Music is all about the feeling that you get while listening to it. It has the power to instantly change your mood, and it usually creates a certain vibe that can either be something you feel on an individual level or something that is shared with everybody in your group. If you’re looking for chill songs to vibe to we’ve put together an epic playlist below.
These songs are universally enjoyed and have the power to set the mood and create a vibe that everyone can enjoy.
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1. Stay by That Kid LAROI , Justin Bieber
“Stay” is a truly legendary song released by Australian rapper and singer The Kid LAROI featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The song was written by The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber, Blake Slatkin, and Charlie Puth. Along with the song having great vibes and a catchy beat, the music video is equally as epic. In the music video, Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber are driving around a city at night and performing the song in various locations, including a gas station and a rooftop. The video impressively has over 1 billion views on YouTube. This song was, without a doubt, a massive hit, and it even reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. Heat Waves by Glass Animals
If you’re a fan of alternative rock and you’re looking for chill songs to vibe to, then “Heat Waves” is certainly a song you should consider adding to your playlist. Upon release, the song saw massive success and reached the top 10 of several music charts, including the US Billboard Alternative chart, the UK Singles chart, and the Australian ARIA Singles chart. The song has a very catchy chorus, and overall the vibe is just great.
3. Supalonely by BENEE ft. Gus Dapperton
|Album||Hey U X|
“Supalonely” is a pop song with a catchy melody and a bouncy, upbeat vibe that’s awesome to vibe to. The lyrics of the song focus on the theme of loneliness, as BENEE sings about feeling isolated and disconnected from the world. The song also features a memorable chorus that emphasizes the theme of wanting to find someone to share life’s ups and downs with. If you connect with the lyrics of this song, I recommend checking out our playlist of songs about being alone. The song also has song good bass mixed into it, so if you love songs with bass used in them, you’ll love the beat of this song.
4. Backyard Boy by Claire Rosinkranz
|Album||BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd|
“Backyard Boy” is without a doubt one of the most important songs of Rosinkranz’s career as it really put her on the map and allowed her to establish herself as a rising star in the pop music scene. The most notable aspects of the song are it’s catchy melody, relatable lyrics, and Rosinkranz’s unique vocal delivery. The song is about wanting to get closer to a boy, and if you resonate with this song I recommend heading over to our playlist of songs about crushes.
5. Mood by 24kgoldn ft. Ian Dior
If you’re a fan of pop or rap music, you’ll love the vibes of the song “Mood.” It’s a catchy and upbeat song with a pop-rap and trap beat. The lyrics are about a relationship where the two parties are unsure about their feelings and are experiencing various moods. The song talks about the uncertainty and mixed emotions that can come with being in a relationship. When this song was released, it was hard to turn on the radio without hearing it because it was a massive hit all around the world.
6. First Class Jack Harlow
“First Class” is a melodic rap song with a bouncy and upbeat instrumental that, without a doubt, gives off great vibes. The lyrics of the song focus on Jack Harlow’s success and newfound wealth as he reflects on his rise to fame and the luxurious lifestyle that comes with it. The song also features a catchy chorus that emphasizes the theme of living the high life and enjoying the fruits of his labor. The song has also been a commercial success, peaking at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. If you like songs about money and getting rich, you’ll love this one.
7. As it was by Harry Styles
“As It Was” is a soft rock ballad that features Styles’ signature falsetto vocals and acoustic guitar. The lyrics of the song focus on self-reflection and personal growth, as Styles sings about his journey of discovering who he is and learning from his past mistakes. The song also features a memorable chorus that emphasizes the theme of moving forward and leaving the past behind. This is one of my personal favorite songs about change because it really embraces it and the journey of moving on.
8. Soul to Squeeze by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Despite not being selected for the 1993 album Blood Sugar Sex Magic, “Soul to Squeeze” has become a favorite amongst hardcore fans of California rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers. The blend of bluesy guitar licks played by guitarist John Frusciante and melodic basslines played by the legendary Flea create a moody vibe that is the perfect canvas for the slightly abstract lyrics. Due to the popularity of the song, it was eventually included in the band’s greatest hits compilation, over ten years since its initial release – and is a staple of their live sets to this day.
9. Miami by Will Smith
|Album||Big Willie Style|
“Miami” by Will smith is one of my personal favorite songs to vibe to. Will Smith is well known for his chill style, and I think this song really represents his overall vibes well. Along with a catchy beat and lyrics, the song is about one of the coolest cities on earth. The song’s lyrics describe all the great things about Miami, including the weather, women, diversity, and a whole lot more. The song certainly has chill vibes, which is why it’s earned a top spot on this list.
