Last year, I shared (more like reminded you of) this song, Just Stand Up. Well, it’s October once again, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my default All-Cancers Awareness Month.
Here are songs for our loved ones who continue to bravely fight the Big C, and for our loved ones who bravely did until God said it’s time to go home…
(Note: Most I got from AboveAndBeyondCancer.org)
“3AM” by Matchbox 20
“During a 2001 episode of VH1 Storytellers, Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas told the story of how he wrote this song, inspired by a difficult period of his life when his mother was dealing with cancer.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org)
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day
Not exactly a “cancer song” but it’s beautiful.
“Mission” by Lupe Fiasco
“Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco describes this song ‘as a track to empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors and remember those who have passed to due to cancer related illnesses.’ This song nails the cancer fight in so many ways.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org) Rap song has some unwholesome words, though, so just a warning.
“Clouds” by Zach Sobiech
“In early 2013 the world was captivated by the amazing story of Minnesota osteosarcoma patient Zach Sobiech. Zach’s cancer diagnosis…didn’t stop him from writing this beautiful song.” (AboveAndBeyondCancer.org)
“Hope” by Capri Ruberto
I honestly originally did not want to include this here for the simple fact that…it made me cry. But it’s so beautiful! A song written by Capri herself when she was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with cancer….This is the live version that tore my heart: “HOPE” Live.
And now, I saved this for last! I think this is the perfect fight cancer song even though I don’t think it was written for such purpose.
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
For our loved ones.