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Do you need songs that will lift you up again? We have 18 songs against the crisis that cheer up and give hope for better times.

April 20, 2020: The motivation disappears, you don't feel like doing anything anymore? Are you depressed and hanging your head? Or have hard times pushed you to the ground and you need something that motivates you to get up again? Then the heroes of the free time have an antidote ready for you. A colorful playlist of encouraging songs. Because: The show must go on! And one thing is certain: You win again!

You can find even more songs that help against the corona blues in ours List of the 22 best quarantine songs.

The best songs against the crisis

So turn up the volume, open your ears, turn on the music and off you go the anti-crisis party!

18th place: No Easy Way Out / Robert Trepper

There's no easy way out - there's no shortcut home

A song for the resurrection saga par excellence. Rocky just lost his best friend. Now he's looking for his fighting spirit on a nocturnal joyride. Wonderfully theatrical and as subtle as a slap in the face. But exactly the right thing to start our anti-crisis charts.

17th place: Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Marvin Gaye

If you need me call me no matter where you are
No matter how far don't worry bab

With this number, the soul legend Marvin Gaye has once again shown how far you can go for someone. It is well known that love always finds a way. That inspires in times of crisis.

16th place: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing / Jack Johnson

Because waiting on love ain't so easy to do.

It is not always easy to be patient. Despite all doubts, it is paying off, even if the prospects are not always promising.

15th place: You Win Again / Bee Gees

You win again - Some never try - But if anybody can, we can

Never give in to defeat, then victory is certain one day. This is true not only in the struggle for love, but also for life in general.

Place 14: Insieme / Toto Cotugno

Insieme, unite, unite, Europe
Con te, cos lontano e diverso
Con te, amico che credevo perso

With this song Cotugno won the Eurovision Song Contest 1992. A common Europe that holds together. That is what is needed now.

13: Safe and Sound / Capital Cities

You could be my luck
Even if the sky is falling down
I know that we'll be safe and sound
We're safe and sound

By the Teutates! Even if the sky should fall on our heads. We don't mind. We stay pumperlgsund.

Rank 12: Heal the World / Michael Jackson

Make it a better place - For you and for me!

Michael Jackson also has his own personal hit against the crisis. © Sony Music

The King of Pop sings about the desire for a better world. When everyone does their part - a message that couldn't be more topical and that still inspires you to courageously face grievances.

# 11: Don't Worry / Wise Guys

Rest, because there is still a long way to go. It's getting dark, it's getting cold, but we hold each other.

Especially in difficult times it is always good to have someone by your side who makes your life easier, supports you, gives you support.

Rank 10: The Show must go on! / Queen

The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile, still, stays on

As in life on stage: It has to go on. Despite all the bad background noises!

9th place: I'm still standing / Elton John

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

Concerts canceled, no Easter egg hunt this year, wearing masks in shops, etc. None of that knocks us out. We are still standing.

8th place: Gustav Gans / Beginner

This is what it looks like, why all the melancholy?
Better listen, look ahead and feel very good

Leave the past behind and look forward to what is to come. Hardly anyone has shed their melancholy as cool as the German rappers.

7th place: A Reason To Fight / Disturbed

When the demon that’s inside you is ready to begin - And it feels like it's a battle that you will never win - When you’re aching for the fire and begging for your sin - When there’s nothing left inside, there’s still a reason to fight

The current situation can mess up the psyche. Disturbed's ballad gives voice to those at odds with their inner demons.

6th place: The Eye of The Tiger / Survivor

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past.
You must fight just to keep them alive

Don't just dream, fight for it. That is the motto. With or without boxing gloves.

5th place: Don’t worry, be happy! / Bobby McFerrin

In every life we ​​have some trouble - When you worry you make it double - Don’t worry, be happy ...

Why worry when you can be happy and cheerful too. Therefore "Don't worry, be happy NOW!"

4th place: I will survive / Gloria Gaynor

I will survive - Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive!

An absolute highlight of the songs against the crisis: love keeps you alive, lets you mobilize unbridled forces. Gloria Gaynor knows that. Alternatively, the version by Cake is also a real erector.

3rd place: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Monty Python

If life seems jolly rotten. There's something you've forgotten. And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

If that's even the crucified ones, in Monty Python's brilliantly funny film The Life of Brian We can make claims about ourselves. It's worth looking at the good things in life.

2nd place: You’ll never Walk Alone / Gary and the Pacemakers

Walk on, walk on - With hope in your heart - And you’ll never walk alone

The legendary anthem of Liverpool FC not only motivates the fans of the Reds. With hope in your heart, everything will soon be all right again. Whether in sport or anywhere else!

1st place: Get up when you're on the ground / Die Toten Hosen

Get up when you're on the ground!
Get up even if you are down!
Get up, it will continue somehow!

This song is the ultimate motivator - by the way, also the favorite song of ex-ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern, who always managed to straighten up after a horror fall: the uplifting text in combination with the hymn-like melody ensures that the sadness and lethargy are quickly forgotten and instead to get started again. The end of the restrictions will come, the shops will reopen and the social contacts will no longer only be seen on the screen. But one thing is certain: "Somehow it will go on." A worthy end to the songs against the crisis!

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