10. I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
|Genre||Pop, Electronic, Dance|
If you are looking for a song whose vibe screams fun and good times going out with your friends, then you can stop looking because you found it. “I Gotta Feeling” from Black Eyed Peas has a vibe that is so unique and so fun that you are never going to want the good times to end. However, it’s about more than that. It’s about having confidence that the night is going to be great and also about exuding self-confidence and presenting yourself as you believe it. This track was one of Black Eyed Peas’ three Billboard number-one hits.
11. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
|Genre||Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock|
If you ever need a reminder that you should never give up on your dreams and true love, let this track from Journey’s RIAA diamond-certified hit album “Escape” create that specific vibe for you. The song is about a small-town girl and a city boy who find love in each other, although their respective backgrounds and upbringing would not suggest that they would ever be the type of people who would end up in a relationship together. However, they never stopped believing in their love, which is the message being delivered by this song. It’s even in the title.
12. Best Day of My Life by American Authors
|Genre||Alternative, Indie Rock|
|Album||Oh, What a Life|
When American Authors lead vocalist and guitarist Zac Barnett declares that this is going to be the best day of his life, you feel it down in your soul. That creates a vibe in you that helps you to create your destiny by sheer will. Barnett says that he had a dream that he was doing all of these incredible things, like howling at the moon and reaching the clouds, which then inspires him to do great things once he awakes. He finishes the track with the line, “Everything is looking up; everybody up now.” This is, in my opinion, a great song to wake up to as well because it sets the vibe for the morning in a positive way.
13. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
|Album||Trolls (Original Soundtrack)|
Some songs take a while to build up to a vibe, While others have a vibe that you can pick up on me right from the start of the track. On this song from the soundtrack of the 2016 film Trolls, the pop idol Justin Timberlake makes it known that this song exudes positivity from the very beginning of the track and lasts throughout its entirety. He lets it be known that he can’t fight the feeling, nor is he going to try. The only thing that he wants to do is to dance, and he’s perfectly happy with that.
14. Good Day by Greg Street (Featuring Nappy Roots)
Throughout my life, I’ve always heard that your mindset can have a profound effect on the type of day you have. A positive outlook can help you to have a good day. In comparison, negativity will do its best to ruin your day. While I’m not sure if this is true, it certainly seems like Greg Street is a firm believer in this saying if you listen to his track “Good Day” from his album “Sertified Worldwide.” Backed by The Roots, it’s about making the most of your day and believing that nothing bad will happen to you or your friends.
15. Good Feeling by Flo Rida
For some people, the path to greatness starts with feeling like you can conquer anything. That feeling can start with something as small as a vibe that you create with a song that has uplifting lyrics, like the track “Good Feelings” from Flo Rida’s record “Wild Ones.” While some rappers focus on making it to the top of the rap game, Flo Rida is concerned with much more than that. Not only does he want to make it to the top of the rap game, but he also wants to be the president. Now those are goals!
16. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (Featuring Bruno Mars)
Although Bruno Mars was already a household name before he teamed up with Mark Ronson on the funk-inspired and soul-covered track “Uptown Funk,” which spent an astonishing 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. This song creates a vibe that makes you want to strut while simultaneously making you want to dance. While I can’t necessarily describe the exact feeling that I get from this song, I can tell you that it’s a feeling of happiness and invincibility. It also delivers a message of being proud of who you are, no matter who you are. This is, without a doubt, one of the best songs to vibe to.
17. It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
|Genre||Rock, Pop Rock|
Have you ever wanted to tell somebody to mind their business and to let you live your life the way that you want to live it? I’m sure that we have all wanted to do that on more than one occasion in our respective lives. Well, that’s exactly the feeling I get when I listen to Bon Jovi’s hit single “It’s My Life,” which creates a vibe of Independence, freedom, and tenacity that you don’t see in people every day. The song was to come back for Bon Jovi, who was easily one of the best-selling bands of the 1980s.
18. Firework by Katy Perry
With sales of over 135 million singles and nearly 24 million albums, Katy Perry is one of the biggest pop sensations of this millennium. With over 11 million units sold, her album “Teenage Dream” was certified diamond by the RIAA and was the best-selling album of her career. One of the album’s most successful tracks was the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Firework,” which promotes positivity and self-confidence. When you combine those two things, you get a unique vibe that makes you feel like you can take on anything and tackle it with gusto. That’s a vibe in itself.
