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Do you have a theme song?

When I was in middle school, I had a friendship journal that I’d pass around to my friends and they’d write a message in it to me. They could write about anything that they wanted to, but mostly it was about school, friends, and various crushes on boys. At the end of each message, I asked each of my friends to write their “Happy Song.”

happy song | ˈhapē sô ng | noun

A song that whenever you hear it, your not-so-good mood gets lifted. You start feeling all happy and hyper, and just for that moment when the song is played, you feel as if nothing can arm you in any way.

— as defined by thirteen-year-old Laura

Ever since then, I’ve been mildly obsessed with having a “happy song” or a personal theme song. Usually it’s in the form of whatever song I’m currently obsessed with that’s on constant rotation inside my head. That one that I can queue at any given moment and all the sudden I’m ready to rock, roll, and conquer the world.

Happy songs can also be theme songs to help you start your day. It’s also been said that if you’re a freelancer, self-employed, or work from home, it’s a good idea to have a theme song that you listen to help cue the beginning to your day. Pick a song, blast the music, and rock out for three-and-a-half to five minutes solid, then start your day.

Poll: What’s your theme song?

Which brings me to the point of this curiosity and a quick poll:

And if you do, what is your theme song? Leave the name of it and/or a link in the comments below.

What’s mine? Currently it’s Flo Rida’s Good Feeling.

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  • Jaclyncalamaro

    Stand by Rascal Flatts…it’s been my song for a few years now…

  • mpbenton

    Mother, We Just Can’t Get Enough by New Radicals or Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police. <3

    • Love that you have two and both are different genres!

  • Stephani

    “True Believers” by the Bouncing Souls. Reminds me to take life in stride, and always ends with me smiling!

  • KelleyP

    Since summertime, my happy song has been JLo featuring Pitbull “On the Floor”. I can’t help but smile, boogie, & sing along. I love your choice too.

  • Alexander

    Haha this is an interesting post.  

    I’ll admit it: I have 2 theme songs — both are club songs — but I have an entire happy playlist. What do I choose?

    Theme songs (Tie): Danza Kuduro (Don Omar) or Stereo Love (Vika Jugulina) 

    My happy playlist is way longer tho…  probably #1 on that is:

    Somewhere over the rainbow: 
    Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

    • Awesome choices, Alex. And I love that version of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow.’

  • Gus Haffner

    I wouldn’t necessarily call it a happy song, but my current theme song would have to be “Go It Alone” by Beck.