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45 Best Songs That Give Life Advice

Updated on April 17, 2017
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Make a custom playlist for someone you love.  The songs in this Life Advice song list are perfect for someone special for graduation, a milestone birthday, or just because.
Make a custom playlist for someone you love. The songs in this Life Advice song list are perfect for someone special for graduation, a milestone birthday, or just because. | Source

Pearls Of Wisdom Playlist: Where Music Meets Life Advice

I'm a parent of a teenager who wants little to do with my life lessons, philosophical nuggets, or pearls of wisdom. As a teen, she doesn't want to hear about what anyone learned from their mistake. "Hurry up and get to the point," is her refrain. Right now, she's too busy texting with friends and listening to music.

But this mother is creative and won't be easily dissuaded. So if a direct approach doesn't work, I'll let the music speak on my behalf.

Here is a list of diverse songs that offer memorable tidbits on how to live a better life. Make your own Life Advice playlist and enjoy listening to the enduring lessons that life has to teach, compliments of pop, rock, and country music.

1. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones

Youth is filled with limitless optimism, the feeling that you can achieve anything, be anybody if you just try hard enough. But in comes this 1969 song that tempers that optimism with reality that is forthright but not bitter. If you look hard enough you can find something redeeming in even the worst of situations.

Best words of wisdom from the song:

You can't always get what you want
And if you try sometime, you find
You get what you need.

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back" - Arthur Rubinstein, American classical pianist
"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back" - Arthur Rubinstein, American classical pianist | Source

2. "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

Look around you at all the pretty people. Do you feel attractive enough? There is so much pressure to be thinner, leaner, stronger. Between skinny jeans and "Swimsuit Illustrated" covers, amidst thigh gaps and social media, it wouldn't be a stretch to image that your self-esteem could use a bit of a boost.

In this 2002 song, Christina Aguilera puts it all in perspective. She reminds you that no matter what others say, you are good enough. Let the only words that truly matter be the ones you tell yourself.

Best pearl of wisdom from the song:

You're beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring you down.

3. "Love Can Build A Bridge" by The Judds

In 1990, mother-daughter country music duo The Judds used this song to advocate the importance of joining hands and hearts. When in conflict with a friend, a family member, or another nation, it's easy to forget that we're all just human.

Best words of wisdom from the song:

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine.

What's the best piece of life advice you've ever received?

Who gave it? What were the circumstances? How has the advice impacted you? Share the details with us in the Comments Section below.

Phenomenal Performance By Michael Jackson

4. "Man In the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

In this 1988 song, Michael Jackson echoes the sentiments of an old Chinese proverb, "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

Rather than lamenting all that is wrong with the world and further spread negativity, hopelessness and inaction, dare to take action instead. Start with the one person you can directly impact, and that is you. You could be surprised by the reverberating change you create.

Best piece of advice from the song:

If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.

5. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

This 1978 hit is one of those songs to keep in your playlist for when things are really going wrong. When you're through sulking and feeling sorry for yourself, suck it up and fight back. Put on your big girl panties (or big boy briefs) and make a comeback with this song as your anthem.

Words to live by:

Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive.
I, I, I will survive.

Do You Know When To Walk Away and When To Run?

Kenny Rogers' song, "The Gambler," offers superb advice on avoiding an escalation of commitment to a failing course of action.  Don't let your ego get the best of you.
Kenny Rogers' song, "The Gambler," offers superb advice on avoiding an escalation of commitment to a failing course of action. Don't let your ego get the best of you. | Source

Kenny Rogers Was Right: Beware Of Sunk Costs

You've probably heard these popular phrases:

  • "in for a penny, in for a pound"
  • "going all in" and
  • "throwing good money after bad."

The sunk cost fallacy or escalation of commitment to a failing course of action is what Kenny's warning us about, and it's a very real social psychological phenomenon.

People tend to become increasingly and irrationally invested in a prior decision when we've already committed substantial resources against it. The result could mean enormous losses.

We can engage in the sunk cost fallacy on a national scale (e.g., the Vietnam War, Iraq War) or as individuals. If you've ever found yourself in a bidding war on eBay or with a real estate deal, then you know how bids can quickly spiral upwards. Suddenly, you may find that it's more about winning than anything else. Other examples include home renovation projects, gambling, bad relationships, and unsatisfying jobs or career choices.

In your personal life, consider the following recommendations when you seek to honor Kenny Rogers' advice about knowing when to walk away and knowing when to run:

  1. Rely on accurate data. Knowing what (e.g., time, money) and how much you've lost thus far can help you make a more rational decision.
  2. Define what "failure" or "success" is before you start. For example, is there a price point above which you will not pay? The sunk cost fallacy depends on you being emotionally over-invested and having soft or shifting definitions of failure and success.
  3. Rather than working yourself into a corner defending your chosen path, invest the up-front time in developing multiple options. If well-meaning others voice concerns about your decision, consider whether you have truly listened.
  4. Consider your decision from an outsider's reference point.

