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.

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

New Song by Howard Jones

Mint Car by The Cure

Mint Car – The Cure

Second Nature by Dan Hartman

Second Nature – Dan Hartman

Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung

Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung

Christmas Is Coming by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Christmas Is Coming by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Annie Get Your Gun by Squeeze

Annie Get Your Gun by Squeeze

Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra

Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra

Ain’t It Fun by Paramore

Ain’t It Fun by Paramore

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole

Space Age Love Song  by A Flock Of Seagulls

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!

The Top 10 Feel Good Songs that Make Me Happy
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