Friday Playlist: Don’t Give Up

Everything is going to be all right.

Sometimes nothing can save you like a song. Here are a few lovely tunes to play when you’re feeling afraid of what lies ahead and want to crawl into your bed and hide, and you need a comforting voice to come through the speakers/earbuds and remind you that everything is, in actuality, going to be all right.

Photo by Asher Svidensky.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • bandsarelife July 25th, 2014 11:23 PM

    Yaaaay bleachers! I love them! I wanna get better was my inspiration song during my recent recovery from depression and self harm. I’m still struggling with anxiety and some days I still get sad or want to self harm and anytime I’ve had an especially bad day it’s the first song I listen to :)

  • maddie123 July 26th, 2014 1:26 AM

    all things must pass (especially the acoustic version, where you can really hear the honesty in his voice) is definitely one of the most reassuring songs of all time, and i’m so happy you included it!

    • Nadifa July 28th, 2014 8:11 PM

      I agree with you Maddie. The whole album is really beautiful btw.

  • mangointhesky July 26th, 2014 8:12 AM

    These are amazing! I’ve been trying to find a set of songs like this!

  • herdinthehalls July 26th, 2014 10:40 AM

    Cool Playlist!

    Also, I think someone left an italics HTML tag open.

  • itscatherinecat July 26th, 2014 10:50 AM

    Great songs, I like it!

  • ghostelic July 26th, 2014 11:39 AM

    i’m trying to

  • Me_Magalloway July 26th, 2014 11:44 AM

    I really like this playlist! Especially the two Cat Stevens songs, one after the other (except with different artists.) I love Cat Stevens.

  • Areeba July 26th, 2014 12:13 PM

    I LOVE “I wanna get better” SO MUCH!

  • emilyaw July 27th, 2014 11:04 AM

    this playlist is exactly what I need at the moment. sometimes I need music to tell me it’ll be ok when no one else will.

  • LeavesThatAreGreen July 27th, 2014 6:05 PM

    Thank you. Rookie writers always seem to know exactly what I need — it’s like you all have some kind of super power?!

  • Vlada July 29th, 2014 2:17 PM

    I CAN’t LISTEN TO IT!!! the 8track thing won’t work but Eels and Foo Fighters THANK U

  • vervelig July 30th, 2014 2:30 AM

    I’ve never needed a playlist as much as i needed this one. Thank you rookie

  • emlyb July 30th, 2014 4:23 PM

    1. rookie, you mind reader. i love you so much. thank you

    2. is anyone else OBSESSED with the beach boys?! ahh

  • sarahtheteenagewitch August 12th, 2014 2:40 AM

    love this playlist ! especially the first song <3

  • bonfires August 31st, 2014 3:16 PM

    i’m far away from my home, and sad. this is filling me up a bit