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70 Songs About Victory, Celebration, Success and Winning

Updated on January 04, 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.

It's Time to Celebrate Your Success!

Yes, you're a winner!  Now, celebrate your amazing success with a victory playlist.  We've got a long list of pop, rock, and country songs to get you started.
Yes, you're a winner! Now, celebrate your amazing success with a victory playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock, and country songs to get you started. | Source

The Victory Is Yours

It's your time to shine. You've worked hard for this win, invested the sweat equity to make this dream a reality. Now the glory is yours, and you deserve to celebrate.

Whether you're celebrating a graduation or work accomplishment, a major sports win, or a personal milestone, make this victory one you'll remember. Customize a winning playlist to go along with your winning spirit. We've got a long list of pop, rock, country, and R&B hits to get you started. Now go enjoy yourself!

1. "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors

This 2014 song celebrates the triumph and sheer giddiness you feel when you finally achieve a hard-fought goal. You feel like you're on top of the world, like you've touched the clouds, like you can do anything now. Haven't you felt the glory of winning like this?

I'm never gonna look back
Whoa, I'm never gonna give it up
No, just don't wake me now.

Believe In Yourself

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." -  Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach
"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." - Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach | Source

2. "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner

This is a shout out to winners everywhere:

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met.

The key message in this 1991 song resonates as loud as a firecracker. If you're the best at what you do, hold you're head up high and accept the accolades. You deserve it!

3. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship

What an empowering song! This 1987 hit encourages teamwork in the achievement of a goal, promising that if you just stick together you'll be unstoppable.

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4. "On Top Of The World" by Imagine Dragons

You've paid your dues. You've been dreaming of this amazing moment since you were a child, and now you're here.

It's been a long way up, so just smile and enjoy the view while you listen to this energizing 2012 song. This hit has been used throughout popular culture, from a Coca-Cola video to a FIFA video game series, to promotional advertisements for the NBA as well as several children's movies.

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." - Buddha
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." - Buddha | Source

How To Win Gracefully

Although no one likes a sore loser, what's truly worse is a winner who can't get over themselves. Be a graceful champion by following these pointers:

  • Acknowledge something positive about your opponent: their tenacity, skill, or professionalism. They had similar hopes of winning, and you easily could have been in their losing position. Show some respect by shaking their hand after the competition is over or reaching out in a similar way.
  • Thank those who got you where you are: supporters, mentors, trainers, people behind the scenes who helped you shine like a rockstar.
  • You might be the best in the world or the next big thing, but let others engage in the hype on your behalf. Gloating is ugly.
  • When it comes to celebrating, use good judgment. There are some great songs on this playlist (like "Another One Bites the Dust") but understand that there's a time and place for every song and celebration.

5. "One Moment In Time" by Whitney Houston

Proudly play this 1988 song when you've labored intensively towards one illustrious achievement and you're approaching the pinnacle of success. Breathe deeply, then bask in the glory and enjoy your moment:

I've lived to be the very best
I want it all, no time for less
I've laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands.

6. "Celebration" by Kool And The Gang

What would any celebration be without this classic 1980 worldwide hit? It's appropriate no matter what achievement or happy event you're commemorating. The song encourages good times, laughter, and coming together.

7. "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by McFadden and Whitehead

On the road to sweet success, it's natural to encounter some potholes and barriers. But you're a fighter and you found a way over, around and through any obstacle put in your way. Why? Because that's the kind of winner you are! This encouraging 1979 song will leave you pumped up and headed to the next victory.

8. “We Are The Champions” by Queen

The toughest thing about being a champion is staying on top. This 1977 classic is an anthem to greatness.

If you've paid your dues, learned from your mistakes, and repeatedly coming back fighting your way to victory, then you know that true champions never rest on their laurels. Being the best gains you respect, but you have to keep on earning it.

9. "Winning" by Santana

In this catchy 1976 song, a man describes how he was once down on his luck but he is now winning and doesn't ever plan on losing again. Losing makes victory all the sweeter, don't you think?

Expect To Win

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech." H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author
"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech." H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author | Source

10. "I’m Still Standing" by Elton John

You've encountered trouble on your way to triumph, suffered setback, and trudged onward to your goal — battlescarred and bruised but not beaten. If you're proud of your survivor instinct after everything you've been through, then adopt this 1983 song as your celebration anthem. Let the world know that winning isn't always easy, but it is worth the struggle!

11. "Hall of Fame" by The Script featuring will.i.am

Hey, champ, you're the master of your own destiny. Whatever your talent, motivation or goal, this 2012 song compels you make your mark on the world. You have what it takes to see your name written in the hall of fame.

