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Seven MORE Songs From My “Never Giving Up, Empowering and Go For It” Playlist

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One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston)…  Love this song…

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Miss Independent (Ne-yo)… What a gentleman…

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Baba Yetu (Christopher Tin)…  This track is incredibly empowering and full of life.  It featured in “Calling All Dawns”, the Grammy-winning album and won an award at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards.  The lyrics are in Swahili and are a translation of the Lord’s Prayer.  The track features a Gospel choir.  I didn’t understand the lyrics at first and that made absolutely no difference as to how the music spoke to me – the track is empowering, irrespective of whether you understand the lyrics.

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Wake Up Everybody (Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes)…  Set it for your morning alarm…

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Chale Chalo (With English subtitles, soundtrack for Bollywood movie Lagaan)…  The movie (released in 2001) is set in the Victorian period when India was under British rule.  Poor farmers and villagers struggle to pay the high taxes imposed by the British rulers.  The high taxes are imposed despite the lack of rainfall, which means a poor harvest.  One young man (Bhuvan) from the village agrees to a wager with the British officers, whereby if the poor villagers / farmers beat the British in a game of cricket then their taxes for 3 years would be cancelled, but if they lose then they would have to pay triple the tax.  Bhuvan then has to convince the villages of the opportunity in the wager and confront various challenges including learning to play a foreign, alien game without even the appropriate resources, confronting various injustices (e.g. fighting for a dalit (“untouchable”) to play on their team) and dealing with the pressure that the fate of the entire province rests on a single game.  The Movie is absolutely amazing and easily one of my favourites.  It has won much critical acclaim and was ranked in the 25 best sports movies by TIME magazine in 2011.  The movie is available with English subtitles.  This particular song is incredibly empowering and motivating.  There is a short movie clip prior to the song.

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We Will Rock You (Queen)…  Although the lyrics, in their totality, may be interpreted as “not very empowering”, the track itself is widely regarded as empowering…  So I don’t pay much attention to the lyrics, apart from the “We Will Rock You” part 😉

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Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)…  I think this is my favourite Jackson song…

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For more please check out…

https://keepingtheglasshalffull.com/2012/09/26/seven-songs-from-my-never-giving-up-empowering-and-go-for-it-playlist/

Let me know what you think!

Please note that I do not assert any rights over the copyright of the above music videos.  I do not own any such rights and do not intend to infringe on any copyright.  The copyright for each music video is owned by the respective owners.  Some of the owners (and further information) may be identified by going to the video on You Tube.

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Seven Songs From My “Never Giving Up, Empowering and Go For It” Playlist

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These are only 7 songs from my very, very long “Never Giving Up, Empowering and Go For It” Playlist.  I hope you enjoy!

Hero (Mariah Carey)

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Don’t Give Up (Eagle Eye Cherry, soundtrack for Holes)

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I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

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Survivor (Destiny’s Child)

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Respect (Aretha Franklin)

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Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)…  The list would be incomplete without this classic!!!

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Lets Go (A.R.Rahman, song for Commonwealth Games 2010)… In case you do not know, A.R. Rahman composed the soundtrack for “Slumdog Millionaire”, winning an Oscar, Golden Globe and 2 Academy Awards…

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Let me know what you think…

Please note that I do not assert any rights over the copyright of the above music videos.  I do not own any such rights and do not intend to infringe on any copyright.  The copyright for each music video is owned by the respective owners.  Some of the owners (and further information) may be identified by going to the video on You Tube.

Seven MORE Songs From My Happy, Chirpy and Cheerful Playlist…

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Circle of Life…  How can we ever have a “happy and cheerful playlist” without this song?!!!

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Aane Char Aane…this ones from a Bollywood movie called “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”… I couldn’t find a version with English subtitles… but it really is a lovely movie and the context of this song essentially is:  A group of people in the later years of their life decide that they want to make the most of this last quarter of their life and live it to the fullest!!!  One of the guys finally marries his childhood sweetheart!  🙂  

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I’m Walking On Sunshine

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A Whole New World

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Put Your Records On

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Musu Musu Hasi…  this ones from a Bollywood movie… I couldn’t find a version with English subtitles… but it really is a lovely and cheerful song… The song is apparently based on a Nepalese song (the first line is in Nepalese, while the rest of the song is in Hindi) and the lyrics mean (beginning only):  Smile a little for me, smile a little for me, smile a little, smile a little, oh happiness, share your sadness with me and take happiness from me, I’ve become yours now and you’ve become mine, Smile a little for me, smile a little for me, smile a little, smile a little, oh happiness…. 

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Let There Be Love… I love Nat King Cole and this has to be one of my favourites…

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I really hope you loved these and they cheered you up, or if you were already cheerful, I hope they made you more cheerful  🙂  

If you want more, then check out:

https://keepingtheglasshalffull.com/2012/09/24/seven-songs-from-my-happy-chirpy-and-cheerful-playlist/

Please let me know what you think…  🙂 

Please note that I do not assert any rights over the copyright of the above music videos.  I do not own any such rights and do not intend to infringe on any copyright.  The copyright for each music video is owned by the respective owners.  Some of the owners (and further information) may be identified by going to the video on You Tube.

Seven songs from my happy, chirpy and cheerful playlist…

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Now I should “warn you” that I have an extremely long “happy, chirpy and cheerful playlist”… and these are only 7 songs from it… but I really hope you enjoy them and that they cheer you up or if you’re already cheerful, that they make you even more cheerful…  So be as silly as you want and don’t care less what others think  🙂

The Lion Sleeps Tonight…  this is soooo cute  🙂

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Thats How You Know…  this is soooo cute as well  🙂

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Aal Izz Well… this ones a bollywood song (with English subtitles) from the Movie “3 Idiots” (love the movie – one of my favourites)… just one bit of advice – please, please, please don’t watch the last 15 seconds (I want you to be cheered up, not sad)…and I know you’re all gonna watch it now ‘coz I told you not to, but don’t do that…

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One Love… (Bob Marley)

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Ek Pal Ka Jeena (meaning “we only live for a moment” or “life only lasts for a moment”)… this ones a bollywood song (with English subtitles) … love it, love it, love it  🙂

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I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

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I’ve Had The Time of My Life

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I hope you enjoy them and please let me know what you think  🙂

Please note that I do not assert any rights over the copyright of the above music videos.  I do not own any such rights and do not intend to infringe on any copyright.  The copyright for each music video is owned by the respective owners.  Some of the owners (and further information) may be identified by going to the video on You Tube.