21 Songs About Laughter (2023)

Laughter is contagious, and so is music. Put them together, and you have a powerful recipe for happiness. From classic rock to modern pop, the following 21 songs are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and have you laughing out loud. So, turn up the volume, let loose, and get ready to have some fun with these catchy tunes!

21. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

This energetic rock anthem from the album “Jazz” (1978) encourages listeners to live life to the fullest, let loose, and have fun, resulting in plenty of laughter and good times. This song is such a fun way to start the day, or listen to while driving to work!

20. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

This disco classic from the album “Love Tracks” (1978) is an anthem of resilience and empowerment, reminding us to find the strength to laugh in the face of adversity. Listening to this makes one feel like they can easily fight their battles in life. 

19. “The Sweetest Thing” by U2

From the album “The Best of 1980-1990,” this upbeat rock song is a tribute to the power of love and the laughter that it can bring into our lives. Anything from U2 is an adds a sunshine in life.

18. “Happy Together” by The Turtles

This cheerful 1967 pop hit celebrates the joy of being with the one you love and the laughter and happiness that comes with it. This song brings so much happiness to the people listening, that it has become a sensational pop song. There are hundreds of covers for this song!

17. “Walking on the Moon” by The Police

This reggae-influenced hit from the album “Reggatta de Blanc” (1979) encourages listeners to let loose and have fun, leading to more laughter and enjoyment in life. I just blast this off on my earphones and it instantly brightens up my day!

16. “We Go Together” from the movie Grease

This lively tune from the 1978 musical film “Grease” is a catchy celebration of friendship and the joy that comes with being together, which often leads to laughter and good times.

15. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown

This funk classic from the album “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1966) is a celebration of feeling good and the positive energy and laughter that comes with it. There really is nothing better than a classic funk music to brighten up your day. James Brown has such an energetic voice which alone brings a lively atmosphere.

14. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole

From the album of the same name (1965), this jazzy tune celebrates the joys of love and the laughter that it brings into our lives. When this song is on shuffle, my feet can’t stop itself from doing little taps! It’s just a very fun song about love.

13. “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin

This timeless classic from the 1936 film “Modern Times” encourages listeners to smile and find happiness, even in difficult times. Although the lyrics and the overall theme of this song feels more like a sad scenario but trying to cheer up, Smile by Charlie Chaplin never fails to brighten up my day.

12. “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from the movie Song of the South

This classic Disney song from the 1946 film “Song of the South” is a cheerful tune that encourages listeners to look on the bright side and find reasons to laugh and be happy.

11. “Good Day Sunshine” by The Beatles

This cheerful pop song from the album “Revolver” (1966) celebrates the joy that sunshine and laughter can bring. Like other Beatle favorites, “Good Day Sunshine” adds up a spice in life. 

10. “Put On A Happy Face” by Tony Bennett

This classic show tune from the album “The Many Moods of Tony” (1964) encourages listeners to put on a happy face and find the silver lining in any situation. This song reminds me of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” because of the overarching theme of putting on a face and pretending to be happy.

9. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates

From the album “Voices” (1980), this upbeat pop song is all about the joy that a special someone can bring into your life, leading to more laughter and happiness.

8. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

This 1985 pop hit from the album “Walking on Sunshine” is a catchy tune that promotes a positive outlook and encourages listeners to find reasons to smile and laugh. To me, this song sounds like being in an early 2000’s movie and having fun by yourself and doing silly little things. It really does feel like walking on sunshine when this song hits up.

7. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

This classic Motown duet from the album “United” (1967) is a celebration of love and the joy that it brings.

6. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

This upbeat pop song from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack (2013) is all about being happy and dancing your way through life. This song is such a timeless bop that even up to now, I still listen to it. 

5. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

This reggae-influenced hit from the album “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972) celebrates the power of positivity and how looking at life with a positive attitude can bring more laughter and happiness.

4. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

From the album “Mad Mad World,” this 1991 rock song reminds us to enjoy life’s journey and not to take it too seriously, leading to more laughter and joy. Just another iconic song from the 90s that will brighten up a melancholic day!

3. “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band

This classic rock hit from the album “The Joker” (1973) encourages listeners to embrace a lighthearted approach to life and find humor in unexpected places.

2. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

This a cappella song from the album “Simple Pleasures” (1988) is a cheerful reminder to not take life too seriously and find joy in the little things. Listening to this song on a tiring day eases things up. The music isn’t too much because of the a cappella, which makes it therapeutic to listen to.

1. “Laughing” by The Guess Who

From the album “Wheatfield Soul,” this 1969 rock song promotes the benefits of laughter and how it can help overcome difficult situations. The jingle sound throughout the song adds up to the overall theme of being happy and laughing things off.

That’s a wrap on our list of the 21 best songs about laughter! We hope that these tunes have brought a smile to your face and brightened your day. Remember, laughter is a powerful force that can lift our spirits and bring us together, and music has the ability to amplify that effect.

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