Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Music Speaks to My Heart

depositphotos_10220353-Woman-with-music-notes-vectorWhenever I have a chance, I listen to music as it empowers me.  Plain and simple: Music speaks to my heart. It also unites people.

One particular memory stands out as a highlight of my trip to Great Britain and Ireland this past summer with one of my sisters  (the same sister who introduces me to new music).  We had a special and uplifting experience one night on vacation in Killarney, Ireland.  Our tour group consisted of more than forty adults of different age groups from around the world.  This night in particular, we went to watch an outdoor concert that was happening near our hotel. The band was playing songs we all knew, so we sang out from the top of our lungs.

Despite where we had come from, every member of the tour group was connected through words.  We had this in common.

Therefore, I decided to start a list so that I can share some of these and other songs with you. Here is the list I have started so far, with the songs listed in no particular order.  Feel free to add to the list. Music can be such an inspiration to the spirit! Enjoy!

My Top Motivational Songs

Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are

Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger

September – “Satellites

Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande – “Beneath Your Beautiful

Ellie Goulding – “Your Song

Backstreet Boys – “What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful

Pink – “Try

Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable

Tristan Prettyman – “Say Anything

Shania Twain – “Today is Your Day

Kris Allen – “The Vision of Love

The Tenors – “Anchor Me

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – “When You Believe

Whitney Houston – “Greatest Love of All

Switchfoot – ” Dare You to Move

R. Kelly – ” I Believe I Can Fly

Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger

Gloria Estefan – “Reach

Jesse Ruben – “We Can

Artist Against – “True Colours

Josh Groban – “You Raise Me Up

The Tenors – “Lead With Your Heart

Fun – “Carry On

Adele – “Skyfall

The Beatles – “With A little help from my friends

Serena Ryder – “Stompa

Selena Gomez – “Who Says

U2 – “Beautiful Day

Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way

Katy Perry – “Firework

Tom Petty – “Learning to Fly

Celine Dion – “Taking Chances

Bryan Adams – “Summer of 69

Glee – “Defying Gravity

Amanda Marshall – “Everybody’s got a story

Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing

Rascal Flatts – “Bless the Broken Road

Miley Cyrus – “The Climb”

Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars

Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me

Travis Tritt – “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive

John Mayer – “Say

Carrie Underwood – “Crazy Dreams

Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten

Michael Buble – “Hold On

The Band Perry – “All Your Life

INXS – “Beautiful Girl

Goo Goo Dolls – “Better Days

Paper Route – “Calm My Soul

Brooke Waggoner – “Wonder-Dummied

Vangelis – “Chariots of Fire

Michael Jackson – “Will You Be There

Sade – “By Your Side

Tracey Chapman – “The Promise

Survivor- “Eye of Tiger

Tim McGraw – “Live Like You Were Dying

The Beatles – “Let It Be

Jason Gray – “Remind Me Who I Am

Patty Griffin – “Long Ride Home

Dixie Chicks – “Wide Open Spaces

Rankin Family – “We Rise Again

Proclaimers – “500 Miles

Proclaimers – “I’m On my Way

Eva Cassidy – “Time After Time

Emeli Sande – “Next to Me

Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Metric – “Gimme Sympathy

Griffin House – “The Guy That Says Goodbye To You Is Out Of His Mind

Julie Andrews – “Climb Every Mountain

Jessica Andrews – “Who I Am

Johnny Reid – “Today I’m Going to Try to Change the World

The Black Eyed Peas – “Where is the Love

The Rankin Family – “Fare Thee Well Love

The Cardigans – “Communication

Rascal Flatts – “Stand

Rascal Flatts – “I Wont Let Go

Natalie Grant – “Held

Would love to hear your favorite songs.  Hope these songs touch your heart!


One Response to “Music Speaks to My Heart”
  1. Kari Wilson says:

    This is a great list, thank you! I enjoy listening to music when I ride my bike. My song list is getting a bit overplayed so this will be new and uplifting for me.

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