Two weeks ago, during Spring Cleaning 2021 Giveaways Week on Bas Bleu’s Facebook page, we asked our readers: What song always makes you smile? The responses had us smiling from ear to ear, and to show our appreciation we decided to compile the songs into a playlist for you! Because couldn’t we all use something to smile about?

We weren’t able to include everyone’s picks (and several readers chose the same tune), but we managed to fit most of them in. We built our playlist in Spotify, an online music-streaming service. Just click the link below:

Songs to Make You Smile

If you’re not already a Spotify subscriber, you can sign up for free (though you may not need an account to listen to this particular playlist). Otherwise, you can find the songs on iTunes, other online streaming services, or at your local record shop. Or perhaps you need look no further than your personal music collection! (Sorry we couldn’t make a mixed tape for each and every one of you.)

“My Girl,” The Temptations

“Lovely Day,” Bill Withers

“Say Hey (I Love You),” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

“Walking on Sunshine,” Katrina & the Waves

“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” The Proclaimers

“Cruel Crazy Beautiful World,” Johnny Clegg, Savuka

“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,” Paul Simon

“China Cat Sunflower,” The Grateful Dead

“Jamming,” Bob Marley & The Wailers

“I Just Called to Say I Love You,” Stevie Wonder

“If I Can’t Have You,” Yvonne Elliman

“Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen

“Modern Love,” David Bowie

“I Melt With You,” Modern English

“Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles

“Morning Has Broken,” Yusuf/Cat Stevens

“Dream a Little Dream of Me,” The Mamas & The Papas

“Cosmic Love,” Florence + The Machine

“Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper

“Still the One,” Orleans

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

“Cover Me In Sunshine,” Pink & Willow Sage Hart

“Build Me Up Buttercup,” The Foundations

“Up on the Roof,” James Taylor

“Harvest Moon,” Neil Young

“You Are My Sunshine,” Norman Blake

“Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

“Imagine,” John Lennon

“What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong


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