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My Music: All Time Favorite Soundtracks

Updated on May 22, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Music - The Universal Language!

'Music is the universal language of mankind' Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

I couldn't agree more with him! It is diverse and colorful as the varying shades and hues of the colours in a rainbow and no matter what language you speak, you can always tell good music.

Music is a great 'mood-setter' - for a family barbecue, a romantic dinner, the office party, spiritual upliftment or revival, a 'rocking' party or jam session, getting the Christmas or Easter cleaning done, taking away Monday morning blues, a quiet evening at home, doing homework, finishing a project and the list goes on. In fact, I listened to my favourite music as I was making this lens.

I dont just love music. I love music and its two (2) derivatives - Singing and Dancing and like William Shakespeare, I believe that, 'Good music is music that transcends time.'

This lens is a collection of some of my all-time favourite songs, and musical artists from my favourite genres of music - Latin Music (Bachata, Salsa, Merengue), Reggae, Adult Contemporary (mostly love songs), Gospel & Christian Music and Calypso (Ole Time Calypso).

If you have as much SOUL as me, then you'll definitely love these all-time favorites. Enjoy!!!

Image Credits: All Images, including the Introduction Photo from Microsoft Windows except where indicated otherwise

'Ambassadors for Christ' - Carlene Davis

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Best of Glory
Best of Glory

With Carlene Davis there's nothing boring about PRAISE!!! This purchase is worth every penny.

 

RELIGIOUS, GOSPEL, CHRISTIAN MUSIC

High Places: The Best of Ron Kenoly
High Places: The Best of Ron Kenoly

RON KENOLYHe really takes you into Worship!

 
Throne Room
Throne Room

CECE WINANSAngelic Praises that bring you peace and calm your spirit while praising God.

 
Hallelujah: The Very Best of Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Hallelujah: The Very Best of Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIRI think this choir epitomizes what praise in Heaven sounds like! You feel like you’re in Heaven already praising God with the Angels!

 

Music is the best prayer for me. That's why I love singing in Church, while I am working and music is my best background companion when I'm working on the computer or doing house work.

In fact, God is just like me; He loves music! He loves Praise and Worship and in all accounts about heaven, there is always reference to music and singing. If I wasn't a Christian, I'd have to say like Jimi Hendrix, "Music is my religion".

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~ William P. Merrill

'Beauty for Ashes' - Crystal Lewis & Ron Kenoly

LATIN MUSIC (Bachata, Salsa, Merengue) - That's me! A Latin Diva below.

While visiting my brother and his family in the USA, I went to a Latin Club in Durham, since I must get in some dancing.

While dancing with a 'soulful' Latino, a Bachata started playing and I politely attempted to excuse myself, since the only Latin dances I cannot dance are Bachata and Tango. You see they are not played that much at Latin Clubs in the Caribbean.

Then he tells me not to worry because I am a good dancer, so I'll get the moves fast.

Well after dancing that Bachata, I now consider it my TOP Latin music and it is one of my FAVOURITE Latin dances, also. It is sexy, provocative and liberating!

'Yo Mismo La Vi' - Luis Vargas

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

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Bachata Classics Simply The Best
Bachata Classics Simply The Best

A collection of the best Bachata from various Latin artists! No lie. It is simply the best!

 
Suavemente
Suavemente

If you want pulsating Merengue. Then it's happening right here!

 

REGGAE - Meet a Caribbean Musical Legend!

In the Caribbean, Reggae artists have a known habit of producing 'male' and 'female' versions of songs. What this means is that the original artist does the song and then someone produces another version geared to the other sex. 'Waiting in Vain' is a good example of this.

Renowned Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley wrote the song 'Waiting in Vain' and it was recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers for his 1977 album "Exodus". It also forms part of the 1984 Album "Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers"; and it truly is the best of them - I have the Album to prove it!

Then is 1995, Annie Lennox, a Scottish singer-songwriter did a "female" version of Bob Marley's 'Waiting in Vain', which to me was a TOTAL success. I am sure Bob Marley would have loved it!

VH1 called Annie Lennox "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive". If you listen to her music, you'll understand why. For me, her BEST album is "Medusa". In fact, it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 1996 Grammy Awards and Annie Lennox won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for one of the songs on this album - "No More I Love You's". I LOVE EVERY song on that album! Here are both versions.

