Here are some of the songs from the 20th century that inspire and energise me. It a bit of an eclectic mix, but my mood shifts when I play them. What inspires and renews you?
The Heat is On by Glenn Frey is one I love just for the rhythm/beat – a great source of energy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZ9WVBXBvw
Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down for the melody but also the words “Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around / And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUTXb-ga1fo
Ease On Down the Road by Michael Jackson for the energy and lightness, but also for the message to let go of the baggage of the past and just take the next step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ztDwyEuiBY
High Hopes by Frank Sinatra for the lightness, also for the value of persistence (although I also advocate for hard work on smart strategy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZ-pLUb9L8
‘Tain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It) by Ella Fitzgerald to me points out the value of bringing acceptance, intention, curiosity and wonder to HOW we do WHAT we do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8fCXNTCWig
The Music Of The World A Turnin’ by The Seekers – tune into what’s happening, not what’s going on in your head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K8BbTNXx2o
Jimmy Cliff’s I Can See Clearly Now reminds me to let go of the negative moods and emotions that shut down my creative thinking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqLsGT2wbQ