By Jeffrey T. Mason

You already know that 104.3 K-Hits plays uplifting songs, but do you know just how many? 90% of the top ten in the world!

How is this list determined? SCIENCE!

(Are you picturing that old guy in the Thomas Dolby video? I am.)

Sadly, “She Blinded Me With Science” did NOT make this list.

Dr. Jacob Jolij, a Dutch neuroscientist, actually created a formula to determine the most uplifting songs ever recorded. It’s fairly complicated, but in a nutshell, he “takes the number of positive lyrical elements in a song, and divides that by how much a song deviates from 150 BPM and from the major key.”

CLICK HERE to read more on the process and background of the study. Or, get to the good stuff below.

Here are the ten most uplifting songs on Earth, determined by…wait for it…SCIENCE!

10) “Walking on Sunshine”Katrina & the Waves

9) “I Will Survive”Gloria Gaynor

8) “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

7) “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”Cyndi Lauper

6) “I’m a Believer” – Monkees

5) “Eye of the Tiger”Survivor

4) “Uptown Girl”Billy Joel

3) “Good Vibrations” – Beach Boys

2) “Dancing Queen” – ABBA

1) “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen




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