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19 Songs to Cheer Up Anyone Having a Tough Day

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When you’re having a tough day, sometimes all it takes to turn that frown upside down is a great song — or 19 great songs.

We at The Mighty want to keep all our readers moving and grooving, so we asked what songs help to cheer up you and your loved ones on particularly rough days.

These were your answers. (There’s a Spotify playlist you can follow at the bottom.)

1. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

2. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

3. “Cecilia” by Simon and Garfunkel

4. “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles 

5. “See You Again” by Carrie Underwood

6. “Stand By Me” by Ben E King

7. “Dance With Me” by Orleans

8. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

9. “The Weight” by The Band

10. “My Girl” by The Temptations

11. “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons

12. “Hey Ho” by The Lumineers

13. “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson

14. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

15. “Shop Around” by The Miracles

16. “Hey Brother” by Avicii

17. “Happy Together” by The Turtles

18. “Beautiful Day” by U2

19. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Check out The Mighty’s Cheer Up Mix on Spotify.

Originally published: March 2, 2015
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