YOU ARE ALIVE!

We all have hardships – we all have bad days.  Life is sometimes to unbearable and it is okay to shut it out once in a while but we can’t and shouldn’t ignore it all the time.  So many of us have struggled and overcome so many obstacles to be where we are today.  Be thankful and don’t forget that everything we do – all the struggles and pain we go through make us stronger.

We – ALL OF US, our alive and in the land of the living.  Be proud of who you are and the person you have become.  Use your voice, your struggles and your obstacles to empower others to create positive change in the world.

Here are some inspirational lyrics to a great song by a great artist who has overcome her own struggles and creates positive change with her music.  The song is entitled, “Land of the Living” from the album of the same name.

LAND OF THE LIVING

I got a mirror, a bottle and a pen
The mirror is cracked
The bottle is empty
And my pen don’t know where to begin

I’ve got a picture, a letter and a song
The picture is torn
The letter is worn
And my tune has been sung before

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
No, no callers come around, baby

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living
Oh, I can’t believe that I survived
And I’m in the land of the living
Can’t believe that I survived

I saw the city, the lights and the music
The city is hard
The lights they have lied
The music just seems to have died

And I had my hope
Oh, I had my faith
Oh, my pride, yeah
And to hope I cling
To faith I am blind
And my pride I have left far behind

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
Ain’t no callers come around, babe

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living, babe
I can’t believe that I survived
Oh, still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I’m alive

Still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I survived
Oh no, I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You see another night is over
And the curtain’s come down
I see no flowers at my door
Oh no one’s comin’ ’round, yeah

But I’m glad to be alive
Still in the land of the living
You can’t believe that I survived
Still alive in the land of the living

Oh babe, I’m still alive, oh yeah
In the land of the living
I bet you, bet you can’t believe I survived
Oh, I’m still in the land of the living

Oh, oh, another night is over
I’m still in the land of the living
I see the curtains coming down
But baby, I’m still in the land of the living

I bet you can’t believe me, I bet you can’t believe
Yes, here I am, I see that I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, I’m gonna take my curtain call
Oh, I’m in the land of the living

Can’t believe that I’m alive
I’m still in the land of the living, living

Songwriters
WEITZ, KRISTINE E/ARMSTRONG, ROLLO/DOUGAN, ROBERT DON HUNTER

You can listen to the song or watch the video via  www.kristinew.com Please visit the the Kristine W official site to purchase any of her uplifting music.

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SONGS/VIDEOS TO MAKE YOU FEEL PROUD – IN CELEBRATION OF PRIDE and LOVE EVERYWHERE!

In celebration of Gay Pride, Love and Positive Energy – I decided to share some music videos that have thought provoking messages, are relevant in terms of the songs message or simply make you feel like you want to dance.  Whether you identify as gay, straight, bisexual or transgender – let your true colours fly and do it without judging someone else’s authenticity.  Now let’s celebrate PRIDE by spreading love and positive energy into the world:

NOTHING REALLY MATTERS (REMIX) – Madonna

YOU DON’T KNOW – Cyndi Lauper

FEEL WHAT YOU WANT – Kristine W

FREE – Ultra Nate

POWER OF LOVE – Deee-Lite

PROUD – Heather Small

MODERN LOVE – Rupaul

A LITTLE RESPECT (HMI Redux) – Erasure

AFTER ALL – Billie Ray Martin

GLASS & PATRON – FKA Twigs

BRING THE NOIZE – M.I.A.

LIGHT IN PLACES – Peaches

LIVING FOR LOVE (Remix) – Madonna

Let music move you towards creating positive change in the world.  Allow LOVE into your heart and live with positive energy within your heart.

HAPPY PRIDE to everyone!!!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

LET LOVE REIGN

There are many musicians who have made an impact in pop culture.  Artists that were game changers in their respective genres like – Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Billie Holiday, The Supremes, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Sade.  Today, not many artists have the same impact but have made stood considering today’s music is very generic.  In an era where hip/hop and rap rules, there have been leaders and followers.  Some of the artists making an impact today include – Rihanna, Beyoncé, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Drake.  But what of those artists that somehow fly under the radar and that have contributed brilliant music?  Such artists like – Faithless, Joi Cardwell, Billie Ray Martin, Roisin Murphy, The Knife, Deee-Lite, Oh Land, Robyn, Royksopp and Bjork.

