Here is the list of top 10 songs that inspire, energize and even provide courage for entrepreneurs soul during the invitable ups and downs. Music is a powerful thing and good music can provide nourishment to your entrepreneurial soul. It helps in motivating the entrepreneur within you. I have seen that the songs listed below have always helped me out of any blues or platonic phase I may be going through.
This is the list of top 10 young entrepreneur anthems you should definitely listen to:
Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
Conveys: Starting up.
The Black Eyed Peas are definitely doing their bit for the world’s party goers, but they’re also throwing in nuggets of wisdom for the dynamic entrepreneurs. Words of wisdom within this song are – “To lose this inhibition/Follow your intuition/Free your inner soul/And break away from traition“. The soulful voice of Fergie and the energetic beats, gets the entrepreneur within you moving.
John Mayer – Bigger Than My Body
Coveys: Push Your Limit.
Believe it or not, John Mayer, seems to know a thing or two about entrepreneurs. Mayer wrote, “Bigger Than My Body”. This song is basically a great push towards understanding the fact that entrepreneurs should always try to push their boundaries and overcome limiting factors that surround them. Lyrics such as – “Someday I’ll Soar/Someday I’ll Be So Damn Much More/ ‘Cause I’m Bigger Than My Body Gives Me Credit For” But perhaps, one of the best parts of song that imply about leaving a legacy is – “I‘ll gladly go down in flames/ If a flame is what it takes to remember my name“. This song is defintely an entrepreneurs number.
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
Conveys: Do Your Own Thing
There is no need for an introduction to this timeless song by Bon Jovi. Perhaps one of the most motivating songs for entrepreneurs. Apart from the engaging beats, th lyrics of this song take the cake away- “This is for the ones who stood their ground/For Tommy and Gina who never backed down/Tomorrow’s getting harder, make no mistake/Luck ain’t even lucky, gotta make your own breaks/It’s my life/And it’s now or never/I ain’t gonna live forever/I just wanna live while I’m alive”. This is a song that will motivate you to always do your own thing in your way no matter what other people say.
Travie McCoy – Billionaire
Conveys: Money as a Motivation.
This is one of the freshest songs for entrepreneurs. It is a fact that most of us jump into entrepreneurship for the money. And this song “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy just seems to capture that so well. Here are a few lines from this awesome song – “I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad/Buy all of the things I never had/Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine/Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen“. Money and fame is one of the primary reason people become entrepreneurs.
Fort Minor – Remember The Name
Conveys: Working to leave a Legacy.
This song performed by Fort Minor was not just for the hip-hop community. There was a lot in it for entrepreneurs as well. Here, just take a look at the lyrics – “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill/Fifteen percent concentrated power of will/Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain/And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!“. Fort Minor does a fantastic job of pouring inspiration to the person listening to this song and get him to work towards leaving a legacy.
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Conveys: Will To Survive
A song that every entrepreneur MUST listen to! This song is all about survival. And the courage to fight against all odds with only the will to survive. Here are some parts of the song-“Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet /Just a man and his will to survive /So many times, it happens too fast /You change your passion for glory /Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past /You must fight just to keep them alive.” In the dog-eat-dog attitude of the business world, the only way you stand a chance is with a strong will to survive and beat the odds. “Eye of the Tiger” is a great song for motivating your survival instinct.
Natasha Beddingfield – Unwritten
Uncertainity is perhaps the biggest fears most startup enterpreneurs harbor within themselves. Another real deal that the song tells entrepreneurs is to let go of your mind-blocks. Here is what the song conveys -“No one else can feel it for you/Only you can let it in/No one else, no one else/Can speak the words on your lips/Drench yourself in words unspoken”. Another great part of this song is where it talks why chances are never over- “Live your life with arms wide open/Today is where your book begins/The rest is still unwritten“.
Switchfoot – This Is Your Life
Conveys: Are you who you want to be?
Switchfoot is a great band! But I was surprised how many of their songs were suited for entrepreneurs. But the most motivating song was-“This is You Life”. In this song, there is a blunt question asked- this is your life, are you who you want to be? Entrepreneurship allows you to be what you want to be without worrying about pleasing a boss or counting your holiday pay-cuts. Switchfoot pushes you in the right direction with this song- “Yesterday is a /wrinkle on your forehead/Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken/Don’tclose your eyes, don’t close your eyes/This is your life and today is all you’ve got now/Yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have“. The best part of the song is- “This is your life, are you who you want to be!“.
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Conveys: Work Harder.
The lyrics of this awesome song – “Work it harder, make it better/Do it faster, makes us stronger/More than ever hour after/Our work is never over“. This songs puts you in a mental state of pushing youself harder, better, faster, stronger – the exact requirement out of any entrepreneur.
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Conveys: Journey of an Entrepreneur
A great song that aptly describes the solo journey of an entrepreneur. The long and tiring path may get lonely but the entrepreneur is ready to go through to it for the sake of his ambitions. Here is the look into the lyrics- “I walk a lonely road/The only one that I have ever known/Don’t know where it goes/But it’s home to me and I walk alone”. A truly moving song for an entrepreneur.
Please feel free to suggest other songs that you find motivating in the comments and maybe I’ll put a second version of this list together soon enough.