Sweet Dreams Fuel / Music

  • The song "Walking on Sunshine" is probably one of the cheeriest, bubbliest songs to ever grace anyone's ears.
  • Lullabies, by design, are this.
  • Sigur Rós to the fullest extent. Even their scary songs are still undeniably beautiful and dreamlike, even the cover of "The Rains of Castamere".
  • All of Enya's songs qualify as this, as do those of her siblings in CLANNAD.
  • Bowling for Soup. Especially Shut Up and Smile and I'm Gay. Just something about songs like these makes it impossible not to smile. And, of course, the theme song for Phineas and Ferb. A song all about two boys who just want to have the best day ever.
  • Heartbeats by José González. Nuff said.
  • Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac is a catchy, delightfully eighties soft rock song about the singer's desire to be with their love everywhere (duh).
  • Surprisingly enough, an N.W.A. song from Straight Outta Compton qualifies as this. "Express Yourself" is a great song about Doing It for the Art, so much so that this troper was grinning from ear to ear when the movie put it in the Good Times Montage.
  • Chameleon Circuit is a band that writes and records songs about Doctor Who, and they have quite a few songs that are very uplifting, particularly Teenage Rebel, Type 40, and Gallifreyan History 101.
  • While certainly not always the case, Devo definately has a few songs that can count as this, particularly Come Back Jonee, The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize, Whip It, That's Pep, Gates of Steel, Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA, Time Out For Fun, That's Good, Through Being Cool, Worried Man, and the Theme from Dr. Detroit.
    • The accompanying videos for the latter two also qualify, the one for Worried Man being a fun romp featuring Booji Boy, and the Theme from Dr. Detroit being a montage of random slapstick and tricks with a bluescreen.
  • It is impossible to listen to "Pilots" by Goldfrapp without feeling chilled out afterwards, but add in the dreamy music video, with the elegant dancing and the synchronized scooter stewardess ballet, and suddenly all the fuss and annoyances of airport security and terror threats seem very far away...
  • Iron and Wine's "The Sea and the Rhythm", "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" and "Fever Dream" can never fail to soothe you into sleep.
  • The Vocaloid song Last Night, Good Night (written by "kz") is this trope in spades. Depending on how the audience takes the meaning of the lyrics.
  • Toraboluta's Pink Spider sung by Rin Kagamine.
  • The remixes of Nick Bertke, or "Pogo", considering they remix nostalgic films and series.
  • Lingalad. Pretty much anything by them qualifies, but Il Vecchio Lupo especially. Even if you don't speak a single word of Italian.
  • Galaxie 500 pretty much nailed this down to a science back in the '80s. Listen to On Fire and you'll see what we mean.
  • So much of The Beatles music can't help but make you smile, but Hello Goodbye is quintessential Beatles happytime music of awesome. Especially their goofing around in the video during the coda.
  • The Beach Boys practically run on this trope, at least most of the time.
  • "Evening Song" is a Russian lullaby that will leave you dreaming of the romantic city of Saint Petersburg standing serenely and triumphantly on the blue waves of the Neva River.
  • "Lullaby to Tim" by The Hollies. Despite the criticisms, I get all warm and fuzzy listening to this, right down to the WALL•E-styled vocals.
  • Freelance Whales. Special notice for "Hannah".
  • Shinedown has "Unity," the lyrics of which quite gloriously epitomize You Are Not Alone.
  • Owl City. That is all.
    • Even Vanilla Twilight ?
    • Owl City + Carly Rae Jepsen = Good Time. Carly may be famous for Call Me Maybe, but she also did well in this nice, uplifting song with Owl City.
    • "To the Sky". It's simply impossible to hear that song without ending up in at least a slightly better mood than beforehand.
    • "Angels" and "Honey And The Bee" deserve mentioning, the former being a happy, peppy song that can easily make even the most paranoid feel safe, and the latter being an adorable love song told from the perspective of a cute little bug.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen herself. "This Kiss" is one of those songs that's just so upbeat and infectious it's almost criminal. In the video she wears many beautiful costumes, and it ends with her kissing a guy underwater.
    • As the 2013 Candies Girl, Jepsen posed for some very beautiful pics.
  • Demi Lovato's video for the song "Gift of a Friend" is so beautiful. She even wears white in the video, which doubles as a Sweet Dream.
