motivation: speak it into existence
Like any other college student who aspires to go far in their desired career (mine happens to be radio/tv hosting), I go through periods of self-doubt and rejection. Whenever I do, I play these songs as a source of inspiration. A way to lift me up.
- When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls (2008)
"When I grow up, I wanna be famous I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies When I grow up, I wanna see the world Drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies When I grow up, be on TV People know me, be on magazines When I grow up, fresh and clean Number one chick when I step out on the scene"
2. The Fame - Lady Gaga (2008)
"Fame (fame) Doing it for the fame (fame) 'Cause we wanna live the life of the rich and famous Fame (fame) Doing it for the fame (fame) 'Cause we gotta taste for champagne and endless fortune."
I can see myself in the movies, with my picture in city lights Photograph on my mind And whatever else you'd like to shoot you decide"
3. Keep on Keepin on' - JoJo (2004)* [audio src="https://khaaliqcrowderblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/12-keep-on-keepin-on-copy.mp3"][/audio]
"You got to keep on keepin on You got to keep your head up high You gotta work with what you've got And someday you will flyyyyy"
4. Glamorous - Fergie (2006)
"G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, yeah G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-SWe flying the first class Up in the sky Poppin' champagne Livin' my life In the fast lane And I won't change For the glamorous, oh the flossy flossyI be on the movie screens Magazines and bougie scenes I'm not clean, I'm not pristine I'm no queen, I'm no machine"
5. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson (2005)
"I'll spread my wings, and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway"
6. Dreams - Ashanti (2002)
"Dreams are real all you have to do is just believeThere is nothing that should ever take your heart away From what it is you want to to do You should always go with what you love Don't follow no one else just do what's good for you, tell them"
7. Hold On - Fred Hammond, James Fortune & FIYA & Monica (2012)
"So hold on You are too close to give up now You have so much to live for Remember what you prayed for Hold on, please don’t let go in this season Know that flowers bloom when rain falls You just hold on"
"Sometimes your skies may look dim and grey But know your breakthrough’s not far away"
8. Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz (1998)
"Oh I want to get away. I want to fly away"
9. Butterfly - Mariah Carey (1997)
"Spread your wings and prepare to fly For you have become a butterfly Fly abandonedly into the sun"
10. Take Me Away - Janet Jackson (2015)
"Take me away from here To somewhere the air is clear Take me away from here To somewhere that love has no fear Go!"
11. Fame - Naturi Naughton (2009)* [audio src="https://khaaliqcrowderblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/tumblr_ky2x02smpc1qazx9ko1.mp3"][/audio]
"Remember my name (FAME!) I'm gonna live forever I'm gonna learn how to fly (HIGH!) I feel it comin' together People see me and cry (FAME!) I'm gonna make it to heaven Light up the sky like a flame (FAME!) I'm gonna live forever Baby remember my name"
12. Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya (2016)
"Oh I don't know what you've been told But this gal right here's gonna rule the world Yeah, that is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty You get off on your 9 to 5 Dream of picket fences and trophy wives But no, I'm never gonna be cause I don't wanna be Cause I don't wanna sit still, look pretty"
13. Our Time to Shine - Mona Lisa (1995)
"Because I have been there You gotta keep your head up high. Even though sometimes life seems unfair. It's my time to shine Been down for much too long I've gotta get mine We've gotta keep it movin' on"
14. One Step At a Time (2007) - Jordin Sparks* [audio src="https://khaaliqcrowderblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/nqn6m5pro6uao4qdmmltnjtknioia2xto3yui6cboh6aokubo6zto6nnp2gcz5urf4nxwdu.mp3"][/audio]
"You wanna show the world But no one knows your name yet Wonder when and where And how you're gonna make it You know you can if you get the chance In your face As the door keeps slamming Now you're feeling more and more frustrated And you're getting all kind of impatient Waiting We live and we learn to take One step at a time There's no need to rush It's like learning to fly Or falling in love It's gonna happen When it's supposed to happen That we find the reasons why One step at a time"
15. Triumphant (Get 'Em) [feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill] - Mariah Carey (2012)
"Can’t fall down, stay triumphant, keep on living Stay on your toe, get off the ropes Don’t let them ever count you out Realize all things are possible In your heart who’s the greatest Reach for the stars, be all that you are And make them all fall down"
16. Make It Out This Town (feat. Gabe Saporta) - Eve (2013)
"When I close my eyes I can see me fly in the hope High above the clouds Swear I won't look back If I get chance I will come back around If I make it out this time, yeah I gotta make it out this town, yeah I'm gonna make it out this town, yeah I'm gonna roll the dice And take a risk tonight Gotta make it out this time"
17. Glow Up (feat. Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliott) - Mary J. Blige (2017)
"I'mma glow up, glow up Throw it in your face like yeah"
18. Make It Shine - Victorious Cast (feat. Victoria Justice) (2010)
"You don't have to be afraid to put your dream in action You're never gonna fade, you'll be the main attraction Not a fantasy Just remember me when it turns out right Cause you know that if you live in your imagination Tomorrow you'll be everybody's fascination In my victory Just remember me when I make it shine"
19. Satisfaction - Eve (2002)
"......But I'm stayin' on the grind (Never goin' back to broke) Anything I want I'mma get it 'cuz I know I need it It's Evey comin' and I know you heated Anything I need Gotta have it, bet I'm gonna grab it Ain't nothin' better than the satisfaction Everything I am Just because I had to make it happen They never thought that I would make it rappin' Anything I need Gotta have it, bet I'm gonna grab it Ain't nothin' better than the satisfaction"
20. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) - Iggy Azalea (2014)
"I just can't worry 'bout no haters, gotta stay on my grind"
21. Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield (2004)
"Feel the rain on your skin No one else can feel it for you Only you can let it in No one else, no one else Can speak the words on your lips Drench yourself in words unspoken Live your life with arms wide open Today is where your book begins The rest is still unwritten"
22. Survivor - Destiny's Child (2001)
"I'm a survivor (What?) I'm not gon' give up (What?) I'm not gon' stop (What?) I'm gon' work harder (What?) I'm a survivor (What?) I'm gonna make it (What?) I will survive (What?) Keep on survivin' (What?) ...After of all of the darkness and sadness Soon comes happiness If I surround my self with positive things I'll gain prosperity"
23. My Time Has Come (Dedicated to Andretta Tillman) - Destiny's Child (1998)
"It's okay Be afraid It's alright You just take that fear Turn it in To your strength It's called life And that's why we're here Now I've come much too far And I know what's in my heart And I know what I feel And this time I know it's real My time has come"
24. Cleopatra's Theme - Cleopatra (1998)
"We need education to get us to the ranks We've no time to play those silly little pranks (So we're saying) Please don't try to change the person you are Keep on dreamin' that you'll be a superstar (Be together, we'll last forever) Hey, yeah Our minds will stay the same We won't be beaten down by fame"
25. Meteorite - Mariah Carey (2014)
"Gotta get up, 'cause you know the world is waiting Can you keep up? Everyone you see is racing And you know what you are It’s true, you will go far"