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    WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist - what should be on it?

    Asked by KarenG_WN on Thursday, April 12, 2012

    WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist - what should be on it?

    If you were to create a playlist for someone just starting chemo - what songs would you suggest they put on it? Wouldn't it be cool if we could get this posted on iTunes?!?!

    21 Answers from the Community

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    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      I love the track "On a good day" by Ocean Lab. Also "Breathe" by Telepopmusik, and "When the sun comes down" by R.I.O. Just three tracks from my "Good Day Playlist" on my iPod. I know taste in music varies from person to person but these three tracks always lifted up my spirits. Just thought I'd share. :)

      almost 5 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar
      ttisme

      Zac Brown, "Toes in the Water", Darius Rucker....makes you think of some place other than where you are!

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Being a musician, I like a lot of music. I have my favorites of the moment, but I like a lot of classic rock, just makes me feel good. And the new country, that has a positive message.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar
      Staci1219

      I have a lot of favorite songs, and I have some just for my favorite moments or celebrations. I'm like drummer boy tho, I like the ones that give a positive message.

      almost 5 years ago
    • danellsar's Avatar
      danellsar

      Courageous by Casting Crowns. Beautiful by Mercy Me. Amazing Grace (my chains are gone) by Chris Tomlin. I Will Trust You by Steven Curtis Chapman.

      almost 5 years ago
    • shhwee's Avatar
      shhwee

      "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller. Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone. What doesn't kill you makes a FIGHTER, footsteps even lighter. Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone!"

      "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson

      almost 5 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar
      Fusionera

      I'm a jazz and fusion freak so my playlist has rather odd-metered pieces that keep my sprits up and take me to a place outside of my crazy brain. My current favorite CD was just released by my friend Gary Husband and has some amazing people on it. The track "Rain" by Jan Hammer takes me back a few years...calming and thought-provoking at the same time. Music just feels so good.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Txblueeyes' Avatar
      Txblueeyes

      I listened to Hold On by 33Miles many, many times and Move by MercyMe. The lyrics to Hold On really helped me stay strong!

      almost 5 years ago
    • PinkD's Avatar
      PinkD

      Christina Aguilera's "Fighter" was my chemo anthem!
      "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent
      "Blessed Be Your Name" by Tree63
      "Blessings" Laura Story
      There were others that were meaningful that I can't remember right now...I may be back once I remember =)

      almost 5 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      Don't Stop Believing by Journey
      Living on a Prayer by Madonna
      Rocky Ground by Bruce Springsteen
      Ain't No Stopping Us Now by Luther Vandross
      No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem by Kenny Chesney

      almost 5 years ago
    • RebeccaW's Avatar
      RebeccaW

      I will survive by Gloria Gayner!

      almost 5 years ago
    • RebeccaW's Avatar
      RebeccaW

      Save a Prayer by Duran Duran

      almost 5 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar
      derbygirl

      I listen to a song from Pat Benetar called Invincible. The words really speak to me. It says "we've got the right to be angry, what are we running for when there's no where we can run to anymore. We can't afford to be innocent. Stand up and face the enemy. It's a do or die situation. We will be invincible." Cancer is my enemy and I will stand up and face it because when it comes to my cancer I will be invincible. I also listen to Kid Rock's CD Born Free. I love it because it has great songs to sing along to. I love southern rock but I also have those moments when I need to just close my eyes and relax completely so I listen to Il Divo. I picture the four of them singing just to me and if you haven't seen what they look like, I suggest you check them out because they are hot and can sing to me anytime.

      almost 5 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar
      MarnieC

      A light-hearted little tune by Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry Be Happy"!

      almost 5 years ago
    • torystory's Avatar
      torystory

      "breathe" anna nalick

      almost 5 years ago
    • jmira21's Avatar
      jmira21

      "Don't Fear the Reaper" Blue Oyster Cult
      "Getting Stronger Every Day" Chicago
      Theme from "Rocky"/"Eye of the Tiger"
      Any Beatles song does it for me.

      almost 5 years ago
    • akristine's Avatar
      akristine

      "Night on Bald Mountain" from Disney's "Fantasia" Modest Mussorgsky. It was the last piece I played on the violin.
      "Shelter from the Storm" Bob Dylan
      "XXX Yeah" Neil Diamond
      "Knock on Wood" Amii Stewart version (for Drummerboy)
      "Ode to Joy" Ludwig van Beethoven

      Weird, but they make me feel better.

      almost 5 years ago
    • akristine's Avatar
      akristine

      The correct title to the Neil Diamond song wouldn't take so think of a 4-letter word for Hades.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      After thinking about this and looking at my ipod I found a few I really like, Stand by Rascall Flats, I'm gonna love you through it by Martina McBride, There goes my Hero by Foo Fighters, This Ain't Nothing, by Craig Morgan, I have several more but thechemo brain won't let the names out.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar
      Blue

      A neighbor friend is a sound therapist. He and his wife come here once a week and we use sound as a potential healing technique.
      We huummmm up and down the scale, play drums, rattles and flutes. When we're finished, my body feels fully relaxed yet alert. The sound exercises are making a difference in this process yet I cannot describe exactly how. I believe calming music does have healing properties as part of the full sensory dynamic. I would recommend the CD of the Tibetan Singing Bowls since the music works as background sound with amazing, full body head to toe, resonance.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Beatrice's Avatar
      Beatrice

      I know you are saying songs, but audiobook are just so wonderful. You can close your eyes and really get into a great story. You can download them from your library or purchase from places like audible.com If you've never downloaded them from the library, go to google and type in overdrive + the name of your library. Overdrive is the company the libraries work with all over the country for this and they will have step by step on how to download and get them on your player or phone.

      almost 3 years ago

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