Fight, rule the World and be heroes!

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Do you ever have those days when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut and you know deep in your heart and soul that you’re destined for something greater?

Well… I get those a lot and I should really stand up and sing/dance to the music of that calling but not just yet, although, I am taking simple steps but just not yet.

Anyway, here are some songs that will make you feel like you can do anything…

I think I’ll listen to these songs on a daily basis so I can work up that much courage that I’d just stand up one day, leave all mundane things behind and just do that “something great!”

In the meantime though, am sharing these songs here in case others out there need a little push as well.

Here are the three best songs for these times – Fight Song, Rule the World and We could he heroes! These are just the titles but it might as well be a sentence because it sure forms a really good message, don’t you think so?

you can do anything

If you’re psyched! Then let’s do this and let’s all do something greater! 😉

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Flashback Friday

Ok, pop quiz! 

What is the one common thing in the following group of words? 

[ All that she wants, The Sign, It’s a Beautiful life, Cruel Summer, Happy Nation, Don’t turn around ] 

Well, aside from possibly interesting movie titles, these are actually songs of the 1990’s music group Ace of Base and were in fact great dance hits during their time.

And as proof of how timeless music is; it has not lost its touch because even if you listen to these tunes in this “Gangnam Style” music era, they still make you want to dish out those groovy dance moves!

Go and have a listen! If you were born during the 80’s and 90’s, then have fun reminiscing the good old days but if you’re from a younger generation, then enjoy the time travel! 🙂

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Ace of Base is a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas “Joker” Berggren, Malin “Linn” Berggren and Jenny Berggren. They released four studio albums between 1992 and 2002, which sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making them the third-most successful band from Sweden of all time, after ABBA and Roxette.

Happy Nation / The Sign is one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, and was certified nine times platinum in the United States.[1] It was the first debut album to produce three number 1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart: “All That She Wants“, “The Sign” and “Don’t Turn Around“.[2]

Following the formal departure of singer Linn in 2007, the band performed a series of concerts as a trio in Europe and Asia from 2007 through 2009. Jenny revealed in November 2009 that she would be taking indefinite leave from the band to focus on a solo career.[3] In 2009, Jonas and Ulf recruited two new female vocalists, Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson, and released The Golden Ratio in September 2010.

Formation

Ace of Base formed in Gothenburg,Sweden.

In 1987, following a number of years as part of a new romantic and punk covers band called G Konrad, Jonas Berggren formed a band with two friends, Johnny Lindén and Niklas Tränk for a school project; his sisters Linn and Jenny joined as singers. The new band went through several names: Kalinin Prospect (after an avenue in Moscow); CAD (Computer-Aided Disco); and Tech-Noir (French for black technology, after a nightclub in the film The Terminator).[4] They toured the clubs of Sweden with self-written material, techno inspired by the likes of The KLF and Snap!. Johnny left the group in 1989, and Niklas made his departure known by failing to appear at a performance, instead attending a Rolling Stones concert on the other side of town.[5] Jonas asked his friend Ulf Ekberg to stand in for Niklas. The new quartet sought a new name to make a fresh start. Linn was reported saying: “No one could pronounce the name of the group and nobody could remember it”. They settled on Ace of Base, because they were the “masters of their studio”, the basement of a car-repair shop.[6]

However, the band continued to struggle to gain any recognition, partly due to the preference of heavy metal over techno in their home town, according to singer Jenny.[7] In 1991 they responded to a newspaper ad by producer John Ballard who was looking for new talent. He was somewhat unsure about their potential, but did pass them on to Klas Lunding at Telegram Records who helped them record an early demo for the song “Wheel of Fortune” in their newly renovated studio. Despite this, it did not convince Telegram to sign the band, and other labels in Sweden still showed no sign of interest. The demo was eventually sold for a small price to the independent Danish label Mega Records in March 1992.[8] “Wheel of Fortune” was re-recorded and released as a single in Denmark in May but failed to hit the charts. A small-budget music video was shot and directed in a small studio by Viking Nielsson[9] and in September, after two failures, the single finally reached the charts.

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Now that our history trip is done, let’s get on with our music trip for today! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed that music trip down the 1990’s music lane.

Don’t Turn Around to the Cruel Summer and instead look forward to a Happy Nation because All That She Wants is The Sign that It’s A Beautiful Life! 😉

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Don’t mind John..he’s just chilling with us for a bit! hehe..

Flashback Friday: Back to the 80’s!

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Have I ever mentioned I love the 80’s? (I might have already done so multiple times and yet it seems to never be enough..)

It seems that no matter how many times I say it, I just have to say it again and again.. hehe..

Anyway, please allow me to apologize for not updating for the last week as I have been quite busy with a trilogy of very educational (not!) posts on my other blog which involved pictures of guys to drool for. (at least the ones I drool for anyway…)

I also got quite busy with a new ebook I downloaded on Vampires and Fairies entitled Pixie Dust that has had me quite intrigued for now plus all the cooking and selling I do on the side has kept me with lesser sleep for the past few nights…(I know, I know I probably am spreading myself too thinly again…I’ll try not to overdo it but my workaholic and routine-hating nature is on the rise again and THAT just has to be taken cared of otherwise all hell will break lose if just ignored…)

For the past few days I have also been consistently listening to and getting inspired by great 80’s music through Live365.com and so I am featuring a few songs from the 80s that I really love and want to share again to those who haven’t heard them in a while and to those who probably have not heard them at all.

So, join me today in Flashback Friday – Back to the 80s! 😉 (there are definitely more songs to love but I can’t possibly remember all of them, I just list them down as I hear them or remember them so this list is just part of many..)

Tears for Fears

Everybody wants to rule the world

Sting

Englishman in New York

Modern English

Melt with you

Culture Club

Karma Chameleon

New Order

Bizzare love triangle

Musical Youth

Pass the dutchie

Bon Jovi

You give love a bad name

Madonna

Material Girl

Icicle Works

Whisper to a scream (Birds Fly)

Debbie Gibson

Electric Youth

Dire Straits

Money for nothing

Kenny Loggins

Footloose

Eurythmics

Sweet dreams are made of these

A-ha

Take on me

Wham!

Wake me up before you go-go

The B-52s

Love Shack

That’s it for now today on Flashback Friday… I have to stop looking for more songs because if i I didn’t, this post is going to take forever to get published..(and I am not being figurative on this one because I love the 80’s too much it will take me ages to get a complete list of songs I adore from that era…) 

Thanks for keeping me company during our trip back to the 80’s.. if you run into any other song that deserves a spot here, do leave a comment below so I can add it as well. 😉

Beep.. beep.. beep…ZOOOM!!! Welcome back! It is the 17th of October 2014…You’ve just been to the era of great music and came back to tell the tale!

Goodbye 80’s, you can bet I’ll be back again and again! 🙂

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