Songs for Overcoming Depression

We all get down sometimes, here are some great songs to pick you back up!

sbouvier

10/20/2013 12:57:04 PM

Those songs are a bit depressing ... not so much to feel less depressed ... I think that music can heal... but words are not needed ... our brain needs certain tune to awake gama waves ... words are too suggestive to be healing for depressed people .. plus those type of songs can remind you of events in your life.. that may be positive or may not be positive...

Clohessy

10/22/2012 03:17:57 PM

There are indeed many inspiring songs out there- (".Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves, "End of the Line" by .the Traveling Wilburys, and "Hey Jude" and "Let it Be" by the Beatles being just a few of the best) but this is about the worst list I have ever seen. Dock of the Bay is one of the depressing songs I've ever heard. Ditto U2's "Beautiful Day. And Natasha Bedinfield's ode to youth (complete with video footage of her flawless features and bouncing T&A) is hardly inspiration to those of us who have passed our 40th B'day, are not traditionally beautiful and/or carry a few extra pounds. Come on, you guys. You owe your audience better than this!

PresentSiimpleTense

10/28/2011 12:46:27 PM

Hey Beliefnet thanks for this....hope this will be a constant feature... great songs...great thoughts....great feelings! Didn't even know I needed this lift.

pokio

09/16/2011 02:32:10 PM

I don't thing Zengypsy is splitting hairs at all... I was thinking it while I was going through the list. Dock of the Bay has one of the saddest messages in a song... the man in the song IS depressed. "I have nothing to live for, looks like nothing's going to come my way, so I'm sitting at the dock of the bay..." Not someone out for a leisurely stroll who decided to seize the day. I love the song too, but it's not one that's going to snap me out of depression.

Zengypsy

09/15/2011 03:52:19 PM

First of all, let me be clear that U2 is one of my all-time favorite bands! I just saw them in concert again, and it was like going to Rock n' Roll church. However, choosing this song tells me that the people at Beliefnet have not bothered to actually read the lyrics!! This is a song about a world run down, with very little hope of saving ourselves from ourselves. It is plea to God for the grace to carry on in a world gone mad, a realization that NOTHING in the world is going to save us now. Bono does not sing, 'It's a beautiful day, he sings, 'It WAS a beautiful day, past tense. For those of you thinking I'm splitting hairs here, just read the lyrics.......

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