Best Music for Breaking Free of a Funk

2 years, 3 months ago

Hi all! I’m new here but I have to say I love the energy and enthusiasm everyone seems to have for embracing every second of life and making it meaningful. As someone who has suffered from clinical depression in the past, I really admire that.

I read an article on here that mentioned playing really loud impossible-not-to-move-to music to break out of fogginess, and was wondering if you kind folks could help me assemble a playlist or two. As someone who tends to be a fan of melancholy music, it struck me that perhaps my tunes were contributing to my mood. Time to mix it up a bit.

November 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, what about funk. Haha.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield

Cheer Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers

There’s a start. I’ve realised this myself. A lot of my music was more suited for chilled out times and introspection…not the best for a social atmosphere.

Most Bob Marley will work, that’s just got an appropriate title. ;)

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Profile photo of David David (@midavid87) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@piptherational, Not being a funk afficionado, I don’t know any titles or artists to start with. :-(

@misterkal I’ll check those out, thanks!

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Profile photo of ZachVanZandt ZachVanZandt (@zachvanzandt) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Its become a real football chant (UK) which is fine by me, great to shout walking down the road, dancing with old women

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

if you don’t break out of a funk after this there is no hope

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, I love this hahaha ^_^

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Profile photo of cadeus cadeus (@cadeus333) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, Anything upbeat that makes me move, I am a huge fan of EDM so I often listen to electronic music that makes me want to dance. Works really well for me but some of my favorites are…
The Glitch Mob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls-LYas5j8U

If you are not into electronic music, you really can’t go wrong with the classics like The Beatles or Bob Marley, they always seem to work well for me.

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Profile photo of ELizard ELizard (@heavydreamz) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Literally tripping on Flying Lotus lately, totally reminds me of the awesomeness of our generation and living in this fucking crazy modern world.

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Profile photo of Curly Jones Curly Jones (@acm3884) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Any soul music, try out Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight and the Pips.

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Profile photo of The Thinker The Thinker (@mindsdisciple) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Not exactly funk but some groovy stuff.

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Profile photo of FOOL BLAST FOOL BLAST (@foolblast) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, check this out some good tunes that just make u wanna chill http://www.reverbnation.com/foolblast enjoy. Im sure it will get rid of ur funk or any funk if you dont got any.

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Profile photo of FOOL BLAST FOOL BLAST (@foolblast) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@zachvanzandt, check this out some good tunes that just make u wanna chill http://www.reverbnation.com/foolblast enjoy. Im sure it will get rid of ur funk or any funk if you dont got any.

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Profile photo of FOOL BLAST FOOL BLAST (@foolblast) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@piptherational, check this out some good tunes that just make u wanna chill http://www.reverbnation.com/foolblast enjoy. Im sure it will get rid of ur funk or any funk if you dont got any.

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Profile photo of FOOL BLAST FOOL BLAST (@foolblast) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@piptherational, check this out some good tunes that just make u wanna chill http://www.reverbnation.com/foolblast enjoy. Im sure it will get rid of ur funk or any funk if you dont got any.

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Profile photo of Colton Colton (@emecom) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Rare Earth-I Just Want To Celebrate

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Profile photo of FOOL BLAST FOOL BLAST (@foolblast) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, oh let me refrase that last message lol u need funk to service the funk i was speaking of was like when shit is funked up haha naw but u should check out Parlamint http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UypeE3zTwBs bootsy callins, james brown,betty davis, fred wisley ROCKS! lol

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Profile photo of Jordan Jordan (@brightwhitelight) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87
Bro, i got you! House music man! get up and dance, feel the music! let it move you! dance like no one is watching and try not to smile too much!

Prutataaa – Afrojack
Drowning (avicci remix) – Armin Van Buuren
silhouettes – Avicci
clockwork – BBBS
L’Amour – Bingoplayers
Feed the Dada- Dada life
Beating of my heart – Heidrun
Atom – Nari and Milani
Not Giving Up On Love – Armin Van Buuren
Unison – Porter Robinson
Language – Porter Robinson
Ladi dadi – Steve Aoki
Make Some Noise – Chickie and Junxterjack
Dear New Yourk – Firebeatz
Pursuit of happiness (steve aoki remix) – Kid Kudi
Turbulence – Steve Aoki
Sparks – Fedde La Grand

Electronic Dance Music UNITES US!!!
Hope this gets your started and helps you out my friend :)

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Profile photo of Kelsey Kelsey (@kkalb0718) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Give Gramatik’s beatz & pieces vol 1 a listen. He is real funky and will definitely put you in a good mood / get ya dancin’ ! :) you can download his music for free at prettylightsmusic.com

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C56h08hMLnM

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Profile photo of Marie Marie (@ARCANUS) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, I’ve been in a funk these days. But I found this talented lady:

I used to be a bit of a metalhead, but after I almost quit entirely my mood is somewhat better. Jazz and soul is definitely feel good music. Depends on what you like, though. This guy makes me sing along:

Sometimes it’s best to listen to something that allows you to scream along, to let off some steam. I like heavy guitars and drums and rough vocals for that.

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Profile photo of David David (@midavid87) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@brightwhitelight Thanks for the list! I’ve got a Bingo Players youtube playlist going right now as I clean my room and it’s certainly helping. :-)

So many suggestions from everyone! This is awesome, and now I have enough new music to explore for a good while. Keep ‘em coming!

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@midavid87, Only giving you the most upbeat yet meaningful songs on my iTunes!

“Marion Sunshine” by The Blue Scholars
“Vibe” by Coyote Theory
The entire “Echo Boom” album by Cris Cab
“I’m Good” by Grynch
“As I Am” by Logic
“Larkeeee” by Sabzi
“California Sunrise” by Scarub
“Awesome” by XV

Enjoy!

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Profile photo of Zane Zane (@albinomongoose) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

If you’re an Animal Collective fan, I’d recommend their little known song, “What would I want? Sky”. It’s off their Fall Be Kind EP and, besides just being a great song, it has very relatable, empathetic lyrics. It never fails to cheer me up.

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