One of the many positive aspects of music is its ability to accentuate the various emotions that we feel in our daily lives. While we tend to think of “mood music” being songs that are played when you’re looking to get romantic with your lady, the truth is that all music is mood music. Music covers all the emotions: happiness, loneliness, depression, excitement, rage, lust… It should be no surprise, then, that most of us instinctively turn on a certain song or a certain radio station whenever one of our emotions is experiencing an unusual high.
Some songs, however, are truly special, and possess the ability to transcend those emotional boundaries in order to apply to nearly any situation we experience.
“Africa” by Toto
I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve listened to Toto’s Africa. There have been Cloud Nine moments in my life when Africa boomed from my speakers, and times when I was so enraged I could spit fire, yet Africa helped calm me down.
Africa has helped me unwind at the end of an emotionally draining day, and has done the same after one that was emotionally uplifting. Happy or sad, drunk or sober, Africa is a great choice for almost anyone looking to bring the balance back to their emotions.
Kudos to Youtube User Prototype Turkey for uploading this great song.
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