Introducing Monday Mixtape!
Sharing songs that motivate you to move! An eclectic mix to help you as you move through your journey.
I am a lover of powerful uplifting music, and I found it can alter your mood in such a positive way. I decided I will share my Monday Mixtape each Monday in hopes of starting your week off strong to move through whatever is to come your way.
Dance like there is no one watching:-)
Please note these songs shared are in no particular order.
1. My get it moving in the morning jam… Let me clear my throat! – DJ Kool
No matter how long it’s been, when I hear this song I instantly start to move! It’s a classic that will always make me feel good.
2. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
I love this song and it pushes me to continue to believe.
3. Welcome to the Good Life! – Kanye West ft. T-Pain
I go for mine… I got to shine 🙂
4. Push it – Salt-N-Pepa
“Salt-N-Pepa’s here and we’re in effect want you to push it good. Coolin’ by day then at night… working up a sweat!” LOL! I still know all the words. And here is another confession… I listen to the Salt-N-Pepa Pandora station faithfully during my drive to work. It gets me ready.
5. Don’t Stop ’til you get enough – THE ONE AND ONLY MJ
Now I will admit, Michael Jackson has many songs that will get you to move… this is just one of many I enjoy! He was so the man I wanted to marry when I was younger. I remember when the Michael Jackson experience came out I was so proud to beat my nieces and nephew on that game. I knew all the moves.
6. Countdown – Beyonce’
Just like MJ, Bey has MANY move your butt songs! I have a devoted workout playlist to my girl Beyonce’ in keeping with the theme to only post one on this list I went with Countdown. Favorite line: “Me and my boo, in my boo coup ridin’ all up in the black with his chick right beside him…”
7. Last Dance – Donna Sommer
Starts off smooth but then… 🙂
8. I’m coming out – Diana Ross
My ultimate theme song! HA! It debut the year I was born so it kind of makes sense.
9. Brave – Sara Bareilles
Such an uplifting song that I’ve played in my TGIM -Kisha’s Life Lessons on occasion. I LOVE THE WORDS SO MUCH! I swear every time I hear this song and I begin to dance like I’m Beyonce’, I shed tears of joy… every time!
10. Just Fine – MJB
This has such a great beat and “I wouldn’t change my life because my life is just fine” lyrics speak exactly to how I feel at this very moment.
What are your Monday Motivational songs that gets you moving??
Throwback Thursday Tribute
Let’s dance… the last dance… Celebrating the lovely iconic Donna Summer
The 5 time Grammy Award Winning Disco Queen has sold more than 150 million records world wide! Known for a multitude of hits and gorgeous legs, Donna Summer regularly appeared at Studio 54 nightclub in NYC and reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.”
The first to create a 17 minute dance remix of a very seductive and sexy tones of “Love to Love You Baby”. Most radio stations did not know if they could even play this on the radio station but it became an instant success and demand in many clubs.
Don’t get me wrong, I love B, bad girl RiRi and Gaga but just want to give credit where credit is due:-) When you listen to this… I’m sure you’ll notice some sounds that have been added to some our our today pop stars.
Although this iconic beauty passed at tender age of 63 after fight with lung cancer, her legacy will live on forever. From songs that make you move, sultry sounds and sexy style, The Disco Queen and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is someone to never be forgotten.
Throwback Thursday Tribute
Before the Lady Gaga’s, Fantasia’s, Adele’s, and Beyonce’ of the world, there was the unparalleled voice and fashion envelope pusher known as the one and only Patti Labelle! This Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the woman who made a song about a hoer entitled “Lady Marmalade” a catchy tune people rocked to.
Patti‘s soulful voice is one like no other. Although many try to emulate, there is only one originator with a vocal range that will make the hairs on your neck stand!
This lady is the QUEEN of drag. Although her style has evolved with her throughout the years, in the beginning days of her is where you would find the creation of wild style statements and BIG hair!
The Philly born diva has won many awards from Grammy’s to American Music Awards and has been recognized for her 50+ years in music through Lifetime Achievement, Living Legend and even Walk a Fame Awards just to name a few.
Patti has been called one of the pioneers of disco movement and has influenced many artists in owning originality and creativity. She is known throughout the music industry as “Momma Patti” for her amazing advice she shares to young artist.
Labelle started her career in a female group that included Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash and this is where Lady Marmalade was created. The song is still a hit today and even had a remake that included Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil Kim and Missy Elliot. The performance for the 44th Grammy’s was epic! These ladies brought out the lovely Patti Labelle and killed it!! I still enjoy watching this from time to time.
Although Patti Labelle is known for her singing talent, she has also done acting on film and television which is where she even starred in her own sitcom named Living It Up With Patti LaBelle.
Thank you Ms Patti Labelle for not only your musical talent but your presence. You are a headliner, Diva, originator, Icon and Living Legend.