Top Ten "Feel Good" Songs

I know, it's just too difficult to chose only 10 'feel good' songs, there are thousands!!!

The Top Ten

1 What a Wonderful World - Jackie Evancho

Jackie has the most beautiful singing voice in the world, & puts a new twist on this classic song.

Whatever song Jacqueline presents; she becomes the owner. Simply awesome.. How many times have you read or heard that praise. Well, you read it again.

This is so true, and it's no surprise that Jackie often performs this song today at the age of 16. She leaves the audience feeling that the world is a wonderful place. - RGold

Both Satchmo and Is put a stamp on this amazing song from an adult's point of view.
This version by Jackie Evancho spins it in a totally different way, from the point of view of a 12-year old child, who also happens to have the most beautiful singing voice in the past 100 years.

I always assumed Louis Armstrong owned this song. Lots of great covers done over the years but it was his signature song. Then I heard Jackie sing it live.

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2 Good Life - OneRepublic

You should hear the song. This one always helps me to recover my confidence. Simply superb. Please vote for it guys.

The definition of a feel good song. It always makes me so happy! Every lyric is so uplifting and I just love this song! If you haven't heard it, go hear it NOW.

When you relate this song to something good in your life, it brings out so much emotion and makes you feel amazing.

Best band ever - and this is perfect for a feel good song. A wonderful mood lifter.

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3 The Race - Wiz Khalifa

This song helps if u ever want to have a deep thought about anything and everything... Thanks for the masterpiece Khalifa

4 Charlie Brown - Coldplay

great tune

5 Metropolis - Logic
6 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Always soothe me down..."here comes the sun..tudududu..its alright" - arpan.vinayak

Bee Movie!


(so hapy)

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7 Brand Name - Mac Miller

Fantastic song the old ones r always the best.minds me of ma gran an papa

8 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Its totally Awesome. I started loving Coldplay When I heard this one. You should say I fell for it. They're cool alright. This should be ranked a lot better... Please vote for it!

Okay, I can understand how this song sounds amazing and even relaxing for some, but the meaning goes much deeper. Although the way the song sounds suggests something beautiful, the song is actually a warning to not feel so high up. Coldplay is saying to be careful and to not let power go to your head, or else everything just crumbles down.

So relaxing and beautiful

Easily one of my favorite songs.

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9 Crooked Smile - J. Cole
10 What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

The ultimate feel good songs... just makes me think how lucky we are to be in such a great world and that we move past this stage of war and to finally reach our goal of peace.

How is this not number one!?!? How is the Jackie Evancho's version number one but the original version isn't. This is easily the happiest song for those who are down.

It takes a special soul to write and then sign such an inspirational song. Anyone can cover a song and change it into what is popular for the's the simpler task to do. Louis Armstrong's version will last through this and all other generations.

To clarify, Mr. Armstrong did NOT write this song; his version is also a cover, just as are the dozens of other versions of it. Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.

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The Contenders

11 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

The best masterpiece to lighten and freshen up

12 Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
13 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Not a feel good song. Just listen to the lyrics. - FondaSu

This gives me feels.

14 The Pessimist - Wale
15 Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
16 Chiquitita - Abba
17 Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn and the Herbs
18 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Raised up as a kid with this song, always stuck with me through thick and thin

Favorite song of all time!

19 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
20 January 28th - J. Cole
21 Baba O'Riley - The Who
22 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
23 For the Longest Time - Billy Joel
24 We are the Champions - Queen

When I Was Younger People In My School Use To Play This Song On The Cafeteria Tables. AWESOME - 12cc

Whenever you win a game or a Competition. - funnyuser

This song was my reaction when JB got in jail. And it applies to a lot of things in life. - RiverClanRocks

25 Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Jackie Evancho

Somewhere over the rainbow... Jackie's voice soars. - BobG

26 To Believe - Jackie Evancho

This is a beautiful anthem of hope for a world where "hunger and war have passed away". Sung by a child with the point-of-view of a child. - BobG

27 Off the Wall - Michael Jackson

Awesome lyrics from this upbeat classic. This is the best for when you're down because of its groove and inspirational lyrics. Sometimes I can't help but get up and dance to this one

28 The Winner Takes It All - Abba
29 Touch the Sky - Kanye West
30 Hot Fudge - Robbie Williams

A get up and go song that makes you smile

31 Let It Be - The Beatles

Have always been my companion in harshest times

32 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
33 Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
34 Annie's Song - John Denver

This song fills up my senses like a night in the forest, like the mountains in spring time, like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean

35 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

This has to be in the top ten at least... This song has a touch of nostalgia and lifts up my spirits whenever I listen to it... It's all in the voice!

Absolutely amazing! Makes you feel the feels! Should definitely be in the top ten

This song makes me feel good every time I hear it or even when its in my head.

36 Take Me There - Jackie Evancho

From her album "Awakening", and PBS special "Awakening - In Concert" - recorded at the beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Really nice, light romantic song from Jackie, with just a hint of '70s disco flavor.

37 Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
38 Beautiful People - Chris Brown
39 Yesterday Once More - Carpenters
40 Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

The solo Ukulele version, not the symphony schmaltz version. Poignant.

This is the best version of somewhere over the rainbow since Judy garland sang it!

I first heard this song during the introduction to a "Scrubs" T.V. episode and it was so hauntingly beautiful...when I finally located the full version of the song, I actually wept during the ukulele prelude...and of course Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's voice tones that accompanied during the song's beginning touched something very deep within me.

41 If - Bread
42 Heartland - George Strait
43 Go Time - Jackie Evancho

This song was recorded for Justice Girls Clothing, but the lyrics and the video are a celebration of youthful exuberance! - BobG

44 Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

Try listening to this song without getting happy...I DARE YOU!

This is such a perfect song. It should be in the top tens.

Just listen to this song

Best should be number one

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45 Firework - Katy Perry

Cause Kimmy you're a fireworrkkk!

46 Night Moves - Bob Seger
47 Counting Stars - Onerepublic
48 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
49 Little Kids - Dixie Dregs

With just an acoustic guitar and violin, Steve Morse and Allen Sloan present a bouncy musical interpretation of children at play that's guaranteed to make you smile. - BobG

50 I'm Alive - Celine Dion
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1. The Race - Wiz Khalifa
2. Charlie Brown - Coldplay
3. Metropolis - Logic
1. Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn and the Herbs
3. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
1. What a Wonderful World - Jackie Evancho
2. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Jackie Evancho
3. Take Me There - Jackie Evancho

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