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Songs to Invoke Perseverance

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Songs to Invoke Perseverance


  • Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)

    Performed by Mariah Carey

    "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse" is the fourteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on May 23, 2014, through Def Jam Recordings. It contains the song "Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)".


  • The Living Proof

    Performed by Mary J. Blige

    "The Living Proof" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige for the soundtrack of the 2011 film "The Help". The song was later included on her ninth studio album "Stronger with Each Tear" (2009).


  • I Believe I Can Fly

    Performed by Yolanda Adams with Gerald Levert

    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song written, produced and performed by American R&B singer R. Kelly from the soundtrack to the 1996 film "Space Jam". The song has been covered by Yolanda Adams (in a duet with Gerald Levert).


  • Lift Every Voice and Sing

    Performed by Melba Moore featuring Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, The Clark Sisters, Freddie Jackson, Anita Baker, Bobby Brown, Howard Hewett, Take 6, Stephanie Mills, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Jeffrey Osborne, and Terri Lyne Carrington

    "Lift Every Voice and Sing" — often referred to as the "Black American National Anthem"— is a song written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) in 1899 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) in 1900.


  • Optimistic

    Performed by Sounds of Blackness

    "The Evolution of Gospel" is the critically and commercially acclaimed studio album by the Sounds of Blackness. "Optimistic" is its lead single. In 1992, the album received the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album.


  • Still Would Stand All Time

    Performed by Prince

    "Graffiti Bridge" is the twelfth studio album by American recording artist Prince and is the soundtrack album to the 1990 film of the same name. "Still Would Stand All Time" is a track from the album.


  • Make it Happen

    Performed by Mariah Carey

    "Make It Happen" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. Written and produced by Carey and C+C Music Factory's David Cole and Robert Clivillés, it was released on April 4, 1992, by Columbia Records as the third single from her second album.




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