Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Jacob Jolij recently conducted a study about what makes a “feel-good” song. He concluded the three things that make a happy anthem are lyrical theme, musical key, and tempo.
Based on his research, he was able to sort out the top 10 most uplifting songs from the last 50 years. Scroll on for some good tunes.
#1. Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen.
#2. Dancing Queen, ABBA.
#3. Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys.
#4. Uptown Girl, Billy Joel.
#5. Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor.
#6. I’m A Believer, The Monkees.
#7. Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper.
#8. Livin’ On A Prayer, Bon Jovi.
#9. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor.
#10. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina And The Waves.