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

Celebrate your victory your way. This 2000 hit recognizes that life is short and ultimately we have to make ourselves happy. Do good work, stand your ground, and be proud of who you are. Success will follow.

13. "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida

Wouldn't you like to wake up feeling like this one day? The man in this 2012 song describes feeling brave, powerful, lucky, strong, generous, and smart. (Wow, all those things?)

Chances are, if you're celebrating a major win, you might be feeling like this yourself:

Yeah I got a brand new spirit,
Speak it and it's done
Woke up on the side of the bed like I won
Talk like a winner, my chest to that sun.

14. "We Will Rock You" by Queen

This famous 1977 song has become both a worldwide sports anthem and one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Times. It's about getting ready to completely dominate one's opponent. In other words, get out the celebration playlist because you're headed for sweet victory.

In Winning, Character Counts

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach | Source

15. "Life’s Been Good" by Joe Walsh

How do you measure success? The guy in this 1978 classic song measures it through a fast-paced material lifestyle:

  • a mansion he owns but has never visited
  • living in hotels and tearing out the walls
  • a Maserati that he's lost the license to for driving too fast and
  • partying until 4 a.m.

16. "All Star" by Smash Mouth

You're a winner who clawed your way to the top of your game. Celebrate your awesomeness with this 1999 hit:

Hey now, you're an All Star. Get your game on, go play
Hey now, you're a Rock Star. Get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold.

Victories Can Be Incremental As Well As Monumental

"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more." - Louis L'Amour, American novelist
"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more." - Louis L'Amour, American novelist | Source

17. "It's Good to Be Alive" by Andy Grammer

For years you've been paying your dues, doing your thing, hoping that in the end you'll see some kind of recognition and reward. This 2014 song recognizes what it feels like to reach the success you've longed for.

Having gone from zero to hero, the protagonist feels great to be alive:

I think I finally found my hallelujah
I've been waiting for this moment all my life
Now all my dreams are coming true, yeah
I've been waiting for this moment ... .

18. "Hell Yeah" by Montgomery Gentry

Perhaps you're a powerbroker businesswoman who just landed a multi-million dollar contract. Or you're a gritty fella whose success is a steady paycheck and 25 years of company service. Whatever your triumph, celebrate it with this rousing 2002 victory song. After all, you're a big freaking deal!

19. “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

Sometimes when you win, you just want to rub your opponent's face in it. This 1980 song is a great way to do it, emphasizing that they're one in a string of opponents who has faced you and lost. Better luck next time, loser!

20. "I’m Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred

If winning is sexy, then this describes you! While not exactly a graceful victory song, this 1992 hit is a humorous way to celebrate your achievement. The protagonist in the song "so sexy it hurts." Yep, you know the feeling.

21. Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’”

This 1981 success anthem reminds us that while we all strive for dreams, only some of us will attain them. The difference in winners and losers is hard work and believing in the power of oneself.

22. "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas

This 2009 song predicts that tonight is going to be a night to remember. After a win like yours, you deserve to cut loose.

23. "Let's Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas

After your big win, this 2005 song is a great way to get the celebration cranked way up. You've worked hard, so finally it's time to celebrate, live it up, and make the night unforgettable.

"Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down." Wilson Mizner, American playwright
"Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down." Wilson Mizner, American playwright | Source

24. "How Do You Like Me Now" by Toby Keith

This 1999 song is about an underdog who finally made a success of himself, so he reminds the doubter in his past that he is well on his way to stardom. The doubter in the song was a popular high school girl who didn't return his affections. Now that he is an up-and-coming singer, he's rubbing her face in his success. Sounds a bit autobiographical, you think?

Describe the Victory or Achievement That Makes You the Proudest

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"It's not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It's the setback. It's the loss." - Beth Brooke
"It's not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It's the setback. It's the loss." - Beth Brooke | Source

25. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

You've scored a big win, and this popular 1990 song is a fun way to remind your opponent that they didn't even come close. (Cue evil snicker.)

"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah
"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah | Source

