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Here are some of the happiest songs, according to science

Now even science agrees that these songs can uplift your mood no matter how gloomy you are.

People, we have the ultimate playlist with us. The one that would uplift your mood and spirits, no matter how down you feel. A cognitive neuroscience researcher named Dr Jacob Jolij has apparently found a formula that can evaluate a song’s ability to make an individual happy. On the basis of this method, he has ranked songs. The songs were evaluated according to tempo, whether the song is minor or major key and positivity of words. So, here are some of the happiest songs, according to science.

Don’t stop me now by Queen

The Queen’s hit track is a classic example of multitrack harmony vocals for chorus lines which are considered Queen’s trademark style. This song is 161 BPM and is enough to make us all jumpy and happy just listening to it.

Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

As evident by the title, Good Vibrations is the track that would make you happy and giddy in an instant. The song has a few of slow parts, but the happy vibes of the song make up for all of that while being true to the musical style of The Beach Boys.

Walking on the Sunshine by Katrina& The Waves

This upbeat song was a crowd puller and was one of the biggest earners from advertisements and commercials.  We sure expected the song to be on this list, and it does not disappoint.

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

The song is everything that we hope to listen to on a bad, gloomy day. It is peppy, danceable and make you happy everytime you hear it. The happy disco track teaches us to keep moving on and have the strength to take up any challenge. The song, surprisingly, doesn’t even reach 120 BPM, but it sure can make anyone’s day.

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

This hit track is in C Major and also reach up to 120 BPM but has such a melody and charm that can sweep you off your feet. The song gives the listener confidence and makes you all giddy and jumpy.

Dancing Queen by Abba

Whether you knew dancing or not, this song surely turned you into a Dancing Queeneverytime the song was played. The song is pure happiness at 120BPM and is in G Major.

Who knew that being happy and uplifting bad mood would be so easy?

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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