Motivation Monday

Hello, Music Fans!

It’s the first week of term! Yes, the 24/7 partying is over, and it’s now time to get acquainted with your lecturers and the library. Here at Demon Music, we understand that this can be a difficult transition to make, so we have put together our ‘Time to Get Motivated!’ Monday Playlist, to help bring out the motivation and get you well on the way to achieving excellent grades at the end of the academic year.

We hope that you enjoyed our Freshers’ Mixtape last week, and that it got your evenings out off to a great start! We also shared Natalie’s feature on The Killers, talking about why their Battle Born era was their best yet, along with Harry’s monthly highlights! What a month it’s been!

This week we have so much coming up that it would take too long to list here, so stick around and see what surprises are in store.

‘Til next week,

Nicola x

Music Editor, demon-media.co.uk

P.S: You’ll need to download Spotify and grab yourself an account to access the playlist!

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1. ‘One More Time’ – Daft Punk

Harry Dean (@harrydeansays) says: “This is a classic of my childhood and is still a great tune now! It’s well know electronic beat is universally known by just about everybody and it definitely gets me up on my feet! All day, any day Daft Punk gets me up dancing!”

2. ‘True Love feat. Lily Allen’ – P!nk

Harry says: “She’s been making music for over 13 years now and to pick one of her songs as my favourite is difficult! But the recent single ‘True Love’ is definitely one of my favourites. The lyrics have a funny irony to them and the music video is just fun and happy! This is one of those tunes I turn the volume up on the radio for!”

3. ‘Make You Feel Better’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Alex Underwood (@broadcasteralex) says: “This is a greatly uplifting song, an album track that is often overlooked among the fantastic recordings that make up the best album of all time – Stadium Arcadium. In short, this song is best used to pick you up and get you moving; a real motivator.”

4. ‘Stand Up’ – The Prodigy

Alex says: “Easily the best song to walk to, particularly if you’re in a rush. This is a great mover of people, and not at all shunned at a party.”

5. ‘Hall of Fame feat. Will.I.Am’ – The Script

Natalie Whitehouse (@_natbcfc) says: “A song that begins “you can be the greatest, you can be the best” had to be my choice for this week. Surprisingly this is the band’s only UK number one to date. Their collaboration with Will.i.am is beautifully crafted, beginning with a piano introduction before kicking into a drum-fuelled upbeat number. A surefire way to get you to push that little but further at the gym, to run for a little bit longer, and to work a little harder.”

6. ‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem

Bradley Duggan (@bradley_duggan) says: “Undoubtedly the greatest motivational song ever! The song is all about the struggle that Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers III) went through during the early part of his career and is the soundtrack to the film 8 Mile, which Eminem appeared in and played the main character “B-Rabbit”. ‘Lose Yourself’ was one of the biggest selling songs in 2002, reaching number 1 in 20 countries of which it was certified platinum in 8 of those. It also picked up numerous awards including Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song at the Grammy Awards. You can really feel the power of the song through Eminem’s lyrics, he makes you feel like you should go out and grab every opportunity that you can. How many times have you only had one chance and proved yourself? Or maybe puked on your sweater from your mums spaghetti (probably not the most motivational line)?”

7. ‘Bangarang feat. Sirah’ – Skrillex

Bradley says: “Now this may not be the first song that jumps into peoples heads when you think “Motivational Songs” but I was thinking for different scenarios. If Eminem was your “Go out and grab it with both hands” type of song then this is “you need to keep pushing yourself” kind of song. The reason why I have chosen this song is because of the amazing amount of joggers/runners there are on the streets of Great Britain. We all try our bit to keep fit and some even run long distances for charity. It’s been nearly a year since I ran the Birmingham Half Marathon and this song was one of the things that made me grit my teeth and push through the pain barrier. Once the song drops you are taken on an out of body experience and nothing seems to trouble you anymore, you can push yourself like never before and that is why I have chosen it. I would also like to say good luck to everyone taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon in 3 weeks time, if you haven’t got this song on your Ipod then I suggest you get it on there, it will help.”

8. ‘You Get What You Give’ – New Radicals

Nicola Allen (@NicoClaireAllen) says: “The title of this song alone should give you the motivation to put the upmost effort into your university studies, but if you need a little music to get you in the mood, this really is the song for you. As university is so self-guided, it really is true that you only get out of it what you give to it. Not only that, but this tune by one-hit-wonders the New Radicals is an absolute 90s classic, so get this tune on your mobile, set it as your alarm, and wake up with oodles of energy to work thanks to a little blast from the past. ”

9. ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ – Queen

Nicola says: “Let’s say you’re up and out of bed, and now you just have the daunting walk (or shuffle) into university. A great song to walk to will always put you in a fantastic mood for the day, and this tune by Queen is an ideal choice. As you walk to university, walk with your head held high, a smile on your face  because nothing at all should stop you from getting that coveted 2:1 or first grade degree!”

If you have a couple more minutes to spare, why not check out the past week’s other content?