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A selection of music on the theme of the month to be voted on by you!

Our HEAD ABOVE WATER columnist Tim Clark has chosen his top five songs on the theme of POWER.

Vote for your favourite in the comments section below and Tim will create one his special and much coveted ‘The Winner is…’ videos to announce the winner, which we will then post on our Facebook page.

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This was a tough month. I am stuck between resignation and hope. There is hope even in the dark. We have to hope and we have to vote.

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Get Up, Stand Up, by Bob Marley.

It says it all, and it says it with style.

Expect no Mercy, by Nazareth.

“Don’t look around for no help, no, no there won’t be any around.” We’ve got a bad case of puritanism, and I’m afraid it’s going to take a long time to overcome it.

Flying Blind, by The Electric Prunes

Somehow this was the first song I thought of for this month. It just fits.

For What it’s Worth, by Buffalo Springfield.

We thought things were going to change.

Brand New Key, by Melanie.

I know this is a stretch, but this list was kind of morbid. It was such a good day, soured by the government, or course. Plus, I’m running out of time.  Besides, this song is all about overcoming, it is a gentler, kinder Get Up Stand Up. I just feel better every time I hear it.

Tim Clark lives in Columbus, OH. He is an employee, a husband, a  father and a blogger. You can see his blog here, Life Explained. He writes occasionally and with pride for Street Speech, a local homeless advocacy newspaper. He is contributor for The Ugly Writers and the Good Men Project. He is particularly vain about his monthly column on The Wild Word. He is working on a novel.


  1. Anonymous

    Definitely get up stand up. Says everything.

  2. The Wild Word

    Bob Marley, 100%!

  3. Gene

    For what it’s worth. Man, I love that song.

  4. Anonymous

    Flying blind. From one of the best albums of this century

  5. Nancy

    Brand New Key, by Melanie. Girl power, from the old times

  6. Anonymous

    I’ll have to give these a listen. The only one I remember as a kid was Brand New Key.


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