Today is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

Christmas feels like a distant memory, spring is a far-off dream, and all we have left to contend with is rubbish weather and broken resolutions. So, if you’re feeling glum today, we’ve got five of the best musical theatre songs to keep you smiling.

1. Fabulous, Baby! – Sister Act

If you’re in need of some va-va-voom, this belter from Alan Menken’s Sister Act is just the ticket. Listen and embrace your inner fabulousness: you’ll be sashaying down the street in no time.

2. I Have Confidence  – The Sound of Music

It’s not always easy to feel positive about life in January, so let Julie Andrews joyously tell you to wake up, feel energetic and believe in yourself.

3. Put On Your Sunday Clothes – Hello Dolly

We all know that we feel good when we look good. So do as Dolly says, put on your favourite togs (even if it’s a pink patent coat) and you’ll be ready to take on the world.

4. Happiness – You’re a good friend, Charlie Brown

Fancy clothes aside, it’s worth remembering that happiness is usually found in the smallest of things. This song wisely reminds us those simple things like holding hands, being outdoors and singing can make us feel whole.

5. Tomorrow is a Latter Day – The Book of Mormon

These cheerful Mormons know that the key to life is just taking it one day at a time. So if today feels like it’s gone badly already, don’t panic! There’s always tomorrow, and it’s bound to be better.


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