Kristine Weitz – known as Kristine W, has been an active artist – mainly in the dance/club scene in North America.  Her first commercially released single, “Feel What You Want” was a success in Europe and became her first of 8 consecutive Billboard Club Play #1 hits.  Saying this, let’s take a look at her body of work.  As mentioned, Kristine’s first number one hit on a Billboard Chart, was “Feel What You Want”.  Since then, Kristine W has tallied 16 number one singles on Billboards Club Play Chart.  As of April 2015, Kristine W is currently in the top 5 artists with most number one’s on this chart.  Here is the current ranking of most number 1’s on Billboard’s Club Play

  1. Madonna (44)
  2. Beyoncé and Rihanna (22)
  3. Janet Jackson (19) 
  4. Mariah Carey and Donna Summer (17)
  5. Kristine W and Jennifer Lopez (16)

For an artist who hasn’t had much airplay on commercial/pop radio, it’s pretty amazing to be in a ranking with such high-profile artist such as Beyoncé, Rihanna and the Queen of Pop – Madonna.  As a matter of fact, Kristine W was named Billboard’s # 3 artist of the 2000’s only behind Beyoncé and Madonna. 

In my opinion, Kristine W, has released one of the best pop/dance/electronic albums – Land of the Living.  This album is a perfect amalgamation of pop/jazz/club and electronic music.  Land of the Living is a powerful and passionate album that comes from the heart and a place of love.  It’s an album that has a message about perseverance, determination and becoming independent.  Land of the Living reinforces that the dance community is not only about beats, fun and drugs but that it cares about social issues and is as legitimate as the other genres in pop culture.

Here is a bit of background surrounding Kristine W’s releases:

  • She has released 8 full-length albums:  Perfect Beat (1986, re-released in 1994), Land of the Living (1996), Stronger (2000), Fly Again (2003), The Power of Music (2009), Straight Up With A Twist (2010), New and Number Ones (2012), New and Number Ones Club Hits Part One (2013), New and Number Ones Club Hits Part Two (2014). 
  • Has officially released 20 singles.
  • All of her commercially released singles were # 1 singles on the Billboard Club Play Chart except, “I’ll Be Your Light” (2), “So Close To Me” (2), “Everything That I Got” (4) and “Love Come Home” (4).  “Love Come Home” war originally released in 1994 and did not chart.
  • Her most successful charted single was, “One More Try” which hit Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and peaked at # 78.
  • Her album “Straight Up With A Twist” includes jazz and chill out reinterpretations of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”, Donna Summer’s “On The Radio” and Eagles “Take It To The Limit”.  It also includes reinterpretations of her own classic hits, “Wonder of It All”, “Stronger”, “Some Lovin”, and “Feel What You Want”.

I have had the opportunity of seeing Kristine W each time she has come to the Toronto, Ontario Canada region and even met her on several occasions.  She really does give everything she’s got when performing and greeting her fans.  I am inspired of how hard she works to get her music out to her fans especially without the backing of a major record label. 

I continue to have much of her music on repeat on my phone, computer, home stereo and record player!  Yes, I revisit and play vinyl as often as I can – the music is so crisp and clear on vinyl.  It also provides that comforting ‘old school’ feeling of when the purchase of music was just as exciting as listening to it.  I have many favorite singles from all of her albums.  It’s hard to pick one song that is the best but, there is always one song I always go back to when I need motivation, inspiration and a reminder that LOVE can conquer anything.  That song is “Let Love Reign”.  Hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.  Here are the lyrics, YouTube audio follows:

Let Love Reign  

There’s a kingdom that lives
Maybe it’s only in my mind
Where love reigns all the time
Do you believe? I still believe

Our brother’s sleeping all alone in the park
His head is resting on a pillow of hope
Then he says dance for me, he gives me smiles for free
He trades a joke for mine and the world is fine

And we let love reign
We reach out, don’t be afraid
Everything you do
It will be coming back to you
Let love reign

A rich man’s sitting on his velvet couch
His kingdom rains until he’s drowned in my dreams
And then he says sing for me, give me your song for free
I’d trade his soul for mine if I could only make him kind

And he would let love reign
We reach out, don’t be afraid
Everything you do
It’s coming back to you

There’s a kingdom of kindness where love is
And a rainbow will come with the rain’s kiss
And love remains when love reigns

