I used to have music on in my house all day long. Then I realized that a lot of noise is a huge anger trigger for me. So, now I keep it off most days.
But there are times when I need some great tunes to get me going. Especially when I have a ton to do.
Have you ever stopped after a busy day and noticed the laundry piled up on the floor, the dishes in the sink, the toys strewn all over the house, and thought to yourself….
“It’s time to Rally!”
“Let’s get stuff done!”
“Crap, how am I ever going to get this house clean?!”
Either way, we need motivation. We need songs that will get us moving!
I asked for some great songs to get me motivated on my Facebook page. Oh man, did you guys come through.
I took all of your suggestions and added few more of mine and now I have an AMAZING playlist that I use anytime I need to get stuff done.
It’s quite the hodge podge of songs. I don’t know many lists have both “Light Em Up” from Fall Out Boy and “Happy Together” from the Turtles, but that’s what makes it fun. I hope that even if you don’t like ALL the songs, that you find a few that will get you motivated!
Here they are, in not particular order…The 15 Best Motivational Songs Get Stuff Done!
2. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
5. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
7. Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini
8. Cups “When I’m Gone” – Anna Kendrick
10. Light ‘Em Up – Fall Out Boy
13. Groove is In the Heart – Deee-Lite
14. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
15. Happy Together – The Turtles
Feeling motivated now? I know I am!
Tell me, what songs should be added? I know there are a bunch others out there that would be a great addition to this list. I’m always looking for more great songs to get me going!
Now GO! Do good things!
One of my big “Get moving!” songs is Ready to Go, by Republica. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgffRW1fKDk) Great beat, great energy, always makes me want to move. Also “Obla-di, Obla-da” by The Beatles. Not only gets me moving, it also makes me grin like an idiot. Great list!
Wow! Great ones! I’m adding both of those to my list right now!
Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
Thanks so much for motivating me!
You helped inspire me to create my own playlist. I wrote a post about it and linked back to your post. You can find it at http://www.5minutesformom.com/91209/20-motivational-songs/
That’s great! I love your list!
you forgot Queens: “Princes of the Universe”.
Oh good one! Thanks
Nothing gets done in my house without RuPaul’s “Supermodel (You Better Work)”… great for working out or cleaning house!
I love Ray Charles I’ve got a woman. Always gets me moving as well. Take it old school lol!
Kerry Ellis: Defying Gravity
Oh I LOVE that song! Thank you!
AC/DC thunderstruck gets me motivated.
i love Jennifer Lawrence’s Hanging Tree- the remix version! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YNrBBfqWpzE
I rock out to 80’s dance songs when I clean. My boys hate it! lol. I tell them the sooner the cleaning is done, the sooner the music goes off. Its a great motivator 🙂
LOVE me some 80’s music!
I feel SO SO old!! Out of your whole list of songs, I’ve only heard of two! And worse than that, there were only three artists that I’ve heard of!! Boy, I think I need to strategist hipping myself up, or call it quits! 🙂
I donn’t know WHERE the word “strategist” came from in my first post, but it was supposed to be “start hipping it up.” Darn spell check……..
“Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder
We will rock you by Queen(?) Just makes me want to move.
I am a big fan of Pharrell Williams, Because his all some are awesome!
It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way.
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
“This is the Moment” from “Jekyll and Hyde” – Anthony Warlow version
“Time Warp” from “Rocky Horror”
“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf