Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia

I have always love Sia. She has several empowering songs, so don’t be surprised when I feature her in another post. I also love hearing her voice, she is a very talented singer.

I like this song because it reminds you how strong you truly are. No matter what life and people throw at you, you won’t fall.

I hope this is the song everyone needs this week.

“You shoot me down, but I won’t fall
I am titanium”

-Sia

We Are Warriors – Avril Lavigne

It’s another addition of Music Monday! In case you didn’t know that I’m a huge fan of Avril Lavigne.

This song is about how all of our essential workers are working towards combating Covid-19. I remember she was asking for people to submit their warriors for her video. It is a really inspiring song and video.

I appreciate everyone who is working hard through all of this.

“‘Cause we are warriors, we’ll fight for our lives
Like soldiers all through the night
And we won’t give up, we will survive, we are warriors
And we’re stronger, that’s why we’re alive
We will conquer, time after time
We’ll never falter, we will survive, we are warriors”

-Avril Lavigne, We Are Warriors

Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

Happy Music Monday, on a Tuesday!

I picked this song because it expresses woman empowerment and how we should all work together, and be kind to one another.

“Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me”

-KT Tunstall, Suddenly I See

Good Life – One Republic

Hey, it’s another Music Monday.

Even on my worst days, I love this song because it reminds me to always make the best out of every situation. It reminds me that I can have a good life, if I allow myself to remain positive about things.

“Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life”

-One Republic, Good Life

Stand by You – Rachel Platten

I love this song, because it is a reminder that we are never alone. It is about being able to get through a tough time with someone helping you get by, or telling someone you are there for them.

It truly is an inspiring song. It reminds me that no matter what is going on in my world, or even the world in general, that things are always going to get better, no matter what.

“Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through (come on)
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you”

-Rachel Platten, Stand by You

How Far I’ll Go Alessia Cara

Happy Music Monday! I absolutely adore Alessia Cara. Even though she didn’t write this song, she sang it so amazingly. What I love about her is that she sings motivational songs, and she is an incredible role model on anyone. This song was originally written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney’s movie Moana. Aleesia Cara sang this song at the end credits of this movie, and this song was sang by Auli’i Cravalho sang this during the movie.

This song is wonderful and inspiring because it is about answering your call, or your purpose in your life, and seeing how far your dream will take you. What is empowering is that we may not know where are dreams are going to take us, but that’s all part of the journey.

This song won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

“The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, how far I’ll go”

-Lin-Manuel Miranda, How Far I’ll Go

Try – Colbie Caillat

I absolutely love this song so much! What I love about this song, is that Colbie is encouraging us to be comfortable with ourselves and that we don’t have to change a thing about us in order for others to like us. Nor should we stress ourselves out if people like us or not. What happens is how we feel and see ourselves.

“Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?”

-Colbie Caillat, Try

Fighter – Christina Aguilera

I always loved this song a lot. It mentions how even though you are going through a challenging time, you shouldn’t totally disregard from your life, because the fights and challenges you are going through right now, is giving you strength to get by in life. We should thank the tough times we are going through. We can’t have a rainbow without a storm.

It really is a powerful song. It really has helped me be thankful for the struggles and overcome so much. She has written several empowering songs for us, so be sure to stay tuned for another Music Mondays featuring a Christina Aguilera song.

“‘Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter”

-Christina Aguilera, Fighter

Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne

I have always loved this song. I have been a big fan of Avril Lavigne since day one, when I saw Complicated on the TV back in 2002.

This song will always have a special place in my heart. I remember my family went out for a family birthday, and my mom had found out that her cousin had passed away. He was very sick, and was in the hospital, trying to get better, but unfortunately he didn’t make it. My mom was crying during the car ride back home, and this song was playing on the radio. Being 12 and seeing your mama cry is heartbreaking because there wasn’t much I can do to help her better, aside from hugging her. I wasn’t overly close to him, like my mama was, but what made it sad for me was seeing my mama grieve her cousin’s loss. This song gave me hope that things will get better. I had never been to a funeral before.

It was really a sad time, because when he had passed away his girlfriend was was pregnant, and their eldest daughter was only two years old at the time. He had so much life ahead of him.

I know that everyone has their struggles, so I hope that this helps you, and remind you that things may be difficult now, but keep holding on because things will get easier, and better.

“Nothing’s gonna change destiny
Whatever’s meant to be will work out perfectly”

-Avril Lavigne, Keep Holding On

Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox

Let’s start this week off, with another amazing song. I actually forgot about this song, until it randomly got stuck in my head somehow. I remember when I used to be obsessed with this song. I still love it despite it being released 12 years ago.

To me, this song is about being you, and reminding yourself, no one can bring you down. It also talks about how you shouldn’t listen to anyone who talks down to you. It’s also about being able to look at yourself in the mirror and love yourself for who you are. It is such an empowering song, and I think everyone should listen to this song.

“Don’t never let nobody bring you down girl
Don’t never let nobody tear your world apart
Look in the mirror and see who you are
Beautiful U R”

-Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox is a Canadian singer and song writer. She has won three Juno awards (acknowledging Canadian singers and bands). Before she became a solo artist, she was a backup singer for Celine Dion. In this video she was pregnant with her third child, Kaila Michelle with her husband, who is also her manager.