Top 21 Happiest Songs Ever

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21 Happiest Songs Ever

You know that we are into happiness in a big way here at You, Improved. We believe that music is one of the best ways to improve your mood, particularly when you play one of the happiest songs we have handpicked for you. Science has a few things to say about what makes a happy song. The average pop song has a tempo around 118 beats per minute (bpm). Feel good songs usually push the tempo up to between 140 – 150 bpm. Typically, these songs are in major keys and, if they have lyrics, the lyrics are positive. But some songs that make you happy have some emotional tie that can negate all of the above.

So, let’s get started listening to our big list of the 20 happiest songs ever. The first link will take you to Amazon, where you can buy the mp3. These are affiliate links which earn me a small commission but don’t affect your costs. The second link takes you to Youtube for a free earful.

The first 10 songs are my personal favorites and are in no particular order. The others have been crowdsourced from among my friends and family members, as well as my Twitter followers. You’ll notice a decided slant to 60s and 70s tunes. Not apologizing.

And, I’ve just set up a Youtube playlist for these.

  1. Cliffs of Dover, Eric Johnson – Youtube
  2. Come Dancing, The Kinks – Youtube
  3. Birthday, The Beatles – Youtube
  4. Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffett – Youtube
  5. Wild Night, John Mellencamp (although the original by Van Morrison is also superb) – Youtube
  6. Funk 49, The James Gang – Youtube
  7. Mambo #5, Lou Bega – Youtube
  8. Footloose, Kenny Loggins – Youtube
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen – Youtube
  10. I Feel Good, James Brown – Youtube
  11. Brown-Eyed Girl, Van Morrison – Youtube
  12. YMCA, Village People – Youtube
  13. Paris, Ooh La-La, Grace Potter – Youtube
  14. Gettin’ Jiggy With It, Will Smith – Youtube
  15. Don’t Stop Believing, Journey – Youtube
  16. Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah, Louis Armstrong – Youtube
  17. Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys – Youtube
  18. Happy, Pharrell Williams – Youtube
  19. Don’t Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin – Youtube
  20. The Twist, Chubby Checker – Youtube
  21. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves – Youtube

Now, send me your favorites and get them on this list because it’s going to get bigger.

About the author

Harry Hoover

Harry is an author, writer-for-hire, speaker, and publisher of You, Improved. He has written three books: Get Glad - Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

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