I recently saw a Twitter post from Canadian music correspondent, blogger and host of @ThatEricAlper show on SiriusXM, Eric Alper, about the The 10 Happiest Songs, according to science. Which apparently was comprised by a Dutch cognitive neuroscientist named Dr. Jacob Jolij who commissioned a British electronic band to run an expansive survey in the United Kingdom, asking respondents to disclose their musical preference and which songs improve their moods the most. Based on the research, Dr. Jolij cooked up a formula and composed a list of ten “feel-good” songs that scientifically make people happy.
The 10 Happiest Songs, According to Science— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) November 22, 2020
1. “Don’t Stop Me Now”
2. “Dancing Queen”
3. “Good Vibrations”
4. “Uptown Girl”
5. “Eye Of The Tiger”
6. “I’m A Believer”
7. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
8. “Livin’ On A Prayer”
9. “I Will Survive”
10. “Walking On Sunshine”
So I figured to put my own list together of maybe not exactly my all time top 10, but certainly 10 songs that put me in a good mood.
New Song by Howard Jones
Mint Car by The Cure
Second Nature by Dan Hartman
Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung
Christmas Is Coming by Vince Guaraldi Trio
Annie Get Your Gun by Squeeze
Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra
Ain’t It Fun by Paramore
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole
Space Age Love Song by A Flock Of Seagulls
A serious hodge-podge of music, but hopefully a list that will inspire one of your own. “Happy” listening!
An avid record collector, lover of all desserts and sometimes seen wearing multiple Swatch watches, Dave has been lending his voice for over 20 years heard on such prominent brands as Intel, RCA, Eddie Bauer, Kellogg‘s, Pizza Hut, Lexus, and infomercial giants Guthy-Renker and Beachbody. His narration projects include Japan’s preeminent automobile series Best Motoring International and Hot Version, along with GTChannel, QVC, Universal Music Enterprises, and ViSalus Sciences.