You do not have to look very hard today online or on television to get news of gloom and doom. The technology that makes us interconnected with people from around the globe also means that it is possible for us to hear 24/7 about tragedy and hardship in the world. Sometimes it is enough to make you want to bury your head in pillows and make a multi-day retreat from society.
Instead how about filling your brain with thoughts that make you happy. It is so much easier to think clearly and make good decisions when you come from a place of positivity. And music is just the thing to get you tapping your feet and in a good frame of mind.
Check out these 29 Songs To Make You Smile. **Although many of these songs are family friendly, a few including the videos are more grown-up oriented. Please use your discretion.
Beautiful Day By U2
Celebration By Kool & The Gang
Cha Cha Cha By Jimmy Luxury
Don’t Stop Believin’ By Journey
Don’t Worry Be Happy By Bobby McFerrin
Electric Boogie By Marcia Griffiths
Everybody By Ingrid Michaelson
Feel It Featuring Mr. TalkBox By TobyMac
Footloose By Kenny Loggins
God Is On the Move By 7eventh Time Down
Greased Lightning from Grease
Happy By Pharrell Williams
Iko Iko By The Dixie Cups
Lovely Day By Bill Withers
Put The Lime In The Coconut By Harry Nilsson
Safe and Sound By Capital Cities
September By Earth, Wind & Fire
Shout By The Isley Brothers
Stayin’ Alive By Bee Gees
Steal My Sunshine By Len
The Lion Sleeps Tonight By Jimmy Cliff
Tubthumping By Chumbawamba
Tutti Frutti By Little Richard
Under The Boardwalk By The Drifters
Uptown Funk By Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Walk Like An Egyptian By The Bangles
Walking On Sunshine By Katrina & The Waves
What a Wonderful World By Sam Cooke
YMCA By Village People
I would love to hear about any songs not on the list that make you happy. Be sure and leave a comment below so all of us can check out your suggestions.
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Mother of 3 says
Some really great, upbeat songs!
Upbeat is a great thing these days!
Yes to this playlist!