Stressed and anxious? These are apparently the happiest songs in the world.

No one is feeling quite right these days. Maybe some music will boost your morale.

A Dutch neuroscientist named Jacob Jolji created what he calls a Feel Good Index capable of measuring the number of positive references used in songs. It also considers things like tempo and key. He determined that these are the happiest songs on Earth. Your mileage may differ, of course.

1. Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now

2. ABBA, Dancing Queen

3. Beach Boys, Good Vibrations

4. Billy Joel, Uptown Girl

5. Survivor, Eye of the Tiger

6. The Monkees, I’m a Believer

7. Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want to Have Fun

8. Bon Jovi, Livin’ on a Prayer

9. Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive

10. Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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