10 motivational songs that inspire me in the morning

Traffic jam

Traffic jamI’ve got a great playlist that really helps motivate me. I sometimes listen to this when I’m driving in to work, and need a boost.

So if you already own these songs, then whack ’em on a playlist, if you don’t know these songs, check out the videos below..

1. Greatest day – Take That

“Today this could be the greatest day of our lives”

This is the first song on the list: What a sentiment!

2. Life – Our Lady Peace

“Life is waiting for you”

This track makes me feel as though everything I want is within reach and achievable.

3. Higher – Creed

“I’m strong enough to take these dreams and make them mine”

One of my favourite middle sections of a song ever…

4. Times Like These – Foo Fighters

“It’s times like these you learn to live again”

The Foo Fighters rock, and this song is a great pick-me-up.

5. St Elmo’s Fire – John Parr

“I can climb the highest mountain; I can cross the widest sea”

What a guilty pleasure; 80s inspiration at its best.

6. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

“Everything will be alright”

A song for the under-dog, a cracking rhythm too.

7. Eye of the tiger – Survivor

“Rising up to the challenge of our rivals”

Yes. I am Rocky. I am running up steps as part of a montage with this song playing. Loudly.

8. Today – Smashing Pumpkins

“Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known”

I was a big Pumpkins fan when I was a teenager, this song takes me back.

9. Jump – Van Halen

“You’ve got to roll with the punches and get to what’s real”

Guilty pleasure #2. Nothing makes me as happy as that huge iconic synth sound…

10. Defying Gravity

“I’m through accepting limits, cos someone says they’re so”

Ah, musical theatre! One had to make the list somewhere…
Image ‘Traffic Jam’ by Buzrael

Author: Oliver Gearing

Oliver Gearing is a beatboxing, acoustic looping, 38 year old father of 3. Sounds like an electrocuted version of Elbow

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