Relaxing Songs

Relaxing Songs

There is definitely no dearth of songs for chilling out and soothing our frayed minds. While you may have a completely different take on the type of music you deem as relaxing, here are some songs that fit the bill.
Did You Know?
In 2011, scientists at Mindlab institution claimed that the song 'Weightless' by Marconi Union, reduced the overall anxiety of 40 test subjects (women) by 65%!
After a hard day at work, all you want is some solitude and relaxation. A hot cup of coffee and some spacy, soothing music, can go a long way in helping you feel rejuvenated. I believe that there is nothing better than some good music to help unwind and soothe your frazzled nerves.

Relaxing songs needn't always have lyrics or vocals. Instrumental music, especially those using piano and violin can be extremely relaxing. Some of the examples I can think of are the Titanic Theme, Theme from Mahogany by Diana Ross, Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith, and many more. If you are a western classical connoisseur, then instrumental classical will be a great option for you. Ballads and the likes can be considered if like listening to songs with meaningful lyrics. This Buzzle article lists some songs that have lasted the test of time and continue to be favored by listeners around the world.

Soothing Songs to Listen
Any Other Name (from American Beauty) - Thomas Newman
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
Don't Throw It All Away (Our Love) - Andy Gibb
Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B. J. Thomas
This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes
Close To You - The Carpenters
Song For Guy - Elton John
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Unforgettable - Nat King & Natalie Cole
Fallen - Lauren Wood
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
The Captain of her Heart - Swiss duo Double
Home - Chris Daughtry
High - James Blunt
Time After Time - Eva Cassidy
Golden Slumber - The Beatles
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
From where Do You Come - Catherine Braslavsky
Fool On The Hill - Sir Paul McCartney
Return To Innocence - Enigma
100 Years - Five For Fighting

Relaxing Songs to Fall Asleep
Weightless - Marconi union
Wandering Star - Portishead
Diamonds in the Sun - Girish
May It Be - Enya
Gymnopédie No.1 - Erik Satie
The Child In Us - Enigma
N°001 - Relaxdaily
That's Just Fine - Spacemen 3
The Walls Were Dripping With Stars - Motion Sickness of Time Travel
The Only Moment We Were Alone - Explosions In The Sky
In Dark Trees - Brian Eno
Envelop - Julianna Barwick
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Tingling Cheeks Are Love - Panoptique Electrical
Svefn-g-englar - Sigur Rós
Just Lay Down and Forget It - Kevin Drumm
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
4'33 - John Cage
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull - Earth
I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star - The Boy Least Likely To
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Intro - The XX
Washed Out - Feel it all around
First Breath After Coma - Explosions in the Sky
Over The Rainbow - The Blanks
Memorial - Explosions In The Sky
Your Hand In Mine - Explosions In the Sky
The Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie
Strangers - Portishead
Electra - Airstream
Watermark - Enya
Strawberry Swing - Coldplay
Pure Shores - All Saints
Canzonetta Sull'aria - Mozart
Wings For Marie (Pt. 1) - Tool
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
Saltwater - Chicane
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Rise - Herb Alpert
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
By Your Side - Sade
Sail Away - David Gray
High & Dry - Radiohead
Vincent (Starry Starry Night) - Don McLean
Six days at the Bottom of the Ocean - Explosions in the Sky
Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Little Motel - Modest Mouse
Losing Keys - Jack Johnson

While some find progressive and ambient music relaxing, others prefer instrumental songs. It is ultimately, your taste in music and the state of your mind that will determine the genre of music you choose to help yourself relax.
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