Research Says: Queen, ABBA and The Beach Boys Made the Best Feel Good Music for Your Brain

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Billy Joel Stands in Number Four and 'Survivor' in Five. The Long Research Was Held by Dr Jacob Jolij, a Neurologist From the University of Groningen in the Netherlands

It’s Science: ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen, ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA and ‘Good Vibrations’ by The Beach Boys are the top three songs that will make your mind feel good and happy. The long research was held by Dr Jacob Jolij, a neurologist from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

- Don't Stop Me Now

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According to the The Sydney Morning Herald: “The Doctor 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”.

In number four comes ‘Uptown Girl’ Billy Joel, and ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by Survivor closing the Top 5 chart. Feel good songs indeed. Here’s the full list:

     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 Monkey
     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