Review by Jessica Varner, October 28, 2016
7 Happy Songs
You don’t have to be falling madly in love or experiencing devastating heartbreak to relate to these songs. I love music and often find myself singing along to popular songs, but when I stop and really listen to the lyrics I often find that I don’t quite agree with the message. So I’ve compiled this list of refreshing songs. And an added bonus, everyone keeps their clothes on in these songs! So sit back and enjoy some music about going after yours dreams and becoming a better person.
1. Hold on Tight by Greg Holden
DP- “Hold On Tight” [Official Video] – Greg Holden from Mego Lin on Vimeo.
2. Masterpiece by Andy Grammer
My favorite part of this song is the chorus;
“One, you get one heartbeat, some take it seriously
This is your masterpiece, don’t forget to dream
And taste the colors in the air you breathe
It’s your masterpiece, go ahead and feel it all
Don’t stop till it is beautiful”
3. Work This Body by Walk the Moon
This song is about relentlessly going after your dreams. The video is a lot of fun, but I’d highly recommend their Live at The Greek version on Spotify.
4. I’m Good by The Mowgli’s
I love the lyrical video for this song.
5. Hard Love by Need to Breathe
6. Up&Up by Coldplay
Not only does this song have a positive message, but the music video is incredibly creative and interesting.
7. Into the Wild by Connell Cruise
Another fun lyrical video with a positive message.
Jessica lives in Colorado. She loves any reason to travel, hang out with friends, be creative, eat ice cream, or watch Bollywood movies. She serves on staff with Cru in the Great Plains Regional HQs, attends CruWC Denver, and…. listens to great music, of course….You can expect to see more of her favorites.
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