All I Do Is Win

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About All I Do Is Win

“All I Do Is Win” is a song from DJ Khaled’s fourth studio album Victory (2010). It was the second single from the album. The track features American rappers T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross. It was released on February 8, 2010, along with “Put Your Hands Up”. The single was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA. It was the only Billboard Hot 100 charting single from the album.

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D-J Khaled Hey, yeah (we the best) All I do is win win win no matter what Got money on my mind I can never get enough And every time I step up in the buildin’ Everybody hands go up And they stay there And they say yeah And they stay there Up down, up down, up down ‘Cause all I do is win win win And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air Make ’em stay there (Luda!) Ludacris goin’ in on the verse Cause I never been defeated and I won’t stop now Keep your hands up get ’em in the sky for the homies That didn’t make it and the folks locked down I never went no where But they saying Luda’s back Blame it on that Conjure The hood call it Luda-Yac And I’m on this foolish track, so I spit my foolish flow My hands go up and down like strippers booty’s go My verses still be serving, tight like a million virgins Last time on a Khaled remix, now I’m on the original version Can’t never count me out Y’all better count me in Got twenty bank accounts, accountants count me in Make millions every year, the south’s champion Cause all I do, all I, all I, all I All I do is All I do is win win win no matter what Got money on my mind I can never get enough And every time I step up in the buildin’ Everybody hands go up And they stay there And they say yeah And they stay there Up down, up down, up down ‘Cause all I do is win win win And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air Make ’em stay there Swerving in my lo-lo, Head on the swivel You know serving me’s a no no Clean as a whistle as I pull out in my Rolls Royce Yellow bone passenger they see it, they say oh boy! Tell Khaled back it up, my niggas call me Loco Down for armed trafficking, don’t make me pull that fo-fo Ask you what you laughing at Represent that mud life (mud life) Dirty money bitch you better get your mug right (mug right) We come together holding hands and holla thug life (thug life) We all strapped in all black It’s like f*ck life (All we do is win) You riding or what (what!) ‘Cause we riding tonight (night!) Now she riding with me cause you wasn’t ridin’ her right, All I do is win win win no matter what Got money on my mind I can never get enough And every time I step up in the buildin’ Everybody hands go up And they stay there And they say yeah And they stay there Up down, up down, up down ‘Cause all I do is win win win And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air Make ’em stay there Heat in the kitchen, pot on the stove Water getting boiled, dope being sold Snoopy in the hoopty, system overload I’ve been runnin’ this rap game since I was twenty years old I hung with the worst of ’em Bust till I burst on ’em Floss ’em up, toss ’em up, Hardaway, cross ’em up Pardon me I’m bossin’ up, pressure up, bless ya bruh Don’t mess with us We like the “U” in the 80’s Back to back set a trap Hit the lick, get it back Hit the trick, jump the track Bitch I want my money back Time and time again while I’m sipping on this gin Al Davis said it best, just win baby win All I do is win win win no matter what Got money on my mind I can never get enough And every time I step up in the buildin’ Everybody hands go up And they stay there And they say yeah And they stay there Up down, up down, up down ‘Cause all I do is win win win And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air Make ’em stay there

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DJ Khaled

Khaled bin Abdul Khaled (Arabic: خالد عبد خالد) (born November 26, 1975), better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ & record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn… the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), and Kiss the Ring (2012). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South. more “

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Written by: Christopher Brian Bridges, Leonardo V Mollings, Faheem Rasheed Najm, William Leonard Roberts, Johnny David Mollings, Cordazar Calvin Jr. Broadus, Khaled Mohammed Khaled

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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“All I Do Is Win” lyrics

DJ Khaled!
Hey! Yeah
We the best!

