It doesn’t matter whether you’re the CEO, event manager, event intern or the coffee maker, music affects us all and we have just the playlist to motivate all eventprofs.
Sometimes our everyday distractions cause us to procrastinate, which reduces our productivity and leads us into a downward spiral, however, music can not only be a motivator but can also create a better environment to work in. Different music types can also contribute to our moods, with some lifting you up and others making you sad but whether it’s motivation, inspiration or relaxation, music can provide us with the perfect backdrop when it’s time to knuckle down and get things done. Here is just the playlist to motivate every event professional.
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Everyone knows the iconic Rocky scene and this song has created almost an automatic reflex between listening and motivation. As soon as it comes on, it’s time for you to put the work in to be the best!
Lose Yourself – Eminem
A rap that has everyone on their seats cheering for the underdog, and I bet you at least know some of the words!
Lose yourself in your work and never ever let it go, you only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow, because opportunity comes once in a lifetime.
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
For the event planner that enjoys being out of the office, this is the motivational anthem when you are stuck behind all that paperwork! You were born to run, and plan, and visit venues.
I Don’t Get Tired – Kevin Gates
A motivational track all about keeping working and how you never get tired, which is a skill all event planners need with all of the jobs eventprofs do every day.
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
A great, fast-paced song for the days when you are trying to meet deadlines. You’re bound to put this on repeat.
In The End – Linkin Park
There’s something motivating about heavy rap and this song is no different, but it’s a reminder that in the end, it doesn’t matter, leave your work at the door and don’t take it home with you.
Beautiful Day – U2
When the sun is shining and everything is falling into place, this is a feel good tune that will help to give you the energy and motivational boost you need, after all it’s a beautiful day!
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris Ft. Rhianna
An event anthem that will help keep your focus and eye on the prize as you try to focus on what your attendees came for!
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
As an eventprof you will always have days where you think you won’t make it, this is the perfect motivational song to remind you that you will!
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Other than an awesome beat to work to, to get you in the zone, this track is helpful when everything seems to be going wrong and you need something to calm you down, there’s a plan for you!
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
If ever there was a motivational song to keep yourself believing in yourself, this is it. Journey are an essential on any motivation playlist.
Stronger – Kanye West
While he may be a controversial personality, Kanye knows how to rock a record. This is a great beat that highlights how much hard work makes you stronger.
Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
For the comeback that you are working on, this is the ultimate song for never letting them beat you down and it’s catchy too!
Cool For The Summer – Demi Lovato
A great track that is particularly great if you’re working angry, it just has the vibes you need to push on through and get it done, even if you aren’t happy about it!
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
A really calming song that just lifts you up, especially in the morning when you have to get straight down to work, this song puts you in the mood.
Beauty And A Beat – Justin Bieber Ft. Nicki Minaj
Whether you like Bieber or not, you can’t argue with a decent dance beat to get you moving in your chair and if you don’t know Nicki’s rap part way through then you haven’t lived.
The World’s Greatest – R Kelly
There is only one way to be the world’s greatest eventprof and that is working hard. Thankfully R Kelly has made it and he’s showing you how.
MMMBop – Hanson
Who doesn’t remember the fresh faced Hanson? A feel good song still going strong in the motivation category 20 years later!
Remember The Name – Fort Minor
It’s all about personal branding in this song by Fort Minor. As well as having a catchy chorus it reminds you of what it takes to be remembered.
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
A really motivational track that will get you tapping your feet and picking up the pace because your dog day is nearly over.
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Although possibly an empowering female power ballad, Alicia Keys has a powerful set of lungs and whoever you are, you have to appreciate and be motivated by it.
Happy – Pharrell Williams
A feel good summer song that can give you a pick me up at your desk or even add an extra spring in your step during the commute, either way you shouldn’t skip this one.
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Highlighting the importance of teamwork, The Beatles is a great song for late meetings or when you all have to stay late to meet a deadline - a team building tune
Roar – Katy Perry
A reminder that you always have a voice and you should put your own personal stamp on things, with this empowering song by Katy Perry.
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
This powerful song will help to keep you focused and is a little out there for drowning out all of the other distractions!
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
A powerful ballad that reminds you that everyone faces struggles and needs to overcome obstacles so this is a great motivator for troubleshooting or if you are going through a rough planning phase.
All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
Be a winning eventprof and have a positive mental attitude and confidence in yourself so that you just win, win, win no matter what.
Believe – Cher
This Cher classic is hard not to sing along to and will definitely have you believing in yourself when you’re done.
Billionaire – Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars
For your inner entrepreneur this song will help to remind you what you are working towards, whether it is a promotion or just experience to help you start-up your own business in the future, a billionaire is always a great position to aim for, like other millionaire event planners!
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
If you’re trying to quell your rebellious side, this is the song to listen to while trying to be productive and get all your work done as it allows you to take all of your frustrations out while singing along.
Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson
Sometimes things can be getting you down but this song teaches you to appreciate the good things and not to give up on them.
Raise Your Glass – Pink
This powerful anthem celebrates the weird and wonderful and will definitely motivate you to come up with some innovative and creative ideas! Who wants to have an event like someone else’s anyway.
Unwritten – Natasha Beddingfield
A reminder that you can always do things to change your current situation and nothing is set in stone, perfect for the days where everything is seemingly going wrong!
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
In events as well as life you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need, or at least so say the Rolling Stones.
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
This is a perfect pre-event anthem that will have you in high spirits for the day or evening ahead and the beat is pretty motivating for productivity too!
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
A classic tune that will make you feel like it’s summer time, even on the rainiest of days and will keep you company in the office to motivate you to plough through your work just to get outside.
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If your playlist isn’t quite big enough then here are some other motivational songs to add:
- Stronger – Britney Spears
- Never Forget You – Zara Larsson, MNEK
- This Is Gospel – Panic! At The Disco
- Good Feeling – Flo Rida
- Man in The Mirror – Michael Jackson
- Around The World – Daft Punk
- I’m Still Standing – Elton John
- Africa – Toto
- Highway To Hell - ACDC
- Forever Young – Jay-Z Ft. Mr Hudson
- In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
- Affirmation – Savage Garden
- Go The Distance – Michael Bolton
There are a variety of genres in this playlist so hopefully there is something for every event planner covering smooth classics and punk rock to rap, pop and hip hop. Whatever your flavor it is bound to be motivational so check out our playlist on Spotify and get back to work with an extra boost!
Which tracks would you add to the playlist? Comment below to let us know what to add!