  • Bridgit Mendler's music can have this effect on viewers, specifically her "How To Believe". Which, like "Gift of a Friend" above, was written for a Tinker Bell movie.
    • The also wrote Summertime as the theme song for the North American dub of The Secret World of Arrietty which is another sweet dreams song.
  • Just anything by Brooke Fraser, like Shadowfeet or Flags. It can heal you from any bad day.
  • 'Jennifer's Rabbit" by Tom Paxton, written for his daughter.
  • "Tanzmusik", by Kraftwerk. The corresponding album, Ralf und Florian, is almost entirely calm and playful.
  • "Mr Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra.
  • As it is apparently Radiohead's goal to branch out into as many genres as they possibly can, it was only a matter of time before they created "Worrywort," possibly the world's most uplifting 8-bit alternative ambient post-punk post-rock dance-rock.
  • Almost anything by Donna Summer qualifies. Her music seems to emanate from a world of brightly colored lights and nonstop dancing and love. How can you NOT want to dance to Donna?
  • "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind & Fire. Makes me smile.
  • The Fantasticks: "Try To Remember", by Jerry Orbach. The man had an incredible voice despite having a Bronx accent.
  • Pretty much anything sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Misty is a great example.
  • The instrumental Robinsonse Pitter Patter Goes by Heart by Broken Social Scene. The top comment put it best, saying it is the "sound of falling in love."
  • Rosemary Clooney's Tenderly.
  • Julie London had a voice as delicate as a cloud. When I Fall In Love proves it.
  • Girls' Generation's Gee and Kissing You are my happy place songs. Dear Mom is a good one, too, since it was made specifically to be a love letter to the members' mothers.
  • Connor Kirby-Long (aka Grandma, Khonnor, I, Cactus, and others) has a discography that's outright rife with this. Even at its darkest, Long's work (most of it, anyway) radiates a light, warm, atmosphere that's strong enough to make you feel as though everything will turn out alright.
  • Auto-Tune the News's Winston Churchill, backed by band from the future. It's a song meant to be set in the middle of The Great Depression. It is very uplifting when placed in context.
    • The Sanity Song. "We hear every damn day about our fragile country. We hear every damn day about the brink of catastrophe, and that it's a shame that we can't work together. But the truth is, we do. We work together to get things done every damn day."]]
  • The Crystalline Effect's song "Right". It's slow, beautiful, faintly nostalgic and just so damn perfect.
  • For those who like reggae, "Stir It Up" from Catch a Fire by Bob Marley.
    • Also, "Three Little Birds" from Exodus The simplest, sweetest Hope Spot you could ask for, perfect for listening to in rough times.
    • The entirety of Kaya is a lot of laidback, gentle reggae songs, fit for "easy skankin'".
  • Most of Anna Nalick and Amy MacDonald's songs I've heard so far, especially this one.
  • Megurine Luka's Toeto. Just hearing that song automatically makes you feel so peaceful. Even moreso with the Nico Nico Chorus version, where it, literally, sounds like a chorus of angels.
    • Also by Luka, No Logic Not only does it have a catchy beat and some great chorus versions, it is downright inspirational.
  • Every second of the Sailor Moon Orgel Fantasia CD. Princess Moon and Tuxedo Mirage sound like two of the worlds greatest lullabyes.
  • All opinions you may have about Bill Plympton's 1987 classic "Your Face" aside, Maureen McElheron's score is one of the most heartwarming love songs out there.
  • Pretty much every song from Sunbears. Like here: Dream happy dreams
  • "A Pillow Of Winds" from Pink Floyd.
    • Cymbaline from More. Calming instrumentals, soft vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, and even a scat solo. Perfect to fall asleep to
    • "Outside The Wall" is a gentle reminder that as long as there are people left on the planet, somebody cares about you. The version heard in the album's film adaptation sounds like a gentle lullaby.
      • Actually debatable as to whether or not "Outside the Wall" can be counted or not, and it's pretty much based on context. By itself, it is absolutely sweet dreams fuel. But for everyone who has listened to the album and given its link to the beginning some thought, it very quickly takes a nosedive into fridge horror territory.
    • The 2005 reunion. Everything about it is heartwarming. And their live shows in general are usually something to behold.
  • "Year of the Rat" by Badly Drawn Boy. The power of hugs conquers all!
  • Megadeth's song Coming Home is very calming and soothing compared to their other music, some of which borders on Nightmare Fuel.
