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What are some songs that help you feel good?

Discussion in 'Strategies for Success' started by Snake on the Moon, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    Sometimes when I'm down, I look to music as a way to recover. Whether it's music for empathy, music for reminding me of what to focus on, music to help me cry and have a release of built up emotions, or music that sparks joy.

    I'm curious to know what songs other people go for when they want to feel good. What's a song that you first think of when you want to feel positive and uplifted?

    For me, this is a song that always makes me feel like I have a smile on the inside. I'm not sure why, but it really lifts my spirits when I listen to it.



    Please share some songs with me, I'd love to hear them! :):):)
     
  2. Cody0991

    Cody0991 Boing, boing, boing... Staff Alumni SF Author SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    @Snake on the Moon... so sorry for the delay in responding! :eek:

    I don't really know how to answer that question... :) it's a little bit like, 'what sort of food best assuages your hunger...?' it's a different food depending on your mood or the time of the day... or your circumstances etc... :)

    But... I guess I like anything that evokes great feeling or emotion... or anything that stirs within me a great feeling of inspiration and energy :)

    Hope that sort of makes sense :)
     
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  3. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    I of course have tons of songs, this is just one that cheered me up recently. :p
     
  4. Battlecry

    Battlecry Mad as a sack of ferrets!

    I listen to a huge range of music: rock, classical, pop, chillout. Everything.
    But if there are a few that make me feel damn good:

    Everybody Hurts, Avril Lavigne


    Fight Song, Rachel Platten


    Skyscraper, Sam Bailey


    You Can Still Be Free, Savage Garden


    A New Day, Celine Dion


    F**kin Perfect, Pink
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDlOD1Hw9k
     
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  5. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    This has been added to my music collection, thanks for that!! :D
     
  6. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    A couple more that I listened to today:

    Hold My Love, Lion Bear Fox


    Someone Somewhere, Asking Alexandria
     
  7. alice202

    alice202 SF Supporter

    Hold on Just One More Day



    I know there's pain
    Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
    No one can change your life except for you
    Don't ever let anyone step all over you
    Just open your heart and your mind
    Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

    Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
    Turn around and say goodbye
    Until then baby are you going to let them
    Hold you down and make you cry
    Don't you know?
    Don't you know things can change
    Things'll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    Can you hold on for one more day
    Things'll go your way
    Hold on for one more day

    You could sustain
    Or are you comfortable with the pain?
    You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness
    You got yourself into your own mess
    Lettin' your worries pass you by
    Don't you think it's worth your time
    To change your mind?

    Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
    Turn around and say goodbye
    Until then baby are you going to let them
    Hold you down and make you cry
    Don't you know?
    Don't you know things can change
    Things'll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    Can you hold on for one more day
    Things'll go your way
    Hold on for one more day

    I know that there is pain
    But you hold on for one more day and
    Break free the chains
    Yeah I know that there is pain
    But you hold on for one more day and you
    Break free, break from the chains

    Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
    Turn around and say goodbye
    Until then baby are you going to let them
    Hold you down and make you cry
    Don't you know?
    Don't you know things can change
    Things'll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day yeah
    If you hold on

    Don't you know things can change
    Things'll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    If you hold on
    Can you hold on
    Hold on baby
    Won't you tell me now
    Hold on for one more day 'Cause
    It's gonna go your way

    Don't you know things can change
    Things'll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    Can't you change it this time

    Make up your mind
    Hold on
    Hold on
    Baby hold on
     
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  8. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    I listen to mostly depressing or angry music the stuff that forces me out of that mood is what I call my guilty pleasures. It comes from my fun collection where I don't know what emotion you can tap into other then fun. I don't really find strength in lyrics I always am attached to lyrics I can empathize with so the songs also generally are about mundane things or stuff outside of my normal life experiences. You know going you, having fun, lots of friends, themed parties stuff like that haha. Music is a wonderful thing though I like that everyone will have a different answer here.
     
  9. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    What genres of music do you listen to? I have the occasional time where I listen to some metal, usually when I'm tired of feeling stepped on or I need some empathy for the anger that I'm feeling.
     
  10. Fell Mor

    Fell Mor Well-Known Member

    I don't lsten to songs to make me feel good. I listen to songs for the history, for the rich cultural feeling that surrounds you. I don't listen to modern songs, only those from previous generations. My favorite is probably 80s rock.
     
  11. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    What bands do you listen to?
     
  12. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Oh when I feel like I am being stepped on I listen to angry anarchist punk! I don't mess around with my anger ;) lol... Almost any genre, I stay away from mainstream and some genre's I only have a handful of artists I can appreciate... Mostly like I said I like depressing music. So male female heavy focused songs. The ones that give me power remind me I am not alone in my most desperate times. I could share some but I would also have a hard time knowing where to start. I really like Swans, Matt Elliott, Corina Repp, Boduf Songs, Matt Berry, Vic Chesnutt, Emma Ruth Rundle, Jenny Hval, Jay Munly.... Those are all probably some of my favorite vocalists/writers
     
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  13. Fell Mor

    Fell Mor Well-Known Member

    Pretty much everting, but I don't like all of it, so I only listen to most of it once. Favorites are Queen, AC/DC, Twisted Sister.
     
  14. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    "We're not gonna take it anymore!"
     
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  15. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    The idea of listening to music to not make you feel good blows my mind. The arts pretty much exists for that reason, or if not to feel good to find some sort of reflection of yourself which is still a way of making you feel better about being human. Especially when you mentioned those particular bands. So I am confused what you mean when you say you don't listen to them for fun.
     
  16. Snake on the Moon

    Snake on the Moon Well-Known Member

    I'm going to check a few of these out, if not all of them.
     
  17. Fell Mor

    Fell Mor Well-Known Member

    You got it. Pink Floyd is also one of my favorites, but I forgot to add them.
     
  18. Fell Mor

    Fell Mor Well-Known Member

    I listen to them to learn. I don't exactly enjoy music like everyone else, but it allows me direct access to the lifeblood of the culture of the time, since i missed out on it.
     
  19. ghosTea

    ghosTea Counterculture Nerd SF Multi Media SF Supporter

    Sorry I still don't understand but I will leave it at that I listen to music from all generations and all genres and I have fun with all of it but I do learn a lot about the culture at the same time. I can't imagine just listening to it for the culture aspect.
     
  20. Fell Mor

    Fell Mor Well-Known Member

    As?