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For the long night | Winter solstice motivation playlist

December 21, 2016

In case your sick of holiday tunes, we put together a playlist full of motivating songs for the shortest day of the year – winter solstice. Winter solstice marks the moment when the day is shortest and the night longest. We also asked some of our #PolarProud people to share their favorite songs and the reasons why.

  1. What is your favorite song that gives you motivation?
  2. What is it about the song that motivates you?

Comeback – Redlight King


“Whether I’m having a rough race or have fallen behind in diet/exercise, this song pumps me up to make a comeback and finish strong,” says John Hudson. Read John’s inspirational story of weight-loss.

Rise Up – Andra Day


“What’s great about this song is that I can feel bursts of energy throughout the song and also moments of recovery,” says Katie Bolden. “It’s an emotional song and makes me think about my dreams and everything I am working towards.” Read about Katie’s journey in the Polar Blog.

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Cheryl Hori

“Even when you’re super tired/burnt out, it keeps you moving forward and pushing your limits! (I also totally listen to this at work when it’s been a rough day).” Thanks Cheryl Hori for sharing your favorite motivation song.

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson


“The words that she sings are empowering. What does not kill you makes you stronger, fight a little harder… hearing that at mile 18 of a marathon gives you a mental boost as if she’s telling me “don’t give up, you’ve got this!” says Angela.

Eye on it – Toby Mac


“Great beat with lyrics that inspire workout and faith,” says Matthew Vance.

Do you want more motivation for those times when running sucks or you need a overall boost? Check out all the articles about motivation.