Every now and then, everyone needs a little bit of motivation. Some gravitate towards books, others music. From hard hip-hop lyrics dramatized by underground beats to oldie records atop spinning tables, in some fashion, music is moving. So if you need an extra push this season, roll up your sleeves and just say the word “pumped,” because you’ll find new inspiration through these featured songs.
"Stronger" – Kanye West
Right off Kanye West’s third studio album Graduation, this song is perfect for graduating seniors who’ve entered a period of frenzy. As you apply to graduate school or top-notch companies, familiarize yourself with these words: “Work it, make it, do it, makes us/Harder, better, faster, stronger.”
"Blowing Money Fast (B.M.F.)" – Rick Ross Ft. Styles P
Whether you roll back your seat while driving or add a dip to your walk, “Blowing Money Fast (B.M.F.)” by Rick Ross is not a game. Because if you roll your dices right, you won’t only have a “Rolls Royce triple black,” but maybe “self paid” too.
"B.O.B." – Outkast
Like Outkast in his high-tempo and jungle-influenced track, “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad),” you can find motivation in nearly anything. In this case an animal: “Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground (Woo!)/ Like a million elephants and silverback orangutans.”
"Loose Yourself" – Eminem
The clock is ticking; timing is running out, what are you going to do? Listen to “Loose Yourself” by Eminem and you’ll gain a sense of urgency, because according to him, this chance only comes once in a lifetime.
"Papercut" – Linkin Park
For rock-and-roll guru’s, the song “Papercut,” by the American rock band Linkin Park knows all too well about the voice in the back of your head. They sing: “It’s like a face I hold inside/Like a face that awakes when I close my eyes.” And if you hear it too, don’t ignore it; follow your heart.
"I Gotta Feeling" – Black Eyed Peas
If you woke up on the right side of bed, you just might have a smile on your face. The night is young according to Black Eyed Peas’ song, “I Gotta Feeling,” so live it up. Call a friend and just do it, do it, do it!
"Eye of the Tiger" – Survivor
This 1982 song is absolutely legendary. Whether you’re suiting up for a basketball game or chanting with teammates before the kickoff, the song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor will create a roar from even the crowd.
"We Will Rock You" – Queen
Pump your fists and straighten your back because Queen’s “We Will Rock You” never ceases to fail. Make a big noise and chant: “Shoutin’ in the street gonna take on the world some day.” You’re promised to rock the world, why not start now?