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Motivation wins definitive playlist

  •  May 28, 2020


Motivation wins definitive playlist

Looking for motivation to face the treadmill or work path? If you think music helps, you need to know the “definitive playlist” created by a Dutch neurologist. Sound in the box, or rather in the phone!

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Specialist in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), Dr. Jacob Jolij decided to investigate which playlist could motivate all profiles.


For this, the scientist analyzed 50 years of music, determined to select the best, chosen to make people happy and inspired.

From the original list of 126 songs, 10 were listed.

From then on, the chosen ones were tested among English, of which 78% use the sound resource to raise the mood and 54% to motivate themselves.


According to Dr. Jolij, "A motivating song is a very personal choice as it is linked to memory and emotion."

However, some criteria for choosing the perfect song can be standardized, such as theme, tempo, and pitch.

"Christmas carols, for example, have lyrics that remind us of happy times, while the higher pitch sounds more positive to the ears and a tempo of 150 beats per minute subconsciously triggers a sense of energy."


The combination of these three elements seems to set the formula of a perfect song to motivate us.

For you to browse and download songs on your iPod, the “ultimate playlist” is as follows:

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

Dancing Queen (Abba)

Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)

Uptown Girl (Billie Joel)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

I'm to Believer (The Monkeys)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)

Livin 'on a Prayer (Jon Bon Jovi)

I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)

To wait no longer for this motivation, play the video in Survivor's group's Eye Of The Tiger video.

Fearless Motivation | SOUNDS OF POWER (Epic Motivational Music) (May 2020)


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