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25 Songs to Give You Hope During These Times

How are you doing? How are you feeling?

2020 has been a rough year as everyday seems uncertain and chaotic. As many around the world have been living mostly in their houses and apartments due to stay at home orders, life could feel a bit depressing and confusing as we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Things change daily, even the things that surround our lives!

But don’t lose hope! The end of the tunnel is coming soon, hold on!

I created a playlist that features twenty-five songs of different decades and genres. There is a variety of tunes in different languages and from different countries. Some are songs that you heard before and some are brand new. But, each song have a common thing of bring hope to the listeners and uplift everyone as we weather the storm.

Check out the playlist here:

What to Listen For!

Here are five songs that are featured in the playlist that you should check out!

(Some of the songs featured on the playlist have been featured on the blog before. They are Kabah’s “Vivir Por Mi”, Terrie Rimson’s “Sunset”, and RAGS AND RICHES’ “Blood Runs Cold”)

“Need You” by Emanuel


After releasing his debut single, “Need You”, last week, emerging Canadian R&B artist Emanuel suddenly found himself in global headlines. Only hours after its release, Golden Globe-winning actor, musician, and producer Idris Elba OBE started the collaborative social media campaign #NeedYou2020. In his Instagram post, Elba encouraged people to submit photos or videos for an “inspirational collage” he was creating to Emanuel’s brand-new single that would document how the world was coping with self-isolation.

Make sure to check out Emanuel on these sites:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify |Apple Music | Amazon Music

“All of Us” by Sauce


“All Of Us” is about coming together in desperate times when everything seems to be falling down around you. It’s all about escapism, both lyrically and in its music video, which is an animated blockbuster that depicts the band being sent on a wild ride to the moon in a rock(et) powered car, and is exactly the kind of escapism we all need right now. We’re sure you’d agree that our lead singer’s vocals are absolutely out of this world too.”

Make sure to check out Sauce on these sites:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Spotify | Bandcamp | Soundcloud

“Make Me Strong” by Barking Poets

“It’s just gonna make me strong”. That’s the catchy line Barking Poets belt out on their oncoming single. It was written long before the Coronavirus pandemic but it happens to come out just in time to cheer us up when most needed.

The song was inspired by British Proto-Punk anthems of the 1960’s such as “My Generation” by The Who and “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks but it also connects with the Garage-Rock and Punk-Rock sounds of The Ramones, The Clash and Green Day.

Make sure to check out Barking Poets on these sites:

Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Youtube| Bandcamp | Soundcloud

“Happy Mess” by Sean Edwards

"Happy Mess" by Sean Edwards

This song is about finding positivity in the tough times and understanding that although you may be stressed or looking for meaning, you are still allowed to be happy. Sean is a 23-year-old one-man-band based out of a living room in London, quietly writing away and moulding his sound. He has been compared to the likes of King Krule, Jeff Buckley, and Bloc Party.

Make sure to check out Sean Edwards on these sites:

Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

“Courage (Leave It Behind)” by Talk in Code

Talk In Code

Swindon based anthemic indie pop darlings Talk In Code released their new single “Courage (Live it Behind)” to encourage use during these times. The single has been described as ‘the perfect backdrop for these times’.

Make sure to check out Talk in Code on these sites:

Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Spotify | Soundcloud

Let Me Know!

What is your favorite song on the playlist? What is your song for hope during these times? Let me know in the comments below!

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25 Songs to Give You Hope During These Times

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  1. Brian

    I’m not familiar with any of these songs. I listen to thrash metal to help me get out of bed and podcasts to help me fall asleep.

  2. GiGi Eats

    I definitely want to listen to ALL OF THESE!! Thank YOU for the suggestions!

  3. Kate Loves Travel

    What a great choice of songs… I haven’t heard of some of these so will check them out!

  4. Viano Dee

    Emanuel’s voice is so unique and cool. He reminds me of Mali music. I think he tops the list.

  5. Simplylivingxob

    Hi! I love this post, thanks for sharing during these hard times! Such great song choices. One that has been top on my playlist during these times is “rise up” by Andra Day. Judging by your playlist I think you would enjoy it 🤗

    1. aisasami

      I was going to put on this playlist actually but I had to cut it as I wanted to have 25. But it s a good song!

  6. paolo

    Nice playlist! High hopes by Panic! at the disco is currently my favorite song

  7. Raksha

    This is awesome list of songs. I definitely need some hope during these tough times. Thanks for these, I will listen to them one by one.

  8. Sarah Emery

    I love listening to music throughout the day. It’s such a mood booster and can really set the tone 😉

  9. Allan Anova

    To be honest, I don’t know most of these songs, but I would make time today to listen to each of this song, especially with what I read here it seems the songs are super nice 🙂

  10. Definitely adding these to the playlist. Music has always helped in lifting up the mood and specially in trying times like these. Our all time fav from the list though are Here comes the sun (of course!), Happy, and You’ve got a friend in me 🙂

  11. littlemisadvencha

    These are all beautiful songs. Some of these Im listening into. Thanks for sharing this list. Really soothing….

