Whether you’re looking to upgrade your wake up playlist, or just for something upbeat to blast with your friends, these songs are sure to get you feeling good, and that energy is contagious.

“Happy” – Pharrell

Probably the first song you thought about feeling happy, this catchy hit made its debut in Despicable Me 2, and has been making us happy ever since.

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

Funny how the first two songs on this list were featured in children’s films, this one appearing in Dreamworks’ Trolls. Something about kids’ movie soundtracks definitely got us feeling pretty good.

I got this feelin’ inside my bones
It goes electric, wavy when I turn it on
All through my city, all through my home
We’re flyin’ up, no ceilin’, when we in our zone

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

If you grew up in the era of Jonas Brothers, then you too, like me, were way too stoked for their new album to come out just earlier this year, a solid six years after their last studio album. Actively can’t get this one out of my head actually.

I’m a sucker for you
You say the word and I’ll go anywhere blindly
I’m a sucker for you, yeah
Any road you take, you know that you’ll find me
I’m a sucker for all the subliminal things
No one knows about you (about you) about you (about you)
And you’re making the typical me break my typical rules
It’s true, I’m a sucker for you, yeah

“Brighter Than the Sun” – Colbie Caillat

All of Colbie Caillat’s music just screams summer time and summer vibes, giving me the sudden urge to head to the beach and catch some rays with those I love before returning to reality.

I swear you hit me like a vision
I wasn’t expecting
But who am I to tell fate where it’s supposed to go?
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart
It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun
Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky
Shining how we want, brighter than the sun, yeah

“A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay

Few know that this song was produced and written in part by Avicii, electronic musician, DJ, and songwriter (RIP). This song is sure to get you up and dancing with your friends, I guarantee it.

‘Cause in a sky, ’cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you
‘Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
Such a heavenly view
You’re such a heavenly view

“Good Life” – OneRepublic

You’ve probably heard this song on various travel commercials and advertisements, because it subliminally places you in a feel-good mood before you can even change the channel from the ad.

When you’re happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

“Pocketful of Sunshine” – Natasha Bedingfield

The title itself is enough to get you in your happy place and remind you that you, too, can have a pocketful of sunshine. What do you really think she means by that? You can ponder this with your friends as you belt out the lyrics on the way home next time.

There’s a place that I go,
That nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.
And there’s no more lies.
In the darkness, there’s light.
And nobody cries.
There’s only butterflies.

“Best Day of My Life” – American Authors

This was most likely already a song you played internally to feel good without you even realizing it. You probably also didn’t even know the name of the song, or the band. You’re welcome.

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz

Similar to Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz has a way of giving all who listen the sudden urge to go backpacking on an island somewhere, and this song does exactly that for me. Hard to believe it came out over ten years ago, but it’s a timeless classic.

I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I been saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

“It’s Time” – Imagine Dragons

If you don’t feel super motivated to do big and great things after hearing this song, then you probably were just listening to it, but not really listening to it. From the beat of the song to the lyrics, all aspects of this song will leave you feeling good.

The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top
Don’t look back
Turning to rags and giving the commodities a rain check
I don’t ever want to let you down
I don’t ever want to leave this town
‘Cause after all
This city never sleeps at night
It’s time to begin, isn’t it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I’ll admit
I’m just the same as I was
Now don’t you understand
I’m never changing who I am

What are some of the best trails you’ve been on? Send us an email and we can feature you: