music The Best Songs About Happiness  

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List Rules Songs with "happy" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about happiness as a subject.

Music is often the best way to express happiness or joy over something you can't stop smiling about. Most happy songs have to do with a relationship, but others celebrate the simple happiness of feeling good in day to day life. This is a ranked list of the best songs about happiness, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "happy" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about happiness and harmony as a subject or theme. You may have heard classics like R.E.M's "Shiny Happy People," but what about newer songs like "Junk of the Heart (Happy)" by The Kooks?
 
Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the happy songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.

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(What a) Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

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Good Vibrations The Beach Boys

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Happy Pharrell Williams

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Happy Together The Turtles

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I'm a Believer The Monkees

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Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Day Dream Believer The Monkees

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Happy The Rolling Stones

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I'm Happy Just to Dance With Y... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder

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Day Dream The Lovin' Spoonful

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Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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Lovely Day Bill Withers

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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Dream a Little Dream The Mamas & The Papas

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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Celebration Kool & The Gang

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Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle

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Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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Lazy Day Spanky & Our Gang

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Let Your Love Flow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Let Your Love Flow The Bellamy Brothers

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You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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Everybody's Happy Nowadays is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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The Finer Things Steve Winwood

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Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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Good Times CHIC

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I Hear a Symphony The Supremes

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So Much in Love The Tymes

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Just Like Paradise David Lee Roth

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Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae

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Happiness is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Happiness Beth Hart

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Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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All Night Long Lionel Richie

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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Heavenly Day Patty Griffin

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High Enough Damn Yankees

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Forever Came Today is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
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