(PRWEB) August 06, 2012
Music acts as a conduit for different purposes but most notably as a source of inspiration. Beliefnet, the comprehensive multi-faith online resource for inspiration and spirituality, recently released its list of top 100 inspiring songs, based on data gathered by its writers and editors.
No.1 on the list is “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland, which obtained notoriety from the cult classic, The Wizard of Oz. The list touches on all genres, from acclaimed pop hits like Bill Wither’s “Lean on Me” or Mariah Carey’s “Hero” to classic rock’s “We Are the Champions” by Queen and country artist Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”.
“Music is one of the most influential tools in our society,” said Beliefnet President and CEO Steve Halliday. “This list acts a as a source for upbeat, positive songs that reflect good-natured inspiration and helps people who need the strength to overcome hardships.”
The top ten songs, in order, are:
1. “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland
2. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
3. “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
4. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
5. “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson
6. “We Are the Champions” by Queen
7. “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
8. ‘Imagine” by John Lennon
9. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
10. “One” by U2
A complete listing of the top 100 most inspirational songs will be released in increments over the next several weeks at http://www.beliefnet.com.
Beliefnet, a property of BN Media, LLC, is the premier multi-faith online resource for inspiration and spirituality, and helps people improve their lives, solve problems and find comfort, hope and strength. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or are curious about others. Whether spirituality, health and wellness, or wholesome family entertainment, Beliefnet has something for everyone.
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