Let love reign
We reach out, don’t be afraid
And everything you do
It will be coming back to you

‘Cause only love reigns
With my love reigns
Everything you do
Is coming back to you

I do believe that love remains
I do believe that love reigns
I do believe that love remains
I do believe that love reigns

I do believe that love remains
I do believe that love reigns
I do believe that love remains
I do believe that love reigns

I do believe
I do believe
I do believe
Let our love reign

 
This song is from Kristine W’s 3rd official release, Stronger (2000).  It also includes the hits, “Stronger”, “Clubland”, “Lovin’ You” and “All That Glitters”.  You can purchase all of Kristine W’s music by visiting her official site:  www.kristinew.com or via the iTunes store.   
 
We are all responsible for spreading love and positive energy into the world ensuring that LOVE will reign.
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Top Images – Covers of Kristine W’s first album (Land of the Living) and second album (Stronger)
Bottom Images – NoH8 campaign photo and the cover of her latest single, 2014’s “Love Come Home” remixes all available via Kristine W’s website, www.kristinew.biz

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

 
 

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

Television, radio, newspapers and magazines are so pre-occupied with reporting stories of hate, violence, gossip and negativity.  I understand the need to inform the general public of issues happening around the world but to do so 24 hours a day and 7 days a week – it’s too much!  Also – without outlets reporting unbiased and newsworthy stories, we would be unable to act to ensure a positive outcome is achieved.

Today…I want to focus on LOVE in music.  There have been so many songs written about love – most are usually about heartbreak due to relationships ending.  There are also many songs that celebrate the positivity of love and how love can make everyone feel great….here are some examples via song lyrics:

“Love is all we need
To make everything complete
If we try to live together and be happy
You and me are one and we’ve only just begun
So let’s make a new beginning have some fun”

Love Is All We Need – Mary J. Blige – from the album ‘Share My World’ released in February 1997.

“What is it that can make a lost soul found?
Love
And what is it that can make the coldest day seem warm?
Love
And what is it that can bring a smile through to strangers?
Love love love love”

Power of Love – Deee-Lite – from the album ‘World Clique’ released in August 1990.

“If you wear your feelings
the way you wear your clothes
Maybe people would believe
in what you’re saying,
Heaven knows, heaven knows “

Love Song – Kristine W – from the album ‘Land of the Living’ released in July 1996.

“When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans
That have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same
But that’s not important
No freedom ’til we’re equal
Damn right I support it
I don’t know”

Same Love – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert – from the album ‘The Heist’ released in October 2012.

 
“There is no comprehension
There is real isolation
There is so much destruction
What I want is a celebration
And I know I can feel bad
When I get in a bad mood
And the world can look so sad
Only you make me feel good”
 
Love Profusion – Madonna – from the album ‘American Life’ released in April 2003.
 
 
“You’ll be given love, you’ll be taken care of
You’ll be given love, you have to trust it
Maybe not from the sources you have poured yours
Maybe not from the directions you are staring at
Trust your head around, it’s all around you
All is full of love, all around you
You just ain’t receiving, your phone is off the hook
Your doors are all shut”
 
Bjork – All Is Full of Love – from the album ‘Homogenic’ released in September 1997.
 
 
You can find love anywhere and everywhere, all you have to do is be receptive.  Open your eyes, open your mind and accept it. 
 
Love is on the radio, on the subway, in the park, on television, across the street or on the other side of the world, it is beside you and inside you….
 
***You can purchase all of the above songs by visisting iTunes or by visiting the official websites of each of the artists***
 
For more information about Mary J. Blige, please visit the official website – http://www.maryjblige.com/
 
For more information about Deee-Lite or Lady Kier, please visit – http://www.ladykier.com/
 
For more information about Kristine W, please visit the official website – http://www.kristinew.com
 
For more information about Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, please visit the official website – http://macklemore.com/
 
For more information about Mary Lambert, please visit the official website – http://www.marylambertsings.com/
 
For more information about Madonna, please visit the official website – http://www.madonna.com/

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

TAKE ME TO CHURCH

I am a big fan of music in its various formats and genres; some pop, rock, alternative, country, reggae, dance, house and electronica.  Some of my favourite artists come from the house music/electronica genre like; Depeche Mode, Erasure, Kristine W, Ultra Nate, Madonna, The Human League, OMD, Billie Ray Martin, Massive Attack and Tricky – just to name a few. 