6. "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers

A down-on-his luck poker player meets an experienced old-timer in this classic 1978 country song. He imparts some sage advice about not only card playing but also life in general.

Whether in love, money, or other endeavors, know when to cut your losses. Also, understand the danger of drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. Of course, The Gambler says it prettier.

Words to live by:

You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away, and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done.

7. "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The first time I heard this 2012 song, I was profoundly moved. It takes a lot for a hip hop song to do that, but this is no ordinary hip hop song. It advocates dignified acceptance of others at a very basic human level. The pearl of wisdom from this song: "Strip away the fear, underneath, it's all the same love."

8. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

This is a celebration song by The Black Eyed Peas (2009), and what I like about this is that they're thinking ahead: "I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night." Let's hope that translates into responsible partying.

9. "Dream On" by Aerosmith

You cannot permit this cynical world to rob you of your dreams. Don't let the naysayers win by giving in like that. Remember that some of the most successful companies of our time started out as a couple of dudes in a garage, hell-bent on a dream (e.g., Apple).

This 1973 song urges you to "Dream until your dreams come true."

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments." - Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist and socialite
"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments." - Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist and socialite | Source

10. "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly

In this 1996 R&B hit, R. Kelly encourages perseverance and self-belief in the face of obstacles. (Some would say his voice is divinely inspired.)

Best words of wisdom from the song:

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it
I believe I can fly.

11. "Daughters" by John Mayer

In this 2003 ballad, John Mayer advises men that how they treat their daughters has a lasting impact on how they live and love throughout their lives. It creates a lasting foundation of trust or a lingering fear of abandonment.

Best words of wisdom from this song:

You are the guide and the weight of her world
So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do.

12. "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.

In this 1993 hit, R.E.M. reminds listeners they are not alone in this life. It urges them to hold on even during the lowest of points, because everybody hurts sometimes.

Best pearl of wisdom in this song:

Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten.

13. "You've Got To Stand For Something" by Aaron Tippin

It was Winston Churchhill who remarked that having enemies was a good sign that you stood up for something, sometime in your life. Country music singer Aaron Tippin is no Churchhill, but he imparts the advice that his daddy gave him, advocating old fashioned Southern values with this 1990 song.

Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

"Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Conant, former president of Harvard University
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Conant, former president of Harvard University | Source

14. "Getcha Head in the Game" by Zac Efron

This 2006 song advises that no matter how interesting things may get on the sidelines, it's key to stay focused. Keep your head in the game.

15. "Dust In the Wind" by Kansas

Kansas waxes philosophical in this 1977 song, providing a reminder that we're all simply passing through this world and "All we are is dust in the wind."

16. "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree

This optimistic 1994 song challenges you to dig deep and find out who you are. It encourages boldness, calmness, and authenticity. There are so many words of wisdom from this song, but the best are this: "Stand up and be counted."

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17. "100 Years" by Five For Fighting

Remember being 15 years old and wishing adulthood would come quickly?

This song is a retrospective from a 99 year-old who looks back on a life well lived. He re-examines each point of his life and relationship with his wife -- from youth to old age. In doing so, he realizes that although each stage had its positives and negatives, being 15 years old with your life laid out in front of you isn't such a bad stage after all. (Remember that, teenagers!)

This 2003 song puts it bluntly: "You only got a hundred years to live." Many people, however, don't even have that.

18. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

No matter what your life story has been up to this moment, relish the fact that you can write the rest of it. Take hold of that power and pen a brilliant middle and end to your life story, full of dramatic plot twists if you wish. You're the author, according to Natasha Bedingfield (2004).

19. "(Good Riddance) Time of Your Life" by Green Day

Indie rock group Green Day (1997) offers the advice to live in the moment through all life's milestones so that you can remember your eventful journey, as unpredictable as it was.

20. "Unanswered Prayers" by Garth Brooks

Have you ever prayed for something and the prayer wasn't answered? Based on a true account of his encounter with his old high school girl friend, Garth Brooks (1990) explains that some prayers were never meant to be answered, and you should be thankful that they weren't.

Best words of wisdom from this song:

Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
That just because He doesn't answer doesn't mean He don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

21. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Somewhere between mortgages and marriages, education and obligation, adults often lose their childhood zest for life. However, Lee Ann Womack (2000) captures that innocence and hope in this life-affirming song that a narrator sings as a wish to her two young daughters.