19. It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Ice Cube’s songs depict many of the situations he’s been in and the things he’s seen growing up. However, even on the main streets of Los Angeles, there are some days when everything seems to go right. This is the kind of day that ice cube wrote about in his hit single “It Was a Good Day” from his album “The Predator.” While the lyrics are positive in this tune, what makes it have such a good vibe is the beat, which samples The Isley Brothers’ track “Footsteps in the Dark.”
20. All-Star by Smash Mouth
Most people associate this Smash Mouth tune with the opening title sequence of the animated movie Shrek. However, it was a hit single before that movie was even released, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. This song is catchy and upbeat, complete with a positive vibe that encourages the listener to do their best in all of their endeavors. It also stresses the importance of making the best of whatever situation you may find yourself in. Not to mention, this is one of those tracks that the listener can’t help whistling or humming along to.
21. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
|Genre||Pop, Alternative, Classic Rock|
I’m starting to believe that it’s impossible to make one of these lists without including The Beatles. After all, there is a reason that they are the world’s best-selling musical act, with over 183 million albums sold worldwide. I believe that the reason for their incredible popularity and staying power is that they have a song to fit your vibe, whatever that may be. “Here Comes the Sun” goes beyond that. It can turn a bad mood into a good vibe. This song isn’t about looking for the bright side. It lets you know that it’s coming. If you like this song, also check out our playlist of songs about sunshine because most of them also have a great vibe.
22. Imagine by John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Classic Rock|
Although the reason for The Beatles’ breakup has been debated over the last 50 years, the one thing that nobody can deny is the effect that The Four Lads from Liverpool had on modern music, particularly rock and roll and alternative genres. Paul McCartney and John Lennon saw the most solo success, with the latter releasing an album that would forever change music in 1971 called “Imagine.” The album’s title track was the highest-selling single of Lennon’s solo career and spoke of a world in which material possessions and religion didn’t get in the way of existential happiness.
23. Happy by Pharrell Williams
If you want to know the kind of vibe this song creates, you need to look no further than its title. Pharrell Williams is one happy individual, and it seems like he wants to pass that feeling along to anybody willing to receive it. What I find makes this song from the album of the same name so great is its simplicity. By keeping the lyrics and the music as simple as possible, Pharrell makes sure that he does not convolute the song’s simple message of being happy, and sometimes that’s all you need is a simple vibe.
24. Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino
The multi-talented Donald Glover has become renowned for his work as an actor and director of TV shows and movies, but originally, he made his name as Childish Gambino. His music is all great to vibe with, but one track that is bound to put you in a good place is the 2018 child R&B banger, “Feels Like Summer.” A departure from the rap and hip-hop style that his music had previously predominantly fallen into, this song has a smooth, laid-back sound that is perfect for relaxing in the garden on a summer’s day.
25. Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Sometimes you want to go out dancing at the club on a Friday night, while other times you want to sit around a campfire with a few of your best friends, drinking beer and cooking something. Me, this has always been one of my favorite vibes. It’s also right up Zac Brown’s alley as well. “Chicken Fried” shows us that you don’t need to dress up and go out to have the time of your life. All you need to do is throw on an old pair of jeans, invite a few friends, and crack a cold beverage.
26. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
|Genre||Pop, Rock, Folk|
|Album||Madman Across the Water|
There are some songs that never sound outdated or old, such as this classic by Elton John. Written in collaboration with his long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin, “Tiny Dancer” is an expertly crafted pop-rock track that progresses and evolves beautifully from verse to bridge to chorus. The simple yet beautiful piano riff that John plays in the verses evokes a feeling of nostalgia, but when the falsetto-sung hook comes in, the song switches to a triumphant vibe. This song may not be one of John’s best sellers over the years, but it’s still considered amongst his best work.
27. One Love by Bob Marley & The Wailers
I can think of at least a dozen songs by Bob Marley that I could have included here, but none of them stood out nearly as much as “One Love.” Taken from the legendary Bob Marley’s last album “Uprising,” this is so much more than just a song. Bob Marley and the Wailers made sure that this was a vibe that stays with you. If there is one song from his catalog that defined Bob Marley’s beliefs, it is this one. It stresses the importance of being together as one, while also celebrating the fact that you are alive.
28. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
|Genre||Pop, Surf Pop|
Can you think of a better song to include on this list of songs to Vibe to than this one? I mean, it’s the title track from an album called “Good Vibrations.” it’s also one of the Beach Boys’ most well-known songs, and for good use reason. When you listen to this tune, images of having good summer fun with your friends will probably come to mind, which will bring a smile to your face. This track epitomizes good times because it’s much more than just a song. It’s a vibe that stays with you long after it’s over.
