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The Heart Songs CD is a collection of songs and music that represent a music journal expressing the Resources for Life journey for that year. The CD is available for checkout from the Resources for Life library. The songs and music selected reflect various significant events and people from the year.

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Click here for Heart Songs 2006

Click here for Heart Songs 2007


Monthly Heart Songs Available at the Apple iTunes Store

Music being considered for the annual Heart Songs CD are now available online through the Apple iTunes Store. You must download the free iTunes audio program from Apple to access these songs [click here for the download page]. Previews of 30 seconds are available. If you like what you hear, you can download the songs from Apple using iTunes. Once you have iTunes installed, use the following links to access the Heart Songs:

200710 - Latino. This month's selections feature songs from various Latin American musicians. Lyrics and song reviews are available for the following songs:

200709 - Here I Am. This month's selections feature songs from various artists including: Bryan Adams, Basia, Swing Out Sister, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Liz Phair, Creamy, Hans Zimmer, After the Fire, Duran Duran, Rush of Fools, Paul Baloche, Newsboys, MercyMe, Lincoln Brewster, Kutless.

200708 - 1940's and Big Band Music. This month's Heart Songs selections feature some music from the Big Band era.

200707 - How to Save a Life. The song How to Save a Life was influenced by Isaac Slade of The Fray who worked as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens. The song has sold over two million downloads. It is one of the fifth longest charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, at 58 consecutive weeks. The video can be viewed at Resources for Life Television. Other songs this month include the soundtrack from Bridge to Terabithia as well as a greatest hits compilation from Paul McCartney. Two female vocalists, Jessie Daniels and Krystal Meyers are also featured this month. They have an Avril Lavigne sound, with a contemporary Christian message.

200706 - My Wish. This month's selections include 19 songs that mostly tell stories. The first song is "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. It's a song of hoping the best for someone with lyrics that declare, "My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to, your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold, and while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things, too. Yeah, this is my wish... I hope you always forgive and you never regret, and you help somebody in every chance you get, you find God's grace in every mistake and always give more than you take."

200705 - Trance. This month's selections are 100 trance songs from two collections available at the iTunes music store. At about $1 per song, a collection of this size would normally be about $100. However, these songs are $20 if you purchase both albums.

200704 - Jewish Music. This month's Heart Songs feature Jewish Music from a variety of artists.

200703 - Classical. The Heart Songs selections for 200703 feature the classical music of Arcangelo Corelli.

200702 - Guitar. The Heart Songs selections for 200702 feature some of the best acoustic guitar tracks I've heard.

200701 - I Will Lift My Eyes. The Heart Song selections for 200701 feature acoustic songs with an upbeat and hopeful message.


200612 - Indescribable. This month's Heart Songs selections are focused on group and individual worship of G-d.

200611 - Transform. This month's selections feature songs about personal and societal transformation.

200610 - Dreamer. Soundtrack from the movie as well as some contemporary inspirational music.

200609 - Amazonas y Andes. The September Heart Songs selections are dedicated to the people, culture, history, languages, animals, plant life, and habitats of the Amazon and Andes regions in South America.

200608 - I Need To Wake Up. Click here to access the "I Need to Wake Up" video by Melissa Etheridge on iTunes.

200607 - Better Days for the Environment and the Planet

200606 - War

200605 - Techno, Rave, Trance, Hypnotic, Dance, Electronic

200604 - Rain

200603 - Youth

200602 - Power Girls

200601 - Coal Mining

Heart Songs for your Heart
Exercise and Workout Mixes - High Intensity Cardio

These selections are techno, trance, and hypnotic songs that are 125 beats per minute to over 140 beats per minute (starting with the slower songs first). These are ideal for a high intensity cardio workout. When resistance and/or incline are set properly, stepping at 125 to 140 beats per minute should produce a heart rate of 125 to 140 beats per minute which is within the target zone for most people. WARNING: This workout can result in a heart rate that may be hazardous to your health. Consult with your healthcare practitioner to determine your safe exercise heart-rate. Click here to preview or purchase the compilation using iTunes.

Heart Songs: Anti-War Music

The Activist Resource Group now has a compilation of anti-war music.
Click here to learn more.



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