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In the immortal words of the Queen... Madonna, "Music. Makes the people come together." No truer words have been spoken.

Well, some truer words about different topics, but for this topic it works. Music is a lifeline. It keeps us going when we have little momentum left on a treadmill.


Music is a hug when we're low and a dancefloor companion when we're flying high.

Music has been known to change moods and keep us smiling. There are certain songs, that when they come on... watch out and let me just do my thing.

And take notes, I'm a life lesson in that moment.

Who feels me?

Redditor reddit_dumpsterfire wanted to discuss the playlists we all need to be moving to everyday, by asking:

"What is the ONE song that no matter how bad your day is or how bad a mood you are in you can put on and just dance around or sing it at the top of your lungs and feel better?"

"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga not only puts a smile on my face it sends me to a place mortals rarely go. Also, anything and I do mean ANYTHING by ADELE!!!

I don't care how heartbroken she is...

For the Dogs

"Joy to the world by Three Dog Night." ~ airfriedandbbqed

"JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG!!! Here's another 3DN song that fits for me..." ~ drhu22

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go ahead, and try it...

"When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin"

"During the intro to this song, I always picture myself walking down a street in slow motion wearing a trench coat with guns strapped all over my body...when the singing starts, I begin to kill ALL the bad guys! When he starts to scream a little louder, the slow motion uzi-action starts... go ahead, and try it." ~ bamtime

Choices... Choices...

"Naomi - Only Forward"

"DJ Quik - Speed"

"Miami Horror -Holiday"

"M83 - Midnight City"

~ redscofield

The Whole Package...

"If going all the way back to Abbey Road is okay, I'm going to put in a mention for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie. It's a concept album. It's meant to be played as a whole, not just chopped up into singles. And it's fantastic."

"And in the same throwback mode. Exile on Mainstreet by The Rolling Stones is pretty amazing listening in its entirety. None of the singles seems to bring alone what they all bring together." ~ diana_mn

Be Proud!

"Don't judge me... I'll Make a Man Out of You - Mulan Cast." ~ katffro

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I can always use more songs for my playlists.

Those are a good start. Musical wise I'm going with West Side Story.

Let's keep listening...

I Must Dance

"Bye bye bye - NSYNC. I'm a dude that was raised on NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. Sounds silly but that's my childhood. Anything by them comes on and I literally cannot not dance." ~ samdaman94

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POWER!

"Some 80's hair metal like Triumph or Poison with a steady beat gets you pumped. I also like to listen to Cage the Elephant because their songs are really energetic."

"Power Song: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from Daft Punk's Discovery album."

~ jimminyjojo

"Hair Metal exists for workouts." ~ tnecniv

mix tapes...

"I usually listen to rap but I mix it up sometimes. Lupe fiasco (mix tapes) are always a favorite But in general I use workout sessions as a time to sample new albums that have been recently released on Rhapsody."

"I don't use music really to get pumped up so like a few days ago I was listening to La Havas an R&B singer who sings about love etc... then the next, I'll be listening to 2 Chainz because he's dumb but funny." ~ DetectiveClownMD

Watch the Video

"OK Go's White Knuckles. Not because it's the greatest song or anything (it's pretty average), but because I've seen the video enough that the song makes me picture it."

"And it's hard to be in bad mood after watching the video. OK Go's videos are always awesome such that the music (to me) is just an afterthought for whatever they're doing."

"But White Knuckles is by far my favorite. Not only does it have lots of dogs (and a goat), but it's also a single unbroken take which I also find impressive given the puppers." ~ wedgebert

Listen Close

"Pinkerton. Sums up being a teenage male all in 37 minutes." ~ wordfish

"Pinkerton is superb. They got a lot of flack for it being inappropriate but if you really listen to what they are saying it isn't as offensive as the critics were saying."

"I wonder if all the press about that album helped to push them into the crap they make now." ~ REDDIT

Happy!

"Mine has to be "Shiny Happy People" by REM. You can't be in a bad mood listening to that song." ~ reddit_dumpsterfire

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Cross Barriers

"A few from different genres:"

"Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory - Jethro Tull - Aqualung - Porcupine Tree - In Absentia - Christy Moore - Ride On."

~ dude_from_dc

Be Happy.

Feel the music.

And go listen to Madonna often.

She can get anyone shaking. Strike a Pose.


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