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. We 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 examples are the Titanic Theme, Theme from Mahogany by Diana Ross, Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith, etc. 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. Listed here are 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.