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Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 pm
by betterinrecovery
Dear Breathe in and Out,
I am glad that my post had some resonance with you. I just realised that many Rom-coms and funnily enough many Hugh Grant films have a disability angle and/or a mental health angle to them.
and the sound tracks that go with them can be uplifting or cathartic to listen to.

like 'Ain't no Sunshine' , 'How do you mend a broken heart' and 'Once in a life time' from Notting Hill and the Badly Drawn Boy tracks in About a boy.

I think that even the Bridget Jones movies have a mental health angle - if you look for it. :idea:

Maybe that is why I like those films so much: they are a safe place to examine very difficult emotions and then to be able to laugh and cry.

once in a lifetime by TEXAS :D as played in Notting Hill the movie

Best wishes

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:08 am
by betterinrecovery
I am here to cheer myself up, calm myself down,
so that I can deal with the day.
Starry Night - or I think it is called 'Vincent' by Don McLean.
it is a gentle song but I find it helps.

last part of song.....

Starry starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free

They did not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Songwriters: Don McLean

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 am
by betterinrecovery
just watching 'Lorraine', a former member of Spandau Ballet was on. Then they played 'Gold' and it was all nostalgia for me :D
So Gold by Spandau Ballet :D
just have to listen to it again.
:D :D B
makes me happy

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 am
by betterinrecovery
Lady Gaga and Bradely cooper.
An amazing song,
from the new A star is born. Powerful, sad, happy, thought provoking film.

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:39 pm
by blues-sevenfold
Seriously, can anyone resist Jimmy Reed's lovely soft voice? The second verse in Found Love is so relevant to even today, despite that song being from the fifties!

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:55 am
by betterinrecovery
Hey Blues-sevenfold,
thank you for this. I need an education in this music. it is lovely, totally sent on the harmonica :lol:
Groooooooovy :D
Thank goodness for Youtube.

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:00 am
by betterinrecovery
There is a song that has been used to talk about a charity for families with children with a Down's Syndrome member.
it is called A Thousand Years by
Christina Perri
it is beautiful and gentle and kind.
It is soothing.

the link

I think it is amazing, I may share it on the open forum space

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:13 pm
by maisi
Hi B and all you music lovers

I know that Christina Perri one, yeah, it's beautiful, and gentle, my daughter loves to sing it.

Finding this one a great happiness boost (and slightly in love with the trumpet player :D )- Rudimental, Feel the love

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 pm
by maisi

Re: Uplifting songs

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:36 pm
by maisi