30 Songs That Help Fight My Depression

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“I listen to music to feel the voice of God…”

In my struggles with chronic depression, inspirational and uplifting music has been one of the keys to good health—and for good reason. A group of researchers at McGill University found that “Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety.”

With that in mind, here are thirty songs (and/or albums) that have helped me fight my depression; it’s essentially a playlist straight from my phone. You will notice that few of these songs have any vocals—that’s intentional. I listen to music to feel the voice of God and wordless music is very effective at opening that line of communication. Whenever the storms of life become too difficult, I listen to these songs and find hope and renewal.

I present this music to you in the hope that it will help you move forward:

  1. The Legends of the Fall by James Horner
  2. The Human Experience Theme by Thomas Bergersen
  3. I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi
  4. New Life by Paul Cardall
  5. The Very Best of Enya by Enya
  6. In Reverence by David Tolk
  7. Cora by Randy Edelman
  8. Ashokan Farewell by Jenny Oaks Baker
  9. Wallace Courts Murron (Braveheart) by James Horner
  10. Yeha-Noha (Wishes of Happiness and Prosperity) by Sacred Spirit
  11. Celtic Woman by Celtic Woman
  12. Autumn Love by Thomas Bergersen
  13. The Letter That Never Came by Thomas Newman
  14. Arrival of the Birds by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  15. Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi
  16. Grace by David Tolk
  17. The Harvest Home Suite: Spring (Prairie Song) by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
  18. The Memory of Trees by Enya
  19. Rudy (Main Title) by Jerry Goldsmith
  20. Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
  21. The John Dunbar Theme by John Barry
  22. Unashamed by The Firelights
  23. River Flows in You by Yiruma
  24. Wonders by The Piano Guys
  25. This Moment Now by 2002
  26. Go Beyond by InnerLife Project
  27. Expression by Helen Jane Long
  28. Molde Canticle by Sissel
  29. The Wedding by James Horner
  30. The Glade Part II by Trevor Jones

Let me know what you think of my list and feel free to suggest any other songs in the comments below. I will probably make a list of inspirational songs with words.

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  1. Another good one is shut up and dance with me I’ve never had a time where I was depressed and then that song came on and I was still sad I think the artist is walk to the moon or something like that