There is no denying that 2020 has been a bit insane, this year has thrown us all through different loops and well most of us are quite discouraged as a result. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be keeping our chins up as best we can.
I recently came across an article from back in 2015 that I felt was well worth sharing. In this article posted by the Boston Globe, several songs were gone over that were said to be some of the best feel-good songs around. This list of songs was brought together by a Dutch cognitive neuroscientist by the name of Dr. Jacob Jolij. You see, Jolij after looking over information gathered on songs that improve the moods of others was able to compile a list of songs that seem to really bring out the best in people.
Honestly, perhaps we need these songs now more than ever, wouldn’t you agree? Don’t get me wrong, we all have our own musical tastes and some of these songs might not be your favorites but chances are there is something on this list that helps improve your mood more than you want to admit? Sure, they’re all a bit old but does old mean bad? Hell no.
Top 10 Feel-Good Songs:
1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
2. Abba – Dancing Queen
3. The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
4. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
5. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
6. The Monkees – I’m A Believer
7. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
8. Jon Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
9. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
10. Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
While some of these songs were written long before many of us were even born, they are timeless in a lot of ways. The tempo, lyrics, and other things of the sort in these songs really feed into how powerful they are and what they can do for our moods overall. When it comes to a song that will boost our mood a lot goes into creating a bop we will really go back to time after time.
How many of the songs on this list have you heard and which of these 10 would you consider your favorite? I for one think that Mr. Sandman should be somewhere on this list and was sad that it was not present. However, my favorite out of the 10 listen has to be Eye Of The Tiger. No matter how old I get it will always be something I can jam out to when I hear it.