Don’t Stop Believing!
Hey it’s Leslie. If you walked up to me and told me about a problem, and I looked at you and said, Don’t stop believing! Would you feel more connected to me, or would you think I was nuts?
According to a survey by, more than half of Americans feel more connected to people who quote positive music phrases in conversation. Really? This sounds so cheesy to me!
But, that Journey song is our country’s second favorite classic music optimistic phrase phrase.
I love the song Three Little birds from Bob Marley. (also known as Every little thing is going to be Alright) Apparently a lot of other people do because it is the #1 most optimistic phrase from classic music. Here’s the rest of the list of optimistic phrases from classic music, but please don’t quote these at me!
3. I Will survive by Gloria
4. What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong
5. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
6. I’m walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the waves
7. Don’t worry be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
8. I’m still standing by Elton John
9. I’m a survivor by destiny’s child
10. I feel good by James Brown
The article goes on to talk about optimistic phrases that Americans connect with like Live, Laugh, Love and It is What it Is, but both of those phrases also show up on the list that Americans want to cancel.
But let’s get back to those musical phrases. Would you want someone to quote a positive musical phrase to you? Are you someone who quotes positive musical phrases to others? Do you think it’s a good thing? Am I just cynical? Please discuss in the Facebook comments.
And Dream Until Your Dreams Come True.