'Waiting in Vain' - Bob Marley & The Wailers

‘One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ ~ Bob Marley

Remake of 'Waiting in Vain' - Annie Lennox

Reggae, Reggae Lover's Rock and more ...

Legend
Legend

BOB MARLEYA Caribbean Legend whose music lives on!

 
Inna Heights 10th Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD Combo]
Inna Heights 10th Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD Combo]

To me - One of Buju's best album! I loved all the songs on this album.

 
Night Nurse (Remastered)
Night Nurse (Remastered)

Reggae's Love Man! I attended a concert in Trinidad in the 1980s and it was SUPER!

 
Medusa
Medusa

VH1 called Annie Lennox "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive".

 

Modern Reggae Artists

A remake of Gregory Isaac's 'My Number One".

A '2-in-one' mix .

A really beautiful ballad, in a class of its own. One of Jah cure's best songs :)

LOVE, ROMANCE, HEARTBREAK - AMAZON's got ALL your favourites!!!

Love, romance, finding love, breakups, betrayal, losing love, broken hearts are by far the most popular songs sung the world over.

That's because these sets of emotions and circumstances are universal and visited on rich and poor alike. It doesn't matter your race, language, financial circumstances, social standing, religion, political beliefs, etcetera.

'Chasing Pavements' - Adele

I Am...Sasha Fierce
I Am...Sasha Fierce

MRS. CARTERBeyonce Knowles-Carter is one of the BEST singers and performers around right now! She really pulls out all the stops.

 
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits

MARIAH CAREYWith a voice as SWEET as honey!

 

‘Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.’ ~ Leigh Hunt

'Mr. Wrong' - Mary J. Blige

'Best Thing I Never Had' - Beyonc

CALYPSO - The Caribbean's Best!

If you were at a Calypso Tent and heard a good Calypso, the MC would shout "Kaiso, Kaiso???" and the patrons would chorus "Kaiso, Kaiso!!!" as a sort of confirmation that they had just heard a good Calypso.

Calypso is much like my opening quote; it is about life. So the Ole Time Calypsonian sings serious commentary about things that are taking place in society, uses humour to talk about every day issues such as love, betrayal, "tabanka" (when you can't get over the fact that your man or woman has left you), in-laws, lies and deceit.

So it makes people think about real social issues or lightens the mood around commonly experienced but stressful family or love relationships.

Kaiso, Kaiso??? Now go listen to some of the Caribbean's best Calypsonians!

Music is what life sounds like. ~ Eric Olson

'Age is Just a Number' - Mighty Sparrow

Legacy of a Calypsonian 1967-1971
Legacy of a Calypsonian 1967-1971

LORD KITCHENERSweet Calypso for grooving!

 

'Proverbs' - Mighty Bomber

'OLD TIME CALYPSO MEDLEY' - Carl & Carol Jacob

'Sugar Bum Bum' - Lord Kitchener

'No Tailor' - Cardinal

'Little Black Boy' - Gypsy

MUSIC IS FOREVER!!!

I hope there's a lot of music in Heaven, like they say. If not, then I'll have to agree with Domnico Cieri Estrada:

'If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it.'

'My Life is in Your Hands' - Kirk Franklin

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What genre of music is your favorite? Why?

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @David Stone1: Then you're a true music lover, DaveStone13! Thanks for visiting and sharing your musical preferences with us. Have a blessed week.

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      Jazz, rock and classical in that order. Hard to find music I don't like. It's just a matter of degrees.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Lady Lorelei: Wow!!! With a comment like that whay have you stopped dancing. You need to get back in the groove, Ladymermaid. :) Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @BodyHairRemoval: You're welcome. They are both wonderful singers, Body_Hair_Removal_for_Men. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      Huge Annie Lennox fan, love Bob Marley too. Thanks for sharing

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Coffee-Break: That's great that you have wide musical interests, dbodnariuc. Glad you liked my selections here. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I love a latin beat. About 15 years ago I took latin dance lessons and it was so much fun. The salsa was a little fast for me but it was so much fun. The instructor said that I should have been born in Peru.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @esmonaco: Thanks esmonaco! Glad you enjoyed it. I am not fond of rap and hard rock either. Thanks for visiting and sharing your music preferences. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!! What a selection you have put together here, very nice job!! I like just about any kind of music, although I'm really not too found of Rap music. Other than that I'm wide opened. Thanks for a great read!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @asereht1970: Thanks for visiting and sharing your favourite music genres. Glad you loved the lens. Thanks Have a blessed week.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I love pop and R&B. Great lens. Love the pics.

