Get rid of the blues with this playlist

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor

Most of the U.S. has been in quarantine for what feels like forever. That doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your day, so whether you’re busting out essays or studying for your next exam, these songs will get you in that feel-good mood.


Music has been the subject of research for many years. One study even found that music for those in the U.S. and the U.K. is a part of many people’s self-care routine. 

Another study found, “One of the principal reasons we listen to music is for mood regulation and in this way music can be considered an informal type of self-medicated therapy.”

Check out these happy tunes.

Pop to make you smile

  • “So Close” – NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku
  • “Watermelon Sugar”- Harry Styles 
  • “Almost (Sweet Music)” – Hozier 
  • “Bubbly” – Colbie Caillat 
  • “2002” – Anne-Marie

Oldies but goodies

  • “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles 
  • “Drift Away” – Dobie Gray
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  • “O-o-h Child” – The Five Stairsteps 
  • “Come On Eileen” – Dexys Midnight Runners

Just good stuff

  • “Better Together” – Jack Johnson 
  • “Daylight” – Matt and Kim
  • “Darkside” – Blink-182
  • “Happy Now”- Zedd, Elley Duhé
  • “Take It Easy” – Surfaces