weekly playlist #26: when all hope is gone


Our 26th weekly playlist marks a whole six months of music sharing – and thus, a whole six months of Three Chords. It’s been a whirlwind, and truly a pleasure. For this milestone playlist, we have something very special – it’s sponsored by #GratefulGang.  #GratefulGang is an initiative set up by our very own Becky Lawrence as a movement to practice the act of gratitude and to normalise conversations about mental health. The playlist is called when all hope is gone and it’s for those days when you just need a reminder of the light at the end of the tunnel.


So, without further ado, let’s talk music. I’ve had this playlist in some form or another for years. I could probably list them all as highlights! But since we have just three highlight spots, it’s time to get serious.


Lemon Drop has been on the playlist from the start, so it seems only fair that it should be a highlight. In fact, it was the inspiration for the whole collection.  There’s just something about it – the whistle, the harmonies, the heartwarming message of ‘there are better days ahead’ – some days, it’s just what you need to get by.


My second highlight is If You’re Going Through Hell and this is a song I knew long before I knew that I knew it. It took me a little while to track it down, but it does exactly what it says on the tin – just keep going.  It’s the perfect encouragement for those darker days.


Finally, If You Need Someone To Love You might seem like a strange choice for this collection but as soon as I heard it, I knew it would be perfect. It’s upbeat and supportive, and whether platonic or otherwise, someone to love us is just what the doctor ordered.


Find the full playlist here.


Six months of weekly playlists in the books – what do you think? What do you listen to when you need a mental pick-me-up? What are your highlights from my playlist this week? I always love to hear from you, so get in touch and let me know your thoughts! Don’t forget, you can always suggest your own playlist themes here!