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Heather
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Let's say you're taking a huge step, coming out on the other side of something intensely challenging or really bad. You need a little help getting your mojo revved up, but also want to celebrate your positive change or movement.

If you're someone who likes music or finds a personal soundtrack important, chances are you've got a tune or two for just these kinds of moments. If so, what is it?

Share because you're awesome, but also because some other folks may not have found that magical tune yet, and you just might turn them on to exactly the one they need. [Smile]

A few of my faves for this purpose?
• Here Come the Sun - The Beatles
• Feeling Good - Nina Simone
• Heroes -David Bowie
• Talkin' Bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
• Any Way You Want It - Journey
• Wig in a Box - Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack

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nixieGurl
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Thanks for this Heather,

Here are some of mine for this move of mine out of hell city to the capital!

Stronger Woman: Jewel
Fast Car: Tracy Chapman
Because I am queen: India Arie
Heavens my home: Sam & Ruby
Raise your glass: Pink
Ignorance: Paramore
Take me anywhere: Tegan & Sara
You've got the love: Florence and the machine
Breathe: Anna Nalick.

There are so many more... but there are a few.

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Oh and I am also feeling the song "skyscraper" right now, the words totally fit.
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I'm going to have to think about this one some more. But off the top of my head, the song that was really inspiring to me when I was coming out of an unhealthy relationship was Battle for the Sun by Placebo.

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New Mexico - The Cinematics
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Body Shot - Electric Six
Red Socks Pugie - Foals
What You Waiting For? - Franz Ferdinand's cover of Gwen Stefani's original
Hellhole Ratrace - Girls
Catch You Catch Me - Gumi
Daft Punk is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem
It's the End of the World as We Know It - R.E.M.
Beautiful World - Hikaru Utada

That song from Singin' in the Rain that goes "good mornin', good mornin', it's great to stay up late, good mornin' good mornin' to you"

The opening theme from Future Boy Conan

And the song from the end of the Japanese version of Kiki's Delivery Service.

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LizC
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I'm a bit of a classic rock and hair rock buff, so I think it shows, but;

Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (ironically enough, this song really makes me feel good about my body)
Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore - Bon Jovi
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
She's Country - Jason Aldean
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses
So What - Pink

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copper86
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My songs might sound a bit odd to some; and there are probably many more, but here are a few:

Majesty (Here I Am) - Delirious
Best I Can - Rush
Monster Rancher Theme (it perks me up so often!)
So What - Pink
Day Tripper - The Beatles (like Monster Rancher, this song perks me up and just makes me feel better about myself in some way.)

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I guess my feelings on the Hetalia song "Pub and Go!" would fall under that heading [Smile] Translation of the first verse: "Today it rains, yesterday it rained, and I bet my hat tomorrow it will rain yet again, but umbrellas aren't for me, as you can see I am a British gentleman". I think it's cute. Then there's Gorillaz' "5/4" and "White Flag", Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", Bjork's "Army of Me" and Skunk Anansie's "Search And Destroy". (Yes, I like the Sucker Punch soundtrack.) And the Harry Potter theme tune - guess it appeals to my inner child. And 2NE1's "I Am The Best", even though I don't actually understand any of it.
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quote:
Originally posted by copper86:

Best I Can - Rush

My favourite band ever! (My screen name used to be RaeRay2112!) You've got that one in my head now; loving the sig! New album on the way. [Smile]

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I LOVE 2112! I listened to that, YYZ, La Villa Strangiato, and probably others before or after exams; or just to hype me up while I was walking around. Best I Can is a really amazing song! My brother is a huge Rush fan but I don't think he's anticipating their new album; but I'm sure we'll hear some of their songs anyway! [Smile] And oh my goodness, Working Man is amazing! When my brother's band plays that cover, I go absolutely nuts!

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Rise to Me by The Decemberists. [Smile]

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My tastes are so damn mixed. I often find some upbeat rock or metal to be quite good for getting hyped up about something - either that, or some electronic dance/dubstep. These songs get me SO DAMN HYPED.

Princes of the Universe - Queen (seriously, stick this song on when you're walking anywhere, and you WILL feel like the most awesome person in the world)
Unholy Warcry - Rhapsody
Theme from Skyrim
Bring it! (Snakes on a place) - Cobra Starship
Song of Storms - remixes by Ephixa and The Living Tombstone
This war is ours - Escape the fate
Tenderoni - Kele
Live and Learn/Open your heart - Crush 40 (both these songs are the final boss themes for Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 - it's probably really nerdy of me, but those songs have memories for me)
Sonic Boom - Crush 40 vs Cash Cash (I almost didn't include this, but the lyrics speak for themselve - "It's all right, take a chance, 'cos there is no circumstance that you can't handle")

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Heroes is a great one! And it was in Moulin Rouge which is one of my favorite films [Smile]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper: yay for feel good 80's music!

Hold On- Alabama Shakes: great for when you feel you don't know what you're doing in life

Electric Feel-MGMT: this song is seriously sexy

We Are Golden- Mika: very empowering for youth who feel misunderstood!

Born This Way-Gaga :made me cry the first time I heard it!

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