Music and Mental Illness

Music: a tool for good

It has been generally accepted that both listening to and creating music can have a variety of positive effects on mood and mental health. Incorporating music into your everyday life is a simple way to boost your spirits and take time out from all the hustle and bustle. Read on for more info about how you can make the most of the link between music and mental health.

How exactly?

So, we have learnt that music is not just a form of entertainment and that there are lots of links between music and mental health. But how exactly can you use it in your day-to-day life? Check out some of the more common applications of music:

  • It helps you focus. This is where classical music in particular comes in handy. Music that has a tempo of 60 bpm (beats per minute) increases the efficiency of the brain in processing information. Make sure that the music you choose has no lyrics and is playing softly in the background and you might find that the combination of these things is just what you need to help you focus.
  • It allows you to express yourself. We weren’t all born with a way with words. Sometimes it’s really hard to find the right words to talk about everything that’s on our mind but music is an excellent alternative. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; a simple strum on a guitar with some lyrics that you’ve scribbled down on a napkin might be all that you need to express yourself. It’s more about how it makes you feel than how it sounds; remember that no one ever has to hear your music if you don’t want them to.
  • It leads to social connection. Whether it’s sharing playlists with your friends, or meeting new, like-minded people at the gig of your favourite band, music connects people. It provokes discussion and sometimes even debate, but at the end of the day it’s enabling valuable interactions with friends and family.
  • It fosters creativity. Listening to or making music allows your brain to think creatively. Creativity can be a great tool for improving your mood and feeling productive. A lot of people find creativity to be a valuable instrument to help them get through the tough times.
  • It helps you to relax. OK, so this isn’t a huge scientific breakthrough, but it’s worth repeating: music helps you relax. If you choose the right kind of music for you, put on some comfy clothes and put your feet up, it’s a safe bet that you’ll feel relaxed in no time. Have a look at some more info on music and relaxation.
  • It motivates you. Your favourite kind of music can be an excellent motivational force. Remember that time you dreaded vacuuming the house? Next time, pop your favourite tune on in the background and chances are you’ll find it that much easier to get started.

 

 

                               Sia’s Official Top 10 Biggest Songs are:

 

Sia’s Official Top 10 biggest songs appears below. Special mention goes to her (uncredited) feature on Zero 7’s Destiny, which finishes just outside the Top 10 at Number 11.

  TITLE ARTIST
TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
CHANDELIER SIA
WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA
ELASTIC HEART SIA
SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
BANG MY HEAD DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
BREATHE ME SIA
ALIVE SIA
GUTS OVER FEAR EMINEM FT SIA
BIG GIRLS CRY SIA
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Top 40 Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2015

UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
CHEERLEADER (FELIX JAEHN REMIX) OMI
LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO ELLIE GOULDING
SEE YOU AGAIN WIZ KHALIFA FT CHARLIE PUTH
HOLD BACK THE RIVER JAMES BAY
FOURFIVE SECONDS RIHANNA/KANYE WEST/MCCARTNEY
SUGAR MAROON 5
KING YEARS & YEARS
THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
HOLD MY HAND JESS GLYNNE
WISH YOU WERE MINE PHILIP GEORGE
EARNED IT WEEKND
LEAN ON MAJOR LAZER FT MO & DJ SNAKE
THE NIGHTS AVICII
UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
ELASTIC HEART SIA
FIRESTONE KYGO FT CONRAD SEWELL
AYO CHRIS BROWN & TYGA
BLOODSTREAM ED SHEERAN
WHERE ARE U NOW SKRILLEX & DIPLO/JUSTIN BIEBER
LIPS ARE MOVIN MEGHAN TRAINOR
HEROES (WE COULD BE) ALESSO FT TOVE LO
GDFR FLO RIDA FT SAGE THE GEMINI
WANT TO WANT ME JASON DERULO
CHANDELIER SIA
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE DAVID GUETTA FT EMELI SANDE
LIKE I CAN SAM SMITH
GRAVITY DJ FRESH FT ELLA EYRE
JEALOUS NICK JONAS
I REALLY LIKE YOU CARLY RAE JEPSEN
BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
SAY SOMETHING KAREN HARDING
WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OUT MARLON ROUDETTE
BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
LAY ME DOWN SAM SMITH FT JOHN LEGEND
RUNAWAY (U & I) GALANTIS
BILLS LUNCHMONEY LEWIS
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR

The Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2016 so far are…

TITLE ARTIST
7 YEARS LUKAS GRAHAM
ONE DANCE DRAKE FT WIZKID & KYLA
I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA MIKE POSNER
WORK RIHANNA FT DRAKE
LOVE YOURSELF JUSTIN BIEBER
CHEAP THRILLS SIA
STITCHES SHAWN MENDES
FAST CAR JONAS BLUE & DAKOTA
LUSH LIFE ZARA LARSSON
SORRY JUSTIN BIEBER
PILLOWTALK ZAYN
WORK FROM HOME FIFTH HARMONY FT TY DOLLA SIGN
LIGHT IT UP MAJOR LAZER FT NYLA
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR CALVIN HARRIS FT RIHANNA
GIRLS LIKE TINIE TEMPAH FT ZARA LARSSON
FADED ALAN WALKER
CAKE BY THE OCEAN DNCE
HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND COLDPLAY
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
ALL MY FRIENDS SNAKEHIPS FT TINASHE & CHANCE
STRESSED OUT TWENTY ONE PILOTS
SECRET LOVE SONG LITTLE MIX FT JASON DERULO
WHAT DO YOU MEAN JUSTIN BIEBER
HISTORY ONE DIRECTION
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME COLDPLAY
ME MYSELF & I G-EAZY FT BEBE REXHA
NO MONEY GALANTIS
HELLO ADELE
GIRL IS MINE (DESTINY’S CHILD & BRANDY) 99 SOULS
NEVER FORGET YOU MNEK & ZARA LARSSON
WHEN THE BASSLINE DROPS CRAIG DAVID & BIG NARSTIE
SWEET LOVIN’ SIGALA FT BRYN CHRISTOPHER
PANDA DESIIGNER
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG ADELE
HANDS TO MYSELF SELENA GOMEZ
MIDDLE DJ SNAKE FT BIPOLAR SUNSHINE
TOO GOOD DRAKE FT RIHANNA
ROSES CHAINSMOKERS FT ROZES
NOTHING LIKE THIS BLONDE & CRAIG DAVID
GET UGLY JASON DERULO

 

The Top 10 Biggest Selling Songs of 2016 so

TITLE PEAK
7 YEARS LUKAS GRAHAM
I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA MIKE POSNER
ONE DANCE DRAKE FT WIZKID & KYLA
CHEAP THRILLS SIA
FAST CAR JONAS BLUE & DAKOTA
STITCHES SHAWN MENDES
LOVE YOURSELF JUSTIN BIEBER
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
LUSH LIFE ZARA LARSSON
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR CALVIN HARRIS FT RIHANNA

The Top 10 Most Streamed Songs of 2016 so far:

TITLE PEAK
ONE DANCE DRAKE FT WIZKID & KYLA
7 YEARS LUKAS GRAHAM
I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA MIKE POSNER
WORK RIHANNA FT DRAKE
LOVE YOURSELF JUSTIN BIEBER
LUSH LIFE ZARA LARSSON
CHEAP THRILLS SIA
STITCHES SHAWN MENDES
FAST CAR JONAS BLUE & DAKOTA
SORRY JUSTIN BIEBER
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