101 Depression Songs to Help You Feel Less Alone (2023)

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beyond sadnessDepressionit can make a person feel hopeless, apathetic, and useless. Some people battle major clinical depression throughout their lives, while others experience situational depression after a major loss, such as the death of a loved one or the end of a significant relationship. Some manage by self-medicating with substances that cause itsearch. It's one of the most common mental health issues in the country, so it's no wonder it's reflected in the songs we listen to, no matter the type.Music– Pop, Metal, Rock, Rap o Country.

When it comes to depression, it is always important to seek the health care advice of a trained psychologist as soon as possible. But in the meantime, we've put together this list of 101 songs that deal with all aspects of life.Depression- from feeling isolated, to overcoming addiction, to asking for help and struggling to find a way out - based on explanations by the artists themselves, interpretations by critics, and perhaps most importantly, discussions among those living with depression who find solace in texts .

101 songs about depression

1. "Breathe Me" - Sia

Oh, I'm lost again/I'm lost and I'm nowhere to be found/Yeah, I think I might break/I'm lost again and I feel insecure

2. "Day and Night" - Kid Cudi

Now look at this / The magnet craze keeps pulling me in / I try to run but I'm not that fast

3. „Fade to Black“ – Metallica

Life seems to fade / It drifts every day / Losing myself / Nothing matters, no one else

4. "Null" —imagine dragons

Let me tell you what it's like to be a zero, zero

5. "Being Fine" - Ingrid Michaelson

Open me up and you'll see / I'm a gallery of broken hearts / I'm beyond repair, leave me alone? / And give me back my broken parts

6. „Runaway Train“ – Seelenheim

Seems like no one can help me now / I'm in too deep / There's no way out / I really fooled myself this time

7. "Lithium" - impermanence

I can't stand it/wonder what's wrong with me

8. „Autumn in Black Days“ – Soundgarden

Everything I feared has happenedLife/Whatever I fought for became my life/Just as each day seemed to greet me with asmile/ The sunspots have faded and now I'm doing time / Now I'm doing time? Cause I fell into black days

9. „Schön“ –Billie Eilishy Khalid

Isn't it nice to be alone? / Heart of glass, mind of stone / Tear me to pieces, skin to the bone / Hello, welcome home

10. "Autoradio" - Twenty One Pilots

My skin will scream and remind me of who I killed in my dream

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11. "Mad World" - Tears of Fear

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad / That the dreams I'm dying in are the best I've ever had

12. "I should have known better" - Sufjan Stevens

I should have known better / To see what I could see / My black shroud / Repressing my feelings / A pillar for my enemies

13. "Danko/Manuel" – Jason Isbell

I'm not living like I should

14. "I'm so lonely I could cry" - Hank Williams

Listen to that lonely Whipporwhill / It sounds too sad to fly / The midnight train moans softly / I'm so lonely I could cry

15. "Telescope" - Lock Up the Elephant

I don't think you understand

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16. „u“ – Kendrick Lamar

And if these mirrors could talk, they'd say, "You must go"

17. "Paint It Black" - Rolling Stones

I see a red door and I want to paint it black/No more colors, I want them to be black

18. "Dark Times" - The Wknd

In my dark times I still have some problems I know / I drive too fast but I move too slow / And I've got something I wanted to let go / It sets me back every time

19. "No Rain" - Blind Melon

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And I don't understand why I sleep all day / And I start to complain that it doesn't rain / And all I can do is read a book to stay awake / And it's killing me, but it's a great escape

20. "A Better Son/Daughter" - Rilo Kiley

But the bass is so extreme / That the good stuff seems damn cheap / And annoys you for weeks in its absence

21. "This Depression" - Bruce Springsteen

Baby I was down / But never this down / I was lost / But never this lost

22. "Pain" —Johnny Cash(originalmente por Nine Inch Nails)

Everyone I know ends up walking away

23. "Away from the Sun" - 3 doors down

I'm so tired of living in the dark / Can anyone see me down here?

