Music can have a therapeutic effect, meaning that it can relax your mind and muscles and alleviate stress. Music can also be a great way to motivate yourself to push through an emotional time, strenuous exercise, or a long drive. Here, we’ve compiled a list of songs that we think will put you in a good mood – no matter your situation.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is an upbeat song that should make anyone feeling down get up to sing and dance. Although it is from the 1960s, the contagious melody and fun hook still ignite excitement and energy. Listen here.
The name says it all! “Happy” by Pharrell Williams hit No. 1 on music charts for a reason. The song can make you feel joy from simply listening to the beat. You are bound to hum the tune, if not bounce around dancing. Listen here.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars released “Uptown Funk” in 2014. This song is full of charisma and should have you dancing in no time. If you’re driving, try blasting the volume and singing your heart out, effectively getting all the stress out of your mind and body! Listen here.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” should make you feel empowered and ready to face whatever you are going through. Being able to pick yourself up from what is causing you stress or pain is powerful. Singing this can not only help you manifest the feeling of strength but also allow you to have fun along the way. Listen here.
“Counting Stars” by OneRepublic might seem like an odd choice because the song speaks about worries that keep you up at night. But it should also make you realize that you’re not alone while you enjoy the great beat. Listen here.
Suit & Tie
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z can fill you with a huge ego boost when listening to their song “Suit & Tie.” You should be inspired to look in the mirror, know you are amazing and deserving of good things. Listen here.
Let us know what your happy songs are in the comments below!