65 Songs That Bring Good Mood Into Your Life

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Sad? Must not be! We’ve picked 65 happy songs that will put you in a good mood right away.

Music is a powerful tool: even studies have shown that a good beat can relieve stress or anxiety and even promote heart health.

No one should have to leave the house without a playlist of the best good mood songs!

(At the end of the article, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The best good mood songs:

01. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy


The good mood is already in the name of this song. Although the song was released in 1988, every child knows it.

The melody is catchy, everybody can sing the lyrics sing along and everyone can whistle along to the part in between.

A song that appeals to us not to take life’s worries so seriously and to just be happy, opens this list.

02. Smash Mouth – All Star


All Star is the most famous song by the band Smash Mouth. The 1999 song gained special popularity through the movie Shrek, in which it is played right at the beginning to introduce the green, ill-tempered main character. As a result, the song is still very well known today and reminds us of the grumpy Shrek, who nevertheless makes us cheerful.

In the American Billboard Hot 100, the song landed at number four.

03. Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)


This catchy tune from the 2010 World Cup is still very well remembered by all of us. With its lively melody and catchy chorus, the song is definitely a feel-good song that everyone loves to sing along to.

Also in the international charts, the song of the Colombian singer Shakira was an absolute success. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain the song reached number one in the charts. The song stayed in the German charts for 75 weeks and even reached second place in the annual charts.

04. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World


On Top of the World is a song by the American band Imagine Dragons. It is one of the most popular songs of the band, which is easy to catch and radiates positive energy.

The song gained additional fame through its use in animated films such as “The Croods” or “Angry Birds”. These funny movies inspire young and old alike, which is why a song that appears in these films automatically puts you in a good mood.

05. Culcha Candela – On their own


The reggae/hip-hop band Culcha Candela consists of musicians from different countries of origin. Therefore, the songs of the band from Berlin are a relaxed, international mixture, which makes the good mood and whose lyrics are quickly memorized. Admittedly, only a part of the lyrics are memorable, as most of them are sung too fast, but it’s a positive energy that Von Allein radiates that makes the band’s songs good mood songs.

Von Allein reached number 15 in the German single charts and stayed in the charts for 35 weeks.

06. Spice Girls – Wannabe


The Spice Girls – Who does not know them? Even children who were born far after the Girl band is born can do something with the hit Wannabe.

Not everyone can sing along to the lyrics, but just trying is always fun and puts you in a good mood.

The song was the first single of the British band and was released in 1996. The song reached number one in the singles charts in over 30 countries! The song stayed in the German charts for 22 weeks, and in the British charts for 26 weeks.

07. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)


Scottish band The Proclaimers released the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” back in 1988. But the song became really famous when it was used as a soundtrack in the 1993 film Benny and Joon. The band also benefited from the film’s popularity, reaching the third place on the U.S. charts.

In the United Kingdom, the song even climbed to the top of the charts. With its somehow weird melody and slightly romantic lyrics, the hit is not only a good mood song but also very multifaceted.

08. Peter Fox – Everything new


Peter Fox became known as a member of the band Seeed. The song “Alles Neu” was the first single as a solo artist. The song reached the top 10 of the single charts in Germany.

The song is not a classic good mood hit but convinces with its relaxed beat. The use of percussion instruments gives the hard lines a soft touch and the whole song something of a drastic but positive new beginning.

09. Elton John – I’m Still Standing


Elton John is an extravagant musician from England, who became known not only for his sometimes shrill outfits but especially for his musical diversity. “I’m Still Standing” was released as early as 1983 and since then it has remained constantly in the minds of people. The single also stayed in the international charts for a long time.

It even reached number one in Switzerland and fourth place in the German charts.

Through the use in the animated film “Sing” from 2016, the song also became known among younger generations. With its snappy melody and a strong message, this song is definitely a song that makes you happy.

10. Daft Punk – Get Lucky ft. Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers


Not much needs to be said about this good mood song because the joy is already in its name. We all want to be happy and when Get Lucky is playing somewhere, it’s already the first step in this (and therefore the right) direction.

Get Lucky is a long-term project of the French duo Daft Punk, which was created in cooperation with the US singer Pharell Williams. After one and a half years the song was finished and as is well known, what lasts long becomes good. This is also proven by the ranking in the charts: In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, and France the song reached number one.

11. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine


This song is in absolute earworm. When you hear it, it just stays in your head.

What also stays is the feeling of positive energy and a good mood, which this hit definitely radiates.

Even though the hit song of the British-American band has been around for a few years, it is still extremely popular. In 1985, when the hit was released, it reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was also very successful on the international singles charts.

12. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now


This song radiates pure energy. When this song is playing, no one can sit still.

The song by the British rock band Queen was released back in 1978. Although the song is now considered one of the band’s most successful and was voted the Greatest Driving Song by viewers of the series Top Gear in 2005, it achieved only moderate chart success. In the British singles charts, it was enough for ninth place and that was the world’s best chart position.

Even though the charts disagreed at the time: This song is an incredible hit. This song is bursting with power and definitely puts you in a good mood and creates new Motivation.

13. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars


This relevant hit by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars has not only made it to this list but is also on the list of the most viewed Youtube videos. No wonder, because this song just radiates joy and good humor.

The track, which was released in 2014, topped the UK and US charts. In the Billboard Hot 100, the song topped the list for 14 weeks. The catchy tune also stayed in the German charts for over 50 weeks and reached third place.

14. Mark Forster – Choirs


The song Choirs, released in 2016, was penned (among others) by German pop singer Mark Forster, who also sings it. This song manages to build up everyone again who is going through a low point.

That’s why this song made it into this list.

The lyrics are quickly memorized and soon everyone can sing along with them. In this sense: “I let confetti rain for you. I’ll pour it on you, shout your name from all the speakers, the best person is you!”

15. Buddy vs. DJ The Wave – Off to the south


This song almost belongs to the category “Party Hits” but it’s on this list because it somehow makes you in a good mood. Sooner or later, everyone has the wish to just pack their bags, get on a plane and go on vacation somewhere.

This song is exactly about that and it just makes you feel good.

The hit reached number two in the German single charts and even number one in Austria. 2003 Ab in den Süden was the German summer hit of the year in Austria and was awarded a gold record in Germany.

16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop feat. Wanz


Admittedly: This song is not necessarily suitable for a karaoke evening or generally to sing along, but it still makes a good mood. With a catchy melody that really quickly stays in your head, this song is an absolute earworm.

Partly funny elements skillfully round off the hit from 2012 to an entertaining track.

What was not originally planned to be this way, surprisingly became a big success: in ten countries the single reached the first place of the single charts. In Germany, it was only enough for second place in the charts, but the track received several awards in Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand.

17. Die Fantastischen Vier – Together feat. Clueso


The Fantastic Four is a German hip-hop band, existed since 1986. They are known for producing the odd upbeat song that fans can passionately sing along to.

This includes the hit song “Together,” released in 2018 in cooperation with the German singer Clueso came into being.

The song reached second place in the German charts and was declared the official World Cup song of the 2018 World Cup by ARD. The song was played before every World Cup match. Therefore, almost everyone knows the melody and lyrics of the song, which is very life-affirming and positive.

18. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl


This song may be the oldest on this list, but it doesn’t have any less good-mood hit potential than the others because of it. Northern Irish singer Van Morrison wrote the song in 1967 and released it the same year.

This song is perhaps a bit quieter than other songs on the list, but it is simply beautiful. It’s a song that just makes you happy and gives off positive vibes. Probably that was the reason why “Brown Eyed Girl” was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s.

The song is also number 109 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

19. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky


Who is not happy about a day with beautiful weather, where the blue sky can be seen? This is probably what the guys of the British band Electric Light Orchestra thought when they wrote the lyrics of this song.

In fact, the song was written after a long period of rain in 1977.

In the German charts, the song lasted ten weeks and reached number 27. In Great Britain, it reached number nine. The song gained new fame through the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

2” from 2017. A song that Groot dances to can only make you happy, right?

20. Pharrell Williams – Happy


On place 20 this pure good mood lands. Happy was released in 2013 and reached the top of the singles charts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.S. and the U.K.

Happy is a song that’s not only great to sing along to, but also to dance along with can. This is exactly what many people around the world did after the song is released. On the Internet, there are numerous videos of happy people dancing to Happy.

21. Nathan Lane – Hakuna Matata

The best feel-good song site:
“”Hakuna Matata” (No Worries)”

22. Young the Giant – Cough Syrup

The best good mood song site:
“Life is too short to take it too seriously”

23. MGMT – Kids

Best good mood song part:
“We liked to see you laugh / You picked insects off plants / No time to think of consequences”

24. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)

The best good mood song part:
“da ba dee da ba di / da ba dee da ba di / da ba dee Da ba di / da ba dee da ba di”

25. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me

The Best Good Mood Song Site:
“Man… / I don’t know what to do / Say you didn’t do it / Okay…”

26. Nine Days – Absolutely (Story of a Girl)

The best good mood song part:
Translation: “And while she looks so sad in the photos, / I love her so much / when she smiles…”

27. Christina Aguilera – What a Girl Wants

The best feel good song part:
“Thank you, thank you for / giving me / what I want and what I need.”

28. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

The best feel-good song part:
“I know we’re gonna have a blast / When we get going and get out / And just go for it”

29. Beyonce – Crazy in Love

Best feel-good song part:
“It’s the beat my heart beats faster when I’m with you / But I still don’t understand / How the love you give me can’t be matched by anyone else”

30. Christina Aguilera – Come On Over Baby

The best good mood song part:
“(All I want is you) / Come on over baby / (All I want is you) You’re making me go crazy”

31. T.I. – Live Your Life

The best good mood song part:
“So live your life (Oh!) ay ay”

32. OK Go – Here It Goes Again

The best good mood song part:
“Oh, oh / Oh, here we go / Yeah, oh, here we go again / Hey, hey / Oh, here we go / Okay”

33. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again

The best good mood song part:
“Oops!…I did it again / I played with your heart / Lost myself in the game / Oh baby, baby / Oops! …You think I’m in love / That I’ve been sent from heaven / I’m not that innocent”

34. Pink – U and Ur Hand

The best good mood song passage:
“I’m not here for your entertainment / You don’t really want to mess with her tonight.”

35. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie

The best good mood song passage:
“Oh baby when you talk like that / You make a woman go crazy / So be wise and move on / Reading the signs of my body.”

36. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

The best feel-good song site:
“Well, so one, two, three, take my hand and come with me / Because you’re so good looking / That I really want you to be mine”

37. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

The best good mood song part:
“This is my life / it’s now or never / I’m not going to live forever / I just want to live while I’m alive”

38. The Kooks – Shine On

The best good mood song part:
“Shine, shine, shine on / Yea / Oh, won’t you shine, shine on?”

39. U2 – Beautiful Day

The best feel-good song part:
“It’s a beautiful day, The sky opens up / And you feel like it’s a beautiful day / Don’t let it go by”

40. Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away

The best good mood song site:
“Oh, I wanna go away / I wanna fly away / Yea, yea, yea”

41. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

The best good mood song part:
“Up again, Back on the road / Had my time, took my chances. / Have persevered, now I stand on my feet again. / Just a man and his will to survive.”

42. Junior Senior – Move your Feet

The best good mood song part:
“Got up again, Back on the road / Had my time, took my chances. / Have persevered, now I stand on my feet again. / Just a man and his will to survive.”

43. Westlife – Uptown Girl

The best good mood song part:
“Capital city girl / She’s my capital city girl / You know I’m in love / With a capital city girl”

44. Dr. Alban – It’s My Life

The Best Good Mood Song Site:
(It’s my life) / It’s my life, my troubles / (It’s my life) / It’s my life, my troubles”

45. Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams

The best feel good song part:
You make my dreams come true.

46. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The best good mood song:
“One day I’ll send a wish to a star / Wake up where the clouds are far behind me / Where trouble just melts like lemon candy.”

47. Hanson – MMMBop

Best feel-good song part:
“Mmm bop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du”

48. Blind Melon – No Rain

The best feel good song part:
“You know, today I want to keep my cheeks dry / So stay with me and I’ll be fine.”

49. MIKA – Lollipop

The best good mood song part:
“Mama tells me what I need to know / Too much candy rots your soul / If she loves you, let her go / ‘Cause love only drags you down.”

50. You Make My Dreams Come True – John Oates

The best feel good song part:
“Oh yeah you make my dreams come true / (ooh oooh ooh ooh) Of course!”

51. Intro – The XX

The best good mood song passage:
“Song has no lyrics. The melody does it!

52. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The best good mood song site:
“Don’t worry / Be happy”

53. R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People

The best feel-good song part:
“shining, happy people holding hands / shining, happy people laughing”

54. Outkast – Hey Ya

The best good mood song part:
“Don’t try to fight the feeling because the thought alone is killing me right now.”

55. Sara Bareilles – Love Song

The best good mood song part:
“I’ll wander all seven seas if I think there’s a reason to write you a love song.”

56. Duffy – Mercy

The best good mood song passage:
“I don’t know what you’re doing, but you’re doing it right. I’ve fallen under your spell.”
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57. Song 2 – Blur

The best feel good song:
“Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo!”
“I don’t know what you’re doing, but you’re doing it right.

I am under your spell.”

58. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

The best good mood song part:
“Live now, just be yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s enough for someone else.”

59. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl

The best feel-good song part:
“So I’m gonna fight, I’m gonna give it my all, I’m gonna bring you down, I’m gonna give it to you right – that’s right. I’m the last one standing and someone else is eating dust.”

60. Gavin DeGraw – I Don’t Want To Be

The best good mood song part:
“I’m tired of looking around and wondering what I should do, or who I should be. i don’t want to be anyone but me.”

61. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

Best feel good song part:
“I hope you have the time of your life / But think twice / That’s my only advice.”

62. DJ Sammy – Heaven

The best feel good song part:
“Love is all I need and I found it in your heart. It’s not too hard to see, We’re in heaven.”

63. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

The best good mood song part:
“But since you left I can breathe for the first time. I’m moving forward, yeah yeah thanks to you. Now I get what I want since you left.”

64. M.I.A. – Paper Planes

The best good mood songs:
“All is want to do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!) / And then (KKKAAAA CHING!) / take your money.”

65. Blink 182 – All the Small Things

The best good mood song:
Translation: “Late at night I come home / Work sucks / I know she put roses on my stairs / Surprises show me she cares.”

Good Mood Spotify Playlist:

There’s sure to be something for every musical taste in this list. Every generation will find at least one song here that will put you in a good mood. The best way is to put all the songs in a playlist and play them one after the other.

How to turn any day, no matter how bad, around for the better. With this concentrated load of positive energy, there’s simply no room for worry or moping. In this sense: Have fun listening, singing, and dancing along.

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