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What are the best songs to listen to at 2 AM?

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Cavetown, "Hug All Ur Friends"

Cavetown, "Home"

Seafret, "Atlantis"

Baby Queen, "Dover Beach"

And many many more..

2 AM gives me "life contemplating" vibes, so I choose a lot of indie music

I also just like indie music

Or, if you're lookin for angst and anger

Everybody's Worried About Owen, "Gut Punch/Don't Meet Your Idols"

Or, just some generally good songs;

Owl City, "Kelly Time"

The Oh Hellos, "Hello My Old Heart"

Derivakat, "Under The Weather - Acoustic"

Lauryn Marie, "Happy Songs"

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Kingdom Hearts, "Dearly Beloved"

Fire Emblem: Awakening: "And What if I Can't? What if I'm Not Worthy of Her Ideals?"

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, "Zora's Domain (Night)"

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, "Lon Lon Ranch"

Super Mario Galaxy, "Space Junk Galaxy"

Super Mario Galaxy 2, "Cosmic Cove Galaxy"

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, ""Chanson Triste"

Carnival of the Animals, "The Swan"

J.S. Bach, "Arioso from Cantata No. 156"

Henry Eccles "Largo from the Sonata in G minor"

Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2: Adagio"

Those are the ones that I thought were best for two in the morning, but that doesn't even come close to the amount of mellow, sad, calming songs I have in my musical pocket.

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sorry, uh, Dream Sweet in Sea MAjor.

also this isn't a song it's a horror podcast but The Magnus Archives is great at any point in the night

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I'm very sentimental at 2 AM, so around then is the only time I'll ever be found crying while listening to music :P

  • Nachts wach, by Miksu / Macloud & makko
  • вечеринка, by Soczewica
  • Тоска, by Molchat Doma
  • Runaway, by AURORA
  • Contact, by Trocadero
  • Your Name, by DVRST
  • Boys will be Bugs, by Cavetown
  • Давай за..., by Lube
  • Always, by Erasure

@Adamkarma, TEETH is kinda edgy for 2 AM. "I can see it staring at me from the f#%&in treeline." Kinda creepy too :P.

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Winter by Hideyuki Hashimoto. Instrumental and has really peaceful pretty vibes. reminds me a lot of the Raven Cycle @Szeth's Facepalm

Edit: I'm 90% certain this is the song i'm thinking of but maybe not. I'll check when I'm in a place to listen to it and find out

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*cracks knuckles*

“Shall we?” by CHEN

“Song Request” by Lee So Ra (tip: best time is to listen to it on a rainy night with a warm beverage in your hand)

“Epiphany” by Jin

“Yours” by Jin

“seoul” by RM

“Singularity” by V

“To Each His Own” by Talos

“3AM” by Meghan Trainor

“Life in The City” by the Lumineers

“Jamais Vu” by BTS

“Black Swan” by BTS (bonus points if it’s the orchestral version)

“The Truth Untold” by BTS

“Blue & Grey” by BTS

“Life Goes On” by BTS

“Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons

“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons

“She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles (especially this version)

“Never Not” by Lauv

“eight” by IU

“Serendipity” by Jimin

“Can’t You See Me?” by TXT

“Anti-Romantic” by TXT

“20cm” by TXT

“Try” by Colbie Caillat

“I Need Your Fake Love” by Funguypiano

“Only Then” by Roy Kim

“Warriors” by AJ Michalka

“名前在呼不” by .. idk their name loll

“I Hear a Symphony” by Cody Fry

“If I Could Ride a Bike” by Chevy

“Leaves From the Vine” by Annapantsu (this cover hits hard)

“Dos Oruguitas” by Sebastian Yatra

“Sunflower” by Shannon Purser

“Never Forget” by Michelle Pfeiffer

“Fine On The Outside” by Priscilla Ahn

“I Am Not Alone” by Priscilla Ahn

“My You” by Jungkook (cover by Joytastic Sarah is real good too)

“Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last

“Candle” by Taekwoo

“Taillight” by TOO

“MAMA” by j-hope

“Fix You” by Coldplay

And “Would That I” by Hozier


That is only the smallest portion of what I can listen to if I’m up at 2am. Sometimes it depends on if I’m writing or not, ‘cause if I am, then I would listening to pieces of music that fit into the vibe of the piece of writing I’m working on at the time; but these songs can be what I listen to.

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1 hour ago, Mystic Syn said:

“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons

“I Hear a Symphony” by Cody Fry

“Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last

These songs go so hard.

1 hour ago, Mystic Syn said:

“Fix You” by Coldplay

This song is so emotionally important to me.

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I literally love and know almost every song people have said. The songs that have emotional value to me are the weirdest things for the weirdest reasons, but I usually listen to them at that hour when we should not be awake but are anyway.

Who I'd be, from shrek the musical.

Living on a Prayer, because reasons.

Mahler's 5th symphony.

All of Les Miserables, on my own, one day more, and a heart full of love especially.

Waves by Imagine Dragons

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

I probably have more but my brain doth not be working. (My music tastes are bizarre and sporadic, don't try to understand it.)

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19 hours ago, Aes Sedai said:

Living on a Prayer, because reasons.

I absolutely agree on this.  Living on a Prayer is such a good song for 2 am.  Something about the delivery of those lines, and the word choice...

I'll go ahead and add Don't Stop Believing by Journey, because if I'm up at 2 in the morning, that would probably be what I was listening to.

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Anything by Bill Wurtz probably. At that hour your thoughts make no sense. Neither do his lyrics. 

Itoki Hana is probably a good fit too. Songs like Wish have a dream-like vibe to them. Listening to them in the dark makes you feel like you're floating on a cloud. 

VA-11 HALL-A's soundtrack feels tailor-made for this. 

City pop. Just travel to the 80s and pretend you're going out for a night in the city. 

Really old songs with bad recording quality. Travel even further back in time, and get emotional over a period you didn't even live through. 

Songs you love but haven't listened to in years. To also trigger real nostalgia.

I'm writing this at 2am of course. 

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