10 Songs That Make Me Happy

10 Songs That Make Me Happy

Everybody knows that music is good for the soul. Music is my ‘go to’ when feeling a bit down in the dumps. It can be an instant ‘pick me up’ when I’m feeling that things are getting on top of me. It’s my happy place. I’m never happier than when I’ve got the volume turned up loud. So this post is all about 10 songs that make me happy.

I must point out that they’re not theΒ onlyΒ  10 songs that make me happy. This post was extremely tricky to write as it depends how my mood takes me. But they are certainly on my (ever-growing) list of go to tunes to put me in a good mood.

I’m not going to bore you with explanations, I’m just going to let you sit back and (hopefully) enjoy!

  1. The Coral – Jacqueline
  2. McFly – Star Girl
  3. ELO – Mr Blue Sky
  4. Kavana – Deja Vu
  5. The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
  6. Gin Blossoms – Til I Hear It From You
  7. Robbie Williams – Candy
  8. Bon Jovi – Beautiful World
  9. The Monkees – Daydream Believer
  10. Guns N’ Roses – Rocket Queen (particularly from 4.30 onwards on this particular video!)

    So there we have it. A little insight into the songs that make me smile. A varied mix, I’m sure you’ll agree. But then isn’t variety the spice of life?!

    What songs make you happy?



  1. 21st November 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Well I can see why these songs make you happy. I like The Kooks πŸ™‚ #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      21st November 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Great band aren’t they? Almost all of their songs are happy. It was hard to pick a favourite. Thanks for commenting.

  2. 21st November 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Great list. I love Mr Blue Sky! My four year old is into Agadoo at the moment. Disaster! #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      21st November 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Haha awwww. Bless her. Maybe I won’t let my almost four year old listen to that then, just in case!! Thanks for reading.

  3. 22nd November 2016 / 12:21 pm

    A lot of songs make me happy….Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons, Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror, and Fire by Jimi Hendrix. Just to name a few. πŸ˜€

    This is a fun list!

    • Jaki
      22nd November 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Fantastic. I love your list! Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚

  4. 22nd November 2016 / 2:56 pm

    that’s lovely list:) I think everyone has a songs which make us happy:)\#TwinklyTuesday

    • Jaki
      22nd November 2016 / 9:23 pm

      I do hope so. It can do so much for your mood. I couldn’t get through the day without music. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  5. Lianne
    22nd November 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I love Star Girl by McFly, it’s a crime to not get up and dance when this comes on!! πŸ™‚ #twinklytuesday

    • Jaki
      22nd November 2016 / 9:22 pm

      You know all about my love for these boys! πŸ˜‰ And now Ethan seems to be following in my footsteps – we must hear this song in excess of twenty times a day and I never tire of it! πŸ™‚

  6. 22nd November 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Got to love a bit of Robbie. #marmondays

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Ahh I’ve loved Robbie for more years than I can remember! 😍

  7. 22nd November 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Some of my happy songs on here too. Can’t help but sing along loudly to star girl and a huge fan of ‘She moves in her own way’.. going to have to listen to them both in the morning now!! #marvmondays

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Ah I hope you enjoyed them! My little one is obsessed with Star Girl. I must hear it twenty times a day but I never tire of it! Thanks for reading.

  8. 23rd November 2016 / 1:05 am

    Good list! I can see why they make you happy!

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you, and thank you for reading 😊

  9. 23rd November 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Love posts like this! My fave from these has to be ELO – so cheerful! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 9:58 pm

      It’s a great song isn’t it? Even better on a sunny day! X

  10. 23rd November 2016 / 6:55 pm

    The Monkees – classic! love it πŸ™‚ thank you

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 9:59 pm

      It’s been a favourite for years! Thanks for reading.

  11. 23rd November 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I agree that music is definitely good for the soul. I was just talking with my sister earlier about music being kind of like a therapy when you’re feeling a bit down.

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:01 pm

      It really is my go to therapy. I always like making a new Spotify playlist! Thanks for reading.

