Healing Power of Music
If you need to forget your troubles, destress yourself or just unwind from a tough day, music can be your best friend. Maybe you need to just cry it out and there are plenty of songs that will help you do that as well. I have read many stories and have seen hundreds of comments on YouTube videos about the positive effects of song. Recording artists are constantly being told how their music has changed their fans lives or gotten them through a rough patch. Maybe you have a “go to” song depending on your mood or perhaps it’s a new favorite. So if it’s Baroque, Beatles or Bieber to Yanni, Yes or Young Lyric that you enjoy it does not matter. What does is if you have a song, a playlist, album or even just a line or two that you can relate to. Maybe you are working on your own daily soundtrack or you have found one of the many lists out there already relating to this topic. Well, here are some songs and performances that perhaps are not on many ‘healing’ lists and a few that several of us have looked to for peace of mind, inspiration or at the very least a good distraction.
Hope and faith;
“Oh Happy Day” from the The Edwin Hawkins Singers cover by Aretha Franklin and the amazing Mavis Staples (1987) with a somewhat different arrangement.
Kanye West with”Jesus Walks“, cover by NYU’s ‘Mass Transit’ “Kanye Medley”
Love and Peace;
K’naan, “Wavin’ Flag“, cover by ‘Young Artists For Haiti‘
“All You Need is Love” The Beatles, cover by Elvis Costello
Brinsley Schwarz “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding“. covered by Elvis Costello
“Three Little Birds” from Bob Marley, covered by I-Three
“Juice” by Lizzo, covered by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Mario Jose
“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves, cover by The Dollyrots
“Le Freak” by Chic, cover medley “Ain’t No Stoppin / Le Freak” by Wet Wet Wet
Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” ft. Bruno Mars, this is the original melody “I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)” by The Gap Band
Rock it out;
Sing it out;
Hold on to Love;
Git your Country on;
Brad Paisley When I Get Where I’m Going ft. Dolly Parton cover by Justin Ryan
“Girl” by Maren Morris covered by Maddie Wilson
Taylor Swift -“Everything Has Changed” ft. Ed Sheeran, covered by Hannah Trigwell
Changes in life;
Happy Songs; there are likely thousands of songs that have the word happy or a derivative in the title or in the lyrics themselves. Not all are always on the positive side of the Happy equation but these ones are;
Spotify Playlist; MMC Blog Healing Power of Music
References; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, Secondhandsongs.com,
https://spinditty.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Country-Songs-About-God-Faith-and-Church, https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/lyric-michellragston-29538.php, https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/brucespringsteen/happy.html, https://rockpasta.com/10-happiest-rock-songs-ever/
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