Following on from my earlier posts That song speaks to me where I shared songs that represented the ‘Good, Bad, and Naughty’ sides of my nature I thought I would share some more songs that have meaning to me. This time I’m sharing songs I like to listen to when I’m ‘happy, sad or for strength/courage’. I’m sticking with just two songs for each category, but first I just wanted to share a song that I fell in love with when I heard it a few nights back whilst watching a new film at the Cinema – ‘Drive’ which by the way was an amazing, gory film but the best thing of all about it was the soundtrack!
This is my favourite tune from the soundtrack ‘A Real Hero’ By College featuring Electric Youth. I have been trying to find a CD by the band but no joy, can only get digital downloads (which I will do but I’m a bit traditional in that I still like to add to my CD collection! lol) I love the long intro of electronica sounds, and the simple yet haunting lyrics – what do you think?
These songs are my cheesy happy tracks that I like because me and the other half will actually get up and do a fun karaoke of them, actually rather than the real track for the first one I’ve uploaded our (poor quality) recording when we did karaoke on holiday, hehe.
They also are both songs from movie soundtracks
Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship from the soundtrack for ‘Mannequin’
I’ve had the Time of my Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warner from the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing
These are songs I listen to when I’m feeling sad. To be honest one really shouldn’t listen to sounds that echo how you are feeling when you are upset, instead you should listen to positive songs, the opposite of how you are feeling to try and help lift your mood. But sometimes we can’t help but wallow in our own misery and when I am in that frame of mind these are the two songs I pick to listen to most often – they also happen to (strangely) be my top two favourite songs of all time, by my two favourite bands of all time…
I am, I feel – Alisha’s Attic
Stranded – Heart
Songs that give me strength/courage
If I am being sensible, when feeling low, I will choose instead to listen to songs that give me strength and courage to help lift my mood and give positive focus that I will get through whatever is causing this current low phase. These are the two songs that I find most uplifting and remind me of how strong I really am…
Something Inside (So Strong) – Labi Siffre – because I am much stronger than I often think I am!
Everybody’s Free (To wear Sunscreen) – Baz Luhrman – because life is what you make of it, we are all better than we think we are…
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