion times on the band’s YouTube channel.
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Released as a single back in the 1970s, Stevie Wonder’s song became a great hit. The song was originally launched in tribute to jazz great Duke Ellington and made its way to the Billboard Hot 100. Stevie Wonder later mentioned that he wanted to write the song to show his gratitude for Ellington and other well-known musicians who had inspired him.
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen:
The song is all you need to have a good time all by yourself. It takes you high up in the sky and it’s best you don't try to interrupt it. Surrender yourself to the catching barrage of good vibes in this high-energy crowd-pleaser and you too will soon be floating around in the spell.
Shout – The Isley Brothers:
Shout is so much more than your regular wedding reception song. It is a soulful classic, that makes you accept your feelings and then holds your hand to quickly walk down the road of stress. The Isley Brothers created a masterpiece of escalation. It is a musical tribute to the feeling of overjoy and all you can do is let out a primal scream!
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross:
The Supremes leader didn’t know that the song will become the great gay pride anthem when she first recorded this signature hit from her 1980 blockbuster Diana. The lyrics were written by her collaborators, Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The singer explained that the writer didn’t explain the double meaning to her. To her, it was about her declaring freedom from Motown and label owner Berry Gordy. But later on, she completely accepted the song and its message.
P.S. When moving forward, we recommend blasting these happy songs in the car with the windows rolled down, or closing the door keeping yourself your own company, with headphones on – and it will get the job done!
Lovely Day – Bill Withers:
What a lovely day – you’d say, after listening to the song. Bill Withers’s good-natured energy keeps you in a happy spell with the mood-altering power of finding yourself. The notes, Wither’s voice, and the beat, all contribute to making yourself better on a bad day. And especially, the ‘lovely daaaaaaaaaaaaaaay’ at the climax, will make you smile. Listening to the words, you will realize that your happiness is your priority, and you are the one in charge, no one else.
Just Like Heaven – The Cure:
The Cure arouses your happy fantasies and fights with you to push off negativity. Just Like Heaven is one of those masterpieces where you feel yourself swinging in your ultimate happy place. In fact, it is a storybook love song with promises of running away from everything disturbing and quiet admiration.
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I Don't Want It at All – Kim Petras:
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is to sit in quiet, turn off the lights, and listen to this bop. Once you are in the vibe, you’d catch yourself outside dancing while blasting this all summer long. That’s the power of this happy song!
September — Earth, Wind & Fire:
September was an instant hit when Earth, Wind & Fire released this catchy song celebrating gorgeous fall weather in the late 1970s. While it’s literally talking about September, and appreciating how it feels to have the fall weather around us.
it’s an upbeat song that’ll have you smiling no matter how many times you’ve heard it.
Can't Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake:
It's true, you can't stop some feelings or deny them. And the strongest of those feelings is my friend, happiness!
This song was originally made for a Trolls movie, which is literally about tiny, adorable, overly-happy elves. The melody was basically fictional in a lab to put a smile on your face!
Spice Up Your Life – The Spice Girls:
Spice Girls fans know it all!
We already know that the group put out so many good jams back in the day, but the song "Spice Up Your Life" is the best of the bests. How else would any of us have known to slam it to the left if we're having a good time and shake it to the right if we know that we feel fine?