Top 10 Songs that Will Always Make You Smile
VOICE OVER: Matt Campbell
Script written by Sean Harris
These songs will never fail to brighten up your day! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Songs that Will Always Make You Smile! For this list, we've looked at all music irrespective of genre or period, and collected the most infectiously happy songs out there!
Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.comsuggest
Script written by Sean Harris
Top 10 Songs That Will Always Make You Smile
These songs will never fail to brighten up your day! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Songs that Will Always Make You Smile!
For this list, we've looked at all music irrespective of genre or period, and collected the most infectiously happy songs out there!
#10: "Walking on Sunshine" (1983)
Life always looks that little bit better when the weather's on your side, but for Katrina and the Waves, happiness just doesn't come any stronger than this! "Walking on Sunshine" is happy song-writing at its very best, coupled with a catchy, 'can't get it out of your head' kind of melody! A regular on many a movie and TV soundtracks, it's a record best played at the beginning of the day, and is the perfect fit for any summer playlist! It'll have you heading to the beach in no time!
Katrina and the Waves
#9: "Dancing Queen" (1976)
Whether it really is 'Friday night and the lights are low', or just any other evening of the week, this song will always leave you smiling from ear to ear! A worldwide number one hit for Swedish Euro disco pioneers ABBA, "Dancing Queen" is probably one of the most iconic records of the twentieth century! From the piano intro to the harmonic fade-out, we've been 'digging the dancing queen' for decades now, and we'll likely do so for decades to come as well!
#8: "Mr. Blue Sky" (1978)
Another weather-related record at number 8, and one of the most instantly upbeat songs ever sung! With lyrics that literally play out the replacement of a rainy day with a sunny one, "Mr. Blue Sky" personifies the summer sky itself, and turns him into one helluva hero! Written by Jeff Lynne during a stay in the Swiss Alps, the ELO frontman had struggled for inspiration during a dark and misty two weeks in the country, but then the weather brightened up and so did his writing... Thus came the record you're probably singing along to right now!
Electric Light Orchestra
#7: "I Want You Back" (1969)
The Jackson 5 had more skill than most when it came to making us smile, and we might've included the eternally popular "ABC" at number seven... However, "I Want You Back" just about edges it! The very first Jackson 5 single to be released by Motown Records, it launched the five-piece on their way to worldwide fame, and showcased to everybody the pop king potential of one Michael Jackson! Despite its love lost lyrics, the song is infectiously uplifting, no matter how hard your day has been!
The Jackson 5
#6: "Uptown Funk" (2014)
A supremely stand-out song within recent times, "Uptown Funk" flows through just about everybody's veins when this record plays - and that is definitely something to smile about! Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars bring out the very best in each other for this one to create a worldwide hit with playful lyrics and a party startin' belter of a beat! Mars had previously got us grinning with "The Lazy Song", but while 'chillin' in our snuggie' sounds good, 'hittin' our hallelujah' sounds even better!
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
#5: "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (1965)
Of course, "Uptown Funk" might never have been a thing at all, were it not for our next artist! Widely considered the founding father of Funk in general, James Brown could tap into human happiness unlike anybody else! "I Got You" is a signature tune, and a go to record for anyone who feels like getting their groove on! Dancing (and smiling) comes naturally whenever and wherever this song plays, and we at WatchMojo all but guarantee that you're at least tapping your toes this very second!
#4: "Happy" (2013)
Our next song really gets to the crux of today's countdown! "Happy" has its listener feeling exactly as its titled, and the smiles seem to flow as freely as Pharrell Williams' award winning vocal work! A track produced as part of the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, it features in the film at a pivotal moment when super-villain Gru has fallen in love... The character dances through the streets saving ducklings and catching Frisbees, inspiring us all to get out and do the same thing!
#3: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (1966)
As with many entries on today's countdown, the idea of happiness is often synonymous with an idea of innocence - but in no other song is that relationship better felt than in this one! "Wouldn't It Be Nice" is an idealised version of the future, sung from one love-struck sweetheart to another. Fairly conservative as far as rock 'n' roll records go, it served as the opener to the Beach Boys' legendary Pet Sounds album, and has become a must-listen for any soon-to-be married couple. It's smiles all round!
The Beach Boys
#2: "Here Comes The Sun" (1969)
Clearly, the sixties were a decade well worth smiling about, as our podium places are filled with records from the era! Up next, the Beatles who with "Here Comes The Sun", created one of the most hummable hooks ever known! It's a record that we owe entirely to George Harrison who wrote it in Eric Clapton's garden and using one of Clapton's acoustic guitars. A song saturated in positivity, "All You Need Is Love" might've made our Beatles entry, but "Here Comes The Sun" has our smile just that bit broader!
But, before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (1984)
"Come On Eileen" (1982)
Dexy's Midnight Runners
"You Make My Dreams" (1981)
Hall and Oates
"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" (1973)
#1: "My Girl" (1964)
Our faces might ache from having smiled so much so far, but today's winner will have you grinning widest of all! A record with nothing but positive energy running through it, "My Girl"s lyrics are romantic beyond comparison... And it's rhythmic, wave-like delivery helps lighten the mood of anybody listening! If you've had a hard day at the office, or gotten a poor grade at school, throw this on and dance away! "My Girl" will always make you smile!
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