Maybe you’re a student and you’ve got a major test coming up. Or you’re a 9-to-5er prepping for an uber-important presentation at work. Or perhaps your significant other is meeting your parents for the first time. Whatever it is that’s making you feel stressed, it’s time to chill out. Billboard has you covered with 30 relaxing tracks from established headliners and up-and-comers alike.
Including hits from the biggest names in EDM (like deadmau5 and Kaskade’s classic collaboration “I Remember”), essential TikTok montage tracks (like Petit Biscuit’s “Sunset Lover”) and songs that make it feel like summer even when it’s not (like Calvin Harris’ tropical banger “Slide” with Frank Ocean and Migos), these tracks are here to help soothe your soul and exhale your worries — even if it’s just for a little while. After all, that’s what music helps us do — feel better about life. Sometimes, that means getting us pumped to take on the world. Other times, it means sitting with our #feels and letting a little bit of bittersweet melancholy into our lives. Or maybe it’s about helping us through a particularly difficult time.
But when you’re feeling stressed out — and let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, and we’ll all be there again at some point — what better than chill, soothing songs to help you relax a bit and get through it. Nothing against a scented candle, of course, but pungent wax can’t hold a, well, candle to a good song.
Check out Billboard’s roundup of calming music favorites below.