An ode to the power anthem! Music to kick your butt in gear and inspire you to greatness.
Music is such a gift, isn’t it? It can ease the pain of a broken heart. It can help you feel understood. It understands your heartache and your dreams…and it can show you that you damn well can rule the world! (Right, Beyonce?)
While I do love an emotional love song now and then, it’s the power anthems that really strike my fancy. They lift me up when I’m feeling down in the dumps or energize me when I’m lagging a bit in the day. Without fail, recharge my confidence and put me in a good mood. Charged beats with electrifying lyrics…these are the songs I’ll turn up to tune out the world, drifting off to a place where I’m invincible and virtually unstoppable.
Now and then, we all need a boost of inspiration and music has the power to cut through a load of self-doubt when you really listen to it.
Obviously, dreaming is an important thing here at Dream in Lace and today I want to hit pause on fashion to talk music you can chase your dreams with. Whether it’s an impromptu concert whilst stuck in rush hour traffic or while pounding the pavement (or treadmill) for working out some frustration after a crap day, these are songs we can all turn to when our spirits need a little kick in the pants. You know those days…I know those days. We all have them.
Who are you to tell me…who to be?
An idea for a playlist came to me when listening to my favorite of all favorite ‘pick me up’ songs Hypocrates by the fabulous Marina and the Diamonds. I LOVE Marina in general, but this song is just so spot on F you to anyone who tries to tell you that you’re not good enough or what to do. Coupled with Sia‘s latest kick-ass anthem Unstoppable (can’t stop listening to that entire album, really), I was well on my way to compiling a playlist of my favorite power anthems that can inspire you when it’s time for everyone else’s opinions to hit the door.
Featuring a wide range of artists, from Kanye West and Florence and the Machine, to feel some good classics by Britney Spears and even Christina Aguilera. (Oh yes. We’re going there!!) It’s basically the Prozac of musical playlists, to be there for you whenever you need to march to the beat of your own drum.
The ultimate power anthem playlist, to inspire you to greatness!
To make it super easy on you, the link to this playlist is also here – so you can bookmark or save it to your Spotify at your command!
And please, by all means share with me your favorite suggestions for go-to music whenever you need a little boost in the self-esteem area or a reminder of the strong, kick-butt person that you are. Life has its ups and downs, and fortunately when there are downs…we have vodka and power anthems to light the way!
Thank you so much for reading and keep chasing after your dreams. I believe in you! And so does Beyonce.