To pick just one song or album that makes me happy is impossible. A lot of music makes me happy – some of it because it’s connected to happy memories, some of it because it’s simply upbeat, and in most cases because it’s music I like to sing out loud, much to the annoyance of anybody within hearing range. So here’s a few of my happy songs:
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
This is off Jack Johnson’s third album, In Between Dreams, which has always been one of my favourites, and this is probably my favourite song off that album. Just listen to the lyrics as the song plays – it is impossible not to smile at this.
Runaway by Jamiroquai
I absolutely and unashamedly love Jamiroquai. This song was a new single written for the release of their greatest hits album High Times which they released a few years ago (before their latest studio album). I dare say this is one of the funkiest, most danceable songs they have ever written.
Fishies by The Cat Empire
This song is off The Cat Empire’s fourth album, So Many Nights. This amazing Aussie band is so full of energy and so upbeat, and are much loved over here for their amazing live shows. This song is bound to get you dancing or moving in one way or another.
Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys
For me, anything by The Beach Boys is connected to childhood memories, as my parents would often play their music in the car when I was little. As an adult, I find myself blown away by their stunning harmonies, and I still connect this music to the beach, which for me is always a happy place.
What songs or albums make you happy? Why do you think they make you happy?