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Feel Good Music

Feel Good Music

In the mood for some feel good music? This article will help you compile a collection that's bound to lift your spirits and send them soaring.
Tilottama Chatterjee
We've all had those days―you know, the ones where so many things go wrong that you feel like you're a living example of Murphy's Law in progress, and the only thing that's working in your favor is that it has to end. When your spirits are flagging and you're feeling blue, listen to some feel good music, and let it work its magic―if nothing else, you'll go to sleep feeling a bit better than you were. At best, you'll dust off the day's debris, put on your happy hat, get gussied up, and face the world head on in your twinkly dancing shoes. Nothing can make the world seem better than music―well, maybe chocolate, sunshine, piping hot coffee on a cold winter morning, warm socks and autumn colors, a doggy welcome, April showers, but I'm hoping you get my drift. To get you started, take a look at the world of happiness through feel good songs that'll have you tapping your feet in no time.

List of Songs that will Make you Feel Better
It's sort of stupid to assume that what works for me, will work for you, since tastes are so individual and choices even more so. I might scoff at pop bands that you like and you might scrunch up your nose at my choices of R&B songs and alternative music, but sometimes, just sometimes, if you expand your horizons, and give the ridiculous a chance, you come across a song that truly speaks to your soul. And what more can you ask for? This is a list of some of the best music I could find, express finished to make you smile. It has pretty much every genre somewhere in there, so give it a whirl.
  • I Feel Good―James Brown
  • Feelin' Groovy―Simon and Garfunkel
  • Dancing in the Moonlight―Toploader
  • Pink―Aerosmith
  • You Learn―Alanis Morissette
  • A Change Would Do You Good―Sheryl Crow
  • Hysteria― Def Leppard
  • Born to Be Wild―Steppenwolf
  • Thank You―Dido
  • Lose Yourself―Eminem
  • Affirmation―Savage Garden
  • You Gotta Be―Des'ree
  • Up―Shania Twain
  • Till I Collapse―Eminem
  • Bring Me to Life―Evanescence
  • Independent Women―Destiny's Child
  • Sunscreen―Baz Luhrman
  • What a Wonderful World―Louis Armstrong
  • Walking in Memphis―Marc Cohen
Sometimes, bad days seem to be the norm, and nothing really works much―especially when you're going through a break up or trying hard to survive the aftermath. At such times, a good cry can be more therapeutic than one may give it credit for. They say that music soothes the soul―does that mean that songs that make you cry, or think, or feel inspired make you feel good? Perhaps they do. Take a look at what I mean.
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams―Green Day
  • Only Time―Enya
  • Ordinary World―Duran Duran
  • Bittersweet Symphony―The Verve
  • Trouble―Coldplay
  • Flightless Bird American Mouth―Iron and Wine, OST, Twilight
And finally, when you're all cried out, and the tears are giving way to righteous indignation and you feel the urge to thumb your nose at life, and shout 'Bring it On!' in sheer challenge, watch a feel good music video, maybe Bryan Adams' 'On A Day Like Today'. Once your done, I'd wager you'll be a lot better off―enough to perhaps make yourself a lovely mug of cocoa and settle down to clean out your closet (perhaps that's too ambitious?), rid yourself of clutter, find your inner poise and Qi, and in the process, get a grip on your life.

All in all, it seems like the years gone by have more to offer than the current trend, not for nothing are they called the golden oldies. When life seems too much to take, and the world seems to be conspiring against you, slip on your head phones, put on your pick-me-up mix and take a walk. The world's worries can take a hike.