Jan 17, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
Jan 01, 2018
By WGSN Insider
You know the drill, it’s January and the trending topic on your social media channels is #NewYearNewMe. Well, whether your plan for 2018 is to train for a 10k, finish your memoir, or finally work on your business plan that has been collecting dust, you’ll need the right motivation to get you to the finish line. So we asked Melody Lubin, a dancer, lover of music, spin instructor at Boom Cycle and resident in-house music guru to provide her motivational tunes to help you hit your targets in 2018.
Make Me Stronger
Well it’s in the title of the song surely? A wicked beat, sexy vocals and a drop that makes you want to push, harder, further, faster!
Grime is not something I listen to outside of working out, but there’s something about the moodiness of it that makes you dig a little deeper. Also, I love celebrating the British music scene!
Don’t Stop Movin’
A dancefloor killer! It’s a 90’s feel good classic, complete with some check yourself lyrics…. “you can do anything that you want to do, put your mind, body and soul to it, prove it to yourself and say, I want, I will, I can do anything.”
All the drums and all the bass! Yeeew! When I first started going partying I would always be going to drum and bass raves so there’s something about drums that’s a little bit nostalgic for me. Also the beat and the groove really helps you to get lost and keep pushing towards your goal.
A feel good tune that we all know and reminds us of great times! I love to lose myself in this track, let go of any stresses and just be present in that time, loving life!
Get Out My Head
BIG TUNE! I love tracks with a huge drop, to me that means serious business and IT’S ON!
The build up to the drop is wicked and the bit I always wait for, it’s just a bit of a fire tune to blow your cobwebs away!
Has a huge ‘I CAN, I WILL’ vibe about it. This track is loud, big & DIRTY. You ain’t stopping when this track drops.
This one is all about the lyrics for me, it creates a huge atmosphere. It’s a serious “check in with yourself” moment. You can feel the struggle in Sia’s voice and it makes you want to take it to that place you haven’t before.
Again, my go-to for the ultimate motivation – more big beats, more big drops to create that fire in your belly!
A big classic that everyone knows. It makes you want to get dowwwwn and dirrrrty on the dance floor and don’t forget the dance floor can be your workout too – win win!
State of the Art
Drum & Bass, say no more.
A wicked beat and the thing I love most about this track is the music video, whack it on while getting dressed in the morning and see where it takes you!
I really dig Rag’n’Bone Man’s voice so that’s definitely something to help you get lost in. His vocals remixed to a drum and bass tune? Sold!
Get your Freak On
MISSYYYYY! Everybody loves a bit of Missy right? She’s mega cool, she’s just oozes badass, female empowerment, go-getter style!
Holding on to Heaven
Something about this tune I find really euphoric and uplifting. Something to end on a high with and just let go of everything that’s been getting in your way!
Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.