What song comes to your mind to portray someone extremely inspitational to you?? Open to all suggestions...please
"Wind beneath my wings"
but that's a girly one.
Here's my list
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
Michael Jackson - Smile, Man in the Mirror, Heaven Can Wait
Aaliyah - Try Again
Kenny Loggins - This Is It (not the song by Michael Jackson)
Kirk Franklin - Declaration, Better, Imagine Me, Looking For You, Free, September, Hosanna, Brighter Day, Why We Sing, Lean on Me
Tonex - Make Me Over
Mase - Gotta Survive
Nas- Heaven, One Mic, War, etc.
Kanye West - Last Call, Never Let Me Down, Jesus Walks, Family Business, Bring Me Down, We Major
Common - It's Your World, Geto Heaven, The Corner, Real People, etc.
Mary J. Blige- Don't Go, Willing and Waiting, My Life,
Lauryn Hill - Lose Myself, World is A Hustle, All My Time
MC Hammer - Something About The Goldie in Me
2Pac - Dear Mama, Changes, I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto, Thugz Mansion, Sleep, What's Next, Until the End of Time, I Ain't Mad at Cha
Stevie Wonder - Anything
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Life's Opera, Dream of a Lifetime, Life is a Gamble, Trouble Man, Don't Mess with Mister T, I Won't Cry Anymore, Why Did I Choose You
Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free, You Were Meant For Me, Lil' Ghetto Boy,
the song Everything Must Change
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable
Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's the Limit
Monica - Still Standing
Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark, Dr. Feelgood, Angel, Until You Come Back to Me, Dr. Feelgood
Prince - Purple Rain
Fantasia - I Believe, This is Me, etc.
Mariah Carey - Fly Like a Bird, Vision of Love, Love Takes Time
George Michael - You Have Been Loved, Older, Jesus to a Child, Cowboys and Angels
Deon Estus - Heaven Help Me
That's all I can think of at this moment
'Suffer Me' by Alcatraz w/ Yngwie Malmsteen, 'Altitudes' by Jason Becker, 'Social Distortion' by Greg Howe, 'May I Have a Talk with You' by Stevie Ray Vaughn--first 4 songs to come to mind.
hi, did you know a movie called Invictus is coming out?
this might not be what your looking for, but fighter, by Christina Aguilerra is inspritational to me.
sweet, I did not know of the movie... must look it up!
Thanks Justine, for the song suggestion, I will check it out!
have you heard Teddy Pendagrass' your my inspiration, bit on the romantic side though
That is always a tight song. Filled with joy, love and miracles.
have you heard "Wind Beneath My Wings"? Don't remember who sang it though.
My vote for Christina Aguillera too - Beautiful and Turn to you are inspirational to me.
I also like the classic Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water.
I always enjoyed Rascall Flatts song 'Stand' as an inspirational song
Here's some suggestions, too: I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s
Toby Keith...who has some good inspirational ones. Like:
Cryin for Me (Wayman's Song)
Lost You Anyway
She Never Cried in Front of Me
But...some are sad. These come to mind...and he's got a bunch more!
Thank you EVERYONE!!! I so appreicate ALL your inputs!! yippee!!
I have the starts to a couple poems just laying dormant...I often get revved by music for inspriation... feeling a bit dry of fresh inspiring music, Hmph! So thank you!!
Muse - Thoughts of a dying athiest, infact anything by muse.
You guys all ROCK!! yippee!! Thanl you!
Oh I forgot! Pretenders, I'll Stand by You
Josh Groban's, "You Raise Me Up," is an extremely inspirational song.
or his, 'Don't Give Up' n Sir EJ, 'Blessed'
Thank you ALL! Some really great songs... I think, I now have a few to keep me going!
Inspiration - Deitrick Haddon
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol
WOW ~ definitely a poem in that song! Thanks, wavegirl!
okay, I can't help myself. Ben E King, Stand By Me.
Thanks everyone, I do have some great ones to work with now!
Have you thought of using inspirational historical people to get those juices going? Iliketrains did a tune about Spencer Percievil - the first British Prime Minister to be assassignated. It has to be something that touches you. Good luck!
"I'll Stand By You" - The Pretenders
But.... My All Time Favourite is:
"Quick, Pass me the Radish" - by The Noctural Whispering Moles.
Don't stop by fleetwood mac and shining star by earth,wind and fire.
So awesome to see this thread is alive... I greatly appreciate ALL of the special songs everybody is sharing...lovely songs
The Church from their Seance album, the song(s) Fly/One Day. Still sends shivers down my spine after all these years. Very inspirational, positive feeling.
Having been a singer myself for a number of years and also a person who has had to endure a lot of illness and heartache with one thing and another, I have found that when I sing it has got me through some really tough times. I have a couple of songs that I find have got me through some bad times and are truly inspirational.
The first one is called "You'll never walk along", it is from a musical called "carousel". I don't know if you are familiar with it but I can supply you with the words if you would like them.
The other one is a very beautiful song which was sung by the nun in the lovely musical called "The Sound of Music", which is called "Climb Every Mountain", because it is saying that you should strive to the highest point that you can until you find your dream, that one true wonderful thing in your life. You should not stop, until you have finally found what it is that you are looking for. I hope these two songs have helped you I know that they certainly have helped me on many occasions. I would like to also say I would like to be a follower of yours and invite you to be a follower of mine love from Beautybabe.
That's quite a list! Thanks for sharing and bringing this thread to life again!
The Impossible Dream- from the Man of La Mancha
The Game - Dreams
The Jacksons - Can You Feel It
Michael Jackson - Smile
Cool.. Thanks for all the shares of music!
this thread still going you will have to write lots more poetry now you have so many songs
Oh, yes.. I am so grateful for all the responses.. yet, I neeed to feel it too!
@seasoning ( )
@ Poppa blues.. yeah, that does pull at the strings.. Thanks
Sly & The Family Stone "Stand"
Mama Cass "Make Your Own Kind of Music"
Hedwig (and the Angry Inch) "Wicked Little Town"
Arcade Fire "Rebellion (Lies)"
Flaming Lips "Fight Test"
The Who "Dirty Jobs"
The Streets "Empty Cans"
Ted Hawkins "As Long As I Can See The Light"
Mariah Carey - Fly Like a Bird
Mariah Carey - Make it Happen
Kirk Franklin - September
Donnie McClurkin - We Fall Down
Greg Kirkland - You Are Good
Yolonda Adams - This Too Shall Passed, Open My Heart, Believe, etc.
Tonex - God is Love
Debra Killings - Message in the Music
Debra Killings - Love
Simply Red - Holding Back the Years
Simply Red - Picture Book
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
Deneice Williams - Free
Still standing - Elton John
"Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid"
Never say goodbye by Bon Jovi
Amazing by Aerosmith
Exit (Enter Sandman) by Metallica
Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg
Anita's Heart - Fernando Ortega
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