The problem with being away from the blog for a week is that the post ideas pile up....will try not to overwhelm y'all with posts tonight.
So the other day during my workout, I was listening to my normal workout mix, and one of the songs that came up in the mix was "Mama Said Knock You Out", by LL Cool J. Now, I'm not a really big fan of rap, but I LOVE this song. For one, it really conveys the feeling of a boxing match---the beat, the music, the frantic pace of the words. For that reason, it's a great workout song (I sometimes have to restrain myself from throwing a few shadow punches in time to the music!). The lyrics talk about power: you say you can beat me, you belittle what I can do, but I'll show you. "I'm gonna knock you out!" And sometimes, when I'm really feeling powerless, listening to that song helps me get out of my funk: hey, Life! you think you can beat me down? well, I've got news for you: I'm going to prevail! I think of it as my inspirational/empowering song. Cheesy, yes, but effective.
What's *your* cheesy yet inspirational song?