Songs that give me strength

Just wanted to make a shorter post this time with a few songs that meant a lot to me when I was struggling. Some you might know, others you may not. Would love to know what songs have given you strength when you’ve needed it. Do let me know in the comments!

  • Glee Cast – Shake it Out

This is actually a Florence and the Machine song but I first came across it through the TV show ‘Glee’. This is a really nice acoustic trio version by Amber Riley, Naya Rivera and Jenna Ushkowitz. I just love the line ‘it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back’.

  • Jonny Lang – Red Light

Have you ever sat in traffic and began contemplating things about your life? This upbeat soft rock song might make a singer out of you.

  • Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The title track of a really important album in my musical background. Frequently seen on any list of ‘Greatest Albums of All Time’. Best line? ‘I made up my mind to define my own destiny’.

  • Ariana Grande – Breathing

Reportedly inspired by the anxiety attacks she began experiencing after the tragic events of Manchester, there is something so affirming about having a superstar describe anxiety and her coping mechanisms. If you have anxiety yourself I think the whole song so brilliantly captures that and reinstates you are not alone.

  • One Republic – Burning Bridges

I suppose this could be classed as a love song. I’ve included this here because I think one of the hardest things you can do is to be apart from those you care about the most. This song gave me hope when it seemed everyone around me didn’t understand me. Whatever your situation is, it is solely for you to make it work or not.

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