29. Lose Yourself by Eminem
|Album||8 Mile (Original Soundtrack)|
One of the best vibes that you can get is that feeling that you can take on the world and win. Whatever battle you might be facing, listening to this track from one of the world’s greatest rappers makes you feel like you already have a winning edge. Confidence is a vibe, and this track will give it to you in spades. This semi-autobiographical tune was from the soundtrack to the film 8 Mile, which was a fictionalized account of Eminem’s life before he was a famous artist. Everybody likes to root for the underdog. This song makes it fun and if you’re looking for rap songs to vibe to this is one I highly recommend.
30. Wiser Time by The Black Crowes
|Genre||Rock, Blues Rock|
Not only is this track one of my favorite road trip songs of all time, but it is also one of my favorite Black Crowes songs. There’s something about the way that this track flows that conjures up images of being on the open road, carefree and happy to be alive. Appearing on their third studio album “Amorica,” The Black Crowes’ lead vocalist Chris Robinson’s voice is perfect for “Wiser Time” because his personality is reflected perfectly in this track. However, my favorite part of the song is the chorus because it is incredibly bright and optimistic.
31. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
|Genre||Pop, Country, Pop Country|
There are going to be times when it seems like the whole world is against you, and everybody has something bad to say about you. Well, in those stressful times, you have to take Taylor Swift’s advice and just “Shake It Off.” Trust me, if anybody knows anything about shaking off the haters, it’s Taylor Swift. She has sold over 70 million albums around the world, and her best-selling album was “1989,” which went diamond with over 14.3 million units moved. That’s enough to put a smile on anybody’s face and have good vibes in your soul.
32. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees
|Album||Saturday Night Fever (Original Soundtrack)|
When a song has a great vibe, you can usually tell what’s playing after hearing the first two seconds of it. I can’t think of another song that is as instantly recognizable as the Bee Gees hit “Stayin’ Alive” from the soundtrack to the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. This track also does something that not many other songs can accomplish. It exudes confidence, which is a vibe in itself. Can’t put on his song without envisioning John Travolta’s character Tony Manero strutting down the street, or perhaps wanting to strut as well. That’s what I call a vibe.
33. Parabola by Tool
Originally, this song had two parts, with the first part titled “Parabol,” and the second part titled “Parabola.” When the song shifts into high gear, that’s when the second part begins. I included the second half of this two-track ensemble because that’s the part that has a vibe. There’s something about this song that makes you feel good inside, and also makes you feel grateful to be alive. When lead vocalist Maynard James Keenan sings out the lines “We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion,” they make you feel like you can take on practically anything.
34. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
|Genre||Hard Rock, Classic Rock|
Let’s get one thing clear immediately. Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury has so much swagger and bravado that he has a vibe by himself. I’ve never heard another vocalist that can make me feel the way that Freddie Mercury can, and “Don’t Stop Me Now” is one of those tracks that can send chills down your spine and make you excited just to be alive. In the opening lines of the song, Mercury declares that he is only out for a good time, and nothing is going to stop him from having one. Now that’s a vibe.
35. Let’s Go Crazy by Prince
|Genre||Rock, Pop Rock|
|Album||Purple Rain (Original Soundtrack)|
By 1984, Prince had grown tired of Michael Jackson’s domination of the Billboard charts. When he saw the video for “Thriller,” he decided that he was going to star in his own movie and be the biggest thing on the charts that year. His movie Purple Rain ended up grossing 72 million at the box office that year and won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song Score and Best Original Musical. The track “Let’s Go Crazy” was the first song on the film soundtrack, and there’s a reason for that. It sets the vibe for the entire movie.
36. Love and Happiness by Al Green
|Album||Love and Happiness|
The thing that I like most about vibes is that they don’t have to make you feel like you are ready to take on the world. Sometimes, they can make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and both receptive to and exuding love. If that describes something that you would be into, then “Love and Happiness” by Al Green is the song for you. The song describes the difference between love and happiness. Al Green talks about what people will do for love, but happiness is “When you feel good with somebody.” The kind of vibe we all want.
37. I’m Still Standing by Elton John
|Genre||Pop, Pop Rock, Rock|
|Album||Too Low for Zero|
Elton John is a performer who has his own vibe and can make you want to cry while making you feel like nothing can stop you and you can take on the world five minutes later. Whatever kind of vibe you want, Elton John has a song to fit the mood. For this list, I chose one of Elton’s more empowering songs that creates a vibe of self-confidence and pride. “I’m Still Standing,” tells the tale of someone who rose from the ashes after a devastating break-up, and makes you feel like you can take on the world.
