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 the only  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?

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87 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kat
    21st November 2016 at 5:35 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      21st November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Tabitha Siklos
    21st November 2016 at 5:43 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      21st November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Dara
    22nd November 2016 at 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. 😀

    This is a fun list!

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      22nd November 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Fantastic. I love your list! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  4. Reply
    ohmummymia
    22nd November 2016 at 2:56 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      22nd November 2016 at 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 🙂

  5. Reply
    Lianne
    22nd November 2016 at 3:38 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      22nd November 2016 at 9:22 pm

      You know all about my love for these boys! 😉 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! 🙂

  6. Reply
    Catherine
    22nd November 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Got to love a bit of Robbie. #marmondays

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 9:46 pm

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

  7. Reply
    Devon Mama
    22nd November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Barrie Bismark
    23rd November 2016 at 1:05 am

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you, and thank you for reading 😊

  9. Reply
    Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    23rd November 2016 at 6:22 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 9:58 pm

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

  10. Reply
    Yonit Tzuk
    23rd November 2016 at 6:55 pm

    The Monkees – classic! love it 🙂 thank you

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 9:59 pm

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

  11. Reply
    Sam - StressyMama
    23rd November 2016 at 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.
    #FamilyFun

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:01 pm

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

  12. Reply
    Becky @ Educating Roversi
    23rd November 2016 at 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 ❤️😍

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Charlene
    24th November 2016 at 9:54 am

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:08 pm

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

  14. Reply
    Briony
    24th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Nicola
    24th November 2016 at 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.

    #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:12 pm

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

  16. Reply
    Something About Baby
    24th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. Reply
    Shinners and the Brood
    24th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. 😃

  18. Reply
    Frances Thompson
    24th November 2016 at 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 🙂 #Bestandworst

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:18 pm

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

  19. Reply
    Talya
    24th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:20 pm

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

  20. Reply
    Kirsty - Winnettes
    24th November 2016 at 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!
    #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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.

  21. Reply
    The Tale of Mummyhood
    24th November 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Love, love, love Mr Blue Sky

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 10:23 pm

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

  22. Reply
    The Tale of Mummyhood
    24th November 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Oops #coolmumclub!

  23. Reply
    Angela Watling
    24th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      24th November 2016 at 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. 😊

  24. Reply
    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    25th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:57 pm

      My pleasure Katy. I’m so pleased you liked the list! 🙂

  25. Reply
    Amie
    25th November 2016 at 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 🙂 #MarvMondays

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Sounds perfect to me! Thanks for reading 🙂

  26. Reply
    Emma T
    25th November 2016 at 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.

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:54 pm

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

  27. Reply
    Random Musings
    26th November 2016 at 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
    Debbie

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Huge McFly fan here – as you know!! 😀 Glad you enjoyed the post.

  28. Reply
    kristin mccarthy
    26th November 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I totally forgot the Gin Blossoms!

    I used to love that song.

    #fortheloveofblog

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:49 pm

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

  29. Reply
    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    26th November 2016 at 2:12 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you – glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  30. Reply
    Karen TwoTinyHands
    26th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Fabulous! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  31. Reply
    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    26th November 2016 at 9:29 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Haha! Cheer up sleepy jean!! 🙂

  32. Reply
    Laura - dear bear and beany
    27th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:46 pm

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

  33. Reply
    Tammymum
    27th November 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      27th November 2016 at 9:45 pm

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

  34. Reply
    Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu)
    29th November 2016 at 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

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      Jaki
      29th November 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Yay. A fellow Robbie fan! 👍🏼🙌🏽👌🏼

  35. Reply
    Lucy's Locket
    1st December 2016 at 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! 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      1st December 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Sounds like a fab party to be invited to!! 😄👍🏼

  36. Reply
    Siobhan
    1st December 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      1st December 2016 at 9:15 pm

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

  37. Reply
    Louise - Mummy Miller
    1st December 2016 at 8:18 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      1st December 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Ah thanks! Yay, Robbie is fab! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  38. Reply
    Kimberly - Media Mummy
    1st December 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      3rd December 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Me too! McFly hold a place very close to my heart! 🙂 x

  39. Reply
    laura
    1st December 2016 at 11:04 pm

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

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      Jaki
      3rd December 2016 at 2:10 pm

      My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed xx

  40. Reply
    Suzie
    1st December 2016 at 11:14 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      3rd December 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Oh yes that’s a good one too! 🙂

  41. Reply
    Sarah
    2nd December 2016 at 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!

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      Jaki
      3rd December 2016 at 2:14 pm

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

  42. Reply
    Yvonne
    6th December 2016 at 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 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      6th December 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Ah thank you. It was great fun putting it together! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  43. Reply
    Mandy
    12th December 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Never heard Bon Jovi’s “Beautiful World” before. Great song! 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      14th December 2016 at 7:38 pm

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

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    Justin
    7th February 2017 at 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?

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      Jaki
      10th February 2017 at 9:49 am

      I couldn’t possibly pick – it changes daily! 😄

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