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.

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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Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Walking on Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
kellydkaufman added Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

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I'm a Believer The Monkees

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BobCaps added Don't Stop Me Now Queen

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Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle

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Day Dream Believer The Monkees

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Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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Happy Together The Turtles

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Celebration Kool & The Gang

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Donna Schakelaar added Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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Lovely Day Bill Withers

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Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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Good Times CHIC

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You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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Tom Islava added Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles

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Happy The Rolling Stones

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Let Your Love Flow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Let Your Love Flow The Bellamy Brothers

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Dream a Little Dream The Mamas & The Papas

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For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Semigoodlooking added Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy The Kinks

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punksnotdead added Only Happy When It Rains Garbage

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Willie1019 added Good Day Sunshine The Beatles

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Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae

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Day Dream The Lovin' Spoonful

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Send Me On My Way Rusted Root

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Happier Marshmello, Bastille

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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All Night Long Lionel Richie

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The Finer Things Steve Winwood

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I Hear a Symphony The Supremes

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When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

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The Rubberband Man The Spinners

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Just Like Paradise David Lee Roth

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Joy to the World Whitney Houston

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Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson

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Everybody's Happy Nowadays is listed (or ranked) 49 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) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Susan Snyder added Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams