Not long ago, I realized I can’t drive in silence. Like, I can – but when it hits me that I’m in silence, I turn on the radio or search for a Spotify track, and can’t calm down until I find a track that relates to my mood at the moment. For example, I love 90’s Alternative Rock (like Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song) but if it’s a short drive in the morning, I’d opt for a song that energizes me like: full transparency here, Cardi B – I Like It. What can I say? I like it…
So in an attempt to realize my personal preferences in music and how it affects my day-to-day, I created this list of “10 Songs that…” to help someone else as well, who may be in dire need of a quick solution to their problem: which track to listen to ASAP.
It’s safe to say that when you are en route to a job interview – you need energy, you need positivity, you need power! Here’s a list of 10 songs that will make you hyped up and ready for your interview – everything else is up to you.
- Red Alert (Jaxx Radio Mix)- Basement Jaxx
If you don’t know this track, thank me after. This upbeat masterpiece was a big hit back in the MTV glory days. This song is funk, house and everything beautiful in the world. Jump start your drive, baby. Don’t worry, don’t panic.
- Work It – Missy Elliot
Not only because this song title has the word “work” in the title (about 15 years before “work” became a thing) but mainly because song is about taking power in your own hands, and making the most of life. Just make sure you ahead of the game.
- Love Don’t Let Me Go – David Guetta
This song had put David Guetta on the scene, before we knew there is going to be a scene with him in it. A great indication of his ability to make a repetitive track become popular, with a beautiful, catchy melody.
- Life Itself- Glass Animals
This song has a cool groove, and most importantly talks about succeeding at life even when circumstances are hard. Pay attention, the singer lives in his Grandmama’s basement.
- Linkin Park ft Jay Z – Numb/Encore
What the hell are you waiting for? This song motivates you to act upon your dream. Jay came, saw and conquered. He wasn’t the first to say it, and won’t be last – take advice from successful men in history.
- B.O.B – Airplanes Part 2 (Feat. Eminem)
More upbeat than the original version, still with an great message about how hard work did pay off when looking back, AND adding Eminem on the track – can easily inspire you to work harder and succeed. Make a wish.
- Mel B – Word Up
Yes, it’s a cover. And a good one! In all its cover versions, this track makes you wanna dance, and since your heart is racing anyway – you might as well jam to awesome, bassed-up version.
- Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
You don’t have to be a girl to enjoy this song! Let Alicia inspire your inner fire. You’re a flame.
- Robert DeLong – Don’t wait Up
OK, a tiny-bit of a confession – I am a little obsessed with Robert. When I realized he plays all instruments and performs with a looper, it blew mind even further. I recommend this track to anyone who like Robert, has a restless mind.
- Survivor- Eye of the Tiger
I may be a little lot cheesy here but this is a great song! I won’t add anything other than it is guaranteed to pump up your motivation and mood, right when you need it the most.
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