OUR TOP 20 SONGS TO GET YOU UP OFF YOUR BUTT AND OVER YOUR EX

One of the daily rules I lived by during my 365 day recovery from divorce was to find a song to help me through each day. Sometimes I’d find them myself, sometimes I’d hear them on the radio, friends would email them to me or my blog readers would send them in.

I’m still in awe of the power that a song can have over our moods. Some days these songs helped me get out of bed, sometimes they helped me smile when I couldn’t find a thing to smile about, they gave me strength when I thought I had none left and they made me stop feeling sorry for myself and got me up and dancing with my little boy.

Over my 365 days I accumulated quite a few, but I’ve short-listed my top 20 favourites here that are guaranteed to lift you up, get out some of that angry energy, make you feel empowered or simply just to make you get up and dance or twerk or whatever it is we’re doing these days…

1. Fighter, Christina Aguilera

 

2. Lifted, Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sande

 

3. That’s Alright, Laura Mvula

 

4. I Am Woman, Helen Reddy

 

5. Free, Rudimental

 

6. Blame It On The Boogie, The Jackson 5

 

7. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry

 

8. Faith, George Michael

 

9. Levels, Avicci (If this doesn’t make you want to dance, nothing will)

 

10. F*ck You, Lily Allen

 

11. Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

12. Do Your Thing, Basement Jaxx

 

13. Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim

 

14. Counting Stars, One Republic

 

15. I Need A Dolla, Willie C

 

16. Elevation, U2

 

17. Survivor, Destiny’s Child

 

18. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor

 

19. R.e.s.p.e.c.t. Aretha Franklin

 

20. Adele, Rolling in the Deep

 

If you have any songs that helped you get through your divorce, email us and we’ll update the list.

 

 

 

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