  • Though they're certainly not known for their sweetness, Gorillaz has a gem in "On Melancholy Hill". It's highly instrumental, with subdued lyrics that carry a gentle, loving message: 'nothing's perfect, but I'll do anything I can to make it better, because I feel like I'm a better person when I'm with you.'
    • Especially in the acoustic version. Skip to 2:35 to hear it- and it's nice to see how happy and peaceful the band look whilst playing.
    • Their song "All Alone" has a beautiful bridge section where Martina Topley takes over with her ethereal vocal display. It's incredible.
    • "Empire Ants" is just nonstop concentrated SDF. The gentle and mellow intro alone is enough to fit on this page, but it even qualifies when the song starts picking up and the synths and beats are introduced.
  • The Kuricorder Quartet. Anything they've ever done, ever. Yes, even the Imperial March. (Tuba, ukulele, bongos and melodica.)
  • Snow Patrol, especially Chasing Cars, Shut Your Eyes, Crack The Shutters and finally The Lightening Strike.
  • "Sylvia" by Focus contains what may be the sweetest, most uplifting melodies ever.
  • The aptly named "These Dreams", by Heart.
  • Emilie Autumn, has some sweet dream making songs such as Across The Sky, and Remember.
    • and her covers of such songs as Leclair-Tabourin, Vitali-Chaconne and Crazy He Calls Me.
    • Really, the whole Dream Pop genre comes under this.
  • Britney Spears has some sweet dream giving songs such as Strangest Love, Trip To Your Heart, Heaven On Earth, When I Found You, Everyday and State Of Grace
  • The Veronicas have "I Could Get Used To This" a song basically describing the(ir) ultimate boyfriend.
  • Also putting Colbie Caillat here. Particularly "Magic" and "Oxygen", but most of her music would fit here, either uplifting or loving or telling you it's okay to be afraid sometimes of little things like commitment (Tied Down) or of failure (It Stops Today)
  • Quite a few LM.C songs. Some of the best examples are "Punky Heart" ("You're crying all alone but if you can just smile then it doesn't matter if the whole world's your enemy"), "Optimisland" ("The blue color of the sky that we always see as the color of tears just does not look that bad if I am with you, right?"), and "Ah Hah!" ("Every day, even if you're meeting the worst moment in your history, say 'I just wanna be the happiest' - laugh it off; it's OK")
  • Daft Punk's "Something About Us", "Digital Love", "Voyager", "Veridis Quo", and "Contact" (at least until the end) are the epitome of this. In fact Daft Punk in general work on fun and good vibes to make their music.
  • Just about all of Eric Whitacre's choral peices are Awesome Music, but the most uplifting are surely Sleep, the hauntingly beautiful Seal Lullabye (Dreamworks picked Kung Fu Panda over this?!), and especially the upcoming various solo, orchestral, and choral settings of the beloved children's classic, Goodnight Moon.
  • A lot of the music for the The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is created by one of the co-host's, Chad Fifer, and his track for the story Celephais is a wonderful soundscape of bell-like melodies, soft synths and calm, lapping ocean waves.
  • When your jimmies are more rustled than a forest after a hurricane, sometimes you just gotta settle down and listen to some Lakmé Act 1. Click, and let the blessings of the Unrustled Triumvirate wash over you like clean, sparkling bathwater.
  • Normally, Silent Hill isn't a source of heartwarming, but as evidenced by the case of Letter From The Lost Days from Silent Hill 3, there is the occasional tidbit. Especially in this song about love, keeping up hope, and wanting someone else to find happiness. "Oh, what a pair, me and you, put here to feel joy, not feel blue. Sad times and bad times, see them through—soon we will know if it's for real, what we... both feel..."
  • Shako-Pani makes drum-n'bass inspired tunes to briefly put your troubles aside by, with sweet melodies and a light atmosphere prevalent even in his most chaotic works.
  • Suzuka. Her works always seem to have an air of overwhelming beauty and pure, unadulterated soul, with melodies seemingly designed to remind you that better days exist, or at least help you take your mind off the worse ones.
