10 Songs To Get You Back In The Mood For Work
Jan 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Sometimes, all you need is good music to get you feeling confident, focused, and ready to dive back into work after a long holiday break.
Start building your #BackToWork playlist with these 10 tracks!
1: Feels Great (feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ) – Cheat Codes
Fun fact: This feel-good song is about youth and the artists’ fondest memories. It’s a great song to start your work day with.
2: Once In A While – Timeflies
Fun fact: Timeflies duo Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro know all about the pressures that come with work. This 2016 single talks about staying positive through the worries and issues that arise while they’re on tour.
3: CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake
Fun fact: This song originally gained attention as the headline track for the 2017 animated movie Trolls, but has since outlasted the movie’s popularity.
4: Odds Are – Barenaked Ladies
Fun fact: Inspired by lead singer Ed Robertson’s 2008 plane crash, the song urges you to dare to be happy in spite of everything that life may bring.
5: Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Fun fact: Eye of the Tiger topped the Billboard charts in 1982 as the headline track of Rocky III, but is still relevant enough to make it into workout and motivation playlists to this day.
6: Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons
Fun fact: Some critics were irked by this video’s seemingly tone-deaf depiction of flooding and water damage when it was released in mid-October 2017, less than a month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
7: Thunder (Official Remix) – Imagine Dragons, K. Flay
Fun fact: Singer and songwriter K. Flay produced this official remix to celebrate the beginning of the band’s September 2017 arena tour in the US.
8: Dog Days are Over – Florence + The Machine
Fun fact: The harp-based track was inspired by a similarly-named giant text installation by artist Ugo Rondinone.
9: Guardians of the Past (From the Dragon Age Inquisition OST) – Trevor Morris
Fun fact: Video game background tracks (particularly from boss battles), which are designed to build up the listener’s excitement while keeping them motivated to finish the level or round, can also help improve focus when dealing with work-related tasks.
10: PACIFIC RIM OST Soundtrack Main Theme – Ramin Djawadi
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