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Happy Songs: Playlist To Cheer You Up

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Everyone has days where the energy is just low. When we feel drained after school or work, or when life is particularly busy at the time.

While I am a huge advocate for facing our emotions right away, sometimes we just need a pick-me-up to feel better. And music has this magic power to help us out immediately.

In the list below, I share my top happiness songs that never fail to lift my mood. I hope you have just as much fun with them as I do.

Feel free to have a little living room dance party – my number one activity to not feel sad, anxious, or unmotivated anymore.

I’ve also added some happiness lyrics for some songs that are here to make you feel even better.

I’d love to hear about your favorite lyrics as well. You can share yours in the comments. 



  • Sincerity Is Scary by The 1975

Happiness Lyric: “Why can’t we be friends when we are lovers?” //  “Instead of calling me out, you should be pulling me in”


  • Wild World by des hume

Happiness Lyric: “And I know it doesn’t make any sense, But there’s nothing wrong with slowing down”


  • Summer by Phillip Larue

Happiness Lyric: “You’re looking at the sunset but all, I can see, all I can see is your face, And I get lost in it”


  • 24 Hours by Postcard Boy

Happiness Lyric: “And my head loves to ride the mood swings”


  • OG Heartthrob by Majid Jordan

Happiness Lyric: “They all had me wrong except for you, I won’t let you go”



  • Outta My Head (with John Mayer) by Khalid

Happiness Lyric: “the days get brighter when you’re here, So I gotta keep you near”


  • Sometimes by Goth Babe

Happiness Lyric: “I’ll see the stars in the morning, And the clouds when the sun goes down”


  • I Don’t Wanna End The Night by Prelow

Happiness Lyric: “Let’s find a place where nobody can see, She said “did you forget we’re in a big city?”


  • City Girls by Hand Made House

Happiness Lyric: “Cause we’re finding love online, Based on zodiac signs It’s the subliminal connections we’re all just trynna find”


  • Riptide by Vance Joy

Happiness Lyric: “You’re the magician’s assistant in their dreams”


  • Cherry Cola by Kuwada

Happiness Lyric: “If it’s not you, then it won’t do” // “Well, I’m just searching for classic and timeless Oh, hey, there I think I found it”

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  • 2 / 14 by The Band CAMINO

Happiness Lyric: “But ever since we crossed that line, Got your green eyes in the back of my mind”


  • Valentine by COIN

Happiness Lyric: “You ever love something so much it hurts?”


  • Lovecaught by The Ceremonies

Happiness Lyric: “Cause dreaming of you makes my heart feel this way”



Happiness Lyric: “You wet my eyes but I don’t mind it, I tell you lies but it’s only sometimes”


  • Sway by Tove Styrke

Happiness Lyric: “Both of us, kinda shy, but we ain’t got the time”


  • Tell the-Girl by Golden Vessel and Emerson Leif

Happiness Lyric: “I don’t need a reason to love you” // “Is it easier to run than stay?”

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  • Midnight by Emmett Kai

Happiness Lyric: “We call your name, but you don’t answer after midnight”


  • Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Happiness Lyric: “You’re a sunflower, I think your love would be too much”


  • Restart by Sam Smith

Happiness Lyric: “What do you want from me when I just wanna restart”


  • Twenty Something by Nightly

Happiness Lyric: “Don’t freak out, we’re only twenty something, All I know is that with you there’s something”


  • The Sound by The 1975

Happiness Lyric: “I’ve got a problem with your shoes and your tunes, But I might move in”


  • I Know How You Get by Mk.gee

Happiness Lyric: “I know you sent me 20 signals to go, but you could’ve left many hours ago”


  • I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Nik Kershaw

Happiness Lyric: “I won’t let the sun go down on me”


  • Have My Back by Kyson

Happiness Lyric: “Knee deep in a hotel pool”

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  • Wake Up With You by Emerson Leif

Happiness Lyric:” I don’t now what hit me, Dreaming, I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming”


  • Feeling Good by Madson Project

Happiness Lyric: “I’m feeling so good, And I don’t know why, But I’m going to enjoy myself, Until the end of the day”


  • 5 For Ya by Emily Krueger

Happiness Lyric: “Hard to take it slow cause love is so impatient, Divin’ for your love so bad that I can taste it”


  • Invisible Things by Lauv

Happiness Lyric: “Do you still remember the way that we felt when we were kids? Wonder if that place still exists”

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  • It’s Alright by Motel 7

Happiness Lyric: “i felt something crazy, the way you looked, it changed me”


  • Don’t Take The Money by Bleachers

Happiness Lyric: “Your hand forever’s all I want, Don’t take the money”


  • Pacing by Tep No

Happiness Lyric: “And every summer when I’ll wake up, I’ll feel closer to you”


  • Something Has To Change by The Japanese House

Happiness Lyric: “Your heart keeps breaking in the same place, Something has to change”


  • Peaches by Milk & Bone, Alex Lustig

Happiness Lyric: “Don’t know the difference between right and wrong, I don’t care, I wanna feel it all”


  • My Hands by Jack Gray

Happiness Lyric: “You talk too much, I can’t keep up ’cause you took my head when you took my hands”


  • The Way I Am by Charlie Puth

Happiness Lyric: “You could either hate me or love me, But that’s just the way I am”


  • Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You by The Arctic Monkeys

Happiness Lyric: “Well, I know that getting you alone isn’t easy to do, With the exception of you I dislike everyone in the room”


  • Load Love by Ivory City

Happiness Lyric: “Too young, too in love to think”


  • Feelings by Lauv

Happiness Lyric: “Is my love too much? Or is it just enough for you, for you?”


  • If You Are Too Shy (Let Me Know) by The 1975

Happiness Lyric: “Maybe I would like you better if you took off your clothes”


  • Butterflies by Fiji Blue

Happiness Lyric: “You should’ve seen the way that you bloomed, I think I saw your face in the moon, I promise I’ll be with you as soon as I find a way up”


  • Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake, Majid Jordan

Happiness Lyric: “I got my eyes on you, You’re everything that I see”


  • Eden by Hunter Plake

Happiness Lyric: “You’re my Eden, You’re my muse, So connected when your body moves”


  • Summer On You by PRETTYMUCH

Happiness Lyric: “Baby, I ain’t got no money, All I got is time, And I’m gon’ spend that time on you”


  • There’s A Honey by Pale Waves

Happiness Lyric: “Live in my heart if you want to”


  • I’m so tired… by Lauv, Troye Sivan

Happiness Lyric: “Trying my best to meet somebody, But everybody around me’s fallin’ in love to our song”


  • Priorities by Mk.gee

Happiness Lyric: “I don’t need your love. I’ve just gotta get through the day”


  • Falling by The Lagoons

Happiness lyric: “I can’t help falling, falling over you.”


  • I’m Okay and So Are You by Daulton Hopkins

Happiness lyric: “I am all in, what more do you want me to say?” // “Only when I choose myself is when the pain begins to run”


Here you can check out my Spotify profile for more playlists

Please share with me which songs you listen to (very loudly) when you want to feel better. I am open to recommendations as I am constantly adding new songs to my playlists.


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