Coffee Break: Happy

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams, who basically owns the word "happy" (Mimi Valdes/Courtesy of the artist, via NPR)

The consumer site WalletHub has declared Minnesota the Happiest State in America, just above Utah and Hawaii. The bottom of the list? West Virginia. Sorry West Virginia.

The ranking was based on 28 metrics including depression rate, sports participation, sleep rate, divorce rate and income growth.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what happy songs do you want to hear?

We'll take songs that mention being happy, songs that sound happy, or songs that make you happy.

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - Happy
Randy Newman - Laugh and Be Happy
The Brady Bunch - Sunshine Day
Royksopp - Happy Up Here
Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays
Josh Ritter - Bright Smile
Marvin Gaye - Pride and Joy
Seals & Craft - Summer Breeze
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Cat Stevens - If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out


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