Songs 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.

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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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Louis Armstrong

2
163 82
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Pharrell Williams

3
106 50
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Bobby McFerrin

4
105 51
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The Beach Boys

5
81 36
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The Monkees

6
63 29
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BobCaps added Queen

7
42 12
Walking on Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
kellydkaufman added Katrina and the Waves

8
62 34
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Three Dog Night

9
55 28
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The Monkees

10
65 37
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50 25
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Belinda Carlisle

12
66 40
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The Turtles

13
46 32
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Kool & The Gang

14
28 18
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Donna Schakelaar added Blue Swede

15
27 17
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Hall & Oates

16
24 17
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Matthew Wilder

17
30 24
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CHIC

18
29 23
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31 26
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Bill Withers

20
29 26
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Tom Islava added The Beatles

21
34 34
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Stevie Wonder

22
28 27
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22 20
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The Bellamy Brothers

24
6 1
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Willie1019 added The Beatles

25
34 37
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