Twenty songs guaranteed to make you smile

I feel like we all need a bit of cheering up at this time of year. Right? Christmas is over, back at school/work, it’s cold and the next holiday seems very far away indeed! Music can be such a game changer for me when it comes to lifting my mood. When I’m feeling a bit down I just turn my headphones up and play some feel-good music and I feel better almost instantly! The right music can be a very powerful thing.

Today I’m going to share with you my top twenty ‘songs that make me smile’ – and I hope they will you too!

  1. Pencil full of lead – Paulo Nutini (always reminds me how lucky I am)
  2. Better when I’m dancing – Meghan Trainor
  3. Azonto – Fuse ODG
  4. Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
  5. Hold my hand – Jess Glynne (makes us smile because it’s the song we walked back down the aisle to as a married couple!)
  6. Dancing queen – ABBA (classic!)
  7. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  8. I want you back – The Jackson 5
  9. Love on top – BeyoncΓ©
  10. Hey ya! – Outcast
  11. Uptown funk – Mark Ronson
  12. Price tag – Jessie J
  13. Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth
  14. Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
  15. Heatwave – Wiley (my holiday song!)
  16. Baby – Justin Beiber
  17. She’s so lovely – Scouting for Girls
  18. All summer long – Kid Rock
  19. Hey soul sister – Train
  20. Get lucky – Daft Punk

Happy listening and keep smiling!


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  1. Tara January 22, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I love songs that can instantly put a smile on your face & this is such a good list! I’ll be adding a few to my regular playlist to keep me smiling- thanks!

    • Jessica Emily January 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      I’m glad you like them! Some of my favourite songs:)

  2. Kate January 22, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Although a few of these songs are ones I already love, the majority of them I haven’t heard of so I’ll be adding them to my Spotify playlist soon! x

    • Jessica Emily January 22, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      I’d really recommend them! Thanks for reading lovely xx

  3. Poppy Mayy January 23, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Music is honestly one of the few things that change make my mood do a complete 360. Whenever I’m sad or angry I just put on some of my favourite tracks and jam.

    • Jessica Emily January 23, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Literally it can have such an incredible effect! It’s so amazing in that way. Thanks for reading xx

  4. Mo January 23, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Great post! Music can have such a positive effect on your mood x

    • Jessica Emily January 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you! I know it’s so important to me πŸ™‚ glad you agree! Xx

  5. Amy January 23, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Some current faves and now some new faves. All added to my Spotify play list!!!! Nice choice πŸ’œ

    • Jessica Emily January 23, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks! I know they are my ultimate faves! Such happy songs πŸ˜† xx

  6. queenmeh January 23, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Great list, some of these gems will be making it into my gym playlist πŸ™‚

  7. Ioanna January 23, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Love the idea of making a “make-me-smile” playlist. I think this list will the the base for making my own πŸ™‚

    Ioanna |

    • Jessica Emily January 23, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      It’s lovely to have something to listen to to cheer you up! I always listen to it when I’m walking to work and I look like a Wally walking down the street with a smile on my face! πŸ˜† hehe xx

  8. SaraWrites January 23, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Oh, these are fun and happy songs. You’re right, when the weather is blah and gray, it’s best to lift our mood with happy songs. Hey ya, will do it for me. #lazyblogging #commentstorm

    • Jessica Emily January 23, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      Hey ya is one of the best! Such a happy tune . Thanks for reading cx

    • Jessica Emily January 24, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Glad you like it! Such a tune! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚ xx

    • Jessica Emily January 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      lol, well obviously I’d recommend them! I like a real mix of genres but most of these are quite poppy I guess! xx

  9. olivia January 24, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Ahh i love so many of these songs!

  10. Holly January 25, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    These are all going on my playlist Jessica! My friends & I have a synchronized dance to Uptown Funk. Damn I’m cool haha! brill post!

    Holly xx

    • Jessica Emily January 25, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Amazing!!! Such a good song! Xx

  11. Jenny January 25, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    YASSS Dancing Queen, such an oldie but forever a goodie!!!!

    • Jessica Emily January 25, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Literally my life theme tune πŸ˜‚ I LOVE IT! Xx

  12. Ana De- Jesus January 25, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Can’t stop the feeling is a good one it is such a good feel good song! I like this list!

    • Jessica Emily January 26, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Agreed! xx

  13. Lola January 27, 2017 / 8:39 am

    These are all going on my playlist! it’s amazing how a few songs can change your mood instantly. thank you so much i reaaalllyy needed this.

    • Jessica Emily January 28, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      you’re very welcome lovely πŸ™‚ thanks for reading xx

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