Today, March 20th, marks the International Day Of Happiness. The concept is the brainchild of social entrepreneur Jayme Illien, and in 2012 the UN signed a resolution pledging to recognize happiness as not only a ‘right’ but a “fundamental human goal.”
On such an important day to celebrate positivity and well being, we’ve scoured through our playlists to find you a collection of songs to get you in a great mood, as you each deserve.
Get What You Give
Although The New Radicals were largely labelled a ‘one hit wonder’, what a hit they gave to us. Regarded as one of the greatest songs of the 90’s, it’s not surprising to see the anthem appear in many ‘best of’ lists including VH1 who ranked it 11 on it’s “40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s” in 2011.
I Gotta Feeling
If 2009 could be described in a song, this would be it. This song was played everywhere, almost every hour of the day but somehow still made magic each time. Unsurprisingly the song reached phenomenal heights and amongst many other achievments is iTunes’ most downloaded song of all time.
Everybody’s favourite septet tapped into the heart of every young pop lover with this catchy singalong encouraging people to follow their dreams. Wise words.
Walking On Sunshine
Released in 1985, this timeless piece of pop still receives regular airplay and advertisement spots with a former label employee rightly describing it as a ‘crown jewel in EMI’s catalog.’
What started out as an innocent pop song turned into a worldwide movement for happiness. As music lovers, we’re personally so proud of what this song has achieved on a social scale and equally as excited for Pharrell to be an advocate for such an important issue. Ladies and gentleman, music has no borders.
Don’t Stop Believin’
A little bit of nostalgia never hurt anybody. There have been many covers of this legendary tune but Journey did it first and best. The ultimate power ballad to blast out at the end of the night to complete any good gathering..
What song makes you happiest? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix!