The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream

There is an oft-repeated adage that smiling uses less muscles than frowning and therefore we should spend our lives smiling. While this is not a fact and has no scientific basis, there is perhaps a more measurable comparison in music. Does the plethora of 'happy' music reflect that it is easier and that is why more people do it? How much harder then is it for a group to create music that isn't happy and indeed to make it appealing enough that people want to listen to it?