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Kristen Rose

By Kristen UlrichPublished 5 months ago 3 min read

1. “Anyhow” - Tedeschi Trucks Band

This song resonates with me because it is about making your dreams happen no matter what obstacles arise. I like songs that are inspiring and that cause me to feel motivated.

2. “You’ve Got A Friend”- James Taylor

I always play this song when I am upset. It’s soothing and calm tones place me into a state of serenity. I always think of all of my friends. Everyone should know that, somewhere, they have a friend.

3. “New York, New York”- Frank Sinatra

I live in New York so I love this song. When I worked in a school last year as a speech therapist, the Kindergarten students sang, “We want to be a part of it, first grade, first grade.” This was for their Kindergarten graduation. I sing this to my Mom and it makes her laugh. She is a fourth grade teacher.

4. “Angela” - Bob James

This is the theme from the show, “Taxi.” It reminds me of my maternal grandfather who passed away. He was a bus driver and the music reminds me of the swagger he had when he walked. Grandpa was a lot of fun.

5. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” - Andrews Sisters

This song is a fun song that reminds me of my maternal grandmother who passed away. The singer in the center looks like my Grandma and I watch it to remember her. She was sweet.

6. “In The Mood” - Glenn Miller Band

This swing song reminds me of my paternal grandparents who passed away. This was their candle song at my sweet 16. My Nana liked to swing dance when she was young. They were very generous.

7. “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

This song reminds me of my Uncle Roy and cousin John who passed away. They liked to have a good time and were fun people.

8. “Our Song” – Taylor Swift

This song reminds me of my guardian angel Patrick who I love very much.

9. “Work From Home”- Fifth Harmony

This song makes me happy because I am a speech therapist working from home. I enjoy it because my students are sweet. I like to create materials (stories) to work on with them.

10. “Worth It”- Fifth Harmony

This song makes me feel empowered and reminds me to never underestimate my worth. I feel that, “Worth It” inspires confidence.

11. “Work” - Iggy Azalea

This song encourages me to work hard, even when you start from the bottom. You should always try to succeed.

12. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley

I love Elvis, and I love this song! I want this to be my wedding song someday.

13. “Landslide”- Fleetwood Mac

This is a song that my mother and I enjoy. She used to play this song when I was little when she did her exercises. It was also her candle song for my sweet sixteen. This song is about growing older and finding the strength to move on.

14. “Lollipop”- The Chordettes

This is a sweet song that my Dad used to sing to me when I was little. He would sing the song and I would start dancing.

15. “Freebird”- Lynyrd Skynyrd

This song is about being a free spirit, just like me and everyone in my family. I like to think of a Phoenix flying away when I hear this song. I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert with my Dad back in 2018, and four guitars were playing the ending sequence of notes at once. It was great!

These songs bring back great memories, and I find them to be inspiring to listen to when I need motivation or comfort. I hope that you have enjoyed them too!

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