Monday Music Motivation

You know when Monday comes around and you can’t help but feel like staying in bed all day? All you need is a little upbeat motivation to get you ready for the day ahead, and what’s the best method? A little bit of Bobby McFerrin and Swedish House Mafia to ‘save the world’ with their music. Take a treble clef or two out of our top motivational songs and kick start your day properly! Why not make a quick glass of lemon water, too?


  1. La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’

Go in for the kill at work today! With a positive mentality and an upbeat tune you can accomplish everything… well, almost everything.

  1. Florence + The Machine – ‘Dog Days Are Over’

There’s no one like Florence to help lift your mood on a dreary day!

  1. Daft Punk – ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’

Work harder, better, faster and stronger with this upbeat tempo and motivating rythm.

  1. The White Stripes – ‘Seven Nation Army’

Mona Elthahawy, an Egyptian journalist,  commented on this song that ‘Every time I hear the opening lines – ‘I’m gonna fight them off, a seven nation army couldn’t hold me back’ – it just takes me to Egypt, where people – I’ve never seen anything like it. Literally, nothing can hold them back.’ Maybe we should take a leaf out of their book and stop complaining when we could make the best of everything we already have? Just a thought, though.

  1. Destiny’s Child – ‘Survivor’

You’re a survivor, you’re not gonna give up, you’re not gonna stop, you’re gonna get to work! Add this  lifting rhythm to your Monday mornings and you’ll be sure to find yourself in a better mood. Plus, who doesn’t love a bit of Beyoncè?

  1. Chumbawamba – ‘Tub-thumping’

Chumbawamba’s song isn’t as ridiculous as the title may make it look… “tub-thumper” is generally used for someone, more often a political figure, seeming to “jump on the bandwagon” with a favoured idea. Either way, this song has a great tune to lift your spirits on a Monday morning!

  1. Queen – ‘The Show Must Go On’

Queen has produced various uplifting, motivational songs in their time. This one in particular is undeniably moving and motivational with the message it sends that no matter what happens in life, it’s crucial to keep moving on.

  1. James Brown – ‘I Feel Good’

This song really provides the perfect ‘feel good’ atmosphere. This song has always been one of the favourites for uplifting spirits.

  1. Monty Python – ‘Always Look On the Bright Side of Life’

Looking at the positive side of life increases your mind over mentality mindset which enables the boost you need to get through the rest of the day. It’s jolly tune never fails to cheers you up on a dull day.

  1. Bobby McFerrin – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’

Exactly as Bobby says – don’t worry, be happy! Having this chilled song as a little reminder that there’s no point in worrying really can boost your attitude towards the day!


  1. Eminem – ‘Lose Yourself’

Eminem always promotes the importance of never giving up and his story is a perfect example of why it’s essential to work hard for what you want and lose yourself in what you love.

  1. Fall Out Boy – ‘Centuries’

With its powerful tune, this song can raise even the dullest of moods.

  1. Kanye West – ‘Stronger’

Kanye never disappoints with his motivational beats, and who better done by than the kind of overconfidence? Put your headphones in and get yourself into gear with ‘Stronger’.

  1. Martin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’

This song reminds us to never let anything stop us from reaching out goals and aspirations. It teaches us to overcome the obstacles no matter how hard. It’s the perfect motivator.

  1. The Black Eyed Peas – ‘Where Is the Love?’

This calming song can be motivational to everyone, reminding us to smile and share the love. One of the lyrics suggests to ‘take control of your mind and meditate’ which gives us the incentive to remain calm and stay in control of our emotions.

  1. The Killers – Human

We’re all human, we all mess up at some point or another… right? Sometimes we just need to forgive and forget in order to move forward with our lives. The backing track on this song is so uplifting ans serves as a great motivational song in coordination with it’s lyrics.

  1. Ben E. King – ‘Stand by Me’

Through his inspiring lyrics, Ben E. King taught us to always stand up for what you believe in, step outside your comfort zone and live. Fears awake in everyone but the best you can do is fight them.

  1. Survivor – ‘The Eye of the Tiger’

One of the most iconic songs of the 80s. Motivation oozes out of this beat. That is all.

  1. Bastille – ‘Pompeii’

The unique percussion of Pompeii combined with the vocal chords and lyrics make this song perfect for early morning motivation.

The soothing vocal cords combined with it’s unique percussion gives this song the best calming tone to raise your spirits on a moody Monday.

  1. Kid Cudi – ‘Pursuit of Happiness’

Inspiring us to be on the pursuit of happiness, thing song can shed light on even the dullest of moods.

  1. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

The edgy, anti-establishment attitude provided by Nirvana in this tune is good as an empowering motivator. Whether you have endless lists of things to do or an inbox filled with spam and e-mails to sort through or even a pressing deadline, smell the teen spirit and embrace it.

  1. Oasis – ‘Live Forever’

Oasis makes the kind of songs where you’ll be sitting in the kitchen at 3am, screaming them at the top of your voice and wearing out your vocal chords, but it’s worth it.

  1. Swedish House Mafia – ‘Save the World’

The underlying message in this song is that it’s down to us to motivate ourselves and achieve our goals, whether we want to save the world or just buy a house.

  1. Louis Armstrong – ‘What a Wonderful World’

Life is full of colour and smiles, and this song definitely doesn’t fail to remind us of this as it’s title implies, ‘What a Wonderful World’. When life get’s you down, this song reminds you that there’s so much more to be grateful of.

  1. David Guetta ft. Sia – ‘Titanium’

This is my favourite motivating song. It’s self-empowering in the way it forms an open statement to anyone who tries to bring us down and reminds us we can’t be knocked down, that we’re always stronger and can rise above it.



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