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Songs of motivation

Postby scorpiontx91 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:07 pm

What songs of motivation or inspiration you find in your recovery you like. Myself I have my handy-dandy Spotify player I create myself a playiist that fit here below are some, and some are songs I listen to on youtube

Alive-Pearl Jam
My Sweet Lord-G. Harrison
What is Life-G. Harrison
I Feel A Hole Lot Better-The Byrds
I Feel The Earth Move-Carole King(it has an upbeat tempo to it when I hear it despite the lyrics she sings, it has that up-beat feel good song)
I Saw the Light-Todd Rundgren(this song was highly influenced by Carole King or Laura Nyro)
Tonight, Tonight-Smashing Pumpkins
It's A Beautiful Day-Moby Grape(this is a song I play when I was deep in throws of alcoholism I'd play to make me feel better, and also in recovery. It's an uplifting song that its a shame this song was a never a hit in the 1960s).
Snow Hey Oh-Red Hot Chilly Peppers
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ann2 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:21 am

I used Peral Jam and Alive in early recovery too!

Todd Rundgren is quite the personal motivator for me as well.

Music honestly saved my ass.

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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ezdzit247 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:13 pm

Motivational list, i.e. if these are playing, I can talk myself into doing housework...

Time Warp -- Rocky Horror
Old Time Rock and Roll -- Bob Segar
Gimme Some Lovin’ -- Steve Winwood
Love The One You're With -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Dancing in the Dark -- Bruce Springstein
Feelin’ Alright -- Joe Cocker
Blinded By The Light -- Manfred Mann

Inspirational list

Hallelujah -- Leonard Cohen
I Ain’t Down Yet -- Tammy Grimes
I Can See Clearly Now -- Johnny Nash
Let The River Run -- Carly Simon
Rivers of Babylon -- the Melodians
Proud Mary -- Tina Turner
You Can’t Always Get What You Want -- Rolling Stones
The Rose -- Bette Midler
Hard Headed Woman -- Cat Stevens
Peace Train -- Cat Stevens
Me and Bobby MaGee -- Janis Joplin
Pilgrim: Chapter 33 -- Kris Kristofferson
What’s Love Got To Do With It -- Tina Turner
Run For The Roses -- Dan Fogelberg
Forever Young -- Bob Dylan
Teach Your Children Well -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Southern Cross -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Lets Get Together -- Bob Marley
One Love, One Heart -- Bob Marley
You’ve Got A Friend -- James Taylor (Carole King)
On the Road to Find Out -- Cat Stevens
Dweller on the Threshold -- Van Morrison
The Times They Are A Changin’ -- Bob Dylan
Amazing Grace -- Joan Baez
Bright Side of the Road -- Van Morrison
Bridge Over Troubled Water -- Simon and Garfunkle
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Tosh » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:10 am

For years I've had nothing but mickey taking out of my music taste by 'trendy types' like Mrs Tosh and my step-daughter. I'm sure even Lali thinks I'm beyond hope in this area of my life.

But Wow, ezdzit247, I love many of the songs you listed. The Rocky Horror, Carly Simon (love that Let The River Run), Bridge over Troubled Water, and anything by Joan Baez (who Mrs Tosh describes as 'music to slit your wrists by'); and many others. Joan's in London shortly, singing, and I really want to see her, but Mrs Tosh point blank refuses.

Now my question is, should I leave her and shack up with you? :lol:
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Niagara » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:51 am

Welcome to wherever you are - bon jovi
Have a nice day - Bon jovi
Sometimes - sound of guns
Try - pink
Just older - bon jovi
Stronger - kelly Clarkson (there goes my street cred :lol: )
The heart asks the pleasure first - Michael nyman. Totally not my style usually, but it's such a beautiful piece, it gives me chills every time.
So what - pink
Unwell - matchbox 20
Eye of the tiger - survivor
Beautiful day - U2
Don't stop believing - journey
Jump - Van Halen
It's my life - bon Jovi
What a wonderful world - louis armstrong
Bring me to life - evanescence


Some of those already listed would be on my list too
Dancing in the dark - bruce springsteen
Bridge over troubled water - simon and garfunkel

To name my favourite two of the ones listed.

Some of these I've never heard of.....my youtube account is going to be busy today :lol:
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Tosh » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:53 am

Niagara wrote:Stronger - kelly Clarkson (there goes my street cred :lol: )


Your 'Eye of the Tiger' choice killed it for me! :lol:
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Niagara » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:40 pm

You haz no soul :shock:
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ezdzit247 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:22 am

Tosh wrote:For years I've had nothing but mickey taking out of my music taste by 'trendy types' like Mrs Tosh and my step-daughter. I'm sure even Lali thinks I'm beyond hope in this area of my life.

But Wow, ezdzit247, I love many of the songs you listed. The Rocky Horror, Carly Simon (love that Let The River Run), Bridge over Troubled Water, and anything by Joan Baez (who Mrs Tosh describes as 'music to slit your wrists by'); and many others. Joan's in London shortly, singing, and I really want to see her, but Mrs Tosh point blank refuses.

Now my question is, should I leave her and shack up with you? :lol:


LOL Decisions, decisions.... :lol: You'd miss her cookin' real fast!

Is Mrs. Tosh open to quid pro quo on the Baez concert, like some upcoming concert she really really really wants to go to?

The musical feast created by the artists from the 60's, 70's & 80's is so incredible to me. Powerful music and great lyrics. It's even more amazing that almost all of these artists are "senior citizens", still performing and their concerts are still selling out! That's really inspirational....
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ezdzit247 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:37 am

Niagara wrote:Welcome to wherever you are - bon jovi
Have a nice day - Bon jovi
Sometimes - sound of guns
Try - pink
Just older - bon jovi
Stronger - kelly Clarkson (there goes my street cred :lol: )
The heart asks the pleasure first - Michael nyman. Totally not my style usually, but it's such a beautiful piece, it gives me chills every time.
So what - pink
Unwell - matchbox 20
Eye of the tiger - survivor
Beautiful day - U2
Don't stop believing - journey
Jump - Van Halen
It's my life - bon Jovi
What a wonderful world - louis armstrong
Bring me to life - evanescence


Some of those already listed would be on my list too
Dancing in the dark - bruce springsteen
Bridge over troubled water - simon and garfunkel

To name my favourite two of the ones listed.

Some of these I've never heard of.....my youtube account is going to be busy today :lol:


I Ain't Down Yet by Tammy Grimes is from the 60's musical "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Great story--great song lyrics. Inspirational for women and men too. It's about not giving our power away and looking at the world from the perspective of unlimited possibilities to learn and do and be anything we want. Probably won't find it on youtube though....
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Lali » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Tosh wrote:For years I've had nothing but mickey taking out of my music taste by 'trendy types' like Mrs Tosh and my step-daughter. I'm sure even Lali thinks I'm beyond hope in this area of my life.

This must be a reference to the ribbing I gave you last year regarding your love for Dean Martin and Bing Crosby! :mrgreen:

Oh and speaking of Carley Simon - who doesn't love "You're So Vain"??!! I remember reading a story that she held a contest and the prize was that she would reveal to the winner the person that the song is about. And that they were not allowed to publicly disclose the person. (From my useless information files.)
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ann2 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:14 am

I thought everyone knew it was Warren Beatty? Actually I don't like that song, but "Let the River Run" by her is fantastic.

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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby harry71 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:09 am

I am really going to show my age here:
Sweet Soul Music-Arthur Conley
Bristol Stomp-Dovels
Tonight-Tonight-Melody Kings.
and my all time fav-Babaluu's Wedding Day-The Eternals

and best group ever-CCR
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby Lali » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:54 pm

ann2 wrote:I thought everyone knew it was Warren Beatty? Actually I don't like that song, but "Let the River Run" by her is fantastic.

Ann


Okay, I googled "You're So Vain" and she has said recently that the song is not about Warren Beatty. If you are interested, google the song. It is too complicated to type here. As for the contest, there was, in fact, a contest and the name was given to the winner.
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby ezdzit247 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:09 pm

harry71 wrote:I am really going to show my age here:
Sweet Soul Music-Arthur Conley
Bristol Stomp-Dovels
Tonight-Tonight-Melody Kings.
and my all time fav-Babaluu's Wedding Day-The Eternals

and best group ever-CCR


Age is just a number, harry.

Willie Nelson is 81, still doing sold out concerts and earned his 5th degree black belt in Korean martial arts this year.
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Re: Songs of motivation

Postby harry71 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:18 pm

Yeah,but can he dance!!
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