belong songs

a recent post here on talked about how nba superstar lebron james’ promotion of education in his hometown of akron, ohio is making kids feel like they belong on a college campus.

young lebron james

lebron james didn’t go to college. as soon as he finished high school, he belonged in the nba.

belong applied like this means be in the right place. it can also mean be a member of or be the property of.  and in case u are not really a basketball fan, here is an extensive playlist of musical examples that have  belong in the title, the lyrics or both.

fun esl practice :) richyrocks english on youtube

this clip from the now defunct (not in production)  lopez tonight mocks (makes fun of) the local pride promotional video we built sioux city (sioux city, iowa folks )

my favorite part of the clip is the guy cleaning the toilet singing u belong to sioux city which is a parody of the song u belong to the city by glenn frey. the song is best known for being used on the miami vice tv series.

fun english practice :) richyrocks english on youtube

dwyane wade celebrating in the miami heat miami vice uniform

dwyane wade is back home where he belongs with the miami heat after time with the chicago bulls and cleveland cavaliers. he is wearing the heat’s miami vice uniform in this photo.

the best things in life are free is an american standard recorded by many artists. the first lyrics of the song point out that the moon and the stars belong to everyone. this version is by guitar legend les paul and his partner who was also his wife at the time,  mary ford.

this bruce springsteen classic makes u feel safe because the night belongs to lovers.  and listen at 1:17 for the line

what i got i have earned

i got is a reduction of i’ve got–the have got structure that is an alternative to have. have earned is present perfect: have is an auxiliary in this case. earn means springsteen got it from his own efforts, nobody gave it to him.

lenny kravitz….

and muse both have songs called i belong to u.

bob dylan flips that sentiment on u belong to me.

and taylor swift tweaks (slightly changes)  it a little more with  u belong with me.

ritchie valenswe belong together changes the perspective to first person plural (we).

miley cyrus and timbaland belong to the music.

in the chorus of ace of base‘s the sign the question “where do you belong?” is easy to identify.

radiohead‘s creep is a weirdo (strange person) who in the chorus of the song  says “i don’t belong here.”

joe cocker and jennifer warnes‘ theme from the movie an officer and a gentleman believes love can lift them up to where they belong.

the album that made r.e.m. big time rockstars includes this track called belong

and finally, pat benetar‘s we belong as the soundtrack for this scene from ricky bobby is hilarious.

do all these musical examples give u a clear idea about how to use belong? is it a good idea to believe the people u love belong to u? which belong song do u like best? share your opinion under leave a reply





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