Daily Top Five: Songs That Make You Happy

Depending on my situation and mood, artists and songs often fill different purposes for me. If I need to hear a good weeper, I have my go to songs and even artists that I can count on. The same goes for if I need to be inspired. Likewise, there are certain songs that will instantly make me feel happy no matter how many times I’ve heard them.

As you’ll see on my list, the songs that make me feel simple happiness aren’t lyrically groundbreaking, but have fun productions and addictive beats.

What songs can you rely on to make you feel happy?

  1. Shovels and Rope, “Birmingham”
  2. Shovels and Rope, “Hail Hail”
  3. Brandi Carlile, “Hard Way Home”
  4. Sugarland, “It Happens”
  5. The Little Willies, “Tennessee Stud”


  1. Reba McEntire – I’ll have what she’s having
    Becky Hobbs – Are there any more at home like you?
    Becky Hobbs – I don’t dance with strangers.
    Becky Hobbs – The boots I came to town in.
    Gretchen Wilson – All jacked-up.

    Gretchen may not be so popular but a situation we may have been in.

  2. David Ball – “Freewheeler”
    Brooks & Dunn – “Red Dirt Road”
    Aaron Watson – “Reckless”
    Chris Young – “Neon”
    Tim McGraw – “Something Like That”

  3. 1. Happiest Girl in the Whole USA–Donna Fargo
    2. THe Chair–George Strait
    3. Honky Tonk Superman–aaron Tippin
    4. Nickajack–River Road
    5. I’m my own Grandpa

  4. 1. Striking Matches – “When the Right One Comes Along”
    2. B.J. Thomas – “Hooked On a Feeling”
    3. Delbert McClinton – “People Just Love to Talk”
    4. Kevin Sharp – “Measure of a Man”
    5. Dixie Chicks – “Some Days You Gotta Dance” and Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”

  5. Pistol Annies – Damn Thing
    George Strait – Honky Tonk Saturday Night
    Ashley Monroe – I’m Good at Leavin’
    Whitey Morgan – Honky Tonk Queen
    Turnpike Troubadours – Quit While I’m Ahead

  6. 1. My Maria – Brooks & Dunn
    2. It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt
    3. Should’ve Been a Cowboy – Toby Keith
    4. Good Directions – Billy Currington
    5. Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band

  7. 1. “Dixieland Delight” – Alabama
    2. “Walk On Faith” – Mike Reid
    3. “Sober” – Little Big Town
    4. “Lemon Drop” – Pistol Annies
    5. “Brand New Man” – Brooks and Dunn

  8. I Just Might Be – Lorrie Morgan
    Daddy’s Money – Ricochet
    Let Me Into Your Heart – Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Callin’ Baton Rouge – Garth Brooks
    A Man Who Can Dance – Star de Azlan (that one even gets me dancing)

  9. Reba-Walk On
    Mary Chapin Carpenter-The Hard Way
    Pam Tillis-Maybe It Was Memphis
    Patty Loveless- Halfway Down
    Kathy Mattea- Come From The Heart

  10. 1. Blue Clear Sky: George Strait
    2. Family Tradition: Hank Williams Jr.
    3. It’s A Great Day To Be Alive: Travis Tritt
    4. Thank God I’m A Country Boy (Live track): John Denver
    5. Sun Shines On a Dreamer: Wade Bowen

  11. Mine:

    1. BACK IN THE USA–Linda Ronstadt
    2. WAY DOWN–Elvis Presley
    3. SHADOW IN THE WAY–Tift Merritt
    5. C.C. WATERBACK–George Jones & Merle Haggard

  12. The Band- The Weight
    Robert Earl Kean- Feelin’ Good Again
    Dave Rawlings Band- I Hear Them All/This Land is Your Land
    Patty Griffin- Heavenly Day
    Bruce Springsteen- Thunder Road

  13. Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
    Something Like That – Tim McGraw
    Jet Black and Jealous – Eli Young Band
    I’m Gonna Miss Her – Brad Paisley
    Shine – Dolly Parton

  14. A lot of good ones i didnt mention the first time through becasue I went too fast have been mentioned here..Walk, on Faith, Come from the Heart…

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