When it comes to pumping yourself up with motivational music and tunes to make your blood really flow, you want to load up your iPod, iPhone or smart phone with the best playlist to keep the emotions flowing along nicely.
With motivational songs, you do not always want to have the rousing, loud, and in your face tune, one after the other. This can get a bit monotonous, boring and your brain will start to tune these out after a while. Instead, you want to think a little bit about the sequence of the music that you select, so that it ebbs and flows, with some slower tunes, some that build up slowly over the duration of a long song, and others that are big and brash and a lot of fun. In this way, you can keep pushing along.
Pump up songs can be used for exercising with a long jog, to push through those times in life when it gets a bit too much and that energy drink is not doing it for you. Music has been used over time to change the emotional mood of a person. Other than the pleasure in listening to the songs themselves, songs directly affect a person’s mood. They also can evoke strong memories about a time in your life when you first heard the song. This can help open you up when you have become closed off emotionally and need to try to cast off that spell.
Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
Chariots of Fire was a great British film about a race that had a long build up throughout the movie. When the final race came up, the strings in the song evoke strong emotions.
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
From the series of Rocky films, Eye of the Tiger saw the character of Rocky, played by Sylvester Stallone, train for the battle of a lifetime.
Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback
From those that enjoy a little rock, Nickelback produce a great many strong tunes, so it is difficult to select just one. But this one is a stand out for a rousing sound and powerful lyrics.
I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
Just about everyone knows the lyrics to this song. It is hard not to listen to it and not accidentally sing along to it while swaying from side to side. It is also a good song to get you out of a funky mood.
It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
For hardcore rocking, this one is a classic rock song from Bon Jovi. Again most know the words to the song. The guitars pump out a powerful sound on this track and Bon Jovi’s voice fits the song perfectly.
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
This is one of the more lighter songs comes from the late Michael Jackson. It can get you bopping and popping your body to the sound if you are not careful. The words are easy to remember and the song is classic 80s.
Simply The Best by Tina Turner
Simply The Best is a big drum, big voice song from Tina Turner that has been used in so many venues, boxing events and movies to lift the mood and make people feel defiant for their lives and what they deserve.
Stronger by Britney Spears
Stronger by Britney was part of an album that was all about strength of character and change, reflecting Britney’s personal life at the time of the recording.
The Final Countdown by Europe
Another epic rock song that pumps out of the speakers like it was born to be played at top volume. Classic 80s rock at its finest.
Never Say Never by Justin Bieber
The present king of young pop and creator of a legion of screaming girls. A lively song with an alive track, affected lyrics and clear vocals sing out this song.
Stronger by Kanye West
Robotic voice pushing out motivating rapping lyrics to keep like minded individuals motivated into the early hours.
Without Me by Eminem
Featuring an animated, fun packed music video complete with super heroes, adult movie stars and wild lyrics that only Eminem could only come up with.
13. The Climb by Miley Cyrus
This one talks about what it takes to have a dream and reach it. The song starts slow but picks up as the track plays. What is the stand out is the thought provoking lyrics which provide a powerful push for those that truly listen to them.
Soar by Christina Aguilera
Tough minded, hoarse voiced song sung by one of the best voices in modern pop today. Lyrics like “Don’t be scared, don’t hold back, all the answers will unfold” make the listener feel good about being more positive and trying again towards goals that maybe they previously gave up on.
Right Now by Van Halen
Van Halen in an unusual track that focuses on right now and how to make things better.
Boys of Summer by Don Henley
A great song for the car when riding along deserted roads, the desert or the coastline. Equally good for the coming of summer time.
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
Unmistakeable piano leading song from Bruce Hornsby and The Range, that makes one think of tough times and being strong through it.
Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby
Great vocals and melancholy inspired lyrics from Bruce Hornsby. Talking about losing everything, feeling emotion and what matters in life.
Life in Technicolor by Coldplay
Unusual strings, lively guitar and truly great music make this one to remember from the band Coldplay.
Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti
This rousing song from Bill Conti is the soundtrack to the original Rocky boxing film from Sylvester Stallone. Rocky flying through the streets during training, high fiving the vendors that line the street, finally reaching the top of the steps. Shadow boxing and preparing for the fight of his life.