My MS Soundtrack
They say that music is a great outlet to expressing your emotions at that time. Or how you feel about certain things in general. I’m a big believer in this concept.
Whenever I’m in a certain mood or just want to hear something I can relate to when it comes to my MS, I turn to my music library. When there are days that I have no words to explain how I’m feeling, I share a song on my Social Media accounts.
Even when I’m writing these articles or doing some of my photography, I always seem to have a song playing out loud or in my head.
I’m not sure if it’s like this for everyone, but after I’ve had a good music session, I usually feel calmer or just better in general.
I even have certain playlists on my phone for certain moods, just so I don’t have to scroll through my music every time I need to hear certain songs. Sometimes I just go to YouTube and search the songs on my playlist, where it shows the actual lyrics, rather than the music video, so I can read the lyrics and really feel the music.
Now, I’m a Texan born and raised, and I do love my country music. However, I love almost all genres of music and there are certain bands, genres, etc. that I can really relate to.
I know that every age group has their own preference when it comes to music. But I think that if you just actually listen/read the lyrics, there can be appreciation to many different kinds of tracks.
So, since I’ve had a lot of positive comments/feedback on my Facebook & Twitter about the music I share, I thought I would share some of my favorites on here, that I feel relate to my MS. You have probably seen some of these in my other articles posted here. So, here we go (I tried to get the videos w/ the lyrics posted):
Ashley’s MS Soundtrack (There grouped by Genre, kinda)
- The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes
- I Stand Alone by Godsmack
- Never Back Down by Linkin Park
- Demons by Imagine Dragons
- Numb by Linkin Park (MS Remake)
- Crawling by Linkin Park
- One Step Closer by Linkin Park
- Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
- Time of Your Life by Greenday
- Fighter by Christina Aguilera
- Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
- The Climb by Miley Cyrus
- Tattoo by Jordin Sparks (MS Remake)
- Roar by Katy Perry
- Wasted by Carrie Underwood
- I’m Gonna Love You Through It by Martina McBride (It’s about Cancer – but it can be related to MS)
- Live Until I Die by Clay Walker (Clay Walker lives with MS, FYI)
Now, I could probably keep going – but I’m going to leave it at this shortened list of my favorites.
There is a full list of songs that were voted on MultipleSclerosis.net, called The Song that Best Describes by MS is…
Do you listen to music to help cope with Multiple Sclerosis? Do you have a playlist during certain moods?
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?