What Songs Motivate You?

So the other day I was watching Frances Ha (I’ve been on a Greta Gerwig kick lately. I loved Lady Bird!) and one of the songs from the soundtrack was Modern Love by David Bowie. I’ve heard the song before of course, but I thought to myself, “I love this song! It reminds me of movies from the 80’s.”

For the next week I proceeded to listen to the song every time I woke up in the morning and got ready for work. It made me feel like I was in a zany 80’s movie.  Like OMG I have to get dressed because I’m LATE for this meeting as I grab a slice of toast with my teeth, kiss my husband and run out the door.

So my question to you is, what songs motivate you? What songs get you fired up and energized?

I asked my mom this question today and we came up with an entire playlist based on my love for 80’s David Bowie and 80’s movies soundtracks.

Here’s the Spotify link!

Some of the songs:

Modern Love by David Bowie
Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
Fame by David Bowie
Under Pressure by David Bowie
Like a Virgin by Madonna
Vogue by Madonna
What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner
Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Little Red Corvette by Prince
When Doves Cry by Prince
Raspberry Beret by Prince
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
What a Feeling by Irene Cara
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham
Oh Yeah by Yello
Kokomo by The Beach Boys
Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles
Physical by Olivia Newton John
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon

I love Paul Simon!  He’s the bee’s knees.


Author: wanderlustpig

I'm a wandering foodie. Nomad SGF/CHI/STL/RDU Culinary/Pastry School Grad Hungry Traveler Pigging out on food across the country!

3 thoughts

  1. I grew up in the 80s and listen to the 80s station on SIRIUS quite often. Your list is like a trip down memory lane for me. As for songs that motivate me, here are three that come to mind:

    I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
    Lost – Coldplay

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