Song of the Week

Mad in America wants to know what songs you listen to that relate to your experience of psychiatry, or your thoughts and opinions about it. Check out the Staff Recommendations that have been published over the last few months and add your own by submitting here. Your song may be featured in our Song of the Week highlight and shared on Mad in America’s social media!

Why Go by Pearl Jam

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Todd Atkins: "Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam's bassist) is credited for writing this song. The...

Unlovable by The Smiths

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Gunnar Burton: "When I am in deep despair and feeling run down, run...

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick

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This week's Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Reader Sheilah Hill: "Though I have had many adverse experiences with psychiatry, I have...

Acis Autumnalis by Daniel Neal

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This week's song of the week is a beautiful original by MIA Reader Daniel Neal. He says: "This is a song that I wrote after...

I’m In A Parade by Paul Simon

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Phil Lane: "This Paul Simon song reminds me of my time working in an adolescent...

‘Voila’ Sung by Emma Kok with Orchestra

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This week's Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Reader Lynne Lombardi: "The transmutation of Pain to Passion to Purpose is the most inspiring...

Blues Run the Game (2001 – Remaster) by Jackson C. Frank

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Founder Robert Whitaker: "This is one of the most haunting songs I have ever heard,...

Killing In the Name by Rage Against The Machine

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This weeks Song of the Week was recommended by an Anonymous MIA Reader: "It isn't my style at all - but the refrain speaks to...

Tunnel Vision by Jasmine Marshall

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This week's Song of the Week is an original composition submitted by MIA Reader Jasmine Marshall: "I wrote this song largely expressing some of...

Stronger Than I Seem by Rai Waddingham

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This week's Song of the Week is "Stronger Than I Seem" an original composition submitted by the wonderful Rai Waddingham: "I wrote this song on...

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Peanut Butter Cups: "This is a song I wish I had heard when I...

Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (2015 Remastered)

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This week's Song of the Week is a great one to get moving to! Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (2015 Remastered) by The Velvet Underground, recommended...

Mystery Jets – Serotonin Session

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Robert Bergner: "I came across this song a few years ago when I...

Vitamin R (Leading Us Along) – Chevelle

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Christopher Dubey:"This 2004 song by Chevelle is about a friend of lead vocalist...

Rewired for Sound by Richard D Lewis

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA founder Robert Whitaker: "This song celebrates the transformative role of music in helping people...

Little Giant by Roo Panes

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by reader Edel Grogan:"This song reminds of the different parts of myself, the parts that made...

Breathing Underwater by Emeli Sandé

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Ellen McCord: "My experience of getting through what is going on with me...

Heb Het Leven Lief by Elske DeWall

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This week's Song of the Week is from from Mad in the Netherlands: "Dutch song in which both pain and hope are expressed from...

Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment) by Nazareth

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Daniel Costa Filho: "I don't know if Danny McCafferty had any direct experience...

All the Madmen by David Bowie

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This week's song of the week was submitted by a member of the Mad in Ireland team, Owen O'Tuama: "It simply sums it up." -Owen Ó...

All the Love in the World by MC Yogi

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This week's Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Staff member Carina Ruggiero: "I dedicate this song to all the brave souls who are...

Sanctuary by Carrie Newcomer

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Martha Barbone. "This song embodies what I need when I am in a difficult...

Don’t Ever Let Nobody Turn You Around by Eric Bibb & Maria Muldaur

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Sheila Hamburg: "My mental health requires reminders that I have to decide to...

Nutshell (MTV Unplugged) by Alice In Chains

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This week's Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Reader Liza: "This song was composed by a person longing to be free of...

Lock You Up by Kjellaug

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This week's Song of the Week is an original song written and performed by Kjellaug: "One day in March this year, the editorial board...