UPDATED: Top Ten Stay Strong/Inspirational Songs: 2013

Hello, my beautiful fudgies!

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About a year ago I posted an article on the blog listing off some of my favorite "stay strong songs".

And by some odd miracle, that post, which you can see by clicking here, has become my MOST POPULAR TO DATE!

I'm assuming a lot of you are just in need of some good inspirational music, so I scoured my iPod and made a new playlist for you all! Enjoy<3
1. Carry On, by Fun.
For some reason, the lyrics and the drums in this song make me want to build a bridge or cure AIDS or something! Like I can survive ANYTHING!

Plus this band is amazing live, so you know they are worth supporting!

2. Warrior, by Demi Lovato
I'm sure a few of you saw me coming, but I can't help myself, she is too good!

A very powerful, personal testimony sung by an amazing person with a kick-a** voice. Demi was incredibly honest about her personal struggles, and this song proves just how strong she is, just how strong we can all be!

3. Anything Can Happen, by Ellie Goulding

This song is ethereal, bouncy, and if you don't feel the urge to dance to this song, you may be ill. Because she is right, ANYTHING can happen, even your wildest dreams, so keep working!

4. I've Got What It Takes, by Alex Day

If you have ever been afraid to do something because of what others might say or think of you, please listen to this song. Produced entirely by him, this anthem should be the next Rocky theme song.

Plus the music video is also incredibly beautiful, so check it out as well!

5. True Colors, by Artists Against Bullying
If you have ever been bullied or are currently being picked on, if the words or actions of others still hurt you, you will adore this beautiful cover of Cyndi Lauper's hit by a group of popular Canadian artists such as Lights, Fefe Dobson, Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan, and (of course), the love of my life, Jacob Hoggard from Hedley.

6. Fix You, by Coldplay

If there is one song on this playlist that has to ability to make me cry, it is this one. It starts out slow, with Chris Martin's angelic voice singing these heart-wrenching lyrics, accompanied by a soft piano and guitar.

But by the end, the electric guitar picks up the pace and transforms the song into this uber-uplifting rock song. Coldplay, I give you permission to keep messing with my emotions.

7. Hair, by Lady Gaga
My favorite song by the QUEEN of individuality, a great pop hit, telling her story of self expression.

8. I Love It, by Icona Pop
This might be the best breakup song in the history of modern times. And even if you're not suffering from heartbreak, the beat and the lyrics will force you to headbang along, whether you like it or not.

9. You're Beautiful, by James Blunt
I KNOW, I KNOW, this song is as old as time, but when the going gets tough...

10. Whoa Is Me, by Down with Webster
Need to put aside the sad slow songs and the girl anthems for a bit? DWW may do just the trick with this great (over?)confident rap. Support Canadian artists!

That's all I have for you right now! Let me know if you want more :)



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