24. „Regen“ – Patty Griffin

It's strange how hard it's raining right now / Rows and rows of big dark clouds

25. “Gravity” – John Mayer

I'll never know what makes this man / With the twelve his heart can take / Dreaming of ways to throw it all away

26. "You Don't Know" - from the Broadway showIn addition to normalperformed by Alice Ripley

wake up in theTomorrowand you need help to raise your head? / Do you read obituaries and are you jealous of the dead?

27. "Way of Mercy" - Peter Gabriel

She imagines the broken glass, she imagines the steam / She imagines a soul / Without a leak in the seam

28. "Fire and Rain" - James Taylor

I've seen fire and I've seen rain / I've seen sunny days I thought would never end / I've seen lonely moments where I couldn't find a friend

29. "Is that all?" -Peggy Lee

Is that all, is that all?/ If that's all, my friends, then let's keep dancing.

30. "Both Sides Now" - Joni Mitchell

I've looked at life from both sides now / Of victory and defeat and yet somehow / It's life's illusions that I remember / I really don't know life at all.

31. "A Day Without Me" - U2

Caused a landslide in my ego / Looking from the outside at the world I left behind

32. „Down in a Hole“ – Alicia en Ketten

Down in a hole I feel so small / Down in a hole losing my soul / I would like to fly but my wings have been so denied

33. “Fear” – Julia Michaels andSelena Gomez

All my friends, they don't know what it's like / They don't understand why I can't sleep through the night / They told me I could take something to fix it / Damn I wish it was that easy

34. "Diary of a Madman" - Ozzy Osbourne

Screaming at the window / Watch me die another day / Desperate situation / Endless price to pay

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35. "The Dark Side" - Muse

You'd be afraid to live with my despair/ And if you could feel the things I can feel

36. „Adams lied“ – Blink 182

I never thought I'd die alone / Another six months I'll be unknown

37. "Atypical" —Kanye West

And I always find, yes I always find something wrong / You've held my ass too long / I'm so talented at finding what I don't like the most

38. "A Million Years Ago" —adela

Sometimes I feel like it's just me / that I can't stand the reflection they're seeing

39. "If It's Falling Apart" - Lisa Loeb

She comes home from school early / And closes her bedroom door / There's nothing in it / She's weak and tired of feeling like this

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40. "Rainy Days and Mondays" - The Carpenters

Hanging around / Doing nothing but frown / Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

41. "Not Right" - Frank Ocean

I am going toOcean/I'm trying to swim from something bigger than me

42. "Under the Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

It's hard to believe / That there's no one out there / It's hard to believe / That I'm alone

43. „Hustensaft“ – The Young Giant

Life is too short to even care / I'm losing my mind and losing control

44. “Litio” – Nirvana

I'm so lonely but it's alright I shaved my head / And I'm not sad

45. "Duro" - Linkin Park

I keep dragging what's dragging me down

46. ​​​​​​“Anything worth holding” –Chrissy Metzy Matt Bloyd

It takes effort to fight / I don't have the strength / I'm holding on to what's left of me

47. "Breaking Down" - Florence and the Machine

All alone on the edge of sleep / My old familiar friend / He comes and lies next to me / And I can see him coming from the edge of the room / Smiling in the street light even with my eyes shut tight / I can still see him coming now / Ah, I think I'm breaking down again

48. “Please bear with me” – Wilco

It doesn't mean I don't care / It means I'm partially there

49. „The new dawn fades“ – Joy Division

No direction, so plain to see / A loaded gun won't set you free / So you say

50. "Rainbow in the Dark" - Dio

When I see a flash / You know it always pulls me down / 'Cause it's free and I see it's me? Who's lost and never found

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51. "I'm only happy when it rains" - Trash

Pour your misery on me

52. "It just wasn't made for this era" - Beach Boys

Sometimes I'm so sad (I can't find anything to put my heart and soul into)

