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10 Songs to Get Pumped Up

by Julia Borst

I love music and I listen to it all. the. time. I listen to it to help me relax and I listen to it to get myself going and get ready for the day ahead. These are some of my favorite songs to listen to when I need a little pick-me-up. I list music from all over the world, so be prepared to see some songs you have never heard of before. ;)  

I Have an 8:00am and I'm Not Fully Awake Until I Listen To This Song:


Don't Worry Be Happy - Guy Sebastian

And no, before you ask, it's not the old "Don't Worry Be Happy" song that you're thinking of. Guy Sebastian is from Australia and the song is pretty different from that old song. This song pretty much instantly makes my mood improve and I get ready for my day feeling a little bit happier about getting up so early. But only a little bit, it's still an 8:00am! :)  

I Have a Paper to Write that is Due in a Few Hours and It's 3:00am and I Need to Pump Up Song:  

"It's All Good" - Cher Lloyd & Ne-Yo. 

It's pretty optimistic and fun song and it makes me think on the brighter side.  



Going Out for a Night on the Town Song:

Runnin' Outta Moonlight - Randy Houser 

I just really like this song and it's fun to listen to when I am getting ready to go out -- it makes me want to dance! :)  

Hanging Out in My Room Song:

"Our Song" - Matchbox Twenty 

This one makes me want to dance and sing, too, which is why I usually only listen to it in my room. ;) 

I Can't Help But Sing Out Loud Whenever I Hear This Song:  

"Natalie" - Bruno Mars

There is really no other word to describe this song but "groovy." It makes me want to dance and sing.  

Pump Up for Football Song:  

"We Weren't Born to Follow" - Bon Jovi

Or: "Army of One" - Bon Jovi 

I can't decide which one is better!  

You May Not Know This Song, but It's Awesome So You Should Listen to It RIGHT NOW Song: 

Roughly translated, it's called "Performance is Over" by Pauline Gagarin and it's a pretty cool song, even if you can't understand what she's saying.  

I Can't Get This Out of My Head Song:

"Keep Me Crazy" - Chris Wallace 

It's another one of those songs that makes me want to get up and dance and sing.  

Those are some of the (many) songs I listen to on a daily basis, and I hope you enjoy them.  

The Bulldog Project Asks: What are YOUR best pump up songs?