Music Reflection Mondays #2

Monday greetings to you all!  I hope that you all had a good weekend filled with pleasant memories to carry you through this new week.  If not, you better create some. 🙂

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  Today I’m highlighting some  of my favourites that I’ve listened to over the years when I was down or just feeling a little (okay I’ll admit it) really messed up and broken.  The important thing is, I’m much happier now than I was back then when I felt like the world as I knew it was no more.

These songs helped provide clarity in some instances and even gave me the strength to move forward in others. They helped calm my thoughts and just put me in a better place.  🙂

Can you think of any songs that helped you through a difficult time in your life?

I’ve listed them in alphabetical order. Let’s begin.  🙂

  1. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
  2. Alicia Keys – No One
  3. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
  4. David Guetta featuring Sia – Titanium
  5. Deborah Cox – Nobody Supposed To Be Here
  6. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
  7. Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry
  8. Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight
  9. Justin Timberlake  – Cry Me A River
  10. Kate Perry – Part of Me
  11. Mary J Blige – No More Drama
  12. Monica – For You I Will
  13. Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
  14. R. Kelly – When A Woman’s Fed Up
  15. Rihanna – Take a Bow
  16. Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World)
  17. Usher – Burn
  18. Usher – Moving Mountains
  19. Whitney Houston – Heartbreak Hotel featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price
  20. Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay

If you’ve gotten this far, well done. 🙂  It was tough narrowing down this list but I did it.   I must ask, were any of the above on your list of favourites?  If not, do share I would love to know so please feel free to share one or two in comments below.

Music was there when I needed it most and I didn’t even realize it back then.  Today, it is my go to when I’m feeling down.  Before I know it, I’m bobbing my head, tapping my foot and singing along.  My spirit feels lifted and forward I go onto my next challenge. Revived and renewed. 🙂

Thank you Lord for all the artistes out there who’ve touched our lives, hearts and souls through their music. They do more for us than we sometimes realize.  They use their lyrics to vocalise some of the things the rest of us are feeling but are so filled with emotions that we are often rendered speechless.

May they always find the words to help us as we sing along, dance, laugh, cry and love.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays

Come Travel With Me was a new segment I wanted to introduce to you guys today but I was inspired to do something else.  I call it, Music Reflection Mondays since music was the inspiration for this piece.

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In some of my less than terrific moments in my life there were various singers who through their music helped me cope during some difficult times, gave me clarity, joy, peace of mind even helped me release some of the anger I felt in a healthy way. They made me feel better.

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia is one of those singers. She was there at a time in my early teenage years when I was very angry and depressed.  Her song Torn touched me in a special way.  I felt as though she had heard me and was singing exactly how I felt. I played and replayed that song over and over until I got what I needed from it.  What did I get?

I eventually realized that I did not want to be “torn” anymore I wanted to be whole and happy. I chose to forgive because it was the only way I could move forward.  It took tremendous courage and strength but I did it.

From my teenage years to present, I can honestly say that the healing power of music to the mind is powerful and should definitely be explored. Of course, I’m just suggesting it as a form of therapy, to relax and unwind and clear your mind.  It is definitely a pick me upper and can be a stress reliever if you choose the right type of music and artiste that appeals to you.

Music Reflection Mondays is not going to be about me bringing my personal preferences to you but rather about us sharing with each other – music and artistes that we love.  I am open to discovering someone new.  Are you? 🙂

There are so many to choose from.  We should never limit ourselves to just one thing. It hinders our growth and limits our learning.  My taste in music is wide from different periods both past and present. I’ve found that variety is good and it works for me.

Music preferences vary and that’s cool that we all have different taste. Thankfully, because of that we get amazing artistes creating music and songs that will be forever etched in our minds and hearts.

I think that no matter our preferences we all can agree that music has the power to provoke feelings and emotions some good and some bad.   How we choose to use this often overlooked medium can make a big difference in how we feel, heal and cope with various things in our lives.

John Legend

John Legend is amazing!  Let’s just say, that when he came out with his music it was perfect timing for all I was dealing with in my life. He has been there for me both in the good and bad times.   I had his CD in my car for months just playing it over and over. The kids even learned a few songs. 🙂 I have more than one favourite when it comes to him but some that stand out are All of me, Stay with You, Used to Love You, Love Me Now and When It’s Cold Outside.  Do you have any favourites from him?

From oldies to present day the appeal of music remains.   There are some singers and bands that have songs that still make you tear up, dance your socks off when you hear it or just take you back to a different time in your life almost like a time machine. Do you agree?

Do you have a singer, musician or band that provided you with comfort when you needed it most?  Please share. 🙂

Who are your three all-time favourites singers or groups?

I look forward to seeing some of your favourites below.  Have a great week. See you guys next week as we continue Music Reflection Mondays.

Hope you enjoyed it.

 

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