1. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Coming in hot with this classic. The second the music starts on this one, you have no choice but to feel like you’re going to make it. This song is the greatest, “Bitch, you thought!” song in modern history. But to be clear, we are still working on our petty so we are def still going to diss you on the internet. Sorry mama!
2. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
There is no motivational playlist without The Climb. You’re welcome.
3. The Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine
Get up and dance! This song is a perfect stress reliever because it gets you up out of your seat dancing like a 16 year old white girl from an 80s John Hughes movie. It’s just that good.
4. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
One of the worst parts of going through the quarter life crisis is thinking that it’s too late for you to change your life around. Natasha reminds us that turning the current page only leads to a blank one. You have so much life ahead of you. THE REST IS STILL UNWRITTEN! (Also how can you not be inspired by a black choir in a pop song? That’s what they are there for.)
5. Fly – Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna
Ok, Fly does not get the love that it deserves, but I am here to tell you that this song will pull you up by your boot straps and have you ready to meet every single one of your goals. It is epic. Nicki Minaj and Rihanna made an inspirational bop for the girls and I am so here for it.
6. Through the Rain – Mariah Carey
Sometimes you need to belt out a ballad and get your ugly cry on. This song is ugly cry approved. The message is inspiring and the emotions are raw. So slap on your hip hugger jeans, place that butterfly clip in your hair and take on the world.
7. Hold On – Good Charlotte
If you are currently residing in the QLC then I know for a fact that you are aware of the spectacular emo-pop hits of the early 00s. You also know that Hold On is one of the best of the genre. This song is sure to stoke your nostalgia flames and also pull you out the rut of the moment.