Joyful Music

Music has an incredible way of immediately dropping us into a state of joy. Whether it triggers a memory, experience, or emotion, it activates something within us that makes us smile, dance, and fills us up with energy and joy.

Below are some popular songs that have been known to inspire joy.

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they were in before. The reason for these sensations, as discovered in a study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, is that the experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for tangible pleasures such as food, sex, or drugs. Certain instances of dopamine release were associated with "chills"--physical changes in heart rate, breathing, and temperature, due to listening to music.

Peter Economy, Inc Magazine

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