On Sundays, before I host my chat show, my colleague Eve presents the Chart Show and does a run down of the 20 biggest hits of the week. Before we switch over, in between shows, we’ll try and out smart each other by sneaking into the studio to scare the other; have a wrestling match; or, she’ll try to spray me with perfume and I’ll spray her with some man-scent! All battles which, because of my superior size and intellect, and because I have a mini copy of ‘The Art of War’ on my desk, I usually emerge victorious!
Anyway, with that in mind I wanted to present you all with a list of my top 30 chart of the most uplifting songs of all time! You’ll see some familiar ones in there and some not so familiar, either way all of these songs have some kind of special memory for me and songs you can listen to any time and anywhere!
30. Rebecca Ferguson – Too Good To Lose
A recent song that makes you feel special when you hear it.
29 – Survivor – Burning Heart
This list would not be complete without some of the Rocky sound tracks; this one of course being from Rocky IV where he had to fight the evil Russian Ivan Drago!
28. JoJo – Anything
Simply a great song with a sample of Toto – Africa and used so well. A song you can listen to any time and for any occasion!
27. Tupac – Until The End Of Time
Using a sample of Mr. Mister – Broken Wings Tupac came up with a track that never fails to make me feel good.
26. John Legend – Ordinary People
One of the smoothest R n’ B artists around and I still remember being in the car hearing this track and falling instantly in love with it!
25. Phil Collins – Take Me Home
Simply a classic!
24. The Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
I love this track with a beat and melody that just can’t help you unwind.
23. Kenny Loggins – Highway To The Dangerzone
We all knew that this list wouldn’t be complete with at least one of the songs from the Top Gun sound track.
22. Joe Ft Papoose – Baby Where You At
This is a bit of a sad song but I just love the melody and the beat and it always makes me feel good!
21. Nickelback – How You Remind Me
Nickelback is the only rock concert I’ve ever been to. One of their awesome tracks that you just never get tired of hearing.
20. Sam Sparro – Black And Gold
A recent song, probably one of those ones you either love or hate. I just happen to love it!
19. Timbaland Ft Keri Hilson – The Way I Are
I’ve always said that Timbaland is the Mozart of Hip Hop and here’s a good example of why. In a club this never fails to get people onto the dance floor!
18. Snoop Dogg Ft Justin Timberlake – Signs
It’s just a great chooooooon!
17. Chaka Demus & Pliers – Twist And Shout
This is one of those that you’ll unconsciously start moving your butt to…in public places.
16. Josh Osho – Redemption Days
If you’re ever in a bad place, put this song on replay, it was turn your whole day around!
15. Eric Benet – The Hunger
Eric has got to be one of the smoothest RnB artist/singers out there! This track is sheer heaven, a great track to make love to!
14. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler
Another one of those tracks that just gives you that get-up and go!
13. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
An all time classic that will be around and played forever!
12. Tina Turner – Simply The Best
No personal development seminar would be complete without some TT!
11. Pointer Sisters – Jump
A happy go lucky track with clips from the 1984 Olympics.
10. Bruce Horsby And The Range – The Way It Is
A mellow classic that just makes you chillax!
9. Ollie & Jerry – There’s No Stoppin’ Us
Okay, I was a huge break-dance fan when I was a kid and yes, I do have both movies on DVD. What’s not to like about this song!
8. The Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic
An up-tempo RnB track with a message of never giving up!
7. Blackstreet – Joy
In my opinion, THE most beautiful song of all time. We played this for my sister at her funeral as they did for one of my friends when she passed away too. Watch the video, if it doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, nothing will!
6. Black Men United – You Will Know
The sound track for Jason’s Lyric with a great message to all men who get involved in violence!
5. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Yes, of course it had to be in there! Still one of the best!
4. Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
A very recent cover of Candi Stanton’s original but I like this one even more for some reason, one of the best covers of all time!
3. James Brown – I Feel Good
You know you’ve pretended to be JB when this one comes on! Go on, admit it!
2. Guru Josh – Infinity
I believe everyone has a secret love affair with the saxophone. In the case of this track, it has not only a killer beat, but the sax just totally blows it away!
1. The Jackson 5 – Can You Feel It
In my opinion the greatest uplifting track of all time and still my personal favourite!
Did I miss any? What would you have added to the list? You can also check out this playlist on youtube