Happy Tuesday! As always, I’m thrilled to be hosting this link up with Janelle and Steff each week! Want to join? You can click here to find more information about the link up, including the weekly topics. We would love for you to join us!
It’s the first Tuesday of the month so today’s theme is Motivation. What songs motivate you? It could be an uptempo beat, or the songs lyrics that motivate you to run a little faster or workout more in the gym. Here are two songs I use for motivation:
Artist: Katy Perry
Year Released: August 2013
“You held me down, but I got up (hey!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!”
The song isn’t as high tempo as most of the workout songs on my playlist, but I love the chorus and the message in the song. At some point during training for a race, or just life in general, we’ll get knocked down but we have to remember to get back up, brush off our shoulders and keep moving forward!
Song: Beautiful Day
Album: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Year Released: October 2000
“It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away”
I mean…it’s U2! All their songs are great but this is one of my favorite songs from the band. The lead singer, Bono, has said that the song is about losing everything, but still finding joy in what one has. If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is.
What songs motivate you? Let us know by adding your blog post to the link up below!