These Are The Top 50 Happiest Songs Ever Released

Exuberant young woman on couch with cell phone pretending to sing

Exuberant young woman on couch with cell phone pretending to sing

A poll of 1,300 adults aged 30 to 55 has revealed the 50 songs that are most likely to put you in a good mood. These songs are considered some of the happiest songs ever released.

The study was carried out by Greatest Hits Radio. A lot of the "happiest songs ever" were released in the late 70s with hits from Abba, Elton John, and CHIC all making the top 20.

Behavioral scientist and broadcaster Paul McKenna shared why certain songs make us happy,

“We associate the song to good times from the past. To some extent we get transported back there. [...] We begin to create all the neuro chemical changes, and all the happy neurotransmitters that are associated with a certain song that uplifts us, get released again. So, listening to happy songs that we love is very good for our health psychologically and physically.”

Here are the Top 50 Happiest Songs:

  1. Mr Blue Sky - Elo
  2. Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  3. Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
  4. Dancing Queen - Abba
  5. Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  6. Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
  7. You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  8. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  9. Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
  10. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
  11. Wake Up Boo – The Boo Radleys
  12. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  13. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
  14. Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  15. You’re The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  16. Good Times - Chic
  17. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  18. Flashdance What a Feeling - Irene Cara
  19. December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  20. That’s The Way I Like It - KC and the Sunshine Band
  21. Celebration - Kool and the Gang
  22. 1999 - Prince
  23. Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
  24. You're The First The Last My Everything - Barry white
  25. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  26. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  27. Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters
  28. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  29. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  30. Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  31. Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
  32. Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire
  33. Into the Groove - Madonna
  34. I’m Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
  35. Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
  36. You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
  37. Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
  38. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  39. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  40. Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
  41. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  42. Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns n' Roses
  43. Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
  44. Take on Me - A-ha
  45. Le Freak - Chic
  46. I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - Proclaimers
  47. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  48. I'll Be There for You - Rembrandts
  49. Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
  50. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

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