Music should always make you smile. We all have those mornings where we just want to hit the snooze button a million times and never get out of bed. Next time you feel this way, just put in your headphones and start your day off with some mood-boosting music.

“What the Hell” – Avril Lavigne: This hit single encourages you to release your inhibitions and just do something for the hell of it… something we all need every once in a while (that, and a good dance beat, which this song also has).

“Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go)” — Dierks Bentley: This country jam reminds you not to take life too seriously and just sit back and enjoy the ride. These are the best years of your life, so listen to Dierks and leave the stress for your thirties…

“I Look So Good Without You” — Jesse James: As the ultimate feel-good-after-a-breakup song, this number is all about that moment you finally realize you’re better off without your loser ex-boyfriend. Whether it’s been two days or two years, it’s impossible not to feel empowered when you’re listening to it.

“Good to Be Me” — Uncle Kracker: This perfect road trip song makes you forget your worries and appreciate all the little things you have in your life. Put this on your iPod and you’ll no longer need an excuse to have a “damn, it feels good to be me” moment.

“Happy” – Natasha Beddingfield: This song reminds you that while the negatives in your life may seem to add up sometimes, there will always be more things going right than going wrong–you just might have to start paying attention to them more often.

What songs are on your mood-boosting playlist?