Even More Celebration, Victory, Success and Winning Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
26. Firework
Katy Perry
2010
27. The Touch
Stan Bush
1997
28. Happy
Pharrell Williams
2013
29. Sweet Victory
David Glen Eisley
2005
30. Watch Me Rise
Mikky Ekko
2015
31. The Power of the Dream
Celine Dion
1998
32. Don’t You Forget About Me
Simple Minds
1985
33. You Can Make it If You Try
Sly and the Family Stone
1969
34. Push It to the Limit
Paul Engemann
1983
35. Holding Out For A Hero
Bonnie Tyler
1984
36. Takin' Care of Business
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
1973
37. I Just Want To Celebrate
Rare Earth
1971
38. Celebrate
Three Dog Night
1970
39. Unstoppable
Foxy Shazam
2010
40. Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)
Bill Conti
1976
41. Eye of the Tiger
Survivor
1982
42. Walking On Sunshine
Katrina & The Waves
1983
43. Roar
Katy Perry
2013
44. Chariots of Fire Theme Song
Vangelis
1981
45. Winning Ugly
The Rolling Stones
1986
46. The Final Countdown
Europe
1986
47. We're Not Going To Take It
Twisted Sister
1984
48. I'm Gonna Win
Foreigner
1981
49. Get the Party Started
P!nk
2001
50. The Greatest Man That Ever Live
Weezer
2008
51. Lucky
Mary Chapin Carpenter
1992
52. Get Down On It
Kool and the Gang
1981
53. Unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield
2004
54. How Do You Like Me Now
Toby Keith
1999
55. Never Surrender
Corey Hart
1985
56. I Believe I Can Fly
R. Kelly
1998
57. The Climb
Miley Cyrus
2009
58. You’re the Best
Joe Esposito
1984
59. The Winner Takes it All
ABBA
1980
60. Party In The U.S.A.
Miley Cyrus
2009
61. Playing to Win
Little River Band
1984
62. On My Way
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
2015
63. Go Big Or Go Home
American Authors
2014
64. Beat It
Michael Jackson
1983
65. You Gotta Be
Des'ree
1999
66. (We Could Be) Heroes
Alesso (featuring Tove Lo)
2014
67. Drag Me Down
One Direction
2015
68. Appaulse
Lady Gaga
2013
69. Best Night
Justice Crew
2014
70. Confident
Demi Lovato
2015
Do you know a great victory, celebration, success or winning song that deserves to be on this list? Nominate it in the Comments Section below!
You're such a winner -- right on target!
You're such a winner -- right on target! | Source

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated with Winning, Victory, and Champions

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A markerBest, Netherlands -
Best, Netherlands
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B markerChampion, Michigan, USA -
Champion, MI 49814, USA
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C markerConquest, New York, USA -
Conquest, NY 13140, USA
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D markerGlory, France -
Glory, 47380, France
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E markerPride, Kentucky, USA -
Pride, KY 42437, USA
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F markerTriumph, Louisiana -
Triumph, LA 70041, USA
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G markerVictory, New York, USA -
Victory, NY 13033, USA
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H markerVictor Peak, Idaho, USA -
Victor Peak, Idaho 83638, USA
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I markerWinner, South Dakota, USA -
Winner, SD 57580, USA
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J markerWarrior, Alabama, USA -
Warrior, AL, USA
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"Victory belongs to the most persevering." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"Victory belongs to the most persevering." - Napoleon Bonaparte | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      Johnisawesome - It's already on the list as #10. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Johnisawesome 2 weeks ago

      Hi all star-smash mouth

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      a - You are much appreciated! Thanks for your help! I've added several of the songs! Hope you feel like a winner today and always.

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      2 months ago

      Here is mine

      Get Lucky - Daft Punk

      We're up all night 'til the sun

      We're up all night to get some

      We're up all night for good fun

      We're up all night to get lucky

      Just Like Fire - Pink

      Just like fire, burning out the way

      If I can light the world up for just one day

      Watch this madness, colorful charade

      No one can be just like me any way

      Drag Me Down - One Direction

      All my life

      You stood by me

      When no one else was ever behind me

      All these lights

      They can't blind me

      With your love, nobody can drag me down

      Appulse - Lady Gaga

      I live for the applause, applause, applause

      I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause

      Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me

      The applause, applause, applause

      I Made It - Kevin Rudolf

      I look up to the sky

      And now the world is mine

      I've known it all my life

      I made it, I made it!

      I used to dream about, the life I'm living now

      I know that there's no doubt.

      I made it, I made it!

      All I Do Is Win - DJs Khaled

      All I do is win win win no matter what

      Got money on my mind I can never get enough

      And every time I step up in the buildin'

      Everybody hands go up

      And they stay there

      And they say yeah

      And they stay there

      Up down, up down, up down

      'Cause all I do is win win win

      And if you goin' in put your hands in the air

      Make 'em stay there

      Best Night- Justic Crew

      This is the best, this is the best night

      This is the best, this is the best night

      This is the best, and everything’s alright

      We live the best life

      This is the best night of my life

      Good Time - Owl City

      Good morning and good night

      I wake up at twilight

      It's gonna be alright

      We don't even have to try

      It's always a good time

      Woah-oh-oh-oh woah-oh-oh-oh

      It's always a good time

      Woah-oh-oh-oh

      We don't even have to try, it's always a good time

      Confident - Demi Lovato

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Jose T - That sounds like a great video and a perfect song for the occasion. I'm adding the song as #66. Thank you for the suggestion. Terrific!