The artists I named above have been instrumental in providing the ‘soundtrack to my life’ some more than others but one artist that has been consisted in providing music that has deeply resonated with me and the events of my life has been Sinead O’Connor.  Ever since I heard her captivating voice as it softly sang the first verse of her underground alternative hit “Troy” form the ground-breaking album The Lion and the Cobra:

“I’ll remember it
And Dublin in a rainstorm
And sitting in the long grass in summer
Keeping warm
I’ll remember it
Every restless night
We were so young then
We thought that everything
We could possibly do was right
Then we moved”

I was hooked right from the beginning – her voice was soft gentle and passionate at the start of the song but strong, defiant by the end.  Since then, Sinead O’Connor has released albums that transcend all music genres from pop to reggae and topics ranging from love, religion and spirituality. 

Due to Sinead’s outspoken nature and personal issues stemming from a troubled home-life and abuse endured by the hands of her mother, Sinead’s music career went from over-night success via her Prince-penned hit single, “Nothing Compares 2 U”, to becoming ostracized for making a very courageous statement about the Catholic church and their sexual abuse scandals.  

Sinead’s latest effort is entitled;  I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss.  Her latest single, “Take Me To Church” is a rebirth of sorts.  Sinead sings about not having regrets in being the woman she used to be and living authentically as  the woman she is today.   Here are the lyrics, followed by the video:

TAKE ME TO CHURCH

I don’t wanna love the way I loved before,
I don’t wanna love that way no more
What if I’ve been right and lost some storm?
I don’t want to write them anymore
I don’t wanna sing them the way I sang before
I don’t wanna sing that way no more,
What if I’ve been singing love songs before?
I don’t wanna sing them anymore,
I don’t wanna be that girl no more
I don’t wanna cry no more
I don’t wanna die no more
So get me down from this old tree,
Cut the rope and all from me
Sat me on the floor,
I’m the only one I should adore!

Take me to the church,
I’ve done so many bad things that hurts
Take me to the church,
but not the ones that hurt
‘Cause that ain’t the truth
And that’s not what it’s worth
Yeah, take me to church
Yeah, take me to church
I’ve done so many bad things that hurts
Yeah, get me to church,
but not the ones that hurt
‘Cause that ain’t the truth
And that’s not what it’s worth

I’m gonna say souls of love and unforgiven ??
Sons of living, sons of calling in the night
It’s time to rise above the light
And love the only one you shouldn’t bite
??
So get me down from this old tree,
Cut the rope and all from me
Sat me on the floor,
I’m the only one I should adore!

Take me to the church,
I’ve done so many bad things that hurts
Yeah take me to the church,
but not the ones that hurt
‘Cause that ain’t the truth
And that’s not what it’s worth
Yeah, take me to church
Yeah, take me to church
I’ve done so many bad things that hurts
Yeah, get me to church,
but not the ones that hurt
‘Cause that ain’t the truth
And that’s not what it’s worth

(O’Connor/Reynolds/Kearns)

Many critics are saying that Sinead is back in top form and that the album is a great ‘come-back’.  For me, it isn’t a come-back album because I have enjoyed much of her under-rated work such as the amazing works of Universal Mother, Gospel Oak EP, the glorious Faith and Courage and the fantastic How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?  If you haven’t been honoured in listening to any of her music after her so-called ‘break-down’, I would recommend opening your mind and your heart and taking the musical and emotional journey of what Sinead’s music and lyrics can provide you.

For more Sinead’s discography, tour and other information, please visit her official website at:  www.sineadoconnor.com or like her Facebook page.  You can purchase Sinead on the iTunes store via:   http://www.apple.com/itunes

I am grateful for her music and wish her much peace, love and health because that is all her music has given me. 

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

SONGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

There is nothing like music to change your mood.  Music makes you scream, shout and dance!  Music is inspiring and can change your mood thereby changing your health.  Moving and dancing to music gets the blood flowing and helps to reduce fat – possibly creating a physical change.  It can also be calming and thought-provoking providing bringing balance to your emotional state.

Here is a list of songs that make I love singing  aloud to and make me really happy (in no particular order):

MADONNA – Holiday

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From the self-titled album:  MADONNA, released July 27, 1983.

SADE – Kiss of Life

www.sade.com

From the album:  LOVE DELUXE, released November 1, 1992.

