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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I'm a Believer The Monkees

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Happy Together The Turtles

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BobCaps added Don't Stop Me Now Queen

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Day Dream Believer The Monkees

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Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Happy The Rolling Stones

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For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder

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Celebration Kool & The Gang

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Lovely Day Bill Withers

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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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Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle

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Day Dream The Lovin' Spoonful

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Donna Schakelaar added Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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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
Mark Lanzarotta added I'm Happy Just to Dance With You The Beatles

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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Tom Islava added Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles

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punksnotdead added Only Happy When It Rains Garbage

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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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Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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Good Times CHIC

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The Finer Things Steve Winwood

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Lazy Day Spanky & Our Gang

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Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae

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Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson

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All Night Long Lionel Richie

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So Much in Love The Tymes

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4 9
Everybody's Happy Nowadays is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
punksnotdead added Everybody's Happy Nowadays Buzzcocks

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Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Susan Snyder added Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams

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I Hear a Symphony The Supremes

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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Beautiful Life Ace of Base

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Send Me On My Way Rusted Root

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Green Lights Aloe Blacc

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High Enough Damn Yankees