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Need some inspirational music


Hello Everyone,

I am in the office doing some administrative tasks listening to some music while I work. Anyone have any suggestions of music with a message that I can listen to? It doesn't have to be in English. What do you listen to when you want to feel revived and inspired?



Y's picture

We are the World Sara

We are the World

Sara Thomsen's "By Breath" and the rest of her CD "By Breath."


Zoepiliafas's picture


Gonna plug it in!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Y's picture

I find her music so inspiring

I find her music so inspiring with the simple human truth of her message. Let me know what you think.
Blessings to you on you efforts.


Hi Zoe!

I listen to tons of great music to 'put on the batteries' (ponerme las pilas), as we say it here in Argentina.
I've been playing this song over and over again today... A few days ago I went to her concert! Such great energy in the air!

It's in Spanish, it's called "Wherever God wants to take me" ("Hasta donde Dios me quiera llevar"), and the singer is an Argentine rock singer named Patricia Sosa.

The chorus -my favorite part- goes like this:

"The world calls me.
Because today I can feel that I've started to live
with the innocence inside me.
I love this freedom,
I can see a road inviting me to go on.
I'm gonna shout - 'I have a dream!"
Nothing in the world can stop me.
I will go on, wherever God wants to take me."

All that sounds like this -

It just gives me hope and joy :)

Dance along!


Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire. | Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.

Lisa Anderson's picture

My girl Natalie

I've been loving Natalie Merchant lately, especially "Kind and Generous" and "Wonder." Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" is a great pick-me-up. :-)

Lisa Kislingbury Anderson
Storyteller | Passionate Community Member

Sarah.Happel's picture

Powerful Music

Hi Zoe,

I love Ludico Einaudi, classic with emotions!

Sarah Happel, Principal
Intercultural Training & Leadership Coaching

mrudberg99's picture

Love these guys...

Anything Jason Mraz- ESP "Dont give up" and anything Jack Johnson - but ESP "Better Together". Love the sharing of meaningful music!

Molly Rudberg-Leshnock
Curator of Leadership
Brand Storyteller

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Support with both hands Jason Mraz. He has one amazing song with Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana called "Suerte". It's my love anthem because my hasband is also from Mexico

I am a fan of Bollywood/Hindi/Urdu music.

One of my most recent love affairs with music (pure music) can be found here
"En kadhale lukka chuppi"
While you are at it, relish lovely poetry too :)

This one centers on my name sake Aminah, the mother of Prophet Muhammed.
I love to have it in the background with the sound level a bit low.

And of recent Bollywood songs, "Tum hi ho" (you are the one) has a sensational soothing melody

Have a great day Zoe.


Iryna's picture

More music

That's great suggestion, Zoe, to share about music! I love music and used to listen different kinds.
Just couple names:
my best inspiring is Nina Simone "Tomorrow is my turn". I've never heard nothing more inspiring than this song, and I used to listen to it in the worst moments to bring back my optimism.
From the music I like as background I could offer: Gothan Project (updated Argentinian tango), Nouvelle Vague, Morcheeba and Skye Edwards (its front singer).

Wishes of a beautiful mood to everyone,

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Gotan Project is so great! If you like electronic tango, you have to listen to Bajofondo... just sublime. Gustavo Santaolalla (Academy Awards winner) is behind the project with Uruguay and Argentina's musicians and they sound wonderful.

Thanks for the mood sharing!


Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire. | Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.

bitani's picture

Murat Sakaryali

I listen to the music of Murat Sakaryali, it is a bit sad but inspiring.

my favorite is: The sea of our dreams

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
—Judy Garland

TinaN's picture

Casting Crowns

Am a big fan of casting crowns,they are a christian sort of soft rock band.
and my favorite song is courageous

Sherry L's picture


The WomenSpirit Circle at Catherine Place swayed to Joan Baez's I Am A Wanderer this a.m. and were moved. Lots of lovely possibilities on her Day After Tomorrow cd. Enjoy ~

Sherry Helmke

Zoepiliafas's picture

Thank you!!!!!

This a fabulous! Can't wait to take a listen! Thanks ladies!!! I will let you know what I think after I take a listen.



Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

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must say i also want to add. i wish i could listen to all the music everyone has listed. i love women of faith gospel and classical music though here its impossible to get and when you get it it costs an arm and a leg so i just end up listening when its played on radio.

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

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I'm glad this is on here. I don't have any inspirational music at the moment, but I am going to take all your advice! Thanks Zoe.

Zoe- I know you've already had a great response. As a musician, I loved to sit at my piano and play. I enjoy a broad variety of music, so I can't narrow it down. However, listening to music from the 70's brings fond memories of my childhood which can be inspirational. I have a soft spot for the early "Jesus music" movement because of he pure honesty and simplicity of both words and melodies. There is such innocent hope in that music, it it erases the harsh realities of life. There's an obscure song by Mustard Seed Faith called "more than the sunlight" which reminds me I'm loved, and "sail on sailer" which reminds me to keep going. They are very simple and kind of corny, but I love them none-the-less. And I never say no to U2's "where the streets have no name". And.... Oh, well, I'll just make you a mix tape.

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


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