Most of the songs on the radio are depressing. They talk about heartbreak, death, and every other sad topic that you could think of. However, there are some songs out there that are bright and cheery. Since you probably won't hear them on the radio, it's up to you to look them up on your bad days in order to feel better about life. Here are a few songs that will instantly boost your mood:
1. Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
You've definitely heard this song before. However, if you've never really listened to the lyrics, it's time to pay attention. The singer lets you know that there's no reason to worry, because everything is going to be all right. It's hard not to believe him when he sounds so convincing.
2. Walking on Sunshine by Karina and the Waves
Here's another song that you've probably heard before. It's so fun and upbeat that it should have you dancing along. Even if you completely ignore the lyrics, it should put a spring in your step. After all, it's hard not to smile when the singer sounds so genuinely happy about her life.
3. Island in the Sun by Weezer
This is a great song to listen to when you want all of your worries to drift away. If this song doesn't make you smile, the video will. After all, it has adorable puppies, kitties, and even a bear. If those animals don't make your day, then nothing will.
4. Life’s a Happy Song by the Muppets and Jason Segel
You don't have to be a child in order to enjoy The Muppets. After all, Jason Segel is an adult, and he still has fun playing around with them. If you're looking for a cheery song that will boost your mood, then look no further. There's nothing more inspirational than a muppet singing about his amazing life.
5. Ashley by Escape the Fate
Even if your name isn't Ashley, this song should put you in a good mood. After all, most romantic songs are heartbreaking. But this one? It's just plain catchy. Pretend that a guy is singing it to you and you'll feel more beautiful than you ever have before.
6. Beautiful Day by Lee DeWyze
If you're a fan of American Idol, you've already heard this song. It's all about how beautiful life can be. So stop your complaining and start appreciating all of the wonderful things around you. After all, today is a beautiful day! You just have to open your eyes in order to see that.
7. Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
This is the best song to listen to with your gal pals. After all, why should you worry about the chores you have to do or the major you have to pick? Girls just want to have fun, so you should go out and have some! Take a day to stop worrying about all of the responsibilities you have and just have a blast.
8. Happy by Pharrell Williams
When this song came out, it instantly became an anthem for happiness. Not only are the lyrics uplifting, but Pharrell's soothing voice paired with the upbeat music guarantee that you'll smile. Don't be afraid to let go and clap along when you listen to this song, even if you're in public. Happiness is contagious! Your good vibes will spread to those around you when you allow this song to affect you.
9. Love on Top by Beyoncé
Is any list of songs ever truly complete without a song from Queen Bey? Whether you've just found "the one" or you're enjoying the single life, this song will definitely lift your mood! Beyoncé's incredible voice is enough to brighten my day any time, but this song in particular is so fun and catchy that it holds a special place in my heart. If you've recently gone through a breakup, you can imagine the song is about your best friend, your family members, or even yourself and still enjoy it! Love doesn't have to romantic to bring a smile to your face.
10. Pontoon by Little BiG Town
Some days you don't want to go anywhere, see anyone, or do anything. That's totally fine! This relaxing country song captures those sentiments exactly. It's all about unwinding and going with the flow. I especially love listening to this song in the winter, because it reminds me that fun-filled summer days at the beach are never too far off!
These cheery songs should get you to smile! After all, their tunes are upbeat and their lyrics are inspirational. They're everything you need in a song. What other songs do you listen to when you want to feel happier?