As the saying goes, ‘there’s a lyric for everything.’ Sadness, happiness, boredom, anger, heartbreak, success, and failure – you name it. Below we’ve listed some songs with great lyrics that will make you feel a little bit better when the world seems too much to handle.

“What Makes You Wonderful” by One Direction

One direction is one of our favorite bands to listen to. Most of their songs are relatable to real life but, this one is a treat for a sad mind. This song will lift your mood and have you singing along in no time – even if you’re not a One Direction fan – it’s okay nobody else has to know.

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.

A 2016 single by Timberlake for the film “Trolls” soundtrack. It’s a tune to dance to anytime. Even if you’re not in the mood for dancing, it’s hard to stay in a negative mindset when listening to this tune.

“Happy” by Pharrell Williams

“Because I’m happy” when you have this in the lyrics, of course, that’s a song that can make you feel jolly good—a masterpiece from Pharrell Williams. Come along if you will…

“Dancing On My Own” by Robyn

Full of synth waves, an electrifying song and one that will brighten your mood. A good song to enjoy even if you’re in no mood to party, but need a pick-me-up.

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“Started From the Bottom” by Drake

Another of our favorites to sing along to. The story of coming from nothing and making his life successful. A funky song and the music video is dope.

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift never fails to lift one’s mood. Shake all your tiredness with this beat: Voice, lyrics, and music- you’ll not be able to get out of your head!

“Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles

Beatles are the all-time masters. This soothing song will take you back to the late 60s to relive all the sadness there.

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars and his gang will funk you up like crazy. Producer Mark Ronson has done a superb job making this song.

Those are our top picks on songs to listen to when sad. Do you have any other favorites? Feel free to let us know if you think we should add something to the list.