  12. Marta

    Music is magic. The list is great and some of them do bring lots of great memories. Thanks

  13. PD

    You’ve got a friend in me… it gets me each time I hear it… but I also like most of the other songs. Great list!!!

  14. Jules

    I think people are down, and songs like these are uplifting. Do you watch the TV program Songland? I think you would enjoy it, given the types of music, lyrics, songs you write about.

  15. Maartje van Sandwijk

    This is a great playlist 🙂 Will definitely put this on while cleaning this week 🙂

  16. Marie Phillips

    I had to read down the list a ways before I started finding songs I knew. But once I did I found a bunch that I love–either because my kids enjoy them and I remember them fondly, or because they bring back good thoughts for me! The kids and I may get a chance to enjoy this playlist sometime today.

  17. Krysten Quiles

    Okay this is a really great playlist. I think I’m going to play it on my drive to work today.

  18. WorldInEyes

    These songs are very attractive. I have listen some of songs from those i like the most.

  19. Melanie williams

    This is fab. Happy from the Despicable me is a good one…that song always perks me up so to speak x

  20. Holly

    Music is definitely a great way to lift the spirits. I have some go to songs on my playlist also.

  21. Vlera

    You did a wonderful work in the music field, with this post

  22. Papa Jack

    THanks for sharing this list. I am sure during this very day, Music can be the most option people can do while on lockdown.

  23. Yaswanth J

    The list contains a couple of my favourite songs that is already on my playlist, not just for hope. Hope to listen to the other songs that I am seeing for the first time.

  24. Sundeep

    Thanks for sharing this amazing playlist I am bookmarking this post and will definitely going to listen after few hours. Music do wonders especially in this pandemic situation

  25. Michelle

    Hear comes the Sun is such a great song! The perfect song for this strange season of pandemic.

  26. Fransic verso

    Wonderful songs, I have came cross some will have to check the other ones. We need to stick to hope no matter how bad it gets. At the end, things will get better.

  27. Meghana Rao

    Such lovely songs to listen to! Thanks for sharing

  28. Elle

    I have never heard of these artist. However, “Happy Mess” by Sean Edwards was intriguing.

  29. Awesome playlist here! Definitely need some upbeat and lively music to get us through these times, all the best!

  30. Polly

    I love the list! I’m glad to see Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (one of my fave oldies) and High Hopes by Panic! At the disco (Brandon being creative as always). 😀

  31. paolo

    love this playlist! walking on sunshine makes me happy

  32. Wendy

    I am going to turn this into a playlist! Thank you for the of songs of Hope.

  33. Cassandra Arico

    These are such beautiful songs

  34. news

    Do you have any video of that? I’d care to find out some
    additional information.

  35. Sedija Lejiete

    I was just looking for new songs to listen to, as I spent a lot of time with my headsets on. Thank you for sharing, I will definitely check them out. 💛

  36. Kelly

    These are amazing song suggestions. Everyone needs to check them out!

  37. Rosanna

    What an amazing playlist! I’ve been looking for something like this! I really love the song Make Me Strong and can’t wait to check out the others, thanks for sharing 🙂

  38. Nichelle

    Music makes me so happy. All of these songs jilted some piece of happiness. Especially now. I find peace in relaxing music that soothe my soul. Thanks for sharing.

  39. littlemisadvencha

    these are all great songs. need to listen to these when I feel stressed. thank you for sharing!

  40. Karen Smedley

    Another great post. Your playlist reminded me to listen to Anna Nalick, Breathe again sometime soon.

  41. Emma

    Such a lovely idea – everyone needs a bit of positivity right now, and music is a great way to cheer people up!

  42. Jon Brosio

    I love how you introduce music into the world that I would never come across. Cheers!

  43. Iris C. Permuy

    I just know four of these songs! So thanks for discovering this for me 🙂

  44. Nina Nichols

    Love the collection! Definitely very useful to combat depression and lift up spirit during this difficult time.

  45. Trisha Mishra

    Such a thoughful round up. I am going to make a playlist out of these. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Jessica L

    This looks like a fantastic collection! I’m going to follow this playlist on Spotify! Thanks so much for putting it together! <3

  47. Bindu Thomas

    Wow! Nice list. Surely Will add to my playlist. Superb collection

  48. Christiana

    This is a great list. I would definitely want to listen to all of these. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

  49. Neil Alvin

    I love this list. I will copy some of the songs into my playlist. 🙂

  50. Mila R

    I’m sorry, but non of these would work. I have a very different music taste.

  51. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  52. Elizabeth O

    I will have to check these songs. It looks really good to hear this time of pandemic.

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