Have you ever needed that extra lift in your confidence before doing something majorly important? You know you are ready for what ever is about to confront you, but there is a slight dought that something may go wrong.
When I start to feel that way I always listen to music. Music has a way to sooth the soul and get your mind in focus. Some how the beats get you to start bopping and moving around. The words enter your body and start to take out the doughts. All of a sudden you feel as if nothing is going to stop you from achieving what you want.
Before every YuGiOh game I usally listen to some music. If I don’t have my ear buds or Beats headphones on, I’m usally humming a tune to get me focused. You need to be in the right mind set to achieve victory. So do what ever you need to do to get you into that mind set. I would suggest listening to music to get you in this mind set.
Some of you may already do this and have a playlist of songs that will take you to another level of focus. And some of you may not have a playlist. I happen to have a playlist that always get me in my zen mode. I have a bunch of songs but here are my top 5 songs that get me focused and ready for battle.
This song just gets right to point with the beat and lyrics. From the begining with the guitar intro then right into the bass line popping thumping. Then after a few lyrics you get another type of bass line that has even more feeling that the first one. Are you getting pumped yet?
The lyrics just add the final touch. Here is a snippet that just lays it on the line and gets you focused.
I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
fire away, fire away
ricochet, you take your aim
fire away, fire away
you shoot me down, but I won’t fall
I am titanium
There is nothing else that needs to be said. If you haven’t heard this song yet, go listen to it here
Titanium (feat. Sia) – Nothing But the Beat
Number 4: Pass At Me – Timbaland (feat. Pitbull)
This song has a real nice beat to it. There is a horn that plays a tune behind a hard bass line that just makes you want to move your body. It’s a party song that reminds you not to take this game so serious. Remember it’s a game to have fun.
The lyrics to the song talk about girls and their booties. I don’t know about you, but I like the girls booties. So it does get me into a playful / joyful mind set. The lyrics are in a playful tone. Nothing dirty or defaming to women. Here is one of them:
Hey girl, I like what you’re doing, with all that booty, oh oh my God
This is a great party / play full song. If you haven’t heard this song yet, go listen to it here
Pass At Me – Timbaland (feat. Pitbull)
Number 3: Jump Around – House of Pain
This is another fun classic song. I know i’m dating myself with this song. But hey it’s a classic party song. When ever this song get’s played at a party, bar or any where it just makes you want to jump around.
Anyone steppin’ to me you’ll get burned
‘Cause I got lyrics and you ain’t got none
So if you come to battle bring a shotgun
But if you do you’re a fool, ’cause I duel to the death
Try and step to me you’ll take your last breath
I gots the skill, come get your fill
‘Cause when I shoot ta give, I shoot to kill
I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seats and jump around
This is a great acting wild type of song. If you haven’t heard this song yet, go listen to it here
Jump Around – House of Pain
Number 2: Pump It Up – Joe Budden
Another bouncing song with a great beat. I curently have this song as my ring tone on my phone. I actually was around a 20 year old girl when my phone rang. She looked at me, I said, “great song right?” She said, “yeah. but your dating yourself.” Who cares. It’s just a great song.
Fellas – do your thing let me do my thang
I mean – do your thing let me do my thang
Shorties – move that thing, mami move that thing
C’mon – move that thing, mami move that thing
Hustlers – do your thing let me do my thang
Please tell the DJ – pump p p pump pump it up!
This is a pumping song. Trust me it will make you bounce your head and body around. If you haven’t heard this song yet, go listen to it here
Pump It Up – Joe Budden
Number 1: Niggas in Paris – Jay Z & Kanye West
The beat to this song just hypnotizes me and tells me I can go anthything. It makes me feel like nothing can stop me. I really get hyped up when the sound of this song goes into my ears. Funny how this song talks about basketball. This the line that get’s me.
What’s Gucci my nigga?
What’s Louie my killa?
What’s drugs my deala?
What’s that jacket, Margiela?
Doctors say I’m the illest
Cause I’m suffering from realness
Got my niggas in Paris
And they going gorillas, huh!
This is the one song that I always hear when I need to get focused. If you haven’t heard this song yet, go listen to it here
Niggas in Paris – Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version)
These are my top 5 songs that get me focus and in the right mind set. I’m sure you have your own songs that you use. Let me know which songs get you focus below.
Keep Playing good YuGi’s!
photo from: APM Alex