Everyone loves music. As what I have discussed on the earlier blog post, music can affect our overall body functions and even moods. Now, talking about moods. When I feel sad, I have certain genres of music I listened to. The following are the lists of the music genres I prefer to listen when I get broken, sad, empty and lonely. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love my list and I even included songs that you may want to hear, too.
Ballads are the most favorite maybe of mostly of music lovers. Ballad are slow music with usually powerful lyrics. What’s best about ballads is that the singer has mostly has powerful voice. It makes me feel the pain, when It’s a broken song, feel loved when it’s a love song.Sometimes, ballads are a bit of songs sung in opera houses but there is really about the music, lyrics and sometimes, singer too that makes me feel okay whenever I’m sad. Not all the time, I feel okay but sometimes, as they say, it is better to cry the sadness away while listening to ballad music, in my case.
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler
Like the mega hit single of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, ballad is popular for great singers performing with great music and lyrics. As already discussed earlier, there are ballad songs that are little opera in itself and I believe this one is. Tyler seemed like talking to me through her mournful yell spanning over lush instrumentals, thunderclaps and the unique song bridge along with it. If you have seen the music video, it is completely unique too. This is one of the songs that I listened to as it conveys my emotions especially during those empty moments of my life. I feel like Tyler is singing for me, she’s singing in behalf of me.
“Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey
This song is popular nowadays because of Glee and X Factor but this song which was done originally by Journey is a rock ballad that is catchy and uplifting. It has a unique music structure as the chorus only appears in its final quarter. This is a great song that I listened to when I lost all my hopes. When I feel like it is the end of the world, I just click this song on my playlist replay. Just the title itself keeps myself together.
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship
This classic song is a declaration of love and solidarity. This makes me feel love. This inspires me to continue loving despite the negative vibes or disadvantages of loving. This song has been revised up until today but I still loved how Starship vocalists’ Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick performed this lovely powerful ballad love song.
“Always” – Bon Jovi
“This Romeo is bleeding
But you can’t see his blood….”
“It’s been raining since you left me
Now I’m drowning in the flood
You see I’ve always been a fighter
But without you I give up”
“If you told me to cry for you
If you told me to die for you
Take a look at my face
There’s no price I won’t pay
To say these words to you”
The powerful lyrics of the ballad song. This is one of the songs I listened to when I’m broken in love. Do you agree with me? This song is one of the best songs you may want to hear when you are in a bad relationship with your beau. Despite the challenges in your love relationship, you are still there willing to take the risk, the pain, the hurt. The famous song track mourns a lost love. If love did not conquer, this song is for some dudes out there who still believe. Like me.