Another 7 Feel Good Songs

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In the words of the great Billy Joel, “music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Below I have attached a list of another personal 7 feel good songs. Music to help you feel motivated, cry or dance to. Hope you enjoy the list!

Anyone who knows me personally would have often heard the words “I just need to listen to some John, and I’ll be fine”. For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of John Mellencamp, and the way he tells a story through his music. Pink Houses is one of my personal favourites, and seems to uplift my mood when feeling either stressed or over emotional. It’s not exactly a dancing tune, but definitely one to belt out.

Back in 2018 George Ezra released this absolute feel good tune. This classic ‘banger’ has the just the right melody to get your body moving. When feeling a loss of control or having a rather bad day, I listen to this song and go for a nice walk. It instantly puts me in a good mood, and before I know it I’m running home to be in the comfort of my private bedroom, dancing around without a care in the world.

Personally I have never been a big fan of the British Pop-star’s music, but there is something about this song that makes me feel motivated and ready to make a change in my life (even if only for the 3 minutes the song is on). It’s definitely one to belt out, and I find it’s the perfect song to listen to whilst angry or stressed.

This may come across as a bit of a cliche, but this is a perfect song to listen to whilst stressed. I love listening to songs that relate to my mood perfectly, and this is definitely a great song for that. Ironically, I feel stressed, listen to this song which is all about feeling the stress of adulthood, and it seems to work. I feel calmer, almost as if listening to this song for 3 minutes is a release of emotions.

I felt this wouldn’t be a perfect list without at least one female empowerment song. From the hit 2019 movie ‘Bombshell’ based on the true story of the women working for Fox News, this song is a bad ass hit that makes me feel both motivated and angry. It’s a perfect song to let out some steam and feel a sense of purpose or control in your life. As a sexual assault survivor, I feel this song is perfect to get angry to and release some built up emotion.

This is a song with multiple versions, but the original by Cameo is still my personal favourite. Another perfect song to move to and belt out. Word Up is definitely in my top 5 favourite songs, and always seems to put me in a good mood!

This one is most definitely not a feel good song, and would recommend not using it as one. I wanted to finish of this list with a song that might not make you feel great, but is definitely a good song to release some emotions. I don’t always use this song, but if I feel emotionally numb and want to gain a sense of control, I sometimes listen to this, which never fails to make me cry. I don’t know if its the lyrics or the slow melody, but something about this song tugs at my heartstrings.

That concludes the list! I hope you find enjoyment (or a release) in some of the songs listed above, and remember to stay strong and never be afraid to seek help!

10 feel good songs for the ‘down days’

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Music has always calmed me down, and some songs helped me through the most difficult times in my life. Whether they made me feel happy and relaxed, or expressed the exact emotion that I was feeling. So here are my personal top 10 songs to help boost that negative mood!

10.

Home by Phillip Phillips
This is a relaxing song with a beautiful message – theres no place like home. It’s calming nature and lovely lyrics is a definite choice to calm a stressed mind.

9.

Happy by Pharrell Williams
Don’t think this one needs much of an introduction! Known worldwide for it’s happy feeling, this song is a sure feel good tune!

8.

Follow The Sun by Caroline Pennell
Much like Home, this is another relaxing and feel good tune. There are many versions of this song, but Caroline Pennell has a gentle approach to it. If the background music isn’t enough to relax you, the kind words sure will!

7.

The A Team by Ed Sheeran
Another song popular worldwide! The lyrics in this one is enough to relax me alone. Gentle, sweet, calming… What’s not to love about this old school Ed classic?

6.

Shine by Take That
Shine is just all round happy song. Although not calming, the nature of the song is very motivating and catchy. I often listen to this song when I’m out walking and feeling that lack of motivation to do any work, or anything really!

5.

Ready for the Good Life by Paloma Faith
Another motivating tune, Ready for the Good Life is a sure feel good song. Much like shine, this song is a definite choice for the lazy days, and is a great song to remind you about everything good in life.

4.

Moon Dust by Cherry Glazerr
This is just a downright relaxing and lovely song. Not only is the song beautifully composed, but the lyrics are so peaceful and relaxing.

3.

Hate on me by Jill Scott
This one is a little different from the rest, as it is basically a song about sticking the finger to everyone that ‘hates’ you. But despite this, it is a great tune to relieve some stress and anger. I have never felt better than after I have head-banged and lip-synced alone in my room to this empowering tune!

2.

Love Today by MIKA
Another popular song worldwide, this one is great for those down days, when all you need is that pick me up.

1.

Fighter by Christina Aguilera
Definitely the most powerful, motivating and strongest song on the list – no wonder it’s number one! This classic is possibly the greatest break up song of all time (in my opinion), showing that even in the most difficult of times, you can find strength. This tune has definitely given me strength and power on the most difficult of days.