Feeling down? Feeling like nothing is going your way? Turn the frown upside down! These songs will instantly make you feel happy. So, put them in a playlist and press play! (Or, you could listen to the one we provided down below)
“Off the Wall” – Michael Jackson
Don’t play this in a quiet area. You might just get up and start singing along. You can’t deny this oldie but goodie. This song just makes you feel happy. Forget the 9 to 5 for a minute and think about the good times and create more for yourself. You heard Michael Jackson: “Life ain’t so bad at all/ If you live it off the wall..”
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars could do no wrong. The title track of his latest album, 24K Magic, gets you in a party mood instantly. A perfect way to sneak a dance break during studying or during the dull of a workday. You just want to be in your best clothes and hit the town with your best friends, as it should be. This makes you excited for the weekend!
“Just Dance” – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s first staple hit. I was thinking, “Who is she? Dressing so boldly and acting wild?” Whatever your opinion was of her, you could not deny this infectious tune. Next thing you know, this song is on repeat with you dancing in the mirror. It’s okay. No shame here! So rock out to this Lady Gaga classic! I won’t judge you!
“Put Your Record On” – Corinne Bailey Rae
Sip on some tea or Moscato on a summer day with this song by Corinne Bailey Rae playing in the background. Her voice and the melody of the song just makes you want to lay in a hammock or run in front of some sprinklers on a warm afternoon. I love this song and the laidback vibe. Makes you want the semester to be over or the summer to be here.
“Good Life” – Kanye West ft. T-Pain
Like the song title suggest, live it up. You’re taking a trip with Kanye and T-pain. And, even if you don’t have the money to spend, the high energy of Yeezy and T-Pain will make it seem like you do! You can’t help and scream “I’m Good!”
Bonus Track: “Buddy Holly” – Weezer
If you like alternative-rock or rock-pop, this is for you. It is one of Weezer’s most popular songs… with good reason. The drums and the awesome guitar riffs make you want to rock out and pretend you’re in the band. Aside from the music, the song is about loyalty to a friend despite outside opinions. True friendship! You gotta love it. Now that’s something to smile about.
Do you like these go-to happy songs? Do you have some of your own? We could always have more happy songs. Let us know below!