If you’re ever feeling down, these bands that play feel-good music could be a real pick-me-up. I love when a song has a happy, "I can do anything" feel to it. It’s great for those bright summer days, or can be a sense of cheer in the glum days of colder weather. Either way, these 7 bands that play feel-good music should make you into the happy, dancing, fun-loving person you are, or want to be!
Train is such a great band, and they definitely stand the test of time as being one of the greatest bands that play feel-good music. They’ve been around since the '90s, and have been giving us awesome music. "Hey Soul Sister" has consistently been my go-to happy song since it came out a couple years ago. They play a bunch of other songs like it, and they’re worth checking out!
I know this band is a little dated since they came out in the '70s, but that doesn’t mean they're not great. It’s more than that: their music is still used in contemporary shows/movies/media today. I don’t think I’ve ever heard "Mamma Mia" or "Dancing Queen" without wanting to get up and dance. They’re definitely a great feel-good band for those off days.
3. Passion Pit
This indie band is great. Most of their music is upbeat, and just overall fun. They have funky, perky beats that make you want to jump up and down in your jammies. I know I’m going to have a good morning when I listen to them. Among my favorite songs are "Take a Walk" and "I’ll Be Alright." They help me (and can help you, too) have a positive outlook for the day.
4. Maroon 5
We all know Maroon 5, and love looking at Adam Levine, but their music is pretty awesome too. Though, they do have songs that are sad, they have an equal share of uplifting, feel-good songs too. I love listening to "Makes Me Wonder" or "Payphone" ... I end up having a ball!
I know my taste is all over the place. But there’s no way you could hate Queen. They’re so good! They have so many classics, and it breaks through to different generations. What’s not love? Especially when you have feel-good mega hits like the insanely popular "We Will Rock You" or the classic "Bohemian Rhapsody."
6. Florence + the Machine
Florence has such an intense, powerful voice. It can be inspiring to hear her sing, especially in all of her unique splendor. Songs like "Dog Days are Over" and "Spectrum (feat Calvin Harris)" show that not only is she a killer singer, she can make you into a very happy camper too!
7. The Strokes
This band has been around for a while, and they should be. They make great music! I love the lyrics in the songs, and the beats that go with them. Songs like "Last Nite" and "You Only Live Once" really cheer me up when I’m feeling down and put me in a happy place. They have such a nice, chill vibe.
For those days where you’re feeling particularly low, you might need a feel-good music list! Hopefully these bands that play feel-good music will make an appearance on that list. They definitely do on mine. What feel good bands do you like?