Sometimes, we all need a little motivation. Having a high level of drive can help us accomplish our goals as well as lead a happier and more productive life. Sometimes, finding the motivation to get things done can be hard. Listening to a good song can re-energize you and allows you to see problems from a new light. You can listen to these songs while you travel or while you work.
Some sports teams even use music as a way to increase of focus and motivation before a game. Basically, any song that you find inspirational can be considered a “pump up” song. When it comes down to musical genre, there are no rules. In this article, we are going to present you with our list of the top 10 songs that will get you pumped and ready to take on life’s challenges.
10. Eminem: “Till I Collapse”
This is one of the more upbeat rap songs on the list and it is sung by one of the most successful rappers of all time, Eminem. It can really make for a solid listen. A lot of people like to listen to it while working out or running. Either way, this song is considered a deep pump up song.
9. AC/DC: “Thunderstruck”
If you’ve ever watched The Longest Yard then you’ve probably also heard this song playing before the game. It probably got your juices flowing as well. While AC/DC isn’t a band primarily known to produce “pump up” music, they do a very good job on this track. The song is also on a scene from the film Varsity Blues.
8. Survivor: “Eye of the Tiger”
This one almost doesn’t even need an explanation. As soon as the song begins, you can almost feel yourself wanting to go out and be productive in some way. If you’ve ever been an active viewer in the Rocky films then you’ve probably heard this song before. The lyrics basically summarize a story about someone who is taking on life’s challenges and not giving up regardless of the obstacles.
7. Guns N’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle”
If you want to get crazed before a workout then you should probably put this on your MP3 player and blast it. This song has been around for ages and has been placed in a variety of films and video collages. While the lyrics themselves don’t necessarily have any direct meaning towards reaching goals, few can argue that the words won’t make you want to go out and do something.
6. Eminem: “Lose Yourself”
Leave it to Eminem to snag another spot on our list- and rightfully so. The track “Lose Yourself” is probably one of the better known pump-up tracks in the world. Basically, it narrates Eminem’s life and illustrates how he practically came up from nothing to be able to have anything that he ever wanted. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re trying to accomplish- listening to this song will cause you to get much more done.