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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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I'm a Believer The Monkees

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Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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BobCaps added Don't Stop Me Now Queen

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Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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Day Dream Believer The Monkees

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Happy Together The Turtles

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Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle

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Lovely Day Bill Withers

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Good Times CHIC

Famous People with Stupid Tattoos

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Tom Islava added Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles

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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) 17 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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Happy The Rolling Stones

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Celebration Kool & The Gang

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For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder

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The Best Funny Happy Birthday Songs

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Donna Schakelaar added Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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Day Dream The Lovin' Spoonful

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Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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punksnotdead added Only Happy When It Rains Garbage

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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Let Your Love Flow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
Let Your Love Flow The Bellamy Brothers

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Walking on Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
kellydkaufman added Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

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You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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The Finer Things Steve Winwood

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Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae

The Most Stunning Celebrity Women Over 50

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Everybody's Happy Nowadays is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
punksnotdead added Everybody's Happy Nowadays Buzzcocks

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So Much in Love The Tymes

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10 15
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Send Me On My Way Rusted Root

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6 10
Fun Fun Fun Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Joy to the World Whitney Houston

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Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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Lazy Day Spanky & Our Gang

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All Night Long Lionel Richie

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Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson

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