Dear Diary,

according to a scientific research, music has a strong effect on our psychology and some music genres are ideal for various mental disorders, even by curing the patient. So, this research found out that jazz and classical music are the most effective, but also rock songs may have a therapeutic effect – for example Pink Floyd songs, especially the “Wish You Were Here” and “Dark Side of the Moon” albums, have a positive impact in cases of depression – but, on the other hand, there are songs, which may disturb the patient; Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” isn’t ideal for people who suffer from a mental illness! Generally, what affects the individual is the rhythm/tempo of the song, its melody and the lyrics, of course. However, I would like to ask the researchers – which is the effect of death metal music? Can it be curative for the patient? If we agree with the aforementioned research, probably not. Yet, the results of another research were announced – according to them, death metal can bring joy to the listener. Yes, death metal! In my opinion, every personality has its own therapeutic music!


Let's see some of the most uplifting/inspirational/motivational songs in rock and metal history:

  1. Saxon – “Never Surrender”
  2. Manowar – “Number One”
  3. Metallica – “Don’t Tread On Me”
  4. Arch Enemy – “The World is Yours”
  5. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
  6. Rush – “Freewill”
  7. Dio – “Stand Up and Shout”
  8. Suicidal Tendencies – “You Can’t Bring Me Down”
  9. Dream Theater – “Learning to Live”
  10. Motley Crue – “Kickstart My Heart”
  11. Pantera – “Mouth for War”
  12. Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name Of”
  13. Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years”
  14. Kansas – “Carry on My Wayward Son”
  15. Accept –“Balls to the Wall”
  16. Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears”
  17. Aerosmith – “Dream On”
  18. Queen – “We Are The Champions”
  19. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’”
  20. ELO – “Hold On Tight”
  21. Scorpions – “Wind of Change”
  22. Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
  23. Bon Jovi – “Living On a Prayer”
  24. Pearl Jam- “Alive”
  25. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
  26. Helloween – “I Want Out”
  27. Fleetwood Mac – “Don’ t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”
  28. Van Halen – “Right Now”
  29. Boston – “Don’t Look Back”
  30. Triumph – “Fight The Good Fight”