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Top Five (5) Songs That Get Me Out of A Depressive Slump

I’ve never written a blog post like this before (have I?) but I thought I should share with you five songs that have helped me get out of major depressive slumps in the past.

This list may be totally biased because of the fact that it would only accommodate my music taste (which is something I take extreme pride in btw) but I hope that you could at least give the songs a quick listen and let me know if you like them! I also share some songs that I listen to that may not be on this list on Twitter (follow me here) so without further ado, let’s jump right in… (jeez I sound like a YouTuber).

  1. I’m So Free by Beck

The title says it all. The way in which my depression affects, I’d usually feel very low and restricted and I’d be unable to go about my day. But once I turn on this song and I play it about 5 times (it all depends on how I’m feeling tbh), I’m usually able to breathe again; I become grounded and I try to make the most of my day with a positive mindset. I’d have to say my favorite part of the song is the bridge before the chorus which goes:

“I’m so free now, I’m so free now
And the way that I walk is up to me now
And if I breathe now, I could scream now
You can hear me from Topeka to Belize now
I’m gonna freeze out, these enemies out
They never see what I got, no need to bend my knees down
Heaven forbid, I never cared, time is running out
Nothing new under the sun, better get down”

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Now Beck has been well known for singing songs and coining phrases with little to no meaning but if it’s one song that resonates with me because of its strong and impacting message, it’s this one. You can listen to the song here.

2. Celebrate by Metric 

I’ve been a huge fan of Metric since 2012 maybe (or waaaay before that, I have a really bad perception of time yikes) and let me just say they have never disappointed me with their music and stirring lyrics. This song gives me a sense of hope. In my extremely down times, where I feel as though giving up would be the best option for me, this song is the first thing I think of and as reluctant as I might be to play it, I’d still manage to do so and it’ll make me feel better enough to continue the journey.

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Favorite line in this song is short but extremely promising:

“Even the darkest hour soon will be over
My friend, it will be over”

Like dude. I’m definitely going to frame that lyric up on my wall at some point. Amazing. You can listen to the song here.

3. Blinding Light by Switchfoot

I remember when this song came out and of course being the crybaby I am, I started crying because I felt as though that song was released at the right moment for me. It was the year 2011 and 13 year old Antoria was sitting at her laptop and beltinggggg these notes with Jon Freeman as though she could sing. Yikes. (And it’s funny because I’m actually listening and singing it quite loudly right now lmao).

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If you’re feeling as though you have no purpose, feeling as though your self-esteem has been the lowest it could ever be, I definitely recommend this song to you. Favorite line from the song is definitely this one:

“Deep down there’s a hope inside
You got wings but you’re scared to fly
Wake up, wake up”

You can listen to the song here.

4. Can’t Get Enough of Myself by Santigold

This wouldn’t be a valid list without Santi! The title kinda gives away the message to take away from this song: Be your biggest fan. Life is going to come at you at ALL sides possible. Listening to this song reminds me that no matter what, I must continue to lift myself up despite the feelings of extreme low confidence and doubt. Sidenote: I’m actually feeling that way right now but I’m gonna play this song as many times as I possibly can until I get the confidence and strength to get up and workout!

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Favorite line from Can’t Get Enough Of Myself? This one:

“All I wanna do is what I do well
Ain’t a gambler but honey I’d put money on myself”

You can listen to the song here.

5. Never Know by 6lack

To anyone that knows me personally, they know I’m a huge 6lack fan. And this was one of the three songs I believe that made me fall in love with his work. This song in particular struck me because of its raw truth. Ricardo (6lack) elaborated on the many things that has been holding him back from fully executing all the things that he has set for himself. He also touched on the fact that he only works so hard for this new born child and there is nothing else that could really take the place of that.

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I listen to this song just to remind myself to continue working hard for the things that I wish to accomplish and to never EVER allow anything to hold me back from that.

Favorite line from the song would definitely have to be:

“I ain’t have nobody there, so I had to tell myself when to go
If I was waiting on you to tell me then I would never know”

You can listen to the song here.

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Comment down below your favorite songs that help get you through a tough time.

 

 

0 thoughts on “Top Five (5) Songs That Get Me Out of A Depressive Slump

  1. Just added all these songs to my amazon music app…will def give them all a listen later!
    I feel like a lot of mine are kinda stereotypical. Fight Song by Rachel Patton: it just hits me exactly in the determination part of my brain. Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne is an oldie that I just relate to so much. (“Sometimes I get so weird…I even freak myself out…”) Two that can sometimes trick me into having a better day are Born to Be by Hanson and Best Day of My Life by American Authors.

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