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Take Time To Slow Down And Appreciate Your Loved Ones This Mother’s Day

Kids grow up way too fast.

And Nichole Nordeman knows just that. Her song “Slow Down” reminds us that we should appreciate the good things and people in our lives before it’s too late. We might not even notice when things pass us by…

Mothers, fathers, and children alike will need to get tissues for this one.

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This Mother’s Day, take time to remember your mother, show appreciation to other mothers, and just appreciate those you love in your life.

You May Love These Disney Songs, But Have You Heard Them In Their Native Languages?

Disney movies are childhood staples. Honestly, they are loved by kids and adults alike. Their stories of love and triumph are timeless, and many people can appreciate them on some level. But the songs are perhaps the most adored aspects of these films.

Disney is responsible for creating some of the most memorable songs of all time. Almost every Disney tale is inspired by folklore from around the world, and the company goes to great lengths to translate these stories into accessible narratives for English-speaking audiences. That’s why someone went ahead and translated these famous songs into their native languages!

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Disney Princesses Singing In Their Original Language #1- Alternative Disneyvia: Movie Munchies

Posted by Alternative Disney on Monday, February 15, 2016

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Disney Princesses Singing In Their Original Language #2- Alternative Disneyvia: Movie Munchies

Posted by Alternative Disney on Monday, February 15, 2016

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Your perspective on these Disney classics is probably a bit different now, right? You learned their countries of origin (if you didn’t know them already), and you got to listen to some amazing music along the way! It’s a win-win.

This A Cappella Version Of ‘Hotel California’ Is Dope, And The Guy In Red KILLS IT

“Hotel California” is one of the most iconic rock songs of the 1970s. The Eagles released this masterpiece in 1977, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone today who hasn’t heard it at least once. From the dark meaning behind the lyrics to the instantly recognizable riffs, this jam has it all.

But you’ve never heard it like this.

These six men formed an a cappella group and decided not only to do a cover of the song, but to knock it way out of the park.

If the thought of missing out on that famous guitar solo bums you out, have no fear. Just keep watching.

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That guy can seriously shred, and he doesn’t even need a guitar to do it! It takes so much work to reinvent a beloved song like this, and these guys pulled it off beautifully.

He Walked Into This Hospital With A Guitar, And You’ll Melt When You See Why

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has never felt the emotional impact of music.

Although this is a sensation we’ve all experienced, music therapy is often the subject of scorn from both mental health professionals and the general public. Even if you aren’t particularly moved by what’s on the radio these days, researchers have found direct links between music and brain activity that contribute to overall emotional health.

And unlike many other forms of therapy, that of the musical variety can have both psychological and physiological benefits. Jargon aside, however, the actions of music therapists — especially when they’re helping children — speak far louder than words.

The combined efforts of dedicated therapists, doctors, and activists help children overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles every single day. To learn more about The Children’s Cancer Association, be sure to check out their website.

This Little Girl Will Blow You Away With Her Mad Drumming Skills

As a five-year-old, you were probably running around in the backyard, causing mayhem with friends, and all-around enjoying your freedom before the weight of extra-curricular activities and homework took over your afternoons.

Eduarda Henklein, who’s now six, likes everything you probably did as a kid. But there’s one big difference…she can take any pro drummer on in a battle.

She’s just like any young girl.

Except for this incredible talent!

It’s official: when I grow up, I wanna be as fierce as you, Eduarda!

Community Post: How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To “Mr. Brightside” By The Killers?

You know you know this song.

