20 Songs to Pump You Up

There’s no doubt that music has a profound effect on our emotions and can be used to influence our state of mind. Certain types of music can put us in a good mood, make us feel more energetic, or inspire us to work harder.

In this list, we’ve compiled 20 songs that will help pump you up and motivate you to achieve your goals.

Whether you’re working out at the gym, trying to get through a tough day at work or just need some extra encouragement to stay on track, these songs will give you the boost you need.

1. “We Will Rock You” by Queen

Crank up the volume and let this classic rock anthem get you pumped up and ready to tackle anything. The iconic stomp-stomp-clap beat will get your foot tapping and hands clapping along.

This track has been a pre-game staple for sports teams and athletes for decades, so you know it has to be effective.

2. “Sunrise” by Kygo ft. Jason Walker

Start your day off right with this feel-good tune. The tropical house vibes and soulful vocals will instantly boost your mood and give you the energy to seize the day. It’s the perfect song to help you get out of bed in the morning and start your day with a positive attitude.

3. “Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe

If you’re looking for a song to get your blood pumping, this is the one. The high-energy beat and motivational lyrics will push you to keep moving forward, no matter what obstacles are in your way. When you need a little pick-me-up, put on “Tightrope” and let Janelle Monáe help you get back on your feet.

4. “Good Morning” by Max Frost

Wake up and face a new day with this upbeat track. The positive lyrics and cheerful melodies will help you start your day on a good note. This was released in 2018 as part of Forza Horizon 4 Bass Arena album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

5. “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor

Here’s another pre-game classic that’s sure to get you pumped up and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

The pumping beat and powerful lyrics will give you the boost of energy you need to do your best. This song has been used in countless movies and TV shows, so you know it’s a winner.

6. “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

If you need a song to help you let loose and have some fun, this is the one. The high-energy beat and catchy lyrics will get you moving and dancing in no time. This track is off of Imagine Dragons’ third studio album Evolve which was released in 2017.

7. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

This next song is a bit of an unconventional choice, but hear us out. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond is a beautiful ode to life that will touch your heart and soul.

At the same time, it’s an uplifting and hopeful song that will fill you with energy and motivation. It’s the perfect pick-me-up when you need a little boost.

8. “Confident” by Demi Lovato

There’s nothing that a little confidence can’t fix. When you need a boost of courage and strength, look no further than Demi Lovato’s anthemic song “Confident.”

This track will remind you that you’re a powerful force to be reckoned with. It’ll give you the push you need to take on whatever challenges come your way.

9. “I Am the Champion” by B.O.B.

The title of this song says it all. “I Am the Champion” by B.O.B. is the perfect motivational anthem for when you need a little pep talk. It’s an empowering song that will remind you of your own strength and abilities. When in doubt, look the mirror and tell yourself, “I am the champion.”

10. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

No matter what life throws your way, you can always “Shake It Off” like Taylor Swift. This is a reminder that it’s okay to make mistakes and that you should never take yourself too seriously. It’s a fun and upbeat song that will leave you feeling lighter and more carefree!

11. “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes

This next song is a true classic. “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes is an adrenaline-pumping rock song that will get your blood pumping and your head nodding. It’s the perfect song to help you power through any task, no matter how daunting it may seem.

12. “Stronger” by Kanye West

Ye is known for his motivational anthems, and “Stronger” is one of his best. This song is all about rising above adversity and becoming a better person because of it. If you’re feeling down and out, blast this song and let Kanye’s words lift you up

13. “Till I Collapse” by Eminem

If you’re looking for tracks to add to your workout playlist, look no further than Eminem’s “Till I Collapse.” This song is all about pushing yourself to your limits and it will surely make you want to do extra sets at the gym. Who knows, you might even PR your next lift!

14. “Pump It Harder” by Blacked Eyed Peas

What’s a playlist about songs to pump you up without one that actually says “pump it harder?” This up-tempo track by the Black Eyed Peas is all about getting hyped up and pushing yourself to the limit. If you need a little extra motivation to get through your leg day, this is the song for you.

15. “Forever” by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem

Ye once again makes our list with this motivational banger featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. “Forever” is the perfect song for when you’re feeling yourself and you need a little reminder that you’re the sh*t. If you’re looking for a confidence boost, this is the track for you.

16. “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera

If you’re on the verge of giving up, let Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter” be your call to action. This song is all about rising up and fighting for what you believe in, no matter how hard the odds may seem.

Sometimes all you need is a little reminder that you’re strong enough to make it through whatever life throws your way.

17. “Party Up” by DMX

There’s just something about this song that gets everyone hyped up. If you’re in dire need of a party song to get things started, look no further than this classic by DMX.

It’s the perfect mix of motivation and hype to get you in the mood for a little fun. This was released in 2000 as part of the … And Then There Was X album.

18. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton

Another great pump up song for getting a party started is “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This one features Ray Dalton on the hook, and his powerful vocals help to create an anthem that will make everybody in the room let loose and have a good time.

This now has almost a billion views on YouTube, no wonder it’s become such a popular choice for all types of fun events.

19. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons have become one of the most popular rock bands in recent years, and “Radioactive” is definitely one of their most well-known songs.

It’s the perfect mix of energy and intensity that will get you fired up for whatever you have planned. This song was released in 2012 as part of their debut album Night Visions.

20. “Awoo” by Sofi Tukker and Betta Lemme

We are finishing the list strong with “Awoo” by Sofi Tukker and Betta Lemme. A little less known than some of the other songs on this list, but it’s still a banger.

Sofi Tukker is an American EDM duo who have been making music together since 2014, so they know a thing or two about getting you pumped up.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for our list of 20 songs to pep you up for any challenge life may put before you.Whether you’re getting ready for a night out or just need some motivation to get through your day, these songs will do the trick.

So crank up the volume and let loose. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself!