Don’t stop me now, I’m feeling too good...

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A YouGov poll shows that Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now is the South East’s favourite feel-good song with two fifths of people selecting it, making it the region’s number one uplifting tune.

The poll from listening charity the Samaritans coincides with the launch of the organisation’s new fundraising day, Feel Good Friday.

People chose their favourite feel good songs from a list of 40 popular tunes. After Queen, the top five feel-good songs were: Abba’s Dancing Queen (32%), The Beatles’ Twist and Shout (26%), Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine (25.34%) and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (24.69%).

Sponsored by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, Feel Good Friday takes place today, Friday.

Businesses across the nation will be taking part in ‘feel good’ themed fundraisers and challenges in return for a donation to Samaritans.

Deal or No Deal presenter Noel Edmonds is one of a number of celebrities lending their support to Samaritans’ Feel Good Friday: “I absolutely love music, and any time I’m feeling in need of a pick-me-up I put on some feel-good songs. I hope the people of the UK are raising lots of money for Samaritans this Feel Good Friday.”

Leon Doyle, finalist of last year’s hit TV Show The Apprentice and founder of the Master Menu, added: “This is a great way for businesses to raise money for charity, while having fun at the same time. Vital funds raised from Feel Good Friday will allow people to help more people in need.”

Every year Samaritans answers more than five million calls from people struggling to cope. Each call for help by phone, email or face to face costs the charity approximately £3.88.

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