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The Power of Music

If you want to do something good for your brain, turn on your music player and sing along to a few songs. Better yet, sing and dance at the same time. Music stimulates many areas of the brain, including those responsible for memory, movement and mood, according to a new report from the AARP-founded Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH).

 

I've always loved music. My parents have home videos of me as a wee baby, and I'm intently listening to the music playing and ignoring everything else going on. I've been singing since I can remember, and I took piano lessons for a time and played the flute for 6 years. I also recently learned that my great-grandmother was an opera singer! My grandma on my mom's side was a piano teacher. Music is in my genes! Music has also helped me process my feelings, and is always there to soothe my soul when I'm going through a rough patch. I even met my partner at a music festival!

 

Do you listen to music to boost your mood? How has music helped you? Share your story today!

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Herb Alpert -  RISE 

Smooth Jazz from the '70s

Still sounds good today!

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Just recently watched the AARP movie about Herb Alpert.  He is truly an amazing artist.  Love all his music.  RISE is one of my favorites.

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Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

(Amy gone too soon.)

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Sting performs "I'll Be Watching You"  with Bruce Springsteen

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NEVER ENOUGH FROM THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

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When I am feeling low and blue, this song lifts up my heart and re awakens my hope. "Love Is On The Way" recorded by an amazing vocalist Billy Porter.  The song is a must hear.

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DRIFT AWAY 

Dobie Gray or Uncle Kracker 

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I'm sure there are many other songs out there that might do the trick, but this one is the only one that comes to mind at this late hour:

Happy by Pharrell Williams

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This one is also a favorite of mine. You can’t help but feel good listening to this one!

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INSANITY - Gregory Porter with Lalah Hathaway

Cool, smooth, love song.

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HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN (but there not right now)

I’m walking on sunshine by Katrina and the waves. 

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