Top Ten Songs to Listen to When You're Having a Bad Day

A playlist for those times when black clouds are hanging over your head.

The Top Ten

1 What a Wonderful World - Jackie Evancho

Jackie reminds us that we have a lot to be thankful for. - BobG

Jackie simply has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

I love Jackie Evancho's singing voice.

And the Louis Armstrong original. Both are perfect to listen to when you're gloomy. - PizzaGuy

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2 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Sorry guys, but this young lady's voice takes it to a higher place... - Trancas

From her performance at Cirque du Soleil founder Gil Laliberté's charity gala "One Night for ONE DROP 2013. Performed in the "O" Theater at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. See the YouTube video. Amazing.

3 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

That's what people on the East Coast are listening to when there's a blizzard. Luckily, in California, it's almost always sunny. However, we have a drought, so a nice rain shower would be nice. - ethanmeinster

What can I say? If this doesn't brighten your mood, you're beyond help. - PetSounds

4 Anthem - Iced Earth

"Torn asunder, our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life

We have the power make our lives what they are to be
Reconnect with our humanity
Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
You are the key to the life you seek" - Metal_Treasure

5 Our Loved Ones - Volbeat

"You open up but what you gain is another hole
Reaching out for a hand and I know
The fear of losing all the trust that it craves
And feel that parts of you are never coming back

I used to think that life was ugly and a mess
Well I was right but what else to do other than your best". - Metal_Treasure

6 I Am - Theocracy

"I am the parent's love, unchanging, unconditional and pure
I am the loyal friend whose heart will never let you down
I am the hand that pulls you back into the boat before you drown" - Metal_Treasure

7 Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
8 Happy Days - Brian Wilson

Typical Brian Wilson goofiness, taken to an extreme. - PetSounds

9 Strike - Primal Fear

This song is an anti-depressant. Caffeine machine. Adrenaline injection. Gives you energy to fight and build self-confidence no matter what happened to you. - Metal_Treasure

10 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

Or maybe you want to get even angrier…. - PetSounds

The Newcomers

? Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith

The Contenders

11 Rising Force - Yngwie

"Searching my soul now I find something else
I take my life in my hands
Through the gates of Heaven to the altars of Hell
The power is at my command

The lightning strikes cracking the night
It feels like never before
Thunder and spark in the heart of the dark
I feel a rising force" - Metal_Treasure

Spirited and rousing performance! - BobG

12 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

This song has a very calming effect on me. - PetSounds

This is one of those oddities; a huge hit in the UK, but failed to even chart in the USA.

13 The Throne - Blind Guardian

"We will not surrender
We won't take it no more" - Metal_Treasure

14 Give a Little Bit - Supertramp
15 F***ing Hostile - Pantera
16 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards
17 Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
18 I Am a Rock - Simon & Garfunkel

Belting out "I am a rock; I am an island! " is the perfect to take out your feelings on something. - PetSounds

19 I'm Broken - Pantera
20 My Life - Billy Joel

Tired of people messing with you? - PetSounds

21 Bad Day - Daniel Powter

It's in the title also just listen, this song is made for this list

22 Stand Up and Fight - Turisas
23 King of Rock and Roll - Dio
24 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
25 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
26 Elected - Bruce Dickinson & Mr. Bean
27 Do You Believe In Magic? - Lovin' Spoonful
28 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

I love this song! - RiverClanRocks

29 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
30 Fearless - Josh Dalviken
31 Bruane Brenn - Kvelertak
32 So Far - Buckcherry
33 Panic Attack - Dream Theater
34 Shadow of the Swastika - Týr
35 Big Sky - John O'Callaghan

Just a way that I remind myself: there is never a missed opportunity. - PositronWildhawk

Out of curiosity, is this a cover of the Kinks song? - PetSounds

36 Paradise - Coldplay

Because I like coldplay

37 Over and Over - Three Days Grace
38 Break - Three Days Grace
39 On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
40 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
41 Let's Get This Party Started - Korn
42 Extreme Ways - Moby

Recently had a bad day myself. This made it better for me. - PositronWildhawk

43 Get Together - The Youngbloods
44 Happy Together - The Turtles
45 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
46 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
47 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
48 Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
49 Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
50 In My Life - The Beatles
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Anthem - Iced Earth
2. Our Loved Ones - Volbeat
3. I Am - Theocracy
1. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
2. Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
3. Happy Days - Brian Wilson
1. Stand Up and Fight - Turisas
2. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
3. King of Rock and Roll - Dio

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