By MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC Information
Want some pleasure and happiness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? How about some “Songs of Hope and Happiness?”
A brand new article titled “Happiness in Laborious Occasions,” within the upcoming June/July challenge of AARP The Magazine, features a playlist designed to carry folks’s spirits. Titled “Songs of Hope & Happiness,” the Spotify playlist options practically 90 traditional songs, together with The Beatles‘ “Right here Comes the Solar,” The Rolling Stones‘ “Joyful,” U2‘s Stunning Day,” Fleetwood Mac‘s “Do not Cease,” Journey‘s “Do not Cease Believin’,” The Who‘s “Lengthy Dwell Rock,” and Bruce Springsteen‘s “Land of Hope and Desires.”
Additionally on the playlist: The Kinks‘ “Higher Issues,” Electrical Mild Orchestra‘s “Mr. Blue Sky,” Tom Petty‘s “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” The Band‘s “The Weight,” Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ “Three Little Birds,” Simon & Garfunkel‘s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and Elvis Costello‘s “(What’s So Humorous ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.”
A associated function, titled “Happiness Rx: Play Some Music,” focuses on how music can carry your temper while you’re feeling down. Within the piece, singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, who wrote “(What’s So Humorous ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” talks about performing the music and different tunes for followers whereas in lockdown.
“It is a brand-new expertise for me, to sing to a cellphone,” he says. “However when folks see a musician sitting at house and never freaking out, I suppose that cheers folks up.”
“Happiness in Laborious Occasions” additionally contains conversations with researchers and docs delving into how happiness is wired into our genes and biology.
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