Okay, don’t get me wrong. Eye of the Tiger is a classic and Rocky is a hero, but it is also a little played out. You need some fresh pump up songs.
I believe music is such a great way to get you motivated and pumped up. Music is powerful. It can change your mood, spark memories and evoke a trillion different emotions. Music can be your superpower! I know from experience.
I’ve arrived at sales appointments in which I did NOT listen to music on the way there. And, I have arrived at sales appointments when I DID listen to music on the way.
I can tell you music makes the difference.
Research has shown that music is a very powerful neurological tool that helps us change our mindset and mood. It also has proven that playing a variety of different types of music can boost dopamine, which is why it is a great idea to change it up. Again, even Eye of the Tiger can become mundane- it’s science.
That is why I have put together this list of mega-super awesome, freshy-fresh, pump up songs with a ton of variety. It spans genres and generations. I hope you find some songs you’ve never heard before, some that bring you back and smile, and that all of them get you pumped up!
Whether you are getting ready for a sales presentation, working out, or preparing for a speech, I know you will find something that will elevate your mood and give you that little boost to make whatever you are doing extraordinary!
Sunrise- Kygo feat. John Walker
You know Kygo had to be on the list! This song builds in all the right ways.
Millionaire- Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals
Must be the MONEY!! Everything about this song lifts my mood. Currently on repeat.
Make Way- Aloe Blacc
Legendary! It is impossible to not get a boost of confidence after listening to these lyrics.
All The Way Up- Fat Joe
“Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up!” Need I say more?
Ain’t Got Far To Go- Jess Glynne
I love every Jess Glynne song. This one is a great reminder that you are closer to your goals than you think.
Good Morning- Max Frost
Listening to this song is the happiest way to start your day. If you haven’t heard it, you’re welcome.
Rise- Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack
Someone hating on you? Listen to this.
Good as Hell- Lizzo
This song is EVERYTHING. I mean… play it and you’ll understand.
Giltter & Gold – Barns Courtney
Gritty and powerful. This song will give you the chills and a little fire in your soul.
Be Cool- Embody feat. Bailey & Marco Foster
In the mid 90’s I spent a good portion of my time rewinding a particular cassette tape and listening to it over and OVER again. That cassette was Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be”. When Embody released this remake my 11 year old self screamed at the top of her lungs with joy. I can’t stop singing this song!
High Hopes- Panic! At The Disco
Optimism is oozing from this track. “Be something greater, Go make a legacy, Manifest destiny.” & “Rewrite your histories, Light up your wildest dreams.” I mean come on?! Does it get better?!
Free Ride- The Edgar Winter Group
This 70s classic is fitting for this list. Not only is it a great pump up song for the beat alone, but the lyrics are deeper than you’d expect- How’s “You know all the answers must come from within” for introspection?
Shotgun- George Ezra
This is such a fun song. I dare you not to smile while listening to this driving around town!
Love Myself- Hailee Steinfeld
Self-love is SO important for your mental health and well-being. This song will get you dancing and loving yourself!
Unstoppable- The Score
“Keep your silver, give me that gold” All these lyrics! Keep them coming!!
Wake Me Up- Avicii
I first heard this song at Tony Robbin’s Date with Destiny event and I have been listening to it ever since. Plus, it’s Avicii.
Do My Own Thing- American Authors
You do you and I’ll do me. Okay? It’s like the American Authors are personally giving you permission to do your own thing.
Dancing in the Moon Light- Jubel, NEIMY
Are you in the mood to dance? I got you! Jubel killed this remix.
Express Yourself- Charles Wright & The Watts
Oh damn! This song. Nothing compares.
Might Not Like Me- Brynn Elliott
If you work in a male-dominated field this song will speak into your soul.
Kamikaze- Walk The Moon
Walk the Moon is one of my all time favorite bands, up there with Kygo. If you get the chance- go seem them live. As for this song, I listened to this driving up to a real estate conference where I was speaking in front of hundreds of people. Guess what? I killed it!
Come Alive- Hugh Jackman- The Greatest Showman
This movie. This song. These lyrics. I could hang on to these word for days!
Learn To Let Go- Kesha
Are you hanging on to some shit from your past? I prescribe that you listen to this song.
Let the Games Begin- AJR
Get fired up for your next appointment with this little gem from AJR. Also, the horn section.
Up Around the Bend- Creedence Clearwater Revival
Here is another one that will not allow you to frown while you are listening. You just can’t.
