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From the Sydney Morning Herald...

A Dutch neuroscientist has come up with a formula to determine what makes a song uplifting and in the process he's identified the ultimate feel-good track of all-time.

Dr Jacob Jolij from the University of Groningen looked at the key, melody and lyrics of 126 tracks, then took feedback from music fans before coming up with a lists of the best feel-good song of the last 50 years and a winner for each of the past five decades.

Dr Jolij's research unsurprisingly found the overall winner was anthem specialist Queen, although the song he picked might raise eyebrows: Don't Stop Me Now.

Best feel-good songs of the last 50 years

1 - Don't Stop Me Now, Queen

2 - Dancing Queen, Abba

3 - Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys

4 - Uptown Girl, Billy Joel

5 - Eye of the Tiger, Survivor

6 - I'm a Believer, The Monkeys

7 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper

8 - Livin' on a Prayer, Jon Bon Jovi

9 - I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor

10 - Walking on Sunshine, Katrina The Waves

Best feelgood songs from each decade

2010s - Happy, Pharrell Williams

2000s - Dancing in the Moonlight, Toploader

1990s - Let Me Entertain You, Robbie Williams

1980s - Uptown Girl, Billy Joel

1970s - Don't Stop Me Now, Queen

1960s - Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys

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