WHAT YOUR PLAYLISTS’ GOT TO SAY TO YOU!!!!

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Music in itself tells a story and directly touches our souls. I always like to think of it as something so magical.
‘Closer’ by chain smokers is on repeat; it begins and ends my days. There is something about this song which lightens me up and gets me started for the tough and long day which awaits head.Everyone around the globe undoubtedly possesses a huge collection of music, maybe 100s of playlists, and we are definitely making room for more. With the growing genre of songs we do have a our own preferences, it all gets down to the music we have always grown up listening, may it be rock ,classical or a low beat rhythm and blues.

MUSIC MATTERS

“That’s my jam”, enough to get us on our toes. Over the years research has shown how beneficial music is to every individual. A tune is powerful enough to activate different parts of the brain.

➢ Music can help us uplift mood during a dull or bad day.

➢ Many times then ever it’s our company in solitude.

➢ It has the potential to relieve us of stress and anxiety.

With growing research music is finding its place in therapeutic use to achieve better mental health. Today we have something called music therapy, in which music can act as an outlet to express things that are unable to be put into words, it can bring back into consciousness buried memories and emotions.

While preference and experience plays a major role of one’s fondness towards a particular genre of music, Dr Williamson states that ‘if you want to relax you should choose songs with a slower tempo, less key changes and more predictable structure’.

THE SONGS THAT CAN NEVER DIE

Zillion songs have been released over several decades, yet only few have left a mark in the world and have reached our hearts. Although I cannot list all; here are some of my all time favourites (according to their genre) and that need to be in everyone’s playlist.


ROCK

• BASKET CASE – GREEN DAY

• BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – QUEEN

• CHASING CARS – SNOW PATROL

• CHERRY BOMB – THE RUNAWAYS

• COMFORTABLY NUMB – PINK FLOYD

• DEMONS – IMAGINE DRAGONS

• DON’T STOP BELIEVIN – JOURNEY

• EVIL – INTERPOL

• FIX YOU – COLDPLAY

• FOR NO ONE – BEATLES

• GOODBYE MY LOVER – JAMES BLUNT

• HEY YOU – PINK FLOYD

• HOTEL CALIFORNIA – EAGLES

• I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING – AEROSMITH

• I’LL TRY ANYTHING ONCE – THE STROKES

• JAILHOUSE ROCK – ELVIS PRESLEY (ROCKnROLL)

• LIPS OF AN ANGEL – HINDER

• MASTERS APRENTICES – OPETH

• PERSONALITY CRISIS – NEW YORK DOLLS

• RADIOACTIVE – IMAGINE DRAGONS

• SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT – NIRVANA

• STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN – LED ZEPPELIN

• SULTANS OF SWING – DIRE STRAITS

• SWEET CHILD OF MINE- GUNS N ROSES

• TAKE ME TO CHURCH – HOZIER

• THE JOKER – STEVE MILLER BAND

• THE TIME OF MY LIFE – BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES

• WALK WITH ME IN HELL – LAMB OF GOD

• WHAT’S UP? – 4 NON BLONDES

• WHERE IS MY MIND – PIXIES

• YELLOW – COLDPLAY

• YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT- AC/DC

• ZOMBIE – THE CRANBERRIES

 

R&B/ SOUL/JAZZ

• 5 O’CLOCK – LILY ALLEN

• ALL OF ME – JOHN LEGEND

• BLUEBERRY HILL – FATS DOMINO

• DON’T MATTER – AKON

• HOTLINE BLING – DRAKE

• I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – WHITNEY HOUSTON

• LOVE IS STRANGE – MICKEY & SYLVIA

• LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD – MICHAEL JACKSON AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

• MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE – ADELE

• SINGLE LADIES – BEYONCE

• SINNER MAN – NINA SIMONE

• SMOOTH OPERATOR – SADE

• SOMEONE LIKE YOU – ADELE

• STAND BY ME – BEN E KING

• SUPERSTAR – MYA

• UNBREAK MY HEART – TONI BRAXTON
POP

• ALEJANDRO – LADY GAGA

• BIG YELLOW TAXI – JONI MITCHELL

• BREAKEVEN – THE SCRIPT

• CHEAP THRILLS – SIA

• COME ON EILEEN – DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

• DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) – SIMPLE MINDS

• FIREFLY – OWL CITY

• FLASHLIGHT – JESSIE J

• HEY SOUL SISTER – TRAIN

• HIPS DON’T LIE – SHAKIRA

• IF I LOSE MYSELF – ONE REPUBLIC

• LIKE A VIRGIN – MADONNA

• MAMA MIA – ABBA

• MERMAID – TRAIN

• OPPS I DID IT AGAIN – BRITNEY SPEARS

• OVER THE RAINBOW – JUDY GARLAND (BALLAD)

