Mood Music Monday: Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

Happy Monday! This week’s selection is a bit personal and self-indulgent as it is inspired by NFL Wild Card Weekend.  I LOVE football! I enjoy the playoffs, but it is bittersweet because the end of the season looms.  I actually experience withdrawal symptoms after the first Sunday in February.

In tribute to the four teams that were victorious this weekend, I selected McFadden and Whitehead’s 1979 disco hit Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.  The message is clear: overcoming obstacles on the road to success.

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”

Now, are you all ready?
Are y’all ready?
Now we gonna do it with the fever
Yeah, Come on

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move (yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove
Spice Girls, check it out

There’ve been so many things that have held us down
But now it looks like things are finally comin’ around, yeah
I know we’ve got a long long way to go, yeah
And where we’ll end up
I don’t know
But we won’t let nothing hold us back
We gonna get ourselves together
We gonna polish up our act, yeah
And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more, yeah yeah
Don’t you let nothing, nothing
Nothing stand in your way
And all we gonna do
I want you to listen, listen (That’s right)
To every word I say
Every word I say about it

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
(You said it, we’ve got the groove)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Whoo-hoo-oo-oo Whoo-hoo-oo)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
(We’ve got the groove)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Yeah)

Look, Lemme tell you this
I know you know someone who’s got a negative vibe (Euhh)
And if your tryin to make it they only push you aside
They really don’t have nowhere to go
Ask ’em where they’re going
They don’t know
But we won’t let nothing hold us back
We gonna get ourselves together, come on
We gonna polish up our act, yeah
And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more, Oh oh oh

Don’t you let nothing, nothing
(I won’t do it) Stand in your way (No no)
And all we gonna do
I want you to listen, listen
To every word I say
Every word I say about it

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (That’s right)
We’re on the move
(Nothing gonna, nothing gonna)
(Stop us now, stop us now)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, Come on
We’ve got the groove (Whoo-oo-oo yeah yeah)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (No no no)
We’re on the move
(On the move, yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Yeah)

Now, let’s see it
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (I don’t wanna)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (No-oh No-oh)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (I don’t want to)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop
(Uh, y’all spell it out for me)

S-T-O-P-P-I-N
Ain’t no (Doo-oo, Yeah-heh-a)
S-T-O-P- (to the) P- (to the) I-N (You got it)
Ain’t no (Ain’t no, no-no)
S-T-O-P-P-I-N (Go ahead)
Ain’t no (Ain’t no, no-oh-no, no-oh-no)
S-T-O-P- (to the) P- (to the) I-N (Come on)
Ain’t no (No, yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
Don’t wanna stop, please don’t make me stop (Yeah yeah)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (Yeah)
We’ve got the groove
Don’t wanna stop, please don’t make me stop
(Whoo-oo, Come around with me)

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move

 

Happy Monday!

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(Go PATS!  Go STEELERS!  Go PANTHERS!  Go PACK!)

Credit: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/boogienightsvol1/aintnostoppingusnow.htm

 

 

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