You know the feeling: you’re going about your day, business as usual, but suddenly you hear a song that celebrates being cool, and you find yourself suddenly feeling more confident and thinking, “Yep, I’m cool”? Everybody needs a playlist with tunes that celebrate being cool and confident.
We have come up with such a playlist that will make you feel good no matter what mood you’re in. These grooving songs about being cool will keep you inspired and joyful even when you’re dealing with your daily routines and monotonous existence.
7 Famous Songs About Being Cool
Here are seven songs guaranteed to put a smile on your face, all about the coolness of being yourself.
1. “Cool” by Jonas Brothers
- Artist: Jonas Brothers
- Year: 2019
- Album: Happiness Begins
- Lyricists: Joseph Jonas and Nicholas Jonas
- Genre: Pop
The song “Cool” is unavoidable when discussing songs about being cool.
Listening to “Cool” will revitalize your spirit. Instrumentally, it consists of strums, vocal processors, and stomp-clap beats, making it a summer pop song. Its lyrics incorporate a wide variety of cultural touchstones.
“…Every little thing that I do
Well, dammit, I’m feelin’ so cool, yeah…”
All in all, the song celebrates being cool while making you feel cool.
2. “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons
- Band: Imagine Dragons
- Year: 2017
- Album: Evolve
- Lyricists: Wayne Sermon and Dan Reynolds
- Genre: Electropop
This song, “Thunder,” is guaranteed to put a spring in your step because of all the opportunities it gives you to stomp, clap, and keep the beat while feeling cool.
As a little child, the lyricist Dan Reynolds was “lightning before the thunder,” which is how the name “Thunder” came to be. Although he appeared to be dreaming at the time of the lightbulb, success was on the horizon with lyrics like
“…I was lightning before the thunder
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3. “The Less I Know the Better” by Tame Impala
- Band: Tame Impala
- Year: 2015
- Album: Currents
- Lyricist: Kevin Parker
- Genre: Psychedelic pop
This song embodies all that is cool, hip, and happening. White, awkward disco funk is what this tune is all about. The words and the rhythm are both rather silly, making this song neither corny nor trying too hard to be cool, with lyrics like
“…Oh, the less I know the better
The less I know the better…”
4. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
- Artist: Pharrell Williams
- Year: 2013
- Album: Despicable Me 2
- Lyricist: Pharrell Williams
- Genre: Neo soul
Without a doubt, the song “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2 has made us all feel cool. Play this song loud and watch people’s moods lighten up because it has lyrics like
“…Can’t nothing, bring me down
My level’s too high to bring me down…”
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5. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
- Artist: Justin Timberlake
- Year: 2016
- Album: Trolls
- Lyricists: Max Martin, Justin Timberlake
- Genre: Disco pop
This tune is sure to put a smile on your face! This upbeat tune is ideal for giving you a boost of confidence, with lyrics like
“…I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet…”
6. “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey
- Band: Journey
- Year: 1981
- Album: Escape
- Lyricists: Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
- Genre: Rock
This timeless work will keep you believing in the end result even when the odds seem stacked against you, with lyrics like
“…For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on…”
The idea of having a girl from a tiny village and a boy from the city as the protagonists appealed to lyricist Steve Perry. When he said that every kid has a dream and that often where one grows up isn’t where you’re destined to be, we knew he was right.
7. “We Will Rock You” by Queen
- Band: Queen
- Year: 1977
- Album: News of the World
- Lyricist: Brian May
- Genre: Arena rock
This track is one of the greatest of all time. The song’s catchy melody and easy-to-follow rhythm have made it a go-to choice for stadium anthems at sporting events all over the world. You will find people singing:
“…We will, we will rock you…”
It’s the kind of song where you can clap your hands and stomp your feet along with the chorus if you’ve seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, and that’s why Fredy and the rest of the band play it so well in the film.