By this point, most people are beginning to feel the fatigue of the quarantine. If you haven’t been affected by the virus itself, the challenges of isolation have most likely set in. If you find yourself down, try checking out these tried and true happy tunes to help boost your spirits. There’s no magic bullet, but these songs have been making feel empowered and uplifted for years.
“Happy,” Pharrell (2013): You can’t help but dance around like an eight-year-old at a bar mitzvah when you hear this song.
“Better Be Good to Me,” Tina Turner (1984): And here, you’re guaranteed to have a new swagger when listening. Even if you’re not wearing a leather skirt.
“Blessed,” Elton John (1995): He promises us we are blessed. Everyone needs to hear this right about now.
“Neutron Dance,” Pointer Sisters (1983): Sideways hop-dancing, check. Big bangs, check. Shoulder pads, check. What more does a person need?
“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars (2016): Now just go find that gold chain.
“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves (2018): if it isn’t Kermit The Frog telling us about the importance of rainbows, it’s this woman.
“Good as Hell,” Lizzo (2016): Put your hand to the sky and testify with this and add another, “I’ll have another!”
“I Feel for You,” Chaka Khan (1984): Does anyone else remember their first crush when they hear this song? Asking for a friend.
“You Make My Dreams,” Daryl Hall and John Oates (1980): These two will forever and ever make a person dance like a teenager. Braces and acne may be a side effect but well worth the groove-on you will promptly receive.
“Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen (1978): Ok, so this one is for use inside the house, outside the house if you are alone or accompanied by a dog that has been thoroughly washed and is willing to be your dance partner.
Rapper’s Delight- Sugar Hill Gang (1979)– The song that started it all. We all have permission to be groovy when this is on. Do it now, I dare you to not shake your tailfeather.