I know a lot of my happy songs make me happy because of a personal connection. Whether it’s songs I danced to as a student, had on in the car when I was a kid, or songs that I associate with a particular person, there’s a reason. Those songs throw me right back to the moment I was most happy, listening to that same song many moons ago.
Some songs, though, are just innately, intrinsically happy. Anyone listening to them would have to smile (surely?!).
So I thought I’d better start compiling a list of all those mood-lifting songs that get you singing along, jumping around, tapping your toes, swaying around and just plain HAPPY!
The Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
How could you not start tapping your feet when this comes on?
Bob Geldof – The Happy Club
The name says it all…
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Do You Believe in Magic?
Even the lyrics say that “it makes you feel happy like an old-time movie”
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
So uplifting it’s unreal.
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Personally, this takes me back to university aerobics classes with Dave… but I think it’s a happy song anyway!
The Monkees – I’m a Believer
This’ll get your head nodding along, body swaying, feet tapping…
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Sing along, and join in with the dance moves. Fab.
Spandau Ballet – Gold
It’s all about the loud “Gold!”
Tim Minchin – Prejudice/If I didn’t have you/Confessions
Giggles. Chuckles. Rolling on the floor hysterics.
Glenn Miller – In The Mood
Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
Join in with the “get down” (touch the floor) and “get up again” (jump!) and relive your primary school disco days…
B*witched – C’est la vie
Yes, as a ten year old I was singing “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours”, but how can you NOT love a song that contains the lyrics “Some people say I look like me dad. What?! Are you serious?” and “I’m the wolf today. I’ll huff I’ll puff, I’ll huff and puff and blow you away”?