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Is there a special song that motivates you?

Is there a special song that motivates you?

Posted by altachica on Jan 8, 2021 10:19 am

I was reading a coping with depression thread and the topic of music came up.  I speak fluent Spanish and there is a merengue song that I love that expresses my mantra to a t.  It is called "Resistiré" which means I will resist.  The chorus says it all for me, "I will resist to continue living. I am like the reed that bends but I am always standing.".  Which songs or singers uplift you?

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Posted by Trillium on Jan 8, 2021 3:20 pm

This song motivates me to think that despite the challenges there are always times to come that I will experience this world as wonderful again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21LGv8Cf0us
 

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Posted by altachica on Jan 9, 2021 7:15 am

What a “Wonderful” song Trillium‍ !  I love that song too and it is very uplifting.  

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Posted by dster2400 on Jan 10, 2021 11:46 am

Yes,  I like classic rock,  so there is a song from "Queen"  an my song is "We are the Champions". To me it's about never giving up.

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Posted by Lacey_Moderator on Jan 10, 2021 12:19 pm

Great topic altachica‍!!! 

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Posted by Whitelilies on Jan 10, 2021 1:54 pm

altachica‍ Hi super duper topic....

The song that gets me happy AND dancing in our foyer is

Danza Kuduro
by Don Omar

shake shake shake n salsa too
Lillian

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Posted by altachica on Jan 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Another great song dster2400‍ !  We are definitely all cancer champions here.  

Thanks Lacey_Moderator‍ , I’m looking forward to hearing more song favourites!

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Posted by altachica on Jan 10, 2021 2:07 pm

I agree Whitelilies‍ !  “Danza Kuduro” is another great song that gets you dancing! 💃🏿🕺🏾

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Posted by law on Jan 10, 2021 4:41 pm

altachica‍ ----your name --  que rica !
I love the Spanish language but cannot speak any other language than English. Lo ciento mucho.
What a great idea to have a special song!!
I go crazy for anything sung by Celia Cruz-- especially with Tito Puente's band--- 2 geniuses whom are missed.
Baille 
law 

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Posted by Whitelilies on Jan 10, 2021 5:07 pm

altachica‍ Hi.....one more fave.....to share.....
"Zumba Song"....by Dale Fuego
(and great video too)

gotta go dance now.......

cha cha
bye bye
Lillian

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Posted by altachica on Jan 10, 2021 6:36 pm

law‍ my username altachica means tall girl in Spanish.  I am 5’ 11”.

Yes we lost the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz due to brain cancer but she lives forever through her vast repertoire of music.  My favourite song of Celia is “La vida es un carnaval” (life is a carnival).
https://youtu.be/IibNqwndtCE
 

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Posted by SpeedyStill on Jan 10, 2021 7:29 pm

altachica‍ 
I love music so I don't have a favorite but here is one
I have been listening to Dana Winner lately
The song: One Moment in Time
It is on YouTube 
SpeedyStill 
 

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Posted by Buffythevampire on Jan 10, 2021 7:59 pm

altachica‍ Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You). I am also a fan of Queen's "We are the Champions" dster2400‍. Funny how a song will pop in your head at different times. When my brother phoned me to tell me that my mom had passed away, he said "she's gone" and Hall and Oats song lyrics repeated in my head for quite some time.

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Posted by altachica on Jan 10, 2021 9:05 pm

SpeedyStill‍ and Buffythevampire‍ , more great songs!  I should make a special Spotify list. 🙂

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Posted by law on Jan 11, 2021 3:00 pm

altachica‍ 
Cool! I just learned another palabra en Espanol:  altachica = tall girl...thanks!
Celia's La Vida es un Carnival----yes!!! fantastic .
She also sings with La India on her album: "Celia Cruz & Friends...A Night of Salsa"

For anyone who loves to dance----this is an amazing album
Hasta,
law

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Posted by law on Jan 11, 2021 3:30 pm

Whitelilies‍ 
Dancing is SOOOOOO good for the head and the body....
The Hora is OK for folk dances, but rhumba and merengue make it impossible to sit still!
Have you been to Cuba? Puerto Rico? Dominican Republic? Israel?
law
 

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Posted by altachica on Jan 11, 2021 3:56 pm

law‍ 

I have been lucky to travel to several Spanish speaking countries...Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Spain

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Posted by law on Jan 11, 2021 4:17 pm

altachica‍ 
You are fortunate to have experienced the cultures of these countries.
How fascinating that although they each have their own form of  the Spanish language, each country is vastly unique.
BTW---how are you doing? 

cheers,
law
 

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Posted by altachica on Jan 11, 2021 4:38 pm

I’m fine thanks for asking, law‍ .  I had my monthly bloodwork done at the hospital.  All is good, except for my creatinine still being high no matter how much I drink. 😑 This is a side affect of the Verzenio I am taking.  It is keeping my liver tumours down so I have to deal with it.

I wouldn’t say that each Latin American country has it’s own version of Spanish.  They have their own regional slang but standard Spanish is used and understood in all of these countries.

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Posted by Whitelilies on Jan 11, 2021 4:46 pm

altachica‍ Hi.....now I know what your screen name means.....tall lady......(well then, I am a shrimp......5'3" - and proud !)
Bloodwork; well all meds have side effects....but they also "do the job intended"......keep drinking.
law‍ Hi.....When I had a life (aka before kids.....) I could travel and be free as a bird....soar like an eagle.......Yes to Cuba/Yes to Dominican Republic/Yes to Israel/Yes to Hungary too.....
(Confined spaces, such as an aircraft is  **not** conducive to a person with Autism.....who may need **out** quickly.....so we did not fly......like at all.....drove to Collingwood a few times.....resort areas etc)

Gotta go dance.....and shimey to the Left !

Whitelilies

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Posted by klay on Jan 12, 2021 3:54 pm

These songs just make me smile :)
One of my favs
I gotcha  by Joe Tex...
And if you get a chance listen to
Hey Virginia by Bill Amesbury
Sadly not available on iTunes but such a happy song
Where Rosemary Grows
I Got You Babe
Sugar Sugar
Burnin Love-Elvis!!
Seriously the 60's and 70's make me happy
I would have loved to be part of those eras. Clothes were fabulous too.

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Posted by JustJan on Jan 13, 2021 9:24 am

This song “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” by Danny Gokey really speaks to me and continues to help keep me grounded. I hope you can find strength in it too. 

https://youtu.be/F77v41jbOYs

 
Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't. - Rikki Rogers

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Posted by MCM on Jan 13, 2021 10:16 am

WOW what great inspirations!  Will definitely add to my favourites.  The song that has been has given me strength and made me smile on the trips to hospitals and appointments is Mary Chapin Carpenter's, I Feel Lucky.  

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Posted by altachica on Jan 14, 2021 11:06 am

JustJan:
This song “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” by Danny Gokey really speaks to me and continues to help keep me grounded. I hope you can find strength in it too. 

https://youtu.be/F77v41jbOYs

This is a beautiful song JustJan‍ , however if brings up another topic I don't want to get into.  What we were like BEFORE cancer.  I still deeply resent losing my beautiful long hair.  As a black woman, this was devastating to me.  The only benefit I see is that my hair is natural now as I no longer straighten it chemically.  Thank you for sharing this song.  I have saved it in my favourites.

 

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Posted by Jackwb on Jan 14, 2021 2:08 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRAz51wDHDE