Fight, rule the World and be heroes!

stuck in a rut

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! ūüėČ

Newfound gold: Ellie Goulding

music junkie

For a music junkie like me who has to have the right kind of music otherwise my day would be dull, discovering Spotify and reaping the benefits of even their free version; I would have to say that it is by far the greatest invention after music itself! Ok, we’ll have to include cameras, computers, the internet, mobile phones, vaccines, flying and all other great inventions but other than those Spotify does indeed deserve a spot in that list!

Anyway, it has actually leveled up my initial quest¬†to break out of the mainstream music presented to me and have made me discover more types of music and more artists I never would’ve discovered if I merely listened to the radio or watched television.

For a few days now, I’ve been really caught by one the songs of this artist that I yearned to hear more from her and thanks to Spotify for that because I realized that her music and her voice is just so great to listen to.

So sharing her songs here too.. If you don’t know her yet, here is a little info.

ellie goulding

ellie_goulding_3¬† ¬†¬†Elena JaneEllieGoulding (/ňą…°o äld…™Ňč/; born 30 December 1986)[4] is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began when she met record producer Starsmithand Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.[5]

In 2010, she became the second artist to both top the BBC‘s annual Sound of… poll and win the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. Goulding released her debut studio album, Lights, in 2010. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK. Her cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” reached number two in the UK in December 2010 and on 29 April 2011 she performed the song at the wedding reception ofPrince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace. The album’s title track, “Lights“, was released in the US in March 2011, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[6][7]

Goulding’s second studio album, Halcyon, was released in October 2012, “Anything Could Happen” preceded the album as the lead single. Halcyon debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and, after 65 weeks, reached number one. Halcyon debuted at number nine on theBillboard 200 Chart, her first top ten debut in the United States. Halcyon Days, a repackaged edition of Halcyon, was released on 23 August 2013, it included new singles including “Burn“, which became her first UK number-one single in the same month. At the 2014 Brit Awards she received the award for British Female Solo Artist.[8] By the end of 2013, she had sold an estimated four million albums and fifteen million singles worldwide.[9]

Now, without further ado, let’s get to her music, shall we? We’ll start off with the song Love me like you do, which was featured in the movie Fifty Shade of Grey. (On a personal side note though, I think the song goes very well with the book but not so with the movie. I had another actor and actress in mind for the roles so the movie didn’t really sit well with me as did the book. That’s just me, ofcourse!)

That’s all for now folks but if you want more of her, do get your own Spotify account – I guarantee you won’t regret it! ūüėČ

Is there an explanation?

summer jam series

I call it the John Lennon Syndrome! 

I could actually win The Singing Bee but will definitely fail the “Name your Colleagues” quiz!

Anybody out there who shares the same symptoms? ūüėČ Maybe there are others out there too??

Beating the Monday Blues with Evanescence

¬†Whoever coined the term ‚ÄúMonday Blues‚ÄĚ surely knew what he was talking about. And today is one of those for me.

 Today just seems groggy and boring.. even the book I have fervently been reading for the last how many days seemed a little less interesting.

 Unfortunately, my little sore throat which I thought had left last week is back with a vengeance directed at me, now capturing both lymph nodes of my throat and making my tonsils just a little read and swollen. I can still eat though, by ignoring the pain when swallowing.

 I tried to search for some inspiration from the songs of U2 and Josh Groban but none of the two were quite apt and then I did a search for Evanescence and it is but perfect for today! In fact, now that I think of if, none of the music I played today and listened through with my headset (70’s, 80’s Altenative, inspirational, etc.) were as engulfing as that of Evanescence and so their music will fill my blog space today to keep me company on such a blue Monday.

¬†Starting with one my favorites, ‚ÄúMy Immortal‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúCall me when you‚Äôre sober‚ÄĚ

 

My videoke favorite, ‚ÄúBring me to life‚ÄĚ (It just sucks that I can‚Äôt sing with her now with this pain on my throat that has kept me quiet since this morning)

 

‚ÄúGoing under‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúHello‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs fool‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúLithium‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúSweet sacrifice‚ÄĚ

 

‚ÄúMy last breath‚ÄĚ

 

Evanescence¬†is an American¬†rock¬†band founded in¬†Little Rock,¬†Arkansas¬†in 1995 by singer/pianist¬†Amy Lee¬†and guitarist¬†Ben Moody.[1][3]¬†After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album,¬†Fallen, onWind-up Records¬†in 2003.¬†Fallen¬†sold more than 17 million copies worldwide[4]and helped the band win two¬†Grammy Awards¬†and seven nominations, as well as scoring No.¬†6 in CBS’s “Top Bestselling Albums of the Last 10 Years” (2008).[5]¬†A year later, Evanescence released their first live album,¬†Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album,¬†The Open Door, which sold more than five million copies.[4]

The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. Billboard ranked Evanescence No. 71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.[6]

Announced in June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with¬†Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, released on October 11, 2011. It debuted at No.¬†1 on the¬†Billboard¬†200¬†chart with 127,000 copies in sales.[7]¬†The album also debuted at No.¬†1 on four other different¬†Billboardcharts; the Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, and the Hard Rock Albums charts. The first single, “What You Want“, was released on August 9, 2011. The second single, “My Heart Is Broken“, was sent to radio stations in October 31, 2011. The band spent 2012 on tour in promotion of their new album with other bands including¬†The Pretty Reckless¬†and¬†Fair to Midland.

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 nmed 06/09/14 @ 2:53pm