In Case You Need A Burst Of Happiness
Rock ‘n roll is just like any other type of music – it makes you feel things. Some songs make you smile, others break your heart. But the following tunes give you a burst of adrenaline rush and most likely increase your happy hormones. And it makes you wonder, what do they have that lifts your mood?
It could be the catchy tune or the feel-good lyrics. Either way, there’s no way you can frown while listening to them. Welcome to the brighter and happier side of rock.
10. Journey – “Any Way You Want It”
Just a few seconds into the song and it already makes you wanna bust out those dance moves.
9. Simon and Garfunkel – “Cecilia”
Lyrics-wise, this is more heartbreaking than uplifting BUT the tune definitely more than makes up for it. We’re throwing this in here because of the melody (it’s undeniably an earworm) ALONE because the words are obviously far from happy.
8. Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi”
We’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones who crack a smile when we hear Joni Mitchell’s otherworldly voice singing this feel-good tune.
7. Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl”
While we also enjoy listening to the cover versions, nothing comes close to the original. Add in the music video and our classic rock hearts are happy.
6. The Beatles – “Good Day Sunshine”
It’s best to listen to this when it’s one of those days when everything and everyone just annoys you.
5. Dire Straits – “Walk of Life”
Is it the melody or the title that got us all happy and giddy? We say both.
We dare you to sing this without smiling or at least feeling lighthearted.
3. The Monkees – “I’m A Believer”
Just phenomenal, it’s the kind of stuff you plug in when you’re high with happiness.
2. The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”
Good vibes all the way!
1. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now”
Even science agrees that this is THE happiest song of all time!