Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Feel Good songs of all time 2017, Music is something that can evoke all kinds of emotions out of the listeners. However, as long as people have been making music, they have been writing songs that are meant to describe how great they are feeling. More to the point, many of these songs are meant to encourage the listeners of the songs to feel good just by listening to it. While there are thousands of these songs throughout history, there are only 10 that can be deemed the Best Feel Good Songs of All Time.
- 10. “(Build Me Up) Buttercup – The Foundations
- 9. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers
- 8. “Joy To The World” – Three Dog Night
- 7. “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas
- 6. “ We Got The Beat” – Go Go’s
- 5. “I Wanna Be Sedated” – The Ramones
- 4. “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)” – Wham!
- 3. “Dancing In The Street” – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
- 2. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves
- 1. “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
Here we present the list of top 10 best Feel Good songs of all time 2017.
10. “(Build Me Up) Buttercup – The Foundations
The sheer irony that this is a song that can make people feel so good about themselves when they hear it and sing along with it is a mystery. The song is quite literally about someone who the singer loves, but who doesn’t do anything about what she says she will. She is constantly letting the singer down over and over again, but he just can’t seem to quit her. With that being said, this is still one of the greatest sing along (and feel pretty darn happy while you’re doing it) songs that has ever been created. Kudos to The Foundations for confusing us to death with a catchy song about a love that isn’t fulfilling at all.
9. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers
You want to talk about feeling good? How about a song that is all about relying on your fellow human being to help you through hard times? There is nothing that should make you feel better than a stranger who is willing to be your friend and help you to ‘carry on’. The general idea behind the song is that if each and every one of us could be that kind of shoulder to lean on for their neighbor, that no one would ever have to be alone when they needed help the most. This has become one of the greatest tracks for uniting the world around us, and for making people just feel a little better on the inside.
8. “Joy To The World” – Three Dog Night
“Joy to the world, all the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea and joy to you and me.” While these lyrics kind of seem generic, Three Dog Night saw a lot of success with their song “Joy To The World” when it was released. This particular track was all about just appreciating everything about life and making the most out of everything. Nothing has to be so bad that no joy can come out of it, because as the aforementioned lyrics would suggest, everyone could benefit from a little bit of joy. Furthermore, everyone deserves a little joy in their life. This is a great song for you to clap, stomp, sing or dance along to and is sure to make your day a little bit brighter in the process.
7. “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas
This is a song that has been used through sports promotions for years now, primarily because it has the capacity to get people up and get people excited. While the original track recorded by the band was “Let’s Get Retarded” as an anthem for having a great time partying and drinking, the song was purchased by the executives of the MLB, who asked them to modify the lyrics to a more family friendly song. The result became one of the greatest songs to make a person feel good on the inside, and it gave the track enough success to land on the top 10 list.
6. “ We Got The Beat” – Go Go’s
This iconic track is one of the simplest of tracks that will be featured on this list. It doesn’t have lyrics that are overly thought out or life changing, but what it does have is one of the catchiest choruses of any song ever. “We Got The Beat” is an electrifying track essentially about how everyone is going to the same rhythm as everyone else. While we might not be the same, we are all marching to that same persistent beat of life. It is the common thing that unites us all, and according the the Go Go’s everyone in the world has “got the beat”, so you might as well get up and dance along to it.
5. “I Wanna Be Sedated” – The Ramones
The Ramones weren’t exactly known and remembered for all of their songs that made you feel good about yourself on the inside. Even the song that made this list isn’t exactly the kind of lyrical content that says you should be happy about what is happening in my life or in yours. Much like #10 “Buttercup”, The Ramones have written a song that is so addicting and so well composed that people can’t help but be happy and sing right along to its rather daunting tale of needing to be drugged to deal with life.
4. “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)” – Wham!
Wham! is not exactly the greatest and most successful band that is featured on this list. What you will care to know is that their successes would spawn the far more impressive solo career of George Michaels, who was the lead singer of the pop group. Their single most successful song was “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)” and it was a song that reminds the love interest of the singer that she should let him know whatever she needs. While the general implication is that she is leaving to go out dancing while he is lying in bed asleep, the pop centered composition of the song makes you feel like the singer is the happiest a guy could be about his relationship and how things are going. Another kind of ironic feel good song to make the list, but undeniably a feel good song for the ages.
3. “Dancing In The Street” – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
“Calling out around the world: are you ready for a brand new beat?” No, its not the same beat that the Go Go’s were referring to, but it is a beat that you are going to want to get up and dance right along to. In fact, the song’s title suggests that you should in fact be dancing in the street of all places, that’s the kind of excitement and happiness that the singer is experiencing. While the original writers and singers of this feel good track were Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, there are two covers of this song that received a lot of high praises throughout the years. David Bowie & Mick Jagger collaborated in a recording of the song as well as a more rock and roll rendition that was recorded by Van Halen.
2. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves
While being overly happy has been described in countless different ways over the years in song form, perhaps one of the more interesting descriptions belongs to Katrina and the Waves. When they are at their happiest, they are walking on sunshine. When people listen to this song, they can’t help but step on a ray or two of that sunshine themselves because there is nothing that can get you down about this song. Its lyrics, composition and instrumentation all scream “come on and get happy”, which is why this song lands a spot so close to the top of this coveted list.
1. “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
This is a highly covered song about appreciating everything in the world around you. “What A Wonderful World” talks about all of the sights and sounds of the planet, but more than that, it talks about love and happiness being the most wonderful things that this world we all share can offer. Louie Armstrong makes us all remember everything that makes us happy in our lives, from the smallest of gestures to the clouds in the sky. What a wonderful world indeed, Louie.
There are several different genres and subgenres that are represented on this list. The common theme that connects all of these tracks together is the feeling of euphoria and happiness that wash over the listener when you hear them. Whether they make you want to get up and dance around the room, or they make you appreciate the world around you just a little bit more, these are the songs that make as feel good the most.