The United Nations is marking International Day of Happiness on March 20 by creating “the world’s happiest playlist”.

Stars including Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, John Legend and James Blunt have contributed to the playlist, as have United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon nominated Signed Sealed Delivered by Stevie Wonder, who is himself a UN Messenger of Peace.

Mr Ban said: “We are using the universal language of music to show solidarity with the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, human rights abuses, humanitarian crises and the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.”

The campaign is being fronted by singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, and music fans are being encouraged to tweet the song that makes them happiest with the hashtag #HappySoundsLike.

On March 20, Simpson will choose five submissions to be included within the official playlist.

Simpson said: “I hope everyone gets behind the day and shares the track that makes them happiest.

“I will be choosing five tracks the general public suggest to be part of the official playlist, #HappySoundsLike, launching on Friday March 20 for you to all listen to.”

The International Day of Happiness was established by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to promote the idea that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal”.

And just to join in here’s Belfast Vibe’s favourite Happy tune – Tweet us yours to #BelfastVibeHappy and see if you make our Happy Playlist

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