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Old 21-09-2013, 08:52
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Hey,
Recently I joined a drama group called the Purple All Stars. Songs and music that portray a positive message, are sometimes used, a 'Be proud of who you are' kind of thing

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of songs I could try to sing as the group goes on (last week was my first time)
Ones I heard used are:

Something Inside So Strong (about racial oppression but could be used about any minority I guess?)
Proud
Shine
Lean on Me

Do you think these would be appropriate?

Beautiful (Christina Aguliera)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
Future Road (The Seekers)
Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Let me Find Love (Judith Durham)

Here's a link about the group:
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news...ity_awareness/

My apologies I wasnt sure if this thread should go here or in GD
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Old 21-09-2013, 09:34
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The songs you chose are all good choices

Just to add (though maybe not to sing, but to give you an idea)
-Who You Are - Jessie J
-Born This Way - Lady Gaga (acoustic I think is better)
-Pearl- Katy Perry (and 'roar', kind of)
-Black & Blue - Paloma Faith (kind of, message of "we all get down sometimes but we'll be okay in the end" type scenario)
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Old 21-09-2013, 09:49
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Little Mix - Wings
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Little Mix - We Are Who We Are
Justin Bieber - Believe
Jessie J - Who's Laughing Now
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Old 21-09-2013, 10:01
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Who You Are sounds a good choice, thank you
I like the idea of Born This Way acoustic too (maybe not to sing all of them, but they may be used as background music to a routine or something)
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Old 21-09-2013, 10:07
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Who You Are sounds a good choice, thank you
I like the idea of Born This Way acoustic too (maybe not to sing all of them, but they may be used as background music to a routine or something)
There's tons of acoustic versions of 'born this way' on YouTube (actually sung by Gaga herself, rather than a cover I mean) so maybe you could take inspiration from that? Worth a try!
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Old 21-09-2013, 10:12
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Firework-katy Perry
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Old 21-09-2013, 10:36
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Perfect by Pink
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Old 21-09-2013, 10:41
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Old 21-09-2013, 11:09
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Good choice
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Old 21-09-2013, 12:13
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Brave - Sara Bareilles

She wrote it for a friend who was struggling with coming out.
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Old 21-09-2013, 14:17
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Macklemore's 'Same Love' is pretty powerful.
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:19
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If you wanna go a bit soppy there's always
Mariah - Hero or Whitney The Greatest Love.


TLC - Unpretty might be an interesting choice too
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:24
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Hmm...
Janelle Monae - Cold War, Q.U.E.E.N.
Christina Aguilera - Let There Be Love
Coldplay - Don't Let It Break Your Heart
Ellie Goulding - Explosions
Kelis - Brave
Kimbra - Warrior
Nelly Furtado - Spirit Indestructable
And of course all the songs mentioned by the other posters. I chose to just include newer songs. Some of them would suit being sung live, others are just for inspiration, I guess.
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:29
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uplifting inspirational mantra type songs?

christina aguilera - soar
christina aguilera - beautiful
tlc - unpretty
sugababes - ugly
little mix - change your life
macklemore - same love

all very positive
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:30
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Thank you
Is Let There be Love the Nat King Cole song?
I'll have to check with the tutor I dont know if she just meant 'be proud' type songs or ones that can fit the theme of disability too (ie you can apply the meaning of the lyrics to that)
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:34
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Nicki minaj- stupid hoe

Very inspirational song
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:38
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Lady Gaga - Born This Way
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:47
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Thank you
Is Let There be Love the Nat King Cole song?
I'll have to check with the tutor I dont know if she just meant 'be proud' type songs or ones that can fit the theme of disability too (ie you can apply the meaning of the lyrics to that)
If you were refering to my post, no, it's an original song. I'll look that other song up, just by the title it'll probably fit.
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Old 21-09-2013, 16:11
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madonna - express yourself
pink - greatest hits: is a collection of uplifting self believe type songs
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Old 21-09-2013, 16:18
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Old 21-09-2013, 16:23
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Alexandra Burke - Sitting On Top Of The World
Mary Mary - Get Up
Christina Aguilera - The Voice Within
Mariah Carey - Hero
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Old 21-09-2013, 17:00
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Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
John Grant - Glacier
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Old 21-09-2013, 17:40
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When I'm having to put me head on the block to defend what I think is right I always whistle to myself 'I Wont Back Down' by Tom Petty.
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Old 21-09-2013, 18:02
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Old 21-09-2013, 18:05
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mos def - umi says
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VfUlNjsaco
kelis - lil star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKN5sInelpA
talib kweli - get by
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVtpXvzzXiA
the roots - the fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n94URvpQOAc
nas - i can
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUqLGRMrFAg
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