5 Types of Songs That Will Keep You Motivated

Feeling down? Or super stressed out? Plug those earphones and put a song on repeat. What’s your go-to get-motivated song? Share it on the comments below.

Studies show that music affects your mood and sometimes, even helps you stay motivated. In fact, most people have one or two life-me-up songs in their MP3 arsenal. Do you?

If you’re still looking for one, here are songs from our own playlist that you might want to consider.

1.  “Free” by KidWolf and BV

This is the kind of song that makes you think of long drives with the wind blowing your hair or freely dancing the night away at the beach, which is quite apt as this was the theme song of Summer Siren Festival 2014. It’s the perfect getaway song or just something you’d like to listen to when you want to get moving.



2. “Fill My Cup” by MiG Ayesa

An original composition of Filipino rock star and theater actor MiG Ayesa, the song urges people to live every minute fully, without hesitations or reservations. Commissioned by FWD Life Insurance, the song captures the verve and spirit of someone who is ready to face anything not only in its lyrics but also in its lively tempo and rhythm.



3. “Good Life” by One Republic

No song cannot be more “motivating” than this, not when the title is “Good Life” and the lyrics go like this: “Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want, We're young enough to say, Oh this has gotta be the good life, This has gotta be the good life.” Over and over.



4. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

This is the perfect song for anyone who has been afraid to speak up and speak out or generally, just anyone who has been hesitant to do something. It encourages you to step out from the shadows and come out of their shells.



5. “Change” by Taylor Swift

Although not as well-known as other Swiftie songs, this has remained many people’s get-motivated song, especially those who have once suffered defeat. The song was part of the 2008 Summer Olympics repertoire and the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack and just gets you motivated to fight on and not give up.



6. Just Stand Up!

By Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Melissa Etheridge, Beyoncé Knowles, Leona Lewis, Rihanna, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood

What can be more motivating than a song of hope? Sang by a powerhouse cast of industry greats during a telethon, the song was created for the Stand Up to Cancer, which will benefit from its proceeds. It talks about

7. “Happy” by Pharrel

From the title itself, this is a happy pill of a song. But the lyrics are not just what make this song such an uplifter. Its joyful cadence and rhythm just gets you to move and dance and be happy.



8. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

Here’s another one that just gets your bones dancing and swinging. Upbeat, fun, and bouncy, this is the kind of song that’ll get you energized and quickly out of the rut.