The ultimate music playlist to boost your mood

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Feeling down? Turning up the volume on your favourite music could just be the cure you need to get rid of your blues.

Studies have shown that listening to music can have a positive effect on the brain. It not only makes you smarter but happier as well.

According to Conscious Life magazine, “music stimulates emotions through specific brain circuits”.

“Listening to music can create peak emotions, which increase the amount of dopamine, a specific neurotransmitter that is produced in the brain and helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.”

While people who suffer from chronic depression will need more than cheerful music to lift their moods, it can certainly be a helpful distraction from your troubles.

The best place to listen to music when you want a mood booster is in your room. You will be free to express your feelings through music without worrying about who is watching.

Turn up the volume and dance your blues away. If you want to completely lose yourself in the music, you can use a wireless Bluetooth speaker for some extra sound.

We love the Cowin YOYO waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker. It comes with extra bass for that punchy sound and retails for just R232.45 on the ECR Shop.

It’s waterproof feature also means you don’t have to worry too much if you accidentally knock over a glass of water or cry tears of happiness while dancing near the speaker.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to dance your way to a happy mood.

Here’s a look at 10 songs that can help turn that frown upside down.  

1. Happy – Pharrell Williams

2. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice –  The Beach Boys

4. Beautiful Day –  U2

5. Dancing Queen – Abba

6. I Feel Good – James Brown

7. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

8. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

9. Love Today – Mika

10. Wannabe – Spice Girls