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Empowering songs, for hard times.

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BeeOrchid Sun 12-Oct-14 11:54:44

This may sound trivial, but I don't think it is. Music can make a big difference to our mood.
There's so many victim songs in our culture "What can I do to make you love me?" Kind of thing. But what about the strong, I can do this songs?

I'll start: "I'm still standing" Elton John - bernie taupin knew what he was writing about.

FreeSpirit89 Sun 12-Oct-14 12:00:26

Tina Turner - Its not right, but its okay.
Toni Braxton - Just be a man about it.
Jo jo - Too little, too late (abit teenage)
Beyoncé - Best thing I never had.
Micheal Bolton - How can we be lovers, if we cant be friends.

and my favourite.

Frankie - F**k you right back

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 12-Oct-14 12:01:47

I like the Louis Armstrong version of 'We have all the time in the world'. Relaxing and optimistic

FreeSpirit89 Sun 12-Oct-14 12:01:53

Sara Evans - When you were cheating.
Reba McEntire - Consider me gone.
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats.

Panad Sun 12-Oct-14 12:03:00

I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor

Wishyouwould Sun 12-Oct-14 12:16:39

Leona Lewis - Better In Time
The Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection & Waterfall
A Little Time - The Beautiful South
Rihanna - Take A Bow
Beyoncé - Listen

Scarletohello Sun 12-Oct-14 12:19:43

Ain't no stopping us now McFadden and Whitehead

Fighter Christina Aguilera

digger123 Sun 12-Oct-14 12:21:06

ditto Panad - I Will Survive (simply because he thinks I won't!)
Also... I Wanna Know What Love Is - Foreigner

also anything heavy rock - Bon Jovi, Led Zep, ACDC etc played at full volume grin

something2say Sun 12-Oct-14 13:21:04

One day my string will snap by tv smith.
Loud and proud.
Black nail varnish, middle finger up.

TwoNoisyBoys Sun 12-Oct-14 13:39:35

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.....Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson. I had that on repeat for about a month when ExH was begging me to change my mind, he'd change, stop drinking, etc etc.....Too little too late!!

FelicityGubbins Sun 12-Oct-14 13:46:23

Sugababes....Stronger. It was my anthem during a very turbulent time and its still a powerful song now...

scatteroflight Sun 12-Oct-14 14:02:18

About this time last year there was a thread on here about this exact topic. Someone recommended Move in the Right Direction by The Gossip. Thank you to that person! It did an amazing amount for me. Though now I find it almost too painful to listen to as it reminds of a time when I was so, so low.

frogmore6 Sun 12-Oct-14 14:13:28

Listen to Jennifer Hudson - I'M HERE (taken from Colour People).

Somethingtodo Sun 12-Oct-14 14:49:15

Robbie Williams "Feel" - has agitated me out of denial that I love my husband....and even though I try to go thru the fake motions - really I cant live in a desert...."there is a hole in my soul - you can see it in my face,,"
songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858492667/

Nomama Sun 12-Oct-14 15:38:52

The Avalanches

Watch the steps
Get a drink, have a good time, now
Welcome to paradise

Since I left you
I found the world so new
Since I left you
I found the world so new
I found the world so new

Since I left you
I found the world so new
Everyday
Since I left you
I found the world so new
Everyday

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfAuFAgHpzc

Watch the video to the end and you'll see the 2nd reason why they are uplifting.

sharon56bus Sun 12-Oct-14 15:51:08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMdhWRO4-dQ

handfulofcottonbuds Sun 12-Oct-14 15:54:26

scatteroflight - I think that was my thread, music is so important to me and I needed to rethink what I was able to listen to. I had hundreds of suggestions and was grateful for every one of them.

Boop suggested The Gossip and it became my anthem. I too can't listen to it anymore though.

My current favourite is Sigma and Paloma Faith, Everything is Changing

Oh and Oliver Dollar, Pushing On - great video too. Pushing On, because it's the only option smile

sharon56bus Sun 12-Oct-14 15:54:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VOa9IZ86Ak

Sleepwhenidie Sun 12-Oct-14 15:58:02

Better Things - Massive Attack with Tracy Thorne

Darkesteyes Sun 12-Oct-14 16:40:21

Thankyou scatter that was me. I was listening to that song a lot last year and again recently. Its helped me a lot in the last year.

I also recommend Keeping the Dream Alive by Freiheit.

Darkesteyes Sun 12-Oct-14 16:45:17

Sounds like a couple of us suggested it. thanks

Nomama Sun 12-Oct-14 16:45:17

Mmm! Sharon's choices are really interesting, to say the least. I haven't heard much Zappa for years... really empowering choices!

handfulofcottonbuds Sun 12-Oct-14 16:54:28

darkesteyes wink

CheersMedea Sun 12-Oct-14 17:51:27

Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)

TolstoyAteMyHamster Sun 12-Oct-14 17:59:43

Bulletproof by La Roux
You're so vain by Carly Simon
Yes by McAlmont and Butler
This ain't a love song by Scouting for Girls

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