After writing about peace songs on my other blog, it occurred to me to wonder what were the best songs ever written about joy. I am rather joyful tonight. And music, being such a shared activity, is a wonderful way to communicate happiness. Luckily, a website called Songfacts provides a handy list of songs about happiness. Check it out here.
Turns out that after I went over their list and narrowed it down to my own top five, I had to add in one of my own. So, this is the list of my top six personal favorite happy songs:
Dancing in the Street – Martha & the Vandellas
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
Ode To Joy – Ludwig Van Beethoven
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
This list is a little more eclectic than my favorite peace songs, although I hope to seek out a few more and produce a personal top ten that is a little more contemporary. I’m also very happy to “take nominations from the floor” for the best song of joy ever. Got a favorite to nominate?