Music lovers have their go-to songs when they need a bit of a boost but Dutch cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Jacob Jolij, recently ran an expansive survey of songs ranging across all genres to compile the top 10 of feel-good songs that scientifically make people happy.
The science bit is that to be a mood changer the song must have a high tempo, positive lyrics and the listener should be able to sing-a-long to it.
Mostly comprising 70s and 80s numbers, his list undoubtedly doubles as the happiest karaoke playlist ever and here is the entire playlist for your mood enhancing pleasure:
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Eye of the Tiger - Suvivor
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
There you have it, if you want to be a shooting star leaping through the sky or like a tiger defying the laws of gravity or even a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva, upload these ten onto your MP3 player and nobody will be able to stop you.