Top Ten Feel-Good Songs of 50s & 60s

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The Top Ten

1 Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash
2 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
3 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
4 Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day

Thanks Britgirl. Another feel good oldie I can add to my playlists. - ParasN2000

5 Good Timing - Jimmy Jones
6 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
7 Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
8 I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
9 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
10 A Beautiful Morning - The Rascals

The Contenders

11 Groovin - The Young Rascals
12 The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.

A feel good instrumental from 1968. Decades and decades later it would be a staple of most High school and college marching bands and played at games and pep rallies. Most young people probably have no idea of it's origin but they know it gets them moving, makes them feel good and gives them spirit at the appropriate moment. That's a large accomplishment for such a small instrumental that last all of 2:25. Wow! It will probably be around forever.

This little soul instrumental still and will always make you feel good, put pep in your step. Pick you up song that's involuntary and just can't help but make you move.

Infectious Feel Good!

13 Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
14 Finger Poppin Time - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
15 Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris

The m... with the hand claps get's me every time.

16 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

It's amazing how classics make you feel. If this little ditty does not make you move and feel good then you need help! Such a fun song even if you can't figure out all the lyrics that never mattered. This is one of those songs that will be around for generations to make people feel Good!

17 Shout - The Isley Brothers
18 Happy Together - The Turtles
19 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
20 Up on the Roof - The Drifters
21 It's All Right - The Impressions
22 Sunny - Bobby Hebb

Thank you to the person(s) who added many more of these feel-good songs. They do exactly what they're supposed to do. - Britgirl

23 Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela

Feelin' Good just Grazing in the Grass!

24 The 59th Street Bridge Song - Simon & Garfunkel
25 Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
26 I Got Rhythm - The Happenings
27 I Get Around - The Beach Boys
28 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
29 Get Ready - The Temptations
30 (I'm A) Road Runner - Junior Walker & the Allstars
31 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
32 I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells
33 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
34 More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase
35 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - 5th Dimension
36 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
37 Lazy Day - Spanky and Our Gang
38 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & the Shondells
39 Soul Man - Sam & Dave
40 I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
41 Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole
42 SH-Boom - The Chords
43 Five O'Clock World - The Vogues

Feel good song after working all day!

44 The Rain, the Park, and Other Things - The Cowsills
45 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
46 Do You Love Me - The Contours
47 Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker

Released in 1969 and it's impossible not to feel good when this song is playing.

48 Cherry, Cherry - Neil Diamond

A brilliant upbeat good feelin song!

49 Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
50 Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
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1. Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash
2. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
3. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
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