All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on my mind I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building
Everybody hands go up
And they stay there
And they say yeah
And they stay there
Up down, up down, up down
‘Cause all I do is win, win, win
And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air
Make them stay there
(Yeah, listen… Luda)

Ludacris going in on the verse
‘Cause I never been defeated and I won’t stop now
Keep your hands up get ’em in the sky
For the homies didn’t make it and my folks locked down
I never went nowhere
But they saying Luda’s back
Blame it on that conjure
The hood call it Luda’gnac
And I’m on this foolish track so I spit my foolish flow
My hands go up and down like strippers booties go
My verses still be serving, tight like a million virgins
Last time on a Khaled remix now I’m on the original version
Can’t never count me out
Y’all better count me in
Got 20 bank accounts, accountants count me in
Make millions every year, the South’s champion
‘Cause all I do, all I, all I, all I, all I do is

All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on my mind I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building
Everybody hands go up
And they stay there
And they say yeah
And they stay there
Up down, up down, up down
‘Cause all I do is win, win, win
And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air
Make them stay there
(Win, win, who? Boss… Boss)

Swerving in my lo-lo
Head on the swivel
You know serving me’s a no no
Clean as a whistle as I pull out in my Rolls Royce
Yellow bone passenger they see it, they say oh boy!
Tell Khaled back it up, my niggas call me loco
Down for armed trafficking, don’t make me pull that fo-fo
Ask you what you laughing at (what?)
Represent that mud life
Dirty money bitch you better get your mud right
We come together holding hands and holla thug life
We’re all strapped in all black
It’s like thug life
(all we do is win)
You riding to what?
‘Cause we riding tonight
Now she’s riding with me ’cause you wasn’t riding her right
Ross

All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on my mind I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building
Everybody hands go up
And they stay there
And they say yeah
And they stay there
Up down, up down, up down
‘Cause all I do is win, win, win
And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air
Make them stay there

Heat in the kitchen, pot on the stove
Water getting boiled, dope being sold
Snoopy in the hoopty, system overload
I’ve been running this rap game since I was 20 years old
I hung with the worst of them
Bust ’til I burst ’em up
Floss ’em up, toss ’em up, hardaway, cross ’em up
Pardon me I’m bossing up
Pressure up, bless you bruh
Don’t mess with us
We like the U in the 80s
Back to back set a trap
Hit the lick, hit it back
Hit the trick, jump the track
Bitch I want my money back
Time and time again while I’m sipping on this gin
Al Davis said it best, just win baby win

All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on my mind I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building
Everybody hands go up
And they stay there
And they say yeah
And they stay there
Up down, up down, up down
‘Cause all I do is win, win, win
And if you goin’ in put your hands in the air
Make them stay there

A Winning Workout Playlist

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More than any other genre, rap is the home of songs about hard work and the rewards that come with it. Though the rhymes may be about being the best lyricist, hooking up, or overcoming hardship, they are songs about victory and what it takes to get to the top. And similar to reaching your fitness and best-body goals, there are no results without effort.

The motivating exercise playlist below uses top hip-hop tracks to touch on both themes. On the effort side, you’ll find Eminem’s 8 Mile opus, Drake’s ode to perserverance, and a feverish declaration from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that you’re sure to remember from past top 10 lists. On the results side, you’ll find Nelly’s “#1,” Kanye’s “Champion,” plus DJ Khaled and company with “All I Do Is Win.”

The majority of this playlist clocks in below 100 beats per minute, which gives you a couple ways to can use it when working out. If you’re doing a slower, strength-oriented routine, the songs will work as they are. For a faster-paced cardio or HIIT, you can double the tempo of most of these tracks (particularly those in the 80 BPM range). Do this so that you hear a beat with every other stride or rep-instead of hearing a beat with each one. In all, you’ve got great themes working for you here and great artists to boost your motivation and increase your efforts. Here are the songs that can help you reach the top.

