Music is known to lift our spirits, remind us of special moments, make us dance and put a smile on our face. As we all know, music is and always has been an important part of any culture. Music helps us express emotions, share cultural mores and no less important, cheer us up when we need it.
There are so many popular happy songs from every genre and time period. Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow "from the 1939 movie of the Wizard of Oz is a true classic as is Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". The 60's "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys is another one sure to make one smile. Same goes for The Monkees' "I'm a Believer", Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun".
There is no shortage of songs that make you happy from the 70's and 80's with Johnny Nash's "I can see clearly now", Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop", Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta's "You're the One That I Want", as well as: Katrina and the Waves' "Walking On Sunshine", Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
Feel good, bouncy happy songs from the 90's include: Deee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart", Aqua's "Barbie Girl", Madonna's "Ray of Light" and Ace of Base's "The Sign". The 2000's, continue to pump up a plethora of songs of cheers, including the hits: U2's "Beautiful Day", OutKast's "Hey Ya!", Rhianna's "Umbrella" and the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling".
So when you're having a dreary day or feeling blue, just tune in to one of your favorite happy songs or to a song to which we made reference in this list and it might just make you smile or think of a happy moment you had and turn your day around!