The Best Songs For Your Current Mood

Music plays a huge role in our everyday lives. It provides a soundtrack for the things we experience and for the moods we are feeling. If you’re on the way to a serious interview, you’ll probably listen to music to calm your nerves, and if you just aced an exam, you might blast some tunes and dance in celebration. Music is a necessary aspect in expressing our feelings, so you should be listening to the best songs possible (which I’ve compiled here) to bring out your current mood and embrace it!





Celebrate a happy day with some upbeat tracks! Songs with catchy rhythms and uplifting lyrics will keep you smiling and singing along while you jam out. Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON, Best Day of My Life by American Authors, and Good Day by DNCE will bring out your happy mood for all to see! 



Bad days are no fun and are bound to come, but thank goodness we have music to help us release these sad feelings that build up inside. Slow songs with a strong emphasis on piano are usually good choices if you want to reflect on what is currently causing you to feel sad. Songs that emphasize sadness have meaningful messages that are relatable, and they let us realize that we are not alone in what we go through. Rise Up by Andra Day and Open Hands by Ingrid Michaelson are both excellent songs to listen to when you are sad and will aid in getting you through the sad times towards better days.   




Sit back, put your feet up, and listen to some coffeehouse style songs. These acoustic songs will keep you feeling calm, cozy, and peaceful all day.  Put Your Records On by Corrine Bailey Rae is the ultimate free-spirited relaxation anthem for women: you just can’t help but feel content when you listen to this song! Other great songs to complement your relaxed vibes are Bubbly by Colbie Callait and Your Body Is a Wonderland by John Mayer.  



There is no better way to release your rage than blasting a heated song to maximum volume and screaming the lyrics along with the artist. What song other than Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects is the embodiment of genuine anger and frustration? This song offers a blatant message of anger and has an appropriate level of intensity that does not reach the equivalent of a heavy metal band. Turn this song up when you are feeling especially livid and pretend to give the person who got you upset a piece of your mind. 



When you are feeling particularly inspired and want to reflect on life, a song with a positive message is key to help rouse motivational ideas that will benefit your personal wellbeing and your outlook on life. A range of song styles can work to boost your inspired feeling, such as Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, Little Wonders by Rob Thomas, and Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw. Inspirational songs can help you find purpose in what you do and provide general life guidance. 



If you are feeling a yearning for the good old days of your youth, what better way to achieve being at one with those times than listening to songs from back then? You can never go wrong with jamming out to throwbacks that we still love today! Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 and Drops of Jupiter by Train are just a couple of songs that can take you back to the early 2000s. 



Trying to mend a broken heart is difficult, but music can help get you through the process. Heartbreak is unique in that it consists of both sadness and anger, whether in stages or simultaneously. Listen to Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer and Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood in order to cover both ends of the spectrum. These songs are simply amazing. When it comes to breakups, anything by Taylor Swift is also a go-to.  



Embrace yourself! Confidence is essential for personal success, and whenever you are feeling great about yourself and your achievements, celebrate by listening to some pumped-up songs. Confident by Demi Lovato, Run the World by Beyoncé, and Live Your Life by T.I. are automatic confidence boosters and extremely empowering!  



Romance requires the most perfect playlist, emphasizing the fluttery, fuzzy feelings you get on the inside. Acoustic songs are usually the best way to go. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz, and Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer are a few beautiful songs that put you in the warm, romantic mood. 




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