Elisabeth’s Happy Playlist

As promised in my book Feeling Better Quickly, I’m going to share my Happy Playlist with you right here on my blog. These are songs I play when I need cheering up or just because. I also often play them when I am already feeling good.

Please note that some of my favorite songs are German — that’s where I grew up and so I have a particularly strong emotional connection to some of the songs that made me feel good when I was young(er).

Some of them might not even be particularly obvious as happy songs — must have something to do with what happened in my life when I used to listen to them that I now, consciously or subconsciously associate with them. There are other songs not yet on that list because I haven’t been able to find electronic versions of them — yet.

Anyway, here they are, in no particular order, or rather, more or less in the order in which they arrived in my iTunes and I was able to add them:

All You Need Is Love (Beatles)

I Want to Hold Your Hand (Beatles)

Staying Alive (Bee Gees)

Saturday Night Fever (Bee Gees)

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Positive Vibrations (Bob Marley)

Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)

Radar Love (Golden Earring)

Samba Pa Ti (Santana)

Black Magic Woman (Santana)

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)

I Want You (Bob Dylan)

Pop Muzik (M)

Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)

Jean Genie (David Bowie)

Magic Man (Heart)

Something (Beatles)

Come Together (Beatles)

I’m not in Love (10 cc)

Whisky in the Jar (Thin Lizzy)

All Things Are Possible (Darlene Zschech (Gospel from Australia)

Joy Joy Joy (Francine Jarry/Abraham-Hicks)

Aber Dich gibt’s nur einmal fuer mich (Flippers)

Listen to the Music (Doobie Brothers)

Flashdance (What a Feeling) (Irene Cara)

Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) Janis Joplin

Celebration (Kool & the Gang)

Financially Free (Lauren Lane Powell)

Manifesting Money (Lauren Lane Powell)

Eyeballin’ (Lonnie Brooks)

We Are The Champions (Queen)

Es wird ein Bettler zum Koening (Ricky Shayne)

Ich sprenge alle Ketten (Ricky Shayne)

Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)

Joy to the World (Three Dog Night)

An Old Fashioned Love Song (Three Dog Night)

The Show Must Go On (Three Dog Night)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

One Step Beyond (Madness)

In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry)

School’s Out (Alice Cooper)

Schoen ist es auf der Welt zu sein (Roy Black & Anita)

Ich sing ein Lied fuer Dich (Heintje)

Ich bau dir ein Schloss (Heintje)

I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

And last, but definitely not least:

The entire Tschaikowski Violin Concerto in D-Major.

Enjoy 😉