We all have those songs that, regardless of how crappy our days have been, never fail to lift our spirits. The ones that put a little extra pep in our step and give us a reason to smile at the world even when it feels like it’s working against us.
These are just a few of our all time favorite mood-boosting tracks that are sure to help turn any bad day back around. What are your go-to happy songs?
1. Andy Grammer – “Keep Your Head Up”
You gotta keep your head up…It is seriously impossible not to smile when this song comes on. Even if you’re not a big Any Grammar fan (which I am not), this track can turn any shitty day right back around.
2. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Put Your Records On”
Not only is this song an instant mood-booster, but the music video just makes you feel better about life. Wherever Corinne Bailey Rae is riding her bike looks like the most beautiful place on earth and we want to be there. Girl put your records on…
3. OneRepublic – “Good Life”
This is gonna be a good life…aside from the fact that the lyrics to this song are so upbeat and positive, I always associate it with the scene in Easy A where Emma Stone starts searching for answers and turning her life around.
4. Modest Mouse – “Float On”
Nothing says happy quite like Modest Mouse. Even if you’re really struggling today, keep your chin up because we all float on okay.
5. Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten”
I don’t know what it is about Natasha Bedingfield that just puts me in a great mood, but I’m not mad about it. Today is where your book begins…
6. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child”
It’s pretty much impossible to stay in a bad mood when you listen to any kind of EDM, let alone Swedish House Mafia. This song in particular, is one that gets every crowd dancing and singing. It’s also a great one for your workout playlist.
7. Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”
Anytime you’re feeling down on yourself, leave it to Bruno Mars to make you feel like the queen you are.
8. Phillip Phillips – “Gone, Gone, Gone”
This song was such a one hit wonder, but we can’t get enough of it. Not to mention, the music video is adorable AF, like an old movie we’d love to be a part of.
9. The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Even if you’re not a big Black Eyed Peas fan (because tbh, I’m not), this song is contagious. Maybe it’s because they played it at so many of my school dances, but something about it makes me nostalgic and happy.
10. Bleachers – “I Wanna Get Better”
Though this song starts out a bit dark, the chorus just makes you love life. Bleachers is one of those bands who can make anyone’s day better…better, better.
11. Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”
We know you’ve probably heard this song a million and one times, but you have to admit when you hear those beginning notes, you get an instant dose of euphoria.
12. The Naked And Famous – “Young Blood”
The Naked And Famous are another one of those groups that you want to blast on the radio while you drive with the windows down. Try and be pissed off to this song, we dare you.