Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gettin' Naughty - Feel The Power

Music is great at setting the mood, no matter what mood it is you’re after, there are some great songs to get you there. Music holds great power. It has the ability to soothe and relax us, or excite and exhilarate. It can tell a story, evoke emotion, and even be used in medical as well as spiritual healing.

I’ve learned the hard and expensive way (through speeding tickets) that I can’t listen to hard rock while driving. Makes me very aggressive and brings out my lead foot. I start thinking I’m in the middle of that old game, Pole Position, and I have to be first to the next red light! God forbid Sammy Hagar, I Can’t Drive 55, comes on while I’m driving. Love that hair…LOL!

When I feel like getting my grove on, give me some Usher, baby. Yeah! Now, I didn’t say I could dance, because I have no rhythm, but I like to try sometimes and this is one of my faves for trying to get my grove on.

When the past is after me, and I need to remember how far I’ve come, I want Rascal Flatts, I’m Movin’ On. This song speaks to my soul, almost as if they wrote it just for me, at the time I needed it most. No matter where I am or what’s happening when this song comes on, I have to stop, listen and sing along. If you’ve read Tamara’s Spirit, you will hear echoes of this song when Tamara faces her past. Click here to watch the video.

When I need a pick me up and want to sing, its Sheryl Crow, Soak Up The Sun, played really loud so no one, not even me, can hear me singing. Nope, I can’t sign either.

Felling sexy or wanting to get in the mood, I turn on Paula Cole, Feelin’ Love. If there was ever a song made for sex, this is it. Damn skippy, baby! Sorry, Paula never made a video for this song, but I found one with Mick from Moonlight in it. Yum! He makes my inner lioness sit up and roar!

These are just a few songs that affect me and my moods. Are there any particular songs that make you sing, dance, cry, feel sexy, feel anything at all?


NathalieGray said...

Anything by AC/DC makes me want to jump on tables and start a food fight! As does Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park and Radiohead. And ooh, one of my favorite videos of all time is The Perfect Drug, by Nine Inch Nails. POW! That wakes you up!

That was back when Trent Reznor (the dude behind the group) was stuck in drugs and craziness, so he looks a bit skinny...but check out his new bod since he kicked drugs and hit the gym. *sigh* Now that's a sexy man. And talented.

The old Trent:

The new Trent:


N.J.Walters said...

Highway driving you need driving tunes--Zepplin, AC/DC, Queen, and a lot of the rock from the sixties. *g*

Minime said...

I'll listen and sing to almost any song. When I'm mad at the hubby though, I have to put in the right music. Korn, Disturbed, Godsmack, ya know, something with a lot of yelling. Gets all that negative energy right out. *smile*

Deb said...

Zepplin is awesome, is to be returning for a tour!
Usher is hot, I love anything I can dance to.
Mr. Soul himself Berry White is Mine and Bob's couple song;)
In the car there is no telling what I will put on.

Nicole Austin said...

LOL, I'll be right with ya, Nat. We'll have to hope they don't play any AC/DC at RT. Trent is just...yum!

No rock driving tunes for me!

Yes, a good fight needs its own soundtrack.

Syneca said...

Music that empowers me and turns me from mild-mannered middle-aged everyday woman to insane energy, take-him down hard and ride all night long. Puscifer

(if you're a Tool fan then one word is emough. If you're not ... well ... Google it)

Music that turns my body off and my mind on - Wagner - The Ring.

Music that gets my groove on - anything R&B.

Music that makes me want to stick my head in an oven and turn on the gas - Metallica.

And the list goes on and on and on ....

TK Winters said...

Gee, reading these wonderful comments, I think I must be a laid back oldie, but goody. lol If I feel like I need a lift, a reminder that I can do whatever my heart is wanting to run toward, I listen to I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly. If I want to feel sexy and do the wicked dance with my alpha, I listen to Sex Me or Bump n Grind by ... okay, R. Kelly.

Freeway driving long distance? LifeHouse, INXS, Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare.

If I want to cry I play Jann Arden, I think it is a song called When I Cry.

But for the most part I like Luther Vanrose, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, Diana Krall ... okay, so most of these aren't really that ancient. lol

Georgie Lee said...

I'm like you. I like to turn up the music in my car and step on the gas. The songs I love to speed to are usually angry, mope rock songs heavy on the base.

Sally Painter said...

Pink Floyd is great music to drive the curves of the mountain by. I have a collection of cds for just about any mood I swing into.

There are just so many great ones to choose from I sometimes wish I had dozens of ears so I could listen to them all at once.

Now that brings up images of a massive wreck.

Mustang Sally has chased me all my life. (g) Guys always loved singing it to me when I was in the dating world. Hmm... I do love to drive!