Runner on the Street: Top Five Songs for Motivation

Lischa Mears, Reporter

Music is a driving force that encourages individuals to let go of yesterday and prepare for the fresh journey of tomorrow. As another new semester begins in full force, students will be met with various challenges and obstacles to overcome. However, diverse genres of music provide individuals with unique melodies that encourage them to push past difficulty and achieve their dreams.   

In starting the new virtual semester, what are the top five songs you have been listening to for motivation? 

Jennifer Vandever (Jennifer Vandever)

Jennifer Vandever, Philosophy, Sophomore: 

“1. ‘Dynamite’ by BTS  

  1. ‘Fever Dream’ by Mxmtoon 
  2. ‘Sunkissed’ by Khai Dreams 
  3. ‘Golden’ by Harry Styles 
  4. ‘Maniac’ by Conan Gray”
Chloe Lozano (Chloe Lozano)

Chloe Lozano, Studio Arts, Sophomore:  

“1. ‘Peace Be Still’ by The Belonging Co  

  1. ‘In the Morning’ by Dante Bowe 
  2. ‘Potter and Friend’ by Dante Bowe 
  3. ‘This Mountain’ by Faouzia 
  4. ‘Into Faith I Go’ by Pat Barrett”
Jaime Pacheco (Jaime Pacheco)

Jaime Pacheco, English, Sophomore: 

“1. ‘Colors of the Heart’ by UVERworld  

  1. ‘Going Bad’ by Meek Mill, Drake 
  2. ‘Options’ by NF 
  3. ‘Myself’ by Bazzi 
  4. ‘Song for Denise (Maxi Version)’ by Mike Serbee” 
Raya Gutierrez (Raya Gutierrez)

Raya Gutierrez, Studio Arts, Sophomore: 

“With everything going on right now it seems hard to find any kind of motivation, but music knows how to get you in the right headspace.  

  1. ‘Swing Lynn’ by Twin Cabins 
  2. ‘Are You Bored Yet?’ by Wallows 
  3. ‘Gimme Love’ by Joji 
  4. ‘Circles’ by Post Malone 
  5. ‘No Going Back’ by Yuno”
Melia Lozano (Melia Lozano)

Melia Lozano, Liberal Studies, Sophomore: 

 “1. ‘Gratitude’ by Brandon Lake  

  1. ‘Sorrows’ by Cory Asbury 
  2. ‘Battlefield’ by SVRCINA 
  3. ‘In My Blood’ by Shawn Mendes 
  4. ‘I Lived’ by OneRepublic”