Eminem – Lose Yourself – 87 BPM

2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa – We Own It (Fast & Furious) – 86 BPM

Jamie Foxx & Justin Timberlake – Winner – 90 BPM

DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross – All I Do Is Win – 150 BPM

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us – 148 BPM

Nelly – #1 – 90 BPM

Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes – Victory – 93 BPM

Kanye West – Champion – 102 BPM

Rick Ross – Push It – 76 BPM

Drake – Started from the Bottom – 87 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.

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Doesn’t it feel good to be a champion? This list includes the greatest about songs about winning, according to votes from Ranker users. Winning feels so good it needs to be celebrated in song. Some of the best songs about winning can make a victory feel even sweeter and some of the top winning songs can provide you with motivation towards your goal. There are tons of great rap songs about winning, rock songs about winning and country songs about winning.

Queen has a trio of songs dedicated to winning. “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You” all appear on this list of the best songs about winning. Another great song about winning is “Gonna Fly Know” by Bill Conti. This iconic track was featured in the film Rocky.

Cake’s “The Distance” is about the journey towards the finish line and “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor conjures the joy of competition. “The Race Is On” by George Jones is about horse racing on the surface, but underneath it is about the race for love.

Which song on this list of the best songs about winning is your number one pick? Vote it to the top and add any other songs that we may have missed.

Every interpretation of music is subjective and people are motivated by different things, so there is no single way to define a “motivational” hip-hop song . You just know one when it smacks you upside the head.

There are certain tracks —songs like  “Hit Em Up” and “Knuck If You Buck”— that are motivational to the extent that, if played at a certain volume with a certain group of individuals, can convince you to commit violence against another person. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are uplifting hymns like “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Ultralight Beam,” and “Love Yourz,” which inspire by radiating hope and positivity. Somewhere in the middle, lies rags-to-riches classics (see “C.R.E.A.M,” “Juicy,” “Exhibit C”) that are inspirational largely because they tell tales of young men fighting their way out of poverty by any means necessary.

Then there is the top tier of motivational rap songs, which is made up of tracks that embody qualities similar to the aforementioned group, but share an unmistakable identity. Banger isn’t the word; anthem, more like. An anthem is like a banger or slapper, in that it’s carried by the type of production that’ll have your group of friends throwing bows in the club like Disturbing the Peace circa 2000, only it doubles as gospel.

There aren’t many musical experiences more beautiful than when a rapper waxes poetic over an earth-shattering beat—a core tenant of all anthems. While not every rap song that inspires is necessarily an anthem, all anthems are inspirational, so it’s hardly surprising that our canon of all-time great motivational hip-hop songs is chalk full of them.

Cue up the theme music to Rocky and let’s get to it.

The Georgia Bulldogs have had an incredible season thus far, full of major successes and true sportsmanship. The Dawgs’ victory in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl further increased the momentum and UGA fans’ excitement towards the upcoming National Championship in Atlanta. If you happen to be one of those ecstatic fans, here are 15 songs to increase the hype.

“UGA ANTHEM” by FlyGuy2Stackz

Created by FlyGuy2Stackz, otherwise known as Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel, “UGA ANTHEM” is perhaps the ultimate hype song. With inspiration excerpts and a solid, undeniable beat, the track never decreases the energy and motivation. Because “yeah, we going for the win.”

“Roses” by OutKast

Though this song was produced 2003, it exists as a timeless hip-hop classic. Both extremely catchy and sporting a bouncy tempo, “Roses” is a track produced by a hip-hop duo straight out of Atlanta, which is a fitting tidbit as the Dawgs will be fighting for the National Championship title there on Monday.

“No Limit” by G-Eazy, A$AP Rocky

“No Limit” was released as the first single from G-Eazy’s most recent album, “The Beautiful & Damned” and features Cardi B with a repetitive but intense post-chorus. The song is an exemplification of dedication and a simple reminder that our team has no limit.

“Bank Account” by 21 Savage

An ode to wealth and success, “Bank Account” became an essential last semester, when it was released. With a simple beat and appealing chorus, the track puts the emotions that come with fame and victory up for display.

“iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty)” by KYLE, Lil Yachty

The verses in “iSpy” flow with a mid-tempo summer vibe, which is precisely what Athenians crave during this cold snap. This feel-good anthem is the perfect pick-me-up for any tense game day play.

“All Night (feat. Knox Fortune)” by Chance The Rapper, Knox Fortune

Since the National Championship is set to begin at 8 p.m., it can be assumed that most Bulldog fans will be up all night, making Chance’s “All Night” an essential. It’s a fun, fast-tempo track that will have you on your feet the moment he says, “Start dancing.”

“New Rules” by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa’s pop hit “New Rules” is guaranteed to get stuck in your head after listening to it. Her confident vocals and easy to pick up chorus make the track an absolute bop, even if you can’t get it out of your head the next day.

“Congratulations” by Post Malone, Quavo

Though it may seem a little cliché, the Dawgs have much to celebrate. From the small successes they experienced this season to them earning a spot in the Rose Bowl and then the National Championship in Atlanta, “congratulations” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Post Malone’s popular track reminds the Bulldog Nation that yes, “we made it.”

“goosebumps” by Travis Scott

A softer, vocally-concentrated track, “goosebumps” is an eerie song with a much more “chill” vibe than earlier songs in the playlist. Travis Scott’s hook, “I get those goosebumps every time, yeah” might as well be describing a UGA fan’s reaction to a beautiful play by the Dawgs.

“Willy Wonka (feat. Offset)” by Macklemore, Offset

Another track with a slower beat, “Willy Wonka” is track off Macklemore’s most recent album, “GEMINI,” and showcases his powerful vocals paired with those of Offset. The track picks up midway and reminds listeners that our Dawgs “got flavor.”

“HUMBLE.” By Kendrick Lamar

With all the success, fame and attention the UGA Bulldogs are getting from around the world, it’s important to stay humble. Because Kendrick Lamar is performing at halftime during the National Championship, this song is nearly essential.

“I Luv This Shit – Remix (Bonus Track)” by August Alsina, Trey Songz, Chris Brown

August Alsina’s track is a reminder of how incredible it feels to be united as a university through something as simple as a sport. Through the ups and downs, the losses and wins—we love it.

“Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B

It’s hard to find a female hip-hop song that’s as confident and centered on success as Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.” With an extremely catchy chorus and intense, determined verses, “Bodak Yellow” is an account of someone who started toward the bottom and worked her way to the top.

“Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)” by Macklemore, Skylar Grey

A beautiful ode to working for and achieving success through passion and dedication—a common theme of this playlist—“Glorious” is a gentle reminder of the importance of having confidence in yourself and never ceasing to achieve what you strive for.

“It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube

All in all, UGA’s current football season has been a rollercoaster of emotions. From the support of the fans to the multiple successes and, most notably, the incredible wins, the Dawgs have truly dominated. In the end, “it was a good day.”

Curtis Mayfield – We’re a Winner Lyrics

We’re a winner and never let anybody say
Boy, you can’t make it ’cause a feeble mind is in your way
No more tears do we cry
And we have finally dried our eyes

And we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

We’re living proof in alls alert
That we’re two from the good black earth
And we’re a winner
And everybody knows it too

We’ll just keep on pushin’
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don’t care where you come from

We’re all movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

Hey, hey, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

I don’t mind leavin’ here
To show the world we have no fear
‘Cause we’re a winner
And everybody knows it too

We’ll just keep on pushin’
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don’t care where you come from

We’re just go move on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

The Winner

Verse One:
It’s time to take you to its full potential
Peep this
And drop some game on the instrumental and
It’s a symptom that you listen close and better tell your folks
Let the locest loc
First things first since your date of birth
You’ve been kinda confused about what your life is worth
50 million times don’t wait and go
You gotta take control
Cause fools don’t live to be old
You can do anything that you want to do
All you got to do is to put your brain into it
Take your time and educate your mind
In the long run I’m sure you’re fine
If you walk the walk you can talk the talk
But don’t wait too long coz life is short
And remember, nomatter what they tellin’ you
If you try, you can be a winner too
Chorus (L.V.):
Keep on pushing
Moving on up
Everybody we’re moving on up
Moving on up
You’re a winner
You gotta keep pushing
Moving on up
Everybody we’re moving on up
Moving on up
You’re a winner
Verse Two:
Everybody rides with the women boys and girls
Each one teach one but we can’t save the world
All at one day you could take it play by play
And once you’re on the path
Don’t you ever go astray
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink
You can give a man some wisdom but you can’t make him think
Coz
Stitch in time saves nine
The early bird gets the worm
But all you can think about is getting a touch-up on your perm
If knowledge is power and power is knowledge, then
How so many idiots be graduating from colleges?
Better to be silent than be thought a fool
Than to speak and remove all doubt
You know what I’m talking about
When opportunity knocks you better let him in and sit him on down
And try to be his friend
In order to be a professional first you got to be a beginner
But if you keep on pushing you can be a winner
Chorus
Verse Three:
Red yellow black white or brown
If everybody mind their business we can all get down
It all starts at home
Cause once they’re grown they’re gone
And once they’re on their own their own
You got to leave them alone
Be a leader, but if you can’t be a leader
Make sure your leader is a damn good teacher and
Imagine if you was in a car and your life was a race
Somebody was on your back and you had to give him some space
Put the pedal to the metal where it match at low
But make sure you stay in your lane
And go stroke for stroke
We don’t need no penalties or eliminations
Or disqualifications
What we need is penetrations
Now what you heard before but sometimes life is what you make it
I ain’t the one thats known for fakin or perpetratin
If Albert was an Einstein
And Phillis was a Diller
And Michael Jackson was a thriller
Then you could be a winner
Chorus extended
Fade out

“Winner” lyrics

Yo
It is an honor to introduce
The future of R&B
His name, is Chris Brown
And uh, you know what this is, (yeah)
Another Beat trax Joint
Round one I hear the ding,
I walk up in shake your hand
Girl I gotta know whats up,
Baby what’s your name?
Can I get your number?
Cuz I want to talk about some things (yeah)
Round two it ain’t a thing,
I was moving every way you move,
Bobbing and weaving,
Like a young boy was supposed to do,
It seemed like only yesterday that we did it,
Now you on me like a fitted,
And I just gotta say, yeah

Baby, you’re a winner,
Didn’t even take ya twelve rounds to do it
You got the title now,
I’ma tell the whole world (world)
To give it up for my girl (my girl)
Baby you’re a winner,
Didn’t even take ya twelve rounds to do it
You got the title now,
I’ma tell the whole world
To give it up for my girl
Round three I can see me and you walking down the aisle,
And I know we’re young so it’ll be a while
before we’re doing that,
But my momma got me in training,
Getting ready for the day when I’ma make somebody happy (ohh ohh ohh)
Said I was done with lovin’
’til I found someone like you.
Oh somebody tell me what I was supposed to do,
You put my back against the ropes,
No choice but to unfold,
I gotta give it to you baby

Girl,
Baby I just can’t believe that every time you come around,
I start losing my breath,
I’m tripping over myself,
Cause you hittin’ me, hittin’ me
Oh girl, baby it’s so plain to see that you got the best of me
So I’m throwin’ in the towel baby I bow out,
Ooohh ooohh ooohhh oooh let it breath, (hah hah) oh

Below is this week’s playlist – the theme and tunes picked by a reader from the comments on last week’s callout. Thanks for your suggestions. Read more about the format of the weekly Readers recommend series at the end of the piece.

