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