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7 Feel Good Albums to Make You Smile

Looking for great songs to bring a smile to your face? Check out some of our favorite feel-good albums and tracks.

7 Feel Good Albums to Make You Smile

Sometimes after a long day, you want to get to a happy place fast. We know the feeling! Mood-lifting songs are a no-fail way to do it. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Beyonce by Beyonce

Smooth sounds and unusual new beats are the hallmarks of Beyonce’s self-titled album. And come on — you have to feel at least a little fierce when you’re listening to tracks like “Pretty Hurts,” “Flawless,” or “Superpower.” Put this album on when you want to wake up your inner goddess!

2. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean

Channel Orange is an album that defies genres. It blends electro-funk, jazz-funk, pop-soul, and lots of other influences. But we know one thing: It’s easy to unwind when you're swaying to Frank Ocean’s crooning.

3. New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) by Erykah Badu

We dare you not to smile when listening to “Get MuNNY”…or “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long”… or a lot of the other tracks on this hit R&B album. Though the album is often down-tempo, there are several upbeat spots. The combination makes Badu’s album perfect when you need to wind down.

4. Red by Taylor Swift

Red is an album predominately about messy breakups, which sounds like it might be depressing, but hear us out! Characteristic of Swift’s style, it’s got a lot of upbeat sounds — and a lot of girl power. Tracks like “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” will get you jamming (and feeling powerful) in no time.

5. Sweetener by Ariana Grande

You don’t even have to listen to the tracks to get the feels from this album. Just read the song titles! “God is a woman,” “successful,” “the light is coming” — they can all put a smile on your face. Since this collection explores perseverance, it’s a good choice when you need a little pick me up.

6. The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj

It’s classified as hip-hop with lyrics exploring loss, family, and struggles with guilt, but The Pinkprint is a feel-good album nonetheless. Even the slow-tempo songs are perfect for zoning out and relaxing. Give it a listen and you’ll see what we mean!

7. The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga

Are you ready for the ultimate feel-good song? “Bad Romance.” Enough said.

Seriously, if “Bad Romance” doesn’t put a smile on your face, this remastered album has a lot of other tracks that will. “Monster,” “Dance in the Dark,” and “So Happy I Could Die” are all classics with a fun electro-funk vibe that can inspire you to sing and dance.

There’s something on this list of albums for everyone, so add some favorites to your playlist.