  • Suntra's "Other Victories" album. Cheesy, video-game melodies made with old equipment, bring to mind an old RPG or a sidescroller set in a cartoony, surrealist world of the sort the cover only hints at, with a warm and cheery atmosphere building throughout.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, especially pieces like the Piano Concerto in G (#17), several of the piano pieces, a lot of his chamber music... The man was capable of amazing depths of happiness which cheer the very soul just by being so very happy to exist. Beethoven needed struggle against adversity, Bach was raptured in religious reassurance, but Mozart's music is just plain excited.
  • Mozart's SDF elements may have come from Pachelbel's works. Pachelbel sounds like an early version of modern alt music that uses SDF.
  • Bassnectar has a lot, mostly on the Mesmerizing The Ultra, for which the majority of the album consists of this. Besides that, he has at least one or more per album. We could keep going finding more.
  • Ludo has a number of genuinely sweet, wonderful songs- I dare you to listen to Anything for You or Manta Rays without getting the warm fuzzies. There's also something delightful about the ending background lyrics of "Scream, Scream, Scream"—"All your wiser moments/All your words and closeness/Keep you here and human..."
  • Windham Hill's first five "A Winter's Solstice" Christmas albums are filled with sweet dreams fuel. Get a copy of "Winter's Solstice III" (you can find them on eBay for a couple of bucks). Listen to the last track, "Earth Abides" by Philip Aaberg. The simple, quiet melody can move you to tears... and sing you to sleep. Seriously.
  • The Staunton Lick, by Lemon Jelly. An incredibly relaxing chilled out groove with a catchy acoustic riff, sounds like the soundtrack to a nice flying dream.
  • What, nothing from The Aquabats!? Their album "Charge!" Is chock full of songs letting you know it's okay to be nerdy and silly, because you're awesome no matter what!
  • "Happy Material". I don't think I have ever heard another song tha sounds so, well, happy. Just try listening to it without ending up with a smile on your face. I dare you.
  • Tim Minchin's White Wine in the Sun, a sweet, gentle, tear jerky Christmas song for his daughter.
  • Gotye's got a few uplifting tracks among his very varied portfolio, such as Save Me and Giving Me A Chance.
  • Aphex Twin may strike you as the type that would be this trope's polar opposite, right? Not so fast: in his early career, he put out one album of ambient techno (Selected Ambient Works 85-92) and one album of purely ambient music (Selected Ambient Works Volume II). Turns out the guy behind "Come to Daddy" is also capable of stuff like "Xtal" and "Lichen."
  • This character song from Code Geass. It sounds adorable and it's about wanting the world to be at peace and everyone to love each other. Sweet dreams fuel indeed!
  • The music of fun is really good, but if you're feeling down or depressed, give Some Nights and Carry On a listen.
  • The tranquil "Your Silent Face" by New Order. Written by a band still recovering from the suicide of their previous frontman. Manages to make the phrase "piss off" sound endearing and even makes us feel happy for a violent sociopathic prisoner being released from jail.
  • All Saints's "Pure Shores" - a song that captures the word 'paradise' completely.
  • Atomic Kitten, especially "It's OK' which talks about a relationship that ended badly but they have both moved on and can still enjoy the good memories. "Whole Again", "Love Doesn't Have To Hurt" and their cover of "Eternal Flame" are nice and relaxing. And it's impossible to not want to dance along to "Be With You" and "The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)".
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams was good at writing this type of music.
    • "The Lark Ascending". It's gently uplifting, not to mention incredibly evocative of the English countryside. Seriously, go listen to it and tell me it doesn't make you picture rolling green hills and leafy woods.
    • "Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus" evokes the same images and emotions.
    • "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" is a gorgeous piece of music, full of spiritual ecstasy and serene radiance.
  • Florence + the Machine has given the world the truly astounding All This and Heaven Too, a song that seems to sum up the ecstatic feeling of loving something for the first time. Also, there's Strangeness and Charm, which seems to emanate the basic emotion of wonder in five grand, sweeping minutes.
  • Lisa Loeb has the infectiously sweet hit Stay (I Missed You.) While played to the point of Glurge in 1994, it has a unique cuteness that proves a potent anti-depressant in small doses... kind of like an opiate.
  • Listening to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story is an easy way to get the warm fuzzies, especially if a specific loved one comes to mind. It's just so endearing and optimistic!
  • "Looking Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • Every song by Lullatone classes here. Their music is just so gentle and sweet!
  • Anything by Eric Calderone.
  • Anything and everything by Endless Melancholy, despite what the title of the band may make you think.
