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41 Of The Happiest Songs Guaranteed To Cheer You Up On Mondays

Mondays are a pain, simple as. Chances are you're probably hungover, and you have a full week of work or college to get through before you can start drowning your sorrows again at the weekend. So here are some classic songs guaranteed to cheer you up on the most miserable day of the week. And no, "Happy" by Pharrell is not on this list. I hope I'm a little more original than that.


 

Hall & Oates- You Make My Dreams


Of course, this song was recently made famous in 500 Days of Summer. That scene is also ridiculously happy, so you might as well get to enjoy that too.

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Billy Ocean- When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

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The Notorious BIG ft. Ja Rule - Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix)

I realise the subject matter isn't that cheerful, but the beat is too good not to include it.

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Louis Prima- I Wanna Be Like You

Anyone who doesn't like the Jungle Book you just simply shouldn't trust.

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And of course, Robbie Williams and Olly Murs only improve the situation.

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Lou Bega- Mambo No. 5

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The Temptations- My Girl

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Dion & The Diamonds- Runaround Sue

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Now watch this granny and try not to get cheered up. Go on, I dare you.

 


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Glenn Miller- In The Mood

This is the last of the really old songs I swear.

 

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The Beatles- Twist & Shout

Okay, I lied. I'm not even sorry.

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The Beach Boys- Surfin' Safari

Or anything by the Beach Boys really.

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Kanye West- Gold Digger

Even though he's an asshole and the song, like the Biggie Smalls remix above, isn't really that cheerful, I just love it so you should too.

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Bobby McFerrin- Don't Worry Be Happy

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The Tokens- In The Jungle

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The Saw Doctors- Joyce Country Ceilí Band

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There has to be at least one Irish song on the list.

 


 

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Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al

 


 

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Hanson- MMMBOp

 


 

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Electric Light Orchestra- Mr. Blue Sky

 


 

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Rusted Root- Send Me On My Way

If you're trying to remember where you've heard this before, it was in Matilda and Ice Age.

 


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The Jackson 5- I Want You Back

Just like the Beach Boys, you can't go wrong with any of their songs.

 

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The Jacksons- Blame It On The Boogie

I realise this is pretty much the same band just with a different name because they're a few years old, but who really cares when the song is this happy?

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Toploader- Dancing In The Moonlight

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5ive- Megamix

I couldn't decide which 5ive song to go with, so I just chose the Megamix. If you've been to Coppers before you've definitely heard this mix in there.

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 Katrina & The Waves- Walking On Sunshine

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Nina- 99 Red Balloons

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Quincy Jones- Soul Bossa Nova

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Simply because it plays a part in the happiest title sequence to any film ever.

 

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Wham- Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

 

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Earth, Wind & Fire- September

 

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Outkast- Hey Ya!

 

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Paolo Nutini- Pencil Full Of Lead

 

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C2C- Happy

I didn't say there wasn't any song with this name on the list, just Pharrell's version. And for the record, this is a better song.

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Jack Johnson- Banana Pancakes

It was so hard to pick just one of his songs.

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The Kooks- She Moves In Her Own Way

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Travie McCoy- Billionaire feat. Bruno Mars

Remember how much we all used to like Travie McCoy and Gym Class Heros? That was nice.

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The Superman Lovers- Starlight feat. Mani Hoffman

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Don't let the music video put you off.

 


 

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Dire Straits- Walk Of Life

 


 

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The Faces- Ooh La La

 


 

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Will Smith- Gettin' Jiggy With It


And of course since we're talking about Will Smith, I might as well give you all the chance to rap along to the best tv theme of the 90s.

 


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Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

One of the rare occasions when the remix of a classic song is as good as the original.

 

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Backstreet Boys- Everybody

 

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MC Hammer- U Can't Touch This

 


 

O'Jays- Love Train

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