Though I get my motivation from a variety of places, none is more powerful than music. These five motivating songs will empower you in a varety of situations.

1. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
This song has been played at every wedding I have ever attended and all the women, including myself, crowd the floor lip syncing the words that confirm their independence after their man has left. Kind of ironic to have it played at a celebration of the union of two people?

2. Fighter by Christina Aquilera
This song is on the motivating songs list because it is the modern version of “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor; it too makes you feel like you can handle the demise of a relationship and come out stronger.

3. Lose Yourself by Eminen
I am not necessarily a rap lover, but I do love Eminen. As much dysfunction that I’m sure exists in his life, I respect that he writes lyrics based on raw emotions.

4. Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw
Does this even need further explanation? I think the title says it all? The best of the motivating songs suited for the bucket lister.

5. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Listening to the lyrics of this song makes me excited about the future because you just don’t know what great things can happen!

What is your favorite of the motivating songs list? What songs inspire you?