I defy anyone not to jump around like a loon to this 80s classic. The. Happiest. Song. Ever.
The perfect student anthem from the ska punk kings. Because an ice cold beer makes everything better right?
It seems that its not just girls who know that a new pair of shoes solves everything. Although I’m guessing Paolo has never tried walking in a pair of five inch heels.
Originally by the Top Notes, this 60s tune was later covered by a little known Liverpudlian band and makes you just want to get up on a New York parade float and mime like Ferris Bueller
Guaranteed to get you bouncing out of bed of a morning. Sorry, did I say morning? I meant afternoon of course.
Welsh rockers Stereophonics have turned that irritating American catchphrase into a chilled out masterpiece.
Voted ‘The Greatest Driving Song Ever’ by Top Gear viewers, this Queen hit will get you from 0 to 60 in no time at all. Best not to bust out the air guitar whilst behind the wheel though.
This happy tune has been played in space to wake up the astronauts on the NASA space station. I wonder if they found the ‘Uranus’ joke in the second verse as hilarious as I did.
A chilled out reggae classic from everyone’s favourite Rasta. Kick back in the sunshine and relax man.
The two musical geniuses collaborated for Monday hating hippy Bob Geldof’s little shindig, Live Aid. An international dance fest anthem and it raised loads of dosh for charity. What could be happier?
This is just one of the many covers of the life-loving hit, but Matt Bellamy and co sure do a wonderful job.
12. Hey Ya – Outkast
This funky number from Andre 3000 and Big Boi has got us all shaking it like a Polaroid picture since 2003. Long may it continue.
It was impossible to go into any club without hearing this number one smash hit last summer. Essential for any party playlist.
If you’re feeling down then why not let LA’s masters of funk-rock cheer you up. Go on, you know you want to!
You may not recognise the name but give it a listen. A true 90s hit if ever I heard one.
The ultimate Britpop tune. You might also recognise this tune from the Smurf’s Go Pop album. Just me? Alrighty then.
Also covered by Duran Duran and Erasure, this sunny tune has been entertaining us every decade since the 70s.
They may have been a bit of a one hit wonder band but what a hit it was. No camp fire is complete without it.
Whether you want to be an ‘all star’ or a ‘rock star’, these Californian rockers believe in you. Well, if it worked for Shrek…