Nobody’s gonna slow me down, I got to keep on moving. Matthew Wilder said it right in his song, Break My Stride. With a bouncing keyboard riff and a mild Jamaican flavor, this was by far the biggest hit for Wilder. This is definitely a song you want to be stuck in your head because it’s pretty awesome.
This song was described as “a gift to myself” by Matthew Wilder in an interview with People Magazine. How he never had any support in the music industry and was turned away by everything. This song was a big confidence booster for Wilder to continue taking on the music world during the roughest of times. Little did he know that it would become a very successful single and a very catchy tune that a lot of people would associate with the 1980s in the decades to come.
I think it’s an important message. It’s a reminder to stand up for yourself, stand up for what you believe in, have confidence your gut is telling you to do what’s best for you. Make mistakes, fail, feel sad once in a while, but don’t let it get you down forever, get up and keep going. Put a ‘look out world’ smile on your face and get out there.
It does not matter what kind of mood I’m in, I feel much better after listening to this song. This is the type of song that not only stays in your head, but in your heart. Check it out by clicking the YouTube link below. I bet it brings a smile to your face. 🙂