25 Songs For When You're Feeling Down
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25 Songs For When You're Feeling Down

Not every playlist can be a party playlist.

25 Songs For When You're Feeling Down

Everyone feels a little low once in a while, and in those times it can be easy to feel isolated and inconsolable. Music can be a helpful avenue through which to find individuals who relate to your own experiences and find a way out of your existential despair.

If you're looking for some tunes to keep you company when you're feeling down, here's an eclectic playlist of wistful, downbeat tracks ranging from '70s British beat-rock to modern pop.

1. "Send in the Sun" by Watsky

For when you need a lyric poem to shed some light into your darkness.

Highlight lyric: "There ain't no suffering in life that don't ease with the passage of time."

2. "Otherside (Remix)" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Fences

For when you're looking for some raw, authentic rap.

Highlight lyric: "The sky gets heavy when you are underneath it."

3. "Liquor Store Blues" by Bruno Mars ft. Damian Marley

For when you want some reggae with your blues.

Highlight lyric: "Get messed up today, I'll be okay tomorrow."

4. "i hate u, i love u" by Gnash ft. Olivia O'Brien

For when "it's complicated."

Highlight lyric: "Everyone I do right does me wrong. So every lonely night, I sing this song."

5. "Cough Syrup" by Young the Giant

For when you feel like you're losing control.

Highlight lyric: "Life's too short to even care at all."

6. "Pavlove" by Fall Out Boy

For when you need an emo, pop-punk jam.

Highlight lyric: "I want to make you as lonely as me."

7. "Still Alive" by GLaDOS and Jonathan Coulton

For when you need some nerdiness to make you smile.

Highlight lyric: "There's no sense crying over every mistake."

8. "On Your Porch" by The Format

For when you need a low-key melancholy acoustic track.

Highlight lyric: "What's left to lose? I've done enough. And if I fail, well then I fail, but I gave it a shot."

9. "Having a Blast" by Green Day

For when you feel like you could just explode.

Highlight lyric: "This time I've really lost my mind and I don't care."

10. "Totally F*cked" from Spring Awakening

For when profanity is the only way to describe your current situation

Highlight lyric: "The thing that makes you really jump is that the weirdest sh*t is still to come."

11. "Sundrenched World" by Joshua Radin

For when you can't sleep and want some gentle violins.

Highlight lyric: "It couldn't be worse. Don't bother asking and here come the nerves."

12. "Can't Sleep (Vanic Remix)" by K. Flay

For when you can't sleep and want a fast-paced trap remix.

Highlight lyric: "I'm living too hard and it's time that I stop it. But rising on up and then tumbling down, well, it's part of the process."

13. "Soundtrack 2 My Life" by KiD CuDi

For when it seems like no one can relate to your struggle.

Highlight lyric: "The moon will illuminate my room and soon I'm consumed by my doom."

14. "Teen Idle" by Marina and the Diamonds

For when you want absolutely gorgeous vocals.

Highlight lyric: "I wanna stay inside all day. I want the world to go away."

15. "Time to Pretend" by MGMT

For when you want some psychedelic indie rock.

Highlight lyric: "Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?"

16. "Holes" by Passenger

For when you need an indie singer-songwriter track to fill a hole in your heart.

Highlight lyric: "Sometimes you can't change and you can't choose. And sometimes it seems you gain less than you lose"

17. "Eff" by Bo Burnham

For when you're angry at anyone and everyone.

Highlight lyric: "You've got sticks and stones to turn to, but I've got words to hurt you."

18. "Car Radio" by twenty one pilots

For when you need something to replace the silence.

Highlight lyric: "I find over the course of our human existence one thing consists of consistence and it's that we're all battling fear."

19. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" by Bob Dylan

For when a relationship reaches an end that seemed inevitable.

Highlight lyric: "But I wish there was somethin' you would do or say to try and make me change my mind and stay but we never did too much talking anyway."

20. "Drag" by Day Wave

For when you feel like you're bringing down the people around you.

Highlight lyric: "I know it's hard being around me."

21. "Drunk" by Ed Sheeran

For when you're trying to forget a lost love.

Highlight lyric: "What didn't kill me never made me stronger at all."

22. "Runnin' Away" by RDGLDGRN

For when all you can do is run away.

Highlight lyric: "If I die tonight, imma die runnin'. Problem keep coming and I'm runnin' away."

23. "Creep" by Radiohead

For when you need some old school angst.

Highlight lyric: "What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here."

24. "Ooh La La" by Faces

For when you're reflecting on past mistakes.

Highlight lyric: "I wish that I knew what I know now when I was stronger."

25. "Morning Song" by the Avett Brothers

For when you need some soothing banjo in your life.

Highlight lyric: "It's alright if you finally stop caring. Just don't go and tell someone that does."

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