Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Happy songs of all time 2017, Happiness is an emotion that has been a uniting theme throughout the history of music. People have written about the things that make them happy, the people that have made their lives better, and how they have turned their lives around for the best. No matter the genre, every style of music seems to have numerous “happy songs” to unite its listeners in a smile. That being said, these following ten songs are spanning all genres to choose the very best Happy Songs of All Time.
- #10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” – The Darkness
- #9. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
- #8. “Hey Ya” – Outkast
- #7. “Happy” – Pharrell
- #6. “The Lazy Song” – Bruno Mars
- #5. “The Twist” – Chubby Checker
- #4. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
- #3. “Happy Together” – The Turtles
- #2. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown
- #1. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson
Here we present the list of top 10 best Happy songs of all time 2017.
#10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” – The Darkness
In the world of songs that can bring a smile to your face, The Darkness has written a song that is guaranteed to do just that. While the song is meant in many ways to be a serious track, I believe the band even realized that the lyrics and composition were a little cheesy. So if you watch the video for “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”, you will find some of the most overacted sequences in all of music video history. If that isn’t enough to draw a smile on your face, perhaps the super high notes that the lead singer hits all throughout the track will also inspire you to ‘believe in a thing called love’ too.
#9. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
While the song is still cycling regularly all over the radio, “The Best Day of My Life” is a song that people can’t help but guide them into a great mood regardless of what emotional state they had when the track began. The American Authors have truly made an impressive track that will help anyone appreciate each and every day in their life, not to mention just be more thankful for the little things that go right in their lives. With a little better outlook, even in the darkest of times, a person is guaranteed to spend a lot more time being happy.
#8. “Hey Ya” – Outkast
Outkast was never really known for the songs that make people overly happy. While they certainly are known for several hits through their successful careers, the song that has landed them squarely on a list of the happiest songs ever written is “Hey Ya”. Technically this is a song that was only primarily performed by the one half of the Outkast duo (Andre 3000), but now after the small split of separate albums released together, this is deemed overall as an Outkast release. This is a song that speaks of a failing relationship that could be saved, which is pretty ironic when you think about the composition and delivery of this track being almost exclusively what generates the happiness from listening to it.
#7. “Happy” – Pharrell
This is a song that was originally written exclusively for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. While the movie itself would only have moderate successes for the style of film that it was, this song would far surpass the popularity of the movie that it was written for. The song itself spent the better part of its release year fluttering up and down the charts. This was one of the very biggest releases from Pharrell Williams, and continues to be an anthem about being so happy you can hardly contain yourself. The cadence and composition of the song feels very much like a sing along style song, and its catchy chorus makes it very difficult not to take a shot at singing right along.
#6. “The Lazy Song” – Bruno Mars
For a song about wanting to and ultimately doing nothing all day long, Bruno Mars sure knows how to make it a happy experience. While the song’s lyrics themselves can generate a smile out of even the most serious of folks, it is the song’s music video that really brings the song a whole new life. Imagine Bruno Mars dancing ridiculously around his apartment. Then imagine that every one of his moves is being mimicked all around him by 4 other guys dressed up as monkeys. Sound ridiculous? It’s sure to make anyone happy to watch it happen.
#5. “The Twist” – Chubby Checker
There’s nothing like dancing that can really bring a smile to people’s faces. Being happy is as simple as a dance craze from decades ago. No matter what kind of party that you are at, if anyone puts on “The Twist” from Chubby Checker you are sure to have laugh quickly following. Once people can let go of their shyness about possibly looking a little ridiculous, and you have a room full of people competing to do the best ‘twist’, everyone is having a good time. Not only the dancing, but the song itself is also something people just have a fun time listening to regardless of who you are.
#4. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
While most people don’t tend to put this song on when they are in the worst of moods to try and turn it all around, it is a song that can certainly amplify the need we all have to let some of the little concerns go and just learn to be a little happy. While this is primarily one of the only major hits that Bobby McFerrin would have in his modest career as a musician, it is all but certain that Mr. McFerrin is not worrying wherever he is. That guy is happy somewhere right now. Even if his song is credited about half of the time to Bob Marley, who had died about 7 years before the song was ever even written.
#3. “Happy Together” – The Turtles
“Imagine me and you, I do. I think about you day and night, its only right to think about the one you love and hold her tight, so happy together”. Who couldn’t get behind a nice lyric like that written about them by the person they love? The Turtles saw their biggest success through the release of this single “Happy Together” which would be a quintessential track for being crazy in love with someone. This song has been featured in dozens of movies and countless episodes of television programs as a song that perfectly fits a character loving someone else. So crank it up, hold your love close, and sing it loud and proud.
#2. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown
James Brown is in a class of performer all his own. When it comes to songs that make you feel good and bring a smile to any face, there is quite possibly no better song for most folks than “I Got You (I Feel Good)”. This is a song that is quite literally being so happy and feeling so good simply because the singer has his girl in his life. This is a direct reflection of the kind of impact that the feeling of love can have on the composition of a song. Some of the saddest songs ever written, as well as the better part of all of these happiest songs ever written all center around being completely smitten with someone.
#1. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson
The King of Pop makes a major statement at the top of this list with the single greatest happy song that has ever been written in the history of all music. “The Way You Make Me Feel” is, you guessed it, about Jackson being in love. This is a song that showcased the artists impressive lyrical skills and diverts from the songs that had become the norm for his successes. This is a track that makes anyone who is currently in love a little more appreciative of the one that they are with and relating right along with Michael Jackson’s words to the way that their significant other makes them feel. Hard not to smile when you got the kind of love or good feeling that you can get just from listening to this pop music gem.
Happy songs come around every year in all kinds of different genres. The things that make these particular tracks so resonate as the greatest “happy songs” ever written is the lasting impact that they have had on music in general. Artists on this list are direct inspirations for other artists also on this list (Bruno Mars being directly influenced by the career of Michael Jackson, for example). Showing the world your happiness, and being able to make others happy through the songs you have written, makes these tracks the single greatest happy songs of all time.