Please note: this post was originally published on April 27, 2014. To update it, I’ve added more songs as well as links to all of the songs listed. Enjoy!
Do you have a playlist, one that’s specifically geared to fueling your enthusiasm for your goals and dreams? If not, it can be just what you need to help you keep taking steps on your path.
Here are 24 NEW suggestions (scroll down for the 24 songs in the original post):
“Tubthumping” (I Get Knocked Down) by Chumbawumba
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” as sung by Diana Ross and the Supremes
“My Way” sung by Frank Sinatra
“Before the Parade Passes By” sung by Barbra Streisand in Hello Dolly!
“Oh, Happy Day!” from Sister Act II
“When You Wish Upon a Star” as sung by Jiminy Cricket
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins
“The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers” from Winnie the Pooh
“I’ve Got the World on a String” as sung by Frank Sinatra
“Get Happy” as sung by Judy Garland
“Happy Days are Here Again” sung by Annette Hanshaw
“The Trolley Song” sung by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis
“I’m a Believer” by The Monkeys (the original song)
“I’m a Believer” from Shrek (remake) sung Smash Mouth
“It’s a Beautiful Day” sung by India Arie
“I’m on My Way” sung by Phil Collins from Brother Bear
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” as sung by Bobby McFerrin
“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
“Oh, What a Feeling” as sung by Irene Cara in Flashdance
“Simply the Best” sung by Tina Turner
“We are the Champions” by Queen
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” as sung by Justin Timberlake
“I’m Still Standing” as sung by Elton John
“Happy” sung by Pharrell Williams
Here are 24 suggestions from the original post:
“Good Morning” featured in Singin’ in the Rain
“It’s a Great Day” as sung by Peggy Lee
“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” featured in Disney’s Song of the South
“What a Wonderful World” as sung by Louis Armstrong
“Climb Every Mountain” featured in Sound of Music
“Roar” as sung by Katy Perry
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T” as sung by Aretha Franklin
“I Can See Clearly Now” as sung by Johnny Nash
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor and featured in Rocky
“Jump” as sung by Van Halen
“Walking on Sunshine” as sung by Katrina and the Waves
“Celebration” as sung by Kool and the Gang
“Don’t Stop Me Now” as sung by Queen
“I Believe I Can Fly” as sung by R Kelly
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” as sung by Starship
“Magic” as sung by MoZella
“Do You Believe in Magic?” by the Lovin’ Spoonfuls
“Life is What You Make It” as sung by Hanna Montana
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” as sung by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl
“So Long Dearie” as sung by Barbra Streisand in Hello, Dolly!
“New York, New York” as sung by Frank Sinatra
“Dream” as sung by Ella Fitzgerald
“Smile” as sung by Nat King Cole
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” as sung by Judy Garland
Feel free to add others that are your favorites. Sometimes as I sing and dance along with these songs, I tweak the lyrics to make them more powerfully specific to me. Feel free to do the same!
Your homework today is to make a playlist for yourself, one that’s filled with songs that motivate you toward your goals and dreams. If you already have one, then update it (Please remember to respect the hard work of the artists and download songs from reputable services). Have fun with this!
Play these songs first thing in the morning to get yourself charged up for a great day and to catapult you into taking the next step toward your dreams. Also, play the list throughout the day to keep you going.
You can do it!
Post in the comments section the songs that are your favorites for feeling good and motivating yourself.
I’m so proud of you—rock on!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,