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Recovery Season Playlist

Music has been a source of joy, comfort, and hope during this difficult season.

I’ve always loved Spotify for discovering new artists, checking out what my friends are listening to, creating playlists (it seriously got me through some difficult study sessions during pharmacy school and inspired several impromptu dance parties), and listening to various radio stations.

I recently created a Recovery Season playlist that features an eclectic blend of Christian pop, Acapella, “girl power” music, and songs with lyrics I find particularly inspirational.

1. “How Far I’ll Go”/”Go the Distance” by Scott & Ryceego

“I’ll be there someday, I can go the distance
I will find my way if I can be strong
I know every mile would be worth my while
When I go the distance, I’ll be right where I belong

2. “Stronger” by Britney Spears

Stronger than yesterday

3. “Wake Me Up”/”Hey Brother” by Anthem Lights

“Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start”

4. “This Will Be Our Year” by Smash Cast

And this will be our year
Took a long time to come”

5. “Come As You Are” by Crowder

“Lay down your burdens

Lay down your shame

All who are broken

Lift up your face

O wanderer, come home
 You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt,
lay down your heart
 Come as you are”

6. “Greater” by MercyMe

Greater is the one living inside of me

than he who is living in the world”

7. “Hakuna Matata” by the Lion King cast

“It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!”

8. “Roar” by Katy Perry

“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!”

9. “More Time” by NEEDTOBREATHE

“We’re off to new lands
So hold on to my hands
It’s gonna be alright
It’s a whole lot brighter
So stand by the fire
It’s gonna be alright
Yeah, the road gets harder
But it’s not much farther
It’s gonna be alright
You know that it ain’t easy
Please believe me
It’s gonna be alright

10. “Seasons of Love” by the cast of RENT

“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles
In laughter, in strife

11. “Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher

” You’re my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You?”

12. “Bring it all Back” by S Club 7

“Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you?

13. “Something Beautiful” by NEEDTOBREATHE

“And the water is risin’ quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can’t be sure when it will subside
So I won’t leave your side, no I can’t leave your side”

14. “I’m Yours”/”Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Straight No Chaser

“Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh oh”

15. “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

“You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken”

16. “How Sweet the Sound” by Citizen Way

“You were healing in the pain
You were shelter in the storm
Hallelujah You restore my soul”

17. “The Longest Time” by Out of the Dawg House

“Now I know that happiness goes on

I haven’t been there for the longest time”
The lyrics of these songs embody the spirit of this season- growth, hope, and restoration.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! You can find the playlist here

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