  • Damn-near everything by Teenage Fanclub qualifies. Their straight-up love songs are so stupidly charming as to put a smile on your face.
  • For Christians, "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe gives believers the hope that they will someday meet Jesus face to face when He says to them, "Well done, good and faithful servant".
    • For the best effect, combine this song with the part where Rayford Steele meets Jesus in the Dramatic Audio version of the Left Behind book Glorious Appearing.
    • Regina Spektor's "The Call," for similar reasons.
  • Queen's 'You're My Best Friend from A Night at the Opera. The really cute part? The bass player, John Deacon, wrote it as a love song for his wife.
    • An awful lot of Queen's discography qualifies, really.
    • "Don't Stop Me Now" is quite possibly the best pick-me-up song (and, according to Top Gear, best driving song) of all time. The energy is infectious, Freddie sells the crap out of every note, and the metaphors for the protagonist's ecstasy are over-the-top and memorable.
  • 'The Whole Picture' by Finnish funk-rock band Funk in Funk Stairs, which encourages people to stop worrying and just enjoy their lives. Hell, the video itself could qualify: five minutes of four guys messing around in a recording studio and quite clearly having the time of their lives.
  • The song "The Friendly Beasts" is a really adorable song by itself, but this version by Sufjan Stevens is particularly sweet.
  • "Safe & Sound" form the Hunger Games soundtrack.
    • Also kind of a Tear Jerker, especially if you know the source material it was inspired by.
  • Studio Ghibli soundtracks are these if not Crowning Music of Awesome, especially the theme songs of their films except for Grave of the Fireflies, which has no theme song. Turned Up to Eleven if you actually understand the usually Japanese lyrics.
  • The Cardcaptor Sakura character songs by Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo, Kero, Touya and Yukito. Actually, the entire soundtrack.
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers, a Belgian women's choir that performs covers of pop songs. Every one of their songs will make you want to either cry, dance, hug someone you love, or all three at once. Their performances of U2's "With or Without You", Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" are the highlights.
  • While we're on the subject of Coldplay, there's the ever-inspiring "Speed Of Sound."
    • "Midnight" is the musical epitome of SDF, and it's easily the closest the band's ever gotten to making a full-on ambient track.
    • The intro to "Death and All His Friends", the concluding track on Viva la Vida. Chris Martin's vocals are just all kinds of gentle and gorgeous.
    • "Clocks". A beautiful piano riff coupled with amazing warbling ambience in the background as well as Martin's excellently complementing vocals.
    • "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall". I feel like this song has been forgotten by many. This song is very upbeat, and has beautiful vocals and instrumentals. It never fails to make you feel good.
    • "Strawberry Swing". It was found to be the fifth most relaxing song ever recorded. The beautiful melody and lovely lyrics (especially towards the end) are just mesmerizing to hear.
      "Now the sky could be blue, I don't mind, without you it's a waste of time."
  • Twenty One Pilots has "Hometown", a song with choir vocals as a hook. It's very dreamy sounding, and very beautiful. Another example is "Truce", which is a slow piano song, with inspirational lyrics to tell you to keep living.
  • Hilarious as it is, Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up, aka the Rickroll song, is actually very fun to listen to, and has excellent lyrics and a lovely beat. Plus, if you fall in love with the song, good news for you - you're now immune to Rickrolling!
  • "Pure Imagination" is a sweet Follow Your Heart song even out of context of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (see Film), but a particularly lovely cover came along in the wake of the stage adaptation of the source novel (which positions the song as The Eleven O'Clock Number in an otherwise all-new score, which is its own heartwarming moment): Douglas Hodge, the actor who originated the role of Willy Wonka in the original West End production, is also a musician and his repertoire now includes a Softer And Slower Cover of the song that turns it into a wistful lullaby.
  • Anything involving Lindsey Stirling. She dances while playing beautiful, relaxing music on a violin, often in costume, and always with a big smile on her face. Even in her behind the scenes videos, her silly antics, humility, and optimism never fail to put a smile on your face.
  • A Vaporwave track by 情報デスクVIRTUAL, and another by Macintosh Plus.note  Vaporwave can often sound very relaxing and pleasant. Especially when combined with nostalgic images that will make more than one viewer pine for one of the last great decades.
  • Jerry Nelson, one of the original Muppeteers, wrote a song called "Tides", and it's gorgeous.
