My Go To Music For The Ultimate Motivational Playlist

Sometimes, all you need is music! In my opinion, music can fix any problem. Feel uninspired, feel sad, feel unmotivated, find the right song and everything gets better. Blast the music until you can’t feel a damn thing! Or, use it to motivate your ass off!


Do you have a song that inspires you? That makes you feel like you can do anything? A song that makes you walk taller? Makes you feel badass? I do. I have songs that I go to that give me so much motivation, so this is it, my ultimate inspirational playlist:


1. Whatever it takes – Imagine Dragons

You take me to the top/ I’m ready for/ Whatever it takes/ ‘Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins/ I do what it takes

Basically, I can do what it takes. If I tell myself that, then It’ll be true – I can do whatever it takes.


2. Fire – Gavin Degraw

Let’s start a riot tonight/ A pack of lions tonight/ In this world, he who stops, won’t get anything he wants

The first bar of the song ignites the inspiration! Listen to the lyrics and tell yourself ‘yes I am on fire’ and there is nothing I can’t do.


3. High Hopes – Panic at the Disco

Had to have high high hopes for a living/ Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing/ Didn’t have a dime but I always had a feeling/ Had to have high high hopes.

It’s ok to be hopeful – look how far Brendon Urie came with Panic. He didn’t have a lot of money, he worked hard, had talent and hoped. He


4. Survivor – 2Wei

I’m a survivor/ I’m not gonna give up/ I’m not gonna stop/ I’m gonna work harder

The slow remix of the Destiny’s Child song, this song is baddass and empowering and makes me feel that nothing can break me


5. The Greatest – Sia

I’m free to be the greatest I’m alive

It’s ok to feel like you can be the greatest, in fact, let this song fill you with absolute clarity that you a force to be reckoned with!


6. My Shot – Hamiltion

I am not throwing away my shot? No I’m not throwing away my shot/ I’m just like my country I’m young scrappy and hungry/ And I’m not throwing away my shot

People who know me know that I can never pass up the opportunity for some Hamilton! “Not throwing away my shot!” You bet I’m not throwing away my shot!


7. Hey Look Ma I Made It – Panic at the Disco

All my life been hustling/ And tonight is my appraisal

So Panic made the list twice (they are my absolute queens). Look how far you can come when you hustle just a little.


8. Ready for it – The Furgees

Ready or not/ Here I come/ You can’t hide

If anything screams badass, it is this song, that’s it.


9. Hall of Fame – The Script

Standing in the hall of fame/ And the World’s gonna know your name/ Cos you burn with the brightest flame

A good classic, with a good beat and great lyrics. Never give up your dreams, even if you want to give up and do something else, don’t give up!


10. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

Made me learn a little bit faster/ Made my skin a little bit thicker/ Makes me that much smarter/ So thanks for making me a fighter

The song of songs to create a positively empowering message, especially for women – speak for yourself and be strong.


11. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

This is my fight song/ Take back my life song/ Prove I’m alright song/ My powers turned on/ Starting right now I’ll be strong/ I’ll play my fight song/ And I don’t really care if nobody else believes/ Cos I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Fight, until you can’t fight anymore – and listen to this song while you’re doing it.


12. End Game – Taylor Swift

I hit you like bang/ We tried to forget it, but we just couldn’t/ And I bury hatchets but I keep maps of where I put ‘em

Taylor my queen! This song, her entire reputation album, slays! But this song hits me every time.


13. Long Live – Taylor Swift

You traded your baseball cap for a crown/ When they gave us our trophies/ And we held them up for our town

Nothing beats throwback Taylor! Long live has forever been my favourite Taylor Swift song, an anthem that deserves way more credit than its got.


14. Remember the Name – Fort Minor

This is ten percent luck/ Twenty percent skill/ Fifteen percent concentrated power of will/ Five percent pleasure/ Fifty percent pain/ And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

Another throwback, but this one screams determination, fight, never give up even if you hit adversities, and I love it!!!


15. Castle – Halsey

I’m heading straight for the castle/ They’re going to make me their queen

Everything Halsey produces hits me emotionally in someway, but this song, damn does it make me feel like a queen.


16. Stronger Than Ever – Ritchie Raleigh

I fall fall fall but I won’t fall down/ I won’t be crushed by the weight of this town/ I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever/ I fall but when I rise I’ll be stronger than ever

This Game of Thrones Actor sings a good song and this tune never fails to make me feel strong – and even that it’s ok to not feel that way sometimes.


17. Believer – Imagine Dragons

don’t you tell me what you think that I could be/ I’m the on at the sail/ I’m the master of my sea

Believe in yourself! I feel like that isn’t really the message of the song but it’s deffo what I take from it

18. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

I’m gonna fight ‘em all/ A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back

This screams badass! Nothing can hold me back and if it tries I’m gonna fight them all


19. Centuries – Fall Out Boy 

You will remember me/ For Centuries

As Haymitch said “make sure they remember you.

20. You Will Be Found – Dear Evan Hanson

Even when the darkness crashes through/ When you need a friend to carry you/ When you’re broken on the ground/ You will be found

This song made the list for other reasons than the rest of the songs. This song brings me back from every edge. No matter how terrible I’m feeling, it’s ok cos I’m not alone – nobody is alone.


So that’s that! 20 songs that’ll I’ll turn to if I need some major inspiration – if these songs don’t make you feel empowered then I don’t know what will!


Let me know what you guys like to listen to in the comments, or email me and just say hey!


Stay Perfect, Messy People!