…That Chill Me Out
After a week or even a day at work the first thing I do when I come home is listen to music, usually I have music on in the car and it’s probably rock music, to drown out the silence the day at work brought me. Driving home tends to stress me out by itself with the amount of traffic and idiots that somehow managed to get their greasy hands on a driving license.
So when I get home I prefer to sit by myself, not having to talk to anyone and put on some music.
The top ten songs that get me chilled out may be depressing to some or boring to others but to me it helps me unwind and forget about the day I’ve just had.
So let’s begin at number 10…
L.A. by Christian Kane
I’ve loved this song ever since I saw it on Angel all those years ago, Christian Kane was one of my favourite people on that show and it’s a shame I haven’t seen him in much of the other stuff I’ve watched. But this song has always stuck with me.
A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope
I think Ron Pope is awesome, he’s pretty much unknown and I can’t remember who introduced me to his music but I was extremely happy when he recently got some exposure with this song on the first episode of Vampire Diaries season 3. He see’s like a genuinely awesome guy and I hope he does really well.
Together by The Kin
The Kin I was first introduced to a couple of years back when I was watching the short lived TV show Moonlight, since then I’ve become a big fan of theirs and especially of this song, this version I love but the original song is awesome too so if you do get the chance check that out as well.
White Blank Page by Mumford & Sons
Totally gutted when I missed them at Leeds Festival last year, I didn’t really know them so I wasn’t that bothered though but when my friends told me how awesome they were I checked them out and they have quickly became one of my favourite bands. Their album that they have out is one of the only albums I’ve heard that has no filler on it, every song sounds like it could be released as a single. Every song is awesome.
Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennen
Too be honest I haven’t heard much of his stuff, I’ve listened to a couple other of his songs and wasn’t that impressed but I think this song has relevance to what is happening today and the sound and grace of it is orgasmic to my ears.
Float On by Modest Mouse
If there’s one thing that lifts my spirits after a particular stressful day, this is it, it’s just a happy song and would make even the grumpiest fucker crack a smile.
Passing Afternoon by Iron & Wine
Another one off song for me as I haven’t heard a lot of his stuff, I love this song though, I think I heard it on House, it seems I hear a lot of my music on TV shows haha, but that’s where the best songs are these days!
Brand New Day by Ryan Star
The original version used for the Lie To Me opening credits is awesome but I also love this version he did live with a little help from the crowd, I never get bored of this song and is almost on every playlist I ever create on iTunes.
Freebird by Andre Braugher
I much prefer this song to the original made by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Andre’s voice in this is so good and the song he did with Paul Giamatti, Try a little tenderness is awesome too. This is from the film “Duets” and if you haven’t seen it you need to, it’s basically karaoke but with people that can sing, not the Saturday night in the run down club with your aunt that’s butchering her favourite song from the 70s. I just wished they made a full version of this…
Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi
There’s nothing that chills me out more than a bit of classic music, Ludovico Einaudi got me into classical music and this is just one of many of the songs I absolutely love. I listened a lot of his stuff late last year when I was in France, away from home and stuck doing a job that I actually couldn’t stand with people I could stand less. Every composition he does is amazing and if you do like classical music or even if you don’t I beg you to give him a chance because you won’t be disappointed.
That’s pretty much it, there are loads of songs that I listen to when I want to chill out and relax, but these are the top 10. Originally it was going to be a top five but it was too hard to decide which songs I wanted to keep off the list and even now there are still many songs I want to share.
Feel free to tell me which songs you listen to when you just want to relax, I’m always looking for new songs to fill my iPod with!
And I’m sorry but just because I mentioned it and I really want you to take a look at how awesome Paul Giamatti really is, here’s Try A Little Tenderness from the film Duets.