Nothing rallies your team and gets your reps ready to crush some sales goals like motivational tunes. We’ve collected some of the best hype songs ever so you can create the ultimate Spotify playlist for your next sales meeting--or, for your reps to blast while they’re on the road.
Prepare for some bops and throwbacks.
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
If it’s good enough for Rocky III, it’s good enough for me--that’s what I always say. This song will get you in the zone and ready to take down some competition.
It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
Work It by Missy Elliot
The song is so good it makes you sing it backwards. “Work It” marked a shift in the rap game when women proved they could lay down tracks as intense as any male rapper.
Is it worth it? Let me work it.
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.
Ti esrever dna ti pilf, nwod gniht ym tup.
Just Lose It by Eminem
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? “Just Lose It” may have been met with some controversy because of its jabs at Michael Jackson, but it’s still a bop.
Alright now lose it
Aah aah aah aah ahh
Just lose it
Aah aah aah aah ahh
Dream On by Aerosmith
Sometimes you just need to let out a scream alongside Steven Tyler. And there’s no better way to do it than while listening to one of the most famous power ballads of American Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Formation by Beyonce
When you’re competing in your own personal Super Bowl, there’s no one like the Queen Bey herself to get you ready for the showdown.
Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation, ‘cause I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, ‘cause I slay
Slay, trick, or you get eliminated.
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you roll down those windows and let this rock anthem take the wheel (of your emotions, not literally, of course).
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Stronger by Kanye West
Believe in yourself like Kanye believes in Kanye. ‘Nuff said.
Now that that don’t kill me can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now ‘cause I can’t wait much longer
Tubthumping by Chumbawumba
The great news with “Tubthumbing” is that you’ll never forget the lyrics in front of your fellow sales reps. You may forget the song title, though.
I get knocked down, I get back up again
You are never gonna keep me down
Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
This song is fire. When you want to feel like a phoenix rising from the ashes to overcome your enemies and sales goals, this should be your go-to.
Oh, she got both feet on the ground and she’s burning it down
Oh, she got her head in the clouds and she’s not backing down
All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled
The title of this song speaks for itself. As a bonus, if you really want to learn how to internalize winning and defeat “they” (what the DJ calls any haters in your life), check out his epic book, The Keys.
All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on my mind, I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building, everybody hands go up
And they stay there
We Are the Champions by Queen
Okay, so this is actually the song that the producers of Rocky III wanted to use as the theme song, but Queen said no. The good news? You’re free to bump it at your sales meetings all you like.
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson--the winner of the inaugural season American Idol--knows a thing or two about winning in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself, and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
My Shot by The Roots
Whether you’re summoning your inner Alexander Hamilton, your inner I-can-see-Hamilton-because-I’m-successful, or your inner fresh-born-United-States-of-America, “My Shot” is the perfect theme song for the underdog who won’t take no for an answer.
No, I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo, I’m just like my country, young, scrappy, and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Break Free by Ariana Grande
This one may be worth saving for the sales meeting when you can watch the music video because, wow, artistry. Who knew Ariana freed her friends from evil alien overlords?
I’m stronger than I’ve been before
This is the part where I break free
‘Cause I can’t resist it no more
Remember the Name by Fort Minor
What are the tops sales reps made of? Scientists will have you believe it’s 60% water and 40% other stuff, but Fort Minor knows better.
This is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name
If you're thinking to yourself, "Dang, this is a pretty awesome playlist. I sure do wish I had this on Spotify," than fear not kind stranger. We've got you covered! We went ahead and made a Spotify playlist for you, just click here!
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