Having a Bad Day? Here’s a List of 50 Songs to Cheer You Up!

You know those days. We all have them. Nothing seems to go right. You feel like a permanent raincloud is overhead. That you’re being weighed down by a million and one things that make you just want to either curl up in a ball and cry or scream really loudly and destroy something; maybe both.

There are lots of things one can do to keep these emotions from completely ruining your day, but one of the easiest and quickest things you can do is listen to some cheer up songs. Listening to music is an emotional journey and the right song can help get you back on track.

Below is an assortment of songs that can help cheer you up. Like everything, what works for some people, will do nothing for the next; so peruse them and compile a playlist of what works for you. Then, the next time you find yourself having a bad day for whatever reason, you’ll be prepared to turn your mood around. (Click on the link to be taken to the Youtube video for each song. Do be aware that some of these are not safe for work).

Perk Up Pop and Rock

  1. I feel better” – Gotye
  2. Draggin’ the Line” – Tommy James
  3. Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson
  4. Turning Japanese” – The Vapors
  5. Firework” – Katy Perry
  6. The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
  7. Since U Been Gone
  8. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers
  9. 1985” – Bowling For Soup
  10. Take On Me” – a-ha
  11. Forget You” – CeeLo Green
  12. Float On” – Modest Mouse

Feel Good Country

  1. I Pray for you” – Jaron and the Long Road to Love
  2. Picture To Burn” by Taylor Swift
  3. I Hope You Dance” by Leanne Womack
  4. Settlin’ ” Sugarland
  5. Kerosene” – Miranda Lambert
  6. Red High Heels” – Kellie Pickler
  7. Leave the Pieces” – The Wreckers
  8. Little Bird” – Kasey Chambers
  9. Mean” – Taylor Swift

Blast The Volume

  1. Adrenaline” – Gavin Rossdale
  2. Indestructible” – Disturbed
  3. The Phoenix” – Fall Out Boy
  4. Harden My Heart” – Quarterflash
  5. Never Gonna Stop” – Rob Zombie
  6. You’re Going Down” – Sick Puppies
  7. Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes
  8. Kickstart My Heart” – Mötley Crüe
  9. Paradise City” Guns N’ Roses
  10. Rise Above This” – Seether

Get Up and Dance

  1. Raise Your Glass” – Pink
  2. Walking on Sunshine“- Katrina and the Waves
  3. Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  4. Levels” – Avicii
  5. I got a Feeling” – TheBlack Eyed Peas
  6. Call Me, Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  7. Evacuate The Dancefloor” – Cascada
  8. Just Dance” – Lady Gaga
  9. Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO

Mellow Feel Better

  1. I Am Mine” – Pearl Jam
  2. Even if it Breaks your Heart” – Eli Young Band
  3. Bring on the Rain” – JoDee Messina
  4. Times Like These” – Jack Johnson
  5. Old Pair of Jeans” – Fat Boy Slim
  6. F*&^ing Perfect” – Pink
  7. A Talk With George” – Jonathan Coulton
  8. Fix You” – Coldplay
  9. 93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
  10. Hey What Can I Do” – Led Zeppelin
  11. In The Rough” – Anna Nalick
  12. Smile” – Lily Allen

  • Caitie Patton

    These songs actually help. My friend directed me to this site. I’m glad she did because I listen to these songs all the time on youtube. I hope they add more songs because I have listened to every song on here at least 10 times each. Especially Timber. Gotta love Kesha right?