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Motivational Music List

  • Mar 14, 2010
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The economy, the wars, healthcare...none of them are as depressing to me as reality TV! :) No matter what gets you down, there is always some music out there that speaks to you and motivates and causes action to move to a better place. Here are some songs that do that for me!  This list is one that I thought of in this one sitting and is likely to be added to in the future.  Any suggestions???
Alicia Keys - Wait Till They See My Smile
Isn't the saying that the best revenge is happiness or success? No matter what has got you down and no matter what anyone thinks, they will know you've made it happen whey they see your smile!

Nickleback - If Today Was Your Last Day
I like think about this when things are tough...what IF today was your last day? Would the petty stuff be so significant???

Rakim - It Won't Be Long
 Sometimes when stuff isn't going right and you're working HARD to make it all happen, you just want someone to tell you that it will all be worth it.  "But how long will it take?" you ask..."It won't be long" answers Rakim.

John Legend - If You're Out There
Sometimes when we want something different, we look to outside sources to make the changes when we should really be looking inside ourselves. "We can be heroes", "Searched for the leader, but the leader was me", "We should be the change that we want to see".

N.E.R.D. - Happy
 Obviously a good "getting over it" breakup song, but it the vibe can be applied to any situation where you are moving from one place to another.  "I'm happy...things are looking good now.  I feel so alive.  I'm on over drive"

Nelly - Self Esteem
"You got to believe in yourself, and everything else will work out, you'll see"
"I think I...nah...I know I can"

Rihanna - Hard
After being a victim of domestic abuse this was her triumphant return to music and she let us know that you gotta be "Hard" to overcome. The video shows her in a war setting and making it through.  "Go hard or go home" -Young Jeezy

Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike
This is from the "way back" collection.  Sometimes you just have to let loose, have fun and DO WHAT YOU LIKE! :)  

Eminem Lose Yourself
This song not only gets you moving and head boppin, but tells a story about stepping up to the moment and seizing it!

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November 13, 2010
Awesome list, Jeff! I love it...and now I feel like conquering the world lol....you should add this list and your other music lists/reviews, etc to the Music Matters Community!
March 15, 2010
Love this list, JD!  Thanks for creating my motivating playlist for the day :D
March 17, 2010
How'd the day go??? :)
March 14, 2010
Nice variety. Love the inspiration!
March 17, 2010
Gratzi! Hope you were inspired for good.
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