Top Ten Songs That Will Turn You from Depressed to Happy


The Top Ten

1 America - Simon and Garfunkel

I don't care the lyrics. It's titled America. I would still be depressed. - AnonymousChick

"... Kathy I'm lost I said, though I knew she was sleeping,
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why..." - Billyv

'It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw, I've come to look for America.. '
'Counting the cars in the New Jersey turnpack they've all come to look for America.. ' - Beatlesboy9

2 Looking for Space - John Denver
3 Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
5 Mexico - James Taylor

No. It would make me super depressed. Mexico has killed my from the inside out. - AnonymousChick

6 Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel

"I'll meet you any time you want, in our Italian restaurant." - PetSounds

So many fantastic songs here… This is probably the one that makes me smile the most, so it gets my vote. - PetSounds

7 Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan

Depressed to "happy"? Do you know this song?
"It was rainin from fhe first and I was shim of thirst so I came in here /. And your long time curse hurts but what's worse is this pain in here / I can't stay in here / Ain't it clear that I just don't fit / I believe it's time for us to quit / When we meet again, introduced as friends / Please don't let on that you knew me when / I was hungry and it was your world /... but she breaks just like a little girl". Joyous! 😜 - Billyv

Well I love the song and it's one of my favorites to sing. And I am happy to hear it but... Maybe the list title should be "songs that make ME happy..."? πŸ˜œπŸ˜ΉπŸ‘πŸΌ - Billyv

8 The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
9 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley
10 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

This amazing song is exactly about that - the character turns from depressed to strong and happy.
You can feel that in the music and lyrics.

"So many times it's hopeless, dark and gray
No way out
And other times, it's hope that saves the day"

"The way out
A sea of life so peaceful and serene
The path of life lies open wide for me

Come join the path of glory
Leave all your fear behind" - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Mother Nature's Son - John Denver

Nice upbeat cover of the Beatle's original.
McCartney's arrangement on the White Album was more low-key and contemplative than the bright lyrics deserve.

12 Happy Together - The Turtles
13 Home - Gym Class Heroes
14 Ain't It Fun - Paramore
15 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
16 I Really Don't Care - Demi Lovato

I love this song! I'm not a huge Demi Lovato fan though. - RiverClanRocks

17 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj


Why do idiots keep adding songs like this to lists like this?

What the heck? Who would add this horrible song on here? - RiverClanRocks

18 Top of the World - Carpenters
19 Changes - David Bowie

I have a deep connection with this song, and always lifts my spirits. - PetSounds

20 My Back Pages - The Byrds

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

21 Do You Believe In Magic? - Lovin' Spoonful
22 She Loves You - The Beatles
23 Hangover - Psy

This will make me even more depressed.

24 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

This will make me even more depressed.

25 All Gold Everything - Trinidad James

This will make me even more depressed.

26 Started from the Bottom - Drake
27 Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini
28 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
29 Wildest Dreams - Iron Maiden
30 Anthem - Iced Earth
31 Bridges in the Sky - Dream Theater
32 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
33 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
34 Hey Ya - Outkast
35 Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
36 Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
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Top Remixes

1. America - Simon and Garfunkel
2. Looking for Space - John Denver
3. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
1. Home - Gym Class Heroes
2. Ain't It Fun - Paramore
3. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift


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