  • Much of Alcest's music can be considered this, often veering into straight-up Dream Pop territory. "Délivrance", the final song from their latest album Shelter, may be the best and most beautiful example.
  • The BBC's 2014 music video of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows". Beautiful imagery, a fantastic orchestral arrangement and a literal who's who of amazing singers (click here for the full list!), combined with what this very page described as one of the best love songs ever written makes for this trope all around.
  • The music video and song "The Whistle Song", by the late, great Frankie Knuckles, may just be one of the happiest things ever created.
  • "Baby Monkey" (Going Backwards on a Pig) by Parry Gripp. If nothing else, the sight of a baby monkey riding on a pig, falling off and then being allowed back on is just adorable.
  • I Am Robot And Proud. Never before has an act's name so succinctly described its content—in this case, mechanical precision matched with a sincerity that could only be the product of humankind.
  • "Eee-ve-REEE-thiiing is gonna be alright/Rockabye!
  • The Rippingtons' songs can be so relaxing. Often, they'll make you feel like you're in another world.
    • On that note, jazz in general. The whole genre has been proven to decrease stress.
  • Louis Armstrong's music is full of infectious energy, good humor, and warm-hearted fun. It's the type of music that'll bring a smile to anyone's face.
  • Dream Theater doesn't usually pull happy songs, being a prog metal band and all, but their 19-minute song The Count of Tuscany gets very uplifting in the last 5 minutes, when the protagonist learns from a reassuring man that all the scary things he witnessed that day were just an act, and that he is safe with them. The music during and after that moment will put a smile on your face. The part where the protagonist doesn't know about the act, however...
  • If I Had Words, a.k.a. that song from the film Babe. Whatever version you're listening to, the melody's warming and the simple, single-verse lyrics are potently adorable.
  • Any Nujabes song, considering the guy's songs were intentionally rooted firmly in this trope. Take Space Between Two World, Aruarian Dance, Reflection Eternal, Counting Stars, and Dawn on the Side, for example.
  • Sophisti-Pop all around. Sade, Simply Red, Level 42, Caron Wheeler, Alison Moyet and Atzec Camera among others embody this trope with their feel-good 80's/90's sound.
  • "Tender Love" by Force MD's is incredibly heartwarming.
  • South Korean experimental group Clazziquai Project has made several extremely beautiful songs, like "Novabossa", "Last Tango", and "Prayers".
    • Their song "Cat Bossa" takes the harmonic roots of "Novabossa", changes all the lyrics with "la", and makes the whole shebang much more upbeat than the mellow, downlow original.
  • Childish Gambino's aptly-titled "Kids", which is easily his gentlest song, even with the rapping. He's even accompanied by a xylophone riff and some transcendent violins that come in.
    • "Pink Toes" as well. Heck, the chorus is nothing but Gambino repeatedly singing "rainbows, sunshine". And just when you think it can't get any better, Jhene Aiko comes in.
    • "Pop Thieves", which has to be one of the most sensual and down-to-earth R&B songs of the 2010s. The song even has a coda where Jaden Smith recites a poem against beach ambience and tribal sounds.
  • Tennyson is a Canadian brother-sister teenage duo that specializes in making electronica/chillwave music that is aesthetically and atmospherically entrancing, with extra heaps of nostalgic undertones. (Delta, With You, Blamer, Violet Alturas, Aphasia Rewinding.)
  • While they're no strangers to making nightmarish and/or morose material, the members of Genesis have proven several times that they can also make songs that radiate happiness.
    • An early example comes in the ending section of "Supper's Ready"; while the previous section was ominous, the ending sounds so victorious that it's more than enough to neutralize the previous section's Nightmare Fuel.
    • Later, when the band became a trio, they released "Follow You, Follow Me", an absolutely beautiful love song that can be summarized as "You make me feel safe and comfortable, and I hope you'll always be there for me".
    • The band members' solo careers have their fair share of this as well. Peter Gabriel, for instance, has "In Your Eyes", which is about how even though the narrator feels insecure sometimes, he still feels complete in his loved one's eyes. And meanwhile, it'd be easier to name the Phil Collins songs which aren't this to some degree - in fact, his song "Come With Me" from his album Testify originated as this, being a lullaby he would sing to his children.
  • Cute Mormon boys singing Disney songs.
