2009 dealt out a lot of heartbreak to a lot of people. And since the answers to our problems are often hazy at best,
sometimes the most we can hope for is a little enlightenment. Nothing moves me like music. A really great song
can raise your heartbeat and your spirits. So as we step into 2010, let’s lift our heads and turn up the music.
It’s time to turn this !@%$#% thing around!
– WHAT YOU WAITING FOR? –
Even a rock star like my girl Gwen can get held-up by her fears. This track from her
debut album spoke to me when I was nervous about taking the next step in my career.
It was the adrenalin push I needed to get on with it already!
– HUSTLE AND FLOW (IT AINT OVER) –
So you’re not a pimp from Memphis.
If you’re feeling stuck, lost or left behind, you’ll find meaning in this song’s hook.
– I WILL SURVIVE –
A classic shout-out to all the ladies who are moving out and moving on!
– PRAISE YOU –
There are only four real lines in this song, but the title and chorus of Fatboy Slim’s track are so
catchy, we don’t care. Who doesn’t want to hear the words “praise you” 25 times in a song?
– BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY –
Honest, aching lyrics strung into a beautiful melody by one of the coolest bands ever.
– YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE –
This song was released in the late 90s and directed at generation-Y, but would
be an appropriate wake-up call for adult America in the new millennium.
– DREAM ON –
I remember this song blowing my mind when I was in grammar school.
It still has meaning for me and Aerosmith still rocks 30 years later.
– LOSE YOURSELF –
The rhythm and momentum of this song raise your blood pressure and pull you into a specific moment.
Anxiety, fear and hope are so tightly woven in both the music and lyrics of this song, it’s palpable. Brilliant.
– THAT’S LIFE –
Sinatra’s smooth crooning and upbeat tempo bring elegance to an otherwise melancholy song.
Only the “chairman of the board” could pull the rug out from under you and leave you smiling.
Happy new year from Luxe & Lucid!