I have always found solace in music and there is nothing better than listening to your favourite artist, discovering new ones and being in your element. These are a few of my favourite picks for getting through sh*t. Sometimes you gotta find a line in a song, relate to it and use it as your lyrical motivation to make you be a better you.
Alicia Keys – New Day
As cheesy as it sounds, every day is another chance to start over. Life is short, so do what you can to get over ‘it’. On the subject of new days, I ought to add this too…
Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come
Jay Z and Kanye West – Murder to Excellence
A real thought provoker.
Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
Sick of people telling you what to do? Me too.
Rihanna – Diamonds
Interesting fact: My 2012 blog was called ‘Shine Bright Like a Diamond’. Let’s just say it’s under lock and key now.
Mary J Blige is the absolute QUEEN when it comes to getting through shit. I could probably dedicate an entire post to her but for now I’ll leave you with these two:
Mary J. Blige – Just Fine
Mary J. Blige – Not Gone Cry
Beyoncé – Sorry
I ain’t sorry either.
Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
The QUEEN of receipts. Some things aren’t right, but indeed it’s okay because I would rather be alone than unhappy. ANY DAY.
Rihanna – Take A Bow
You look so dumb right now.
Christina Aguilera – Soar
Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ album literally got me through the teenage angst and it will always have a special place in my heart.
Jessie J – Conquer the World featuring Brandy
With lyrics like ‘If you need to escape the dark, let me be your light’, you know this will brighten your day.
Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor
Loving some people is a battle and you have to walk away.
What songs have got you through some sh*t?