38. Life’s a Dance by John Michael Montgomery
|Album||Life’s a Dance|
Sometimes in life, things aren’t going to go there as well as you expected them to. Other times might be better than you thought they would be. We’re all going to experience disappointment and elation in our respective lives. What separates us is how we handle these things. The title track from John Michael Montgomery’s album “Life’s a Dance” stresses the importance of not worrying about what you don’t know. He says that like in a dance, you learn as you go. That’s the kind of Carefree vibe that the majority of us need to have.
39. I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown & The Famous Flames
|Album||Out Of Sight|
The vibe that the Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement recipient James Brown’s track “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James creates is right there in the title. It makes you feel good. There are some times when you will need something with a bit more substance, but there are also plenty of times when this is the only vibe that you will need. It’s usually the time that you get when you first meet that special someone that makes you feel good all over. That’s the kind of vibe that all of us need in our lives.
40. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
There is something about feeling loved and being able to return that love to that person that makes you feel good inside and radiate positivity on the outside. If that’s not a vibe, I don’t know what is. In Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” we see a perfect example of this. In the song, the two singers declare that there is nothing that they can’t overcome together and there is nothing that will stop them from loving each other.n there’s something to be said for knowing that someone has your back no matter what.
41. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves
|Album||Walking on Sunshine|
Some songs seem to create and dwell in negativity, while others exude positive vibes from the moment that you turn them on. I have never heard a song that exudes as much positivity from the very first note as “Walking on Sunshine,” which is from the album of the same name by Katrina & The Waves. While the lyrics are amongst the happiest I’ve ever heard, it’s the horn section that sets this song off and creates the happy vibe that makes you tap your feet. However, there is nothing but positivity coming from Katrina in this Billboard top-ten hit.
42. Up! (Green Version) By Shania Twain
|Genre||Country, Pop Country|
There are times when you feel so down that you don’t think that you’re going to be able to be up again. During these times, you have two options. You can either fit yourself up by the bootstraps and take personal responsibility for being back up again, or you can wallow in your self-pity while waiting for someone else to pick you up. What separates the go-getters from the rest of the crowd is that they take responsibility for their actions and get themselves out of their funk as Shania Twain does in the title track of her album “Up!”
43. All I Wanna Do by Sugarland
|Genre||Country, Pop Country|
|Album||Love on the Inside|
One of the best feelings that a couple can experience is the vibe that they create between the two of them, like what you might experience on a Sunday afternoon lounging around the house and laughing with each other. You don’t want to be with anybody else. All you want to do is be with them, and that’s a special vibe that’s meant for only the two of you. The best kind of vibe, if you ask me. Also, the vibe that Sugarland creates in their hit “All I Wanna Do” from their record “Love on the Inside.”
44. It’s a Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt
|Album||Down the Road I Go|
We are all familiar with the saying that all country music artists do is sing About losing their homes, their jobs, and their loved ones. While that is somewhat facetious, it’s not very often that you hear a country music song that instantly creates a happy vibe that continues every time you play it. That’s the feeling I get every time I listen to “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive” from Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Travis Tritt’s record “Down the Road I Go.” This song will make you smile. It’s as simple as that.
45. 1st Of tha Month by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
|Album||E. 1999 Eternal|
When the first of the month comes around, it usually means hanging out and having a cookout with your favorite people. That’s the message being conveyed and the vibe that’s being created by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s hit track “1st Of tha Month,” which is featured on their album “E. 1999 Eternal,” which sold over 5.3 million copies worldwide. While I can’t put into exact words the kind of vibe that this song creates, I’ll do my best. To me, the song always has a chilled-out and relaxed vibe that only comes with spending time doing what you love.
46. Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Bill Withers was one of the kings of 1970s R&B, and the vibe created with those genres is practically unmistakable. It gives you the feeling that everything is right with the world, which is exactly the vibe that Bill Withers created with “Lovely Day,” which appears on his album “Menagerie.” The song is about how your significant other can inspire you to be your best. This is made abundantly clear with lyrics like “I look at you and the world’s alright with me. Just one look at you, and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day.”
47. Dancing in the Moonlight 2 by King Harvest
|Genre||Folk, Indie Rock|
|Album||Dancing in the Moonlight|
Sometimes, some of the best vibes that you can create come from doing something as simple as dancing and having a good time with your friends and loved ones. That’s what the message is behind King Harvest’s track “Dancing in the Moonlight 2” is all about. It’s about having fun and dancing Under the Stars with the people that you love most. Being together with your friends and your loved ones creates a certain vibe that you can’t have with anybody else. That’s what makes it so special. It’s about having fun but also about being able to relax. This is simply one of those songs that has a great vibe and will make you want to dance.
