100 Songs To Save Your Life

MusicMusic always helps. No matter what you’re going through. When you’re happy, grieving, loving, heartbroken, defeated—music always has your back. It is the one constant you know will always be there for you. The bars of a song have the power to take you away from the bars trapping you in life and help you find warmth to replace the emptiness inside. With music in your life, you are never alone.

People change. Life will change. Music, the moments it helps define, and what it means to you—it never will change.

For one reason or another, I have attached a memory to each song in this list. A song has made me smile when I felt like embracing defeat. A song that has marked some of the best days of my life. Songs played in times where I have never felt so loved, or so hurt.

Every song on this list, I remember the first time I heard it. I can remember what I was feeling. What was going on in my world, and somehow, or another the song stayed with me.

Nothing in this world is pure coincidence. I firmly believe things find you when you need them to be found, in particular song lyrics. There is nothing more amazing than basic instruments unifying together to create musical greatness to reinforce our faith in greatness in ourselves, or just to reassure us we are not alone. At the end of the day, we are all the same; we are looking for something to believe in, and I believe music is just the thing that will change the world.

Thank you to every soul brave enough to share their art with the world. To every artist I have every listed to, I thank you.

Thank you music, you saved my life.



  1. Nada Surf – Always Love
  2. The Cure – Love Song
  3. Sixx:AM: Life is Beautiful
  4. The Cure – Pictures of You
  5. Lupe Fiasco – Never Forget You
  6. CKY – Afterworld
  7. Johnny Cash – Hurt (NIN Cover)
  8. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
  9. Foo Fighters – Wheels
  10. Common – Retrospect For Life
  11. Johnny Cash- You Are My Sunshine
  12. Placebo – Running Up That Hill (Cover)
  13. India Arie – Heart of the Matter
  14. The Weepies – The World Spins Madly On
  15. Aesthetic Perfection – All Beauty Destroyed
  16. Pink Floyd – Goodbye Blue Sky
  17. Common – I Used To Love H.E.R
  18. Radiohead – Creep
  19. Pink Floyd (or Van Morrison’s version) – Comfortably Numb
  20. Yelawolf – Have A Great Flight
  21. Method Man – Judgement Day
  22. Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changing
  23. Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks
  24. John Legend – Ordinary People
  25. David Beddingfield – If You’re Not The One
  26. Lyfe Jennings – Statistics
  27. The Doors – People Are Strange
  28. David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
  29. Yelawolf – Write Your Name
  30. Aesthetic Perfection – Living The Wasted Life
  31. Alice Cooper – Ballad of Dwight Fry
  32. Mary J.Blige – Take Me As I Am
  33. Concrete Blonde – Joey
  34. Ed Sheeran – The Parting Glass
  35. Lupe Fiasco – Beautiful Lasers (part 2)
  36. Lyfe Jennings – Goodbye
  37. White Lies – To Lose My Life
  38. Beanie Siegel – Feel It In The Air
  39. The Cure – Kyoto Song
  40. HIM – Don’t Fear The Reaper (Cover)
  41. The Cure – To Wish Impossible Things
  42. Fallout Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
  43. Jacks Mannequin – The Mixed Tape
  44. Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do
  45. 2pac – Unconditional Love
  46. Lana Del Rey – Ride
  47. MGMT – Electric Feel
  48. Somewhere Over The Rainbow [All Versions]
  49. The Sounds – Rock and Roll
  50. Nas – Can’t Forget About YouKickstarter
  51. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  52. Garbage – I’m Only Happy When It Rains
  53. Slayer – South of Heaven
  54. Kanye West – Never Let Me Down
  55. Eels – Fresh Blood
  56. The Beatles – Let It Be
  57. Kate Voegele – Sweet Silver Lining
  58. Nas – Dance
  59. Aerosmith + Run DMC – Walk This Way
  60. Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain
  61. AWOLNATION – Everybody’s Got A Secret
  62. Missy Higgins- Where I stood
  63. Nine Inch Nails – Hurt
  64. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
  65. Guns ‘N Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  66. Turbonego – All My Friends Are Dead
  67. Korn – Freak On A Leash
  68. Ice Cube – Today Was A Good Day
  69. Coldplay – Fix You
  70. DJ Tiesto – Just Be
  71. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
  72. 2pac –California Love
  73. Donovan – Season of the Witch
  74. HIM – Wicked Game (Cover)
  75. Korn – Falling Away From Methestrange
  76. Eminem – Beautiful
  77. The Cure – Lullaby
  78. Trent Reznor + Karen-O- Immigrant Song (Cover)
  79. Audioslave – Be Yourself
  80. White Lies – E.S.T
  81. Simon and Garfunkel – The Sounds of Silence
  82. Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
  83. Smashing Pumpkins-1979
  84. Pete Rock – They Reminsce Over You (T.R.O.Y)
  85. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
  86. Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
  87. Kanye West – Hey Mama (Grammy Remix)
  88. DMX – Slippin’
  89. Eminem – The Way I Am
  90. Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor
  91. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
  92. Nas – Daughters
  93. Live – Lightning Crashes
  94. Coldplay – Us Against The World
  95. 2pac – Where Do We Go From Here?
  96. Korn – Got The Life
  97. Miley Cyrus – The Climb
  98. Feeder – Feeling A Moment
  99. Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
  100. Beastie Boys- You Gotta Fight (For Your Right) To Partymuzik_emily

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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