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Music to help kick cancer's ass

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memorykey
memorykey Member Posts: 9
edited September 2023 in Recommend Your Resources

I really believe in the positive power of music. Lots of kinds of music! Since my diagnosis, I have put together playlists for myself — classical music for calming (and techno when I needed to concentrate on work and not let my mind wander), but now that my lumpectomy went well, one to keep me on the positive track. I'm going to kick my cancer's ass!!! But I know a rollercoaster ride could be coming once hormonal therapy starts. I need music to keep my brain on the positive track!

What are songs that you love that make you feel strong and ready to take all this head-on? My playlist has songs like "Broken & Beautiful" by Kelly Clarkson, "Army of Me" by Bjork, "Never Give Up" by Sia, "Beautiful" by Joydrop, "These are Days" by 10,000 Maniacs, "Step by Step" by Whitney Houston, and a handful of songs by Pink —— what are some other good songs? I'm happy to build a big beautiful playlist and share it with anyone who might enjoy it. Music reminds me I'm ALIVE and can have moments where I sing (in the car or in the shower), shake my butt (in the kitchen . . . or at work if no one can see me) - —- and maybe some others of you could use this, too.

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  • obsolete
    obsolete Member Posts: 333
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    Hi, personal tastes in music vary greatly, although here's some guidance on "sound therapy" which may be of interest for it's therapeutic benefits. Top 40 pop tunes are recorded in unhealthy 440Hz frequency and are NOT designated for healing, but it's a controversial topic. Whatever makes you feel good... Good luck!

    • Sound healing meditation

    • 432Hz DNA repair

    • 528Hz ancient healing

    • Sound healing instruments

    • Sound bath crystal healing

    • Ocean waves healing

    • Rainforest nature sounds

    • Tibetan Healing Sounds

    https://www.mindvibrations.com/432-hz/

    https://www.binauralbeatsmeditation.com/432-hz-truth-behind-natures-frequency/

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaZ3oFrtPg

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eWLVBP3VrO4

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVPm9WOe7us

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nK2bVVHPtjc

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gq8snFSEwlU

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4wtG01ymIjE

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,907
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    Hi all! What a great topic! Thanks for starting, @memorykey!

    Here's also some information that gives more evidence of the healing power of music:

    We hope this is helpful! Looking forward to seeing how this thread unfolds.

    —The Mods

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,269
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    Funny, I happened to be listening to some 174 Hz stuff when I opened this thread.

  • memorykey
    memorykey Member Posts: 9
    edited September 2023
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    HI again - thanks for all of the comments. I didn't realize that Top 40 pop tunes are recorded in unhealthy 440Hz frequency. So, thanks for the education and links. I agree that personal tastes in music vary greatly. I had been creating this particular playlist to have a little fun, keep my mood up and focused on pushing through when I have anxiety but will look at all the links and information that was shared.

  • simonerc
    simonerc Member Posts: 154
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    Hi Memorykey!

    Here are a few of mine:

    Tom Petty - Won’t Back Down

    McFadden and Whitehead - Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

    Diana Ross - I’m Coming Out

    The The - This Is The Day

    And really so much great rock/pop that I crank up and remember that I am ALIVE and can have FUN. I love the shake your butt in the kitchen comment. Me too! And please do not forget “dancing” while driving, where you also are magically the best singer on the planet 😉

    Love the songs on your list as well!

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,269
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    If you look at some older posts under the thread called "Thin Slices of Joy" that SerenityStat started sometime ago (pretty inactive since the so called "upgrade" of this site), you will be able to see some music videos that some of us "older people" enjoyed sharing with each other, for old times sake. I have no idea what frequency those were recorded at, but they gave a lot of us a lot of good feelings.

  • memorykey
    memorykey Member Posts: 9
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    Hi Simone and threetree — thank you for your comments! Those are great songs to add to my list, and I hadn't seen the thread about Thin Slices of Joy - so I'll look for that, too! My husband and I sometimes pull up videos on YouTube from back in the day just to enjoy them.

    I had originally posted because I wanted some happy, dance-able tunes. I knew I couldn't be the only one who sometimes just wanted to dance in the kitchen (and definitely not the only one who sings in the car!!). I find joy in all kinds of music.

    I wasn't looking for information on sound therapy and healing. I have a background in research, so I know how to find that. I already meditate to classical music and other sounds, so while the information on that was educational and gave me more info (which I DO appreciate), I found myself wondering if my original post had been unclear —- or whether I should have posted it at all. While the intent of posts can be to help, the impact can be quite different.

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,269
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    You are not at all the only one who likes to dance in the kitchen and sing out in the car! While I think there is some benefit in the meditatitive and solfegio frequency stuff, and it should be thought of and "out there", I also think that there is nothing like a favorite pop tune to pull you out of a funk and make you feel better. I am of "a certain generation" and I can't help but feel better and want to get up and dance, in the kitchen or anywhere, when I hear the old 60's, "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" by the Four Tops. I have no idea what frequency a lot of those songs have been recorded at, but I think that while the frequencies can often be important, I also think there is a lot more to it than just that and that other qualities of/in music can also make a big difference.

  • simonerc
    simonerc Member Posts: 154
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    Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman 💃

  • jkl2017
    jkl2017 Member Posts: 279
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    I love to sing and dance when nobody is listening or watching. If things are serious (upcoming scans, worries about new SEs, etc) I love Rise Up (Andra Day), Unstoppable (Sia) and Brave (Sara Bareilles); they make me feel empowered. When I just feel like moving, I love almost anything by Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow and Beyoncé as well as lots of classic 60’s rock (especially Fleetwood Mac or Van Morrison). There are a lot of current artists that are mesmerizing storytellers and great at distracting me - lately I’ve been listening to a lot of The National and Bon Iver. And if you want to listen to an amazing group who covers a wide range of artists, check out IMY2.

    Music is my happy place (and the only thing that makes exercising fun). Sometimes my nine year old granddaughter shouts “I need to dance” and we have our own private dance party. Memorykey, you’re welcome to join us!