By Request: What is your stress relieving music?

J Kate
By J Kate Latest Reply 2012-02-27 13:53:07 -0600
Started 2012-02-16 12:21:01 -0600

Post your favorite stres relieving music.
Mine are Nora Jones, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Ingrid Michaelson, Beastie Boys and Lilly Allen if I'm really mad. =)

99 replies

Armourer 2012-02-26 02:19:09 -0600 Report

Love the music of the late Rusty Weir, then Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Mellencamp & Steve Fromholz. Then there's the Battlefield Band, Tannahill Weavers who both use the great Highland Bagpipe! And occasionally a tune or two by Mozart.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2012-02-22 18:17:36 -0600 Report

Well, I like and relax to all Classical Music, love Adele and Bruno Mars, Love Country and love Whitney Houston. Of course I love Gospel, but depending on the mood or how wired up I am is how I determine what I want or need to listen to. I relax and sleep as soon as the music starts:), lot of stress in this world. Nice topic, thanks

joni55 2012-02-20 23:52:57 -0600 Report

I created a playlist on youtube of relaxation music. It is so relaxing that it puts my kitten and puppy (a Jack Russell Terrier) to sleep. I have shared the list with some of my friends and they have liked it as well. Feel free to check out.

Young1s 2012-02-21 16:39:45 -0600 Report

Very nice! I really liked the Mozart piece and the Fairy Nightsong. The Pachelbel Canon in D was a great surprise. I have always heard it in commercials (and what not) and thought it would make a nice addition to my list. But I had know way of finding it, so thank you for that.

jayabee52 2012-02-21 19:11:18 -0600 Report

I have a friend who was in the music business (ran a radio station and also a music producer - had his own studio - and also wrote lyrics and tunes.) He searches and downloads music frequently. He recommends googling the title of the piece and look for a place which has a downloadable version of it (like an MP3).

He is sitting beside me right now He googled it and came up with a youtups

He said he found a downloadable version on If you can't find it there I have downloaded it to my flash drive and could send it to your email box outside of DC. (don't know how it would work on the DC system)

Young1s 2012-02-21 21:10:27 -0600 Report

Thanks James, but my problem with not being able to find certain music falls under the category of not knowing the name of the song, album or artist in the first place. If I have one or more of those things I'm usually fine.

Young1s 2012-02-18 20:47:57 -0600 Report

Man, I have too many to list them all but here are some of my favorites.

Abdullah Ibrahim "Water From An Ancient Well"
The Fugees "Killing Me Softly"
Lee Ann Womac "I Hope You Dance"
Frank Sinatra "That's Life"
Stephanie Mills "Home"
Naturally 7 "Soul Bossa Nostra" (Remix of the Quincy Jones version)
Natasha Bedingfield "Unwritten"
Usher "Yeah"
Maroon 5 "Sunday Morning"
and my all time favorite Miss Etta James "At Last".

Nick1962 2012-02-23 11:07:05 -0600 Report

Boy, like me you’re all over the place!
Have you checked out Maroon 5’s last album “Hands All Over”? Here’s one of my fav’s from that one
And, a group that’s been around a while - Sugar Ray. A couple with a little beach feel to them.

Young1s 2012-02-26 10:58:18 -0600 Report

Like the Maroon 5 song but I've never been a Sugar Ray fan. I gave it an honest try though. Thanks for the links.

Young1s 2012-02-26 19:15:14 -0600 Report

I see! Like you said, my musical tastes are all over the place so it was a good chance that I might have like them.

runthe 2012-02-18 18:29:57 -0600 Report

I llove to listen to anything Michael Jackson (RIP), the Jacksons, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston (RIP), Kem, Temptations, and when I feel spiritual I listen to Gospel. I have others but these are my absolute favorite.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-02-17 20:32:12 -0600 Report

Okay, you need to list somebody I have heard of! I guess I am out of touch with any new stuff. i like almost anything by Chicago. I also like James Galloway (flute), Kim Robertson (harp) and ????