53. "Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me." - Lana Del Rey

Don't ask if I'm happy, you know I'm not / But the best I can say is that I'm not sad / Because hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me

54. "Here Comes the Rain Again" - Eurythmics

Here comes the rain again / Raining on my head like a tragedy / Tearing me apart like a new emotion

55. "I'll Go To The Extreme" - Billy Joel

Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I get shot / Sometimes I don't know how much I have left

56. "Gasoline" —Halsey

I think there's a bug in my code/These voices won't leave me alone

57. "You Don't Know" - Katelyn Tarver

Just let me stop trying / Just let me stop fighting / I don't want your good advice / Or reasons why I'm fine

58. "Something Lazy" - Bright Eyes

Sometimes it seems worse than it is / But mostly the opinion is correct

59. "Irvine" —Kelly Clarkson

I don't have much to do / before I completely disappear

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60. "Behind the Blue Eyes" - The Who

No one bites that hard / In their anger / None of my aches and pains / Can shine through

61. "Pretty Hurt" -Beyoncé

But you can't fix what you don't see / It's the debit that the operation needs

62. "How Soon Is Now" - The Smiths

I am the son and heir/of nothing special

63. "Nobody knows" —rosas

You don't play the game winning or losing

64. "Happiness" -Britney Spears

He is so lucky, he is a star / But he cries, cries, cries in his lonely heart and thinks / If I lack nothing in life / Then why do these tears come at night?

65. "I'm a rock" - Simon & Garfunkel

I do not need thatAmistad, friendship causes pain / laughter and love contempt

66. "Boulevard of Shattered Dreams" - Green Day

I'm walking a lonely road / The only one I've ever known / I don't know where it leads / But only me and I walk alone

67. "Man of Constant Sorrow" - Dan Tyminski con Alison Krauss y Union Station

For six long years I've been in trouble / I haven't found joy here on earth / For in this world I'm about to wander / I have no friends to help me now

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68."Scream Beautifully"- Carrie Underwood

You can lie and say it's okay / You can smile and just walk away / Pretend almost anything / But you can't cry pretty

69. "Everybody Hates Me" - The Chainsmokers

I'm so down I can't get out of my head

70. "It's me I said" -Neil Diamante

I am, I said/To no one there/And no one heard it at all/Not even the chair

71. "People are weird" —The doors

People are weird when you're a stranger/faces look ugly when you're alone

72. "Woke Up" - Scared Rabbit

I woke up in pain / Although I can't say exactly why

73. "Sober" —Demi Lovato

Sometimes I just want to give in / And I don't want to fight

74. "Purpose For Pain" - Scott Stapp

I closed all the doors but the right one / I fought the devil and he won

75. „Whiskey Lullaby“ – Brad Paisley y Alison Krauss

He held the bottle to his head and pulled the trigger/And finally drank his memory/Life is short but this was greater/Than the strength it took to get up from his knees

76. "The A-Team" —Ed Sheeran

She's trapped in her reverie / It's been like this for eighteen / But lately her face seems / Slowly sinking, wasting away / Crumbles like cookies

77. "Sound and Vision" - David Bowie

Bright blinds drawn all day / Nothing to do, nothing to say / Blue-blue

78. "Waiting For The Round To Die" - Townes Van Zandt

I finally got myself a boyfriend / He doesn't drink or steal or cheat or lie / His name is codeine / He's the good thing I saw / Together we'll wait and die

79. "It's been a while" - Staind

Why do I have to feel like this? / Just let it go / Just one more day of peace

80. "Desgarrado" - Natalie Imbruglia

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I am completely without faith / This is how I feel / I am cold and ashamed / Lying naked on the floor

81. "How to Mend a Broken Heart" - BeeGees

How can you mend a broken heart? / How can you stop the rain from falling? How to stop the sun from shining?

