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The best pop music for conquering your goals



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There’s no doubt different songs fit different moods. Our favorite songs just seem to connect with us. Whether it’s listening to songs randomly on the radio, playing a favorite album or repeatedly listening to a single song until the lyrics are mentally ingrained in your mind (like me!) we all have our favorite tunes!

In my opinion, a song with inspiring lyrics can be the recipe for instant motivation!

So below are my top songs for getting into the mindset for success. Also, at the end of this post, there is a link a Spotify Playlist of all these songs for easy access!

This is My Now by Jordin Sparks


Need to boost your confidence? This song is the key to embracing the present. In this song, Jordin Sparks sings about breaking out of your comfort zone and taking on goals that only seem imaginable.

Lose Yourself by Eminem

This song is the perfect pump up for accomplishing anything. As Eminem says at the very beginning, “look if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment would you capture? Or just let it slip?” This song takes the mentality of “now or never” to a whole new level.

Not Afraid by Eminem


Eminem makes his second appearance on my list with Not Afraid. This song brings up being fearless and working through current life challenges. He does this by sharing his struggles and using his success to inspire others.

Broken Glass by Rachel PlattenIMG_8565.GIF

Whether it’s dancing on broken glass or conquering your goals, this song is all about making the best of a situation. What I personally love about this song is its strong sense of optimism. Rachel Platten uses this song to remind the audience how the right attitude paired with determination leads to success.

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly ClarksonIMG_8566.GIF

We’ve all heard the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. However, Kelly Clarkson’s song gives this phrase power. It urges people to “stand a little taller” and embrace their challenges.

Girl On Fire by Alicia KeysIMG_8567.GIF

Maybe not literally (like Katniss here) but Girl on Fire is all about empowering yourself. The strong message of hope and the possibility of success can be heard through the ears of Alicia Key’s listeners. You just can’t help singing out “This girl is on fiirrreee” when the lines come.

Titanium by David Guetta (feat. Sia)IMG_8569.GIF

Standing strong despite challenges is the main element (lol chemistry joke) in this inspirational song. Its message of not backing down and facing life’s difficulties is key to the song’s message. Just like the metal Titanium, this song tells its listeners they have internal strength.

I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed PeasIMG_8570.GIF

Need a feel-good song? Grab your earphone and look no further because this song will get you pumped! I Gotta Feeling is the perfect song to make sure that “Tonights gonna be a good night”.

Firework by Katy PerryIMG_8571.GIF

This song inspires listeners to be as bold and bright as a firework display. It encourages people to “let their colors burst” and be “brighter than the moon”. Ultimately, it is all about embracing yourself and what makes you special.

Roar by Katy Perry


You don’t have to go out into the wilderness to embrace the power and sound of a tiger. This song is all about finding your strength. It also makes a reference to having The Eye of the Tiger” (Another great motivational song!).

Brave by Sara BareillesIMG_8589.GIF

The name says it all. Brave is all about finding your internal courage and being your best self. Sara Bareilles gives her listeners a clear call to action by telling them she just wants “to see you be brave”.

Hall Of Fame by The Script and will.i.amIMG_8574.GIF

This song is all about achieving those goals burning inside. It clearly delivers the message that no dream is too big as long as hard work is involved. It encouragingly tells listeners to “be a champion” and achieve the goals that drive them.

Try by P!nk


No matter how hard the challenge, P!nk’s song can get anyone ready to take the first step to being successful. For all you have to do is “try”. As long as you are still trying, you are still working toward success.

It’s Time by Imagine DragonsIMG_8576 2.GIF

This song makes it clear that now is the “time to begin”! No matter where you start, this song is a great indicator that embracing the now leads to accomplishing your goals. So, “Don’t look back”, and get started.

Just Like Fire by P!nk

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Fire burns bright, and so can you! This song is all about building the confidence to face fears and tackle challenges. Just like in the movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (great movie by the way!) this song embraces the message of being a leader.

Fight Song by Rachel PlattenIMG_8579 2.GIF

This song has what it takes to get you pumped for whatever challenge comes your way. It’s about getting back up after hardship and empowers the audience to be their own source of strength. As Rachel Platten sings, “I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion”.

I Lived by OneRepublic


You live, you move forward, you continue succeeding. OneRepublic’s song I Lived is all about the power of living a full life and “giving it all you had”. In the end, they “hope when the moment comes, you’ll say ‘I did it all'”.

Glorious by Macklemore and Skyler Grey


This song is another that leaves you with a warm, happy feeling inside. It is all about feeling good after an accomplishment and taking a moment to celebrate. In the end, this song inspires you to live life and feel “Glorious”.


Want to listen to all these great songs? Check out my  Spotify playlist so you can begin jamming and thriving!




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