MAYS 2012-02-17 09:17:50 -0600 Report

I am a mood music person, depending upon the mood I"m in dictates to me what I will listen to (except rap and hip hop).

Most of my time is spent listening to jazz and classical music.

I love vocalist, especially those that sing love songs…happy, sad, you name it.
Some of my favorites are Johnny Hartmann, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Astrud Gilberto, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Beatles and my fellow Newark, NJ natives Sarah Vaughn and Whitney Houston (R.I.P.) .

My list can go on, and on, and on…

TsalagiLenape 2012-02-17 08:02:44 -0600 Report

Well I have an ecletic songs I love. Broken by Lindsey Haun What dreams are made of by Hilary Duff New Moon by Alex D. Understand me by Lynn Brant Amazing Grace sung by Walela in Cherokee and some Joanne Shenandoah along with Joseph Fire Crow Floyd Red Crow Westerman and Johnny Cash.

Nick1962 2012-02-17 09:45:38 -0600 Report

Just started discoving Native music. Saw Joseph Fire Crow's performance at the 2010 NAMMY's - powerful, powerful voice!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-17 06:28:21 -0600 Report

I love oldies have the life time collection, native American flute music, Michael W Smith, Casting Crowns. When I want pep I like Motown, exercising still love Michael Jackson, and Dirty Dancing Movie songs! I also enjoy our traditional Spanish music!

jigsaw 2012-02-17 06:04:03 -0600 Report

I was wondering why no one mentioned Nora Jones until now. I also enjoy Cassandra Wilson. By now I guess you know that jazz is one of my favorites, although I enjoy a variety of musical styles.

J Kate
J Kate 2012-02-17 16:42:28 -0600 Report

Nora is so fantastic. "Turn me on" is one of the best songs… ever.

nzingha 2012-02-17 05:11:04 -0600 Report

adele, adele, her since i've discovrered her.. also all the oldies of my youthful years..the r and b's.. the diana ross, the dionne warwick and of course sweet whitney houston.. i'm so saddened by her tragic ending… i keep telling people with all the money u have in this world… health and inner peace is all u really need… and money cant buy either…

Jeanae 2012-02-17 03:26:22 -0600 Report

Kenny G, Josh Groban, Adele, Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Dean Martin, Bon Jovi if I need to just rock out, I like almost all music, even big band. I can not sing or play an instrument but love to listen to music and when I am stressed I crank it up and dance around the house with my dogs. My kids think it looks like I am having standing up seizures but it is actually dancing… sort of.

diabetesfree 2012-02-16 23:58:08 -0600 Report

WIthout a doubt… Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon. Next to that, maybe something by RUSH.

diabetesfree 2012-02-18 00:45:43 -0600 Report

Just remembered… Anything from the album Power Windows by RUSH. Very soothing. Especially the last track Mystic Rythms. It's one of those songs that you KNOW you've heard somewhere, but just can't place it. It was used as a TV show theme once and in at least a couple of commercials. Really relaxing to me, personally.

J Kate
J Kate 2012-02-17 16:43:00 -0600 Report

Ahh Pink Floyd… Ahh the memories. =)

diabetesfree 2012-02-18 00:37:58 -0600 Report

Dark Side of the Moon is definitely in a class by itself. Depending on what list you believe, it is still the 2nd or 3rd best selling album of all time. There was a brand-new release of it that came out in just the past few months. Truly, a classic. If you have the equipment, take advantage of the (still) state-of-the-art quadrophonic sound. It was the earliest attempt at surround sound. About 30 years ahead of it's time! Absolute bliss for the audiophile as well as the classic rock junkie.

J Kate
J Kate 2012-02-18 23:14:12 -0600 Report

You really have to listen to Dark Side of the Moon with a lazer show to fully appreciate it though…

diabetesfree 2012-02-19 18:09:58 -0600 Report

Closest I got to that was at a Roger Waters concert. All the songs they did from DSOTM used the same mixing as the original tour. It was very noticable during "Money", which had the opening sequence sort of doing a loop around the entire arena. Not that many lasers, but plenty of lighting effects and (of course) Mr. Screen and the giant, inflatable pig.

