Try Everything – Shakira

Every Monday, I post about a positive and motivational song, so we can start off our week with the right foot.

This week, I selected Try Everything by Shakira. She has a small role in the Disney movie’s Zootopia, or Zootropolis for my viewers in the UK and Ireland. It’s a play on words, of combining Utopia and a zoo. Utopia is where the world is perfect. And for Zootropolis it is for the Metropolis, and how Zootropolis is the capital of the Metropolis. I loved that movie so much. In the movie Shakira plays Giselle, who is this famous pop star, and an amazing dancer. She intentionally or unintentionally wore the same outfit during her Super Bowl 54 concert performance.

For those who haven’t seen the movie, it is about this rabbit named Judy Hopps, and her dream to become a police officer. Although at first her parents are against her becoming a police officer, because it is too dangerous, especially for a rabbit, their family often stay and work on a carrot farm. But despite what her parents tell her, she decides to pursue a career in the police force. It may have been a bit more challenging than she thought, but no matter what, she decides to not give up.

I think we can all learn a lesson or two, from Judy Hopps. She is encouraging us to go after our dreams no one matter how scary they may be, and no matter what. And she makes it known, that she is the one who makes the decisions for herself, she doesn’t feel the need to appease others. I think these are always great traits to have. It’s good to go after your dreams.

Photo Credit: Zootopia Wiki
Photo Credit: Instragram

Shakira at the Super Bowl 54 in Miami last year.

“Sometimes we come last, but we did our best
I won’t give up
No, I won’t give in till I reach the end
And then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave
I want to try everything
I want to try even though I could fail”

-Shakira, Try Everything

Road Less Travelled – Lauren Alaina

I love this song so much! I figured it is the perfect song for 2021. It’s all about trusting yourself, and the universe by doing something you wouldn’t normally do. I sort of did this year. I quit my job because I didn’t feel comfortable with the whole coronavirus pandemic, so I decided to focus on my blog, and pursue thinking of a cool idea for my novels. In hope that one day I become a bestselling author, blogger. For the most part I feel proud of myself. And I feel very fortunate enough that my boyfriend is still working for us.

I hope that this is the year we trust ourselves and the universe even more. I know that it is scary, but I think things will get better. We just have to keep the faith that they will improve.

“If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on”

-Lauren Alaina

Feel This Moment – Christina Aguilera and Pitbull

It’s another edition of Music Mondays, on a Tuesday.

I picked Feel This Moment, by Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, because to me, this song is about being present in the moment, and actually being aware of how far you have came.

I really like listening to this song. It makes me want to dance. For those of you who know me, I love to dance.

“Like a stopwatch, let’s stop time and enjoy this moment, dalé
One day when the light is glowin’
I’ll be in my castle golden
But until the gates are open
I just wanna feel this moment”

-Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, Feel This Moment

Almost There

Here is today’s edition of Music Mondays. One of my favourite Disney movies is Princess and the Frog. It’s about this girl Tiana, and how she inspires to have her own restaurants, called Tiana’s Palace. She knows how hard it is going to be to make it work, but she is going to continue to work hard until her dream comes true.

It inspires me because no matter how big or small my goals are, I can accomplish anything.

“So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out boys, I’m coming through”

-Tiana, Almost There

Long Shot – Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson

Just a heads up Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson both recorded this song. It was written by Katy Perry. I really like both versions, so I featured both of them in this post.

To me, this song is about chasing after your dreams no matter how small the chances you have of exceeding it. You still chase after your dream no matter what.

It’s like in football, when the quarterback has to throw the go ahead, or tying touchdown for the game across the field. Yes, it might not be very likely, but there is still a chance of it happening.

We shouldn’t give up our dreams, or no longer pursue them, because there are challenging. We should chase our dreams, because that it what we are meant to do with our lives. If we don’t go after our goals we will more than likely regret not going after it.

“It’s a long shot, but I say why not
If I say forget it, I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won’t make it
But I know if I don’t take it, there’s no chance
‘Cause you’re the best I’ve got
So take a long shot”

-Katy Perry, Long Shot

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Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

It’s another Monday, which means it’s another Music Monday!

The song I have picked is Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. What I love about this song is that it inspires others to not listen to what other people say about them, because everyone is beautiful in their own way. When I was younger, I always admired her voice, and now that I am much older, I can appreciate the message and the meaning even more now.

Another thing that I like about this video, is that she showcases a positive light on several topics before they were first mentioned, like a gothic look, same sex couples. Considering this video came in 2002, it brought forth a lot of recognition of these topics. I appreciate Christina coming forward and bringing awareness that everyone is human, and beautiful. We shouldn’t let others bring us down.

“I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today”

-Christina Aguilera, Beautiful

Run Wild – Thutmose

I heard this cool song during some car commercial, and I Googled the words that I remembered hearing from it. I really loved this song. I feel like it is such a fun song to dance to.

It’s called Run Wild. It really inspires me to run wild and free. It reminds me that I can do anything I want to. It also reminds me that I don’t need to necessarily know where the future will take me. I just got to keep on going, and I can be anything I want to be.

It was also featured as the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

“Run wild
I’m on a mission, and I won’t stop,
No destination in mind, but it’s worth a shot.”

-Thutmose, Run Wild

Big Life (26 Letters) – USS

Hey everyone, it’s another edition of Music Mondays! Today is all about my favourie music duo.

I’m not sure if any of you have heard the band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (also known as USS). They are originated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are an alternative rock duo. They like to describe themselves as, “We like to call what we do the campfire after-party. It’s like you’re at Nirvana Unplugged, but there’s a drum and bass party and glow sticks all around you.”

They are one of my favourite people to listen to. I have saw them live, with my best friend, and I was so happy. I had such a great time.

I was sad that not long ago, they decided to quit making music, and plan on releasing their final album in January of next year.

What I love about their song, Big Life, is that it reminds me that I am the actor and director of my whole. I basically have the power to live my best life.

Here’s a photo of their concert. They have a lot of live music videos on YouTube, if you want to experience their show.

“You don’t know powerful you are
Rewrite your history
It starts with
Twent-six letters
Stitch them all together
Make a big life, a big life
Infinite to nothing
From zero to something
Make a big life, a big life
A big life, a big life.”

-USS, Big Life

Hall of Fame – The Script

This week for Music Mondays, I picked Hall of Fame by The Script. I love this song because it reminds me that I can be and do anything I set myself out to do. It also reminds me that I was born with greatest. born to shine. It is such an uplifting and motivational song.

“When your, standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame”

-The Script, Hall of Fame

Dancing Queen -ABBA

This isn’t necessarily a positive song, but it has a fun upbeat sound to it. It would make you want to dance. And dancing makes you brave. I enjoy listening to this song.

Fun fact, the name of the band, comes from the first letter of the band members.