Music has the power to change your mood instantly. Have you ever listened to a bad-ass song and felt powerful? There’s nothing like walking down the street feeling ready to take over the world. So if you’re in need of an instant mood booster, we’ve chosen the best retro and current songs to add to your playlist. They’ll make you feel like a superhero.
1. Only Angel by Harry Styles
Did you know Harry Styles performed this song at the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show? The models had a bounce in their step as they walked the runway. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be a Victoria’s Secret angel, this is the best song to get you in the mood.
2. Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe
3. All Star by Smash Mouth
If you hear this song and immediately thing of Shrek, you’re mood is probably instantly lifted. Regardless of it’s movie associations, the song is deserves a mention because it’s just so catchy. It immediately put you in a happy place.
4. Blow Your Mind (Mwah) by Dua Lipa
5. Unstoppable by Sia
Like Dua Lipa, Sia has made countless songs which will transport you with their raw emotion and power. This one’s our favorite.
6. Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses
We love some classic rock, and this song by Guns N’ Roses is one of the best songs to make you feel powerful.
7. Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny’s Child
This classic Destiny’s Child song is the best song for some girl power vibes.
8. Orange Trees by Marina
This is one of the best songs to listen to when you want something that is just so positive and hopeful, you can’t help but feel the same.
9. Fergalicious by Fergie & will.i.am
The song that made everyone in noughties want to start dancing.
10. 7 Rings by Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has made a tonne of bad-ass anthems, but 7 Rings is the best song to make you swagger with confidence.
11.Radio by Lana Del Rey
12. Homemade Dynamite by Lorde
Lorde makes some of the best songs to make you sad, angry, happy and in love. Homemade Dynamite is the one to listen to when you want to feel bold and unapologetic.
13. Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz
It’s impossible to make a list of bad-ass songs without mentioning this iconic tune by Gorillaz. They have made so many standout songs, but this is one the best.
14. Let ‘Em Talk by Kesha
15. Good Boy by GD X Taeyang
K-pop musicians have made some of the best songs to boost your mood, but this one has one of the best drops, you’ll instantly want to take on the world.
16. Genius by Sia, Diplo & Labrinth
Also known as LSD, this trio have succeeded in making a song that will make you feel like a literal genius.
17. Queen’s Speech 4 by Lady Leshurr
Do yourself a favor and listen to all of Lady Leshurr’s music. She just oozes confidence.
18. Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
This punk song will have you tramping down the street with some old-school attitude.
19. Electric Love by Børns
This is one of the best songs to turn on when you want to be transported into a dreamlike world, faraway from life’s problems.
20. Don’t Hurt Yourself by Beyoncé
What’s your favorite song to instantly boost your mood? Tell us what it is in the comments!
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