Broken up with your boyfriend? Lost a friend? Your puppy just died? Life is filled with its up and downs and can be quite overwhelming. If you are having more downs lately, fret not. There are many ways to feel better about life in general. Exercise, a good movie, a talk with a friend or even a walk. Music has long since been regarded as a cure for sorrow, not to mention being a pleasant distraction.
The following top 10 best feel good songs 2017 are guaranteed to make you feel up beat and happy about being alive, well, and most of all have a reason to live.
Table of Page Contents
- Here are the best feel good songs for 2017-2018.
- 10. Avicii – Levels
- 9. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
- 8. Idina Menzel – Let It Go
- 7. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
- 6. Katy Perry – Roar
- 5. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
- 4. Fuse ODG, Nyla – Light It Up
- 3. Daft Punk, Pharrell – Get Lucky
- 2. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
- 1. Pharrell Williams – Happy
Here are the best feel good songs for 2017-2018.
10. Avicii – Levels
Avicii is a Swedish producer, DJ and remixer. He has gained widespread praise from fans and critics. In addition to being a DJ and producer, he is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, keyboards and synthesizers. He has worked with huge names in the industry such as David Guetta and Coldplay. In fact, his work with David Guetta in the song Sunshine in 2011 was nominated for a Grammy Award. Some of his most famous songs are Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, Addicted to You etc. Levels is a house piece that features veteran soul singer, Etta James. The song with its hopeful, perky lyrics is great as a pick-me-up when down. It peaked at number 1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. The video has an impressive 278 million views.
9. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
This song is the second single from the group’s album, The E.N.D. the track was produced by David Guetta. The song was a huge hit internationally, making it to the top of the charts of 21 countries, US included. I Gotta Feeling peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song that was at number one that time was another of the group’s singles called Boom Boom Pow. This made The Black Eyed Peas one of the few acts to have two top singles on the chart at the same time. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards and won one. The track is dance-pop in nature and will make you feel like getting down instead of just feeling down.
8. Idina Menzel – Let It Go
The kids all love Let It Go mostly because they recognize it from the animation Frozen. The song was written by Kristen in conjunction with Robert but was performed by actress Idina Menzel in the character of Queen Elsa. A shorter, pop version was written by the same song-writers and was done by Demi Lovato. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and also won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. The song, with its inspiring lyrics will uplift and help you “let go” whatever might be bothering you.
7. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
Indie rock band American Authors has delivered yet another hit record, Best Day of My Life. The band consisting of members Matt Sanchez, Dave Rublin, Zac Barnett and James Adam Shelley. They all wrote the song. It was released as the second single off their third EP, American Authors and was the third track of their first album, Oh, What a Life. The song is indie rock in nature and combines elements of alternative rock and indie folk. The song was praised for its “upbeat lyrics” and for having “a perfect first hook”. The song is sure to lift anyone’s spirits with its upbeat lyrics. The video has garnered over 149 million views on YouTube.
6. Katy Perry – Roar
Katy Perry is known for infectious, motivational songs such as Fireworks and Roar is no different. The pop song is described by one of its producers as a “pick yourself up and dust yourself off and keep going” song. In fact, Katy Perry actually wrote the song after going through therapy as a way of expressing herself. The song is a pop song, with elements of rock. Katy Perry described the song as a track about standing up for oneself. The track was praised by critics for being easy and catchy. The track was nominated for two Grammys but did not win. However, it managed to top the charts of 14 countries for weeks. The music video has a staggering 2,227,006,163 views.
5. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
This was the hit that introduced us to the five heartthrobs that make up epic English-Irish boy band One Direction. Being their debut and lead single off their album Up All Night, the song catapulted them to the international charts. For instance, the song was number four on the US Billboard Hot 00, topped the Scottish and Irish charts and was certified platinum in the United States. Any and every one will adore this power pop track with its adorable, catchy chorus. The song was massively popular, with radio DJs receiving hundreds of requests from listeners on the daily. The video has accumulated around 870 million views on YouTube. The song’s up beat feel will get you out of that funk you’re in.
4. Fuse ODG, Nyla – Light It Up
Electronic DJ and record producer Major Lazer teamed up with Jamaican singer, Nyla and British-Ghanaian Fuse ODG to create Light It Up. The song was a massive hit with its Moombahton sound and it peaked at number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was the highest charting single for both Nyla and Fuse ODG. With its catchy beat, this song is sure to make you dance. The vide has 243,319,074 views on YouTube.
3. Daft Punk, Pharrell – Get Lucky
French house music duo, Daft Punk collaborated with Pharell to create Get Lucky. The song’s genre is disco and funk. The track has been nominated for two awards and won both. It is also one of the best- selling songs of all time. It made it to the top ten of over 32 countries and peaked at number two at the Billboard Hot 100. The music video has 288,358,483 views. With its old’ school vibes, this song will make you want to dance in the disco like it’s the ‘70s.
2. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
This song was the sixth and last single from Swedish house powerhouse, Swedish House Mafia. It featured vocals from Swedish singer John Martin. The song peaked at number one the US Dance chart and received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. The song also peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was their first and last top ten single. The music video was shot at their final performance and has over 440 million views on YouTube.
1. Pharrell Williams – Happy
As its name suggest, this song will have you feeling exuberant and yes, happy. Happy was written, produced and performed by Pharell Williams himself. The song has been nominated for several award; two Grammys and an Academy Award. The song won the former but lost the Academy Award out to Let It Go. The song’s video has over 973 million views.
So, go ahead, play some of these songs if you are feeling down and watch that frown turn upside down with this playlist of the top 10 best feel good songs 2017. Sometimes things won’t just turn up the way we expect them to and when this happens such a playlist would come in handy.