82. "When It Rains" – Eli Young Band

When it rains some people go down/frown so I fit right in

83. "The Loner" - Christina Perri

I am the spirit of a girl / That's what I'd like to be / I'm the shell of a girl / That I knew well

84. „Trauer“ – The National

I live in a city where grief is built / It's in my honey, it's in my milk

85. "It Makes No Difference" - The Band

And no matter how far it goes / Like a scar, the pain will always show

86. "Everybody Hurts" - REM

When you're alone/In this life/The days and nights are long/When you think you have too much/Of this life/To hold on

87. "Move Along" - All America Refuses

Such a day you lost yourself completely / It could be a night that your life ends / Such a heart that will make you deceive / All the pain in your hands / Hands trembling with cold / Your hands belong to me

88. "Get Up" —Second day

When the silence won't still / And it feels like breathing is getting hard / And I know you feel like dying / But I promise we'll make the world work

89. „1-800-273-8255“ – Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid

Hold on though the road is long / And see light in the darkest things / And when you look at your reflection / You finally know who it is / I know you'll thank God you did

90. "How to Save a Life" -The fight

What have I done wrong? / I lost a roast / Somewhere in the bitterness / And I would have stayed with you for nothing / If I had known how to save a life

91. "Lullaby" - Nickelback

Please let me guide you / out of the darkness into the light

92. "Last Hope" - Paramore

Every night I try to dream the best I can, tomorrow does better / And I wake up to cold reality and nothing has changed

93. "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" - Gary Allan

Every storm runs out of rain / Just as every dark night turns to day

94. „Creep“ – Radiohead

I'm a freak, I'm a freak / What the hell am I doing here? / I do not belong here

95. "Levántate" - Shinedown

If you're ever in doubt/don't underestimate yourself, you might be bulletproof/hard to moveBankwhen you're paralyzed / But you have to try

96. "Help" - The Beatles

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down / And I appreciate that you're round / Help me get my feet on the ground

97. "Reason to Fight" - Disturbed

When the devil inside you is ready to start / And it seems like it's a fight you'll never win / When you yearn for the fire and beg for your sin / When there's nothing left in you, there's always one more reason to fight

98. "Waving Through a Window" - from the musicalDear Evan Hansen, played by Ben Platt

We start with stars in our eyes / We start to believe we belong / But not all suns rise / And no one tells you what you did wrong

99. „Manhattan“ – Sara Bareilles

And so it goes / One foot at a time / Until the black and white start to blur

100. “By the Grace of God” –Katy Perry

I thought it wasn't enough and it wasn't that hard / Lying on the bathroom floor

101. "I'm Moving On" - Rascal Flatts

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I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons / Finally content with a past I regret / I've discovered that you find strength in your moments of weakness / For once, I'm at itFriedenwith me

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What is the number 1 saddest song? ›

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What songs improve mental health? ›

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What songs improve your mood? ›

Best happy songs, ranked
  • 'Let's Go Crazy' by Prince. ...
  • 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' by James Brown & The Famous Flames. ...
  • 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. ...
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What is the saddest song ever in the whole world? ›

What are the Top Saddest Songs?
  1. "Hurt" – Nine Inch Nails / Johnny Cash.
  2. "Someone Like You" – Adele. ...
  3. “Something in the Way” – Nirvana. ...
  4. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  5. “Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton. ...
  6. "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston. ...
  7. "Close to You" – Rihanna. ...
  8. "It's Too Late" – Carole King. ...
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What are top 5 saddest songs? ›

  1. 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  2. 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  3. 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Neil Young. ...
  4. 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack. ...
  5. 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. ...
  6. 'No Distance Left to Run' by Blur. ...
  7. 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel. ...
  8. 'No Name #5' by Elliott Smith.
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What is the saddest song ever wrote? ›

The complete list of the top 30 saddest songs ever is below:
  • REM – Everybody Hurts.
  • Sinead O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U.
  • Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven.
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You.
  • The Beatles – Yesterday.
  • Adele – Someone Like You.
  • Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On.
  • Roy Orbison – Crying.
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What's a good song for when you feel alone? ›

Feeling lonely? Here are 10 songs that know just what that's like.
  • 1) “All by Myself” Eric Carmen (1975)
  • 2) "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hank Williams (1949)
  • 3) “You are Alone” The Flaming Lips (2013)
  • 4) “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” Roy Orbison (1960)
  • 5) “Are You Lonesome Tonight” Elvis Presley (1960)
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How can I relax my mind with depression? ›

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What music calms down anxiety? ›

The genres most likely to support relaxation are classical, soft pop and certain types of world music. These are found to largely contain the musical elements necessary to help a person relax.

What song is most likely to make you cry? ›

Below, 20 Reddit users share the life-changing songs that make them tear up every time.
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  • "Living Years" — Mike and The Mechanics. ...
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What is the saddest song on Spotify? ›

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  • Someone You LovedLewis Capaldi.
  • About YouThe 1975.
  • when the party's overBillie Eilish.
  • Another LoveTom Odell.
  • Bigger Than The Whole SkyTaylor Swift.
  • StaticSteve Lacy.
  • I'm Not The Only OneSam Smith.
  • Glimpse of UsJoji.

Are there any songs about depression? ›

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  • Breathe Me – Sia. ...
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  • Lose You To Love Me – Selena Gomez. ...
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What music calms your brain? ›

So what type of music reduces stress the best? A bit surprising is that Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud.

Does music Heal depression? ›

Research shows a clear link between health and music: music therapy can be used to help combat depression and heal trauma, and listening to music has been shown to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels.

What is the best song to relieve stress? ›

Although you can use as many tricks and strategies as you can to relax your nerves when things get tough at work, school, or in your personal life.
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What music makes you the happiest? ›

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What is a song that motivates you? ›

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  • 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. ...
  • 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. ...
  • 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. ...
  • 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child. ...
  • 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' by Daft Punk. ...
  • '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson.
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What is the most uplifting song? ›

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  • “ Don't Stop Me Now”, Queen, 1978.
  • “ Dancing Queen”, ABBA, 1976.
  • “ Good Vibrations”, The Beach Boys, 1966.
  • “ Uptown Girl”, Billy Joel, 1983.
  • “ Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor, 1982.
  • “ I'm a Believer”, The Monkees, 1966.
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Why do songs make you cry? ›

The Science of a Music-Induced Cry

A 2014 study of more than 700 people by a team in Berlin found that there are four specific rewards that come with experiencing sadness due to music: reward of imagination, emotion regulation, empathy, and a lack of "real-life" implications.

What is depressed music called? ›

It is categorised by AllMusic's reference guide as music "by and for the depressed". Sadcore is sometimes considered synonymous with the term slowcore, and both share the distinction of often being dismissed as a label by the bands they would describe.

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  • True by Spandau Ballet. ...
  • I Can't Tell You Why by The Eagles. ...
  • Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross. ...
  • Against All Odds by Phil Collins. ...
  • Old Lang Syne.

What is the saddest song for a break up? ›

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  2. 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Elliott Smith. ...
  3. 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston. ...
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  5. 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' by the Righteous Brothers. ...
  6. 'Someone Like You' by Adele.
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What causes not being able to cry? ›

While physical conditions can also contribute to the inability to cry, feeling unable to cry usually involves your mental health, emotional state, beliefs surrounding vulnerability, or past trauma.

What is loneliness song? ›

"Loneliness" is a song by German disc jockey Tomcraft. It was written by Ivan Matias, Andrea Martin, Thomas Bruckner and Eniac and produced by Eniac and Tomcraft. The song is based on an excerpt of Martin's 1999 single "Share the Love".

What is the shortest song ever written? ›

What is this? In 1989, a British punk band by the name of Napalm Death recorded their song, titled “You Suffer”. Make no mistake, this is the shortest song ever recorded and released as it holds the Guinness World Record with 1.3 seconds.

