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Broadway Songs to Help Cheer a Friend Up

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I always hate when one of my friends is depressed and doesn’t ever want to leave their apartments. Sometimes they break up with their partner, other times it could be loosing a job and sometimes it is just seasonal depression. Regardless of why my friend might be depressed, I hate seeing it. That’s why I love broadway and showtunes. There are tons of songs about why people should leave their apartments when they’re depressed and to help them cheer back up. Here are three of my favorite ones and if you have a favorite, please feel free to leave a comment below with it.

There is Life Outside Your Apartment from Avenue Q

This song is actually a parody of the song in Rent where they are trying to cheer up Roger and get him to leave his apartment. The only difference is that Avenue Q can turn this into an absolutely hilarious and fun song to sing a long with instead of depressing and sad. If there is one thing that I love about Avenue Q and songs like There is Life Outside Your Apartment is that they aren’t just good songs in general, they are happy, upbeat and fun to sing-a-long with. Here is There is Life Outside Your Apartment from Avenue Q.

Out Tonight from Rent

Since I already talked about the song from Rent where they were trying to cheer up Roger, I figured I would list the next best one, Out Tonight from Rent. This is the ultimate broadway showtune for Cabin Fever. Not only does Mimi convince Roger that he needs to leave his apartment, she goes on and on about how much fun a night out can be. She covers that you can still have fun if you don’t have much money, that you can enjoy the music and that just being around people and a new person that you may fall in love with can make a perfect night and is a great reason to actually leave your apartment and have fun. Here is Out Tonight from Rent.

I’m Alive from Next to Normal

Ok, I have to admit that I haven’t really seen the entire show Next to Normal, but I am absolutely obsessed with the music. When I heard the song I’m Alive from Next to Normal to me it sounded like someone cheering and shouting that there is more to life than a messed up mom and that sometimes you just have to look at the people around you to realize that there are better things within your reach. In this case it is a great guy that you could fall in love with. If you are depressed and in your house because you think you’ll never find love, or find love again, then you aren’t looking in the right places. I’m Alive from Next to Normal is a great song to remind you to look at what you have and who is in front of you because that may be the person you love and the perfect reason to not sit at home depressed. Here is I’m Alive from Next to Normal.

There are tons of broadway songs about why you shouldn’t sit at home depressed. To keep this post short, I wanted to only list three of my top favorites. If you have a favorite song about helping to cheer a friend up or getting them out of their house to go have fun, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you again for reading.