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Queen, ABBA, The Beach Boys highlight new 'Happy Songs' list

We’re spotlighting “feel good” songs heading into Thanksgiving today.We came across a list of the ’10 Happiest Songs’ compiled by Dutch neuroscientist Jacob Jolij to share.

Analyzing trends Jolij concludes that a happy song contains “highly personal and strongly depends on social context and personal associations.”

These songs all have something in common: they averaged 140 to 150 beats per minute, a about 20 or more beats higher than the average pop tune.

The upbeat rhythm likely subliminally re-energizes listeners. The songs on the survey were also much more likely to be in a major key rather than a minor key.

Jolij commented that a major third key, specifically, is received by the listeners as a happy, confident sound.

Other factors with this compilation include cheery, nonsensical lyrics or words describing happy events and positive, fun emotions.

Parties, love, and dancing all make for a happy song.

Doctor Jolij then took all his findings and then built an algorithm that resulted in this Top Ten (New York Metropolitan Museum of Art):

  • 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 Wanna Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
  • 8. "Living on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi
  • 9. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
  • 10. "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves

When Micky Dolenz learned that "I'm a Believer" was on the list, he said, "Glad to be with so many other classic tracks! Happy Thanksgiving!"

[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]

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