48. I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
|Album||I Can See Clearly Now|
Every time I hear Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now,” I can’t help smiling because this song is so optimistic, the feeling and vibe it creates are almost infectious. The song reached the number-one spot on Billboard, which called it “defiantly optimistic.” This is one of those songs that you listen to when you need your spirits lifted. It has that kind of power and creates a vibe that makes you feel empowered and responsible for the direction you take your life once the clouds have started to dissipate and the sun comes out.
49. Shout Parts 1 & 2 by The Isley Brothers
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Pop|
Being in love with somebody can make you feel like you are on top of the world, or if you are one of the Isley Brothers, it may even make you want to shout. Now, this creates a vibe of joy and invincibility that makes you feel like you just want to shout your love from the rooftops, and you want your partner to do the same. Amazingly, such a simple phone can create a Vibe like this and have such power in its simplicity. This track from the Isley Brothers does all of that and then some.
50. New Attitude by Patti LaBelle
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Pop|
|Album||Beverly Hills Cop (Original Soundtrack)|
Feeling good about yourself and being happy with who you are is a vibe that most people wish that they could feel, but few are fortunate enough to truly understand what this is all about. Patti LaBelle knows all about this vibe because she created it with her track “New Attitude” from the soundtrack to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop. This track reached the 17th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the second top 20 hit of Patti LaBelle’s career. It was also an empowerment anthem for women around the world in the 1980s.
51. Good As Hell by Lizzo
|Album||Barbershop: The Next Cut (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)the|
I know what you’re thinking. Lizzo is not the first artist that comes to mind when you think about those who can create a universal vibe with their music. However, I want you to hear me out for a second. Her Song “Good As Hell” is a song about presenting the best you to the world that you can be and feeling good as hell about it. In the track, she presents advice to the listener by saying, “You know you a star, you can touch the sky. I know that it’s hard, but you have to try.”
52. Good Time by Alan Jackson
After a week of working hard at your job, there’s nothing that you want more than to kick back on the weekend and have a little fun without worrying about the 9 to 5 working world. In his hit song “Good Time,” Alan Jackson makes a statement by saying that you work hard for your money, and you deserve to let loose and have some fun. While this may be an attitude or a lifestyle, the song also creates a vibe of being carefree and having fun on the weekend when you have to be responsible for most of the week.
53. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
|Genre||Poo, R&B, Soul|
This Redbone song’s message is simple, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. It’s a song about the narrator’s significant other and her lack of self-confidence. He takes notice of this and tells her that there is no need for her to feel bad about herself and that his love for her will conquer all of her supposed inadequacies that she feels about herself. The kind of love that the two people in this song wear together is more than a feeling, with all apologies to the great band Boston. It’s a vibe and a lifestyle.
54. Smile by Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker started his career in rap, much like Kid Rock (coincidentally, that is who discovered him). However, unlike his mentor, he skipped nu-metal and went straight into pop and alternative country music. That’s when he started to develop his style, and his music took on a completely new vibe. This can especially be heard on his hit single “Smile,” from “Happy Hour.” This song is about the feeling you get when you first fall in love with your significant other. During this phase, you can’t help smiling. That feeling that you get is much more. It’s a vibe.
55. Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
|Genre||Jazz, Acapella, Reggae|
Back in 1988, everybody was singing Bobby McFerrin’s acapella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” from his record “Simple Pleasures.” You couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing this song on almost every station. It was the only Billboard number-one single of McFerrin’s career, but it was also his only song to chart. It spent two weeks at the top spot of the chart and dominated radio airplay. Why was this song so popular? Well, one of the main reasons for its popularity was because it created a simple and carefree vibe that everybody wanted to be a part of.
56. Right Now by Van Halen
|Album||For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge|
The term “right now” creates a sense of immediacy in which you feel the need to act without hesitation, and that is the vibe that’s created with Van Halen’s hit track “Right Now” from 1991’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.” I think that’s just someone making you feel like you are capable of great things; it encourages you to act on your feelings and accomplish these things immediately. For my money, this is one of Van Halen’s best songs of all time. I love how I feel when I listen to it, and I’m sure that you’ll feel the same way.
57. Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder
|Album||I Don’t Speak the Language|
One of the most interesting things about this song is that people often misconstrued its meaning to be a song about someone who is working hard to achieve a goal. While I admit that this interpretation of the song would create a great vibe, it’s not about that at all. It’s about a man trying to convince a girl not to leave him when it seems like she’s already made up her mind. It was Matthew Wilder’s way of saying that he was holding the girl of his dreams back, and that is a vibe all its own.
58. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
|Genre||Rock, Soul, Classic Rock|
Everybody has heard this song a few times in their lives. The one starts with Danny Hutton belting out, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog. Was a good friend of mine. I never understood a single word he said, but I helped him drink his wine and he always had some mighty fine wine.” This song became an instant classic for Three Dog Night and propelled them to album sales of over 8.1 million units. The song creates a carefree vibe and loves for humanity. Still has a message of acceptance for everybody, no matter who they are.
59. I Will Survive by Cake
This is one of those occasions where I am going to opt for the cover version of a song instead of the original version. Yes, Gloria Gaynor’s original version became an Anthem of empowerment for women everywhere; I think that her version creates a better vibe. However, I prefer the sound of Cake’s version, which is featured on their album “Fashion Nugget.” They took this battle cry for the women and transformed it into a song that all people can relate to. It created a vibe for everybody because we have all been in this situation before.
60. Best Day Ever by Sly & The Family Stone
In a world filled with hatred and negativity, everybody deserves a day like the one depicted in the track “Best Day Ever” from Sly & the Family Stone. In this track, Sly sings about a day he’s having where everything that can go right does. I know that most of us aren’t used to days like this, but it’s a vibe that we like to sit back and relax in, like the lyrics “Didn’t even say the reason. There’s a kindness in the air. It takes me where I’m goin’. I think I’m happy and I know it.”
61. Take It Easy by The Eagles
|Genre||Rock, Alternative Country, Classic Rock|
This entire song is a vibe, starting with an alternative country meets rock and roll feel, and that five continues with the laid-back lyrics encouraging all of us to take it easy. The song conveys the message of going with the flow and accepting things as they happen because there’s nothing that you can do to change it, so you might as well just go with it. The Eagles had 21 songs chart, with “Take It Easy” reaching the twelfth spot on the Hot 100. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The Eagles are well known for their good vibe songs, and this one is no exception.
62. Sunday Morning by Nico and The Velvet Underground
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock|
|Album||The Velvet Underground & Nico|
One of the standout tracks from the classic collaboration album between The Velvet Underground and singer Nico, “Sunday Morning” has an effortless, relaxing sound. This song captures the essence of a Sunday morning perfectly and is a great track to vibe with if you’re getting ready for the day or chilling out at home. Interestingly, it was the final track to be recorded for the iconic album but was then chosen to be the opener, eventually being released as the second single in December of 1996 with “Femme Fatale” as its B-side.
63. Heard ‘Em Say by Kanye West
Kanye West may be a devise public figure, but the beats he created for his 2005 hip-hop masterpiece Late Registration are undeniably brilliant. The album’s first single, “Heard ‘Em Say,” features Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine in the chorus, and it’s an instant vibe. The piano-led, gospel-influenced instrumental showcases West’s ear for sampling, and his introspective lyrics deal with the subjects of loss, letting go of the past and moving forward toward a better, brighter future. The collaboration between West and Levine happened after a chance meeting on a flight to Italy when the pair became friends and West played a demo of the song on his MP3 player.
64. Notion by Tash Sultana
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Indie Rock|
When Aussie singer-songwriter Tash Sultana burst onto the scene in 2016, everything that the artist did was a vibe. After releasing several homemade live performances using a loop pedal and an extensive selection of guitar and vocal effects, Sultana gained worldwide attention from music fans. Genre–wise, it’s difficult to categorize songs like “Notion,” which was released in 2016 on the EP of the same name. Sultana has an ethereal, otherworldly sound that is instantly recognizable and has a hypnotic effect on the listener, and this song is a prime example of this.
65. Free Bird by Lynrd Skynyrd
|Genre||Rock, Classic Rock|
|Album||(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)|
American rock band Lynyrd Skynrd were in their prime in the mid-1970s, achieving widespread critical and commercial success. If you’re looking for a smooth, classic rock track to vibe with, they don’t come much better than “Free Bird” from the band’s debut album (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd). This track has everything you could ever want from a rock song – uplifting chord progressions, inspiring lyrics, and a dreamy melody, and then, towards the end, it evolves into a frantic and energetic showcase of guitar chops and drum fills. The guitar solo is one of the best and most memorable you’ll ever hear!
66. Gold by Spandau Ballet
|Genre||R&B/Soul, Alternative Indie|
The new wave scene that originated in England in the late 1970s was a vibe in itself, and the music made during this period sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released decades ago. One of the pioneers of the genre was Spandau Ballet, a London outfit that combined elements of dance music with punk rock and pop. “Gold” was released as the fourth single on the band’s hugely successful album, True. It’s got a stereotypical ‘80s vibe and an incredibly catchy chorus that is difficult not to sing along to!
67. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
|Genre||Disco, Pop, Soul|
|Album||Saturday Night Fever|
It’s almost impossible not to vibe with the Bee Gees’ music, particularly the songs they made for the soundtrack of the movie Saturday Night Fever. In contrast to the disco style that the British trio was renowned for producing at the time, “How Deep Is Your Love” has a more melancholy vibe that allows their vocal and songwriting talents to flourish. A true masterpiece in songwriting, everything from the backing harmonies to the poetic lyrics have been crafted brilliantly, making this one of the most revered Bee Gees tracks.
68. Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys
|Genre||Alternative Indie, Rock|
Throughout the band’s history, The Black Keys’s music has shifted and changed into different styles, but one thing has remained throughout – their songs are great to vibe with. 2011’s El Camino achieved widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike, and one of the most memorable tracks from the album is “Little Black Submarines.” The calming sound of the verses, which predominantly consist of a fingerpicked guitar part and singer Dan Aurbach’s soulful vocals, morph into a huge crescendo with red-hot riffs and crashing drums, making this song a great track to rock out to.
69. Waterfalls by T.L.C
For a classic ‘90s R&B vibe, it doesn’t get much better than T.L.C’s hit single, “Waterfalls.” With its uplifting sound and inspiring lyrics, this song will help you to forget about any of the worries you have in your life and relax in the moment. The song was inspired musically and somewhat lyrically by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney’s composition of the same name and quickly became a worldwide success. Written by the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes in collaboration with producer Organized Noise and Marqueze Etheridge, the song frequently appears on lists of the best tracks from the 1990s.
70. Hey Brother by Avicii
|Genre||Dance, Electronic, Country|
Swedish songwriter and producer Avicii packed a lot of incredible achievements into his short life, with 2013 single “Hey Brother” being a lasting part of his legacy. A number-one single in many counties around the world, this track blends a country rock vibe with the electronic sounds that Avicii was best known for. Its lyrics provide encouragement to anyone who’s struggling to find their direction in life and are accompanied by an array of synthesizers, guitars, electronic drums, and other sounds.
71. Get You by Daniel Caesar
The mid-2010s was a glorious time for R&B music, with many exciting new talents emerging and creating amazing music for us to enjoy. “Get You” by Daniel Caeser is the perfect song to vibe with when you’re chilling out or doing some chores around the house. Its minimalistic production style allows Caesar’s smooth and soulful vocals to take center stage, and the lyrics speak of appreciating someone who you feel lucky to have in your life. It’s fair to say that this song was the springboard for the success that Caesar enjoyed in the years that followed.
72. In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry
|Genre||Skiffle, Pop, Rock|
|Album||In The Summertime|
Released as the debut single by British rockers Mungo Jerry, “In the Summertime” was an unexpected worldwide hit and ranks amongst the best-selling songs in pop music history. A simple song that takes elements from the unique genre, skiffle, this track is great to vibe with when you’re feeling good and want to keep the positivity flowing. Written by frontman Ray Dorset, this track is Mungo Jerry’s best-known hit and continues to be popular with each new generation of music fans.
73. Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
“Waterloo Sunset” may have been written before the word “vibe” was popularly used as we use it today, but it is definitely a track that you can’t help but vibe with. Written by the iconic British rock band The Kinks, the song was penned by Ray Davies and tells the stories of people rushing through the London Underground station at Waterloo, highlighting the beauty that lies within the chaos. The song is considered by many to be among the greatest compositions in popular music history, and it’s hard to argue against that!
74. Come Over by The Internet
American R&B band The Internet is somewhat of a modern supergroup, with members like Steve Lacy and Syd carving out successful solo careers for themselves. When they combine, the band makes some excellent music to vibe with, like the 2018 single “Come Over” from their hit album Hive Mind. The combination of a laid-back instrumental with punchy drums and relaxed vocals gives this song a calm feeling that is perfect for relaxing after a hard day’s work.
75. Pink + White by Frank Ocean
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Pop|
Regardless of which musical genre you like, Frank Ocean’s 2016 album, Blonde, is almost impossible not to vibe with. It blends everything from old-school hip-hop to elements of neo-soul, and one of the best tracks on the album is “Pink + White.” With backing vocals provided by none other than Beyonce, this song will take you back to your happy memories of the past, with a beautifully simple beat that allows the lyrics to clearly heard and understood. “Pink + White” has become a favorite amongst the Frank Ocean fanbase, and once you listen to it, you can see why!
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