These Songs Make People The Happiest According To Music Experts

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Music can be a powerful thing whether it helps you get through a break-up, dance the night away, or just be in a good mood and apparently there are several factors to determine if a song will make you "happy" or not.

According to a group of music psychologists, a happy song takes a "combination of a major key, 7th chords, 137 beats per minute, strong beat, four beats in every bar, and a verse-chorus, verse-chorus structure.”

The song should also have a "short intro, repeated riffs, high volume, bright tone and a mix of predictability and surprise” according to the group and here are their top songs that they say make people happiest:

  1. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
  2. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
  3. “House of Fun” by Madness
  4. “Get the Party Started” by Pink
  5. “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel
  6. “Sun Is Shining” by Bob Marley
  7. “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
  8. “YMCA” by Village People
  9.  “Waterloo” by ABBA
  10. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

What is your go-to happy song? Did it make their list? Share it in the comments so we can make the ULTIMATE mood-boosting playlist!

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