what songs represent powerwhat songs represent power

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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One song that came to mind first for me was The Rocky Theme song  "The Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. I am not sure if it is the song itself or the movie that it represents that makes me think of power.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I'm going to go in a different direction. I absolutely love Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten." This song is all about the power of realizing that within us which has not yet been realized. What can be more powerful than telling someone that everything they desire is right in front of them if they just have the courage to begin writing their story. One step--one courageous step and the story begins. That's powerful.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The first song I, too, thought of was "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."  For that matter, I would add any strong hymn, such as "A Mighty Fortress is our God."

In pop culture, I think of songs which have become anthems of a sort. Examples include  "We're not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister and Pink Floyd's "School's Out for Summer"--with the infamous lines

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks.

A third category would include anything most of the culture knows or at least recognizes.  These would include a wide variety of songs, such as "Amazing Grace" and Aretha Franklin's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."



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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Most national anthems reflect the power of the country to which they belong.  Many commemorate a battle won such as America's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and France's "La Marseille."  Certainly, America's "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is an assertive piece of music.

In the popular culture of music, there are songs such as Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" and Queen's "We Are the Champions" and Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" that express concepts of power.

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sriggs2795 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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I'm going to go in a different direction. I absolutely love Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten." This song is all about the power of realizing that within us which has not yet been realized. What can be more powerful than telling someone that everything they desire is right in front of them if they just have the courage to begin writing their story. One step--one courageous step and the story begins. That's powerful.

does that sing have any figurative language

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