A list of the top 5 feel good songs revealed

Must See 18/02/2019

In 2015 study was creating that investigated the top "feel good" songs. 

Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen from Holland led this study and gathered the information from Britain. 

Dr Jolij said: “A feel good song is very personal. Music is intimately linked with memory and emotion, and these associations strongly determine whether a song will put you in a good mood or not.

“However, there are some key criteria for composers to consider when creating feel good songs - namely lyrical theme, musical key, and tempo.

“Holiday-themed lyrics naturally remind us of happy times, while a major third musical key sounds happy to our ears and something we associate with confidence.

“A high tempo of 150 beats per minute also subconsciously triggers a sense of energy.

“Combine these three ingredients together and you have the formula for the perfect ‘feel-good’ song.”

Below is a list of the songs he collates as the top 5! 

1. Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now 

2. Abba - Dancing Queen

3. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

4. Billie Joel - Uptown Girl 

5. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger