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When I was a little girl, my Mum would play her music loud. Bellowing through every room of the house, filling every nook and cranny, her tastes were varied and on the walk home from school, I would hear her choice before my feet even touched the garden path.

We would often lose hours in HMV whilst shopping on the weekends. I remember standing at those in-store headphones they used to have back in the day, scrolling through the songs, pressing the buttons, turning them up as loud as they would go, drowning my sorrows, getting lost in the tracks almost forgetting where I was.

Stuck in the muddy trenches of being taunted for what started out as my accent (kids, eh?), music was a natural remedy, a big sticky plaster — it’s amazing what you can block out with your head down, your fastest walk and the highest volume on your iPod. Ignore and conquer, save the tears for the safety of home.

Music is healing, a painkiller, a mood lifter, a perspective finder, self-care, balancing, food for the soul. So, if January is looking blue for you, here’s thirty songs on my playlists right now to help ignite your inner spark, work through your issues and make you feel better overall.

Music gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything…” — Plato.

Songs for the Soul Playlist

Cyndi Lauper — I Drove All Night

In This Moment — Beautiful Tragedy

Crowded House — Don’t Dream It’s Over

Simple Minds — Alive & Kicking

Linkin Park — Crawling

Avenged Sevenfold — So Far Away

Fleetwood Mac — Dreams

Pulp — F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E.

Guns N’ Roses — Don’t Cry

David Bowie — Ashes to Ashes

Annie Lennox — A Thousand Beautiful Things

Lacuna Coil — Falling Again

HIM — The Foreboding Sense of Impending Happiness

Stone Sour — Hesitate

Metallica — Nothing Else Matters

Pink Floyd — Comfortably Numb

Evanescence — Hello

Red Hot Chili Peppers — Don’t Forget Me

Francis Dunnery — Blinded By The Memory

Blur — No Distance Left To Run

Biffy Clyro — Bubbles

Five Finger Death Punch — Far From Home

The Cure — Just Like Heaven

Radiohead — Creep

Slipknot — Snuff

Gary Numan — Complex

Bon Jovi — Bed of Roses

Meatloaf — You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

Motionless In White — Wasp

Bring Me The Horizon — Can You Feel My Heart?

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