Music Mondays: Second Hand Heart (Ben Haenow ft. Kelly Clarkson)

Music can do wonders to lift one’s spirit and inspire a person to write, dance, or create a masterpiece. And it’s thanks to the melody of Second Hand Heart that I finally got up to write another Music Mondays post.

Yes, I’ve been missing in action for two months now and it’s not that anything major has happened to me, only that I didn’t find the motivation to write. “I’m busy” in not an excuse since I’m always busy and I’ve always found time to write but it’s the motivation that went missing.

With that said, here we go:

Second Hand Heart by Ben Haenow ft. Kelly Clarkson

Obviously, this song falls within a certain category when it comes to how I choose my Music Mondays posts—this is the type that cause me to visualize a scene in a movie, like a past Music Mondays post and also the type that cause me to see dance steps. The melody was powerful enough to inspire me to create a routine for my Zumba® Fitness class, at least for the warm-up.

Putting the melody aside, the part of the lyrics that caught my attention was “I know who you want me to be but I’m just not there, yet. And this got me listening to the whole song and it’s about hope. You can interpret this any way you want because it keeps changing for me (yesterday it was about getting a second chance) so I know it’ll be a different interpretation for your as well.

Whatever it is, I’m glad I got to listen to this song. 🙂

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What’s your Music Mondays?

Music Mondays Anniversary List

A year ago today, I posted my first ever Music Mondays featured song. I’m a amazed to be have been able to keep it up and all the more excited for another year of sharing music that inspires and uplifts the soul.

But before that, in case you missed and are wondering what were those songs featured for the past year, here they are:

Music Mondays Anniversary List

  1. I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
  2. The Woman I Love by Jason Mraz
  3. Say Something I’m Giving Up On You by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  4. Telling the World by Taio Cruz
  5. Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo ft. Chainz
  6. Treasure by Bruno Mars
  7. Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
  8. Latch by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
  9. Problem by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
  10. Candles by Hey Monday
  11. Try by Colbie Caillat
  12. Lost Stars by Adam Levine
  13. Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
  14. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
  15. Rude by Magic
  16. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
  17. Chandelier by Sia
  18. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj
  19. Love Runs Out by One Republic
  20. Anaconda by Nicki Minaj
  21. Jet Lag by Simple Plan ft. Natasha Bedingfield
  22. Get Her Back by Robin Thicke
  23. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  24. If I Die Young by The Band Perry
  25. Running From The Devil by District 78
  26. Broken Strings by James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado
  27. You and I Both by Jason Mraz
  28. Love Someone by Jason Mraz
  29. Opposite of Blue by Raining Jane
  30. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
  31. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
  32. Text Me Merry Christmas by Straight No Chaser ft. Kristen Bell
  33. I’ll Be Home by Meghan Trainor
  34. Blank Space by Taylor Swift
  35. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday by Jason Mraz
  36. Distance by Christina Perri ft. Jason Mraz
  37. The Lonely by Christina Perri
  38. Flying Without Wings by Westlife
  39. Little Things by One Direction
  40. The Only Exception by Paramore
  41. If I Never Knew You by Jon Secada & Shanice
  42. Cry by Kelly Clarkson
  43. Marvin Gaye by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor
  44. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  45. Bailando by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, & Gente De Zona
  46. Risk It All by The Vamps
  47. Photograph by Ed Sheeran
  48. Hate to See Your Heart Break by Paramore ft. Joy Williams
  49. 3 Things by Jason Mraz
  50. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
  51. The Longest Time by Billy Joel
  52. The Words by Christina Perri
  53. Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson

There you have it! A year’s worth of wonderful music. Obviously I have my favorites since the frequency of some artists are higher than the other but I try to vary as much as possible. After all, I have 5 things to consider when choosing my Music Mondays. It’s just that these artists’ music calls to me more than the others.

If you like the same songs I do, we’ll hit it off right away. I believe music preference is an aspect of one’s personally. If it resonates within you, then you have the same vibrations as that music. And if we like the same music, then we’re more than likely to be friends because we have the same vibes and probably same wave length.

Music Mondays: Heartbeat Song (Kelly Clarkson)

When I search the Heartbeat Song and saw the featured scene on the video (see below), I thought it was Katy Perry because of the colors. I didn’t think Kelly Clarkson could create a “happy” single because I’ve been used to her heartbreak and I’m-stronger-than-this songs. But I was proven wrong and I’m happy for it. She’s really the first and the original American Idol.

Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson

I love the part in the video that looks like “The Park Bench” routine in So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 although Kelly’s version is much, much sweeter.

Music Mondays: Cry (Kelly Clarkson)

If you knew love at all, then you’ve probably had a fair share of the pain that accompanies a love that ended because it had failed to grow one way or another.

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Last week, I featured a song that described the beauty of at least having experienced love in the first place rather than not having known it at all. This week, let’s tackle the dark side of it, the side where you just want to curl into yourself and close yourself against the world. Because if you knew love at all, you know how a heartbreak can be literally, as much as figuratively, felt to the point of want to strike at your heart just to numb the pain away.

This week’s song would be about that. Of trying to cope with a heartbreak and Kelly Clarkson couldn’t have sung a more fitting song than this.

If you want a video of Kelly Clarkson singing it live, you can click here.