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Don’t lie. You’ve definitely spent a night in dancing to “Call Me Maybe” while cleaning your room. Or, at least, to Taylor Swift. Nothing has as much power as a feel-good song, which can transform any mundane task into an epic feat worthy of a montage.
Luckily, even if you tire of one song, there is always another that will inevitably lift your spirits. Here are 34 that will always put you in a good mood. Blast these while driving down a highway in a convertible. Lip sync to them in your room (with a hair brush). Dance to these while doing the dishes or plug them in when you really need to get shit done. From classic oldies to modern pop songs, these happy tunes are ones you actually want to get stuck in your head. Click through to see the happiest songs, ever — and let us know your favorite feel-good tunes in the comments below.
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"Dog Days Are Over" By Florence and the Machine
The first line says it all: "Happiness hit her like a train on a track..." Cue a plucky harp and plenty of handclaps. Just try and not join in.
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"Build Me Up Buttercup" By The Foundations
OK, Buttercup might never call when they say they will, but this is still a banger guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
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"You Can Call Me Al" By Paul Simon
The lead single from Simon's ultimate moment, Graceland. We're not quite sure who Al is, but we defy anyone to resist bobbing along to this 1986 classic.
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"Almost Makes Me Wish for Rain" by Lucius
The perfect harmonies of Lucius are back, with many an upbeat melody on Good Grief. The most jam-worthy might just be this breakup anthem, which has a danceable beat and singable chorus.
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“Dance Apocalyptic” by Janelle Monáe
While we wait for new music from Janelle, we’ll have to make do with this upbeat, infectious jam from Electric Lady. Snap along.