U2 Playlist For International Day Of Happiness 2015

Yes, today—March 20, 2015—is International Day of Happiness! Now, before you head off and do something super obvious like spin a certain Pharrell song that will remain nameless, please just stop, take a deep breath, massage your smiley muscles in preparation for this special day, and put on some U2.

An odd pairing: U2 and happiness

Photo of U2's Adam, Larry, Edge, Bono laughing

They’re Irish! Of course they laugh! (c) Fanpop

I know a lot of you just did a double take at that last direction. “What?! Play heart-wrenching, angst-ridden, tear-jerking U2 on IDoH?!” Hold your horses! I’m not advocating for “With or Without You” or “One” or <gasp!> “Sunday, Bloody Sunday!” here. Nope! I’m here to introduce your to my curated mixtape of the other side of U2: the joyful, sunshiny, happy-go-lucky side of U2. So load up your iTunes or your Google Music or your whatever else, and get ready to be Happy!

(Oh, and, uh, don’t listen to the words too closely, OK? Even the happy sounding ones are depressing…)

Photo of U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. smiling

Smile! It’s International Day of Happiness! (c) Fanpop

13 U2 tunes (to shuffle) on International Happiness Day

  1. All Because Of You
  2. Angel Of Harlem
  3. Beautiful Day
  4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  5. Grace
  6. Lady With The Spinning Head
  7. Love You Like Mad
  8. Mysterious Ways
  9. Salomé
  10. Scarlet
  11. Sweetest Thing
  12. The Three Sunrises
  13. Wild Honey

Did I miss any upbeat-sounding selections that you would feature on an International Day of Happiness U2 playlist? Do you totally disagree with some (all??) of my picks? That’s what the comments are for!

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