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What is Your Olympic Soundtrack?

Filed under: Motivation,Vancouver Winter Games — by at 11:35 pm on Monday, February 22, 2010

Wow, what an incredible night for Canada! Figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made history by winning the first ever gold medal in ice dance for Canada, for North America!

I held my breath during their amazing program; more nervous than they were. Watching them skate their flawless performance, I wondered what music kept them motivated on their journey to the Olympic Gold? Which songs repeatedly got them out of bed and kept them practicing when their bodies didn’t want to go any further?

I then thought of the songs that keep me going, striving for my gold. and came up with this list:

1. Never Give Up On Dream by my fav Rod Stewart

2. John Parr’s St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

3. Tina Turner’s Simply the Best – who isn’t reenergized after this one?!

4. Whitney Houston’s One Moment in Time

5. Peter O’Toole’s The Impossible Dream (The video’s audio isn’t the greatest quality.)

Which songs keep you striving for your Olympic gold – whatever that may be? What is your Olympic soundtrack?

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Comment by Avril

February 23, 2010 @ 12:25 am

Hmm – good question, Glenda! I’ve never thought about my Olympic soundtrack. I’m sure it would contain Stan Rogers’ “Mary Ellen Carter”, which is just such an inspiring song… and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” because it makes me feel wild and free… (Actually, I’m sure my soundtrack would contain a *lot* of Bruce Springsteen songs!)

I’m sure I could think of more but I should probably go to bed. But wasn’t that a STUNNING performance by Virtue & Moir? Just blew me away. A night to be proud to be Canadian!

Comment by Ricky Buchanan

February 23, 2010 @ 2:15 am

Glenda, you evil evil person! You just knew we’d go and end up spending 90 minutes on YouTube “being inspired” (instead of working) after reading your post didn’t you!

My list would overlap with yours substantially, with Dream The Impossible Dream, Simply The Best, and St Elmo’s Fire, but here’s a few which I love you might not know of:

– This Is The Moment, from the musical Jeckyl and Hyde
Lyrics for This Is The Moment

– You’re The Voice, by John Farnham
Lyrics to You’re The Voice
This version is sung at the 2009 AFL Grand Final which is … sorta like the Superbowl for Aussie Football I guess. Just in case you wondered why there’s people dressed in weird colours waving flags and so on 🙂

Those are all really high energy songs so I actually don’t listen to that sort of music too often. I use up all the energy listening and then don’t have any left! But they are certainly wonderful to hear occasionally.

One I listen to often is Dreamers by John Barrowman, because I’m rather a Dreamer myself – I suspect Glenda is too.–vE2qgE3Y (just music and a still image)
Lyrics to Dreamers


Comment by Ricky Buchanan

February 23, 2010 @ 2:23 am

Ohhh, I missed one!

This is in between in terms of “energy levels” and it’s written to be sung by a gay man coming out but almost the entire song applies very well to somebody with a disability who’s proud of being who they are:

I Am What I Am, John Barrowman
Lyrics to I Am What I am

(OK, I love that one especially because I have a huge crush on John Barrowman who plays Captain Jack on Torchwood as well as being a brilliant singer :))


Comment by Glenda

February 23, 2010 @ 11:32 am

Yes Ricky, I’m the evil one in disguise! 😉 Now I need to go listen to your list!

Comment by Glenda

February 23, 2010 @ 11:34 am

Hey Avril, I should have known Bruce would be on your list!

Comment by Luis Howard

July 4, 2010 @ 9:47 am

Tina Turner will always be a legend in music history.::`

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