ERASURE – A Little Respect

http://www.erasureinfo.com

From the album:  THE INNOCENTS, released April 18, 1988

GLORIA GAYNOR – I Will Survive

www.gloriagaynor.com

From the album:  LOVE TRACKS, released November 27, 1978

ELTON JOHN/THE ELTON JOHN BAND – Philadelphia Freedom

www.eltonjohn.com

Released as a single on February 24, 1975

FLEETWOOD MAC – Dreams

www.fleetwoodmac.com

From the album:  RUMOURS, released February 4, 1977

ULTRA NATE – Free

www.ultranate.com

From the album:  SITUATION CRITICAL, released April 27, 1998

DEPECHE MODE – It’s No Good

www.depechemode.com

From the album:  ULTRA, released April 14, 1997

DONNA SUMMER – On The Radio

www.donnasummer.com

Released as a single on November 23, 1979

KRISTINE W – I’ll Be Your Light

www.kristinew.com

From the album:  FLY AGAIN, released in 2003

DEEE-LITE – Power of Love

www.ladykier.com

From the album:  WORLD CLIQUE, released August 7, 1990

LADY GAGA – Fashion

www.ladygaga.com

From the album:  ARTPOP, released November 6, 2013

CYNDI LAUPER – Shine

www.cyndilauper.com

From the album:  SHINE, released only in Japan May 3, 2004 (EP and remixes) released in USA May 2002

For more information about each of these artists (link included below each video/audo post – please visit their respective websites.  To purchase any of these songs or album, please visit their websites or iTunes.

Let music move you emotionally and physically…..but most of all….HAVE FUN!!!!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

THE WONDER OF IT ALL

Many people go through life being distracted by things that will not bring them happiness or joy.  What kind of joy can a car bring compared to the beauty nature provides?  A television can’t bring you as much awe as you can receive from watching the suns reflection as it gently touches our lakes and oceans.

Many of us really don’t take the time to appreciate the beauty that is around us.  Not only of the beauty in what our planet has to provide but the beauty of the small things people do.  Take the time to appreciate the next time someone smiles at you.  Appreciate nature, animals, the fact that you have breath in you to live another day, your health, the suns warmth, the ability to see, hear, smell, touch and feel.  Let’s not focus on things that bring you worry, sadness, heartache and pain – just focus on seeing the wonder of it all.

The lyrics to this song (and the song itself) will help you reach that place in you that is filled with love and positive energy.  The song was written by the very talented Kristine W and can be purchased via iTunes or Kristine W’s website – www.kristinew.com

THE WONDER OF IT ALL

I can see you comin’ baby
For so long you’ve been running
Wish I could just save you just one time
I’m feeling my last ones gone and done and done and done
Bet you one thing

If we could only see
The wonder of it all
And all that we can be in a lifetime (baby)
You will always be
Forever in my heart
And love will set us free
If we just try

I can feel you tryin’
For so long you’ve been hiding
Wish I could’ve told you that one time
I’m feeling the last ones gone and done and done and done
Bet you one thing

If we could only see
The wonder of it all
And all that we can be in a lifetime (baby)
You will always be
Forever in my heart
And love will set us free
If we just try

When you’re down on the ground
And you’re barely holdin on
All you need is love
To keep from going under
For a while you’ve been trying to be strong and never fall
But it’s alright sometimes
It can only get better

If we could only see
The wonder of it all
And all that we can be in a lifetime (baby)
You will always be
Forever in my heart
And love will set us free
If we just try

This song can be found on Kristine W’s amazing cd – Fly Again.  “The Wonder of It All” was the third single released from this album and gave Kristine the all-time record for the longest string of consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play hits in the history of the chart.

May you begin to see the wonder of it all.  Be kind, be respectful, be positive and spread love into the world.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

AN IMAGE TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to me – he was a man who believed that everyone should be treated equally and he fought passionately for this all of his life.  A man so encompassed in his beliefs that he spent 27 years in prison for them.  Mandela was and will continue to be a huge and inspirational voice for those who are deemed less equal than the ones who oppress them.  The world has lost a man who was compassionate, fearless, brave, loving and inspirational – he may be gone but his legacy will live on in all those whom he has inspired.  Here is my YouTube tribute to Mr. Mandela.  Please note:  The images I used were images from the internet and I take no credit for any of them.  The song I used is entitled “The Rivers Divide” from Kristine W.  This song can be found on her albums ‘Stronger’ (Japanese Import) or the version I used – from ‘Straight Up With A Twist’.  Her voice and the lyrics of the song bring so much more emotion and life to this video.

