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Upbeat Music to Boost Your Mood and Day

By Christine Macahilig
May 24, 2024

If you’ve ever turned up your favorite tunes on your headphones to push through that last half-mile of your treadmill workout or in your car during your drive home after a rough work week, you know the power music has to motivate and capture a mood. In fact, studies suggest that grooving to an upbeat tune can make you happier, help manage stress, regulate mood, and increase creative thinking.

If you’re looking for some new uplifting tunes to add to your usual rotation, check out our curated playlist of feel-good songs on Spotify.

1. “The Boss” by Diana Ross

2. “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

3. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles

4. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley and the Wailers

5. “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé

6. “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac

7. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

8. “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

9. “All Star” by Smash Mouth

10. “Firework” by Katy Perry

11. “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees

12. “Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige

13. “Sunshine” by OneRepublic

14. “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

15. “Float On” by Modest Mouse

16. “Unstoppable” by Sia

17. “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield