15 Happy Songs to Make Kids Instantly Joyful

Happy Songs for kids

“Happiness is a fundamental human goal”, according to the United Nations, a statement regarding the International Day of Happiness celebrated on March 20th every year. This collection of happy songs for kids aspires to bring a smile on children’s face, the small everyday step on the way to happiness.

Of course, a fleeting laugh isn’t everything kids need. Peace, well-being, communication and attention are some of the things little ones seek, provided they have what they need to eat, sleep, stay warm and peaceful. As long as the basic material needs are met, then music and singing can sustain or bring a good mood to young ones and grown-ups alike.

 

If You’re Happy And You Know It

No need for recommendations for this kids’ song that automatically comes to mind when we think of the word “happy“!

If You're Happy and You Know it [SONG] | Children Songs Sing-Along with Lyrics

 


Don’t Worry Be Happy

The composer of this song, Bobby McFerrin, got inspired by the phrase “Don’t worry, be happy” by the Indian mystic and spiritual master Meher Baba (1894 – 1969). In the song you won’t hear any musical instruments by an orchestra or a band, as all the sounds come from overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin who also sings the lyrics.

Besides McFerrin himself, in the funny original video appear Robin Williams and Bill Irwin.

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Official Music Video)

 


Top of the World

The song was first recorded by the American pop duo Carpenters in 1972 and very soon reached Νο.1 at the Billboard Hot 100. In the following video we hear it sung by children’s voices full of joy, love and optimism!

'Top of the World' Children Song

 


You Are My Sunshine

The origin of the song is disputed, as it is said that Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell probably bought the song from Paul Rice. Anyway, sing-along with The Hound and The Fox and all you will feel is joy!

You Are My Sunshine (Lullaby Version) | The Hound + The Fox

Click here for a Printable PDF file with Lyrics of the song for Free Download
and links for Piano / Guitar / Xylophone / Glockenspiel Sheet Music and Tutorial

 


Baby Shark

Originally a campfire song, it has become a top hit in the last few years. Time for preschooler-style happiness!

baby shark ORIGINAL

Click here for a Printable PDF file with Lyrics of the song for Free Download
and links for Xylophone / Glockenspiel Sheet Music and Tutorial

 


What A Wonderful World

Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our plane. Let’s sing with them!

What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

 


Un Poco Loco

“Un Poco Loco” means “A Little Crazy”. Crazy with joy? Why not! Without a doubt, this is one of the happiest Disney songs of recent years, from the movie Coco.

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal - Un Poco Loco (From "Coco")

Click here for a Printable PDF file with Lyrics of the song for Free Download

 


Bear Necessities

Also a Disney movie song, taken from the film The Jungle Book. Click here to find more happy Disney songs and lyrics to sing-along.

Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman - The Bare Necessities (From "The Jungle Book"/Sing-Along)

 


Mahna Mahna

An all-time classic from the Muppet Show. It may have been more than 50 years, but this uplifting track gets a place in the joy club. Mahna Mahna is, in fact, for the entire family.

The Muppets "Mahna Mahna" on The Ed Sullivan Show

 


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Even making an attempt to spell “Superclifragilisticexpialidocious” will change your mood! If you have company, it’s even better! From the unforgettable Mary Poppins movie.

Mary Poppins (1964) - "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" - Video/Lyrics

 


Happy

We included this song in our list of pop songs for kids, but even if you’re a grown-up, getting your body parts moving when Pharrell starts singing “Happy” is inevitable. It was featured in the animated film “Despicable Me”.

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Video)

 


Can’t Stop the Feeling

A song by the American singer Justin Timberlake and main theme song from the soundtrack of the movie Trolls.

"Can't Stop The Feeling!" Official Movie Clip | TROLLS

 


A Sky Full of Stars

British rock band Coldplay sing in the streets of London changing not only our mood, but also the mood of all passers-by.

Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video)

 


Yellow Submarine

Let us also remember a song from the past, which has left an indelible trace of carefreeness. The Beatles sang this in 1966 and released it as a double A-side single, paired with “Eleanor Rigby”.

Make sure the whole band is in the submarine and here we go!

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine


Ani Kuni

Performed by the French duo of Polo & Pan, with incomprehensible lyrics, maybe even funny, and music that lifts the mood of people of all ages. We do not need to have a very serious reason to remember what it is like to dance and sing like children – quite the contrary!

POLO & PAN — Ani Kuni

 

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