Keep Calm And Carry On Playlist
In need of some sound therapy? These chill tunes will have you feeling cool, calm and collected in no time. So sit back, relax and listen.
Mario Winans – I Don’t Wanna Know
This smooth R&B number features rapper P. Diddy and samples Enya’s enchanting ‘Boadicea’ with some chilled Fugees ‘Ready Or Not’ beats.
John Legend – Ordinary People
The simplistic piano ballad features on the neo-soul singer’s 2004 debut album ‘Get Lifted’.
Adele – Someone Like You
The official video for the track is about as delicate and melancholic as the ballad itself with moody black-and-white visuals of the songstress singing her sad heart out on streets of Paris.
Coldplay – The Scientist
Frontman Chris Martin had to learn the lyrics to the track backwards for the official music video, which shows the unfolding events playing in reverse.
Dido – White Flag
One of the singer’s biggest hits, it also famously featured on rapper Eminem’s track ‘Stan’.
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
This soothing tune is lifted from Norah’s hugely successful studio album by the same name, which collected five wins at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2002, including for Best New Artist, Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year.
Simply Red – Stars
The success of the single helped boost the band’s album of the same name to become the best-selling album in the UK in both 1991 and 1992.
The Doors – Riders of the Storm
It is said that after recording his main vocals for the iconic song, Jim Morrison whispered the lyrics over them to create an echo effect.
David Gray – This Year’s Love
The romantic piano ballad was released back in 1999 and commissioned to Gray to accompany the movie of the same name.
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
In December 2018, Ed released a new version of the single entitled ‘Perfect Duet’ with Beyoncé – the collab reached the top spot on the charts in both the UK and the US.
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
Lana teamed up with French DJ Cedric Gervais for a remix of the track, which went on to reach the No.4 position on the UK Official Singles Chart.
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
After being originally released back in 2004, the single return to the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart after it was covered by Lily Allen for John Lewis’ Christmas advert.
Hozier – Take Me To Church
The haunting single received a nomination at the 2015 Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year and was the most streamed song of the year in 2014.
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Smith earned his first Grammy wins in 2014, including Record and Song Of The Year for ‘Stay With Me’. He also made his Grammy performance debut the same year when he performed the heartfelt track.
John Lennon – Imagine
The legendary peace anthem was the most successful single of Lennon’s solo career and has been covered by many influential artists including Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, John Legend, Madonna and Lady Gaga.