Perhaps you’ve been working very hard on a project that seems to be going nowhere slowly. You might be a part of a sports team that has just not been up to scratch lately. Maybe it’s just that time of the year.

Whatever the reason is that you’re feeling down, these songs are sure to pick you up and get you going again.

15. Miley Cyrus – The Climb

When she was still Hannah Montana, Miley had a lot to say about pushing on when the going gets tough.

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14. Little Jackie – The World Should Revolve Around Me

There’s something to say for self-confidence, and Little Jackie has no shortage on that front. Listen to why she says the world should revolve around her, and take a page from her book.

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13. The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

Albeit full of innuendo, The Rolling Stones had it right when they said there’s no stopping once you’ve started. You’ll make a grown man cry.

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12. Pharrell Williams – Happy

Happiness is the basis of many a great plan and its eventual success, and this song by Pharrel has a way of putting even the grumpiest grump in a peaceful state of mind.

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11. S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin’

Never underestimate the value of a good 90s pop tune. You probably know the lyrics, which means that you won’t be able to escape the song and dance that may result from listening to this.

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10. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

No playlist of this kind would be complete without Gloria Gaynor’s classic ode to the downtrodden. You too will survive.

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9. Sara Bareilles – Brave

If the music video of this song doesn’t put you in a good mood, we’re pretty sure nothing on earth will.

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8. M People – Moving on up

Sure, this is a break-up song, but isn’t it time that you broke up with your brokenness and started a new relationship with your awesomeness?

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7. Five – Keep on Movin’

Another hit from the 90s that’s sure to get you singing along and get rid of any bad vibes that might be in your vicinity.

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6. The All-American Rejects – Move Along

The All-American Rejects will take you back to when you were young and full of dreams about a bright future. Don’t get discouraged by being a grown-up, dreams never die.

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5. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World

In this song Imagine Dragons are pretty adamant that patience is a virtue and all good things come to those who wait.

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4. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

“If it’s not okay, it’s not the end” comes to mind. Add catchy guitar riffs, and you’re set you get up from the dumps.

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3. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

Shouty 80s rock that reminds you that a boring life just won’t do. You don’t have to take that.

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2. Demi Lovato – Let It Go

The truth in the lyrics of the soundtracks to Disney movies should never go unnoticed. Turn away and slam the door, Elsa!

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1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

The ultimate get-up-and-get-going song. Nothing turns words into deeds like Freddie Mercury blaring out that a good time is on the cards.

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It’s normal to feel discouraged every now and then, but never let discouragement become your compass. There’s little reason to feel down when there’s so much to aspire to.

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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