Let’s begin our journey through the subject of winners with a wordless, punchy slice of soul music. Northern soul to some, Memphis soul to others. Either way it’s – erm – The Champion. Trumpeter and bandleader Willie Mitchell produced and arranged much of Al Green’s prodigious output. This single (full title The Champion: Part 1), released under his own name, powers relentlessly along, the funk capturing the inexhaustible mood of a champion of the ring or field.

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Next, Ian Hunter’s still writing songs? Songs like Win it All? Well, he was in 2009 but still, at his age (and mine), that’s recent. You’ll be telling me the Monkees have reformed next. Heroes of my childhood and teenage years can still surprise me with a desire to prove themselves – when you’d really think they didn’t have to. Hunter still wants to be a contender. He wants the listener to feel the same way. “You can win. You can win it all.” I think this was my discovery of the weekend. Inspirational and moving in a way I honestly didn’t expect.

Ian Hunter – Win It All

Winning can sometimes mean getting your life back. This song, surely about depression, describes with subtle empathy what it means to suffer and get better again. Under many other songwriters the direct lyrics would seem trite, almost like mansplaining, but Hunter keeps it warm, human and compassionate.

By way of contrast …

Rich Bitch by South African combo Die Antwoord nearly got consigned to the bin after the first 30 seconds. That accent. Those sentiments. I listened and watched in appalled fascination. Why does she appear to be singing most of this from the toilet seat in the video? Is burning down the house and possibly its inhabitants really the way to win the game of life? By the end, though, I was hooked – and played it three more times. Sublime, amoral, satirical – “I was a victim of a kak situation, stuck in the system with no fokken assistance. Now I’m a rich bitch!” All right, you win, you win. Now put those bloody matches away.

A more laudable and communitarian take on the whole concept of winners is mercifully provided by the Impressions. From 1967, We’re a Winner is a civil rights/black pride anthem beautifully sung and brimming with positivity. Dr John’s much nominated song about quitters and winners (A Quitter Never Wins & A Winner Don’t Never Quit) is far more individualistic (shades of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich) but equally stirring.

So, on to the game of love. There are quite a few love songs which use the symbolism of a battle where someone finally concedes defeat. Well dodgy if you ask me. There’s Abba’s Waterloo, of course, but also – and making this list – Peggy Lee’s sprightly Alright, OK, You Win, in which she doesn’t sound defeated at all. She never does, mind you. She just keeps dancing, breaks out the booze and has a ball.

Now we did songs about sport some time ago but a “winners” theme wouldn’t be complete without a few sporting references. “You’ve got to win the game. Play the ball, kick the ball,” says Lee Scratch Perry, who features on Fussball by the Orb, and he’s right you know. The Orb provide a perfect setting for his amiable precis of the beautiful game and how to win it. And why would you want to win anything other than a beautiful game?

“Your black eyeliner, is it your black magic? Victory to thee.” Yes indeed, we hear it during the final moments of the film Slumdog Millionaire. The game (the quiz) is over and the bad guys are defeated. The hero and his girl are together and over the end credits there is dancing to Jai Ho, by AR Rahman. And not a Pussycat Doll in sight.

Guardian contributor

More sport. Pool this time. It is a sport isn’t it? Rod Stewart (when he was still in the Faces) laments and celebrates the champ, the hero: Pool Hall Richard. The guy who tries to steal his gal as well. The guy he dreams of knocking off his throne.

Cricket is still something of a closed book to me but I could not resist Paul Kelly’s hymn to the great (Don) Bradman. The banter was better in those days. Hardly “sledging” at all. “Hey whitey, that’s my rabbit.” I had to Google that one – and I’m still none the wiser. It’s a glorious musical setting for an elegy to past glories and a world where nobody played cricket in anything but proper cricket whites.

Now we’re on the home stretch. Your Stewball is a horse. He might win the race and if you bet on him then you might win too. It’s a simple as that. Lead Belly in fine voice here as he lays out your options and their potential.

And finally Vangelis: Are you ready to start running along the beach? In slow motion? For your king and country? That’s the spirit of the Chariots of Fire, chaps. Or as the American sports writer Grantland Rice put it:

For when the One Great Scorer comes, to mark against your name
He writes – not that you won or lost – but how you played the Game.

New theme

The theme for next week’s playlist will be announced at 8pm (UK time) on Thursday 1 September. You have until 11pm on Monday 5 September to make nominations.

Here’s a reminder of some of the guidelines for RR:

  • If you have a good theme idea, or if you’d like to volunteer to compile a playlist from readers’ suggestions and write a blog about it, please email [email protected]
  • There’s a wealth of data on RR, including the songs that are “zedded”, at the Marconium. It also tells you the meaning of “zedded”, “donds” and other strange words used by RR regulars.
  • Many RR regulars also congregate at the ’Spill blog.

Top 20 Songs Used at Awards Ceremonies

Posted by Rachael Morey on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog

For many companies, an awards ceremony is the highlight of the year. It is a time to recognise individual and industry achievements and essentially award people where credit is due. Gone are the days a presenter will walk up to ‘Simply the Best’, although sometimes it does still happen. Sigh.

We always arrive onsite with a catalogue of popular music but this day and age we can access a great range of music thanks to technology via online media players such as Itunes and Spotify. We play all awards music through a queuing software which allows us to program each song to the exact moment we want it to play. With this long queue stack of pre-edited music we also have the luxury of hotkeys which permits us to be on the money every time with only a small bit of production.

There are many great songs that you could choose for your event but we would advise you to avoid any major cliches. Yes, it is a fun idea to link songs to a winner but sometimes the song choice can be that obscure that the pun is unrecognisable. For example, if your winner’s name is Mandy, using Barry Manillow ‘Oh Mandy’ is a bit of a mood kill to your upbeat and exciting evening not to mention a little bit cringe worthy. We’ve also seen Heather Small ‘Proud’ used far too much in media sequence videos. Try to use a song that is unique to your company and reflects the story you are trying to convey.

So without further ado, here are our top picks of the most popular music used at award ceremonies.

For when your audience enters the room:

Pirates of the Caribbean- He’s a Pirate (theme song)

Black Eyed Peas- I Gotta Feeling

For your presenter & winner walk-up’s:

U2- Beautiful Day

Coldplay- Charlie Brown

Katy Perry- Firework (this one is definitely an old favourite)

Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger

The Script- Hall of Fame

Muse- Starlight

Coldplay- Sky Full of Stars

Ocean Colour Scene- The Riverboat Song (notoriously known as the TFI Friday theme song)

Republica- Ready to Go

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Coldplay- Clocks (yep, pretty much any Coldplay song!)

Dandy Warhols- Bohemian Like You

Jet- Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Pharrell Williams- Happy

Fatboy Slim- Right Here, Right Now

P!nk- Get The Party Started

For when your audience exits the room:

Mark Ronson- God Put a Smile upon Your Face

The Prodigy- Stand Up

We could give you a huge list of the most popular music used at awards events that we’ve encountered over the years but we’d be here forever. Don’t be afraid to try something new with your music selection, mix some of the classics in with new choices to create a memorable experience for your audience.

16 Blood-Pumping Songs to Boost Your Motivation and Confidence

September 14, 2016 6 min read

Undeniable truth: Life requires confidence. There’s no trendy hack for faking it and no pill can substitute for it. You have to believe way down in your bones that, yes, you can kick ass and succeed.

Except for when you don’t, because some days you won’t.

Some days you’ll trip, fall and fail. You’ll beat yourself up for a job not well done. You won’t feel brave, strong and smart. But you can’t let the bad days overtake the good. You’ve gotta shake it off and get back up.

Related: 7 Motivational Songs for Badass Entrepreneurs Who Hustle Hard

Crank up the speakers and let the music move you. And, in the wise words of James Brown, “Get up offa that thing, and dance until you feel better.”

