Alright, so a few weeks ago I did a list of some songs that would be really good for helping to get you energized and excited, but now its time to go the other route and give you some songs that I use to calm down. And Im going to try to give you songs that you may have not heard of before. obviously, I could sit here and list Return To Innocence and stuff by Enigma, but I’m sure every list of calming songs will have them in it, so here are some you may not know, but should!
1.) OKLAHOMA SKY, Miranda Lambert
So this is the last song of Miranda Lambert’s Four The Record Album and its just amazing. Nothing but Miranda, an acoustic guitar, and a deep but subtle layer of background. I listen to this song in the winter because it reminds of just looking out over a frozen cornfield or sleepy small town. Its also an amazing song to play in the shower at nighttime when you turn all the lights off in the bathroom
2.) BLESS THE TELEPHONE by Kelis
Yes…. the annoying and ridiculous Kelis who sang “Milkshake” has a new album out called FOOD…. and its actually amazing and sounds nothing like kelis. But this acoustic duet cover of the 1970’s classic is standout for me. Im already playing it to death. Unofrtunately its not on Youtube (I bought it via iTunes) but heres a link to a tumblr page where a bunch of people have uploaded the audio
Bless The Telephone:http: //www.tumblr.com/tagged/bless-the-telephone
and why not, heres the original on Youtube (But listen to the Kelis version, its much calmer)
3.) SILVER STALLION by Cat Power
Another amazing acoustic song. Probably one of the easiest songs to both cry and fall asleep to. I started listening to this song Autumn 2012 right after I had gotten back from a big trip up in Canada where I had lived off the land. This song, mixed with the autumn leaves falling, and the comfort of being home safe and sound has made me love this song, and I probably always will
4.) ACOUSTIC NUMBER 3 by The Goo Goo Dolls
I do love the 90’s, I will say it forever, and I love 90s music! Remember this amazing album? Well heres a song you might have not heard off of it, but its great! The downside, with a runtime of under 2 minutes, it leaves you wanting more!
5.) GOODBYE MILKY WAY by Enigma
A haunting and calming song thats able to tell a story, make you think, and it even discusses the end of the galaxy!
(Oh yeah…. stuff to go to sleep by)
6.) RED RED RED By Fiona Apple
As with all Fiona Apple songs, the lyrics make all the difference. Just relax and let Fiona…. well… kind of depress you… but also kind of ease the depression…. just don’t question Fiona ok?
7.) THE GHOST OF VIRGINIA By Justin Townes Earle
Justin… ugh.. Justin, what happened to you? This song was so nice and peaceful and great! And then… you went hipster…. Like you went so hipster I really want to hurt you. Hurt you really badly.
Don’t believe me? Heres him now:
SEE? That boy deserves a good smack across the face.
But anyway this song is good so listen to it! I love songs that tell a story
8.) PYRAMID (ACOUSTIC) By Charice
Remember that song Pyramid that came out way back in 2010? Well the acoustic version is actually great! And it shows her amazing voice.. Charice has also gone through some well… changes… recently. She came out as a lesbian and has become what we in the gay community call a “bull dike”
Again… what the hell happened? But anyway, the song is good, give it a listen!
So there you have it! Hope you guys have a good time chill in out!
~Dark Horse out!