I am definitely the type of person whose bad day can be completely transformed by blasting a good song and having a dance party. Here are, in no particular order, 15 songs that always put me in a better mood.
1. "Good as Hell" - Lizzo
Lizzo just gets it. I feel empowered when I listen to this song.
2. "Have It All" - Jason Mraz
This is simply the happiest of songs, it's just Jason Mraz wishing the best for everyone.
3. "Brave" - Sara Bareilles
This song makes me feel like I can do anything and gives me the (temporary) confidence to do everything I am too scared to do.
4. "Life Is A Highway" - Rascal Flatts
This song has always made me happy. When I listen to it I feel like I am driving down an empty highway with my best friends, with the windows down, and with good tunes blasting.
5. "Come To Me" - The Goo Goo Dolls
I love The Goo Goo Dolls, but this song is my favorite because it is so sweet that every time I hear it I can't help but smile. It makes me think of love and happiness and excites me for the future.
6. "You Make My Dreams" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
This song reminds me of some very happy dance memories. It is also just a fun and upbeat song.
7. "That's Life" - Frank Sinatra
This song reminds me that when life knocks you down it will always pick you back up.
8. "Ants Marching" - Dave Matthews Band
My dad played this song frequently when I was younger and a friend recently reintroduced it to me. It's since become my go-to feel-good song.
9. "One Thing" - One Direction
This song is sweet, reminds me of being younger and careless, and reminds me of my older brother dancing at a Pirates game to it because "it's catchy!".
10. "Stand by Me" - Ben E. King
This song has a different vibe but is very light-hearted and reminds me of all the good people I have been blessed with in my life.
11. "It's Raining Men" - The Weather Girls
The girls that I babysit request this, sing this, and dance to it almost daily, and it never fails to make me laugh out loud.
12. "hot girl bummer" -blackbear
Honestly, this song is not a nice one. But is so catchy and makes me release all the stored anger I have and just vent.
13. "Make You Mine" - PUBLIC
I discovered this song on TikTok but it is different, upbeat, and of course, reminds me of all the cheesy TikToks I watched to it.
14. "It's All Been Done" - Barenaked Ladies
I used to rock out to this song with my family when I was little. It reminds me of that time in my life and is also just a fun little tune.
15. "1, 2, 3, 4" - Plain White T's
I always liked this song because it is sweet and lovey. But more recently, it has been making me smile because it reminds me of when I was in the car at school with four dear friends and we all sang along with it together. It was a moment of pure bliss being with some of my favorite people doing one of my favorite things (singing in the car).
Maybe you don't know some of these songs, maybe you hate some of these songs, but they make me happy for my own unique reasons. So, find the songs that make you happy and turn that frown upside down!