Top 65 Happy Songs That Will Make You Smile Playlist

These songs are the recipe of happiness: fun, catchy lyrics, great to sing along with but best off all they'll put you in a great mood

Music is known to be able to change your mood. It can boost you up or completely mellow you out. If you're feeling down and want to cheer up, some people find comfort in listening to depressing music, it being relateable to their current mood. Others, need a song that will make them smile so they can forget about their old mood. If you're part of the people belonging in the latter group, not only do we have just the song for you, we have got 65 happy songs that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face... let that smile shine!

The criteria for selecting our happy music is simple. We looked for tracks that have catchy beats, uplifting lyrics, have memorable lyrics that are easy to sing along to and are songs that make you want to get up and dance. Of course, not all of our happy songs meet the requirements but the more happy points they get, the higher they appear on the list.

These are the best cheery songs in our opinion and even though we're presenting you with 65 of them, we might have missed a few. Post your favorite songs that make you smile in the comments section below and we might just feature them in a follow up article. Remember to hit share above to get your friends in good spirits as well.

Need more cheering? How about some really funny songs or motivational songs.

Here is a preview of the top happy songs. Keep reading for the full list.

65

James Brown - I Feel Good

The happy moment:

I feel good, I knew that I would So good, so good, 'cause I got you

I feel good, I knew that I would So good, so good, 'cause I got you

64

Uncle Cracker - Smile

The happy moment:


You make me smile like the sun,
Fall outta bed
Sing like a bird,
Dizzy in my head

You make me smile like the sun,
Fall outta bed
Sing like a bird,
Dizzy in my head

63

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

The happy moment:


Good, good, good, good vibrations
(I'm pickin' up good vibrations)

Good, good, good, good vibrations
(I'm pickin' up good vibrations)

62

American Authors - Best day of my life

The happy moment:


Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

61

Oasis - Wonderwall

The happy moment:


And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don't know how

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don't know how

60

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

The happy moment:


Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better

Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better

59

Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter

The happy moment:


I hear it call in the center of it all
You’re the love of my life

I hear it call in the center of it all
You’re the love of my life

58

Chubby Checker - The Twist

The happy moment:


Come on baby
Let's do the twist
Take me by my little hand
And go like this

Come on baby
Let's do the twist
Take me by my little hand
And go like this

57

Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes

The happy moment:


But just maybe, like a ukulele
Momma made a baby
Really don't mind the practice
'cause you're my little lady

But just maybe, like a ukulele
Momma made a baby
Really don't mind the practice
'cause you're my little lady

56

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song

The happy moment:


Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed

55

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

The happy moment:


Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

54

DJ Ötzi - Hey Baby!

The happy moment:


Hey, hey, baby
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

Hey, hey, baby
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

53

Ariana Grande - Break Free

The happy moment:


This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

52

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

The happy moment:


Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe!

Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe!

51

Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

The happy moment:


I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

50

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia

The happy moment:


Jubilation,
She loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I laughing.

Jubilation,
She loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I laughing.

49

Brett Dennen - Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)

The happy moment:


I found a lover and then I lost myself
And now I'm nowhere, she's somewhere else

I found a lover and then I lost myself
And now I'm nowhere, she's somewhere else

48

ABBA - Dancing Queen

The happy moment:


See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

47

Matt and Kim - Daylight

The happy moment:


I have five clocks in my life
And only one has the time right
I'll just unplug it for today

I have five clocks in my life
And only one has the time right
I'll just unplug it for today

46

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

The happy moment:


Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy

45

Chic - Le Freak

The happy moment:


I said freak
Now freak

I said freak
Now freak

44

Regina Spektor - Fidelity

The happy moment:


All my friends say that of course its gonna get better
Gonna get better
Better better better better
Better better better

All my friends say that of course its gonna get better
Gonna get better
Better better better better
Better better better

43

Sheppard - Geronimo

The happy moment:


Can you feel it?
Now it's coming back we can steal it.
If we bridge this gap,
I can see you
Through the curtains of the waterfall.

Can you feel it?
Now it's coming back we can steal it.
If we bridge this gap,
I can see you
Through the curtains of the waterfall.

42

Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

The happy moment:


Oh, yeah, dirtbag, no, she doesn't know what she's missin'

Oh, yeah, dirtbag, no, she doesn't know what she's missin'

41

MIKA - Grace Kelly

The happy moment:


Getting angry doesn't solve anything

Getting angry doesn't solve anything

40

The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love

The happy moment:


I wanna kiss you every minute, every hour, every day
You got me in a spin but everythin' is A.OK!

