I can see clearly now by Johnny Nash. Something about the lyrics of that song or the upbeat tune, I don’t know for sure, always made me feel a wee bit more positive and optimistic about my situation. No matter what circumstances I was going through at the time.
It was my instant, pick-me-up, feel good song.
I would listen to the words, and just like that, my spirits would be uplifted.
I will survive by Gloria Gaynor had her expressing her determination not to give in to the overwhelming sadness of a devastatingly hurtful breakup.
I was very young when I listened to this song. Even so, I was struck by the fierce grit in her voice, as she insisted that she would survive.