Playlist To Heal Your Chakras

Sound healing is often overlooked as one of the many ways to heal chakras. One well-known sound healing system attributes the musical notes of a C major scale to each of the chakras. For example, the root chakra is boosted by the musical note C, sacral chakra is D, solar plexus is E, etc. Therefore, listening to or, even better, singing music that is in the key of that musical note will help energize that chakra. Musicians know that when a piece of music is written in a musical key, that musical note is the tonic, or “home” note and appears the most frequently. It is also is often the note that a melody will end on. So when you listen, you are connecting with that note over and over again.

The C major scale system works best on healing the physical body, as opposed to the spiritual or emotional bodies. Also, it is important to note that there is no universal sound healing system. What that means is, a tone that works for me is not necessarily going to be helpful for you. It is the same in any field of medicine. However, according to Stephen Halpern, a pioneer in the field of sound healing, this system is most widely-accepted. Don’t worry; if your body wants to heal, it will bridge the gap. Also, your intention will travel the sound vibrations so if you really want it and allow it to be effective, it will. Give it a try!

Below is a collection of songs that are known for being uplifting and energizing and assigned them to the appropriate chakra based on the musical key. Effort was taken to address a variety of musical tastes and styles. Just find the chakra that you want to boost, find the song, and give it a listen. It’s even more powerful if you sing along!

Root Chakra – C Major

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Let it Be – The Beatles

No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley

Imagine – John Lennon

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross

Lean on Me – Bill Withers

I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

You Gotta Be – Des’ree

La Bamba – Los Lobos

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper

Jump – Van Halen

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News

Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma (the musical)

Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Love Train – The O’Jays

Sacral Chakra – D Major

You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone

I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Proud – Heather Small

Angel – Sarah McLachlan

The Best Is Yet To Come – Michael Bublé

A Place in the Sun* – Stevie Wonder

You Get What You Give – The New Radicals

Everything – Michael Buble

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Reach – Gloria Estefan

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

I’ve Got the World on A String – Michael Buble

Solar Plexus Chakra – E Major

Hero – Mariah Carey

Let Me Roll It – Paul McCartney

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Bridge Over Troubled Water* – Simon & Garfunkel

Downtown – Petula Clark

Dreams – The Cranberries

Dancing in the Street – The Mamas and the Papas

Fly** – Hilary Duff

Perfect Day* – Hoku

Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Feeling Good** – Michael Buble

Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles

I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett

The Climb – Miley Cyrus

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Things Can Only Get Better* – D:Ream

That’s What Friends Are For – Stevie Wonder

Heart Chakra – F Major

Jump In the Line – Harry Belafonte

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? – My Fair Lady (the musical)

Let the Good Times Roll – B.B.King

We Are Young – Fun

Seasons of Love – Rent (the musical)

Put on a Happy Face – Bye Bye Birdie (the musical)

We Are the World – USA for Africa (starts in E major)

Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band

Throat Chakra – G Major

American Pie – Dave McClean

Sea of Love – The Honeydrippers

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

Daydream Believer – The Monkees

Nightswimming – R.E.M.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now* – Starship

Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows

When I see You Smile – Bad English

My Favorite Things – The Sound of Music (the musical)

Hey Ya! – OutKast

Feeling Good** – Nina Simone

Brow Chakra – A major

In My Life – The Beatles

Moondance* – Van Morrison

Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

You Get What you Give – New Radicals

I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan

Beautiful Day – U2

Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band

Burning Heart** – Survivor

Spirit In The Sky – Doctor and the Medics

All That Jazz – Chicago (the musical)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow* – Judy Garland

Heal the World – Michael Jackson

Take On Me – A-ha

Crown – B Major

Africa – Toto

Wind beneath my wings* – Bette Midler

On The Sunny Side of the Street* – Frank Sinatra

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobbby McFerrin

Calling All Angels* – Train

I Hope You Dance* – Lee Ann Womack

Come On Get Happy* – The Partridge Family

The 59th Street Bridge Song* – Simon and Garfunkle

Walking on Sunshine* – Katrina & The Waves

Drift Away – Dobie Gray

Suddenly I See** – KT Tunstall

Blinded by the Light* – Manfred Mann

Sweet Caroline* – Neil Diamond

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

Music of My Heart – NSYNC

Circle of Life* – The Lion King

Win* – Brian McKnight

*This song is actually a half-step lower (flat) but should still be effective

**This song is actually in a minor key, but should still be effective