I wanna kiss you every minute, every hour, every day
You got me in a spin but everythin' is A.OK!

39

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

The happy moment:


Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right

Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right

38

Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out

The happy moment:


Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are

37

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc

The happy moment:


Feel good, ahhhhahahahaha
Feel good,
Feel good, ahhhhahahahaha
Feel good...

Feel good, ahhhhahahahaha
Feel good,
Feel good, ahhhhahahahaha
Feel good...

36

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

The happy moment:


But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

35

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

The happy moment:


But I won't hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I'm yours.

But I won't hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I'm yours.

34

She & Him - In the Sun

The happy moment:


We all get the slip sometimes every day
I'll just keep it to myself
In the sun

We all get the slip sometimes every day
I'll just keep it to myself
In the sun

33

Harry Belafonte - Jump in the Line

The happy moment:


Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time

32

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

The happy moment:


When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing

31

MGMT - Kids

The happy moment:


You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud
But your voice is too loud

You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud
But your voice is too loud

30

The Kingsmen - Louie Louie

The happy moment:


A fine little girl, she waits for me
Me catch the ship across the sea

A fine little girl, she waits for me
Me catch the ship across the sea

29

Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

The happy moment:


What the mama saw
It was against the law

What the mama saw
It was against the law

28

Junior Senior - Move Your Feet

The happy moment:


We're going downtown, oh yeah
Don't, don't, don't, don't stop the beat

We're going downtown, oh yeah
Don't, don't, don't, don't stop the beat

27

Sublime - What I Got

The happy moment:


Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

26

Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting

The happy moment:


Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact, it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact, it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

25

NONONO - Pumpin Blood

The happy moment:


This is your heart it's alive
It's pumping blood

This is your heart it's alive
It's pumping blood

24

The Knack - My Sharona

The happy moment:


Never gonna stop, give it up
Such a dirty mind, always get it up

Never gonna stop, give it up
Such a dirty mind, always get it up

23

Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life

The happy moment:


I want something else, to get me through this
Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

I want something else, to get me through this
Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

22

Little Richard - Tutti Frutti

The happy moment:


She rock it to the east, she rock it to the west
She's the gal I love best

She rock it to the east, she rock it to the west
She's the gal I love best

21

Feist - 1234

The happy moment:


One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

20

Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way

The happy moment:


I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl

I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl

19

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

The happy moment:


Go to the place that's the best

Go to the place that's the best

18

Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

The happy moment:


Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want and I've waited for so long

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want and I've waited for so long

17

OutKast - Hey Ya!

The happy moment:


My baby don't mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sure.

My baby don't mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sure.

16

a-ha - Take On Me

The happy moment:


You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway

15

Cee Lo Green - F**k You

The happy moment:


I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough
I'm like,
"F**K YOU!
And f**k her too."

I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough
I'm like,
"F**K YOU!
And f**k her too."

14

Bleachers - I Wanna get Better

The happy moment:


I didn’t know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better

I didn’t know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better

13

Michael Jackson - The way you make me feel

The happy moment:


The Way You Make Me Feel
You Really Turn Me On
You Knock Me Off Of My Feet

The Way You Make Me Feel
You Really Turn Me On
You Knock Me Off Of My Feet

12

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

The happy moment:


She's up all night to the sun
I'm up all night to get some
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky

She's up all night to the sun
I'm up all night to get some
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky

11

Journey - Any Way You Want It

The happy moment:


Any way you want it
That's the way you need it
Any way you want it

Any way you want it
That's the way you need it
Any way you want it

10

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

The happy moment:


I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
And don't it feel good

I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
And don't it feel good

9

Barenaked Ladies - One Week

The happy moment:


It's been three days since the afternoon
You realized it's not my fault
not a moment too soon

It's been three days since the afternoon
You realized it's not my fault
not a moment too soon

8

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

The happy moment:


Home is wherever I'm with you

Home is wherever I'm with you

7

Grouplove - Tongue Tied

The happy moment:


Don't wave no goodbye
Don't take me tongue tied

Don't wave no goodbye
Don't take me tongue tied

6

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

The happy moment:


Baby, baby, try to find
A little time and I'll make you mine

Baby, baby, try to find
A little time and I'll make you mine

5

Smash Mouth - All Star

The happy moment:


Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

4

Queen - You're My Best Friend

The happy moment:


I'm happy at home (happy at home)
You're my best friend.

I'm happy at home (happy at home)
You're my best friend.

3

The Monkees - I'm A Believer

The happy moment:


Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

2

Wham! - Wake Me up Before You Go-Go

The happy moment:


Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high

1

Pharrell Williams - Happy

The happy moment:


Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

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