Abba’s Dancing Queen is the happiest song in Scotland

Dancing Queen by Abba is top of the charts when it comes to making people feel happy in Scotland, according to new research.

Dancing Queen by Abba is top of the charts when it comes to making people feel happy in Scotland, according to new research.

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Dancing Queen by Abba is top of the charts when it comes to making people feel happy in Scotland.

According to new research by online platform FeedMyHappy, over two fifths (43 per cent) feel happiest listening to that song.

This is closely followed by Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves (36 per cent) and Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys and Happy by Pharrell Williams both at 32 per cent.

The study shows that music, especially songs that are part of our popular culture, has a powerful influence on our happiness.

Nationally, Dancing Queen topped the Happiest Song Chart, but was more popular in Scotland compared to the national average of 38 per cent.

Dancing Queen was also the most popular song amongst women with almost half (43 per cent) saying it made them feel happiest.

For men, however, Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Monty Python hit the spot at 35 per cent and 34 per cent respectively.

Happy by Pharrell Williams is the song that makes the younger generation happiest (31 per cent), closely followed by Shake it Off by Taylor Swift.

Joe Hallwood, director of FeedMyHappy, said: “We had a lot of fun analysing the songs that make us happy.

“ We are all about the pursuit of happiness at FeedMyHappy and we want to help people to take back control and do things that will make them happy.

“This can be anything from following a structured programme to de-stress in 21 days; to a course on mindfulness; to simply putting Dancing Queen on full blast and dancing round the kitchen.”

For more information visit: www.feedmyhappy.com