You can purchase the song via iTunes or via her website:  http://www.kristinew.com

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

LOVE IS HERE TO STAY WHEN YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO ME

Today is about having a good time, letting go of all of your negative feelings and to embrace music like you have never embraced it before.  Imagine if every one of us just let go of our fears and worries and just danced like no-one was watching………well, don’t imagine it and just DO IT!!!!!  I feel your love and energy and know that all of our love is here to stay and I feel that when you all send love into our universe, I feel that you are all SO CLOSE TO ME.

Let this video and the soulful voice of Kristine W take you to a place where we can all be connected by love and music without any judgments.  Turn up your MP3 player, computer or whatever listening device you have and ENJOY!

You can buy “So Close To Me” via iTunes or via Kristine’s website:  www.kristinew.com

Keep music and love alive!!!!!

Together we can make the world a more positive one!

TAKE BACK WHAT DOESN’T BELONG TO ME………….

Thirteen years ago, Sinead O’Connor released an album entitled;  Faith & Courage.  For me, it is quite possibly her best album.  The songs on this album seem to be written to heal, to forgive, to let go of resentment and anger and to embrace spirituality.  I find when artists find spirituality – they tend to create some of their best work, for example;  MadonnaRay of Light, Alanis MorissetteFlavours of Entanglement and Sinead O’ConnorFaith & Courage.  
 
Music is powerful and can lift your spirits – whether they were intended to do so or not.  There are many songs that can send you to a higher place or just make you feel great and happy, songs such as;
 
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
Deee-Lite – Love Is Everything/River of Freedom/Power of Love/Groove Is In The Heart
Vernessa Mitchell – This Joy
Enigma – Sadeness Part I/Rivers of Belief/Return To Innocence
Sandra – Love Is The Price/The Art of Love
Elton John – Sacrifice/Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word/Philadelphia Freedom
George Michael – Freedom/Faith/Move On/Star People
Kristine W – I’ll Be Your Light/Land of the Living/Stronger/Be Alright
Carrie Underwood – Jesus Take The Wheel
Ultra Nate – Free
Cyndi Lauper – Shine/You Don’t Know/True Colours
Billie Ray Martin – Your Loving Arms/Hands Up and Amen
Kylie Minogue – On A Night Like This/I Believe In You/All The Lovers
Mistress Barbara – Dance Me to the End of Love
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Katy Perry – Firework
Black Eyed Peas – I Got A Feeling/Where Is The Love
 
We all have songs that make us feel good and are therapeutic and this is a great thing.  Music should help us forgive, remove resentments, release pain and anger but most of all, it should make you feel good.
 
Here is a song on Sinead O’Connor’s album that helps me release some of my ‘negative’ emotions.  Here are the lyrics, the audio follows:
 
WHAT DOESN’T BELONG TO ME
 
The woman named Iris gave birth to the goddess
In her son who can’t say his name
Because of all the pain
I miss you, but I’m glad you’re gone
I want you but I’m not alone
I’m haunted by you
But I’ll get you gone if it takes me all my life long
Take back the pain you gave me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me
Take back the shame you gave me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me
I’m Irish, I’m English, I’m Moslem, I’m Jewish,
I’m a girl, I’m a boy
And the goddess meant for me only joy
And real love requires you, give up those loves
Whom you think you love best
Love puts you through the test
And only loyal love will bring me happinessTake back the rage you gave me
Take back the hatred you gave me for me
Take back the anger that nearly killed me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me

And real love requires you
Give up those loves
That you think you love best
Love puts you through the test
And only loyal love will bring you happiness

Take back the pain you gave me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me
Take back the blame you gave me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me
Take back what doesn’t belong to me

For more information about Sinead O’Connor, please visit her website:  http://www.sineadoconnor.com/
 
You can purchase all the singles/albums I mentioned above by visiting the individual artists web pages/sites or on iTunes.
 
I hope this blog gives you the motivation to reconnect with music the makes you feel good and allows you to release any negative emotions that you may be hanging onto.
 
Love, light and happiness.
 

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!