• ROYALS – LORDE

• SHE WILL BE LOVED – MAROON 5

• SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW – GOTYE

• SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW – KEANE

• STAY – RIHANNA

• TEENAGE DREAM – KATY PERRY

• THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCH – SHANIA TWAIN

• THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST – SHERYL CROW VERSION

• THE MAN WHO CAN’T BE MOVED – THE SCRIPT

• THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY – KATY PERRY

• TIE A YELLOW RIBBON – DAWN

• TRUE LOVE – PINK

• VALERIE – MARK RONSON AND AMY WINEHOUSE

• WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – LOUIS ARMSTRONG

• WORK FROM HOME – FIFTH HARMONY

• WRECKING BALL – MILEY CYRUS

• YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS – MC HAMMER

 

REGGAE

• BOOMBASTIC – SHAGGY

• D’YER MAK’ER – LED ZEPPELIN

• FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU – UB40

• IT WASN’T ME – SHAGGY

• LET HER DANCE – STEPHEN MARLEY

• NO WOMEN NO CRY – BOB MARLEY

• RED RED WINE – UB40

• REDEMPTION SONG – BOB MARLEY

• STARS ARE BLIND – PARIS HILTON

• SUNDAY MORNING – NO DOUBT

• SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) – INNER CIRCLE

• THREE LITTLE BIRDS – BOB MARLEY

• TURN ME ON – KEVIN LYTTLE

• WEEKEND’S LONG – ZIGGY MARLEY

• WORK – RIHANNA

 

COUNTRY

• COWARD OF THE COUNTY – KENNY ROGERS

• IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY – BELLEMY BROTHERS

• LOVERS LIVE LONGER – BELLEMY BROTHERS

• RED NECK GIRL – BELLEMY BROTHERS

• TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS – JOHN DENVER

• ANNIE’S SONG – JOHN DENVER

• LOVE STORY – TAYLOR SWIFT

• IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES – GARTH BROOKS

 

 

ELECTRONIC/ DISCO/ DANCE

• BANGARANG – SKRILLEX

• DON’T LET ME DOWN – THE CHAINSMOKERS

• GET LUCKY – DAFT PUNK

• HEY BOY HEY GIRL – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

• I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA – MIKE POSNER

• INSTANT CRUSH – DAFT PUNK

• KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS – SELENA GOMEZ

• LET ME LOVE YOU – DJ SNAKE

• NEVER FORGET YOU – ZARA LARSSON & MNEK

• RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW – FAT BOY SLIM

• SMACK MY BITCH UP – THE PRODIGY

• STAY THE NIGHT – ZEED

• THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR – CALVIN HARRIS & RIHANNA

• THRILLER – MICHEAL JACKSON

• TITANIUM – DAVID GUETTA

• UPTOWN FUNK – MARK RONSON & BRUNO MARS

 

 

HIP HOP

• BLACK WIDOW – IGGY AZALEA & RITA ORA

• CHANGES – TUPAC

• EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – ALICIA KEYS

• GANGSTA’S PARADISE – COOLIO

• HIP HOP POLICE – CHAMILLIONAIRE

• IN DA CLUB – 50 CENT

• KNOCKOUT – LIL WAYNE & NICKY MINAJ

• PURPLE LAMBORGHINI – SKRILLEX & RICK ROSS

• SHOOK ONES PART II – MOBB DEEP

• STAN – EMINEM

• WE OWN IT – 2 CHAINZ & WIZ KHALIFA

Just a handful but I hope they have found a place in your playlist too. Because every beat, tune, chord, lyrics of these songs are surely a true piece of art.

I hope you enjoyed reading. I would love to hear back from you even if it’s just you telling me you’re top most numbers.

Xoxo

 

Article by : Amanda Fernandes | Psychologist, Music lover| 🇮🇳

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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