  1. I’m coming out of my ______ and I’ve been doin’ just fine

    1. rage
    2. cage
    3. sage
    4. daze

  2. Gotta gotta be down because ______

    1. I need it all
    2. I want it now
    3. I want it all
    4. I need you now

  3. It started out with a ______. How did it end up like this?

    1. kiss
    2. miss
    3. bliss
    4. hug

  4. It was only a kiss, ______

    1. It was only a hug
    2. It was only a kiss
    3. I was honest, miss
    4. I was only a hiss

  5. Now I’m falling asleep and she’s calling ______

    1. her guy
    2. a taxi
    3. a cab
    4. her boy

  6. While he’s havin’ a ______ and she’s takin’ a ______

    1. drink; sip
    2. party; dance
    3. smoke; drag
    4. snack; bite

  7. Now they’re goin’ to ______ and my stomach is sick

    1. sleep
    2. bed
    3. rest
    4. eat

  8. And it’s all in my head but she’s touching his ______ now

    1. head
    2. chest
    3. butt
    4. hair

  9. He takes off her ______ now, let me go

    1. shirt
    2. pants
    3. dress
    4. clothes

  10. And I just can’t look, it’s ______, and taking control

    1. hurting me
    2. killing me
    3. annoying me
    4. upsetting me

  11. ______, turning saints into the sea

    1. Envy
    2. Hatred
    3. Jealousy
    4. Hungry

  12. Swimming through ______

    1. gross songs
    2. sick goodbyes
    3. sick lullabies
    4. gross goodbyes

  13. Choking on your ______

    1. alibis
    2. excuses
    3. tongue
    4. words

  14. But it’s just the price I pay, ______ is calling me

    1. Sabrina
    2. Carolina
    3. Melanie
    4. Destiny

  15. Open up my eager ______

    1. eyes
    2. mouth
    3. lips
    4. thighs

  16. ‘Cause I’m ______

    1. Mr. Sunshine
    2. Mr. Brightside
    3. Mr. Wonderful
    4. Mr. Happiness

How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To “Mr. Brightside” By The Killers?

Girl Sings To An Adorable Kitten Fighting To Stay Awake: Cutest. Thing. Ever.

This video below is proof that music soothes the “savage beast”…and well…kitties, too!

Watch as Sarah Donner sings a song she wrote herself called ‘Treeline’ to her adorable kitten, Lady Peanuts. Even though the kitten is feeling super tired, she fights to stay awake just to hear that beautiful music a moment longer.

(Source: Sarah Donner)

I love how the kitten seemed shocked and even disappointed when the music stopped. She clearly didn’t want it to end…just like me! Beautiful cat and music.

Share this sleepy kitty with your friends on Facebook by hitting the button below.

This Guy Turned His Fully Functional Shotgun Into A Guitar Because Humans Are Insane

When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children’s songs, and I felt like a total rock star.

I wasn’t the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake.

Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he’s proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that’s perfect for both concerts and hunting trips.

This is one instrument that might require a permit to play.

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Read More: They Found The Clearest Ice You’ll Ever See And Started Drumming…The Result Was Magical!

To hear more of Reverend Peyton’s musical stylings, check out his band’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to share this unusual performance with the music lovers in your life!

Most People Don’t Know, But The Love Parade Disaster Was The Worst Thing Ever

For many music fans, summer is festival season. There’s nothing quite like gathering with thousands of strangers in beautiful weather to take in some top-shelf tunes. However, those circumstances are also ripe breeding grounds for tragedy, especially when enclosed spaces are involved. We need only look at what happened during the 2010 Love Parade in Germany for proof of that…

Since 1989, The Love Parade had taken place in Berlin. In 2010, the organizers attempted to hold the festival in a new city in the west, Duisburg. It was also the first time that the festival was held in an enclosed area.

The capacity of the venue was limited to 250,000 people, but officials estimated anywhere between 200,000 and 1.4 million people were expected to attend.

Entrance to the festival, which was held in a former freight station, was supposed to begin at 11 a.m. but ended up starting around noon instead. The supposed only way in was through an 800-foot-long ramp. However, police closed the tunnel because of overcrowding and attempted to announce over loudspeakers that newcomers should leave and use a different entrance.

However, new people continued to pool into the tunnel causing a stampede. Twenty-one people were killed and 500 suffered injuries. The autopsies on all 21 bodies indicated crushed rib cages as the cause of death.

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“I will never forget the sight. There were all these twisted-up bodies of those who had been crushed. They were lying at the tunnel exit. Their faces had all turned blue,” said one eyewitness who survived being trapped in the tunnel.

A Redditor who was at the festival but got out in time described her experience like this:

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It was “one of the most surreal experiences I ever lived through. Thanks to my experience I was able to get out at the peak. My friend was furious at me that I dragged her out and that I behaved the way I did. She thanked me when she saw the bodies lying down.”

In response to the tragedy, the organizers of the Love Parade announced that they were retiring the festival. “The Love Parade has always been a joyful and peaceful party, but in future would always be overshadowed by yesterday’s events,” said organizer Rainer Schaller.

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For a taste of what it was like in the final moments before officials began to clear the crowd, you can check out the video below. WARNING: It is very upsetting.

I remember when this story broke. I happened to be studying in Germany at the time. It was surreal, to say the least. The only reason for these deaths was poor planning. Everyone was just there to have fun.

Listen To A 1,000-Year-Old Song Being Played For The First Time In Centuries

As part of a huge restoration project that has been in effect for over 20 years, researchers at Cambridge University have finally restored a 1,000-year-old song back to its former glory.

This truly beautiful piece of music from the Middle Ages is brought back to life in a haunting performance by Sequentia, a three-piece band that specializes in playing music from this era. Send yourself back in time by watching them play in the video below!

It took more than two decades of painstaking work to nail down the instruments and techniques used to play it.

The song, called “Carmina qui quondam,” is just one of many restored peices from an 11th-century manuscript that was stolen from Cambridge and lost for 142 years. It was only by chance that the missing piece (originally written by the philosopher Boethius) was found in a library in Frankfurt, Germany.