Happy: feeling delighted, pleased, or glad; showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment.
It’s a feeling every person yearns for. It drives our decision-making. Human beings are hard-wired to seek it. We avoid things that take it away from us and seek things that bring it to us. Every person wants to be happy! And music can be one of best ways to bring your soul a little happiness when you’re in need.
So enjoy our Happy Playlist: 10 Songs That Will Brighten Your Day!
1) Colby and Awu – Change the World
In our song Change the World, we aim to bring you an anthem for being the change you wish to see in the world. As Awu sings, “open up your heart and mind” and let this song fill up your spirit with joy and enthusiasm!
2) Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
Legendary Jamaican reggae band, Bob Marley & The Wailers, provide a classic jam that’s guaranteed to make you chill out and smile. No matter what you’re going through, they remind us not to worry, “’Cause every little thing gonna be alright!”
3) Michael Franti and Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
American hip-hop, funk, and reggae-rock band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, team up with Jamaican soulstress Cherine Anderson to produce a song that simply says, “Hey, I Love You.” Their simple message of playful love, mixed with a poppin’ beat, will bring your heart joy and get your feet moving!
4) OneRepublic – Good Life
American pop-rock band, OneRepublic belts out a catchy tune that’s sure to have you looking at the cup “half-full.” Expressing their appreciation for life itself, OneRepublic sings “We all got our stories but please tell me what there is to complain about.” No matter your circumstances, life is a precious gift we should all cherish.
5) Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Scottish singer-songwriter, Paolo Nutini shows the lighter side of happiness in his catchy song “New Shoes”. Sometimes it’s the little things that make us happy, like a fresh pair of shoes, our friends, and a fun beat to groove to.
6) The Holloways – Generator
London-based indie-rock band, The Holloways, show us the power of music to make us feel happy. Full of optimism, they express their joy for having good health and overcoming the stresses of life. Their song certainly achieves it’s aim, as they sing “I can get a record player, and a generator, generate the music that makes you feel better.”
7) Matisyahu – Sunshine
Nothing brightens a gloomy day like the golden rays of the sun. In “Sunshine”, reggae rapper and alternative rock artist, Matisyahu, combines inspiring lyrics with an upbeat sound. Calling us to “reach for the sky, keep our eyes on the prize, and push those clouds aside,” Matisyahu will fill up your soul with positivity.
8) TobyMac – Speak Life
Christian producer and recording artist, TobyMac, enlightens us to the spiritual side of happiness. More than simply seeking out things that will bring us happiness, he reminds us of our responsibility to bring happiness to others. Heeding us to “use our words to inspire”, TobyMac assures us that “joy will fall like rain, when you speak life with the words you say.”
9) Britt Nicole – Gold
American singer-songwriter and Christian pop artist, Britt Nicole, sings a song for the children of the world. Aiming to cheer their hearts and lift their spirits, Nicole tells each child “whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold, so hold your head up high, it’s your time to shine.”
10) Pharell – Happy
You can’t have a happy playlist without this song! American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer, Pharell, provides us a gem with his mega-hit “Happy”. A song that is guaranteed to make you smile, “Happy” is an anthem for all the cheery, jolly, positive, and joyful people of the world.
So what’d you think of our happy playlist? Any songs you think should be added? Make sure to leave your feedback in the comments box below! Like the article? Share it with your friends on your Facebook or Twitter! For more music that will brighten your day, go check out these 10 Inspirational Christian Songs that Lift Your Spirit.
About the Authors
Colby and Awu are an international music duo, from the United States and Cameroon, committed to making music that uplifts your spirit and inspires you to make the world a better place! Their music is a blend of pop and hip-hop, mixed in with some African roots. They released their debut album, Change the World, in 2013 and are currently working on a 2nd album.
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