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10 songs to listen to when depression strikes hard

Jun. 22, 2017
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1. "This" by Darius Rucker

Even if country isn’t your thing, give this song a listen. It’s a reminder that even when you think your life is shit, maybe it’s all just a part of a larger plan. 

2. "Let Em Say" by Lizzo

Not only is this song upbeat and will hopefully get you on your feet dancing, but it also has an inspired message about being who you are regardless of all the other negativity in your life.  

3. "Overload" by Life Of Dillon

Just listen to this joyous song for about half a second and it will make you feel like you’re walking in a park on a sunny day with a popsicle in your hand and puppies everywhere. 

4. "Call On Me" by Starley 

Not only is this song quite lovely to listen to, but it’s also a reminder that you can always call your loved ones when you need some help or support.

5. "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks

This classic angry girl song is actually a great anthem for anyone who needs some reassurance that it’s okay to be a complex and unique individual that not everyone will get. Just keep being you. 

6. "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill

From the legendary feminist band, Bikini Kill, this song will have you feeling like the empowered, badass, independent woman that you are. 

7. "Let It Be" by The Beatles

Who better to listen to when you’re sad than The Beatles. This song in particular holds a powerful message that sometimes to find peace you just need to let things be. 

8. "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas

If the title of the song isn’t hint enough, this iconic rock anthem will remind you to keep pushing, even when you’re feeling a little wayward.

9. "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor’s quirky musical style and funky lyrics in this song let you know that it will get better.

10. "Fuck You" by Lily Allen

Just listen, it’ll have you giggling by the end.