J Kate
J Kate 2012-02-20 09:51:00 -0600 Report

That sounds cool. It's hard to beat a giant inflatable pig… However we should work on a diabetes find the cure fundraiser. I'm thinking Pink Floyd Lazer concert. Everyone should experience that at least once. =)

jladytiger1979 2012-02-16 20:15:57 -0600 Report

It really depends on what mood I'm in. I have a classic play list with Otis Redding, Jim Croche, etc. Rock with Eagles, lynyrd skynyrd, jimi hendrix, who OR my sexy girl (yeah thats what it's called) lol…nickel back, white zombie and songs to the like of Brickhouse, Whip It, Bad Girlfriend. Lol…I'm all over the place!!

Caroltoo 2012-02-16 19:49:57 -0600 Report

Peter Kater's 4 CD pack entitled "The Elements". Individually, they are Water, Fire, Earth, and Air.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-02-16 19:24:48 -0600 Report

Michael Finestein whom I got to meet at his request. Also just about anything from the 60's-70's Mowtown groups or Mozarts "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

hillwalker 2012-02-16 18:54:56 -0600 Report

bach little fugue in g minor, terminal choice, crux shadows, judas priest, depeche mode, rob zombie, johnny cash

Type1Lou 2012-02-16 17:28:14 -0600 Report

OK, I'll be the old fogey and admit that I find Pachebel's Canon in D very soothing…it just carries me away. I also LOVE the Moody Blues.

Caroltoo 2012-02-16 20:20:23 -0600 Report

Pachebel's Canon is one of my favorites also.

jigsaw 2012-02-17 06:44:37 -0600 Report

Excellent choice, and one of my favorites also. I also enjoy the Four Seasons (classical).The Frankie Valli Four Seasons were also very good.

jigsaw 2012-02-18 20:40:51 -0600 Report

I remember discovering Rampal before the event of CDs. Had a great recording on vinyl. I can no longer recall where my vinyl collection ended up, but I think I wore that one out.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 20:16:34 -0600 Report

He's been around for a while … concert I was in must have been a good 17 years ago. He's a classic flutist and very skilled.

jayabee52 2012-02-18 20:36:08 -0600 Report

it was probably more like 15 or more yrs ago, as I have been divorced 10 now and I watched them with my sons. I really got a kick out of them. I really found the band's drummer "Animal" a hoot as well at the 2 old guys. The whole show tickled my funnybone.

I have heard recently that the Muppets may be coming back on TV.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 20:43:19 -0600 Report

Kids are just a good excuse for when adults want to be silly and can't quite give themselves permission to do so.

jayabee52 2012-02-18 20:51:36 -0600 Report

well I did give myself permission, in fact I tried to be in the house whenever they came on. I think we all liked them. even my ex.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 20:53:47 -0600 Report

Glad to hear it, James. Can be a great shared bond building experience. Don't know about the ex, but it must have helped with the kids cause you seem to be close to the "boys".

jayabee52 2012-02-21 13:24:01 -0600 Report

I have great relationships with my first 2 sons, the 3rd is just starting to talk to me again after the divorce (10 years ago) I am hopeful, and pray for it, that we become more like father and adult son, and put the bitter and hard feelings behind us. He is a young man of whom I may be proud because of the choices he has made in his young life. I love and am proud of them ALL!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-02-17 16:24:20 -0600 Report

Jimi Hendrix, stress relieving? Foxy Lady and some of his others charge me up. I run the gamit of music. I like most of Chicago. My mood effects my music choices and my choices effect my mood. Laid back stuff…Kim Robertson on the harp; and I can't remember his name on the Flute! I have 8 of his CD's but my mind is blank. Surely someone else out there with musical taste and class know who I am talking about. I know when I hit send it will come to me!