Best Workday Playlist: 20 Songs to Get Motivated


Looking for a little motivation to get you through the workday?

Research has suggested that listening to music at work can help improve efficiency, creativity and happiness in terms of work-related tasks.

Recently, we asked our VIP Crowd users what songs get them pumped up and ready to work and created a playlist with all their responses.

The Ultimate Workday Playlist

1. “Mama’s Song” by Cody Jinks

Kick off the day with a little country? Don’t mind if we do.

2. “Happier” by Marshmello, Bastille

Just try not swaying to the beat of this awesome tune.

3. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

This wedding reception favorite is just the motivation sales needs during a rough day of cold calling.

4. “1999” by Prince

Let’s party like it’s 1999… which was nearly 20 years ago (What?!).

5. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

Nobody gets us pumped up like Jon Bon Jovi and the 80’s hair in this music video.

6. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

I mean, has there ever been a better intro to a song?!

7. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

If you see Tom over in finance doing the head bob with a look of determination on his face, you know he’s probably listening to this Rocky theme song.

8. “Glory” by The Score

Yes! Cleaning up your inbox has never been so much fun with this alternative/indie hit blaring through your AirPods.

9. “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5, Cardi B

Love Adam Levine or hate him, you know you’re singing along to this song.

10. “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

This song didn’t hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for no reason.

11. “Homegrown” by Zac Brown Band

How can you not love Zac Brown Band? Such great feel good music for your afternoon grind.

12. “All of the Lights” by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi

A little Kanye is all you need to get through the 3:00 slump.

13. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ‘N Roses

Got a case of the Mondays? It’s nothing Axl Rose can’t take care of.

14. “Cheap Thrills” by The Bellas (Pitch Perfect 3 Soundtrack)

“I don’t really like the Pitch Perfect movies,” said no one ever.

15. “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

Having a hard time getting into the zone? Imagine Dragons will take you there.

16. “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE

What the heck does cake by the ocean mean anyways? Oh well, we don’t care… “TALK TO ME BABY!”

17. “It Ain’t My Fault” by Brothers Osbourne

Things not going too well at work? Don’t blame me, cuz it ain’t my fault.

18. “This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” by Taylor Swift

Don’t even pretend like you don’t like her. We’re all secretly listening to Taylor Swift in the safety of our cubicles.

19. “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Because we just can’t get enough of this song on the radio…

20. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, Beyonce

Everyone working in customer service is slaying this song by the end of the day.


Check out the full playlist on Spotify: VIP Crowd’s Get PUMPED for Work Playlist

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