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This Broadway Playlist Will Get You Motivated To Crush The Day!

We’ve all been there. A deadline is looming, and you have hit a wall. It could be procrastination, where you become suddenly interested in crocheting or inventorying your entire closet or learning Japanese, all in the name of avoidance. It could also be that the ideas have run out. Or even that you simply lack the stamina to finish.

Fear not, here is a playlist to help get those creative juices flowing and kickstart your motivation (ironically I used this list to help me stop procrastinating finishing this piece):    

1. “My Shot” from Hamilton

All of the odds were against him, and he pushed through.

2. “The Wizard and I” from Wicked

While ‘Defying Gravity’ seems like the more obvious choice, this song is so uplifting while also being about achieving big dreams.

3. “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl

Get out of my way, a train of awesome coming through.

4. “Seize the Day” from Newsies

Band together with those in your situation. There are others out there!

5. “Finale B” from Rent

We have to make every moment count because we don’t know when our time is up. It is hopeful while also being motivational.

6. “School of Rock” (Teacher’s Pet) from School of Rock

Don’t worry about being what everyone else says you should be, go after your passions.

7. “Middle of a Moment” from James and the Giant Peach

It can feel like this time is going to last forever, but there is light at the other side of your tunnel.

8. “Son of Man” from Tarzan

The journey is just as important as the destination. This moment will one day be part of the ‘working on it’ montage in the movie of your life.

9. “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story

Your future it out there, just waiting for you to take hold of it and make it incredible.

10. “So Much Better” from Legally Blonde

You can achieve anything you set your mind to and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

11. “Let Me Be Your Star” from Smash

(okay, not technically Broadway but…) This is your chance to dazzle them with your talents and abilities, make it count.

12. “I Have Confidence” from The Sound of Music

Channel your inner Julie Andrews. Between her and her character, there is no confidence lacking. Borrow some.

13. “Do You Hear The People Sing” from Les Miserables

You will not be a slave to this deadline anymore!

14. “Revolting Children” from Matilda

Sometimes you have to break the rules and think outside of the box.

15. “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls

You’re winning them over already, keep it up! You! Yeah, you! You’re going to love me!

16. “Wait For It” from Hamilton

Your incredible future and your big break, are all coming soon, just hang on and wait for it.

What Broadway songs get you ready to crush it?! Leave a reply below…

Written by Katelynn Johnston

Katelynn is a writer and elementary arts teacher from Toronto. From acting to choreographing to directing, she has been fortunate enough to take part in a variety of shows.

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