15 Motivational Songs to Get You Out of Your Afternoon Slump

An office professional listens to music and relaxes at his desk.

Everybody’s experienced it at some point: The post-lunch afternoon slump that won’t respond to coffee, candy or humor. Or the day that just gets off on the wrong foot and doesn’t seem like it will ever end. Sometimes, the only way to beat the working blues is to put on your headphones and crank up some motivational songs.

We’ve put together this list of 15 upbeat jams to boost your motivation at work and blast the afternoon slump into oblivion. Warning: You might get caught dancing. 


“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars


“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey


“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals


“Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson


“Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite


“Freedom ‘90” by George Michael


“Bulletproof” by La Roux


“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + the Machine


“Do It Anyway” by Ben Folds


“All Star” by Smash Mouth


“Crazy in Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z


“Song 2” by Blur


“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield


“Modern Love” by David Bowie


“Umbrella” by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z


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