Do sad songs make depression worse? ›

Sad music does not — as many people believe — make you feel worse. In actuality, it can help you feel better. It makes logical sense that, when you're sad, you would feel better by changing your mood.

What can I listen to to not feel lonely? ›

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  5. The Hilarious World of Depression.

Can music make you feel less lonely? ›

Music can act as a mood regulator, thus enhancing the person who feels alone. Musical experiences affect the emotional state, altering emotions and mood. Music has the potential to change, maintain and enhance mood, while provides solace, acting as a comforting friend.

What is the easiest song to song? ›

10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level
  • Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.
  • Mamma Mia by ABBA.
  • Born This Way by Lady Gaga.
  • Da Doo Run Run by The Crystals (feat. Dolores Brooks)
  • I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
  • Bubbly by Colbie Caillat.
Jan 23, 2020

What helps depression quick? ›

Here are nine ways a depressed person can engage in self-help to overcome or reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
  • Get Some Exercise. ...
  • Challenge Negative Thoughts. ...
  • Regularly Eat Wholesome Foods. ...
  • Get Adequate Sleep. ...
  • Drink Plenty of Water. ...
  • Make a Change in Routine. ...
  • Get a Routine. ...
  • Laughter.

What is the fastest way to treat depression? ›

Medications and psychotherapy are effective for most people with depression. Your primary care doctor or psychiatrist can prescribe medications to relieve symptoms. However, many people with depression also benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health professional.

Can your brain shut down from depression? ›

There's growing evidence that several parts of the brain shrink in people with depression. Specifically, these areas lose gray matter volume (GMV). That's tissue with a lot of brain cells. GMV loss seems to be higher in people who have regular or ongoing depression with serious symptoms.

Does music stop anxiety? ›

Studies have found that listening to music can help calm your nervous system and lower cortisol levels, both of which can help reduce stress. And the same goes for making music; research shows that creating can help release emotion, decrease anxiety and improve overall mental health.

Do sad songs help with anxiety? ›

It can help relieve stress and anxiety and is often used in professional settings by licensed therapists as a way to help their patients navigate mental health issues. Music doesn't always have to be happy to have a positive effect on people. Sad music can be very healing and cathartic as well.

Can songs trigger depression? ›

Does listening to gloomy music make your mood worse? A new scientific report says yes - and you're putting your mental health at risk if you keep on listening. You know what it's like when you're feeling a bit “down”… You throw on a gloomy record and have a good melancholic wallow.

What emotion is crying? ›

Crying often connects people, whether it's out of grief, love, passion, or another strong emotion. Crying may cause others to be empathetic and compassionate toward you, softening anger or unpleasant emotion that caused the tears to flow in the first place.

Can music trigger crying? ›

The first finding is that being moved to tears by music is not unusual; 89.8 percent of the people in the study reported that they had experienced feeling like crying by hearing music.

Can Spotify tell if you're sad? ›

Spotify suggests that analyzing “intonation, stress, rhythm and the likes of units of speech” could help predict whether users are “happy, angry, sad or neutral.”

What is the oldest Spotify song? ›

Believe it or not, the oldest song on Spotify is actually the oldest song in the world. Titled “The Hymn Of Ugarit,” the track is a modern recording by Al-Pha-X of what is the oldest known piece of music ever discovered.

What is the longest single song on Spotify? ›

The longest single song on Spotify is yeule's “The Things They Did For Me Out of Love.” Running a grand total of 4 hours and 44 minutes, the ambient track was released as the final track on her February 2022 album Glitch Princess.

What songs get you through tough times? ›

35 Best Songs About Overcoming Obstacles, Challenges, and Hard Times
  • “Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson.
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
  • “Let It Be” by The Beatles.
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.
  • “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin.
  • “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.
Jul 4, 2022

Why do I like depressed songs? ›

The psychology of sad music. A key reason we enjoy sad songs is because they profoundly “move” us. This experience is sometimes called kama muta, a Sanskrit term meaning “moved by love”. Feeling moved can involve chills, goosebumps, a flood of emotions (including romantic ones), a warmth in our chest, and elation.

