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21 Songs Guaranteed To Make You Happy

DON'T STOP BELIEEEVIN'.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the songs that always cheer them up no matter what. Here are the happy results.

1. Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar — "The Greatest"

RCA / Astralwerks

—Harriet Elizabeth Rose, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Oh, oh, running out of breath / But I, oh I, I've got stamina"

2. James Brown — "I Got You (I Feel Good)"

King Records

—Jovana Balaban, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "I feel nice, like sugar and spice / So nice, so nice, I got you"

3. Blue Swede — "Hooked on a Feeling"

Capitol
Marvel

—Nancy Underhill, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "I'm hooked on a feeling / I'm high on believing / That you're in love with me"

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4. Mika — "Love Today"

Casablanca Records / Universal Music Group

—Jamie Heart, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Everybody's gonna love today, gonna love today / Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to / Love, love me"

5. Beyoncé — "Love on Top"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc
Sony / Parkwood

—Jessica Coffey, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Nothing's perfect, but it's worth it / After fighting through my tears"

6. Lady Gaga — "Hair"

—Debra Ann, FacebookMost uplifting lyric: "I've had enough, this is my prayer / That I'll die livin' just as free as my hair"
Interscope

—Debra Ann, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "I've had enough, this is my prayer / That I'll die livin' just as free as my hair"

7. Hall and Oates — "You Make My Dreams"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EErSKhC0CZs

—Beth Armer, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Twist and shout my way out / And wrap yourself around me / 'Cause I ain't the way you found me / And I'll never be the same, oh yeah"

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8. Bleachers — "I Wanna Get Better"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5osPtE7kXI

—Mallory Mates, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Woke up this morning early before my family / From this dream where she was trying to show me / How a life can move from the darkness / She said to get better"

9. Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco — "Touch the Sky"

Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam

—Allie Batera, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Fore the day I die, I'mma touch the sky / Gotta testify"

10. Jimmy Eat World — "The Middle"

—Larra Harr, FacebookMost uplifting lyric: "It just takes some time / Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride / Everything, everything will be just fine"
Interscope

—Larra Harr, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "It just takes some time / Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride / Everything, everything will be just fine"

11. Queen — "Don't Stop Me Now"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM

—Clarissa Johnson, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky / Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity / I'm gonna go, go, go / There's no stopping me"

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12. Train — "Hey, Soul Sister"

Atlantic Records

—Anastasia Gordziej, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "You see, I can be myself now finally / In fact there's nothing I can't be / I want the world to see you'll be with me"

13. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros — "Home"

Rough Trade / Community

—Noelle Joy Fiorentino, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Man, oh, man, you're my best friend / I scream it to the nothingness / There ain't nothing that I need"

14. Electric Light Orchestra — "Mr. Blue Sky"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhFy4qZ0ah8
Jet Records / Sony

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Most uplifting lyric: "See how the sun shines brightly in the city / On the streets where once was pity / Mister blue sky is living here today, hey, hey"

15. Rusted Root — "Send Me on my Way"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMabBGydC0

—Ashley Kane, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Well pick me up with golden hand / I may see you, I may tell you to run / You know what they say about the young"

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16. Michael Jackson — "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"

—Luna Solara, FacebookMost uplifting lyric: "You need some lovin' (T-L-C) / Tender lovin' care / And I'll take you there / I want to love you (P-Y-T)"
Epic Records

—Luna Solara, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "You need some lovin' (T-L-C) / Tender lovin' care / And I'll take you there / I want to love you (P-Y-T)"

17. The Darkness — "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"

Atlantic / Warner Music Group

Anna Kopsky

Most uplifting lyric: "I believe in a thing called love / Just listen to the rhythm of my heart / There's a chance we could make it now / We'll be rocking 'til the sun goes down"

18. Bon Jovi — "Livin' on a Prayer"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
Mercury / Island

—Sam Dyer, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not / We've got each other and that's a lot for love"

19. Modest Mouse — "Float On"

Sub Pop / K Records

—Courtney-Lynne Lowe, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "And we'll all float on okay / And we'll all float on okay / And we'll all float on anyway, well"

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20. Whitney Houston — "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Arista / RCA

—Danny Bird, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Oh, I wanna dance with somebody / I wanna feel the heat with somebody / Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody / With somebody who loves me"

21. And of course, Journey — "Don't Stop Believin'"

Frontiers Records / Columbia

—Gabriella Mtz, Facebook

Most uplifting lyric: "Don't stop believin' / Hold on to that feelin'"

Here are all the songs together on one cheerful playlist, just for you:

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