If you’ve ever felt down, or felt the need to fight for what you believe in, you may want to listen to some of these popular songs. These songs may help you cope with difficult situations and break the ice in relationships. They can also give you a boost of confidence if you are facing a tough time in your life.
Five for Fighting’s ‘Fight Song’
Vladimir John Ondrasik III, better known as Five for Fighting, is a multi-talented singer/songwriter who is best known for his soft rock ballads. A native of California, he learned to play the piano as a child and later learned to play the guitar. He also produces his own music and has an impressive talent on the piano.
Ondrasik’s band name, ‘Five for Fighting’, is a play on the ice hockey expression, ‘five for fighting,’ which means five minutes in a fight. Five for Fighting was signed by EMI Records, but split up with the label shortly afterward. The band later recorded demos for their America Town album and signed with Capitol Records. After the success of America Town, Ondrasik re-released his first album, ‘Message.’ The group’s ‘Fight Song’, ‘Superman,’ became the band’s biggest hit.
Despite the band’s short success, Ondrasik and the other members of the band have been praised for their original music. “Fight Song” and ‘The Devil in the Wishing Well’ have been cited as some of the best rock songs of the year. Ondrasik has been praised for the lyrics, and the band’s music has become an influence on many other bands.
The band’s music has been used in a variety of media. Chances, the group’s first single from their fifth studio album Slice, peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It also charted at number fourteen on the US Adult Top 40 Songs. It also was used on the soundtrack to the movie ‘A Beautiful Race’ and on the promotional video for the MMA star Shawn Michaels. It serves as an inspirational piece.
The lyrics are honest and relatable, and the song sums up the feelings of two people in a fight. The song talks about not knowing if one person is right or wrong, and it points out that in the end, it doesn’t matter. The lyrics also express the band’s love for their fans.
Limp Bizkit’s ‘Break Stuff’
While touring on their Still Sucks Tour, Limp Bizkit invited a young fan onstage to perform ‘Break Stuff’. The frontman, Fred Durst, pointed to the young boy and said that he would do him a favor and invite him to join them on stage to perform the song. The young fan kept up with Durst during the entire performance, earning the respect of the band and the crowd.
The raucous lyrics of “Break Stuff” have made it an iconic song that aims to release anger and frustration. While the band’s music has become a nu-metal anthem, the song has also been turned into a Broadway show tune. The band’s music video explains the transformation process: the band reimagined their classic song and turned it into a show tune!
Mike Doughty’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’
Mike Doughty’s ‘Stellar Motel’ is an all-new album released last month. The former Soul Coughing frontman’s nineth album is a spirited and lean round of songs that showcase his varied range. He is an accomplished songwriter and guitarist who knows how to shift between rock and folk.
The album was recorded over two years and produced by Dan Wilson of Semisonic. Doughty worked with a slew of talented musicians for the project. They included multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and upright bass player John Munson.
Five for Fighting’s ‘Out of Your Mind’
Five for Fighting is a band from Los Angeles, California. The band’s lead singer is John Ondrasik, who first rose to fame over 20 years ago. He grew up in a musical family and began playing piano at a young age. However, he stopped playing in his teens, and it wasn’t until the late 1990s that he began writing songs and performing in live shows.
John Ondrasik is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who has a connection with the sports world. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, and his band name derives from the hockey term “five for fighting.” The phrase refers to the number of minutes a player is forced to sit after being called for a penalty. In addition to performing on the stage, Five for Fighting has appeared on numerous television shows and in sports events, including the Daytona 500, Monday Night Football, the Heritage Classic, and L.A. Kings outdoor hockey game.
Five for Fighting has released two Platinum-selling albums and one Grammy nomination. The band’s guitar player has also become a public speaker and focuses on issues related to creativity, including music, art, and life. He speaks at events including TEDx, Salk Institute, American Cancer Society, and Virgin Unite.
As a singer-songwriter, John Ondrasik has spent the last decade writing songs that are deeply personal and make emotional connections. He has released six albums as Five For Fighting, a moniker inspired by hockey. The band’s breakout success came with the Grammy-nominated single “Superman.” He was also featured on the television series “Code Black” as a guest singer.