Brian McKnight at Celebrity Fight Night XXIII in Phoenix, Arizona. Here, Levi Stubbs asks if our “hope is gone,” “life is filled with much confusion” or if our “world around is crumblin’ down.” In this scenario, we’ll say yes to all three—to which, Stubbs lovingly replies (yep, you guessed it), “I’ll be there!”. I hope you find some songs here that change your mood in a positive way and that make you feel stronger and empowered. What kind of music do you need? This song is, in truth, about a break-up with self…facing one’s fears and becoming who one truly is, BUT most people going through a break-up with another person can relate to the very same words. The masks people wear to protect themselves and others, Recognizing the challenges in life and the weight of the world, Having an inner escape from external problems, Being what you can be despite the challenges, Being bad, bold, wiser, hard, tough, stronger, cool, calm, and staying together, Releasing fear and finding your inner strength, Making it through, not holding back, holding yourself up, Keeping on when things get difficult and complicated, Fighting for what is important in your life and in life, The experiences that make us stronger, wiser, faster, smarter, Having a more resilient response to people who have influences in our lives, Not letting things and other people get to you, Continuing to move on and go forward when there is resistance, Choosing between being small or being powerful, The process and importance of being brave, Getting enough bravery to say what you need/want to say, Shining through darkness and no matter where you are, Illuminating in a world that will try to bring you down, Coming out as survivor through difficult hardship, Picking up the pieces of one life and continuing forward, Continuing to persevere through difficult times, Being brave enough to make the best choices in life, Leaving behind the old/past for the new/present and future, Knowing bad as things are, things get better, Having clarity after a difficult situation and going forward, Finding strength, courage, and motivation within oneself, Some of the struggles and injustices of the world, Having strength and resilience in hard times, Letting go of the things that hold us back, Overcoming obstacles in order to reach one's goals, The importance of carrying on and continuing even in difficult times, Being able to find one's way and find strength even when lost and alone. I am a single mom who was given 2 weeks notice to get from PA to CA for life saving brain surgery.. That song and a good chunk from this list were on a rotating cycle up to the day of surgery. That is one of the things that makes music pretty impressive! Hi, thanks for these songs, you have good taste! If you’re trying to make sense of the lyrics of this song, you’re doing it wrong. Trade ad for Johnny Nash's single "Let's Move & Groove (Together)". "Fight Song" is a great and empowering song; I think some people weren't able to appreciate it after hearing it so much and it being associated with different causes and contexts but the reason it was so played and used for different causes and contexts was because it was as empowering and as positive as it was. Answer: This list is organized according to the strength of the songs' message and the universal applicability/relatability of the music and message, but I do think that a music list following the epic hero cycle is a good idea for a future hub! Compare his list to yours and share your feedback. Learn Things Web from California on October 13, 2015: Great list. It shouldn't even be on the list but article was probably done by someone 18 years old. It’s fun. Find the fighter. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images. :-). A good song that everyone can relate to at different points in their lives. Linda Robinson from Cicero, New York on October 02, 2015: Hi Nalini what a fun and very interesting hub to read. Your list is amazing. Here are 10 perfect songs for when you know something really great is on the horizon. Absolute Rapture can be felt through the song. Pretty much any version of this protest anthem will do—Pete Seeger has a goosebump-inducing live version where the crowd joins in, Toots and the Maytals turned the song into reggae gold and Bruce Springsteen recorded a calming studio version—but Joan Baez’s rendition makes me weep the most. If you need proof of the soul group’s chops, look no further than the title track of their 1964 album Keep on Pushing. In the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Penelope Cruz's character says to Captain Corelli, "What is there to sing about, anyway?" As an overall approach and process, I agree with you and think it's better to listen to uplifting songs in times like that. Listen with an open mind and you might realize the words also apply to you. All Rights Reserved, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, Nina Simone: “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”, Queen (feat. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You have every reason to remember the name! This coronavirus pandemic is testing our will power, and we’re not … Trending on YourTango: How To Know (For SURE) If A Man Wants To Be With You. But when we listen and listen closely, there is definitely more to be gathered. 2. :-) I am glad you enjoyed the hub and that you are looking forward to reading my other hubs as well. Check out the Spotify playlist I’ve created at the very bottom. I think I've heard the chorus of that song but I am going to give it a "true listen" as I don't think I've heard the whole thing. (Oh and the acoustic version is just the best!) Many songs have tried to recapture the sheer epic — in the pre-internet sense of the word — nature of this song. One of them is symbolic and inspiring, and fits with the message of this hub. I hope you enjoy checking out the songs that you haven't heard of :-). I really enjoyed the hub and I look forward to reading your others as well. The British industrial and post-punk group teamed up with Gang of Four’s Andy Gill and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl for their 2003 self-titled album, and one highlight is “You’ll Never Get to Me.” Jaz Coleman’s vocals are delivered somewhat absurdly, but hearing Coleman growl incredibly earnest lines in the style of a hardcore singer or swamp monster is really something: “Oh, sing a song of joy / Sweet childhood / Never desert me.”. Hoist your gold medal high and let the sweet song of success ring through the air. Cheers! 3 of 11 Donny Hathaway, "A Song for You" 31 Christian Songs for Overcoming Obstacles, Hard Times, Adversity and Not Giving Up, The Most Powerful, Beautiful, and Epic Movie Scores, Being able to come back after feeling defeated, Continuing and fighting even when ready to give up, The strength inside that allows us to rise and overcome obstacles, Fighting for and taking ownership of your life, Believing in yourself even when no one else does, Staying strong and going on even when you're tired, Achieving things and overcoming adversity, Working hard against all odds in order to get where one wants to go, Achieving and finding greatness in oneself, Being strong against obstacles and opposition, The importance of not giving up and rising again, even if you fall, Doing the positive opposite of the negative people expect, Gaining happiness outside of darkness and sadness, Focusing on the journey and not the destination. I am glad you liked it! GJones from Manila, Philippines on April 02, 2016: Mariah Carey's "Hero." Music has a very powerful effect on how people think and feel; therefore, songs like this can be extremely helpful. Sometimes the hardest part about our challenges is the fact that we do not have an answer to them or a way out of them. Thumbs up. This coronavirus pandemic is testing our will power, and we’re not even sure how long we have to endure these circumstances. This is one of those all-time great songs to get lost in your own invincibility on the dance floor. I tried to be someone else. Try one of these next time you need a little “managerial mojo music” to lighten your leadership load. I need song about trying your best and still failing. Music is so powerful, it goes directly to both your heart and brain. Even though I cried my eyes at on most of the songs, they still gave me inspiration to keep fighting through this. "Go the Distance"—Michael Bolton, from Disney, 46. I am happy to share it with you! Looking for more songs? Eddie Kendricks released a chart-topping single just a few years after he left The Temptations. Cereal and orange juice You’ll be in the finest mood, And get your highest score! I can definitely say that when I am feeling down or that my confidence has taken a toll I tend to look for songs which are going to bring good vibes and lift up my spirits. "The End is Where We Begin" by Thousand Foot Krutch. Sing to whatever you need to in order to overcome those challenges and go forward. All four wear white shirts and dark coats. Thank you for your message and I apologize for the delay in response. “Keep on Truckin’” is not technically about overcoming a personal struggle, but it is an anthem of romantic persistence, and determination against the odds is what we’re trying to celebrate here. From my Baby Boom generation, I would recommend "Long Promised Road" by the Beach Boys. Hit hard at the battle that's confronting you! 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