Top 100 Feel Good Songs

Feel Good songs can make you feel better from the melody, the lyrics, the beat, or even a memory of another time and place (or person). The right song can make you feel good enough to get out of bed and face the world. (#2, by Wham!) Feel Good Songs can cross generations and musical genres. They tend to make great ‘finale’ songs at the movies. They can wipe away tears, and they can cause them. Feel Good Songs make for a Wonderful World (#1, by Louis Armstrong)

Feel Good songs were among the first to become popular with radio, recorded music and film for a very good reason – the right feel-good song can change your emotions – they can inspire, refresh and heal your soul. They can Rock You. (#33, by Queen)
They are Simply The Best! (*Tina Turner)

March 20th is the International Day of Happiness.

Feel Good Song List

1. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
2. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Marvin Gaye
4. Happy – Pharrell Williams
5. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
6. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
7. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
8. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
9. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
10. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
11. Don’t Stop Believin – Journey
12. Say Yes – Michelle Williams featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland
13. Living In America – James Brown
14. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
15. Firework – Katy Perry
16. Valerie – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
17. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
18. Beautiful Morning – Rascals
19. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
20. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
21. I’m A Believer – Monkees (or Smash Mouth)
22. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
23. Sitting on the Dock of the Bay- Otis Ridding
24. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
25. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
26. Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammar
27. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
28. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
29. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
30. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
31. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
32. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
33. We Will Rock You – Queen
34. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
35. The Greatest Show – Panic! At The Disco
36. Get The Party Started – Pink
37. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
38. We Like To Party – Venga Boys
39. Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
40. My Guy – Mary Wells
41. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John
42. Soul Man – Sam and Dave (or the Blues Brothers)
43. On Top Of The World – Carpenters
44. Thank You For Being a Friend – Andrew Gold
45. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
46. (Build Me Up) Buttercup – Foundations
47. Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
48. Pon De Replay – Rihanna
49. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
50. Yeah! – Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
51. Up Up and Away – the Fifth Dimension
52. Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
53. Allstar – Smash Mouth
54. Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
55. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
56. Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
57. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
58. Bang On The Drum – Todd Rundgren
59. Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
60. Love Train – O Jays
61. I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
62. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
63. So Fresh, So Clean – OutKast
64. Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
65. Dog Days Are OIver – Florence and the Machine
66. Let’s Groove – Earth Wind and Fire
67. Hey Ya – OutKast
68. Beautiful Day – U2
69. Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
70. Miserlou (instrumental) – Dick Dale
71. Affirmation – Savage Garden
72. Pump It – Black Eyes Peas
73. Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez
74. I Feel Fine – The Beatles
75. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
76. Feelgood, Inc. – Gorillaz
77. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
78. All-Star – Smash Mouth
79. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
80. Drift Away – Dobie Gray
81. Step In The Name Of Love – R Kelly
82. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
83. Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
84. The Promise – When In Rome
85. Wannabe – The Spice Girls
86. Saturday Night At The Movies – Drifters
87. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – Tavares
88. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
89. Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Winder
90. I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
91. Every Morning – Sugar Ray
92. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
93. Burning Heart – Survivor
94. Everytime We Touch- Cascada
95. Who Says – Selena Gomez
96. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
97. Simply The Best – Tina Turner
98. Yesterday Once More – Carpenters
99. Get Happy – Judy Garland
100. Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney

Bonus Feel-Good Tracks:

The Best – Tina Turner
Take A Chance On Me – Abba
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
What I Like About You – Romantics
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Power of Love – Luther Vandross
Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Ray
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Ladies Night – Kool and the Gang
Barbie Girl – Aqua
We Got The Beat – GoGos
Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls