Friday, January 29, 2010

My Top 5 Songs That Get Me Fired Up - What's Yours?

"There ain't no mountain high enough..." - Marvin Gaye

Music has the power to uplift and motivate the human spirit to unknown heights and powers. Yet less than 4% of the world's population can play an instrument.

Yamaha, a leader in musical instruments, conducted a study in 2001 that found playing the drum had a positive effect on immune response. The idea that music can affect health and behavior is at least as old as the writings of Plato and Aristotle. In fact, the first music therapy program was founded in 1944 at Michigan State and is so well respected today that even the federal government identifies it as a Medicare reimbursable expense.

And while most people's music downloads are not covered by Medicare, almost everyone has a favorite song list that can get them fired up and ready to take on the world!

My Top 5 Favorite Songs That Get Me Fired Up are:

• Your Life Is Now - John Mellencamp

• If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback

• Lose Yourself - Eminem

• Beautiful Day - U2

• Zimbabwe - Toni Child

"Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us." -unknown

What are YOUR songs that make up the sound track of your life that get you fired up?


  1. Here are some extracted posts from the Think Big Kansas City Group on Linked In....

    Tyler Prochnow writes.....

    1.) Dick Dale - Scalped
    2.) Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
    3.) Grateful Dead's - Franklin's Tower
    4.) REM - Radio Free Europe
    5.) Blake Shelton - Ol' Red

    If I can't finish the project by then, it's time to go home.

  2. Another extracted post fron Think Big Kansas City Group on Linked In...

    Trey Barnes' list

    1. Times Like These - Foo Fighters
    2. I Am One - Smashing Pumpkins
    3. Wildflower - The Cult
    4. I Need More Love - Robert Randolph and the Family Band
    5. Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots

  3. Here is another Linked In contribution from Willow Lundgren

    Willow writes....

    Just five? Tough.
    Going with these five, cuz I enjoy singing along.

    Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyes Peas
    Dance Anthem of the 80's - Regina Spektor
    1 Thing - Amerie
    Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Nina Simone
    Everything in Its Right Place - Radiohead

    You also should check out Willow's site - They are doing great things in the e-waste space.