41 Feel-Good Songs Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

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Life can suck sometimes, but a happy song is sometimes all you need to feel better.

Everyone feels low every now and then, and while these moods aren't always easily remedied, sometimes all you need is a happy song to pick you up and get you out of that funk. Here, we've compiled some of our favourite songs about happiness lyrics to help lighten your mood.

1. "Love Today" by Mika

I've been crying for so long
Fighting tears just to carry on
But now, but now, it's gone away

2. "Happy" by Pharell Williams

I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don't care baby by the way

3. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars)

If we show up, we gon' show out
Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy

4. "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + the Machine

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height
By someone who should know better than that

5. "Mmmbop" by Hanson

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop

(The verses are actually pretty sad, but let's ignore that and just sing along to the happy melody lol.)

6. "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness

I want to kiss you every minute, every hour, every day
You got me in a spin but everything is A.OK!

7. "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

Oh don't you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
I said you're holding back
She said shut up and dance with me

8. "Love On Top" by Beyoncé

I can feel the sun whenever you're near
Every time you touch me I just melt away

9. "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you

10. "Best Song Ever" by One Direction

And we danced all night to the best song ever
We knew every line, now I can't remember

11. "Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee

My head is a box full of nothing
And that's the way I like it

12. "I Really Like You" by Carly Rae Jepsen

I really wanna stop but I just got the taste for it
I feel like I could fly with the boy on the moon

13. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

14. "1234" by Feist

Oh, uh oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, uh oh, you know who you are

15. "Tightrope" by Janelle Monáe

I tip on alligators and little rattlesnakers
But I'm another flavor
Something like a terminator

16. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" by The Talking Heads

Oh! I got plenty of time
Oh! You got light in your eyes

17. "Happy Together" by The Turtles

When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

18. "Daydream" by The Lovin' Spoonful

And even if time ain’t really on my side
It’s one of those days for takin' a walk outside

19. "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae

Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don't need to worry

20. "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey

Dream lover come rescue me
Take me up take me down
Take me anywhere you want to baby now

21. "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

22. "Don't Leave Me [Ne Me Quitte Pas]" by Regina Spektor

I love Paris in the rain, I love Paris in the rain
And I love, I love, I love in the rain

23. "Take a Chance on Me" by ABBA

Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

24. "Black Magic" by Little Mix

Take a sip of my secret potion
I'll make you fall in love
For a spell that can't be broken
One drop should be enough

25. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me

26. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

Now listen to what I said, in your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
But don't worry, be happy, be happy now

27. "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here

28. "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies

Don't let go of my hand
Now darkness has gone
This will be our year
Took a long time to come

29. "Beautiful Day" by U2

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

30. "New Soul" by Yael Naim

This is a happy end, come and give me your hand
I'll take you far away

31. "Float On" by Modest Mouse

Already we'll all float on
Now don't you worry we'll all float on alright

32. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

33. "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees

I'm in love, I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her if I tried

34. "(What a) Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke

But I do know that I love you,
And I know that if you love me, too,
What a wonderful world this would be

35. "Forever in Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond

And long as I can have you here with me
I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans

36. "ABC" by Jackson 5

It's like counting up to 3
Sing a simple melody
That's how easy love can be

37. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

It just takes some time
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine

38. "What You Don't Do" by Lianne La Havas

I know what I got and I know where we're going
You don't need to show it, I already know it all

39. "Clap Your Hands" by Sia 

Clap your hands, clap your hands
Turn the lights on my nights this is life and we only get one chance

40. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson

Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before

41. "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

I'm a racing car, passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go, go, go
There's no stopping me

Listen to the entire songs about happiness lyrics playlist here:

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