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10 Feel-Good Playlists

Feeling blue? Listen to some songs you love and you'll improve your state of mind, according to a new McGill University report. Music triggers the brain to release dopamine, the same chemical that increases during pleasurable actions like eating and having sex. Check out a few of our smile-inducing tunes and crank them to boost your mood.

By Heather Eng, Irina Gonzalez and Christine Mattheis

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Christina Aguilera in concert
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Girl Power

"Fighter" — Christina Aguilera

"Stronger" — Britney Spears

"Just a Girl" — No Doubt

"Bad Romance" — Lady Gaga

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" — Beyonce

"Only Girl (In the World)" — Rihanna

"Wannabe" — Spice Girls

"Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

"Get the Party Started" — Pink

"Survivor" — Destiny's Child

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