What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you have a great playlist ready to go. But wait… what’s this? Your mood has taken a turn for the worse because of an argument with your significant other, or maybe it’s just that you’re tired from everything going on in your life. Well, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with 29 to feel good songs that will instantly lift your spirits and make sure those blues stay away!
Let’s jump into the best happy feel good songs without further ado!
1. Happy – Pharrell Williams
The title of this song speaks for itself. It is a very upbeat and cheerful tune that will have you feeling on top of the world in no time. It doesn’t matter how down you are. The lyrics of the song are bound to have you smiling again. When you listen to the words, you will realize that your happiness is your priority, and you are the one in charge, no one else.
2. Shake it off – Taylor Swift
This is a great song to listen to when feeling down about yourself. It is all about shaking off the haters and moving on with your life. Let’s face it; haters are meant to keep you on your toes. The important part is never to let them get to you no matter what they say or do against you.
3. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
This 80s classic will have you dancing in no time! It is an incredibly happy and upbeat song that will put a smile on your face. The song’s lyrics talk about walking through life with a smile and not letting anything stand in your way. Remember, you only have one life to live, so live it happily.
4. Love on Top – Beyoncé
Beyoncé is one of those artists that can make any song sound happy. Her voice is so powerful, and her beats are infectious. This song is about a woman in love and wants to enjoy life with the person she loves. It is a great tune to listen to when you feel down because it will remind you that there is someone out.
5. Sunday Best – Surfaces
For many people, Sunday is their favorite day of the week. If you’re anything like us, your schedule is not as busy, and there aren’t as many things to worry about compared to the other days in the week. This song captures that feeling perfectly with its catchy tune and lyrics, “it’s Sunday best.”
6. My Way – Aloe Blacc
This song is a great one to listen to when struggling with life. Especially if it seems like everything in your life has gone wrong, and there is nowhere else for things to go but up. The song’s lyrics have an underlying message that no matter what happens in this world, you can rise above anything put in front of you.
7. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
When it comes to happy songs, you cannot have a list without this tune. It is one of the most upbeat and happy-sounding songs ever heard. The lyrics are all about having a good time and not letting anyone or anything bring you down. It is a song about living life to the fullest and not caring what others think.
8. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
This song is a rock ballad that will get you out of any funk. It has an incredibly catchy tune and lyrics that are bound to have you singing along in no time. As the title suggests, this song talks about believing in love and not caring what anyone else thinks about your feelings for someone.
9. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Another classic tune that will have you singing along in no time! The song’s lyrics talk about not letting anything get to you and surviving through it all. In a way, these lyrics are empowering because they remind us that we can handle just about anything if we put our minds to it. So the next time you’re feeling down, just put this song on and remind yourself that “I Will Survive.”
10. Turn up the Music – Chris Brown
This is one of our favorite songs to listen to when we’re getting ready for a night out. It has a compelling beat that makes me want to dance in no time at all! The lyrics talk about turning up the music and living your life to the fullest.
11. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
This song needs no introduction. It was one of the biggest hits of the 70s and is still one of the most popular songs today. The lyrics are all about enjoying life while you can and not taking things for granted. There is always something to be happy about.
12. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
This song was one of our go-to’s for a wedding day. This is one of the most upbeat songs about love that exists! It has an incredibly catchy tune that you can’t help but sing along to in no time at all. The lyrics are all about being happy with who you are, loving yourself, and not caring what other people say because “it’s something new.”
13. The Way – Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller
This is a great song to listen to when feeling down because it has such an upbeat feel. The song’s lyrics talk about having fun in life and not caring what other people think of your decisions, “I’m doing me,” they say! Everything will be ok.
14. I Love It – Icona Pop ft Charli XCX
This song has an incredibly catchy beat and lyrics that make us want to dance every time we hear them! The vibe of this tune is one of pure happiness, which always makes us feel good when we’re having a bad day.
15. Wake Me Up – Avicii
This is one of those songs that you cannot help but love! It has a joyful sound with lyrics about making the most out of life and not caring what other people think. These are some great messages to live by, so if you are ever feeling down, I suggest you put this song on and take a page out of its book!
16. Girls Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi got one thing right with this song! Girls want to have fun! This is a classic 80’s song with an incredibly catchy beat and lyrics. The vibe of this one is all about having a good time with your friends, which makes it the perfect mood booster for when you are feeling down.
17. I’m Coming Out – Diana ross
This song deserves its place on this list just for the sheer power of Diana Ross’ vocals! The lyrics of this song are all about coming out and being proud of who you are. It is a great song to listen to since it echoes the message that you should never be ashamed of who you are.
18. Pocket Full of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
Suppose there is something that Natasha continues to prove that she never fails to put out a feel-good song! This is one of our favorite songs that she has ever done. It has such an upbeat vibe with lyrics about finding the sunshine in life even when you can’t see it. Things don’t always have to be dark.
19. I want to Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
This is one of those songs that are just fun to listen to! It has a very upbeat tune with lyrics all about going out into life and making your dreams come true; it’s an incredibly positive song that makes you feel like wanting to dance with somebody as it plays.
20. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
This is a popular song among all sorts of people, not just the hippies! It has a great sound with lyrics about staying positive no matter what life throws at you. Bear in mind that there are always things worth smiling about in your life.
21. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
This is one of the best happy songs ever written, in our opinion! The Beatles are known for their happy tunes, and this song has an unforgettable sound with lyrics all about finding love. It’s a great tune to listen to when you are down because it will remind you that things get better if you have hope.
22. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
Mary is speaking something we can all relate to with this song. It has a positive vibe with lyrics about being happy no matter what life throws your way. This is a great positive song to listen to when you are feeling down because it will remind you that no matter how bad things seem, you are still just fine.
23. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
They say that what you believe is what you will see, and these positive songs are all about believing in yourself. It has a very upbeat sound with lyrics all about staying positive no matter how bad things seem because life always gets better if we keep looking ahead. Always remember that there’s so much more to your life, and maybe this day could be the best one yet.
24. Good Life – OneRepublic
One thing about OneRepublic is that they never fail to put out an incredibly uplifting song, which does not disappoint. It has a very upbeat sound with lyrics all about being grateful for the good life you have. Remember all the good things in your life and how lucky you are.
25. Keep On Dancing – The Gentrys
This song has a funky sound that will get you up and dancing in no time! It has lyrics all about keeping your head up high and staying positive through the good and bad times. There is always something to be happy about in your life.
26. We are the Champions – Queen
This song is a classic for a reason! It has an upbeat sound with lyrics all about never giving up. It is a great reminder that you can always come out on top no matter how hard things seem.
27. That’s the Way It Is – Celine Dion
This happy songs is all about feeling good and having a great time. It has great beats, and the lyrics are all about being grateful for life’s little pleasures; this would be great since it will remind you that there are always reasons to smile no matter how bad things seem.
28. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
James Brown has never failed to put out a great hit, and this is one of his best! It has lyrics all about getting through life with your head held high no matter what happens. There’s always something worth smiling about, even in the most challenging times.
29. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
No matter what your family is like, this song will make you feel happy and connected to them. It has awesome lyrics about being there for each other through thick and thin. This would be great because it will remind you that you always have someone there for you no matter what.
As the Head Editor at Music Grotto, Liam edits content produced from over 30 professional music/media journalists and contributing writers. He works closely with journalists and other staff to format and publish music content for the Music Grotto website. Liam is also the founding member of Music Grotto and is passionate in disseminating editorial content to its readers.