Best pearl of wisdom from this song:

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you'll dance.

22. "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw

In an electric country song from 2004, Tim McGraw describes the feeling of being 100% engaged in life and his relationships.

Don't wait until it's time to check out before you fully check in on life. Forgive, offer kindness and love to others, and seek adventure and solitude. Live like no tomorrow. One day there won't be.

23. "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is the rock band that has stood the test of time from the 1980s days of big hair to today. In this 2000 song they offer take on Frank Sinatra's mantra, "I Did It My Way."

Best words of wisdom from this song:

It's my life It's now or never I ain't gonna live forever I just want to live while I'm alive.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer | Source

24. "Let It Go" by Idina Mendel

If you watched the movie, "Frozen," then you probably have key parts of this 2013 song stuck in your head. The refrain, "Let it go, let it go," is a good reminder that anger, bitterness, and other negative emotions are just not worth the toll they'll take on your health and relationships.

25. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Classic American rock band Journey (1981) offers this this anthem of self-belief. When the odds are stacked against you, never lose faith that you can triumph.

:To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions." - William James, Father of American psychology
:To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions." - William James, Father of American psychology | Source

Even More Songs That Offer Life Advice

Song
Artist
Year Released
26. Think Good Thoughts
Colbie Callait
2011
27. Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Jackie DeShannon
1969
28. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Aretha Franklin
1967
29. Life's A Dance
John Michael Montgomery
1997
30. Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston
1986
31. If Tomorrow Never Comes
Garth Brooks
1989
32. I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash
1972
33. Stronger
Kelly Clarkson
2012
34. Garden Party
Ricky Nelson
1972
35. Cat's In the Cradle
Harry Chapin
1974
36. Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin
1988
37. Happy
Pharrell Williams
2013
38. Biscuits
Kacey Musgraves
2015
39. Humble and Kind
Tim McGraw
2016
40. Go Big or Go Home
American Authors
2016
41. Keep Your Head Up
Andy Grammer
2010
42. Dream Baby Dream
Bruce Springsteen
2014
43. Dear Daughter
Halestorm
2015
44. Everything but the Truth
Lucinda Williams
2014
45. Affirmation
Savage Garden
1999
Do you have a song recommendation? Share it with us in the Comments Section below.
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward, American writer
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward, American writer | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Mona - Thank you so much for your words of support. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 months ago from Philippines

      It's nice to know there are so many inspiring songs from famous singers who we know also lead a difficult life. It never occurred to me that the best inspiration we can get are from those who've been there, done that. Wonderful article, voted up:).

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Mariana - Thank you for that addition. I've added it to the list at #45. I do like it!

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      Mariana 3 months ago

      Hey, have you ever listen to "Affirmation" by Savage Garden? It might get into your list. Hope you like it.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Audrey - Thank you for such kind comments! They mean a lot to me. This is one of my favorites too because of the meaningful messages behind the songs.

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      Audrey Hunt 14 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Love this list of songs! "Dream On" and 'I believe I Can Fly" are 2 of my all-time favorites. Songs that carry messages like this inspire me (as they do others.) I really enjoy taking time out to watch each video. This is one of my favorite hubs.

      Thanks my friend.

      Peace and joy to you,

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Rajan - Thank you for visiting. This is one of my lonelier hubs, however it's also one of my favorites because of the positive and uplifting messages. Have a great weekend.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is such a usefulwrite. One just can't get away unaffected by these pearls of wisdom. I particularly like the one in No 20 and the Irish proverb “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” Speaks volumes of the wisdom these people had.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      ezzly - I have found that it's true as well. Have a great week! Thank you for stopping by.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Great piece, especially love the quote I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Liked and awesome.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Rajan - Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Have a lovely week.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Some powerful pieces of advice and messages.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      There are many good messages in those songs and hopefully you can get your message across to your teenager with the use of some of these songs you mentioned. I was familiar with some but not all of them so it was fun reading the words. Interesting hub! Up votes and happy to share!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      KristianKikaso - Thank you for your comment. Have a great week and keep a positive song in your heart.

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      Kristian Režić 2 years ago from Split

      So many beautiful songs.... but we are not all the same by choosing the music. Everyone chooses for himself the song of his life that will lead him on his way. Others, might not like your song but you know that this song in your heart resonates like an echo and soothes your heart!!:)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Edward - Thanks for stopping by and for the suggestion! Have a great weekend!

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      Ed Palumbo 2 years ago from Tualatin, OR

      Another song with a lesson: "Yesterday, When I Was Young" by Roy Clark and other artists.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Patricia - Thank you for stopping by. I can almost picture you singing out loud in your car to that song! Have a great day! Thank you for sharing, voting, and commenting.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      So many amazing songs....words that say it for us sung in a way that make them become a part of us...

