Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle

If you are already happy, music heightens your joy.

Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck

So it doesn't have to be happy music to be inspiring.

Big Freedia
Big Freedia

It has to do a lot more than just twerking. It's feel good music; it makes people have a good time. It doesn't matter what type of situation they're in, we bounce all around New Orleans. Weddings, birthday parties, funerals. The whole nine yards, and it's a happy music, it turns people from a frown to a happy smile.

Bjorn Ulvaeus
Bjorn Ulvaeus

The music of ABBA is not that happy. It might sound happy, in some strange way, but deep within, it's not happy music. It has that Nordic melancholic feeling to it. What fools you is the girls' voices. You know, I do think that is one of the secrets about ABBA. Even when we were really quite sad, we always sounded jubilant.

Chris Barber
Chris Barber

We play happy music, and we make people happy. That's why they like us.

Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik

Happy music doesn't tend to move me much.

Jessica Jung
Jessica Jung

I want to make some happy music.

Mac Miller
Mac Miller

My ideology was, if I just make very happy music, very happy music, then people will forget about whatever their problems are. I will forget about my problems.

Michael Franti
Michael Franti

Playing on the streets of Iraq, or in Israel or the Gaza strip, I'd sing angry protest songs against war. People would say, 'Make us clap, make us dance, and laugh and sing.' It really made me think about the importance of happy music.

Shamir
Shamir

If you listen to most of my songs, the lyrics are pretty kind of dark, but I like to put it behind happy music because then it evens it out... I'm really happy, actually. Obviously I have my bad moments, but I always challenge myself to not put negativity out there because there's already enough.