Feels Right: Galloway Remix – Jocelyn Alice & Galloway
Sometimes you just have to play it based on how you feel. Does it feel right?
Thunder- Imagine Dragons
Yep, I am adding it. Too good not to.
Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
If you ever forget how strong and passionate and amazing you are, just let Mrs. Keys remind you.
Roll Up- Fitz and The Tantrums
Okay, forget that this song was on the Peter Rabbit soundtrack. Let it be your car dance soundtrack.
Black and Yellow- Wiz Khalifa
“Everything I do, I do it big” That’s what this all about. Now, go brush your shoulders off.
Feel the Love- Rudimental feat. John Newman
Yes! This one! The layers, the complexity. This song gives me all the feels.
Confident- Demi Lovato
You know. For when you need a power anthem to start the day.
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Yes. Call me Mrs. Fahrenheit!
Happier- Marshmello & Bastille
I have to admit, I cried when I saw the music video for this one. Not like a little teary eyed, but full on bawling! But, I love it. It is a calm raising of the spirits.
I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rida
Such a fun dancing song. Trust me when you listen, you’ll start moving.
America’s Sweetheart- Elle King
You guys. The banjo in this is insane. Almost as remarkable as the message to embrace who you are and be your authentic self.
I Can’t Stop- Flux Pavilion
So, this song has only one sentence. However, it doesn’t need any more. “I Can’t Stop” says it all.
Go Big or Go Home- American Authors
For when your wondering if you should go big or not.
Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
If this isn’t the feel good song of the decade I am not sure what is. Swiftie or not, you can’t deny the incredible urge to shake off all the BS when you listen to this song.
Bills- LunchMoney Lewis
We all got ’em. What you gonna do? Work!
All I Do Is Win- DJ Khaled feat.T-Pain, Snoop Dog & Rick Ross
Just a little reminder that you’re a winner. Don’t forget that.
Dreamer- Axwell Λ Ingrosso
A beautiful song and a beautiful message. “We are dreamers together.”
This is Me- The Greatest Showman -Remix feat. Missy Elliott
The original was amazing, this remix blew my freaking mind. Missy Elliott words are the words the world need to hear right now.
Yep, don’t try to hustle P!nk. Has someone tried to hustle you? Give this a listen.
The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco
Life goes on. So do you.
Connection- One Republic
It is easy to feel lonely even when surrounded by a sea of people. Ryan Tedder gets it.
You are a diamond. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
What If I Go?- Mura Masa feat. Bonzai
The beats on this track. Just listen, there is nothing else like it.
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Remember when Eminem, I mean B Rabbit, took the stage in 8 mile? Chills. I pull this song out anytime I need to dig a little deeper, feel free to borrow it.
All Things- Betty Who
This is a happy little song. Bob Ross would have loved it.
What Do You Love- Zac Samuel Remix – Seeb, Jacob Banks
Need some inspiration to give up the nine to five? This will do the trick.
Fancy- Iggy Azalea- Charli XCX
First things first, well, you already know.
Renegades- X Ambassadors
“Go forth and have no fear” “All hail the underdogs” All the lyrics are soooo good.
Broccoli- DRAM feat. Lil Yachty
There is so much happening here and I just want to get out of my chair and whip and nae nae, then pipe it up and stab. So, you know, it had to go on the list.
Live Your Life- T.I. Feat. Rihanna
Preach! “Never mind what haters say- Ignore ’em ’til they fade away”
In the Morning Light- Alex Schulz
The beats. The feels!
I Feel Good- Thomas Rhett feat. LunchMoney Lewis
OK, the song title says it all. Want to feel good? Take listen.
I Like It- Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
Get it! Get pumped up in the best way with Cardi!
Pumpin Blood- NONONO
This song is literally about your heart. It makes me so happy for my little beating heart! Plus, I love the title of this album “We are only what we feel.” Plus, plus, I bet you will be whistling this one in your head all day!
Good Life- G-Easy & Kehlani
“We put the good in the good in the good life. We put the bad in the past, now we alright” I love this song so much!
To recap, here is the full playlist of pump up songs for your listening pleasure:
So, there you go. 60 pump up songs giving you well over three and a half hours of opportunities to elevate your mood, motivate you and make your day better. I hope you enjoy these and share them with someone you love!
Tell me… what are your favorite songs to get you motivated? Send me your playlist. I want to check it out!