Monday's Music Moves Me

4M Dance to “Songs that Inspire” You!


Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me 117th edition!

Kayla @ The Electric Element submitted this week’s theme. Thanks, girl!

Believe it or not, I have not seen the movie, Chariot’s of Fire, but every time I hear the theme song I feel like I can do just about anything. How about you?

Often times, I’m inspired by the melody of a song, not the words. Lyrics usually are too unclear for me to understand. If a song motivates me, then it speak to my heart first.  The next three songs are new to me, but these sparked a new energy in me this morning.




My last song pick for today is familiar by most, if not all of you. Irene Cara’s 80s hit will not only get you up on your feet dancing this morning (is that why we’re all here?), but it serves to remind you & me to hang tight to our passion and make it happen.


First when there’s nothing
but a slow glowing dream
that your fear seems to hide
deep inside your mind.

All alone I have cried
silent tears full of pride
in a world made of steel
made of stone.

Well, I hear the music,
close my eyes, feel the rhythm,
wrap around, take a hold
of my heart.

What a feeling.
Bein’s believin’.
I can have it all, now I’m dancing for my life
Take your passion
and make it happen.
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life.

Now I hear the music,
close my eyes, I am rhythm.
In a flash it takes hold
of my heart.

What a feeling.
Bein’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancing for my life.

What a feeling.
What a feeling I AM MUSIC NOW
Bein’s believin’. I AM RHYTHM NOW
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life.

I can have it all I CAN REALLY HAVE IT ALL

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Are you inspired? What deep seeds of passion are you not bringing to light? It’s time to live your dream and make things happen!

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Admission to ride the Love Train is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then, here’s what you do….

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Head conductor of the Love Train is Marie of XmasDolly & her co-conductors are the lovely: Callie of JAmericanSpice,  Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog)

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love and go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below…


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This is a holiday week with many to-dos on my list, but don’t despair. I will dance over to see you soon! What music inspires you this Monday?


Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Xmasdolly

    Oh yeah, Mariah Carey is definitely still in her Diva status. Not sure if she can still reach those notes she use too, but she still has soul. Your orchestra music I’ve never heard. I really don’t listen to that much. Some stuff I do, but FLASH DANCE talk about inspiring. FABULOUS Choice My friend! YOU DEFINITELY ROCK! Have a great week! I couldn’t have picked a better person to co-host with us. The vote was unanimous I might say!

  • Lucy

    Loved your picks and yes, I agree with you Chariots of Fire just does something with the soul when you hear it!
    Oh, and I love “What a Feelin” the beat and words, just motivates you!! Have a wonderful Monday!!

  • Run DMT

    I’ve never seen the movie either (which doesn’t seem right for a runner) but I think that Chariots of Fire has that effect on everyone. Flashdance inspires me to get up and dance really fast in legwarmers. lol

    Fun inspirational picks!

  • RoryBore

    Love Chariots of Fire…great movie and great song. I remember the first time I played it on the piano – felt so wonderful. I really should start playing again..

    When you see the lyrics to Flashdance, it really is quite inspiring, isn’t it. another great movie and song.

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