  12. 23rd November 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Gin Blossoms from the Empire Records OST! I love that film! Thank you for reminding me! #BloggerClubUK Oh and I’m always happy to see Robbie on any list ❀️😍

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Yes!!! Empire Records! I used to work in a music store so loved this film too! I watched it recently and it brought back so many memories! And Robbie will forever be great! Thanks so much.

  13. 24th November 2016 / 9:54 am

    So many songs make me happy, I have a list on Spotify called ‘Up’ for when I want a boost #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:08 pm

      I love Spotify! I don’t know how I ever managed without it! Thanks for reading.

  14. 24th November 2016 / 9:59 am

    I do love listening to a little bit of The Monkees and I’ve seen Bon Jovi live, excellent. Nothing better than a good variety, At the moment the latest Panic! At The Disco album is making me happy #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:11 pm

      My sister and I have been huge Bon Jovi fans for years and have seen them lots of times – they are amazing. Thanks for reading.

  15. 24th November 2016 / 10:52 am

    Not heard of some of these (showing my age!) but I love the Kooks, will always remind me of being a student in those hazy summer days.


    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:12 pm

      I love how music ignites memories. I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane. Thanks for reading.

  16. 24th November 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Love this, such a mix of songs! Love that Kooks song, and I am also a big Bon Jovi fan (quite randomly, I don’t know why I ever first listened to him!) #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Huge Bon Jovi fan here! I was brainwashed from a very early age by my Sister. I’ll forever be grateful to her! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  17. 24th November 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Love ‘She Moves in Her Own Way. Your list has got me thinking about what my top ten would be… #MarvMondays #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Fantastic! You should have a think and share your answers with everybody! I’d love to read it. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ˜ƒ

  18. 24th November 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Such a great list! At least 75% are on my happy playlists and the other 25% will be making their way on sharpish πŸ™‚ #Bestandworst

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks so much for reading.

  19. 24th November 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Oh yes I love that sound Day Dream Believer! Nothing like a good old feel good song or two is there? Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:20 pm

      My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed it and found a favourite!

  20. 24th November 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I love The Coral – Jaqueline! Queen Bohemian Rhapsody makes me very happy as does Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out. You have a great list here!

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:21 pm

      It’s always a bonus that you end up loving a song with your own name as the title!! Big Queen fan here aswell!! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:23 pm

      It’s a wonderful song isn’t it?! Thanks for reading.

  21. 24th November 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m totally with you on ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ by The Kooks! That song always makes me smile.

    Gosh there are so many songs that make me happy although I’m drawing a blank right now because you’ve asked the question!! Two temporary happy songs are “Can’t stop the feeling” by J.T. and “This is what you came for” by Calvin Harris / Rihanna. My daughter loves them too. Oooh and actually “Sugar” by Maroon 5 was ‘our’ song from Mat Leave so that’s another one.

    Music is truly awesome! #CoolMumClub

    • Jaki
      24th November 2016 / 10:24 pm

      You’ll be thinking about it all night now!! My little one also loves JT. It was our holiday song this year so it really should have been on this list!! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading. 😊

  22. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    25th November 2016 / 1:21 pm

    What a fab feel good playlist! I love Mr Blue Sky, and pretty much anything Queen – both never fail to put a smile on my face and have me singing along! Thanks for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:57 pm

      My pleasure Katy. I’m so pleased you liked the list! πŸ™‚

  23. 25th November 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I listen to anything and everything so it’s hard to pick just one! Anything that makes me want to dance is always a good shout πŸ™‚ #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Sounds perfect to me! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  24. 25th November 2016 / 11:47 pm

    There’s a few here I don’t know at all. But Mr Blue Sky’s a great choice, and Daydream believer.

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:54 pm

      It does seem there is something for everyone here! I do have a varied taste! πŸ™‚

  25. 26th November 2016 / 11:44 am

    Great choices, I like most of these, especially She Moves in Her Own Way and I love anything by McFly!
    Thanks for linking up with #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Huge McFly fan here – as you know!! πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed the post.

