No matter what stage you find yourself at in your recovery, music can be a great way to take your mind off things or inspire you. Whether you’re searching for a list of songs to play when you’re driving, studying, hanging out with loved ones, or just relaxing, our recovery playlist has you covered.
Whatever genre of music is your favorite, you’re sure to find something you like on this list of songs. Listen to our recovery playlist as-is, or choose some of your favorites and make a playlist of your own!
1. “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers
How many times have you heard that wanting to get better is the first step toward recovery? This upbeat song delivers that sentiment free of cliches with a hook that will have you singing along for days.
2. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
This song is a classic for a reason! We love this one because it serves as a reminder that there’s always a bright future to look forward to, as cheesy as it sounds.
3. “Make You Feel My Love” by Sleeping at Last
This song is originally by Bob Dylan, but there are lots of covers to choose from. We love this version from Sleeping at Last because it perfectly captures the bond between loved ones who will support each other through thick and thin.
4. “This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go
You might recognize this song from its viral, marching-band-filled music video. But the title speaks for itself. This song is all about moving forward and refusing to let your struggles keep you down.
5. “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons
We love this song about staying true to who you are, no matter what changes you’re going through. Recovery is a big step, but you’re only letting go of the things that have been holding you back.
6. “No Day but Today” From “RENT”
Anyone who has so much as dabbled in musical theatre is probably familiar with “RENT.” The show features characters struggling with addiction. This song is an anthem for anyone trying to live in-the-moment and embrace the best version of themselves.
7. “All My Heroes” by Bleachers
If you prefer something a little more low-key, this is another song by Bleachers to help you get through tough times. No matter what stage of recovery you’re in, there’s always the potential for self-improvement.
8. “Be OK” by Ingrid Michaelson
This is a fun, light-hearted song with a message anyone can relate to — especially those of us in recovery.
9. “Secret for the Mad” by dodie
British singer Dodie Clark — who goes by dodie — has been open about her mental health journey. This beautiful song provides a mantra for all of us who are hoping that, one day soon, things will make sense again.
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