Continuing in our series of financially inspirational music videos — see If I Had a Million Dollars by the Barenaked Ladies and All Star by Smash Mouth — we bring you another Canadian band, like the former, singing about being a rockstar, like the latter.
by Nickelback has been used at countless wealth-building seminars and in videos promoting the life of luxury. The video features a lot of actual stars, and it’s mostly just fun tongue-in-cheek stuff. In fact, much of the song is pretty silly.
But if you can really feel the possibility of experiencing some of the things in the video, it’s a good way to get prepped for making it happen.
I want a brand new house on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub, Big enough for ten plus me
(Yeah, so what you need?)
I need a credit card that’s got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club, At thirty-seven thousand feet
(Been there, done that)
I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher And James Dean is fine for me
(So how you gonna do it?)
I’m gonna trade this life For fortune and fame
I’d even cut my hair And change my name
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars
Every now and then we take a look at songs that can put you in the right frame of mind for success. These are the songs that play at motivational seminars, because they have value in the way they affect our subconscious minds.
Today’s song is All Star by Smash Mouth, and you’ve almost certainly heard it before. But today, listen as if the chorus is talking to you, and about you. Really feel it.
I saw the band play this song live, and it was energizing. Like all Smash Mouth songs, it’s fun and quirky… but it also has an inspiring, motivating message.
So much to do so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow
Hey now, you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you’re a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold