September 17, 2019

Are you feeling down? Listen to music to lighten up your mood. 

Listening to music has an unconscious impact on a person's emotional state of mind. Different genres can trigger different emotions. Notice how you become sad when listening to songs that have slow, mellow and sad melodies. In retrospect, listening to more upbeat and lively music makes you happier. How each one of us responds to a specific genre is entirely tied to our preferences. Sad songs might make us happy, and happy songs might trigger sadness in us. Sometimes, it also depends on what each person is going through in their lives, may it be positive or negative. There is no specific genre that can boost one's mood, though there are a few common genres like pop, alternative, and rock that can give you that little push to happiness.


Here are a few songs that may be able to help lighten the mood:

Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Suede
When Guardians of the Galaxy came out, the soundtrack of the movie became an instant hit. The Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 soundtrack brought back all kinds of nostalgic memories. One particular song, Hooked on a Feeling, will make you move to the beat and sing, probably even dance.

Hey Soul Sister - Train
Let's face it, Hey Soul Sister by Train is catchy. When the song starts playing, you can't help but sing along. The song isn't as jumpy and bouncy as other songs but it'll surely lighten your mood.

All-Stars - Smashmouth
Who can forget Smashmouth's hit OST for the movie, Shrek? All-stars is one of those feel-good, bouncy, alternative songs that you can listen to every morning when you get up out of bed. The song will definitely set the mood for you.

Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
You might probably remember Natasha Bedingfield's Pocketful of Sunshine from Emma Stone's performance in the movie, Easy A.
Yes, that performance where she opens and closes a greeting card. Channel your inner Emma Stone and let yourself loose with this great song.

I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Of course, expect nothing less than a great performance from the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. This funky, bluesy and soulful song will most definitely lighten your mood.

Feel Good Inc. - Gorrilaz
The song will surely make you feel good, as said in its title. Though the melody of the song is a bit strange, it can raise your spirits and make you feel good.

Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The beat of the song can make anyone tap their foot and even sing along. Red Hot Chili Peppers are known for their funky, alternative, grungy style of music, and this one does not disappoint!

So when you're feeling down just hop into our Popsical app and get your feel-good karaoke songs ready. 

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