Music

A Great Playlist to Get You Up and Dancing

Here are 3 songs that get me dancing every time. The total times for the 3 is ten minutes. Will absolutely lift your mood right up.







Protest Songs



These are hard hard times. The U.S. has had hard times before and brilliant artists have helped us to weather them. Here are ten of the best protest songs from my life.
Cynthia














There is no better way to lift your mood than to get up and dance around your house for 10 minutes. Ten minutes. That's all it takes. I have kept charts for over 25 years. It works... EVERY TIME! Are you sad from staying at home. Ten minutes and you will feel better. Just push play! Here are 3 songs to get you started.

Go Crazy by Leslie Odom

Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Build Me Up Buttercup by the Foundations



Ever have a song going through your head when you woke up. This morning it was Staying Alive.



Here are the lyrics. 

Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees 


Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk 
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk 
Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around 
Since I was born 
And now it's alright, it's okay 
And you may look the other way 
We can try to understand 
The New York Times' effect on man 

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother 
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive 
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin' 
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive 
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive 
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive 

Well now, I get low and I get high 
And if I can't get either, I really try 
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes 
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose 
You know it's alright, it's okay 
I'll live to see another day 
We can try to understand 
The New York…




Pencil Full of Lead


Paolo Nutini is a Scottish singer, songwriter and is one of my favorite musical artists.This song by Nutini always makes me smile and want to dance. It is a song about the gratitude for the small things in life.

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This Little Light of Mine


This Little Light of Mine is a gospel song written for children in the 1920s. My favorite version is by Sam Cooke. It reminds me to make my light shine out into the world.

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One More Day


One More Day is the song I listen to when I am having a difficult time. It is such good advice. After performing separately for 15 years the brothers Chris and Oliver joined forces in 2006.

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Put a Woman in Charge


Keb' Mo' and Rosanne Cash joined forces for this great song. The song is dedicated to Keb' Mo's strong mother who died at 91.

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Rise Up


Some days I just get so tired of the fight... the merry-go-round. Andra Day released the song Rise Up on 2015 on her Cheers to the Fall album.

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Let the Good Times Roll


This is a classic and has been recorded by so many artists including Ray Charles and Barbra Streisand. My Favorite is BB King.

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Sing About It


This is another favorite lift me up song by The Wood Brothers. "If you get too worried what you ought to do is sing ." I would add dance too.

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Respect


No "feel good" list would ever be complete without Aretha Franklin's Respect, You absolutely cannot listen to this and not want to dance.

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Hallelujah


Every time I hear K.D. Lang sing Leonard Cohen/s Hallelujah I get goose bumps.Here is her version from the 2010 Olympics.

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