Christina Aguilera’s 2nd hit from her Stripped album, “Beautiful” was written by Linda Perry.  Linda says that she “wrote the song based on being extremely insecure, and not feeling that you’re good enough, or not pretty enough, or not smart enough, and hearing too many people tell you those things, and it finally affecting you…

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – Stronger – Kelly Clarkson.  You know Kelly Clarkson’s name, but you more than likely have never heard of Ali Tamposi.  Ali is a singer/songwriter from Long Beach California and in September of 2010 she was in David Gamson’s studio in Long Beach, California and in the worst…

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“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – Imagine – John Lennon.  This song is one of the most iconic songs of all time.  John Lennon was inspired to write this song after reading several poems from Yoko Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit and Dick Gregory’s Christian prayer book, which gave…

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Here’s the reality. As an entrepreneur, there are constant stresses, pressures, the feelings that you have. It’s something that I believe that all of us as entrepreneurs go through on an if not daily, then certainly a weekly basis. Let’s look at one of those here, and we will continue this blog post next week.…

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This is TEN percent luck, TWENTY percent skill, FIFTEEN percent concentrated power of will, FIVE percent pleasure, FIFTY percent pain.” – Remember The Name – Fort Minor.  This song is all about the trials and tribulations that an artist has to go through to make it big in the world of music.  Remember The Name…

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“I’m worth a million in prizes.” – Lust For Life – Iggy Pop.  You can’t speak of this song and not talk about the infectious drum beat of the song, which also inspired Jet’s “Are You Going To Be My Girl?” but was actually born from two different Motown tracks, “You Can’t Hurry Love” and…

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“Close your eyes.  Clear your heart.” – Human – The Killers.  Rock band The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers kills (pardon the pun) with this song and lyrics.  Lyrics that are truly designed to MAKE.  YOU.  THINK.  In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Brandon described his song “Human” as “Johnny Cash meets the Pet Shop…

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“We’ll walk this road together, through the storm.  Whatever weather, cold or warm.” – Not Afraid – Eminem.  This song was released in April of 2010, and was the lead single from Eminem’s best-selling seventh album “Recovery”.  It accomplished the rare feat of debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, has won…

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“Listen as your day unfolds.  Challenge what the future holds.” – You Gotta Be – Des’ree.  Des’ree herself says this song is “about having the inner strength to figure out who you are” and specifically about being adaptable in different situations.  Sometimes you have to be cool and calm and other times you need to…

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