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20 Best Motivational Corporate Songs

Alessio enjoys Italian television and music from the 1980s and 1990s. He also enjoys listening to Chinese pop music.

This article will list some of the most beautiful songs for your corporate playlist.

This article will list some of the most beautiful songs for your corporate playlist.

Business is not only made up of formal situations and non-stop work but also corporate events and leisure opportunities, which can bring added value to the company and improve employees' motivation.

Conferences, summits, and company parties can also be an opportunity to announce a new product and to thank your employees for their work.

In all this, it's essential to compose a playlist that boosts enthusiasm in your company. Below are some of the most motivating songs you can add to your corporate playlist.

Top 20 Motivational Corporate Songs

  1. "Shut Up and Dance" – WALK THE MOON
  2. "Call Me Maybe" – Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. "Don’t Let the Man Get You Down" – Fatboy Slim
  4. "I’m a Believer" – The Monkees
  5. "Hey, Soul Sister" – Train
  6. "Wouldn’t Be Nice" – The Beach Boys
  7. "Just Give Me a Reason" – P!nk
  8. "You Don’t Know Me" – Jax Jones
  9. "Brave" – Sara Bareilles
  10. "YMCA" – Village People
  11. "On Your Side" – Penguin Prison (Feat. Sore Bryce)
  12. "What About Us" – P!nk
  13. "All Night" – Parov Stelar
  14. "Intro" – The XX
  15. "Time of Our Lives" – Pitbull and Ne-Yo
  16. "Only The Horses" – Scissor Sisters
  17. "Prayer in C" – Robin Schulz
  18. "Lean On" – Major Lazer (Feat. MØ and DJ Snake)
  19. "Animal" – Neon Trees
  20. "How to Save a Life" – The Fray

1. "Shut Up and Dance" – WALK THE MOON

Walk The Moon is a famous American indie rock group, and "Shut Up and Dance" is their most famous single. It is based on a true story: the lead singer, Nicholas Petricca, was at a nightclub when he suddenly got invited by a girl to dance with her: the same one who would later become his girlfriend.

  • Walk Up Song for Corporate Events and Conferences
  • Corporate Parties

2. "Call Me Maybe" – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Call Me Maybe” is one of the most famous international hits by Carly Rae Jepsen. It has a lively rhythm and melody, making it perfect for background music at a corporate event.

  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event
  • Thank-You Slides at a Conference

3. "Don’t Let the Man Get You Down" – Fatboy Slim

"Don’t Let the Man Get You Down" has an exceptionally motivating rhythm and melody, making it perfect for commercials, videos presenting the company's results, and overviews illustrating its growth prospects.

The song consists of the repetition of a single verse:

And the sign said long haired, freaky people need not apply

— "Don’t Let the Man Get You Down"

  • Commercials
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • General Corporate Events

4. "I’m a Believer" – The Monkees

The Monkees were a popular pop-rock band born in the mid-1960s on the initiative of two television producers for a sitcom of the same name. Songs sung by The Monkees in the 1960s were also included in the television series episodes. One of these, "I'm a Believer," has a lively refrain that immediately catches the listener's attention.

  • Background Music for Commercials
  • Videos Presenting Business Results
  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event
  • Thank-You Slides at a Conference
  • Walk Up Song for Corporate Events and Conferences
  • "Thank You" Slides at a Conference
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5. "Hey, Soul Sister" – Train

The Train is an American pop-rock group, winner of three Grammy Awards. One of their most famous songs is "Hey, Soul Sister." This piece may be a good choice as background music for corporate videos, particularly those meant to present aspects of the company, like the achieved results or future growth prospects. At the same time, the refrain may be played at the end of the video after having presented everything.

  • Corporate Videos

6. "Wouldn’t Be Nice" – The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are a timeless rock band considered one of the most influential in music history. Their song "Wouldn’t Be Nice" has a quiet pace but a motivational and lively beginning. This kind of song is perfect for corporate videos where you need to capture attention initially.

  • Corporate Videos

7. "Just Give Me a Reason" – P!nk

"Just Give Me a Reason" has a steady and lively pace, making it perfect for various business situations where the priority is not to grab attention but to entertain customers or employees.

  • On-Hold Music
  • Background Music

8. "You Don’t Know Me" – Jax Jones

This song has a fast-paced rhythm from the beginning to the end, with a refrain that immediately catches your attention. For this reason, it's perfect as a walk-on song to use at a corporate event.

  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event
  • Walk Up Song for Corporate Events and Conferences

9. "Brave" – Sara Bareilles

Like "You Don’t Know Me," this song has a refrain that immediately catches your attention and can be played during a conference when you need to announce the arrival of a new speaker or when you want to enhance engagement with the content you are going to present.

  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event
  • Walk Up Song for Corporate Events and Conferences

10. "YMCA" – Village People

This song, released in 1978, maintained its popularity even in the following decades. Despite being a popular disco piece, its rhythm also makes it perfect for corporate parties and as background music for thank-you slides at a conference.

  • Corporate Parties
  • Thank-You Slides at a Conference

11. "On Your Side" – Penguin Prison (Feat. Sore Bryce)

"On Your Side" is an electropop song whose pace makes it perfect for background music at conferences when waiting for the start of the next session.

  • On-Hold Music
  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks

12. "What About Us" – P!nk

The song has a calm and steady rhythm. This makes it perfect as background music to be played even during breaks between conference sessions.

  • On-Hold Music
  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks

13. "All Night" – Parov Stelar

The song is suitable as background music for corporate events. In particular, it may be good to play it before the beginning of a conference and during breaks between sessions.

  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks

14. "Intro" – The XX

"Intro" is an instrumental piece from the XX, which is suitable for any situation, including corporate events. In particular, it can be perfect as ambient music and as a piece to be played before the start of a conference or during breaks between sessions.

  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks
  • On-Hold Music

15. "Time of Our Lives" – Pitbull and Ne-Yo

"Time of Our Lives" is one of the most popular songs by Pitbull and Ne-Yo. Due to its lively rhythm, the song is perfect before conferences to attract attention, as a pause between different sessions, and as a background during the speakers' presentation.

  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks
  • Announcements
  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event

16. "Only The Horses" – Scissor Sisters

"Only The Horses" is one of those songs that are remembered above all for the refrain, now engraved in the memory of many, even those who do not follow the Scissor Sisters. The song has achieved worldwide fame and is perfect for your corporate playlist. The chorus has a motivating rhythm, perfect for grabbing attention before a conference or before presenting a new product or your company milestones.

  • Announcements
  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event

17. "Prayer in C" – Robin Schulz

"Prayer in C" is a famous hit by Robin Schulz, characterized by a repetitive backing track, ideal as background music for shops and as an on-hold piece.

  • Background Music
  • On-Hold Music

18. "Lean On" – Major Lazer (Feat. MØ and DJ Snake)

“Lean On” is a popular electro-dance song characterized by a repetitive refrain ideal as on-hold music or as background music for pauses between one session and another at a conference.

  • On-Hold Music
  • Background Music for Conference Session Breaks

19. "Animal" – Neon Trees

"Animal" is the most famous song by Neon Trees, with more than two million US sales. Its motivating refrain is perfect for the beginning of a conference or when you want to announce something new.

  • Presentation of Speakers at a Corporate Event
  • Announcements

20. "How to Save a Life" – The Fray

Let’s conclude the playlist with a classic pop-rock song, the most popular ever released by The Fray: “How to Save a Life.” Its motivating pace is perfect for commercials and announcements.

  • Commercials
  • Announcements

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Alessio Ganci

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