Your life is constantly changing, whether you like it or not. Sometimes a song is all you need to take your mind off the bad and look toward the good. Whether you’re leaving home for the first time, have lost a loved one, or are just in need of a little creative inspiration, music is always a good source of comfort, and sometimes, it can even twist your world upside down.
If you’re in need of a little change, check out the songs that changed these Style Gurus’ lives.
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“‘Rivers and Roads’ by The Head and the Heart. I actually have some of the lyrics written in my dad’s handwriting tattooed on me. It’s so relatable for anyone making life transitions, since we’re all growing up and moving away. Reminds me of my friends and family, and how important it is to stay connected to people you love wherever you go.” – Kelsey Baska, University of Kansas
“‘My Body’ by Young The Giant definitely changed my life. Over the past year I have been on the path of becoming healthier, physically and mentally. I lost 20 pounds in the last 4 months and this song has gotten me through that. It is on my workout and running playlist and always pushes me to keep going even when I feel like I’m too exhausted to keep going; it’s incredibly motivating for me because I have listened to it throughout my entire journey to becoming my best self!” – Lyndsay Rinere, Salve Regina University
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“‘Faithful To The End’ [by Paul and Hannah McClure] is the song that has had an impact on me. Over the summer I was really overwhelmed, nervous, and excited about all of my traveling this year, and this song REALLY was encouraging to me! I would play it every. single. time. I got into the car over the summer. Needless to say it was the first song on my Spotify top songs of 2016!” – Valerie Cammack, Kent State University
“One song that changed my life was ‘After the Storm’ by Mumford & Sons. I tattooed the chorus on my back a little over a year ago. What really got me was the line that says ‘There will come a time you’ll see with no more tears.’ I had a hard childhood dealing with my father, and this song helped me to believe that one day everything will be okay, even if it isn’t okay now.”—Halle Olson, North Central College
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“‘Gravity’ by John Mayer. This song is everything to me. (This man is everything to me). I want ‘keep me where the light is’ tattooed on my body. For me, it’s a song about growth when the world just seems like it doesn’t want you to. You keep going. You keep growing. Nothing can stop you.”—Jordan Shiley, James Madison University
“‘Fix You’ by Coldplay was a big song for me when it came out in 2005. I lost my father when I was eight back in 2004, and I was so distraught from it. The lyrics really speak to me. It brings so many tears, but it also helps soothe me to this day when he’s on my mind. It’s also amazing to know that Chris Martin wrote the song for Gwyneth Paltrow to comfort her when her father passed away.”—Katie Keogh, SUNY Oneonta
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“I recently watched La La Land and fell in love with the song ‘City of Stars.’ It takes me to another place and inspires me every time I hear it. It’s life-changing in the way that it’s dream-like and hopeful. It’s a very inspirational piece.”—Brisa Gomez, Florida International University
“‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ by the Beatles/George Harrison is my all-time favorite song and puts me in a trance every time I listen to it. The words to me are so relevant right now, as the world goes into a sort of chaotic state but we’re all still here and have to keep going.”—Eliza Huber, University of Iowa
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Is there a song that affected you in a life-changing way? Let us know in the comments below!