If Everything Goes Wrong, You Can Always Turn On Some Music
Music is a pleasure that everyone can have access to. At the individual level, music is incredibly pleasant, for it frees dopamine in the brain in the same way that food, sex, and certain drugs do. Music activates structures related to emotional processing, such as the subcortical circuit in the limbic system. It is a healthy pleasure with no secondary effects.
So if you find yourself especially exhausted or you simply need to get active, we propose a few songs to you. Hit play and enjoy… remember that if everything goes wrong, you can always turn on some music.
“Music is to the soul what the gym is to the body.”
There are soundtracks that leave their mark for the rest of your life and are unforgettable. Songs from movies that bear the incomparable stamp of the emotions that they shared with us and the characters’ situations.
OST from “Chariots of Fire”
Who doesn’t remember the opening scene of this movie, where several athletes were running on the beach, accompanied by this music? It is one of those cases where we can say that the soundtrack is as well known as the movie, if not better.
OST from “Amélie”
“Amelie is not an ordinary girl” and as such, the soundtrack could not be ordinary, either. A true delight of a soundtrack that transports you to the most bohemian and mysterious Paris.
OST from “Cinema Paradiso”
Who has not cried during this movie? Because Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack is in absolute harmony with the melodrama of impossible love between two teenagers and the passionate relationship of the young protagonist with the cinema in his village.
OST from “Doctor Zhivago”
This movie is a David Lean classic that is pure poetry, just like its protagonist, the handsome Doctor Zhivago, and the relationship that he has with his lover, played by the unforgettable Julie Christie.
OST from “The Cider House Rules”
This film is full of humane and existential messages. How to act at every moment, always trying to be useful, even if the norms imposed by some sort of morality prevent it.
OST from “Slumdog Millionaire”
This film was a success, with its combination of Bollywood cinema, a difficult romance, and its absolutely masterful soundtrack, full of magic and rhythm.
Songs for overcoming challenges
Sometimes, along our path of battle, overcoming challenges, and growth, music has accompanied us with a song or two that reminded us where we were, what we were doing, and which have given us strength in those moments when we were left breathless…
“Color esperanza” by Diego Torres
One of the most beautiful songs about the meaning of life and hope. When we listen to it, we feel like our spirit is being lifted; it relaxes us and gives us hope.
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
You could say that this is the song that everyone ends up dancing to at parties, but “I Will Survive” has lyrics filled with strength and a message that encourages us to keep moving forward in spite of everything and to fight.
“My Way” by Frank Sinatra
A song to take strength, to say that “in my way” I am trying to live and do things right, while always trying not to lose my essence and be myself, because this is how we will leave our mark.
“Ella” by Bebe
A song dedicated to violence towards women, it tells the story of a woman who, at the depths of despair one day, decides to be herself again and is ready to rebuild her life.
Music about love… and heartbreak
Love is also a good friend of music, both in the good times and the bad. A song can give us goose bumps and help us to tell that person how much we love them, or even that we are sorry for having left them.
“Nothing Compares to You” by Sinead O’Connor
This song was a milestone back in the 80s. It tells about the deepest heartbreak due to a recent breakup, because nothing and nobody can be compared to the guy that you just lost.
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
After a breakup, have you ever had the sense that you did not recognize the partner that you had shared your life with? Well you are not alone.
“Hello” by Adele
Adele’s song has been killing it for the last few months. Her aesthetic in the video, her voice, and her heartrending message to a former love is a quality cocktail that it is hard to resist.
Music to dance to
And of course, music urges us to move our body, to feel its vibrations and dance to the rhythm, whether it is for fun or to achieve our goal of having a healthy life and getting more exercise…
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cindy Lauper
“Girls just want to have fun” and it seems like they achieved this in their era, and still today it is the favorite example for setting the atmosphere at any party.
“La lambada” by Kaoma
Sensual and with a catchy melody, “La lambada” is a classic from Brazilian music that we have all danced at one point or another. As soon as the first notes are played, our body starts moving to the rhythm as we sing along…
“Without music, life would be a mistake”
And legendary music…
And then there’s this, legendary music, the great stars or songs that will never go out of fashion because their legacy is eternal… Something about them makes them stand in every era, despite the years since they were written…
“Non je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf embodies Paris, the city where she was born, lived a poor life, and succeeded more than any other French singer. With her tumultuous life, she told us “No, she did not regret anything” and like the music-lovers that we are, we told her she’s right.
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie
David Bowie is an icon in the world of music. He is a transgressor, original, and all that with a unique, irreplaceable voice that give life to classics like the one we present to you here.
“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
This is the most hypnotic voice that you can hear; it transports us to another era and her class and delicateness when singing turned her into an icon in Black music.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
Freddy Mercury said that he did not want to be a star; he wanted to be a rock legend. We think he managed to do that, given this marvelous song and a few others.
“Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
This is the most successful group in the history of music. They marked an era and the nostalgia that is felt upon listening to their songs can even be painful. Charismatic, with talent, and one-of-a-kind.