On the road to happiness, it’s crucial to have good music.
Research shows your favorite tunes can boost your mood. Even sad music can have a therapeutic effect. Not only that, there’s solace to be found in lyrics. Some of the most poetic, realest happiness advice can be found in the words of our favorite songs. Take the song “Happy” by Natasha Bedingfield, for example, which explains the perks of being grateful for what’s in front of you:
Got my dreams, got my life, got my love
Got my friends, got the sunshine above
Why am I making this hard on myself
When there’s so many beautiful reasons I have to be happy
But “Happy” isn’t the only song that can give you a reason to be joyful. Ready to get to a sunny state of mind? As part of our January happiness challenge, we’ve gathered several happy songs below to help put you in a joyful mood. Press play and find your bliss.
Here Comes The Sun — The Beatles
Happy — Natasha Bedingfield
Shake It Out — Florence + The Machine
Happy Together — The Turtles
Alright — Darius Rucker
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough — Michael Jackson
Happy — Pharrell Williams
Don’t Worry Be Happy — Bobby McFerrin
Happiness — The Fray
Pursuit Of Happiness — Kid Cudi
Better Days — The Goo Goo Dolls
Life Is Wonderful — Jason Mraz
You Make My Dreams — Hall & Oates
Love On Top — Beyoncé
Rather Be — Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Don’t Stop Believin’ — Journey
Good Vibrations — The Beach Boys
Groove Is In The Heart — Deee-Lite
Hey Ya! — OutKast
Don’t Wait Too Long — Madeleine Peyroux
Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again — Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland
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