Music to boost your mood



Do you ever feel like you need a little nudge to be in the right mindset? I’ve noticed myself lately needing an extra boost to get out of a funk or keep my thoughts in check. Recently, when I need an extra push, I’ve been putting on an upbeat song that helps my mind calm down.

Everyone has that one song that can instantly put them in a great mood. However, there is also that song that can always bring you to tears. Music is so fascinating in how it is entertainment and it can be a form of therapy. Think about it. Sometimes you need to play the saddest songs you know to put you in your feels and get the emotion out. Sometimes you need a song to get built up anger out, a song to pump you up, or there are those songs to have a complete jam-out session with your best friend in the summer with the windows rolled down and your hair blowing in your face. And I absolutely cannot leave out when you need some Taylor Swift in your life. My girls know that mood.

Regardless of what kind of music you listen to or what mood you’re in, music has proven psychological benefits of improving mood and motivation. Tapping into emotional wellness here. Studies have shown that music can alter brain chemistry and the production of cytokines. Cytokines are a broad range of small proteins and control the growth of other immune system cells. In a bad and short explanation, music may lead to affecting your immune system and help improve your mood.



Recognizing that music affects mood and the immune system, here are 60 songs that are upbeat and are sure to help boost positive thoughts and feelings. Add them to your playlists and listen next time you find yourself in the dumps.

Shake It - Metro Station


ABC - The Jackson 5


Dancing Queen - ABBA


I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross


Can’t Stop This Feeling - Justin Timberlake


Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves


9 to 5 - Dolly Parton


Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars


What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction


Rain On Me - Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande


Old Town Road - Lil Nas X


Juice -Lizzo


Beer Never Broke My heart


Starships - Nicki Minaj


Thrift Shop - Mackelmore


Build me up buttercup - The Foundations


Drive By - Train


Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae


Country Girl (shake it for me) - Luke Bryan


Firework - Katy Perry


Shake It Off - Taylor Swift


Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson


Hey Look Ma, I Made It - Panic! At The Disco


HandClap - Fitz and The Tantrums


I’m A Believer - Smash Mouth


Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson


Don’t Stop Believing - Journey


Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield


Uptown Girl - Billy Joel


Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi


It’s A Beautiful Day - U2


Love Story - Taylor Swift


Living - Dierks Bently