The Importance of Music for Entrepreneur’s Mental Health: Top 50 Songs to Boost Your Productivity and Creativity

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published April 25, 2023 | 10:22 am




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Music is an essential tool for entrepreneurs to improve their mental and emotional well-being. By listening to the right type of music, entrepreneurs can calm down, focus, and boost their creativity and productivity.


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"A sound mind in a sound body," entrepreneurs need to prioritize their mental well-being to achieve their business goals. Listening to music is a practical and effective way to calm down, focus, and boost creativity.


Entrepreneurship is a rewarding but challenging journey that comes with stress and conflict. The pressure to succeed, meet deadlines, and handle unexpected problems can take a toll on an entrepreneur’s mental health.

As the saying goes, “A sound mind in a sound body,” entrepreneurs need to prioritize their mental well-being to achieve their business goals. Listening to music is a practical and effective way to calm down, focus, and boost creativity.

Music is a universal language that speaks to our emotions and affects our moods positively. As the proverb says, “Music soothes the savage beast.” Research has shown that listening to music can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve our cognitive function, enhance our memory, and increase our motivation. For entrepreneurs, who need to stay alert, sharp, and creative, music can be an essential tool to improve their performance and well-being.

The type of music an entrepreneur listens to can make a difference in their mental state. Classical music, for instance, has been proven to have a calming effect on the mind and body. Jazz music can enhance creativity and problem-solving skills, while upbeat pop or rock music can boost energy and motivation. It’s essential to choose music that matches your mood and the task at hand to get the most benefit from it.

To help entrepreneurs create a playlist that caters to their mental and emotional needs, here are the top 50 songs to listen to, their artists, and what they mean:

  1. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor – is a motivational song that inspires perseverance and resilience.
  2. Lose Yourself by Eminem – is a powerful rap that motivates entrepreneurs to give their all and seize the moment.
  3. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey – is a timeless classic that encourages entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.
  4. Stronger by Kanye West – is a high-energy rap that empowers entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles and setbacks.
  5. Happy by Pharrell Williams – is an upbeat song that promotes positivity and optimism.
  6. Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia – a powerful anthem that celebrates strength and perseverance.
  7. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – is a classic that inspires entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and barriers.
  8. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift – is a catchy tune that promotes resilience and positivity.
  9. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles – is a feel-good song that uplifts the spirit and brightens the day.
  10. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor – is a disco hit that encourages perseverance and self-confidence.
  11. Beautiful Day by U2 – is an upbeat song that celebrates life and inspires optimism.
  12. Brave by Sara Bareilles – is a pop song that promotes courage and standing up for oneself.
  13. All You Need Is Love by The Beatles – a timeless classic that reminds entrepreneurs of the power of love and connection.
  14. Eye of the Beholder by Metallica – is a rock song that promotes individuality and self-empowerment.
  15. Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra – a smooth jazz tune that inspires creativity and adventure.
  16. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield – a pop song that encourages entrepreneurs to seize opportunities and take risks.
  17. Born This Way by Lady Gaga – is a pop song that celebrates individuality and self-acceptance.
  18. Roar by Katy Perry – a high-energy pop song that empowers entrepreneurs to stand up for themselves and take charge.
  19. We Will Rock You by Queen – a classic rock anthem that motivates entrepreneurs to conquer challenges and adversity.
  20. The Show Must Go On by Queen – is a powerful ballad that promotes resilience and perseverance.
  21. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong – a timeless classic that inspires gratitude and appreciation for life.
  22. Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez – is a pop ballad that promotes self-love and healing.
  23. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie – a classic rock hit that reminds entrepreneurs of the pressure and challenges of their journey.
  24. Good as Hell by Lizzo – is an upbeat pop song that encourages self-confidence and self-care.
  25. Dancing Queen by ABBA – is a disco hit that promotes joy and celebration.
  26. I’m Still Standing by Elton John – is a pop song that promotes resilience and perseverance.
  27. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen – a rock anthem that encourages entrepreneurs to overcome competition and obstacles.
  28. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera – a ballad that celebrates self-love and self-acceptance.
  29. Happy Together by The Turtles – is a feel-good song that celebrates friendship and connection.
  30. Walk This Way by Aerosmith – is a rock song that encourages entrepreneurs to walk their own paths and follow their dreams.
  31. Here I Go Again by Whitesnake – is a classic rock hit that promotes determination and perseverance.
  32. Survivor by Destiny’s Child – a pop song that promotes self-empowerment and strength.
  33. Eye in the Sky by The Alan Parsons Project – is a progressive rock song that promotes self-awareness and perspective.
  34. Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac – is a classic rock song that encourages perseverance and determination.
  35. The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and The News – a pop hit that celebrates the power of love and connection.
  36. Best Day of My Life by American Authors – an upbeat pop song that promotes positivity and optimism.
  37. Thunder by Imagine Dragons – is a rock song that promotes perseverance and resilience.
  38. Fight Song by Rachel Platten – is a pop song that promotes strength and self-confidence.
  39. Stronger Than You Think by Fireflight – is a rock song that promotes resilience and perseverance.
  40. I Want to Break Free by Queen – is a classic rock hit that encourages entrepreneurs to break free from limitations and norms.
  41. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor – a pop song that promotes body positivity and self-acceptance.
  42. Rise Up by Andra Day – is a soulful ballad that promotes resilience and strength.
  43. A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay – is a pop song that promotes hope and inspiration.
  44. It’s My Life by Bon Jovi – a rock anthem that promotes self-empowerment and determination.
  45. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen – is a classic rock hit that promotes energy and motivation.
  46. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas – is an upbeat pop song that promotes positivity and celebration.
  47. What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson – is a pop song that promotes resilience and strength.
  48. You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi – is a rock song that encourages entrepreneurs to overcome negativity and obstacles.
  49. The Fighter by Keith Urban ft. Carrie Underwood – a country pop song that promotes perseverance and determination.
  50. Chariots of Fire by Vangelis – is a classic instrumental song that promotes inspiration and motivation.

Music is an essential tool for entrepreneurs to improve their mental and emotional well-being. By listening to the right type of music, entrepreneurs can calm down, focus, and boost their creativity and productivity.

The top 50 songs listed above cater to various moods and tasks, from motivation and perseverance to celebration and positivity. Entrepreneurs can create personalized playlists based on their preferences and needs and enjoy the benefits of music to achieve their business goals. As the proverb says, “Music is the medicine of the mind.”

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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