Header Image (book)


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

According to science (A music psychologist has said the perfect 'happy' song should be 137BPM, in a major key, with a short intro and bright tones, and four beats in every bar), this is the happiest song in the world:

For me, the above song conjures up wonderful memories of cruising in my 2000 Mustang GT convertible, especially at the beach.

The list of the ten happiest songs in the world, according to Dr. Bonshor's metric, below the fold.
1) "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys 
2) "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown 
3) "House of Fun" by Madness 
4) "Get The Party Started" by P!nk 
5) "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel 
6) "Sun is Shining" by Bob Marley 
7) "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys 
8) "YMCA" by Village People 
9) "Waterloo" by ABBA 
10) "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire 

Read the entire article HERE


  1. Major key is important. You hear a song starting in a minor key, and you know you're heading down a bad road!

  2. Well ... the Mozart Requiem is in d minor. Ok - a fave, but not 'happy' music. Love this tune - and #2!

  3. I'm a bit surprised that Pharrell William's "Happy" didn't make the list -- although it's in a minor key (F minor).

  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. Anonymous,
      I agree with almost every word you said. But you are off topic. This is a music post.

  5. There is NO Beach Boys song I can think of that doesn't get most people SO HAPPY, full of memories (especially if you live near the beaches!), .... I would definitely differ with most of those Ten Happiests....!!!

    1. Z,
      My personal Beach Boys favorite is "Little Old Lady from Pasadena." Just sayin'.


We welcome civil dialogue at Always on Watch. Comments that include any of the following are subject to deletion:
1. Any use of profanity or abusive language
2. Off topic comments and spam
3. Use of personal invective

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.