What kind of music do depressed people like? ›

The top genre for depressed listeners is rock, followed closely by alternative, pop, and hip-hop/rap. On the other end of the spectrum, blues is the least popular genre for people hoping to improve their moods.

What to listen to when feeling down? ›

10 Podcasts to Listen to If You Have Depression
  • The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych.
  • The Hilarious World of Depression.
  • Feeling Good Podcast by Dr. ...
  • The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. ...
  • Defeat Postpartum Depression with Arielle Wozniak.
  • The Brain Warrior's Way.
  • The Depression Files Podcast.
Jun 25, 2021

Is it good to listen to music when depressed? ›

For most people, listening to music – even music expressing negative emotions like sadness or anger – can be an effective way to deal with their emotions.

What songs get rid of anxiety? ›

Songs That Inspire and Soothe
  • All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran.
  • Beautiful - Christina Aguilera.
  • Born This Way - Lady Gaga.
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey.
  • FireFly - Ed Sheeran.
  • Fooling Yourself - Styx.
  • GIRL - Maren Morris.
  • Grand Illusion - Styx.
Jul 20, 2020

What is the world's most relaxing song? ›

Hunting for relaxation music and want to get really clinical about it? Marconi Union's “Weightless” is literally the most calming song in the world– at least according to neuroscientists.

Which song is very emotional? ›

  • 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  • 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  • 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Neil Young. ...
  • 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack. ...
  • 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. ...
  • 'No Distance Left to Run' by Blur. ...
  • 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel. ...
  • 'No Name #5' by Elliott Smith.
Jul 5, 2022

What is a song about never giving up? ›

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

No list of songs about not giving up would be complete without this classic 1981 hit. In fact, one New York hospital is even using the song to celebrate the release of COVID-19 patients from their care.

What are some songs about never giving up? ›

These songs will help you remember to never give up on yourself.
  • “Don't Stop Believin'” by Journey. ...
  • "Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. ...
  • "Float On” by Modest Mouse. ...
  • "Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot. ...
  • “Survivor” by Destiny's Child. ...
  • "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi. ...
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. ...
  • "We Are the Champions" by Queen.
Sep 2, 2022

How can I lift my sad mood? ›

15 small things you can do every day to improve your mood
  1. Wake up earlier. Set your alarm to go off 15 minutes before you normally get up. ...
  2. Make a friend smile. ...
  3. Have a quick tidy up. ...
  4. Write a diary entry. ...
  5. Smile at the first stranger you see. ...
  6. Take a walk. ...
  7. Look through old photographs. ...
  8. Put some laundry on.
Apr 20, 2020

How do you calm sadness? ›

What you can do
  1. Acknowledge what's happening. It is okay to not feel okay. ...
  2. Prioritize taking care of yourself. ...
  3. Be mindful of how you're feeling. ...
  4. Maintain connections with others. ...
  5. Seek help from a professional if your sadness becomes overwhelming or feels unmanageable.

Why do I like depressed music? ›

Sad music also triggers the release of a hormone called prolactin, which can help reduce feelings of grief. Since the feeling of sadness, which led the brain to release the hormone, was second-hand — there's no actual grief the person experienced that needs consoling, so the hormone just leaves them feeling happy.

Why does sad music make me cry? ›

The Science of a Music-Induced Cry

The same study also found that sad music brought up feelings of nostalgia, an often "bittersweet emotion" that makes people experience a longing for the past, despite the sadness that might be associated with it.

Can sad music cure depression? ›

In this study, participants reported feeling better after listening to sad music, not that it perpetuated a low mood as was previously thought. As study co-author Jonathan Rottenberg said, “They actually were feeling better after listening to this sad music than they were before”.


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