Motivational, Workout Jams for The Ladies: Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner


Alicia debuted this song on MTV’s Video Music Awards.   She had Nicki Minaj come out of stage and Gabi Douglas, just back from a gold medal at the London Olympics, do a gymnastic routine during Alicia’s new song.   A clean audio version of the song has been released.   Very inspiring lyrics of empowerment and Nicki’s addition to the song flows nicely in the mix. The song feels like it would be a great workout song and fittingly, Alicia teamed up with Reebok Classics for the “Girl Inspired” ad campaign. The commercial featured some awesome piano-decorated sneakers.


First off, Pat Benatar has such an incredible voice and vocal range that she can make almost any song inspiring. The lyrics of “All Fired Up” are fairly typical for a motivational rocker but she takes it to another level. Check out these lyrics: “Ain’t nobody livin’, in a perfect world, Everybody’s out there, cryin’ to be heard,
Now I got a new fire, burnin’ in my eyes
Lightin’ up the darkness, movin’ like a meteorite,

All Fired Up
Now I believe there comes a time
All Fired Up
When everything just falls in line
All Fired Up
We live an’ learn from our mistakes
All Fired Up, Fired Up, Fired Up
The deepest cuts are healed by faith

Pat is currently 59 years old and still beautiful, rocking hard, and touring with her husband. Great role model!


The Grammy winning best rock song by a female went to Tina in 2005 for this take no prisoners song of respect and determination. Who didn’t love the incredible comeback of Tina Turner in the mid 80’s? One of the best R&B singers of all-time was stuck in an abusive marriage, the material she was given to record was sub-par, and she deserved better. Then came the comeback, great material, solid producers, and her strut in the stilettos told everyone she was taking charge of her life from here on out. Tina’s become a very spiritual person over the years, humble, full of wisdom and inspiration to people all over the world. “Better Be Good To Me”, doesn’t get much simpler than treat people like you want to be treated.