12 Happy Songs That Will Improve Your Mood And Make Your Day A Lot Better

Music that puts you in a good mood, and keeps you there, no matter what!

We’ve all experienced those days where everything sucks, right? You’re having a bad day. Your boss is in a foul mood. You just had a fight with your partner. Or you’re surrounded by people who just don’t get you. And you just can’t get through the day this way! Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to your problem: music. Feel-good songs can have a positive effect on your mood. Did you know that music can even work as a painkiller?

A review released by The Lancet showed that those who listened to music before, during, or after surgery experienced less pain and anxiety, compared to those who did not. Aah! The wonders of music. Sometimes, you just need a song that will put you in a good mood.

Here Is The Playlist Of Our Feel-Good Songs

Finding the right feel-good songs to get you amped up or relaxed is really hard, though. That’s why, this International Day of Happiness, we’ve created a list of the best songs that will improve your mood, instantly! These feel-good songs will help you brush off the negative vibes, and make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine again.

1. Home By Phillip Phillips

This song will definitely make you feel at home. While curating this playlist of feel-good songs, the GoodGuilt team played this song on loop. And guess what, some of us living far away from home, felt like a good friend singing this to us; just like a warm hug to remind us that we are not alone.

Lyrics That We Love:
Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble, it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

2. Best Day Of My Life By American Authors

If you or someone you know is having a rough day, show them this music video. Seeing this jolly pup will cheer anyone up instantly. And make any day, the best day!

Lyrics That We Love:
I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

3. Scars To Your Beautiful By Alessia Clara

The world can sometimes be cruel. But, feel-good songs like this one by Alessia Cara can restore your faith and spread the kindness and love that you have inside, to others around you.

Lyrics That We Love:
But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing

The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

4. Feeling Good By Micheal Buble

Feeling good already? Hold on, we have more feel-good songs on our list. This track by Micheal Buble can make you feel cheerful and amazing, no matter how many times you listen to it.

Lyrics That We Love:
Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on a tree
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life For me
And I’m feeling good

5. Happy By Pharrell Williams

Clap along because you are about to get happy, happier, and happiest! This is officially our happy song now.

Lyrics That We Love:
Here come bad news talking this and that (Yeah)
Well give me all you got, don’t hold back (Yeah)
Well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine (Yeah)
No offense to you don’t waste your time
Here’s why

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I’m happy)

6. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go By Wham

Do you have that one song that makes you get up and feel like dancing? This song made the entire GoodGuilt team feel exactly that!

Lyrics That We Love:
Cuddle up baby
Move in tight
We’ll go dancing tomorrow night
It’s cold out there
But it’s warm in bed
They can dance
We’ll stay home instead

7. Dyanmite By BTS

If you are a K-Pop or BTS fan, then you might have already heard this song. Aren’t the lyrics so funky and the video so lively and full of color?

Lyrics That We Love:
Cause I-I-I’m in the stars tonight
So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight (hey)
Shining through the city with a little funk and soul
So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa oh oh

8. Hey Jude By The Beatles

The famous song ‘Hey Jude‘ from the Beatles has a sweet story behind its making, actually. It has inspiring and meaningful words that all of us need to hear, every now and then. Feeling stressed lately? Listen to this uplifting ballad for the calmness you seek.

Lyrics That We Love:
And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain,
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.

9. What A Wonderful World By Louis Armstrong

If our recommendation of Hey Jude put you into a mood for the golden oldies, then here’s another classic we’re sure will keep you vibing. The song will make you feel grateful for everything the world has to offer you.

Lyrics That We Love:
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

10. The Lazy Song By Bruno Mars

There are some days when you just don’t feel like doing anything. If today is that day, then here is a perfect song for you!

Lyrics That We Love:
Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything

11. Baby I Love Your Way By Big Mountain

Being in love is magical! And it becomes musical when you add songs like ‘Baby I love Your Way‘ to your playlist. The music is so uplifting and groovy that it will make you and your partner sway the night away.

Lyrics That We Love:
I can see the sunset in your eyes
Brown and grey and blue besides
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun
I wish I could buy one out of season
But don’t, oh no no, hesitate la di dah
‘Cause your love just won’t wait, just won’t wait

12. Hall Of Fame By The Spirit  ft. Will.I.Am

You can be anything you want to be. Do you want a little extra motivation for that? Well, we have got the right song for you.

Lyrics That We Love:
You could be the greatest, you can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest
You could beat the world, you could beat the war
You could talk to God, go banging on his door
You can throw your hands up, you can beat the clock
You can move a mountain, you can break rocks
Some will call it practice, some will call it luck
But either way, you’re going to the history books

Here’s to feel-good songs that float through your veins, and are not just in your head. For music making you feel the realness of a moment, instead of letting untold stories slip through our fingers, like sand on a beach. Here’s to the moments that stay with us all of our lives, and the songs that take us back there when we need to, the most. To the best playlist that puts us in good mood and helps us forget, even if only for a little while. And here’s to getting lost in music again, yet another time!

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