Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Top 10 Motivational Songs

These are the songs that I listen to (at the moment) to motivate myself to keep on grinding for my goals. I sometimes feel like giving up or just let life take its course and just go with the flow, that's when I want to listen to these songs and push myself to do the necessary things to achieve my goals.

Side Note: People most of the time are enthusiastic about starting a project and excited about the end-results, but when it comes down to the grinding phase where you have to do a lot of work, most people give up (including me lolz). So to keep myself motivated, I listen to these songs.

The first 7 songs are in English and the last 3 songs are in Tagalog (my native language)


  • THE GREATEST  by Sia
The lines I like from this song are:

"running out of breath, but I got stamina
running now, I close my eyes, I got stamina
I see another mountain to climb, but I got stamina

Don't give up, I won't give up
Don't give up, no no no

I'm free to be the greatest, I'm alive"

I especially love listening to this when I'm writing my blogposts :D 
I want to be one of the greatest blogger out there. :)
We are all free to be the greatest in our field. 

For complete lyrics, visit azlyrics.
For youtube video, click here. Personally, I like the lyrics videos of fans better than the official video of sia.

  • GET BACK UP AGAIN  by Anna Kendrick
This song is from the animated movie Trolls. Love these lines from this song:

"I'm not giving up today. There's nothing getting in my way and if you knock knock me over, I will get back up again. If something goes a little wrong, well you can go ahead and BRING IT ON, 'cause if you knock knock me over, I will get back up again."

Complete lyrics here.




  • I'M THE BEST  by Nicki Minaj
I want to buy my mom a house and a car someday, so my favorite line from this song is:



"I remember when I couldn't buy my mother a couch. Now I'm sitting at the closing, bought my mother a house."

Another line I love is the first verse of the song:
"It was back in 07 did a couple of tapes, did a couple DVDs made a couple mistakes. Didn't know what I was doing but I put on a cape, now it's which world tour should I go on today?"
I love that because it shows that of course at the start of my journey, I can make mistakes, I will make wrong turns, I will fumble, but if I keep on going and learn from those mistakes, I will see the results and eventually success.

For the complete lyrics of the song, visit azlyrics 
Click here for a cover of the song by someone on youtube, I couldn't find the original version of nicki minaj on her official youtube channel. You can search for the song in youtube and you will find lots of people with the original song uploaded on their channel. I don't want to put the link here, because youtube might take down the video at anytime and I will have a broken link.


  • ONE DAY  by Charice
My favorite line from this song:
"I've been afraid before, to reach for something more,
But now I see that it's mine, I'll take it.
Just go ahead and try, you're not gonna change my mind.
There's no such thing as too late"

Complete lyrics here.
Video here.

  • FIGHT SONG  by Rachel Platten
My favorite line from this song is in the chorus:

"This is my fight song, take back my life song. Prove I'm alright song.
My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong.
I'll play my fight song and I don't really care if nobody else believes...
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me."

Complete lyrics
Youtube video.

  • WORK B*TCH  by Britney Spears
I like this song coz it reminds me to work for what I want. If I want money, then I must provide value to the marketplace (still working on this). If I want a healthy body, then I must work for that too, eat healthy foods and get some exercise.

My favorite lines from the song are from the chorus:
"You wanna hot body, you wanna Bugatti, you wanna Maserati... You better work bitch.
You wanna Lamborghini, sip Martinis, look hot in a bikini, you better work bitch.
You wanna live fancy, live in a big mansion, party in France, you better work bitch."

Complete lyrics
Official youtube video
You can search for the lyrics videos in youtube.

  • HOW FAR I'LL GO  by Janella Salvador
My favorite line:
"See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I'll know, if I go there's just no telling how far I'll go"

Complete lyrics
Official video from disney movie Moana


3 Tagalog songs

  • TAO LANG  by Loonie ft. Quest

My favorite line:
"Lumakad humakbang hanggang sa madapa. Wag kang mawawalan ng pag-asa, wag kang madadala... Kung wala ka pang mali wala ka pang nagagawa. Madadapa ka muna bago ka matutong lumakad."

English Translation:
Walk, take a step until you stumble. Don't give up hope. If you didn't commit a mistake, you didn't do anything. You will stumble first before you learn how to walk.

Love this song because it reminds me that it's ok to make a mistake coz even when you are just starting to walk, you stumble most of the time. It makes me more confident to make a mistake because then I know that at least I'm doing something towards my goals.

Complete lyrics
Youtube video


  • YAKA  by Franchize ft. Jkris
My favorite line:
"Habang may buhay ay may pag asa. Habang may panahon, wag sayangin ang pagkakataon. Maniwala na makakaya. Bawat oras ay mahalaga. Kumilos ka. 
Lahat ay kaya mo."

English translation:
While there is life, there is hope. While there is time, don't waste the opportunity. Believe that you can. Every hour is important. Take action. You can do everything.

I can't find the complete lyrics, I will write the lyrics to this rap song one of these days.


  • WALKING DISTANCE  by Smugglaz
My favorite lines:
"Sige lakad lang kahit ikaw na lang mag-isa, wag mo sabayan ang alon, ikaw ang mag dikta
salungatin anumang dumating basta wag hihinto sa lakad.

Sa mga duda sa kin na pinatunayan na walang bida sa pelikulang di hinamak sa umpisa, anu mang layo ng mga pangarap ko sa buhay ang daan papunta doon ay para sa akin Walking Distance lang."

English Translation:
Keep on walking, even if you're the only one left. Don't go with the flow, be the one to dictate. Go against anything that comes your way, just don't stop on walking.

For those who doubted me, you proved that there is no protagonist in a movie that didn't get beat up in the beginning. How ever far my dreams in life are, the path towards there, for me, is only walking distance.

Complete lyrics
Youtube video