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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Happy Pharrell Williams

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Good Vibrations The Beach Boys

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Happy Together The Turtles

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Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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I'm a Believer The Monkees

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Happy The Rolling Stones

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Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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Day Dream Believer The Monkees

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder

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Lovely Day Bill Withers

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Rock Stars Who Died at Age 29 The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Celebration Kool & The Gang

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Day Dream The Lovin' Spoonful

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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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I'm Happy Just to Dance With Y... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle

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Let Your Love Flow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Let Your Love Flow The Bellamy Brothers

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Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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Good Times CHIC

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Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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Lazy Day Spanky & Our Gang

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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Everybody's Happy Nowadays is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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So Much in Love The Tymes

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You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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The Finer Things Steve Winwood

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Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness

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Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson

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All Night Long Lionel Richie

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I Hear a Symphony The Supremes

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Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae

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Sunshine Matisyahu

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Forever Came Today is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Forever Came Today The Supremes

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Happy Man Chicago

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Best of Joy Michael Jackson

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Beautiful Life Ace of Base

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Green Lights Aloe Blacc

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