      Currently I am listening to one of my 'new' favorite songs, Redeemed, by Big Daddy Weave...it is a goodie for sure. I sing it loud and clear as I drive down the highway :D and of course everyone thinks I am a nut :D

      I love how you find places on the map that are connected to your hubs. How clever of you.

      Have a lovely Thursday...

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

      Voted up++++ and shared

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Heidi - I like those suggestions! Thank you. Enjoy the warmer weather!

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

      With a lot going on, I missed this one when you first published it. Trying to catch up! :)

      All good choices, of course. I'd add Pharrell's "Happy" and Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" to the wisdom in this list.

      While the songs are great (as always), I like the discussion of sunk costs. That is professionally and emotionally one of the most difficult concepts to accept.

      Have a beautiful weekend ahead! (Love the rose photo, too.)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Susie - Thank you for reading! Have a great day!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      A fantastic playlist, Flourish.

      Awesome hub!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Audrey -The right music can uplift, energize, comfort, and just about anything we need it to do. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Mona - Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet words of encouragement. We've missed you!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Kristen - Thank you for stopping by and for the vote! Have a terrific weekend!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great list of songs, Flourish. I agree with you, 100%. Some of them are my favorites. Voted up!

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      ezzly - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      I love how you are always so positive in your articles. This is a great song, my favorites are Cristine Aguillera's You are Beautiful, and Bon Jovi, It's My Life. But you're right, it would be good to tape all these songs so you can just listen all day to these positive and uplifting messages. Do I talk too much, I'VE REALLY BEEN MISSING HUB PAGES.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Funny how music triggers emotions and memories--at least for me--and with this list!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Fantastic hub as always Love Can Build A Bridge is one of my favorite songs!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for your kind praise. Have a wonderful week and try to stay warm!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your pearls of wisdom are lovely, Flourish. This is another great hub that is informative, interesting and - as always - visually attractive.

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      Vellur - I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to comment, vote, Have a fabulous weekend!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Music of the 1970s and 80s is time-tested and some of my favorite! Glad you enjoyed this.

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      Larry - Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

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      Faith Reaper - Thank you for your generous words of encouragement and for sharing so widely. I can use all the help I can get! Have a lovely weekend!

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      MsDora - Thank you so much for your kind encouragement. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Devika - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad your childhood was a happy one, and I hope that somehow you can reclaim some of those feelings during your adulthood.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      ologsinquito - I'm not sure if this is the worst (15 1/2) but it's not the best, at least so far! Thank you for your encouragement.

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      Bill - Glad you enjoyed this. With a new snowstorm here on the East Coast, all I can think of is the lyrics of "Let It Go" ... "The cold never bothered me anyway." It's more aspirational than anything but hey. Stay warm over there on the West Coast. Brrr.

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      Frank - Thank you for stopping by. Stay warm and have a good rest-of-the-week.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great selection and great way to get the message across to teenagers! Voted up, awesome!

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. What a great list. It includes some of my favorite songs going back to my heyday's of the 70's and 80's. There are a lot of great messages and just plain good advice in these songs. I hope the youth of today are listening to the lyrics. Great job.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great list! I like that you represented a variety of genres and time periods.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Inspiration hub here of great songs with powerful messages! You have brought back a lot of memories. I love the imagery and photos you have included along with the great quotes too. Music always inspires me.

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      Excellent!

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      Lots of wisdom, from a mother's perspective. I don't know if you are in the midst of the worst of the teenage years, but I can assure you things will get better.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I appreciate the research and the presentation of your playlists. Your daughter will understand in due course. "I Believe I can Fly" is the one I remember most, but they all teach such good lessons. Thanks.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like the choices of songs and hear some now and then on the online radio I listen to daily. The photos are beautiful. I had a happy childhood and adulthood is different and challenging.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Well, Sha, I'm gonna make that 35! Thank you! It's an awesome song, I agree. Oldies can be goodies. Have a wonderful week!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago

      Flourish I love when you hub a playlist.. brings back memories of music gone past and it entertains..bless you Frank

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A fun list as always. I think I'll play a few of these songs right now as I get organized for the day. We can all use a little musical inspiration. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Wonderful song choice, Flourish. Another one that comes to mind is Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. He misses his son's childhood because he's too busy earning a living. His son repeats the same behavior when the dad realizes what he's missed and wants to spend time with his grown son. Good life lesson in that song: don't let life pass you by.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Charlie - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

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      Charlie Winifred 2 years ago from Australia

      I did not listen these songs but listened them one by one now. All are wonderful.

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