Welcome to the 17th Post for the annual ‘National Health Blog Post Month’ – and the prompt I have chosen for today is a really fun post! We have been asked to make a playlist for our health community! I thought I would include some songs which tie in with the symptoms I experience (as I will find none relating to the condition itself!), or lyrics that I am able to relate to.
1. Tommy Roe – ‘Dizzy’
This is quite obvious why I chose thing song, as it’s plainly obvious by the blog and previous posts, that dizziness is the main symptom that I experience on a daily basis, and can really relate to the lyrics “I am so dizzy, my head is spinning, like a whirlpool it never ends…” None of the other lyrics really apply to my life, but those lyrics really describes my daily life!!
2. Tenth Avenue North – ‘Worn’
I found this on another fantastic blog, I read, and when I listened to the song, I immediately fell in love with song and its beautiful lyrics and downloaded it straight away! It can really apply to any illness or condition, and can really relate to the lyrics, which include “I know I need, to lift my eyes up, but I’m just too weak…”. Great song!
3. Katy Perry – ‘Part of Me’
Although, many pop lyrics pertain to relationships and love, if you look beneath the lyrics, they can really be applied to any situation. In the song, Katy sings “This is the part of me that you’re never going to take away from me”, and this really applies to all of us battling chronic illness, no matter what form that takes. We may wish that it could be taken away, but with a condition, like me, it is a part of me, something that cannot be removed…
3. Les Miserables - ‘I Dreamed a Dream’
I watched the musical from its 25th year Anniversary at the O2 Arena in London about a week ago, and found it to be the most beautiful and breath-taking musical, most of us are familiar with the song ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ thanks to Susan Boyle after she famously sang it at her audition on Britain’s Got Talent. I instantly fell in love with the musical and its songs, and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ can be one in which chronic illness sufferers can relate – well kind of! All of us battling illness everyday, am sure is a million miles away from the ambitions and life they had imagined; dreams which because of illness hasn’t been able to come to any fruition.
4. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Because of You’
I mentioned this song in a previous post about the song; how I related the lyrics to the dizziness and how it males me feel. You can read that particular post here.
A Little Playlist to remind all chronic illness sufferers how special they are and to encourage them to keep strong!
1. Bruno Mars – ‘Just the Way You Are’
2. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
3. Avril Lavigne – ‘Keep Holding On’
4. Christina Aguilera – ‘Beautiful’
5. Gavin DeGraw – ‘I Don’t Want To Be’
6. Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’