9 songs to inspire you if you're in a slump

YP Cadet Annie Kim
  • From Sia to Lady Gaga and the Jonas Brothers, these songs will get you dancing even if you're feeling down
  • Ava Max and Coco Quinn will make you feel empowered and great about yourself
YP Cadet Annie Kim |

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Don't step on your phone while you're groovin'!

Feeling a bit bleh? We totally get it! A good playlist can put you in a great mood. Here are nine of the most uplifting songs released this year to get you out of a slump.

Sia, Together

Together is the lead single for the soundtrack of Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s debut film Music. With uplifting lyrics, a vibrant music video and Sia’s typical strong songwriting skills, this song is definitely worth a listen!

Jonas Brothers, What A Man Gotta Do

What A Man Gotta Do was the first single from the American pop band Jonas Brothers in 2020 after their hugely successful comeback in 2019. The song is extremely catchy and the music video is adorable, featuring the three brothers and their wives in a dance-off.

Jonas Brothers - X ft. KAROL G

X, again by the Jonas Brothers, features Karol G, who adds some nice contrast with her Spanish lines. The great performance and the lockdown-appropriate and interesting music video are worth a watch.

R3HAB x HRVY, Be Okay

Dutch-Moroccan DJ R3HAB and English pop star HRVY collaborated on this uplifting single. It has soft melodies and emotional vocals, and the lyrics are simple but powerful, telling that we will all be okay and we are all in this together with our loved ones.

Ava Max, Kings & Queens

This song by American singer-songwriter Ava Max is not as big of a hit than her most popular song Sweet But Psycho, but it sings of female empowerment and has a good melody.

Katy Perry, Smile

Smile is the title track of singer-songwriter Katy Perry’s fifth studio album. It immediately starts with a catchy hook and talks about the struggles she has gone through to reach inner peace and joy.

Lady Gaga, Stupid Love

What can we say about Lady Gaga? Mother Monster continues her message from Born This Way about uniting the divided world through love. It's definitely a 'dance around your house singing into your hairbrush' kind of tune.

Coco Quinn, What I Love About Me

She's sunshine with a little hurricane and she loves her strength and attitude: American artist Coco Quinn’s light and cheerful song about self-confidence will have you thinking about the things you love about yourself.

ELYAZ, Wildlands

Italian artist ELYAZ’s single Wildlands has a powerful sound design which will lift you up on a gloomy day.