High Fidelity 16: Songs To Stir Up Slackers

Delayed far too long, another mix request from a friend who, like me, struggles with staying motivated on projects.  This one posed a challenge in a vein similar to the Universe Music compilation, as I simply could not locate songs with lyrics I felt worked for the vibe I wanted.  What we have here, then, are songs that speak of slacking, songs that give reasons not to slack, songs about not giving up and songs that are just so upbeat, it’s hard not to get up and MOVE.

With love, here it is J.  ❤

Songs To Stir Up Slackers:  A Motivational Mix

1.  Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

“Don’t stop me now, ’cause I’m having a good time…”

2.  Perfect Time Of Day – Howie Day

“Let your colours collide/Oh the time is so fleeting/I’ll quit running behind…”

3.  Badway – Nina Gordon

“Can’t you give a damn on a better day/I can’t come out and play/I’m in such a bad, bad way…”

4.  Born For This – Paramore

“Everybody sing like it’s the last song you will ever sing/Tell me tell me can you feel the pressure now?/Everybody live like it’s the last day you will ever live…”

5.  Sinners of Saint Avenue – Slave to the SQUAREwave

“We are the Friday night working class heroes…”

6.  Have You Got It In You? – Imogen Heap

“It takes a lot to be always on form…It’s been one of those days/Safety first, don’t push/What’s the hurry?”

7.  The Impression That I Get – Mighty Mighty Bosstones

“I’m not a coward – I’ve just never been tested/I’d like to think that if  was I would pass… Might be a coward, I’m afraid of what I might find out…”

8.  Day Job – Sunshine State

1,2,3,4,5 more hours/Crush my soul and send me flowers/Take me home where I can be myself again…”

9.  All Or Nothing – Athena Cage

“Live your dreams/It’s not as hard as it may seem…”

10.  Fire Burn Me – Karen Kosowski

“There’s more than one way to light this fire/More than one way to light this flame/More than one way to tame that tiger/So if it’s all the same, I’ll find my own way…”

11.  Ready, Steady, Go – The Meices

“Ready, steady, go was goin’ to my head…”

12.  Whip It – Devo

“When a problem comes along, you must whip it…”

13.  Pump It Up – Elvis Costello

“Pump it up, until you can feel it/Pump it up, ‘when you don’t really need it…”

14.  Discipline – Nine Inch Nails

“I need your discipline/I need your help…”

15.  Fuel (live) – Avril Lavigne

“Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire…”

16.  Doing The Unstuck – The Cure

“It’s a perfect day for doing the unstuck… It’s never too late to get up and go!”

17.  Believe Achieve – CSS

“Share with me your moments of glory…”

18.  Canned Heat – Jamiroquai

“I don’t know what to do/but then that’s nothing new/Stuck between hell and high water/Need a cure to make it through…”

19.  One Down (live) – Ben Folds

“People tell me Ben, just make up junk and turn it in/But I never was alright with turning in a bunch of shit… But now I’ve found a reason to sit right down and shit some out…”

20.  Load Me Up – Matthew Good Band

“I’m frantic, so load me up/This seems so practiced/Me fucking this up/Whatever puts me all the way out…”

21.  This Is The Day – The The

“Well you didn’t wake up this morning ’cause you didn’t go to bed/You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red/The calendar on your wall is ticking the days off…This is the day when things fall into place…”

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