The “Internally Dying But Still Thriving” Playlist

Midterms are approaching. Stress is multiplying. Texas weather is being weird again. “How am I supposed to relieve these gnarly feels?” you ask. After all, party music jarringly contrasts your state of mind but listening to music that’s straight up emo puts you at risk of spiraling into an unproductive state of existentialism.

Have no fear, the “Internally Dying But Still Thriving” Playlist is here and packed with hundreds of songs (just kidding, I only chose ten) to help you make it through these trying times. You can do it!

Songs are listed in order of release date.  

1. “Let It Be” by The Beatles (1970)

Memorable Lyrics: And when the night is cloudy/There is still a light that shines on me/Shine until tomorrow/Let it be

2. “My Life” by Billy Joel (1978) 

Memorable Lyrics: I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright/I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home

3. “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Amy Winehouse (2006)

Memorable Lyrics: And in your way/In this blue shade/My tears dry on their own

4. “Rescue” by Yuna (2013) 

Memorable Lyrics: She’s got life in her veins/She don't need no rescue and she's okay

5. “Bittersweet” by ARCHIS (2015) 

Memorable Lyrics: Take these tired wings/Home is calling you to sleep

6. “Life Is Worth Living” by Justin Bieber (2015) 

Memorable Lyrics: People make mistakes, doesn't mean you have to give in/Life is worth living again

7. “The Greatest” by Sia (2016) 

Memorable Lyrics: Running out of breath, but I/Oh, I, I got stamina

8. “Just Another Day” by Lady Gaga (2016)

Memorable Lyrics: When it's hard today/I’ll lay back in my chair and find a way

9. “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA (2018) 

Memorable Lyrics: This maybe the night that my dreams might let me know/All the stars are closer

10. “Star” by Bazzi (2018)

Memorable Lyrics: I see it all now/You're a star

Find this playlist on Spotify.