  26. 26th November 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I totally forgot the Gin Blossoms!

    I used to love that song.


    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Not many people know it – I loved Empire Records. Did you ever see it?

  27. 26th November 2016 / 2:12 pm

    What a great list, love The Kooks and The Monkees, haven’t heard Daydream Believrer in a while!

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you – glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  28. 26th November 2016 / 7:59 pm

    See that’s the sort of list I’d come up with. Such a varied mix of people to never get bored with! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Fabulous! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  29. 26th November 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Stopping by again from #ablogginggoodtime
    Still can’t get Daydream Believer out if my head!

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Haha! Cheer up sleepy jean!! πŸ™‚

  30. 27th November 2016 / 7:30 am

    That’s a great list. I forgot how much I love the beautiful world and I haven’t listened to the kooks for so long. I am off for a listen while I have my breakfast! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Ah yay! I hope it made your breakfast extra happy!!

  31. 27th November 2016 / 7:51 am

    I actually didn’t know a few of these but I do love day dream believer such nice memories. Your right music can really help your mood abs it’s amazing how songs with happy connotations can make a difference. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun x

    • Jaki
      27th November 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Completely! Nothing like losing yourself in a good happy song.

  32. 29th November 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Aww I have songs like this – i think I have some for every emotion! Love a bit of robbie!!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      29th November 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Yay. A fellow Robbie fan! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  33. Lucy's Locket
    1st December 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I started off not knowing any of these songs!! But then I got to the Kooks – i’m with you now! I love that song too. My daughter and I have a ‘party’ to it every morning! πŸ™‚ #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      1st December 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Sounds like a fab party to be invited to!! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸΌ

  34. Siobhan
    1st December 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Daydream Believer is one of my absolute favourite songs! I love how music can 100% change your mood – there’s nothing like an impromptu dance party to make everything better!!

    Siobhan | siobhanmarie.co.uk

    • Jaki
      1st December 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks Siobhan! It’s been a life long favourite of mine too! X

  35. 1st December 2016 / 8:18 pm

    This is a great feel good playlist, I love Robbie Williams Candy, it always puts a smile on my face! #SharingTheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      1st December 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Ah thanks! Yay, Robbie is fab! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  36. 1st December 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Oooh The Kooks song is a classic. I love it too – so upbeat and warm. Ooh and I love a bit of McFly… I’m a cheese fiend! x #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      3rd December 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Me too! McFly hold a place very close to my heart! πŸ™‚ x

  37. 1st December 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Amazing selection, I love most of these too! Thanks for sharing lovely xx #FriYAYLinky

    • Jaki
      3rd December 2016 / 2:10 pm

      My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed xx

  38. 1st December 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Some great happy song choices. “I’m a believer” always makes me smile.

    • Jaki
      3rd December 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Oh yes that’s a good one too! πŸ™‚

  39. 2nd December 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Amazing choices! That Kooks song gets me everytime. It totally gives me butterflies it’s so good. Also Naive is great too!

    • Jaki
      3rd December 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Definitely! I love them all. Such feel good songs! X

  40. Yvonne
    6th December 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Oh I love this post and it has been singing away now. I love Robbie. Also Daydream Believer is one of my fav songs. You have excellent taste πŸ™‚ #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      6th December 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Ah thank you. It was great fun putting it together! Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  41. 12th December 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Never heard Bon Jovi’s “Beautiful World” before. Great song! πŸ™‚

    • Jaki
      14th December 2016 / 7:38 pm

      It’s an album track. But one of my favourites of theirs. Thanks for reading.

  42. 7th February 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing a dose of happiness! Happy songs makes a happy person. I love listening to christian songs, it makes me happy and at peace all the time. Reading your post made me think of my happy songs that aren’t christian realted songs. By the way, Rocket queen and beautiful world are my favorites in your list. Whats your most favorite?

    • Jaki
      10th February 2017 / 9:49 am

      I couldn’t possibly pick – it changes daily! πŸ˜„

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