When it came time to write this week’s article, many, many thoughts were going through my mind. You see, we live in a town of about 2 million that is considered by many to be large and by the same count a small big city. The city is Las Vegas, Nevada aka “Vegas” by the locals. We have shown that love is stronger than hate!
Vegas is known to the world, and is one of the most recognized brands, just for a two-mile stretch of road, plus Downtown. The city is renowned for its entertainment, nightlife, gambling, and 24/7 partying. Vegas thrives on visitors coming to town and spending money whether as a vacation, business trip, or a convention rendezvous.
The events of this past week are shocking, sickening, unbelievable… heartbreaking. My city exists, for many, because the people visiting come for a once in a lifetime experience or to just have fun. The innocence of the experience now no longer exists. I can only pray that the people around the world will still believe in the people of Las Vegas. Please don’t let October 1, 2017, taint your feelings of visiting Las Vegas. My worry is that tourism will drop and thus so many more lives will be affected by the loss of revenue.
With so much negativism in the news, I have a renewed faith in mankind. As on the Radio Program, Bobby Bones, they have a bit about “Tell Me Something Good” when the DJs of the show describe stories of people and positivity. What happened that day will forever be remembered for the heroes and angels.
The days following the massacre have shown me the good in people. Praise must be given to the people of the festival who helped their neighbors, first responders who attended to the wounded, Police officers and Mandalay Bay Security to seek the gunman, the Mandalay Bay Staff for looking out for the security of its guests, all medical staff who attended to the injured, etc. etc. etc. With donations pouring in, locals spending up to 6 hours waiting to donate blood, businesses offering services for free to victims, and also businesses offering services with the money being donated to victims – the support is endless.
This week, I have chosen to write a song list to try and help those, us, heal from this terrible tragedy. You see, love is stronger than hate.
#LoveIsStrongerThanHate #VegasStrong #LasVegasStrong
To you, my fellow Las Vegans, victims, and people around the world, I Love You! May you find inspiration, hope, healing, resilience, peace, and love from our songs listed below.
Love Is Stronger Than Hate Songs
Dear Hate – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
2017, Dear Hate
Love Is All You Need – The Beatles
1967, Magical Mystery Tour
One Last Time – Ariana Grande
2014, My Everything
I’m a Survivor – Reba McEntire
2001, Greatest Hits Volume III: I’m a Survivor
Heal the World – Michael Jackson
We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks
1992, The Chase
Recovering – Celine Dion
2016, Released as a single
On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
2012, Night Visions
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
1964, Released as a single
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
2015, Damn Country Music
Power of Love – Luther Vandross
1991, Power of Love
Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
2011, Andy Grammer
Unfortunately, the day after we lost a music legend too, Tom Petty. One of his greatest songs can commemorate the day…
I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
1989, Full Moon Fever
Yes, we know there are thousands of other songs we could add to the list. These are just a few of our favorites. If you have a favorite, please comment it below and let us know why.
October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, will forever be remembered for the heroes!
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