50 Songs That Will Put You in a Good Mood No Matter What

Instructions: Play these songs when you are feeling bummed out, unmotivated, or incredibly frustrated. I guarantee it’ll take at least a little bit of the weight off of your shoulders. That’s how music works. If you’re feeling pretty good, why not listen anyway? You’ll probably start feeling like you have superpowers.

So unless you have undergone some sort of Pavlovian training that associates OutKast with images of kittens being murdered, here are 50 songs of (mostly) every genre that will (hopefully) make you smile.

1.) Picture Book – The Kinks

2.) Dancing With Myself – Generation X

3.) Tightrope – Janelle Monae

4.) Chanson Boheme – Maria Callas

5.) Triple Double – Girl Talk

6.) Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

7.) Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog

8.) Daylight – Matt & Kim

9.) Threw it on the Ground – The Lonely Island

10.) Go Baby – Lupe Fiasco

11.) Milord – Edith Piaf

12.) Big Lizard in My Backyard – The Dead Milkmen

13.) Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

14.) Beautiful Day – U2

15.) Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

16.) I Told You I Was Freaky – Flight of the Conchords

17.) Hakuna Matata – The Lion King

18.) Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

19.) Funny Little Frog – Belle & Sebastian

20.) Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly

21.) The Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

22.) Don’t Stop me Now – Queen

23.) Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys

24.) Hate it or Love it – The Game

25.) Lisztomania – Phoenix

26.) Do You Want to? – Franz Ferdinand

27.) Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Tomoyasi Hotei

28.) Wavin’ Flag – K’Naan

29.) Love Today – Mika

30.) E-Pro – Beck

31.) Twist and Shout – The Beatles

32.) Body Movin’ – The Beastie Boys

33.) You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

34.) What’s This? – Danny Elfman

35.) Everyday Feels Like Sunday – of Montreal

36.) TKO – Le Tigre

37.) Touch the Sky – Kanye West

38.) Firework – Katy Perry

39.) I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

40.) Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious -Mary Poppins

41.) You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb – Spoon

42. ) The Magic Position – Patrick Wolf

43.) Fuck You! – Cee-Lo Green

44.) Dirt off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z

45.) Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

46.) Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin

47.) Mamma Mia – ABBA

48.) Yeah – Usher

49.) Hey Ya! – OutKast

50.) Every Day – Buddy Holly


5 thoughts on “50 Songs That Will Put You in a Good Mood No Matter What

  1. Epic list. How great is it that the first song listed is Picture Book? The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society is one of my favorite albums. Here is a song you might enjoy

    • Hey! Damn, I don’t know why I just got the e-mail for this comment, but here I am.
      And I am glad someone else appreciates The Village Green Preservation Society as much as I do! Truly one of the most underrated albums of all time…I wish people realized the Kinks were so much more than just “Lola” But okay, I am getting carried away now…
      And thanks for the music recommendation!

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