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On a Happy Note: Mood-Boosting Music

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Reseach shows that music has many benefits to our well-being — both physically and mentally. Here are the top mood-boosting songs on Arkansas Business employees’ playlists, and you can listen along on Spotify too.


  • Bam Bam by Sean Hayes
  • Beacon by Matt Duncan
  • Believe by Caamp
  • Bennie and The Jets by Elton John 
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
  • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police
  • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  • Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen
  • Happy by Rolling Stones
  • Heart it Races by Dr. Dog
  • Heart of Gold (with Bon Iver) by Ilsey & Bon Iver
  • Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
  • Listen to the Music by The Doobie Brothers
  • Mony Mony by Billy Idol 
  • Nothing by Mason Jennings
  • Real Love Baby by Father John Misty
  • Reelin’ in the Years by Steely Dan
  • Solar On the Rise by Tennis
  • Still Into You by Paramore
  • Take the Money and Run by Steve Miller Band
  • The Underdog by Spoon
  • Welcome to Your Life by Grouplove 
  • Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
  • What I Got by Sublime
  • Wild Night by Van Morrison
  • You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Hall & Oats

Pop/Hip Hop/Soul

  • A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
  • Adore You by Harry Styles
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • All of The Girls You Loved Before by Taylor Swift
  • Bad Dream Baby by Hippo Campus 
  • Boogie Shoes by KC and The Sunshine Band
  • Catch Me in The Air by Rina Sawayama
  • Cotton Candy by yungblud
  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Electric Love by BØRNS
  • Flowers by Miley Cyrus
  • Free by Florence + The Machine
  • Free Yourself by Jessie Ware
  • Getaway Car by Taylor Swift
  • Get Into It (Yuh) by Doja Cat
  • London Boy by Taylor Swift
  • Lovely Day by Bill Withers
  • Meet Me At Our Spot by Willow, THE ANXIETY and Tyler Cole
  • OctaHate by Ryn Weaver
  • Say My Name by Prince of Eden
  • Silk Chiffon by MUNA & Phoebe Bridgers
  • Sofia by Clairo   
  • Used to Be Young by Miley Cyrus
  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong


  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
  • Brand New Man by Brooks & Dunn
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain
  • Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn
  • Red Dirt Road by Brooks & Dunn
  • Swingin’ by John Anderson
  • Wide Open Spaces by The Chicks   


  • Even If by MercyMe
  • We Won’t Be Shaken by Building 429
  • You Can Rest by Hillary Scott
  • Thank God for Sunday Morning by Cochren & Co
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