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ImageI’m sick of the media portraying 2013 as a degrading year for women in music. Blurred Lines and Miley Cyrus did not help “the cause” but we seem to have ignored the positive messages that came out of some of this year’s top tunes. Here are just a few of the powerful messages, sung by some very powerful women:

You can be amazing. You can turn a phrase into a weapon. (Sara Bareilles, Brave)

No one can hold me back. I ain’t got time for that. (Kelly Clarkson, Catch My Breath)

You can take my wings but I’m still gonna fly.  (Janelle Monae, Q.U.E.E.N.)

This girl is on fire. (Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire)

Crazy women are made by crazy men. (Brandy Clark, Crazy Women)

We’re bigger than we ever dreamed…Life is great, without a care. (Lorde, Royals)

I am the champion and you’re gonna hear me roar. (Katy Perry, Roar)

No time to quit now. Just time to get it now… you better work. (Britney Spears, Work Bitch)

You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone. (Anna Kendrick, Cups)

You won’t me down on Earth, but I’m up in space… I DON’T CARE. (Icona Pop, I Love It)

And the thing we must never forget:

Anything can happen… (Ellie Goulding, Anything Can Happen)

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“But when the summer days started slowly coming to an end,
I found you turning into nothing more then just a friend.
And now that summer’s over and it turns into the fall
It seems as though I lost you, I don’t mean anything at all.
Yet somehow now I don’t miss a thing;
You were just another summer fling.”

– Unknown

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) – Lady Gaga
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) – Shakira
Fear of Wasted Time – Court Yard Younds
Eclipse (All Yours) – Metric
Heavy – Florence + the Machine
I Like It – Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
Summerboy – Lady Gaga
Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
Killer Queen – Queen
I Am the Cosmos – Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
A Change Woul Do You Good – Sheryl Crow
She Wolf – Shakira
Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare – Matt & Kim
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Shots – LMFAO & Lil Jon
Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Big Pimp – Jay-Z
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Tequila – The Champs
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Gage the Elephant
So Jersey – The Bouncing Souls
I Love Myself Today – Bif Naked
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyonce
Loser – Beck
Breathe – Anna Nalick
Hunter – Dido
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
I Love This Bar – Toby Keith
Bring on the Wonder – Susan Enan feat. Sarah McLachlan
Lady – Styx

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New article up on BiggerThanMusic.com!!

Song of Summer 2010

What’s YOUR pick??

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A little late, but I thought I’d post the playlist I made for my ridiculously long flight and subsequent bittersweet vacation in Hawaii…

Kissing – Bliss
Come Sail Away – Styx
Stay (Wasting Time) – Dave Matthews Band
Beautiful – Akon f. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall
Digital Love- Daft Punk
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland f. Katy Perry
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Forever – Chris Brown
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Nothin on You – B.o.B f. Bruno Mars
Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Life is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
And She Said… – Lucas Prata
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Say Hey (I Love You) – Miachael Franti & Spearhead
Einstein on the Beach – Counting Crows
But U a Drink – T-Pain f. Young Joc
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue
It’s Five O’Clock Somehwere – Alan Jackson
Fireflies – Owl City
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Forever Young – Alphaville
Sweat (A la la la Long) – Inner Circle
Sexy Lady – Young Berg
Say it Right – Nelly Furtado
Into the Night – Santana f. Chad Krueger
Shots – LMFAO and Lil Jon
The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls
Hey Baby – DJ Ortiz
Ching-a-Ling – Missy Elliott
My Chick Bad – Ludacris and Nicki Minaj
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Stranded – Jennifer Paige
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Island in the Sun – Weezer
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To – Weezer
Rapture – Iio
Say Aah – Trey Songz f. Fabolous
Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Boys Boys Boys – Lady Gaga
Diva – Beyonce
All This Beauty – Cascada
Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship f. Leighton Meister
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett
Here Comes Your Man – Meaghan Smith
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Rush – Aly & A.J.
She Wolf – Shakira
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz f. Ludacris
Colorful – Rocco DeLuca f. the Burden
Lady – Styx
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant
Dancing in the Moonlight – Elvis Costello
Be OK – Ingrid Michaelson

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Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vicent Millay


Scenes From an Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel
The Scientist – Coldplay
I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You – Colin Hay
You and I Both – Jason Mraz
Out Loud – Dispatch
Everything Falls Apart – Dog’s Eye View
Drifted Apart – Meaghan Smith
I Don’t Know What to Do – Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson
Close Up – Frou Frou
I Want to Hold Your Hand – TV Carpio
For You to Notice – Dashboard Confessional
The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band
I’m no Angel – Allman Brothers
Revelry – Kings of Leon
Breakfast at Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
I Wish You Were Here – Incubus
Back 2 Good – Matchbox Twenty
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Bring On the Wonder – Susan Enan feat. Sarah McLachlan
Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap

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New article posted on BiggerThanMusic.com

Go check it out!!

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

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Las Vegas is sort of like how God would do it if he had money.

– Steve Wynn

 

Money – Pink Floyd
Kings and Queens – 30 Seconds to Mars
All Right Now – Free
Magic Man – Heart
Gone – NSYNC
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Lost – Gorilla Zoe
Nothing Left to Lose – Mat Kearney
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper) – T-Pain
Truth or Dare – N.E.R.D.
Beautiful Stranger – Madonna
Show Stopper – Danity Kane
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Party Like a Rock Star – Shop Boyz
I Can’t Get No Sleep – DJ Keoki
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Got Money – Lil Wayne f. T-Pain
$10 – M.I.A.
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
We Fly High (Ballin’) – Jim
My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
Push – Matchbox 20
Save Tonight – Eage Eye Cherry
Moneymaker – Ludacris f. Pharrell
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Still Not a Player – Big Pun
Bad Day – Daniel Powter
99 Problems – Jay-Z
Loser – Beck
Control Myself – LL Cool J f. JLo
Bright Lights – Matchbox Twenty
Too Much – Spice Girls
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Low – Flo Rida f. T-Pain
Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones
Cheating – Jettingham
Unpredictable – Jamie Foxx f. Ludacris
Addictive – Truth Hurts
Mercy – Duffy
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Poor – Meaghan Smith
Danger – Mystikal
Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
In Too Deep – Sum 41
Better Days – Citizen King
Starstrukk – 3OH!3 f. Katy Perry
When You’re Good to Mama – Queen Latifah (from “Chicago”)
Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry
Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship f. Leighton Meester
Come Out and Play – The Offspring
Nine in the Afternoon – Panic At The Disco
Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson
Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett
I Go Blind – Hootie and the Blowfish
After Midnight – Eric Clapton
Two Coins – Dispatch
Against All Odds – Gavin DeGraw
Oh Yes! – Juelz Santana
here it goes again – ok go
Money Honey – Lady Gaga
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
Laid – James
Sweet Transvestite – Tim Curry (from “Rocky Horror Picture Show”)
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

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