101 Ways To Open Your Eyes

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Few would argue the importance of being cognizant of one’s environment, be it physical surroundings, those with whom they interact, or those who otherwise influence their lives in some manner.  After all, failure to do so could have dire consequences. For instance, obliviously walking alone late at night in a notoriously high crime neighborhood would be foolhardy, and it could end up compromising one’s Safety Needs, which is the second tier of Mazlow’s Hierarchy of Core Human Needs.  This is common sense, right?

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Yet maintaining a lucid state of acute mental awareness of the”HERE AND NOW” is challenging for many, especially given the surfeit of distractions of an information-rich and increasingly fast-paced society.  The dawn of the Internet-based information age with smart phone connectivity and vast social networking options means anyone can be yanked from their personal HERE AND NOW with the mere push of a button by another.  Thus the notion of  being “IN THE MOMENT” has become increasingly elusive for many.

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Notwithstanding, one can consciously free themselves from such distractions by simply going for a walk and turning off their smart phone.  But doing so is certainly not the “be-all-to-end-all” panacea.  Some may feel vulnerable, guilty or perhaps even reckless by engaging in such a connectivity respite — “What if there is an emergency with one of my loved ones, and I can’t be reached . . . oh dear”.  Others may have made arrangements to have such a contingency covered — for example, a separate phone that only a few know about, which is to be used ONLY in an emergency, or better yet a selective filter setting on more sophisticated smart phones.  However, that still doesn’t address the states of reverie many may still experience by constantly dwelling on past negative events or otherwise worrying about the future.  This form of mental/emotional masturbation is just as effective in robbing us of cognition in the HERE AND NOW.

The notion of having a sagacious awareness of one’s HERE AND NOW, is also referred to as “having one’s eyes open”.  Thus, when a person appears blind to something seemingly obvious, we naturally find ourselves imploring them to “Open Your Eyes!”  And this is obviously a COMMONPLACE PROBLEM throughout the world.

Need proof?  Well consider the shear number of songs written and performed by a variety of artists from all over the world that inculcate this advice in thusly titled songs “Open Your Eyes” — for Chrissake, there are even comedy sketches titled as such.  And although there are MANY MORE (covering every music genre you can think of), here are Youtube links to . . .

101 separate renditions of “Open Your Eyes

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Note:  For the viewing pleasure of the valued subscribers / readers of this blog, its author has compiled and embedded his personal interpretation of the “Top Ten” performances ala “David Letterman style” below, along with one honorable mention.  Thereafter, the performances in the remaining 90 music videos are listed in alphabetical order by entertainer name, along with the respective YouTube links, which will conveniently open up in a separate window.

The Top Ten Performances of . . .                   “Open Your Eyes

(or derivative thereof)

# 10 — Snow Patrol (British Alternative Rock)

# 9 — Ryan (Asian Comedy)

# 8 — Sad Alice Said (Ukrainian Gothic Metal)

# 7 — Ansoticca (British Electronic Rock)

#6 — Aurosonic (Russian Trance)

# 5 — Phillip Phillips (American Soulful Rock)

# 4 — Tonic (American Rock Band)

# 3 — LMNT (Multi-Cultural American Boy Band)

# 2 — Daughtry (American Rock Band)

# 1 — Tom Hugo (Norwegian Indie Pop)

 Honorable Mention  # 11 — Bonnie McKee

You may wonder why Bonnie McKee received an honorable mention for a relatively infrequently viewed “Open Your Eyes” YouTube video, which shows one static picture for its full duration.  Well, this California girl of Irish descent is über talented, as evidenced by her hit American Girl and oh yeah, she tends to OPEN THE EYES of heterosexual men and lesbian women (she identifies as being bisexual) . . . because she is veritable EYE-CANDY to those demographics  (see below and her American Girl video).

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And here are the other 90 performances of

Open Your Eyes” . . .

