Update: the playlist is now published here
I've been inspired by Cardin's High Vibes game to start my own game of tag. Although I'm not a great music buff, I've been conscious for a long time that I use songs to deliberately raise my vibrations when I'm not in the good feeling place I'd like to be in. And I've been meaning to put together a compilation of "happy" songs for myself for quite some time now.
While following the replies of some of my own and other tagees in the High Vibes game, I noticed that I'm not alone in the use of listening to music and/or singing to raise our energetic vibrations, and it dawned on me: why not ask others what their number one energy-raising song of choice would be, and compile the lot into the ultimate spirit-lifting play list!
And so, that's the purpose of this game. I want it to be quick, easy and fun for everyone to play along, and so I'm asking for just the one song from each player. Why? Because I suspect if I asked for your top three or more you'd spend some time thinking about it, and come back with a thoughtful response. But what I'd really love is your instinctive reaction. What song just pops into your head immediately and why that one? (Of course, if two or three do pop into your head automatically, then great, please include them. But the idea is not to spend time dwelling on it and just go with what comes to you in the moment)
So, here's mine:
My current favourite song to raise my energy is "Shine" by Take That. I find it so uplifting that I already posted the lyrics and a link to the video on U-tube a couple of months ago. While singing it I like to imagine that I'm receiving this message from my own Higher Self rather than giving it to, or receiving it from, another person. Read the lyrics for yourself and see what I mean. Everytime I hear it I just have to sing along, I can't help smiling, and I want to dance (though sometimes I have to confine that to dancing while sitting). This song truly stirs my soul and puts me in a happy place.
Ok, so the rules are very simple:
1. Post about the one song that makes your heart sing, and uplifts your spirit every time you hear it. If you can provide a link to lyrics and/or audio that would be fabulous. But it's not essential, so don't worry about it if you can't.
2. Include a trackback to this post
3. Tag three others and ask them to include a trackback to your post and this one when they post.
I'm going to be away from today until the end of June, and will not have internet access in the interim, so please forgive my lack of response to comments or posts. However, I will catch up with it all when I get back, and I promise to post the ultimate Songs that Make your Soul Sing playlist in mid-July.
So, now for the tagging:
Clare at Business Blog Angel
Joanna at Coaching Wizardry
Judith at Judith Morgan
Karen at Live the Power
Alan at Made to be Great
Phil at Make it Great
Cardin at Optimist Lab
Kammie at Passion Meets Purpose
Terry at Ramblings from a Glass Half Full
Kirsten at Think Postive!
Andy at The Daily Positive
Aaron at Today is that Day
I hope you all have fun with this ;-)