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Every day is a great day to play old music and get things done. With this in mind, we wanted to make a playlist of timeless songs that are sure to make you smile. Some are from long ago and some are more recent, but they all have the same effect. Here are some oldies, but goodies.

 

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Somebody Who Loves Me)”
Whitney Houston 

Whitney Houston’s lyrics are about loneliness, yet their irresistibility makes this one of the happiest tracks from the 80’s.

 

“Here Comes the Sun” 
The Beatles

A song that reminds you that good things are coming and the sun always rises again.

 

“Dancing in the Dark” 
Bruce Springsteen 

From the saxophone solo to the lyrics, there’s a lot of amazing things about this song and it should be on any playlist that aims to get people moving.

 

“Dancing Queen” 
ABBA

ABBA is an instant mood lifter and there’s not much more to say about it.

 

“Isn’t She Lovely”
Stevie Wonder

A timeless classic.

 

“Jessie’s Girl” 
Rick Springfield 

One of those songs that makes you want to sing along at the top of your lungs.

 

“Uptown Girl”
Billy Joel

For all the Uptown Girls out there.

 

“Go Your Own Way”
Fleetwood Mac

A sad sign of the things to come, this song is an undeniably good one.

 

“Stayin’ Alive” 
The Bee Gees

It’s hard to imagine the 70’s without this smooth song.

 

“Dancing with Myself” 
Generation X

A personal favorite of mine, this song always gets me out of my head.

 

“Don’t Stop Believin’”
Journey

The piano intro on this track gives listeners enough time to decide whether they’ll sing it boldly or not. The correct answer, of course, is always.

 

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 
Cyndi Lauper 

An anthem for all girls everywhere.

 

“Another One Bites the Dust” 
Queen

With the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” repopularizing the amazing music of Queen, this one is a given.

 

“Landslide”
Fleetwood Mac

Soft, sweet and the perfect amount of nostalgic.

 

“Billie Jean” 
Michael Jackson

This classic owns the dance floor, just like it did in “13 Going on 30.”

 

“Like a Virgin” 
Madonna

This was the first #1 single of many to come for Madonna.

 

“We Will Rock You”
Queen

Arguably one of the band’s best songs.

 

“Livin on a Prayer” 
Bon Jovi

Everyone loves listening about Tommy and Gina.

Did we miss any songs you would add? Let us know! Make sure to follow us on Spotify for more music recommendations from The Daily Utah Chronicle.

p.jayswal@dailyutahchronicle.com

@palak_jayswal

Palak Jayswal is the Arts Editor. She is a senior at the University of Utah, pursuing a degree in journalism and a minor in creative writing. She loves writing, books, music and all things art.

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