Clap Along: Your Ultimate Happy Playlist

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Clap Along: Your Ultimate Happy PlaylistDid you know March is Optimism Month? To celebrate, we’re focusing on a ton of tips for bringing extra touches of bliss into your life and home!

We’ve probably all heard the saying “Music makes the world go ‘round.” And while it’s not technically true, there’s no denying that music is kind of a big deal when it comes to making our lives a little better! Music has been proven to not only improve our moods when we’re in the dumps, but also to enhance our creativity! Whether you need to get your creative juices flowing, need a little pick-me-up, or just feel like dancing, we’ve created this ultimate playlist of happy songs guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations)

The Temptations ain’t too proud to beg, and we ain’t too proud to admit how much we love this song!

All About That Bass (Meaghan Trainor)

When we asked for song ideas for this list, this was the one song almost everybody recommended! We’re all about the beat Meghan Trainor drops on this track!

A Year Without Rain (Selena Gomez & The Scene)

Here in AZ we may not actually want a year without rain, but we love this Selena Gomez song anyway!

Bang Bang (Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)

Heralded as one of the top songs of 2014, there’s no denying this song has a catchy beat!

Best Day of My Life (American Authors)

Is anything happier than the best day of your life?!

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

The only thing that could make this song better would be … Muppets?

Bring Me to Life (Evanescence)

Do you remember what you were doing in 2004? Chances are, at some point, it was “jamming to this song.”

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

This song always makes us think of fun summer days …

California Dreaming (The Mamas and the Papas)

… And this song always makes us think of a beautiful Flagstaff fall!

Celebration (Kool and the Gang)

How can you not celebrate when this song is on? It’s right there in the title!

Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)

We’re ready to start dancing before the first words are even spoken in this song!

Cupid Shuffle (Cupid)

You might catch our Pine View Village crew dancing to this fun track in the office! (Don’t worry … we’d invite you to join in!)

Dog Days Are Over (Florence and the Machine)

By the time the claps start in the bridge we’re on our feet ready to dance!

Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)

We’re not sure what makes us happier: the song itself or Robin Williams’ antics in the music video.

Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (Stevie Wonder)

We suggest taking Mr. Wonder’s advice and taking a little time to just not worry ‘bout a thing.

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

Thing song makes us feel like we could run up a whole bunch of stairs …

Fantastic Voyage (Lakeside)

Go ahead … watch the awesomely retro music video and try not to smile!

Firework (Katy Perry)

Do you ever feel already buried deep? This song is a great reminder to just “ignite the light and let it shine.” You’re a firework!

Good Vibrations (Beach Boys)

The good vibrations in this song make us smile whenever it comes on!

Hakuna Matata (The Lion King)

Come on … it’s The Lion King! What's not to love?!

Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)

We like this song for night drives with Flagstaff’s bright starry sky.

Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Our Highland Village crew loves to get happy with this uber fun track. (PS: Check out the amazing 24 hour music video if you haven’t seen it already!)

Happy Together (The Turtles)

We can’t see ourselves loving this song any more than we already do … the “ba-ba-bah” chorus is a bright and shiny spot for sure!

Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)

We didn’t have the long, cold, lonely winter talked about in the song, but we’ll celebrate the joy of the sun anytime with the Beatles.

How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)

Ms. Houston would never have to ask how she would know if we love this song … we definitely do!

I’m a Believer (The Monkees)

We’re big believers in this catchy tune!

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)

Ah, the ‘80s … Judge the hair, jeans, and chunky glasses in this video all you want, we still love this song.

It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)

We couldn’t resist bringing back a bit of Carlton Banks with this one … Come on, who doesn’t think of the Carlton when this song comes on?!

I Want You Back (Jackson 5)

WE LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH … Oh, sorry, were we screaming? We just … really love this song!

Last Friday Night (Katy Perry)

Besides being in love with Katy Perry’s awesome glasses and braces in this music video, we just can’t help but dance to this song.

Love On Top (Beyonce)

This song is extra-catchy. And what could be better than Queen Bey taking it up octave by octave at the end?!

Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight and The Pips)

We love this song on its own, but we also get a major kick out of this 2008 American Idol finale parody video featuring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and an extra smooth Robert Downey, Jr.!

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra)

“Don’t you know it’s a beautiful new day?” There’s no denying it when this perky song starts playing.

My Girl (The Temptations)

We can identify this song immediately … almost as fast as it brightens our moods.

Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leopard)

Does this make anybody else think of prom?!

Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)

Go ahead and let your hair down as you check out this track!

Raise Your Glass (Pink)

Don’t be fancy … just get dancy when this song comes on.

Rhythm of Love (Plain White T’s)

This song makes us want to throw a beach party!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)

University Square loves the IZ version of this classic song that makes us yearn for home or that place over the rainbow.

The Man (Aloe Blacc)

Now you can tell everybody—yeah, you can tell everybody … go ahead and tell everybody how much we love this song.

Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)

While we admit we sometimes get a little freaked out when we hear this song (thanks a lot, I Am Legend), we love this song’s reminder that “every little thing is gonna be alright.”

Tightrope (Janelle Monáe)

We love to tip on the tightrope with this song!

Today was a Fairytale (Taylor Swift)

This sweet song from Taylor Swift reminds us that we’re never too old for a fairy tale.

Twist and Shout (The Beatles)

We’d love to live it us like Ferris Bueller singing “Danke Schoen” on a float … or maybe just enjoy a full on street party in downtown Flagstaff to “Twist and Shout”!

Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)

This song is all over the airwaves, and we’re still not tired of it yet!

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)

We love this song on its, but we MIGHT love it a little more with a male model gasoline fight a la Zoolander.

Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)

Walking on actual sunshine might not be advisable, but we feel like doing it anyway whenever this song comes on!

We Are Young (Fun.)

Our team at Woodlands Village keeps things light and fun with this eternally fun track from a band with one of the most appropriate names ever.

What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

What list of happy songs would be complete without this timeless track from Louis Armstrong?

Yeah (Usher)

Are we loving this song? … Yeah.

What are your favorite songs, or the songs guaranteed to brighten your mood? Don't forget to share with us, here and on our social media pages! We'd love to get as happy as a room without a roof with you!

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