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Please help. I am doing a slideshow for my brother and I am trying desperately to find two songs that would go well with 8 minutes of video that I have of my father destroying his opponents in armwrestling matches. He is now passed on so I would like something about strength and courage. Any genre works. Nothing like eye of the tiger stuff..just something different...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You're_the_Best

(A tune that wasn't selected instead of THAT other tune for the movie.)

Also, from a Newfoundland group that Songfacts doesn't recognize, here's a song about manning a capstan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H347JxViMs

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Nothing like eye of the tiger stuff...

Eye of the Tiger ~ Survivor

Martin, you're still sharp as ever I see!

:D

If nothing else, this next song should encourage ...Mother

Ironically, as tough as Danzig looks I refer to him as Glen "Glassjaw" Danzig as this next clip proves. It takes more than pumping iron and a good smirk to handle oneself...

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Mebbe "Down But Not Yet Out" by Felt? :beatnik:

I was feeling the strain of 20 years

I was saying well this is all there is

I was seeing my blood it dripped like tears

I was counting the cost of all my fears

So you wanted to be like me to be seen

So you wanted to rise from your darkest dream

So you wanted to be the things that I've been

Well let me tell you something

It's not what it seems

Let me give you advice

Hang onto your dreams

I was down but not yet out you see

I was riding the road to victory

I was sailing the stars of secrecy

And I was wearing the mask on honesty

Don't you know you can stop and start it again

If you thought about time then it would be your

friend

Don't you know that the sword is the same as the pen

And in your world of trouble

Where nothing goes right

I can give you advice

If you won't think once

Then baby think twice

So you see where I stand and where I fall

So you see what I've got and that's for all

So you see this big man ain't so tall

You have to keep your feet down on the floor

Do you still want to be like me to be seen

Do you still want want to rise from your darkest

dream

Do you still want to be the things I've been

Well let me tell you something

It's not what it seems

Let me give you advice

Hang onto your dreams

Hang onto your dreams

Hang onto your dream

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This Is It by Kenny Loggins

Check out the Songfacts , it's all about strength, IMO.

There have been times in my life

I've been wondering why

Still somehow I believed

We'd always survive

Now I'm not so sure

You're waiting to hear

One good reason to try

But what more can I say

What's left to provide

You think that maybe it's over

Only if you want it to be

Are you gonna wait for your sign, your

miracle

Stand up and fight

This is it

Make no mistake where you are

This is it

Your back's to the corner

This is it

Don't be a fool anymore

This is it

The waiting is over

No room to run

No way to hide

No time for wondering why

It's here

The moment is now

About to decide

Let him believe

Or leave him behind

But keep me near in your heart

And know, whatever you do

I'm here by your side

You said that maybe it's over

Not if you don't want it to be

For once in your life, here's your miracle

Stand up and fight

This is it

Make no mistake where you are

This is it

You're going no further

This is it

Until it's over and done

No one can tell you what you know

Who makes the choice of how it goes

It's not up to me this time

You know

There comes a day in every life

This is it

Make no mistake where you are

This is it

You're going no further

This is it

Until it's over and done

This is it

One way or another

This is it

No one can tell what the future holds

This is it

Your back's to the corner

This is it

You make the choice of how it goes

This is it

The waiting is over

This is it

No one can tell what the future holds

This is it

You're going no further

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Hi Winger,

Have you ever seen the 1987 movie called "Over The Top"?

IMDB - "Over The Top"

After it's release, it started a nationwide arm-wrestling craze.

It stars Sylvester Stallone as a trucker who decides the only way he can retain custody of his estranged son, as well as win the boy's respect, is by winning a big arm-wrestling competition.

Rick Zumwalt, who plays Bob "Bull" Hurley in the movie was a professional world champion arm-wrestler who won five world championship titles in arm wrestling.

The soundtrack has some good songs that would fit your video nicely.

There's a nice instrumental piece called

"The Fight" by Giorgio Moroder

"Winner Takes It All" by Sammy Hagar

"Take It Higher" by Larry Greene

"I Will Be Strong" by Eddie Money

"Mind Over Matter" by Larry Greene

You can find the lyrics to "Winner Takes It All" by Sammy Hagar right here on SongFacts:

"Winner Takes It All" Lyrics

You can find the lyrics for all the other songs for the soundtrack on LyricWiki:

"Over The Top" Motion Picture Soundtrack Lyrics

Give the songs a listen. They may be what you're looking for. :)

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