  • Drake's song "Wednesday Night Interlude" is a few heavenly arpeggios away from being a straight Tear Jerker, it's such a beautiful track. Not only is PARTYNEXTDOOR's singing stellar (if not a bit unintelligible), but the choral harmonies in the background escalate the song from "calm" to "lush".
  • Christian Singer/group Plumb's album Blink will make some people feel this way.
  • German music and mobile company Jamster is very fond with this trope. Especially the characters Schnuffel Bunny,Snuggelina,Tiger Boo, and Pussycat Tiger.
  • Most of Madness' discography can count but particular mention goes to sun and the rain and simple equation both about the joy that can be found in unfortunate situation and the latter having a heartwarming "good night," at the very end from Suggs sure to make you sleep comfortably.
  • Rush has "The Sphere: A Kind Of Dream", the final part of the Hemispheres suite. It's a very soft, gentle piece with a inspiring message about how we can live in peace.
    • Also of note are "Different Strings" and the live, acoustic version of "Resist", which turns a beautiful but still distinctly heavy song into a soft acoustic ballad with just Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee playing guitars and Lee turning in some of the most soulful and genuine vocals of his career.
  • Robert Rich invokes this trope with his sleep concerts, where the theory is that audience's sleep experience is affected by his music. He has even released two albums, lasting 7 and 8 hours respectively, for people to recreate the effect at home.
  • "Better When I'm Dancing" by Meghan Trainor from The Peanuts Movie. It's one of those songs that can make anyone feel very optimistic and be given a good feeling. Especially when you watch the music video which features the Peanuts characters.
  • The translation of Pop Drop Candy by Juby Phonic and Kuraiinu. It's just so happy!
  • Vienna Teng's "Lullabye for a Stormy Night" is all about a child being sung to a peaceful sleep and not not worry about the storm outside because their parent is there. It is a perfect song to fall asleep to to ensure some peaceful and pleasant dreams.
  • OMFG's music. If you've heard of him, you most likely know him for Hello. With that in mind, if you're into that kind of music, he'll be a great artist for you.
  • A lot of Jethro Tull's output. Hell, The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is a whole album of Sweet Dreams Fuel. But if it's individual songs you want, you could start with the three and a half minutes of loveliness that is "One Brown Mouse".
  • Pretty much every song by Sleeping At Last is a beautiful, calming tune about love, family, the inherent goodness of people, and the importance of every person's place in the universe. Special shoutout to "You Are Enough", which is legitimately just You Are Better Than You Think You Are: The Song.
  • "We're Going To Be Friends," by The White Stripes. It just perfectly sums up the magic of childhood and making new friends.
  • Though they are not a band that does this normally, Sunn O))) have "Alice", an elegy to jazz legend Alice Coltrane, which starts off somewhat ominously but slowly grows brighter in tone, with the introduction of a brass section, trombones, and even harps, until it sounds completely serene and heavenly at the end. Coming at the end of the incredibly dark and heavy album Monoliths and Dimensions, it really is the musical equivalent of Earn Your Happy Ending.
  • This remix of Candyman that was made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of M&M's. It's just so upbeat and cheerful that it's near impossible to not smile while listening.
  • Pendulum's "Plasticworld", which is way more blissful-sounding than a song that mixes drum-and-bass and jazz should sound like. It sounds like a busy street at night illuminated by neon signs.
  • After a long album with Horrible History Metal and songs that push the Suicide Is Painless trope around, Cormorant ends their debut album Metazoa with a short Instrumental track "Voices of the Mountain", a blissfully sweet guitar duet.
  • A noticeable portion of the Kpop industry is built on sweetness, particularly girl groups (even though a lot of them go for sexy instead).
  • "Takeoff" and "Endless" by cediv. A fair amount of House Music actually.
  • You may know Flying Lotus for his laidback hip hop, but it turns out he's also capable of making beautiful ambient songs like "Endless White".
  • "Beautiful Day" by U2. It's filled with such an endless sense of optimism, pure happiness and a love of life, that you'll probably be left appreciating life for a good while and just feeling good overall.
  • Don Williams is known as "The Gentle Giant" for a reason. His smooth, calm, and friendly voice can ease even the most unsettled of nerves.
  • Tom Smith's "A Boy And His Frog" will bring you to tears, but it will also lift your heart and spirit as few songs can. Especially uplifting is a live performance, because it's almost always followed by "Rainbow Connection," and thatnever fails to wind up with the whole audience singing along, defiantly optimistic and singing out hope and love.
