According To Science, These Are The Songs That Make Us The Happiest

Music can definitely turn your mood around and a music expert is sharing the specific songs that banish the blues. Dr. Michael Bonshor, who has a PhD in music psychology and researches music in relation to well-being, has even created a scientific formula to identify mood-boosting songs.

  • He says to create a happy song, it takes a “combination of a major key, 7th chords, 137 beats per minute, strong beat, four beats in every bar, and a verse-chorus, verse-chorus structure.”
  • According to Bonshor, it should also have “a short intro, repeated riffs, high volume, bright tone and a mix of predictability and surprise.”
  • Through his research, he finds the song that makes people the happiest is “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys.
  • Bonshor’s happy formula has been used to create a “pitch-perfect track,” called “The Lighter Note,” which features “upbeat notes, peppy chords and feel-good musical breaks” and it’s available on Soundcloud.

Based on Dr. Bonshor’s formula, these are the top 10 tunes that make people happiest:

  1. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
  2. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
  3. “House of Fun” by Madness
  4. “Get the Party Started” by Pink
  5. “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel
  6. “Sun Is Shining” by Bob Marley
  7. “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
  8. “YMCA” by Village People
  9. “Waterloo” by ABBA
  10. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Source: The Sun

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