There’s nothing like an energetic, motivational song to get you in the zone and hyper-focused on your goals. Whether you’re trying to get after your best body in the gym, prove you deserve that promotion, or filter out the negative relationships in your life, we all could use music to pump us up and get us through anything.
Thankfully, the late 90s and early 2000s produced so many go-getter anthems to help us upgrade our lives and work toward whatever we want.
Except, when these songs first came out, our ambitions were very different than today. I probably played “Stronger” by Britney Spears a hundred times to get over a 5th grade crush. I’m happy to say I survived and no longer listen to that song with the same context!
As we’ve all gotten older, our aspirations have changed, but we can still apply the messages from these same songs to our new goals.
Granted, there are plenty of inspirational songs in today’s top 40, but nostalgia is a powerful thing not to be underestimated. Science proves that nostalgia makes us happy! So I’ve compiled throwback songs that will not only encourage you, but uplift your mood.
What are you trying to accomplish these days? Jam out to the playlist below and get going!
P.S. I’ve also made this playlist a collaborative one, so feel free to add any other songs that inspire you!