Feel Good Songs to Listen To While You Job Search


Any job search can be a difficult task. Sometimes, it can seem like you’re only moving farther away from your goal, not closer to it. During those times when you’re feeling down, it can be helpful to turn to music. Music can not only raise your spirits, but to remind you to take time every now and then to thrive and not just survive. Here are ten feel good songs that will go a long way towards helping you accomplish exactly that.

Our Favorite Feel Good Songs for Your Job Search

Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones

If you ever need to get truly excited to continue with your job search, let this classic anthem from The Rolling Stones’ album Beggars Banquet be your guide. It can get you pumped up and excited for nearly anything.

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Sometimes a song that tells you everything is going to be okay makes you roll your eyes. When Bruce Springsteen tells you everything is going to be okay, you have a tendency to believe him. It’s a classic on any list of feel good songs.

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

This song is a great way to keep your spirits up during your job search. This classic track also has one of the single greatest vocal performances in all of folk history.

All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem

Let James Murphy remind you of the importance of those all around you as you hunt for a new job. This track is found on the band’s second album, “Sound of Silver.”

Wake Up – Arcade Fire

This track from the band’s debut album “Funeral” will have you on your feet. It will also help you feel excited for what lies ahead.

The Old Fun City – Burt Bacharach

This fun instrumental track was written by Burt Bacharach. You might recognize it from the classic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” It helped Butch and Sundance get from the United States to South America. It’ll help you on your job search, too.

Let’s Go Crazy – Prince and the Revolution

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life” says Prince, on the opening line to the album “Purple Rain.” Who better than Prince to help raise your spirits – and keep them there – in the funkiest way possible.

Modern Love – Peter Gabriel

No, this Peter Gabriel track from the singer’s first solo album isn’t going to have you standing outside of your crush’s house with a boombox over your head (that’s “In Your Eyes”), but it is a great way to make sure that your job hunt gets started off on the right foot. 

Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins

So long as you approach things in the right way, success on your job hunt is an inevitability – and this beautiful track from “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” is the perfect soundtrack for when that exceptional moment finally comes. 

Johnny Strikes Up the Band – Warren Zevon

Finally, who better than the late, great Warren Zevon to take us through both the good times and the bad in the most biting – and often surprisingly funny, while still heartwarming – way possible.

In the end, these ten feel good songs will absolutely have you feeling great on your job search – and they might just have you tapping your toe, too.

About the Author: Stephen Lilley earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. Over the last decade as a professional writer he has written more than 15,000 unique pieces of content in areas ranging from entertainment to technology to finance, real estate and more. 

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