12. 12 Stones . . . http://youtu.be/JzyCqxpjFdQ
13. 55 Escape . . . http://youtu.be/wiRrskI3JqE
14. Alex Metric & Steve Angello . . . http://youtu.be/pk5kZ5_NYIw
15. Alter Bridge . . . http://youtu.be/Vs1oU2khGLc
16. Andrew Belle . . . http://youtu.be/j_y2-JKGnyQ
17. Andy Tau . . . http://youtu.be/23phRNXvIBQ
18. ASIA . . . http://youtu.be/p5ZS_xY64R0
19. At The Villa People . . . http://youtu.be/jv0387wzm28
20. Aviators . . . http://youtu.be/aWuVEj5F5KA
21. Basshunter . . . http://youtu.be/0h7lRwm5BDM
22. Bea Miller . . . http://youtu.be/bx8O62Tuzno
23. Benaddict . . . http://youtu.be/FX5jT7cKjp0
24. Benga . . . http://youtu.be/zAkoQv3T2E4
25. Black Box . . . http://youtu.be/1lWUT9VO7yM
26. Bobby Caldwell . . . http://youtu.be/DPgMjXhqmfw
27. Calibre . . . http://youtu.be/001VdtIMSWY
28. Capleton . . . http://youtu.be/wMq-SKT-nz4
29. Chiddy Bang & Mac Miller . . . http://youtu.be/69hNKfXdqps
30. Cubic Underdog . . . http://youtu.be/B9hbmNRj6AM
31. D.Ramirez . . . http://youtu.be/71ocoNH014E
32. Dance Gavin Dance . . . http://youtu.be/j1G6yIZhJ78
33. DARA . . . http://youtu.be/oFm0ApksBRw
34. Darren Styles (Ft. Tyler) . . . http://youtu.be/ukYAZPx41Ck
35. Dashni Morad . . . http://youtu.be/VYxT64Cmq3s
36. Datsik . . . http://youtu.be/Up8TBLg39kg
37. David Guetta . . . http://youtu.be/wBdzwsGdKC4
38. Disco Fries . . . http://youtu.be/Pbu5CuZE2V8
39. DJ Encore (ft. Engelina) . . . http://youtu.be/HMhnUw8RQ9M
40. DJ Tiesto . . . http://youtu.be/RsruOFzUs2M
41. Doobie Brothers . . . http://youtu.be/1A0-2dfil88
42. Downstait . . . http://youtu.be/qGWySFhqIZc
43. Dwele . . . http://youtu.be/KA6NlwBFtLs
44. EAPro . . . http://youtu.be/kJjkYjmq3zA
45. Emmerson Nogueira . . . http://youtu.be/Uo_CuXvC7Lc
46. Eyeopener . . . http://youtu.be/GLwavZsRPjM
47. Flora Purim . . . http://youtu.be/NxlAi2BlDqg
48. Game of Thrones . . . http://youtu.be/HkriCLbXyNU
49. Gary Burton  . . . http://youtu.be/cXC_vKNQtqI
50. Gates & Captain Hook . . . http://youtu.be/XM3Pi9REorg
51. Glance of Medusa . . . http://youtu.be/y863KAfJOTI
52. Goldfinger . . . http://youtu.be/I7I3PHqcy_o
53. Guano Apes . . . http://youtu.be/MsTjJF46PFE
54. Immortal Technique . . . http://youtu.be/4FXToWweNZk
55. Insigma . . . http://youtu.be/4EG6KdHiRkE
56. Jaclyn Gee . . . http://youtu.be/6iXGnzH0jcs
57. Jesse Glick . . . http://youtu.be/N11hXW290BQ
58. John Legend . . . http://youtu.be/Yp6X_r62zNY
59. Karma . . . http://youtu.be/kxsEi3iJq6s
60. Keane . . . http://youtu.be/wJqDSIevrN0
61. Keith Green . . . http://youtu.be/GW2ACyQGJUA
62. Koko . . . http://youtu.be/2dTq70oueWA
63. Lattitude, Longitude . . . http://youtu.be/M-ZMsNARnTc
64. Lee DeWyze . . . http://youtu.be/vgHRuWahsHM
65. LikeWolves . . . http://youtu.be/t8wFyIht30g
66. Liz McComb . . . http://youtu.be/VpQ9lZXvkGQ
67. Lizz Wright . . . http://youtu.be/MgqrSgL6Rug
68. Lords of the New Church . . . http://youtu.be/n1Esuqywo9k
69. Mad Sam . . . http://youtu.be/GUqApetuLik
70. Maher Zain . . . http://youtu.be/AY5LZopqyio
71. Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster . . . http://youtu.be/gOnlptTO7j8
72. Mitch Thompson . . . http://youtu.be/BgczJ3e3yZQ
73. Molitor (Ft. Sebastian Silverberg) . . . http://youtu.be/SJe01dQqZOE
74. Nalin and Kane . . . http://youtu.be/2unZfkbh1FY
75. Naturally 7 . . . http://youtu.be/byLfySsuYuw
76. NeedToBreathe . . . http://youtu.be/91iXRMkmFbs
77. Norwegian Recycling . . . http://youtu.be/tC0itGXt1bM
78. One . . . http://youtu.be/65sy4D8L-O8
79. Open Mind . . . http://youtu.be/AsDSDhwk8OA
80. Paul Oakenfield . . . http://youtu.be/CKeP9IL3N_g
81. Penelope Cruz . . . http://youtu.be/3tJgfk8scvI
82. Phace . . . http://youtu.be/K7aO-atLC-4
83. Pillar . . . http://youtu.be/1dPNppa0MQ0
84. Pusha T . . . http://youtu.be/gZwAgHmcj2s
85. Rameses B . . . http://youtu.be/820P9zy48_8
86. Russian Slavic Folk Music . . . http://youtu.be/E1-JnbdqW-A
87. Samuel . . . http://youtu.be/MWcrxaOou7M
88. STAB . . . http://youtu.be/hW031xnZxSk
89. Staind . . . http://youtu.be/GLwavZsRPjM
90. Step Brothers 2 . . . http://youtu.be/kT-3Tkym290
91. Stream of Passion . . . http://youtu.be/SgBK_eJrAkY
92. Sum 41 . . . http://youtu.be/U9tC0H7Ehrw
93. TerraNation . . . http://youtu.be/v7Z97x1sxG8
94. The Dreamside (ft. Rogue) . . . http://youtu.be/hQG2u2xp_bM
95. The Fault In Our Stars . . . http://youtu.be/i1lpuk162ts
96. The Office . . . http://youtu.be/_sUB0TvsCWY
97. The Raconteurs . . . http://youtu.be/crVK2BtiX14
98. United State of Electronica . . . http://youtu.be/giei5uAoiMY
99. Vanessa Williams . . . http://youtu.be/fkYiQJRh0kk
100. Yes . . . http://youtu.be/RsruOFzUs2M
101. Your Favorite Enemies . . . http://youtu.be/c3fbceUPPHk

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About Spencer C. Young

Supports the Quest for Self-Actualization
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