Motivational songs like these can be used any time of the year in a great variety of profiles. They are especially poignant when grouped together in a meaningful way in a special ride to commemorate the New Year and your students’ commitment to personal goals. Here is a collection of 136 songs (40 additions to last year’s playlist!) Motivational songs can be used any time of the year in a great variety of profiles. They are especially poignant when grouped together in a meaningful way for a special ride in the early part of the year and a commitment to personal goals. This year’s New Year’s playlist as XX additions over last year’s for a total of XX. As usual, if you have any additions to this list, please leave them in the comments below (and I’ll add them to next year’s list). I’m looking for songs that have a powerful message about making positive changes, goal setting, pushing yourself, doing what others (or you) didn’t think you could do, turning over a new leaf, revolution, overcoming challenges, etc.
For a handful of these songs in this list I wrote some of the lyrics that are the most powerful.
As usual, I’ve created both a sortable Excel spreadsheet as well as a pdf for you to download.