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Music As A Stress Reliever; Ten Songs That have been shown to decrease anxiety and relieve stress

Ten Songs That Have Been Shown to Decrease Anxiety and Relieve Stress 

Its okay to take a break with music and records


We've all had the moments where we're having a crappy day, and the right song comes on, and you feel relief, if only for a moment. You probably already instinctively know that music is a great therapist. And you are correct! There is a ton of clinical and 'real world' evidence-based studies that prove music can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation
  • and more


More recently, research has linked music to several health benefits, from boosting immune function and lowering stress levels to improving the health of premature babies.


"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders -- Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."

- Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD
(Neuroscientists and Author of Awakenings)


"I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

- Plato


 Here is a list of 10 songs that have been shown to decrease anxiety and relieve stress. Take a moment to close your eyes and listen to at least one of them. ( It's not recommended to listen to these while driving.) 

Brain with Music symbols


 10. "We Can Fly," by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)

9. "Canzonetta Sull'aria," by Mozart

8. "Someone Like You," by Adele

7. "Pure Shores," by All Saints

6. "Please Don't Go," by Barcelona

5. "Strawberry Swing," by Coldplay

4. "Watermark," by Enya

3. "Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)," by DJ Shah

2. "Electra," by Airstream

1. "Weightless," by Marconi Union

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