Music

Music videos that inspire me, remind me to smile or laugh, pick me up, energise me….
(In no particular order)

THEME SONG*
Room Eleven – Bitch Do not be put off by the title, you’ll know the song sung by Meredith Brooks, Room Eleven’s version is amazing!!!

UP
Stromae – Papaoutai
25 hours –โลกใบใหม่
Miguel Bose with Paulina Rubio – Nena
Goyte with Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Annah Mac – Girl in Stilettos
Ane Brun – Do You Remember
OK Go – Here It Goes Again
Staff Benda Billi – Sala Mosala
Aretha Franklin – Think
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)
Pitbull – Back In Time
Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy
Kesha – Boots and Boys
Calvin Harris – Bounce
Cameo Lover – Kimbra
REM – Imitation of Life
James Bay – Hear Your Heart
Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
Gwen Stefani – Yummy
Imagine Dragons – Warriors 2014 Worlds Anthem

BEAUTIFUL
Buika – Jodida pero contenta
Sa Dingding – Alive
Oceania – The Trumpet, Pukaea
Niraj Chag – It’s Life
Nina Pastori – Cuando Nadie Me Ve
David “Honeboy” Edwards – Gamblin Man
Room Eleven – Bitch
Areski Belkacem – Magicien, Magicienne
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare and Kandia Kora, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awadi, Marcus (from the band Banlieuz’Arts) and Mokobe – Africa Stop Ebola
Floetry – Say Yes
Waters – Got To My Head
Aventura – Obsesion
Anna Kendrick – When I’m Gone (Gaelic version)
Non Tiq – Quiet
Jay Z with Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Miguel Bose with Ivete Sangalo – Olvídame tú
Shania Twain – You’ve Got a Way
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Andrea Bocelli – Ava Maria
Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes – Almost Is Never Enough
Nat King Cole – Pretend
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Robbie Williams – Better Man
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Areski Belkacem – Magicien, Magicienne
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Matt Munro – Born Free

RELAX
New Order – Blue Monday
The Cars – Drive

JUST BECAUSE
Heywood Banks – Toast, Yeah Toast
Britney Spears – Toxic

MELANCHOLY and BEAUTIFUL
Stromae – Formidable
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Smashproof – Brother
Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Areski Belkacem – L’Air De Rien
Evora Cesaria – Sodade
Concha Buika (Buika) – Ojos Verdes
Englishman In New York – Sting
Florence + the Machine – Dog Days Are Over
Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo – Silencio
The Killers – Human
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
David “Honeyboy” Edwards – That’s Alright
Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon

AVOID – ANY news
If I’m looking at this this is to remind myself to not tune into the news in any shape or form. Get outside and see the sky, the night sky or the day sky. Look at the clouds. Feel the breeze on your skin. The world will turn without your knowing what is happening. Know yourself before you try and decipher the world.

*My theme song, my pick me up song, the song to get me out of bed in the morning or off the couch?? The song that I play once daily, the song that kicks me into gear. The one that switches me on. The one that energises me to do something active. I don’t have to be able to sing along to it even.
Do you have a theme song? Did you ever have a theme song for say studying? Set your alarm with the wake up music of your theme song.
I have set up my theme song to be my alarm. I hope this will help. If this song doesn’t work I will try another.

Music has been a part of human existence beyond what records allow. It is a medium that has the ability to transport us to another time, another place just with a tune, a note or a bar. It is truly magical and has the ability to heal. Here’s to the music!

Thank you innnerdragon for the inspiration to create my own go to music for when the need arises.

To Do:
(1) Put these onto playlists
(2) Go through my music and add more
(3) Listen
(4) Wonder why I like to listen to melancholy music sometimes
(5) Listen to more jazz – WBGO
(6) Listen to classical and opera
(7) Look for a record player

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