New Year, New Attitude: Playlist

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The ball has dropped, resolutions have been made and now you’re left with the task to you know, stick to them. While music can’t force you to stop drinking soda with every meal and it surely can’t push you onto a treadmill, a new playlist to define your New Year outlook is a feasible and easy task. Here are some tunes that embody new beginnings – that New Year, New You attitude you can blast in your headphones.
 
New Attitude – Patti LaBelle
A queen of the rhythm and blues who set the stage for artists like Jennifer Hudson, Patti LaBelle’s soulful voice can be the kick start for anyone embarking on a transition this year.
 
Who Dat – J. Cole
Right off J. Cole’s debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, this energetic rap single is the perfect wake-up routine song. As you exercise or think about exercising, this single’s catchy chorus acts as your motivation. “Who dat who dat b—h I got the flame/So don't worry bout no muthaf–ka name.”
 
Don’t Hold Your Applause – Wale
For those who enjoy Wale, swagger it is all about flaunting your self-confidence. Wale’s combination style of DC Go-Go and popular hip hop blends well to give you a track that is all about showing off.  
 
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Time to reclaim your life and finally get all the pieces to your master puzzle together – add a few hard drum beats and Bon Jovi’s raspy voice and you have yourself a good, old fashioned empowerment song.
 
Lift Off – Jay Z, Kanye West and Beyonce
Yes, there is still use for the Watch the Throne album in the New Year. There will be times where there is a lack of inspiration, but Beyonce’s sultry voice can help kick the rut and push you back to checking off the many goals you have set on your list.
 
Firework – Katy Perry
“Ignite the light and let it shine.” Katy Perry’s inspirational song about forgetting a past, year or week filled with frowns before setting a new path is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries and tackle new challenges.
 
The Motto – Drake and Lil Wayne
With Drake and Lil Wayne’s “YOLO” (You Only Live Once) mantra, trying something new seems that much more tangible. Not to mention, the beat is catchy.
 
Start Over – Beyonce
For those still in a relationship after the ball has dropped, Beyonce’s powerful conviction to keep two people together during tough times is essential to anyone’s new attitude. Your love life isn’t to be ignored and her advice to simply “start over and give love another life” seems like a resolution you and your respective boo can work on together.

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