Modern Music With A Positive Message

 

Sometimes it seems as though there is nothing decent on the radio anymore. Between 'shock-jocks' and catchy songs with dirty lyrics, you'd think that everything your children are exposed to on the radio is bad for them. There *is* music out there that isn't like this, but a lot of it sounds like it was recorded in someone's garage or is just plain cheesy. However, I've found that that is not the case. Believe it or not, there are some positive songs out there that have a beat your kids would like.
All of these songs have been featured on the hit show Glee, which airs Tuesday nights on the FOX network.
One such song is Katy Perry's 'Firework'. It's a very good song for young girls who feel like they're invisible or that they have nothing to offer. Katy's telling them that this isn't true on a number of levels. Here are some of the words:
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough
You can read more of the lyrics here-http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/katyperry/firework.html.
The fact that this song has a catchy beat will help it stick in their heads even more!
 Another uplifting song is Lady GaGa's “Born This Way”. Some of the words are:
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
The rest of the song has the same message- love yourself for who you are, because you were made this way for a reason. We may not know exactly what that reason is, but there is one and it's good.
The last song I'll mention here is 'Sing' by the rock band My Chemical Romance. It's about keeping your voice strong, even when others want to silence it. That, and it's just fun to hear! Here are some lyrics:
Sing it out, boy they’re gonna sell what tomorrow means
Sing it out, girl before they gonna kill what tomorrow brings
You’ve got to make a choice
If the music drowns you out
And raise your voice
Every single time they try and shut your mouth
I know that, when I was growing up, there were times when I felt like I was just floating around, with no point or purpose. Judging by what I've seen in the world, I'm not the only one. The 'school years'-particularly the junior high and high school years-can be difficult ones for a lot of kids. It seems to me that girls seem to have this problem more than boys do, although boys aren't immune to having a low self-esteem. My parents would tell me how special I was but I just thought they were saying that because they're my parents and that they 'had to'. Celebrities and other people outside the family have a lot of control over how a child sees herself, so hearing good things can only help.

3 comments:

  1. Well, thank god there is itunes (or programs like it) where you can download just one or two songs from an album. Because I know that the other songs out by those artists listed here are not so uplifting and censored.

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  2. Lol, I agree with you, those are probably the only songs by those artists that are all positive and don't need editing.

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