Music Is Healing

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Music In Recovery

Sometimes the perfect song says it all. It can send you into a wave of emotions: sadness, joy, empowerment, confidence and so forth.

Below is a compilation of music, many recovery-related, and others not so much, nevertheless they strike a cord within me, perhaps they will do the same for you.


    Brandi Carlisle - It Wasn't Me, Keep Your Heart Young, 100

    Eminem - Beautiful, Going Through Changes, Not Afraid

    Simon and Garfunkle - Bridge Over Trouble Water

    Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head, Folsom Prison Blues

    Alicia Keys - Brand New Me, It's A New Day, Girl On Fire

    BB King - Tomorrow Is Another Day

    Joe Henry - God Only Knows

    Bonnie Rait - No Cause I Wanted To

    Little Dragon - Blinking Pigs

    Josh Groban - You Are Loved, Believe

    Lara Fabian - I Will Love Again

    Grateful Dead's - St. Stephen, Uncle John's Band

    Demi Lovato - Skyscraper

    Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

    The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

    Morphine - Early to Bed

    The Pretenders - Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Bruce Springsteen - My Best Was Never Good Enough

    AeroSmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady

    Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden

    Meatloaf - All Revved Up With No Place to Go

    Elton John - Tiny Dancer

    Susan Boyle - Wild Horses

    Whitney Houston - Jesus Loves Me, Never Give Up

    Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry

    Dave Koz - Start All Over Again

    Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (entire CD)

    Jem - It's Amazing

    Ellie Goulding - Lights

    Kelly Clarkson - Sober

    Pink - Sober

    Tool - Sober

    Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing

    Rihanna - Diamonds

    Tori Amos - A Sorta Fairytale

    The Waterboys - Paris In the Rain

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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