  • X Japan have several:
  • X Japan's late guitarist hide also had a few in his solo discography:
    • "Misery", despite its name, is an upbeat, catchy song that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    • "LEMONed I Scream" is just so laid back and cheerful that you'll want to just get up and go for a walk through the park after listening to it.
    • "In Motion". Go on, try not smile when listening to it.
    • "Junk Story" may very well be the happiest song he ever wrote. You can tell it was written by a man that just loved life and wanted to share it with his fans.
  • X Japan's other guitarist, Pata also had a very nice track called "Road of Love".
  • Pretty much nothing on this list can top The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love" in terms of sheer happiness.
  • Devin Townsend may have got popular as the frontman of the thrash band Strapping Young Lad, but he's crafted some truly beautiful pieces in his solo material:
    • Thing Beyond Things will make you feel like you're floating on air...so long as you ignore the ending.
    • The entire Ghost album.
    • "From The Heart". The title says it all.
    • "Ih-Ah". A beautiful duet between Devin and Anneke Van Giersbergen.
    • While only a demo that was released as an itunes bonus track for Epicloud, "Take My Ego" is such a peaceful and heartfelt song that you could rock your baby to sleep while singing it.
    • "Universal Flame". A very powerful and triumphant sounding track.
    • "Little Pig" from Epiclouder.
  • Basically everything Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (aka "Bruddah IZ" or just "IZ") ever recorded could be considered this. His deep yet soothing voice combined with his soulful ukulele playing allowed him to create some of the most heartwarming songs ever performed. These include:
  • How is it that Yes isn't up here yet? A large part of their collection of work is pure magic, combining lovely harmonies with very gentle, loving lyrics (see: Time and A Word, And You and I, Endless Dream...) Even ones with slightly darker themes (see: Survival) can end up being this.
  • Most of the work by doujin circle ShibayanRecords is this, specially the Toho Bossa Nova soundtrack arrangement albums, that manage to capture a heartwarmingly melancholic atmosphere that characterizes the genre. These include:
  • Synthpop artist Mr. Kitty has a really soothing voice, and makes even the songs that deal with darker subject matter sound oddly pleasant. However the SDF will really come into full effect through songs that are lighthearted in both sound and lyrics, such as "Everything Will Be Alright" and "Greater Than Us".
  • The Go! Team. Their music is so full of playful, positive energy it'll be sure to cheer up anybody no matter how down they're feeling.
  • This Will Destroy You are masters of atmospheric post-rock, such as with their hit song "The Mighty Rio Grande"
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil is a movie about Canadian heavy metal band Anvil. You wouldn't expect this movie to have any music that falls under this group would you? Wrong! Towards the end of the movie the band heads to Japan after finally landing a high profile gig. Before the concert, we see a scene of the band's frontmen Lipps and Robb walking through a beautiful Japanese garden with this truly wonderful track playing over it. The fact that this scene contains no dialogue and shows Lipps and Robb just enjoying the fact that they're finally on the road to making a comeback makes it that much more powerful. The track also plays over the end credits, giving it a happy and hopeful ending. And considering how much Anvil's fortunes improved after this movie came out, the hope worked.
  • Tears for Fears have songs like "Head Over Heels", "Sowing the Seeds of Love", "Advice For the Young At Heart", and "Elemental", which are all rather mellow and happy-sounding, especially the former.
  • Two Steps from Hell, while known for epic battle music, has lots of SDF pieces. For a few examples, see "Colors of Love", "Star Sky", "I Love You Forever", and "Remember Me"
  • During one of their shows in Las Vegas, The Backstreet Boys brought audience member Lance Bass of N'sync to the stage during "Shape of my Heart". The Clip in question.
  • For all their creepiness, WASP has the surprisingly gentle songs Hold On to My Heart and Breathe.
  • Another video game example would be Persona 4 which has several tracks that absolutely qualify as this:
    • "Your Affection" may be the most cheerful and upbeat track in video game history.
    • "Never More", the game's ending theme, definitely makes the happy ending that much more special.
    • "A Corner of Memory", the game's main menu theme. They decide to give you some Sweet Dreams Fuel right from the very beginning.
    • While it's not actually from the game but instead the anime, "We Are One and All" is a truly grand and beautiful song about friendship, hope and determination. The moment where the gospel choir joins in makes it that much more powerful.


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