13 Songs Guaranteed to Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety

We’ve been quarantined and isolated at home for over 2 months now and for most of us, it has taken a toll on our mental health. Stress and anxiety are spreading faster than Covid-19, and ruining this involuntary vacation we’ve been given.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and soothing our minds is the need of the hour. This weekend, lie down, shut your eyes and lower your heart rate with these calming and stress relieving Bollywood songs.

Here are 13 Songs to help you simmer down –

1. Rehna Tu from Delhli 6

Rehna Tu is by far one of A.R Rahman’s best songs. It’s calming and takes over you like a wave. 100% recommended for all the stressed out souls out there.

2. Aao na from Kyun Ho Gaya Na

Aao na can make the hardest of hearts melt. This romantic, easy song with Vivek Oberoi, Aishwarya Rai and their innocent romance will make you feel warm and mushy on the inside and reduce your anxiety for sure.

3. Maahi ve from Highway

Another A.R Rahman hit, Maahi Ve is a beautifully composed song. The low lying beats, Irshad Kamil’s creative lyrics and Rahman’s husky voice will soothe you into a trance.

4. Dil Diyan Gallan from Tiger Zinda Hai

One could hear this song on loop for days and still not get sick of it. This melodious song by Vishal and Shekhar is made even better with Atif Aslam’s restful voice. A must hear for those who suffer from stress and anxiety!

5. Allah ke bande from waisa bhi hota hai

One simply can’t go wrong with Kailash Kher. Allah Ke Bande is over 15 years old and to date it is one of the best songs ever made. This folk-like composition is alleviating to another level, and if you don’t automatically sing along and smile, you need help.

6. Khwaja mere khwaja from Jodhaa Akbar

For most of us millenials, Khwaja Mere Khwaja was our first exposure to Sufi music, and will always be iconic. Yet another A. R Rahman composition, this song will take you into a heavenly zone of peace and calm, and who knows, maybe you’ll even see angels there. This song is a MUST on your stress busting playlist.

7. Sham from Aisha

Sham takes us straight to a campfire, toasting smores, huddling under a blanket and gazing into the stars. It’s beautiful. Composed by Amit Trivedi, it is the perfect melody to soothe your stressed out mind.

8. Khaabon Ke Parinday from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

We’ve all gazed out of a moving window and waved our hands with the wind while listeing to Khaabon Ke Parinday (don’t even try to deny it). Mohit Chauhan and especially Alyssa Mendonsa add an ethereal voice to the song and automatically our nerves are calmer and hearts are happier. Grab a cup of chai, gaze out your window and play this song. It’ll help, trust us.

9. Tum Ho Toh from Rock On

Farhan Akhtar may be a good director and actor, but he is a great singer, and Tum Ho Toh may just be the best song he’s ever sung. Even the Arjun Rampal version was beautiful. This song will lower your heart rate and leave you with a strange sense of positivity and optimism, which in the current scenario is definitely needed. Add this to your playlist for sure!

10. Rafu from Tumhari Sulu

Rafu is one of the most pacifying songs ever composed. The soft melody, Ronkini Gupta’s soothing vocals and Santanu Ghatak’s playful lyrics, make Rafu a heart-warming melody that will leave you with the biggest smile on your face. If you’ve been anxious and panicked recently, this song will surely help you.

11. Raat Ka Nasha from Asoka

Another song that is old but GOLD is Anu Malik’s Raat Na Nasha. The folksy melody, deep drum beats, and Chithra’s spooky yet calming voice make this song ghostly but ethereal. It is sure to reduce your heart rate and alleviate you of any stress.

12. Suraj Hua Maddham from K3G

While Suraj Hua Maddham may be the most romantic song to exist, it is also extremely calming. The long drawn out beats, heavenly instrumental music and Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik’s melodious voices make this song unnaturally beautiful and calming. Plus this song was peak SRK and that in itself should convince you.

13. mann Ki Lagan from Paap

Shaahi’s hauntingly beautiful Mann Ki Lagan is guaranteed to make you sway and leave your troubles behind. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s eerie yet soothing voice will leave you relaxed and placid.

This weekend, immerse yourself in these songs and start the new week refreshed, calm and more composed. They will keep your stress and anxiety at bay and you will surely feel mentally healthier.

Did we miss out any song? Let us know! 

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