You know how when you’re in the kitchen washing pots staring out the window at the clouds and the fine drizzle that soaks you through, and then a song comes on the radio that just instantly makes you feel like a ray of sunshine?
Well my friends, today is the day that I would like to do that for you.
I’m coming at you with 10 songs that are guaranteed to lift your spirits. Dancing around the house is not compulsory, although I think you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t. Just sayin’.
1. Barcelona | Ed Sheeran
This beauty of a song is one of my absolute favourites at the moment. Barcelona legit makes me feel like I’m on holiday drinking (virgin) sangria. When it comes on when I’m walking down the street and the sun is already shining, it takes all my willpower not to dance down the street. If there was nobody around, I probably would. And I’d pretend I was in a music video.
2. Cut To The Feeling | Carly Rae Jepsen
Cut To The Feeling is very 80s Madonna-esque, and I love it. It’s so upbeat, so feel-good, so happy. Make sure you add this to your Happy Songs Playlist, it’s a good’un.
3. Jubel | Klingande
I first heard this song whilst I was scrolling through Instagram and someone had sped up a yoga video to it. I instantly fell in love with it’s catchy little tune and bursts of saxophone goodness.
4. Cant’ Stop The Feeling | Justin Timberlake
“I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good soul in my feet” – how can these lyrics not instantly put you in a good mood?
5. Something That I Want | Grace Potter
This song was used in the Disney movie ‘Tangled’, it’s possibly played during the credits. It’s got a good beat, uplifting lyrics, and it makes me grab a hairbrush and pretend I’m a pop star. Side note – definitely watch Tangled if you haven’t already, it’s magical.
6. Came Here For The Love | Sigala & Ella Eyre
I mean, all songs by Sigala should probably be on this list. This latest track is so much fun! It’s the kind of song I could see being used at a summer street party, or over a compilation of video clips of people having a damn good time.
7. Happiest Man on Earth | Broken Back
This is one of my absolute favourite songs at the moment. It starts off a bit mystical and intriguing, and then it gets a bit folksy and electro, and then the chorus hits and you just want to dance. It’s happy and laid back, and also, it’s really catchy, so prepare yourself to have this playing in your head all day. Even if you can only remember the words to two lines, they’ll just play on repeat. Sign of a good song if you ask me.
8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl | Jet
A classic. I don’t think I even need to caption this. Just know that if there’s one song guaranteed to put you in a good mood, it’s this one.
9. Mr Blue Sky | Electric Light Orchestra
What a banger of a song. This has been one of my favourite songs for as long as I can remember. It has uplifting lyrics, a happy tune, and it just makes you feel like everything’s going to be A-OK *thumbs up emoji*.
10. Shut Up and Dance | Walk the Moon
This song has been a staple in any happy playlists I’ve made over the last couple of years. It’s got an 80s feel to it, and you just have to dance around your kitchen to it.
P.S Here’s a cheeky bonus video for you. I came across this while I was looking for the link for Mr Blue Sky, and you have to watch it. It put a massive grin on my face, and if you’re not already feeling happy, you will be after this video, I promise. The world needs more of this.