Music is the key to life….

Dramatic, I know, but there’s nothing like a good song to lift up your spirits (or sometimes bring them down, if it’s a sad song) and make you feel as if you’re floating on a cloud. Music makes the world go round! What brought on this post today, you ask?

Well, I was listening to my iPod on the way to work this morning and two songs really stood out for me. The first is a classic (albeit a little cheesy), but it’s one of my “go to” songs when I need to tell myself that I am worth knowing, that I can overcome things I’m struggling with or simply that I can achieve anything I really put my mind to. It’s Des’ree ‘s “You Gotta Be”, and here are some of the lyrics that really stand out…

“Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
You gotta stay together”

Here’s the YouTube video of the song for those of you who might not know it. Have a listen and tell me what you think….

The other song is from a band I’ve recently discovered. A bit more on the “techy” side that what I usually listen to, but it has an awesome beat and it’s actually impossible to walk down the street listening to this song without a skip in your step. It instantly cheers me up! Also, I’ve seen the guys in this video and they are all smoking hot so the mental image helps too…..Don’t tell the boyfriend! Hahahaaa! 🙂

It’s a band called Foster the People and the song is called “Pumped Up Kicks” and it’s awesome! Here’s the YouTube music video of their song……ladies, pay attention! 😉

I know both these songs aren’t necessarily my usual taste, but they’re awesome and they make me smile. That’s all that should count, right?

So, what song makes you want to boogie down the sidewalk??