This has been a hugely crappy year and the pandemic is going to make for a miserable winter. No wonder people are stressed, despressed, and anxious.
Fortunately, though, we always access music, which can be used to combat bad feelings and thoughts. But what songs are best for giving the body a big jolt of dopamine?
Back in 2015, a Dutch neuroscientist thought he’d look into the matter, spurred on by a question by a British electronics brand called Alba, which supplies Sainsbury’s with consumer gear. What, they wondered, do the best happiness-inducing songs sound like? Dr. Jacob Jolij said, “Challenge accepted.”
After much research and many consultations with music fans, Dr. Jolij came up with this playlist of the happiest songs of all time. Fill yer boots. (Background is available from Inc.com.)