Top Ten Happy-Go-Lucky Quarantine Songs

Millie Chalk, Writer

My Boy Lollipop

Millie Small 

One of the best selling Ska songs of all time. This genre combines elements of Caribbean Mento, Calypso, American Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues. It is always a mood lifter because of the fun, offbeat sound and the pure joy in Small’s voice. 


Polkadots and Moonbeams

Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra and Frank Sinatra 

This song has notable and charming lyrics. You’ll want to play it over and over because of the relatable lyrics in the introduction and the enchanting story the song tells.  


Crocodile Rock

Elton John 

One of Elton’s most famous, this mood-boosting song makes you want to get up and dance!


Dream a Little Dream of Me 

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Doris Day

The Mamas & The Papas

This classic has endless recordings and every artist rewrites it in their own way. Ella and Louis’ version includes a calming but blissful saxophone carrying the rhythm. These old-timey voices and lovely lyrics are bound to put you in a good mood. 


What a Little Moonlight Can Do 

Billie holiday 

This is one of the many successful Billie Holiday songs from the 30s. This song embodies what it’s like to have a new love. Although it is not as cheerful as others, its fast and upbeat rhythm will definitely put a smile on your face!


Be my Baby

The Ronettes

A 60s love song classic, The Ronettes are known for their happy, pop-y, exciting sound. This song perfectly depicts girl group oldies.  


My Girl

The Temptations

Another 60s love song classic! This song is so catchy and joyous, and the lyrics couldn’t be happier. 


Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing 

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel 

One of Marvin Gaye’s most popular, this song seems to envelop you into a contented mood!

It has  nice, and pleasant tones. 


Over the Rainbow 

Judy Garland

Anything from the Wizard of Oz soundtrack has a homey and comforting feel. Garland’s voice sounds loving and inspirational and the whole song feels like a child’s fantasy. 


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 

Diana Ross 

This song really says f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s. It’s super high energy and motivating and you can’t help but sing along!