22 Songs That Will Make You Smile

22 Songs That Will Make You Smile

"Music makes people happy and that's why I go on doing it." - Buddy Guy


Concerts are often these places of emotion- mostly excitement and happiness. Not only of the fans being there to enjoy the music, the band, and their performance but the band usually is super pumped being surrounded by the crowds and excited to share their music. Everyone has those songs that just make them smile, no matter the reason, it's nice to just have. Some of these songs were also suggestions and I did go through and listen to them individually, but I chose to use these songs because they either had a happy tone, made someone smile or the lyrics just make you happy.

More Than Friends - Jason Mraz (ft. Meghan Trainor)

If Jason Mraz sounds familiar, it's because he was popular, what feels like all those years ago with the song I'm Yours. Okay personally, I'm not really a fan of Meghan Trainor- other than the way she spells her name- but I'm a sucker for a cute song and this song definitely just makes your heart happy.

I Would Die for You - Prince

It's hard not to at least smile when you hear this song- it's a great song! Not to mention that Prince, himself, is a pretty great singer.

Ruin My Life - Zara Larsson

It's definitely a catchy song, I personally find the song interesting if you fully listen to the lyrics, but still a good party song.

Have It All - Jason Mraz

Not only is this song, like the rest of Mraz's upbeat, but if you listen to the lyrics it's a definite mood booster.

Loving is Easy - Rex Orange County

F*** You (Very Much) - Lily Allen

If you've seen Pitch Perfect, then you know this song. If not, it's still an amusing song that just makes me smile based on the lyrics.

Shots - Imagine Dragons

Keep Me Going - Jared & the Mill

A friend originally showed me this band and I've been hooked ever since. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed, but I do know that one of their other songs, also the first of theirs I ever heard, brings me lots of happy memories and just makes me smile. I do know, although, that this song just is uplifting in a way and still happy.

Forever - Chris Brown

This song is definitely a throwback for sure!

Coming Home (Oregon) - Mat Kearney

I heard of Mat Kearney (car-knee) because of his song Ships in the Night which is also a really good song, but this song has a very upbeat sense to it and a good song to sing along to!

Coloring Outside the Lines - MisterWives

The song is super upbeat and just enjoyable in general. The title and lyrics are unique and if you listen to them, I'm sure there's some sort of meaning the band left behind in their lyrics.

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Who doesn't love Queen. No, but seriously- this song is one of their best and is dramatic, but fun at the same time. Also with the somewhat current release of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, their music has only gotten more popular.

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Always a classic "dance party by yourself" type of song.

Sunflower - Post Malone (feat. Swae Lee)

I really don't listen to much Post Malone (Posty, as he's affectionately known by fans), but this song is really good and like a friend mentioned to me, "deserves [three] more verses".

High Hopes - Panic! At the Disco

Definitely a bop. By which I mean that this song is one you can easily have a dance party alone in your room... Also, I am very much aware that I keep mentioning this as a thing and no I don't do this...... (that often).

Upside Down - Jack Johnson

Always a classic. I am not entirely sure why, but this song just brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. It could be because this song just reminds me of Curious George, which I know that it isn't from Curious George, but I remember growing up watching Curious George and loving it. Quality children's TV. Hahah, but seriously, it's just a really cute song and brings back good memories.

Forever - Matt and Kim

Yes, if you listen to more of their music, they're the band that you hear in various commercials- including Buick and Carnival Cruises just to name two. The band, in general, has a lot of good music and this is one of their newer songs, but still as good as the older ones. I also like Let's Go (Lightning- 2012), Get It (New Glow, 2015), Hoodie (New Glow - 2015), and Daylight (Grand - 2009). Also, shoutout to Michelle for showing me this band 5 years ago.

Whatever Forever - The Mowgli's

I originally heard of them just scrolling through music for my Spotify playlist. I do also like a lot of their music like Kansas City and Spacin' Out, I'm Good, Kids In Love, and Whatever Forever. Basically, they're a really good band in general.

