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With the quarter quickly coming to an end, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by deadlines and exams. In the event of such stress, it’s always good to have pump-up songs to raise your spirits keep you motivated. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite feel-good jams.

Sunflower

Rex Orange County

Every self-proclaimed indie kid takes this song as gospel, and while it may not identify as such, this song is still a favorite of mine. It’s hard not to feel happier listening to the upbeat instrumentation and sincere lyrics, and the catchy chorus ensures it gets stuck in your head.

 

 

Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande

One of the most popular songs of the last year, this number is all about remaining happy in the face of adversity. This song is as uplifting as it is catchy and provides a nice distraction from daily stress.

 

 

 

You Make Me Feel So Young

Frank Sinatra

This song is a classic and for good reason. It sounds like pure joy whenever I hear it and it’s hard to not smile when hearing Sinatra’s voice. The exuberance in his voice is impossible to ignore and makes life feel grander than it is.

 

 

 

Got My Mind Set On You

George Harrison

This song is a good time through and through. The lack of complicated lyrics and catchy tune makes for an easy listen each time. I never skip this song whenever it pops up and always play it when I’m looking for a pick-me-up.

 

 

 

Just Like Heaven

The Cure

This song sounds like love through and through. It’s been one of my favorites for years and I’ve forced many friends to listen to it with me during car rides. The undeniable energy and excitement is infectious and I will continue to play it as long as I can hear.