While you’re at it, add these 16 blood-pumping, confidence-boosting songs to your library to lift you up when you’re feeling low. C’mon, turn that frown upside down and turn the music up.

Sia — “Unstoppable”

Get ready. Put on your armor and show us how strong you are. You’re unstoppable. You’re invincible. You win every single game. You’re so powerful, you don’t need batteries to play. You’re so confident, you’re unstoppable today. Now go get ‘em.

LL Cool J — “Mama Said Knock You Out”

Don’t call it a comeback. Don’t ever compare yourself to the rest that’ll all get sliced and diced. Competition’s payin’ the price. You’re gonna rock this land and take this itty-bitty world by storm. And you’re just gettin’ warm.

Related: Kanye West Makes a Surprisingly Important Point About Role Models

Kanye West — “Stronger”

In this case, Yeezy knows best. That that don’t kill you can only make you stronger. Work it. Make it. Do it. You’re destined to be harder, better, faster, stronger.

Sleigh Bells — “Rill Rill”

Estelle feat. Janelle Monáe — “Do My Thing”

Your road to success isn’t like anyone else’s. It’s your own and you’ll do your own thing. Concentrate on your goals, even if others hate and complain. You’ve got this.

Related: 6 Actions You Can Take Every Day to Build Your Self-Confidence

Eminem — “Not Afraid”

You’re not afraid to take a stand. Walk this road, through the storm, whatever weather, cold or warm. You’re not alone. No more drama. Break out of that cage. Get back, click-clack, blowww.

Avicii — “Wake Me Up”

Be strong, be brave and feel your way through the darkness. Like the song says, you can’t tell where the journey will end, but you know where to start. It starts with taking that first big step, the hardest yet most important one.

The Weeknd — “Earned It”

You make it look like it’s magic. Cause you’re perfect. You’re always worth it and you deserve it.

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Walk off the Earth — “Rule the World”

Whatever you do, don’t cloud your vision. Materialize the feeling. Be bold and carry on. You rule the world. Well, your own world, at least, but it’s a start.

Alesso feat. Tove Lo — “Heroes (We Could Be)”

Everyday people may do everyday things, but you’re not one of those people. You’re better than that. You’re exceptional. You’ve got the power. You can do anything. You can be a hero.

Mary J. Blige — “Just Fine”

Be like Mary J.: Like what you see when you’re looking at you, when you’re walking past the mirror (and when you’re not). Moping around? No way. There’s no time for that. No time for negative vibes either, ’cause you’re winning. So feel free right now and do what you want to do. That’s right. You’re fine, just fine.

Related: 7 Ways to Help Boost Your Confidence at Work

Journey — “Don’t Stop Believin’”

What’s an uplifting, soul-soothing playlist without a cheesy ’80s rock anthem? We had to include it. Journey’s iconic hit song reminds you not to give up when you’re livin’ in a lonely world. Roll the dice, just one more time. But please don’t feather your mullet.

Daft Punk — “One More Time”

Let the music set you free. Celebrate and dance so free. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Then play it again. One more time. If you aren’t compelled to dance, or at the very least nod your head, to this almost sickeningly peppy song, call us. We’ll send help.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — “I Won’t Back Down”

So what if there ain’t no easy way out? You’ll stand your ground and you won’t back down, won’t be turned around. They can stand you up at the gates of hell, but you won’t, well, you know the rest.

Demi Lovato — “Confident”

What’s wrong with being confident? Absolutely nothing. So don’t hold your freak back. Demi Lovato didn’t, and judging from the loud, proud and confident pop star’s meteoric rise to stardom, it’s working out just fine for her.

Related: These Playlists Help Entrepreneurs Find Their Groove

Bob Marley & the Wailers — “Exodus”

Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? You know where you’re going and you know where you’re from. So walk confidently in the direction of your dreams. Borrowing from another hit Marley song, “Three Little Birds,” don’t worry, every little thing is gonna be all right.

Rap song all I do is win

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