Someone asked me recently my top three songs that make me happy, energetic, ready to go out, etc, and considering it’s mid-January which seems to be the most miserable time of the year for most of us, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite happy-energetic-getting-ready-to-go-out songs.
- Rock N Roll Star//Oasis
A song completely devoted to being awesome and living the life of a rock star, Rock N Roll Star is the perfect song to listen to while you’re getting ready for a night out and get you pumped up.
“Tonight I’m a rock n roll star”
- Shine On//The Kooks
I feel like it’s impossible to listen to this songs, or most Kooks songs for that matter, and not have a grin plastered across your face. An adorable love song to listen to when walking down the street on a sunny day that will undoubtably give you a spring in your step.
“Safety pins holding up the things that make you mine. About your hair, you needn’t care, you look beautiful all the time”
- Better That That//Miles Kane
Most of Miles Kane’s music is pretty happy, especially tunes off his second album, but this one particularly makes me smile, especially when played live. Incredible to blast in the car with the windows down, or even with the windows up when it’s raining-it’ll make it feel like summer to you anyway. It will hype you up to no end.
“When Johnny and the Silver Beatles had your volume high I feel better than that”
- Bassline//Reverend And The Makers
A song perfect to listen to before/during a party. It’s about forgetting about all the bad stuff that happened during the week, and just going mental and losing your mind to the music. You will want to dance.
“All the Monday spent waiting for Friday’s high, all the people want is b-b-bassline”
- Follow Baby//Peace
Seeing this song live was one of the happiest musical moments of my life; it’s a proper belter and the crowd went mental. I was so ridiculously happy in that moment, and every time I listen to that song. You won’t be able to stop smiling when listening to this.
“Follow baby we’re gonna live forever baby”
- Dancing Shoes//Arctic Monkeys
An early Arctic Monkeys track, so it’s almost definitely going to be about the night life of Sheffield. This one in particularly is good at getting you psyched up to go out and have a good time.
“Get on your dancing shoes, you sexy little swine”
- Diane Young//Vampire Weekend
This song was my 2013 summer tune, but I can listen to it in January and still get a rush of happiness and excitement. The other day I was in the car half way down the motorway, and it is pouring rain outside, and this song came on the radio and I was instantly happy.
“Irish and proud baby naturally, but you got the luck of a Kennedy”
Every time I’ve gone out recently, this has been my “getting ready tune”. A proper lively song that’ll get you in a happy mood regardless of how you felt before.
“Follow follow there you go it’s just to let you know that there’s no turning around”
- My Generation//The Who
The Who seemed to specialise in songs that make me undeniably happy. Along with My Generation there’s 5.15, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, The Kids Are Alright, the list goes on. But My Generation is the one that makes me happiest to go out and see people from, well, my own generation.
“People try to put us d-down just because we get around”
- Friday I’m In Love//The Cure
You can’t talk about happy songs without mentioning this song. The king of happy songs, this song is, of course, the perfect song to celebrate the start of the weekend.
“I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too. Thursday I don’t care about you, it’s Friday I’m in love.”
That’s where I’m going to end my list for now, but if you liked this post, I might do a part two at some point, so please let me know if you liked this. Also let me know your favourite happy, getting-ready songs. I’d be interested to hear.