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In the second part to my list of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough health days, here’s the next ten songs I recommend thyroid patients give a listen to. Hope you like them!
See the first part here.
I find music is the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare up periods, so I’m going to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise struggling. I hope you like them too.
You can find this playlist on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz3aN_IBYl758El-DkfwvnIVqXgKr-atY
11. Part of Me by Katy Perry
I was never keen on this song until I heard it during a particularly low time with my physical and mental health. I was fighting depression as well as hypothyroidism that wasn’t yet adequately medicated and my best friend sent this to me. It made me feel so empowered and determined to beat this thing.
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me
12. Pack Up by Eliza Doolittle
And I’m trying to care a little less
When I Google I only get depressed
I was taught to dodge those issues I was told
And bury them beneath the sea
13. Save The World, Get The Girl by The King Blues
14. Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
What an incredibly powerful song. Again, this song was an empowering song when I was deep in depression and physical battles with hypothyroidism. It made me feel like I could and would be better again. It gave me strength.
You can break everything I am
Like I’m made of glass
Like I’m made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper
15. New Shoes by Paolo Nutini
16. Superheroes by The Script
Yep, The Script are featuring again! Yet another inspiring masterpiece of a song that must be played at full volume.
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
(Every day, every hour, turn that pain into power)
17. Throne by Bring Me The Horizon
Again, this one may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s one of my all time favourite songs. It screams SO much emotion.
Tomorrow I will come back
Leader of the whole pack
Beat me black and blue
Every wound will shape me
Every scar will build my throne
18. Flying High, Falling Low by Walking on Cars
The singer is clearly explaining how he has some days, weeks or even months that are better than others and he’s struggling at the moment. I really connect with this song in the way that, with a condition like hypothyroidism, it can be very up and down. One week I can be doing rather well and ‘flying high’, and others, definitely ‘falling low’. It’s a real belter.
In circles I’m turning
From this world I’m burning
Tell me what happens after thisSomedays I’m flying high, I’m falling low
Somedays I’m made of gold, I’m made of stone
19. Fight Song by Rachel Plattern
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
20. Brave by Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles’ feel-good pop song should help lift your mood and inspire, with catchy lines such as:
“I just wanna see you,
I wanna see you be brave!”
What did you think to these songs?
What did you think to these songs? Are there any songs that you would add?
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate” and “You, Me and Hypothyroidism”.