Are you feeling a little discouraged, lazy or just generally not in the mood for anything? Pop these songs onto a playlist and prepare to get stuff done!

On this list we count down the Top 10 songs to get you motivated.

By the time you get to number 5, you’ll be sure to have gotten down to business. When you reach number 1, you should have conquered every last demotivational demon.

10. Don’t stop believin’ – Journey

The best type of motivational song is the one that you can belt out because you know all the lyrics. This anthem by Journey ticks all these boxes.

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9. Shake it off – Taylor Swift

Have a little talk with Ms Swift when the world presses down on you. Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.

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8. Beautiful Day – U2

There’s nothing like a few Irish comrades reminding you to live in the moment.

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7. We will rock you – Queen

You probably heard this song for the first time in some locker room as a teenager, and a decade later, it hasn’t lost any of its power.

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6. Not afraid – Eminem

Take it from the master of recovery and reinvention: never let fear stand in the way of doing what you really want to do.

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5. Tubthumping – Chumbawumba

Right, so while this might be a drinking song, the truth in the chorus is not lost: “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down”.

4. It’s my life – Bon Jovi

Another dedication to the present moment. Indeed, Jon, it’s now or never.

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3. Eye of the tiger – Survivor

The first few riffs of this song have the power to turn any demotivated couch potato into Rocky Balboa.

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2. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia

There’s no use in waiting any longer; fire away. Nothing can keep you down, so belt it out: “You shoot me down, but I won’t fall, I am titanium”.

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1. Feelin’ good – Nina Simone

The celebrated Nina Simone said it best: It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. And you’re feeling good.

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About The Author

Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher is a freelance writer in the Upper Karoo. Aside from writing content for Counting Coins, Angie has tried her hand at a few juvenile attempts at poetry filled with storms and stress, and a marginally successful radio station, Radio Grootoor, recorded on cassette tapes when she was ten.

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