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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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Summertime

"School's Out" — Alice Cooper

"California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)" — Katy Perry

"Summer in the City" — The Lovin' Spoonful

"Cruel Summer" — Bananarama

"California Girls" — The Beach Boys

"Summer of '69" — Bryan Adams

"Summertime Blues" — Rush

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" — The Rolling Stones

"Let's Twist Again" — Chubby Checker

"Summertime" — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

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