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      I like many genres of music, from classical to rock. Anyway you selection is great, I love all the songs on this page.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @smine27: Well that's how you discover new music, smine27. As you will see I have a few genres that I like myself. I just play/listen based on my mood. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Have a blessed weekend.

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      trevorjb1406 3 years ago

      Hi FreshStart7, Although I don't know much about these artists it is a really interesting lens. I think it could be called "fully loaded"!One small thing I didn't understand was the opening line..."I am the as well as a who is......" As far as my music is concerned; I like a little of most things!Thanks again and just to mention the background is quite something on my 30inch monitor!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @trevorjb1406: LOL!!! I had a good laugh about you calling it 'fully loaded' trevorjb1406 and I would have to agree with you :) That should read "I am the Catholic Contributor as well as a spirited entrepreneur who is...." It's not showing up good on Squidoo. Thanks for mentioning it. I will go in and fix it. Glad you enjoyed my lens, and may I add, 'on your 30 inch monitor'! Is somebody showing off?!!! :))) Enjoy the rest of your week and have a blessed weekend,

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I don't have a specific genre that I like and I end up liking a random assortment of songs on my iPhone.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @GrammieOlivia: Thanks for sharing your favourite genres of music with us, grammieo. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @SusanDeppner: Music is the spice of life, Susan52! So its great that you like different genres of music. Glad you enjoyed my collection. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Brite-Ideas: Isn't Adele's voice simply beautiful! Glad you're enjoying the music, Brite-Ideas. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Merrci: Thanks Merrci! Glad you enjoyed the music. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @mariacarbonara: Glad you enjoyed my music selections, Marias_Stuff. Have a blessed week.

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Like many people I have some really diverse likes in my music, but gospel and worship are definites among my faves!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I like lots of different types of music. What a great collection you've shared here!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Great Music! Music is soothing to the soul!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      wonderful collection of music here - I'm listening to Adele right now from this page :)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great lens and a great selection! Enjoyed this. I'm still listening to one.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Aladdins Cave: Thanks for the greetings from downunder Aladdins-Cave. They have been well received and I am sending you warm, sunny greetings from the Caribbean.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Aladdins Cave: Thanks Alladin-Cave. Nice meeting a fellow Christian. Glad you liked most of my music and I appreciate the bookmarking :)) Like you, I love listening to music while I work. This is the first time I am seeing you on Squidoo, though. I hope we see more of each other over time. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Just liked your Lens. Forgot to mentionCheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I have huge taste in music. But when I was born again, Praise the Lord, I changed my music direction. I love most of you selections, and I bookmarked it ! This way I listen while I'm working.And you get heaps of visits hehehe. I love HILLSONGS music. I don't like the organization, but a lot of music is up lifting.Thank you and God Bless

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @mariacarbonara: Hope I got you dancing TheBestStuffList! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Love this lens, especially the Calypso stuff!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Fran Tollett: Glad you liked my lens, FranTollett. Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment on my purple star.

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      Fran Tollett 4 years ago

      I can see and "hear" why your lens got a purple star. I love this lens <3 Thanks for sharing :-)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Glad you loved my article, Trini. Well you cannot talk calypso without including Sparrow (smile). Thanks for visiting and commenting. Happy Easter!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Really loved loved this article. I am glad you gave us the sparrow albums as he is one of my favourite artists.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @juditpaton: Thanks for visiting and your congratulations, akarki!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      excellent lens and info...congrats on the purple star!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @takkhisa: Thanks for visiting and your congratulations, takkhis!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Great lens and Congratulation on your purple star :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rosetta Slone: I am glad you are open to new experiences and that you liked these artists, Pitaya. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      You've just introduced me to some artists I'd never heard of. I love any kind of international music.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @getmoreinfo: Once you learn how to salsa, getmoreinfo, dancing will not be the same again. So get started soon! Thanks for visiting ad sharing.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like to listen to dance music too, I still have not learned how to do "salsa dancing" yet but maybe one day.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Glad you, as a musician, liked my lens and music favourites, durmebugs.. You are a true musician; you just enjoy the beauty of each genre. Thanks for visiting and sharing,

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Congrats on the purple star. Great reading and great music. I played in clubs for many years and like all genre's

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @wadsworth lm: Thanks wadsworth! I am glad you liked it.

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      wadsworth lm 4 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens!