Top 5 Best Songs That Can Help You Through Depression

Updated on August 23, 2019
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When life tries to break me down, only music can make me feel alright. Let me share music's greatest gift through my top playlists!


As someone who has been affected by depression myself, I know it can be pretty hard. It can make you feel like you're not enough. Sometimes, it would be difficult for me just to get through the day. I felt down, empty, and irrelevant. That's why I listed 5 amazing songs that I hope can help us get through the day, feel a little bit better, and help us realize that it's okay to feel sad. We are strong and we've got this!

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid
Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid | Source

1. "1-800-273-8255" by Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid

Song Title: 1-800-273-8255

Artist: Logic

Featured Artists: Alessia Cara and Khalid

Released: 2017

Album: Everybody

Genre: Hip-hop/rap

This may be one of the most powerful songs we can listen to today. It is even titled after the Suicide Hotline in the United States. It is about someone going through a hard time, when he doesn't want to live anymore. Not everyone can understand the struggle and not everyone can be there to tell you that it's going to be fine. The emptiness inside you can eat you alive, and giving up can be the easiest way out. But just like what the song says "What's the day without a little night?... It can be so hard. But you gotta live right now. You got everything to give right now."

If ever you're going through the same thing, please listen to this song. Please know that you're not alone and life will get easier. You're a fighter and you deserve to live.

I've been praying for

somebody to save me, no one's heroic

And my life don't even matter,

I know it, I know it

I know I'm hurting deep down

but can't show it

I never had a place to call my own

— Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid (1-800-273-8255)
David Archuleta - Invincible
David Archuleta - Invincible | Source

2. "Invincible" by David Archuleta

Song Title: Invincible

Artist: David Archuleta

Released: 2017

Album: Postcards in the Sky

Genre: Pop

Sometimes, life can be complicated and, when it is, you tend to be so hard on yourself, like it's a battle against yourself that you need to win every single day. This song is just about that and how you can find the strength not just to fight, but also to realize that it's okay to get hurt and be vulnerable. David's angelic voice is so perfect and it delivers the message so beautifully. Just like the song says, we need to take it easy and take a breath to remember that we don't have to be "invincible" because we are strong and worth the life we have.

I put my weapons down until I found

A better way, a better way

I'll never change if I'm too afraid to break

Got to let it go, let the whole world know to

Take a breath

Look at how you're tryna think it to death

If you're in the crossfire, don't forget

That you don't have to be invincible

— David Archuleta (Invincible)
Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful | Source

3. "Scars To Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara

Song Title: Scars To Your Beautiful

Artist: Alessia Cara

Released: 2015

Album: Know-It-All

Genre: Pop

This song is such an inspiration to the younger generation, especially now that we have become so self-critical. Self-acceptance is such a hard thing to achieve in the society that we now live in. This song tells us that we are beautiful just the way we are and that we don't have to change ourselves so the world can accept us. Alessia is such a great role model and she never fail to remind us that we don't need the world to confirm our worth. We are amazing and deserve the best in life.

There's a hope that's

waiting for you in the dark

You should know you're beautiful

just the way you are

And you don't have to change a thing,

the world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful,

we're stars and we're beautiful

— Alessia Cara (Scars To Your Beautiful)
Dear Evan Hansen - You Will Be Found
Dear Evan Hansen - You Will Be Found | Source

4. " You Will Be Found" by Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway Play)

Song Title: You Will Be Found

Artists: Laura Dreyfuss, Ben Platt, Will Roland, Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen, Kristolyn Lloyd

Released: 2017

Play: Dear Evan Hansen

Songwriters: Justin Paul, Benj Pasek

There are days when we feel so alone, like we are invisible and not worthy of anything. We feel like there's nothing we can do to change things. I've been through this and it was some of the hardest years of my life. The only thing that could make me feel a little bit better was music. This song, as well as the other songs on the soundtrack of 'Dear Evan Hansen', are the ones that reminded me that there is light outside of the tunnel and that I was not alone. I could relate to the songs so much that I couldn't stop crying each time I listened to them. So please, give this song a listen and remember that "you will be found".

Have you ever felt like nobody was there?

Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere?

Have you ever felt like you could disappear?

Like you could fall, and no one would hear?

— Dear Evan Hansen (You Will Be Found)
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack - Come Alive
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack - Come Alive | Source

5. "Come Alive" by The Greatest Showman (Movie Soundtrack)

Song Title: Come Alive

Artist: Hugh Jackman

Released: 2017

Movie: The Greatest Showman

Life is not just rainbows and butterflies. The path to greatness is stiff and difficult, and it could take a toll on us. It can be harder for some of us who have been struggling with self doubt all their lives and it's nice to hear and see movies that could inspire us to reach our goals in life. "The Greatest Showman" is such a great show that inspires us not just to live our dreams, but to accept the beauty that we have. It is so inspirational and would make you believe in your own potential. It would make us see that, even in the hardest moments, we can still find hope and happiness as long as we try our hardest to find and work for it.

You stumble through your days

Got your head hung low

Your skies' a shade of grey

Like a zombie in a maze

You're asleep inside

But you can shake away

— The Greatest Showman (Come Alive)

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