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A great guy I once knew said, “No more f*cking around, it’s time to knuckle down”. I tell a lie. It was me that said it, wait…that means I’m not lying, I am great. Ok sweet.

Anyway, I posted this as a Facebook update. I then tagged several of my close friends that I knew would be able to help and simply said “Motivational songs people, go!”.

The response was intense; I believe it’s my longest chain of responses to date; around 60 responses! I’d simply not had the best of days and was looking for some motivational music to really kick me into the mood of working – you see, I’ve had some tasks lingering over me for a while and had kept putting it off. It’s time to get going. True, Facebook did end up distracting me a bit, but man was I ready and rapidly soaring through my work once the playlist was created.

So, without further ado… my top motivational songs playlist:

  1. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

    How can this not put you in a good mood? It’s the perfect start to a feel good motivational playlist. Really helps me to remember good times; like singing it out loud at the top of my lungs while coming towards the end of a gruelling 21 hour drive across two states, with just 3 hours sleep, after a night of drunken craziness. Yet I felt so alive.

  2. Katrina & The Waves

    Katrina & The Waves

  3. Can You Feel It – The Jacksons

    My love for Michael Jackson and all he and his brothers brought to my life will never die. And this song over any other, shows the real raw power of Michael’s voice – can you feel it? Ohh, ohh, see what I did there!?

  4. The Jacksons

    The Jacksons

  5. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

    What can I say she says it all? Working 9 to 5, what a way to make living, not sure I want to barely get by and let them drive me crazy. This just keeps my head pointed in the right direction, don’t fall into the trap!

  6. Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton

  7. You’ve Got The Music In You – New Radicals

    1…2…1,2,3,4! These guys have the dreamers disease, and they never let anyone cure it. It’s just one of those songs, you know, where it tells you to ‘hold tight’ at just the right time, where it tells you not to let go, where it reinforces your faith in the world pulling through the sh*t. I guess as they say, you only get what you give.

  8. New Radicals

    New Radicals

  9. Things Can Only Get Better – D:Ream

    I think this one is in the title. When you’re feeling low, lowest of the lowest, below low… it’s just nice to know things can only get better. And providing you keep up the good attitude, they will.

  10. D:ream

    D:ream

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Anyway, those are my top 5 – the only ones I felt needed a personal explanation. Check out some other greats on my playlist…

    The Final Countdown – Europe

    Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler

    Don’t Stop Believing – The Love Allstars

    You’re The Best – Joe Esposito

    Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

    Never Gonna Give You Up – Risk Astley

    Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship

    I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

    Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions

    The Best – Tina Turner

    Lose Yourself – Eminem

    Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

If this post can help just one person get through a difficult time, or power through some work which has been causing stress; then I’m a successful blogger.

If you know of some really cool motivating or inspirational songs you think I should add, or simply want to chat, leave a comment below :)

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