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      Jose T 5 months ago

      Heroes (We Can Be) Alesso f. ToveLo

      I used this song in a video/picture montage for my daughter's school volleyball team, and really invokes emotion.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      MsDora - Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your encouragement and support. Have a great week!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 8 months ago from The Caribbean

      Mission accomplished as in all your other lists. I feel like celebrating. The Chariot of Fire theme song still lights my fire.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Glad you found some of your favorites and hopefully discovered some new ones, too! Have a great weekend yourself!

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      Dianna Mendez 8 months ago

      This list has me celebrating! I did see my favorites such as The Eye of The Tiger. Great way to start the weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thanks for reading. I hope you have a lot of personal victories to celebrate! Have a great day!

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      Devika Primić 8 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like the songs you made it so enjoyable to read and understand.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Audrey - Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week. Hope you have a lot to celebrate in life!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Genna - Didn't mean to call you Henna. Autocorrect or clumsy fingers, one.

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      You just know how to rock out! Love this!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Patricia - You gotta celebrate what you can. Winning is a mindset! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Patricia Scott 8 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Flourish I think we must be kindred spirits (like many others who must join us) as music is a huge part of my journey....the rhythm and lyrics move me to feel things I would probably otherwise leave undiscovered. Great great sharing....so many really great songs that nail feelings so well.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      FaithReaper - I'm happy you are cured, too! If that's not reason to celebrate, I don't know what is! You're here for a reason! Spread the love!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Genna - So glad to hear you look forward to them. I never thought this would be my niche but I love doing these.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Henna - Thank you so much for your kind encouragement! Have a great week!

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      Faith Reaper 8 months ago from southern USA

      Wow, Flourish,

      I missed this fab list of celebratory music, and you even included Santana. You rock, girl!

      I praise God that He healed me of DCIS breast cancer ...that is sure enough something to celebrate, and so I celebrate each day of life I am given.

      Bless you

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Genna - Thank you for your kind kudos. I enjoy both Queen and Journey, too! They are true classics, timeless treasures. Have a great holiday weekend!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Frank - Those songs are often played as celebratory songs, such as at sporting events. For example "Beat It' to send the other team home: "You better run, you better do what you can / Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man / You wanna be tough, better do what you can ... ." And I'm Still Standing is the ultimate comeback song. Although it's about a love relationship, it's about someone who has been battled and bruised and yet has lived through it. And that's what success is all about. "Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did / Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid / I'm still standing after all this time / Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind / I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah ..."

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Boomer Music Man - Glad you liked this so much! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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      Boomer Music Man 8 months ago

      thank you so much for your comments on my blog I love this blog and the list of songs you I made. I love your blogs. They are one of the best blogs I have ever seen. I like the write ups you made on Don't Stop Believin and Another one Bites the dust. The list is just perfect.

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      Genna East 8 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Tina Turner (a class act in every sense of the word), Queen; Journey (Don't Stop Believin is favorite); are among my favorites on this terrific list. I always look forward to your music hubs, and this article has to be one of your best. :-)

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      Frank Atanacio 8 months ago

      I'm still standing and beat it was about winning? I never knew that now I had to replay the songs and actually listen to the lyrics..LOL I still love when you do these hubs..:) Frank

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Linda - So glad you enjoyed this so much. I like the upbeat songs, too! Your idea of a roadtrip playlist is a good one; sometimes on a long drive you need to keep things hopping.

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      Linda Lum 8 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish - This is probably my favorite of all of the lists you have put together thusfar. I'm with Bill--I LOVE Queen (we're the same age), but "Best Day of My Life" always gets my toes tapping and my mood soaring upward when I hear it. Toss in a bit of Journey, the Rocky theme, and Another One Bites the Dust and I'm a happy gal. Thinking I should put all of these on a stick for the next road trip. Thanks for a FUN, FUN, FUN hub.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Bill - Glad you're a fan. Have a great week!

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      Bill Holland 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You know I love these lists....a little bit of country here, a little bit of rock n roll. Something for everyone.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 months ago from USA

      Larry - Glad you like it. With the Olympics coming up, it had me thinking that hey, don't we need to get ready to celebrate our wins? Thanks for stopping by. I love Queen songs; call me old.

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      Larry Rankin 9 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great list! Personally, "We are the Champions" is the one gets me fired up the most:-)

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      FlourishAnyway 9 months ago from USA

      Kaili - Thank you for your loyal following and for being the first one to comment! I appreciate you!

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      Kaili Bisson 9 months ago from Canada

      Another wonderful list....boy, some long forgotten neurons sure fired off in my brain reading this. Perfect summer hub!

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