When you think of a nightclub, you think of music and dancing, which is what the Music Moves Me blog hop I've started to participate in is all about. Happiness. Enjoyment.
We live in uncertain times. Every day seems to bring breaking news that is more and more depressing.
But the mother of one of the dead said "Even in the midst of evil, you have to believe in the goodness of man."
We all need love, and hope, especially if we don't have much love or hope in our lives. We need inspiration. We need songs that will pump us up, that will help us stay strong, that will help us endure.
Today, a little selection of upbeat songs for Music Moves Me. It seems so inadequate, posting these songs, but music has a power to heal that many aren't even that aware of.
What A Wonderful World, sung by Louis Armstrong. It speaks for itself.
Believe, by Cher - the original version from 1998. If you aren't a fan of Auto-Tune software, you won't like how Cher's voice is rendered, but I do (in this song, anyway).
I have been thinking of this song lately.
Everything is Beautiful, by Ray Stevens, is from 1970. It was not in Steven's usual style- he was more into "gag" songs such as The Streak. Instead, this song, which has some religious overtones, became one of his best known songs. But today, go to You Tube, and you will see the snarky comments.
So, to get rid of the haters, this is the perfect song. (And the dance moves aren't bad, either). "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift.
Just because - McArthur Park, as sung by Donna Summer. Let's Rock It!
Finally, a little bonus,for something upbeat and danceable. I bring you What is Love, a 1993 dance track by Haddaway (stage name for musician Nestor Alexander Haddaway).
Yes, dance music is a genre I sometimes can really get into. Today must be one of those days. Because we also all need a little happiness. Even on a day like today.
Because, if we don't believe in the goodness of man, then is there any hope for us?
Have a happy, upbeat week. And better yet, why don't you join the other Music Moves me Ladies and Gents on the dance floor this week? Thank you, X-Mas Dolly, Curious as a Cathy , Stacy Uncorked , and JAmerican Spice, our co-hosts of this hop!