Shake It - Metro Station

Also another throwback. This song definitely makes me feel like I'm back in middle school at a HillTopper which is what we called our "dances". And honestly, I only enjoyed them because I was with friends and wandering around the main area of the school, dressed in clothes I had somehow deemed "fashionable/cute", but really, Mom? You let me wear that?

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Sharing part of my music taste with my parents, I listen to a lot of the '80s so I've grown up enjoying Journey, ABBA, Foreigner, and many others. So this song has always been sort of a classic for me. There is also a list of a bunch of songs that are fantastic party or even "dance party by yourself" type of songs.

Breakin' Up These Bones - Vinyl Theatre

Vinyl Theatre is a band that I discovered a while ago and I knew that it wasn't some hole-in-the-wall band, but I also knew that they weren't super duper well known. Yes, I did just say super duper. It wasn't until last year that I found out that two of my friends in my campus ministry also liked the band.

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratelli's

Not only is this song super catchy, but it is a song that I very much associate with the Chicago Blackhawks because they use different songs as the warmup or goal song. It's a song that is just energetic as well and makes me happy because I'll be honest, there's time that I do miss being home or even in/around Chicago.

Long story short, or really no story at all, there are so many songs that this list could probably go on forever. Trust me, my playlist is over 1,000 songs. Also, thank you to everyone I reached out to for song recommendations. I did mostly choose some of these songs because not only are they happy sounding, but they remind me of good times and great people.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj


    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg


    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    10 Rap Songs To Add To Your Playlist That Will Make You The Aux Cord Hero

    Add these to your playlist, like, NOW.


    Imagine this: You're at your best friend's summer birthday blowout party. They hand you the aux cord. Suddenly, every song you've ever heard escapes your memory. With the help of this list, that scenario won't happen and you'll kick the party into gear, everyone will be calling you the "aux cord hero."

    1. "Magic In The Hamptons" - Social House (ft. Lil Yachty)

    This feel-good jam easily tops the list. This chill beat will hype up any get-together or car ride (with the windows down). It's hard not to blast it on full volume and sing along to Lil Boat's catchy rap verse.

    2. "Pineapple" - Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo)

    This song gives us MAJOR beach vibes. Three of the biggest names in rap right now came together and blessed us with this sick beat. Nothing screams summer more than pineapples, this song has it all.

    3. "Champagne and Pools" - Hoodie Allen (ft. Blackbear & KYLE)

    Champagne and pools? Sounds like a summer dream to me. Need I say more?

    4. "Mixed Personalities" - YNW Melly (ft. Kanye West)

    This non-traditional summer lovin' song puts Danny and Sandy to shame. Kanye's catchy chorus mixed with Melly's verses makes this song perfect for any barbecue or pool day.

    5. "GRoCERiES" - Chance The Rapper (ft. TisaKorean)

    Chance the Rapper's newest release brings positivity and love like all of his other beats. Nothing screams summer like lemonade, and this jam reminds us to keep this summer simple while still having fun.

    6. "Make Believe" - Juice WRLD

    My personal favorite of his new album will be a staple by the end of the summer.

    7. "No Advice" - Skizzy Mars

    Skizzy Mars' newest release will be bumping through your speakers on repeat after the first time you hear it. Infectious beats and catchy lyrics are Skizzy's forte, causing this song to make our list. Everyone could take a little advice from this song about how to live their life this summer.

    8. "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

    If you didn't think a girl power jam would make this list, you were wrong. Every girl can relate to this song in some way, and it'll have you bouncing in the club, in your seat, anywhere. This jam will pump you up this summer.

    9. "Shoota" - Playboi Carti (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

    This song has been an insane pump up jam since it's release in 2018. It continues to bring the hype, so it should make a comeback on your playlist this summer.

    10. "TAlk tO Me (REMIX)" - Tory Lanez (ft. Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid & DJ Stevie J)

    Tory Lanez is one of my all time favorite artists of the year. This remix will be the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

    I mean, what are you doing? Don't just sit there. Open up Apple Music or Spotify and add these jams to your summer playlist!

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