Eight Summer Songs to Cheer You Up


Summer is the time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some well-deserved downtime.  School is out, you have vacation days to utilize, and the routine is not needed until the fall.  Sometimes, the free time and changing family schedule can make you feel depressed.  If you feel down or bored this summer, try listening to Buzzfeed’s playlist of uplifting songs from over the years.

1. Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar — "The Greatest"

Everyone loves Sia for her hit “Chandelier.” Now listen to this song, which is bound to boost your self-confidence.

2. Train — "Hey, Soul Sister"

With its upbeat ukulele-based melody, this feel-good song from the summer of 2009 can still bring a smile to your face.

3. Bon Jovi — "Livin' on a Prayer"

Feel free to sing along to this classic rock hit!

4. Whitney Houston — "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

When you’re feeling down, the song’s catchy beat will be sure to pick you up!

5. Journey— "Don't Stop Believin'"

Even the lyrics of this tune are optimistic; the song is a friendly reminder to never give up.

6. Justin Timberlake— "Can't Stop the Feeling"

This song, featured in the animated movie “Trolls,” is full of joy!

7. Bleachers— “I Wanna get Better”

“I Wanna get Better” is a motivational song for anyone trying to feel better this summer.

8. Lady Gaga— “Hair”

This is another enthusiastic and confident Lady Gaga hit that you should definitely listen to.

No matter what mood you’re in this summer, these tracks will surely help you feel better.  Instead of sitting at home feeling sad, try walking around your neighborhood while listening to music on your phone.  You can walk to the beat and take advantage of the warm summer weather.  If you want to listen to more uplifting music, try searching for upbeat playlists on Spotify or Youtube.  You’ll find plenty of songs for you to enjoy!  Grab your headphones and smile this summer!