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14 Best Songs for People with Depression

I created this list of the 14 best songs for people with depression originally with the inspirational songs I listen to in order to lift my spirits if I’m having a bad day, and now I want to share it with you.  Here are 14 songs for someone with depression.

I created this list of the 14 best songs for people with depression originally with the inspirational songs I listen to in order to lift my spirits if I’m having a bad day, and now I want to share it with you. Here are 14 songs for someone with depression.

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The 14 Best Songs for People with Depression

I am thoroughly convinced that Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now” (aka the theme song from the Rocky movie) is the best song ever created. I used to play this song very sparingly and only before difficult math tests (I didn’t want this amazing song to lose its potency by being overplayed ;)).

Every time without fail, this song would lift me up and motivate me like no other, so I invite you to play this song and see if it lights your fire too.

  1. “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti

In addition, here are several more great songs for people with depression or maybe if you’re just having a bad day and need something to lift your spirits.  Some are motivational and upbeat while others are a little slower and something to relate to when you’re feeling down.

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2. “Hold On” by Good Charlotte

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3. “Citizen/Soldier” by 3 Doors Down

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4. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons

5. “Second Chance” by Shinedown

6. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

7. “Wonderful” by Everclear

I created this list of the 14 best songs for people with depression originally with the inspirational songs I listen to in order to lift my spirits if I'm having a bad day, and now I want to share it with you.  Maybe it will help you too. :)

8. “If I Lose Myself” by One Republic

9. “Break Me Out” by The Rescues

10. “Save the World” by The Swedish House Mafia

11. “Hero” by Superchick

12. “Let Me Go” by Avril Lavigne ft. Chad Kroeger

13. “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

14. “Secrets” by One Republic

And as a bonus, who can forget the amazing “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan? Be sure to watch the music video for extra inspiration and motivation! 🙂  THIS IS A SING-ALONG VERSION YOU GUYS. !!!!

More Songs for People with Depression

1. “Perfect” by Pink

2. “Let Me Go” by Avril Lavigne

3. “Firework” by Katy Perry

4. “Warrior” by Demi Lovato

5. “Nightingale” by Demi Lovato

6. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

7. “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter

8. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

There are times when you want to listen to motivating, upbeat music, and there are other times when you want to a song that’s so full of pure emotion that it turns you inside out. Here are emotional songs that bring out all the feels (“feelings” in meme speak ;)). Some are a little slower or sad, but all are very emotional and powerful.

There are times when you want to listen to motivating, upbeat music, and there are other times when you want to a song that's so full of pure emotion that it turns you inside out. Here are 17 emotional songs that bring out all the feels ("feelings" in meme speak ;)). Some are a little slower or sad, but all are very emotional and powerful.

Emotional Songs That Bring Out All the Feels

1. “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors

2. “Pity Party” by Melanie Martinez

3. “Get Up” by Barcelona

4. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons

5. “Home” by Gabrielle Aplin

6. “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

7. “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

8. “Apologize” by Timbaland and One Republic

9. “Life of the Party” by Shawn Mendes

10. “Down” by Jason Walker

11. “Not About Angels” by Birdy

12. “Poison and Wine” by The Civil Wars

13. “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

14. “Holding On and Letting Go” by Ross Copperman

15. “In My Veins” by Andrew Belle

16. “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey

17. “Drowning” by Banks

You might also be interested in our 30 Day Negativity Detox, an online class about reducing the negativity in your life to make room for the positive. 🙂

I created this list of the 14 best songs for people with depression originally with the inspirational songs I listen to in order to lift my spirits if I'm having a bad day, and now I want to share it with you.  Here are 14 songs for someone with depression.
I created this list of the 14 best songs for people with depression originally with the inspirational songs I listen to in order to lift my spirits if I'm having a bad day, and now I want to share it with you. Maybe it will help you too. :)

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Jess

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Hi Katie, love this post! I've been trying to find some powerful songs to get me going when all else fails and your list does a pretty good job of it! I've actually included your post as part of a roundup on my blog because it's that good. Thanks for sharing!

Katie

Monday 28th of August 2017

You're welcome!

George

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Wow.....that was profound.....I love it!!!

Katie

Thursday 1st of December 2016

You're welcome :)

Kate Bumstead

Monday 29th of February 2016

When I was put completely out of my comfort zone and felt more alone then I have ever been in my life but that's when I found myself, learned to love myself and cured my depression.

This isn’t about me or curing depression though, it’s about the learning to find yourself and not to get so caught up in society and this rat race we live in. I don't know where I'd be today if I never traveled to the other side of the country with no friends, family and experienced a completely different way of living. Might not even be here at all.

What I learnt was that happiness isn't a destination, it's a mood, an emotion. I know I keep repeating that but really think about it and it makes sense. I learned that it's OK to be sad, people get sad all the time and it's OK to be angry, frustrated and excited etc. These are all emotions and they don't last forever. Same goes with happiness, it comes and goes and the more you think of it like that, the more you appreciate and embrace feeling happy.

I stopped trying to rush out of feeling any emotion I felt. I still feel upset and angry sometimes but I just had to think about why I was feeling like that and what I could do to change feeling like that. I didn't necessarily need to change the situation that was making me feel like that, I just stopped numbing myself to every emotion I felt. It's better to feel pain then nothing at all.

You don't always have to be strong, you just need to be a fighter. Just feel whatever your feeling and don’t be afraid of emotions, you are human; it is natural for you to feel things that aren’t always physical. Embrace it.

I remember I was too afraid of feeling happy; Because I knew it wouldn't last, I thought what's the point of even feeling like this when I'm just going to feel like shit when someone or something ruins my happiness? I came to the conclusion that people, friends, family or strangers are going to make you feel like shit sometimes, there a certain people out there that will purposely try make you feel smaller then they are and this is ALWAYS them having a problem with themselves, it has nothing to do with you. Ignore it.

Life is always going to get in the way of your plans and things always change in a blink of an eye. Learn to adjust to change because no matter what's going on around you, at least you have yourself. At the end of the day all you have is you and yourself, so you have to learn to like you.

Another thing I have learned is you can never convince someone how amazing they are and make them realise their worth, I know because when people tried to tell me, I didn't believe them, I listened and agreed but I always ignored it. You have to convince yourself. No one will save you. Everyone is too busy trying to save themselves.

As I said I'm not trying to be an expert I just really want people to see this world for what it really is and count their blessings everyday, my life is far from perfect but I'm grateful for everyday because I know I'm here, I'm alive and one day I'll be gone, dead. So when I'm on my death bed I can say that I made the most of everyday and I was always kind but at the same time didn't take shit.

Everyday is beautiful no matter where you are or what your situation is, there's always going to be someone who has it worse then you and someone is always going to have it better. Thats just life.

Eliminate toxic people from your life, eat good food, read good books, go for walks, love those who care about you, think positive, embrace the earth, read inspiring stories, learn from and accept your mistakes (never regret them) and embrace what you have (not what you don't have).

Your vision of you being forever happy when you have a certain something or you’re in a certain place will not happen unless your happy with yourself. Happiness is a mood, it's not permanent.

- K x

lhx

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

wow... very inspiring... thanks

Katie

Monday 29th of February 2016

Thank you so much for your post, Kate! This was amazing. :)

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