Relaxing music is one tool o restore tranquillity any time. By simply searching for “relaxing music” or “chill out playlist” on YouTube you will get millions of results to listen for hours and hours. Meditation music, water or rain sounds, piano tunes, ukulele chords… Surely you’ve read about how music influences mood. It can help you relax, increase your motivation at work, or feel rewarded after a workout.
You will also find thousands of results for relaxing music on Spotify. The platform itself includes a search add-on that compiles the best songs to relax: whether you’re about to go to bed, in front of the perfect weekend sunset, or want to heighten your concentration at work…
What’s more, we bring you seven songs that will help you sleep better. One for every night of the week. You can find them all on the most popular sites such as YouTube, Apple Music or our Spotify profile.
Hero – Family of the Year
This is the most well-known song of the American band Family of the Year and was included in the album “Loma Vista” (2012). It was released as a second single and the band made it a hit on some of the most well-known shows: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It also appears in various film and series soundtracks such as Girls, Couples Therapy and the acclaimed, 2014 Oscar nominated, Boyhood.
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
You must have heard this song hundreds of times. It is the single on the album X (2014). Since the album’s release, the song has debuted at nº26 on the UK Singles Chart. This romantic ballad was described by Ed Sheeran himself as “a song to walk up the aisle to”.
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
This song gives its name to the British band Pink Floyd’s ninth studio album (1975). Within a paused melody, the lyrics talk about absence and the mental struggles of former band member Syd Barrett. Initially the song received diverse reviews, but the album “Wish You Were Here” occupies nº209 on the list of the 500 best albums in history, complied by Rolling Stone magazine.
Imagine – John Lennon
Isn’t it beautiful enough to be included in this list of the most relaxing songs? This John Lennon song is a direct message to the world, calling for peace. It is the singer’s vision of a world with no boarders or divisions of religion or nationality. According to Acclaimed Music, “Imagine” is the 25th most critically acclaimed song of all time. Enough said.
Shake it out – Florence + The Machine
The song that earned Florence Welch popularity. The song’s gospel component is perfectly in keeping with the lyrical cascade, and already considered the hymn of the decade. This song has been covered numerous times. It gained popularity in Spain thanks to Amaia Romero’s cover on Operación Triunfo 2018.
Loud Places – Jamie XX
Jamie Smith, also known as Jamie XX, is a composer and music producer from London who rose to fame in 2009 along with his band, The XX. In 2015 he released his debut solo album, In Colour, which received hundreds of accolades from the electronic music field. In fact, it was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Space Oddity – David Bowie
This song was written by The Thin White Duke as the odyssey of Major Tom’s. The song tells the story of how the astronaut begins his journey to space, from the countdown up until the ship leaves Earth. According to Bowie himself, this song reflects space exploration as an open world, a sensation of being constantly floating due to the absence of gravity.