Songs to instantly put you in a good mood? Yes, please! Thank you Refinery 29 for putting together this list. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the music – Dr. Stevie
39 Songs to Put You In a Good Mood
You can click on the above link and it will take you right to Refinery 29’s link where you can click on each song. My blog only lists the songs. I do want to give a special shout out to my favorites on this list. I have put an * by the songs that have already been featured as a Song of the Day. Some have been featured several times, btw. #ImTrendy #MyFavs
- Friday I’m in Love, by the Cure
- This Must be the Place, by the Talking Heads *
- Build Me Up Buttercup, by the Foundations *
- Wouldn’t it be nice, by the Beach Boys *
- September by Earth Wind and Fire! * – a song about my birthday, the 21st day of September. How can this Not be the best song ever?
For the above five songs, I will include a direct link to that song. For the other 34, you will have to click on the above link, or the one I’m putting here so you don’t have to scroll back up. 🙂 The little comments after the songs are by Refinery 29, not me.
39 songs to instantly put you in a good mood
“HEY YA!” BY OUTKAST
THIS CLASSIC OUTKAST JAM MADE SPOTIFY’S HAPPIEST SONGS IN THE WORLD PLAYLIST, WHICH MAKES PERFECT SENSE. JUST TRY NOT TO DANCE ALONG IN YOUR HEAD. ANDRE 3000, CAN WE HAVE ANOTHER REUNION TOUR, PLEASE?
“DANCE APOCALYPTIC” BY JANELLE MONÁE
WHILE WE WAIT FOR NEW MUSIC FROM JANELLE, WE’LL HAVE TO MAKE DO WITH THIS UPBEAT, INFECTIOUS JAM FROM ELECTRIC LADY. SNAP ALONG
“HAPPY” BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
WE SWEAR THIS SONG WAS SCIENTIFICALLY ENGINEERED TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.
“ABC” BY THE JACKSON 5
ONE OF THE EARLIEST SIGNS OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S TALENT.
“HEAT WAVE” BY MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
SURE, THIS HAS BEEN COVERED MANY TIMES (BY THE SUPREMES, THE JAM, PHIL COLLINS, ETC) BUT THIS ORIGINAL MOTOWN JAM IS JUST A LITTLE MORE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.
“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC” BY THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL
ALSO SEE: DISNEY’S ALY & AJ COVER.
“DANCING IN THE STREET” BY DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER
TWO LEGENDARY MUSICIANS, ONE EPIC DANCE SONG THAT MIGHT JUST BE THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR MORNING BOOGIE JOG.
“FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE” BY THE CURE
IT MAY BE ABOUT HOW DREARY EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK IS, BUT THIS BRIGHT-HUED SONG HAS BECOME THE SOUNDTRACK TO MANY A ROM-COM.
“THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)” BY THE TALKING HEADS
JUST FOUR CHORDS REPEATED IN 5 MINUTES. SOMEHOW, THIS IS THE MOST HAPPY-GO-LUCKY TUNE IN EXISTENCE.
“SUNDAY CANDY” BY DONNIE TRUMPET & THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
SURF FROM CHANCE THE RAPPER AND HIS CREW IS FULL OF ENERGETIC, SONIC EXPLOSIONS. “SUNDAY CANDY” TONES IT DOWN BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE CHORUS.
“WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER” BY TAYLOR SWIFT
SURE, “SHAKE IT OFF” IS FUN, BUT SINGING ALONG TO THIS BREAKUP ANTHEM IS BY FAR THE BEST WAY TO END THE NIGHT.
“BRAVE” BY SARA BAREILLES
GO AHEAD — BREAK OUT INTO THIS STELLAR DANCE ROUTINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.
“LOVE ON TOP” BY BEYONCÉ
4 IS, BY FAR, QUEEN BEY’S HAPPIEST ALBUM, WITH ANTHEMS THAT SONICALLY SHOWCASE JUST HOW IN LOVE SHE IS. “LOVE ON TOP” IS AN INSTANT BOOST OF ENERGY, WITH SOARING VOCALS AND A CATCHY BACKGROUND CHORUS. THE KEY CHANGE HALF WAY THROUGH GETS US EVERY TIME.
“ROAR” BY KATY PERRY
OKAY, BUT SERIOUSLY, PRETTY MUCH EVERY KATY PERRY SINGLE IS HAPPY.
“MMMBOP” BY HANSON
THERE IS A REASON HANSON IS STILL SO POPULAR — AND IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF THEIR BEER, MMMHOP.
“KISS ME” BY SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
THE SONG THAT PLAYED IN OUR HEADS DURING EVERY HIGH SCHOOL MAKE-OUT SESSION.
ANOTHER STELLAR LOVE SONG FROM4, WHICH PROVES THAT GREAT SONGS AREN’T ALL ABOUT UNREQUITED LOVE.
“BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP” BY THE FOUNDATIONS
THEN AGAIN, SOME OF THEM ARE.
“TWIST AND SHOUT” BY THE BEATLES
NO REAL PERSON CAN LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND NOT SMILE (OR THINK OF FERRIS BUELLER).
“I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)” BY JAMES BROWN
THIS SONG SHOULD BE PLAYED AT EVERY WEDDING.
“AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH” BY MARVIN GAYE
BEST PLAYED WHEN DANCING WITH YOUR BFF AND SWEARING OFF ANYTHING THAT GETS BETWEEN YOUR FRIENDSHIP.
“UPTOWN GIRL” BY BILLY JOEL
SONICALLY, THIS IS A HAPPY SONG. JUST DON’T LISTEN TO THE LYRICS ABOUT CLASS STRATIFICATION.
“DANCING QUEEN” BY ABBA
THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR KARAOKE SONG TO SING THE WRONG LYRICS TO.
“GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN” BY CYNDI LAUPER
THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC IS PRETTY MUCH AN ANTHEM FOR DOING WHAT YOU WANT — AND HAVING A BALL.
“I WANT YOU BACK” BY THE JACKSON 5
PLEASE, ALSO LISTEN TO “ABC.”
“I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY” BY WHITNEY HOUSTON
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO “CHASE [YOUR] BLUES AWAY?” PLAY THIS SONG. GET UP AND DANCE.
“WOULDN’T IT BE NICE” BY THE BEACH BOYS
TO BE HONEST, GROWING UP ISN’T THAT GREAT. STILL A HAPPY SONG, THOUGH.
“DON’T STOP ME NOW” BY QUEEN
FUN FACT — A RANDOM SAMPLING OF 2,000 U.K. ADULTS FOUND THAT THIS WAS THE MOST POPULAR “FEEL-GOOD SONG.”
“SEPTEMBER” BY EARTH, WIND & FIRE
One last comment about the songs that make you happy. I recently heard from a friend I was quite chummy with in the 80’s (kindergarten) and he said, “Everytime I hear that Buttercup song, I think of you”. Guess I could have a worse legacy. 🙂
Love it or hate it, Here comes Daylight Savings Time!
Spring forward, Fall back. That’s how you remember. It will be nice that it’s light out at 7PM, but never fun to lose an hour of sleep. Of course you get that hour back November 6th, but you may not want to wait that long. If you are looking to plan a wedding or party, you should pick Saturday, November 5th, and add an hour of party time, since your guests gain an hour that night!
Gearing up for spring break and St. Patrick’s Day! Best week ever! I’m guessing there will be an early blog next week about St. Paddy’s Day!
And it’s Friday, Let the Shenanigans begin! Let’s!
And here’s then hoping I don’t leave the house that day!
Actually it can. Change your house clocks and don’t leave the house!