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15 motivational songs

Posted on Nov 11th 2015
15 motivational songs

Finding the time and the motivation to sit down and study for that major exam or write the essay that's been looming over your head for weeks can be a challenge for every student. There's TV, the phone, texts, and friends, all pulling you away from your studies. It's easy to procrastinate, but the work will still be there waiting to be done, adding stress and pressure to your already packed schedule. Did you know that music not only helps motivate you to get your schoolwork done, it's also very inspirational? Music elicits feelings of confidence, happiness and a level of optimism that says, “I CAN do this!” Try this playlist, prepared by the next time you are struggling to get your studying accomplished, and feel your confidence, energy and motivation soar.

“Don't stop me now” – Queen

The most remarkable tune to start any productive hard work, brought to you by Queen. It drives you with lots of energy and motivation.

“Beat It” – Michael Jackson

The beat alone is enough to make one want to get up and dance! Instead, tap your foot and tap into your brain and remember, “ Beat it, beat, just beat, beat it! No one wants to be defeated!” And don't be defeated. Do your best and keep moving.

“The Fire” – The Root

Don't give up, focus and “shine!”

“The Man” – Aloe Blacc

Life is a test; give it your best “Stand up and face the son!” Because you're the man (or woman)!

“Falling” – Haim

This message is “Don't look back, don't give up,” and “you can feel the heat but you're not burning.” Yes, it's hard, and the heat is on, push through it and come out the other side unscathed and determined.

“Ain't No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye

This song expresses there is nothing you can't take on! “No mountain high enough, no valley low enough, no river wide enough”

“I Can” – Nas

Yes, you can. You can do this! “You can be anything through hard work.' Surround yourself with others that practice good habits and make good decisions.

“ Invincible” – Muse

As you study, this song reminds you of your uniqueness. You are strong, invincible, do things on your own and make your dreams happen.

“Keep Marchin'” – Raphael Saadiq

Keep going, push through and don't let anyone tell you, “You can't do this!” Believe in yourself and take pride in your work. Let this song be your mantra for handing in your very best.

“ Hold on to Your Dream” – Stevie Wonder

Your dreams are worth having! Don't let others steal your joy and “Smile!” Smiling and a happy song will get you through the rough spots.

“Try Again” – Aaliyah

“If at first you don't succeed try again!” Always get up and do your best

“Paths of Victory” – Bob Dylan

The road is tough and there will be bumps, but with perseverance, you'll come to victory on the other side.

“Imagine” – John Lennon

John Lennon slows things down a bit, with a mellow song about peace and harmony. He reminds you don't forget to be a dreamer. Stay on course and find peace in your success.

“I Feel Good” – James Brown

This is a perfect toe tapping, sing out loud song that inspires you to push through. “So good, so, good, I feel Good!” And you will too, listening to Stevie belt out this tune.

15 motivational songs