If the ranting and raving from Charlie Sheen over the last couple of days hasn’t gotten you into the mood to start #WINNING, maybe this song list will. I don’t know about you, but I am a big proponent of using music to get you pumped up and excited about whatever the day brings. I always chuck songs on my iPod that will get me ramped up when I am running, of course that is an obvious use for music to get you in the mood to win. How about on the way to work cranking a few of these songs to get your juices flowing and get you ready to take on the day? That’s the stuff.
So I bring to you some of the best songs that get my juices flowing and get me ready to W-I-N. I have used and still use all five of these songs to get me fired up to do just about anything. They may not all have WINNING in the title, in fact only one of them really has the word win in the title, but the central theme is kickin’ ass and taking names, so what better way to start your weekend then taking a moment to listen to music that will get you pumped up!
Let’s get started.
5.) DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, T-Pain, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win: If you need a boost when looking at how you’re going to push through that last mile on the track or when you’re getting ready for a game and you need to get extra “up” for it, this is the song that will do it for you. DJ Khaled, while I can’t really pronounce his name all that well, typically kills the beat and this one is no different. HOT AS HELL. Plus, I love me some Luda and the dude killed it on his verse for this song. Check it out.
4.) Nelly – Number One: This is a throwback and I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this song. I was driving down Rt. 116 in Amherst (shout to UMass) and it was run around the time when Nelly was blowin up all the way around the world. Your man had some serious hits back to back to back and I think this is one of those songs that sort of fell by the wayside, but it hit me right away. I still throw this song on the iPod from time to time and it brings me right back to that summer day with the windows rolled down. Plus it’s all about #WINNING.
3.) Kanye West – Champion: This is one of the songs on the list that isn’t necessarily about #WINNING, but the title obviously suggest that it is. If you listen closely to the lyrics, it’s not quite that simple, but if you just let the song flow over you it’s a great song to get you fired up and in the frame of #WINNING. I listened to this song a lot when I would go for my walks on my way to lose 120lbs. and it certainly got me over the hump.
2.) Jay-Z ft. Rihanna and Kanye West – Run This Town: There were really too many Jay-Z songs to choose from for this song list, but I picked this one for two reasons. One, the hook is just undeniable. It will get stuck in your head over and over and over again until you go crazy. A good song always has a good hook and this one cannot be overlooked. Two, I love Kanye’s verse in this song. I know Kanye was also #3 on this list, but I couldn’t resist including this song in my favorite songs about #WINNING.
1.) Queen – We Are The Champions: Ok, as cliche as it may be, you really can’t have a list of songs about #WINNING without the ultimate song that started it all. If you’ve ever been to a professional sporting event, or any sporting event for that matter, you’ve heard this song and it’s a song that gets played at virtually every championship in the history of the world (or at least since the song was released.) Funny it’s never been a song that really got me amp’d for anything, but I couldn’t leave it off the list and I had to make it number one because it is the ultimate song about winning.
Did these songs get you in the mood to start #WINNING or do you have other songs that do that for you? Share them in the comments. Let’s discuss!!