“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” -Plato
We all love to be inspired at work, and we all love great music. So I asked people I respect what songs inspire them most at the office. I asked members of the Likeable team, as well as CEO’s from the Young Entrepreneurs Council and the Entrepreneurs Organization for their favorite songs to get motivated at work, to get them feeling productive on days when that’s not so easy, and to simply inspire them. Below are their choices along with select lyrics from each. From a wide variety of genres, some of these songs are sure to inspire you as well:
I’m not afraid to take a stand. Everybody come take my hand.
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I’m reppin’ for the girls who taking over the world. Help me raise a glass for the college grads.
Working hard to get my fill, Everybody wants a thrill.
What does it take to be number one? Two is not a winner And 3 nobody remembers.
Relax, take it easy. For there is nothing that we can do.
Do whatever that it takes, he got a winner’s mind. Give it all to him, meet him at the finish line.
Your boldness stands alone among the wreck
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own nec
Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I’m coming home to you.
It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, risin’ up to the challenge of our rival.
It’s time for a show…Here I am, rock you like a hurricane.
No one wants to be defeated. Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight.
In this maze you can lose your way. It might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you no way.
I could lift you up. I could show you what you want to see, and take you where you want to be.
Listen, see I was meant to be a warrior. Fight something amongst me, leave here victorious.
We are always running, for the thrill of it, thrill of it. Always pushing up the hill.
I’m a shooting star leaping through the skies, like a tiger defying the laws of gravity.
Make no excuses now. I‘m talking here and now.
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.
Baby, you’re a firework. Come on, show ’em what you’re worth. Make ’em go, oh, oh, oh.
Finally, for my personal favorite song to inspire me at work…
21) The Final Countdown by Europe
Oh. It’s the final countdown. We’re leaving together.
Those are some of the songs that inspire my colleagues and fellow business leaders at work. Now, I’d love to hear from YOU. Do you love any of the above songs? What is your favorite song to inspire you at work – to get you feeling good when you’re feeling down? Let me know in the comments below, and perhaps we can make this list go from 21 to 2,100 songs!
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Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable Local and Chairman of Likeable Media, a leading social media agency. Dave is also the author of Likeable Business & Likeable Social Media. You can read more posts by clicking the Follow button above.