Best Music for Breaking Free of a Funk
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.
@midavid87, what about funk. Haha.
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. ;)
@piptherational, Not being a funk afficionado, I don’t know any titles or artists to start with. :-(
@misterkal I’ll check those out, thanks!
Its become a real football chant (UK) which is fine by me, great to shout walking down the road, dancing with old women
if you don’t break out of a funk after this there is no hope
@ijesuschrist, I love this hahaha ^_^
@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…
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.
Literally tripping on Flying Lotus lately, totally reminds me of the awesomeness of our generation and living in this fucking crazy modern world.
Any soul music, try out Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Not exactly funk but some groovy stuff.
Rare Earth-I Just Want To Celebrate
@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
Prutataaa – Afrojack
Electronic Dance Music UNITES US!!!
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
@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.
@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!
@midavid87, Only giving you the most upbeat yet meaningful songs on my iTunes!
“Marion Sunshine” by The Blue Scholars
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