Music really does make the world go round on its axis faster and happier. What would we do if we didn’t have the sonic joys of loving lyrics and merry melodies to pick us up when we’re feeling down about ourselves and the world we live in? So, if you’re feeling low today, then here’s seven great songs we personally believe instantly make you feel better. Turn it up and dry those tears!
‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams
Let’s start the playlist with a direct order from the happy man himself, Pharrell Williams. Clap along to this sunny pop number that’ll raise you up through the roof of your bedroom gloom to the happier highs of life. There’s a reason why it became ridiculously overplayed back in 2017. We can see your toe tapping from here. Don’t deny it.
‘All You Need Is Love’ by The Beatles
What’s the best medicine for the blues? Love. Another brilliant home remedy is, of course, listening to the iconic tunes released by The Beatles. The band’s ingenious knack for cheery 60s rock-pop has had the whole world smiling for nearly 70 years now, so stop your crying and get involved. They couldn’t be more correct – love really is all you need.
‘I Gotta Feeling’ by The Black Eyed Peas
If you’re still young, wild and free, chances are you’re in need of a night out painting the town red. So there’s no better choice of song than The Black Eyed Peas’ club banger ‘I Gotta Feeling’ to get you started. Text your friends, plan a night to remember, and get ready in your bedroom dancing along to this like the whole world is watching you not give a darn anymore.
‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley
Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ will forever be a song written in the history books as one of the most uplifting pieces of music known to man. Its significance is mostly because Marley himself recognized the importance of waking up every day and taking it all in. Stop and look around for a second. Be present and notice the small things. Marley’s right there beside you.
‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger’ by Kelly Clarkson
If you’re a pop royalist, you’ll know just how triumphant a catchy pop tune is with giving you hope again – so why look any further than Kelly Clarkson? Her powerhouse voice invites you to shout and sing along with her, pushing past the angst and emerging as a beautiful butterfly once again.
‘Hey Ya!’ by OutKast
If your toes aren’t tapping by now, then stick OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ in the record player. It’s got that lip-biting ultra-funky groove that’ll dare any of you not to give in and hit the dancefloor. Now stop sulking and start strutting. Shake it! Shake it! Shake it!
‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Amstrong
In this day and age, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of endless bad news for humanity, but believe it or not, the world isn’t all terrible. Right now, the planet matters more than it ever has before, and if there’s one man who knows just how special our blue skies and red roses are, it’s, of course, Louis Armstrong. Unwind in the wonderful magic he envisions.