I don’t know about you girls, but when certain energizing songs come on, it’s like my hips and butt have a mind of their own. There’s nothing like strutting down the road listening to your favorite song with a bounce in your step, feeling as though you are in your own music video. If you are feeling sluggish, or rearing to go and want a song to keep you full of juice, then take a listen to these 9 energizing songs that are assured to make you shake your stuff.
1. Beyoncé - Why Don't You Love Me
There was no way I could have written this list fo energizing songs without including at least one Beyoncé song, the woman’s middle name should be ‘Shake your stuff.’ This energizing song has got me into trouble in so many public places, as you can’t help but to move to it. Packed with a punch of feisty attitude, you’ll be tutting your fingers and rolling your shoulders before you even know it
2. Joss Stone - Put Your Hands on Me
I couldn't find an official video for this energizing song, but as soon as you hit play you will see what I am talking about. If you are heading out for a night with the girls and want to step out on the right foot, crank this song. It’s sexy, fun and fast - and you know you want to shake it to it!
3. Justin Bieber - Baby Ft. Ludacris
Oh gosh. I am regretting putting this one up already, but I can’t lie: this song is my guilty (and very secret) pleasure. I can’t help but start to bop along to 'Baby' like I am a teenager again, it may not be the best pick in some peoples eyes, but this energizing song never fails to bring a smile to my face and put a spring in my step.
4. Azealia Banks - 212 Ft. Lazy Jay
Okay, I obviously had to post the clean version as the original is full of nasty words that I am sure are illegal in some places. However, this energizing song is at the top of my list for an immediate pick me up that smacks you straight in the face and has you strutting it like no one is watching (even though people often are).
5. Florence + the Machine - Dog Days Are over
Oh my, how amazing is this tune? This energizing song is fantastically freeing. If there ever was time you went back to dancing like a child without a care in the world, then let this song take you there!
6. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
I had to do it. I am almost ducking in fear that someone is going to throw something at me soon. This energy-filled and sometimes annoying song, has been all over England and back again, so I am guessing you guys have heard a fair bit of it over in America as well? But come on, had you not heard it a million times, you would want to get up and dance to it... am I right?
6. Spiderbait - Black Betty
I am redeeming myself here and pulling out an oldie but a goodie none the less. Black Betty has to be one of the most energizing songs I know. It is literally as though the bottom half of my body has a mind of its own when this song plays. Best way to listen to it is in the house alone, with the blinds down and doors locked, then you are free to let loose with no one around to catch you out.
7. Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
Now I am not a fan of favoritism but you have to give credit where credit is due. If 'Run The World' does not jack you up then I think you may need to go and see a doctor as this song is nothing but energizing. Who runs the world? We do of course.
8. Billy Idol - "Mony Mony"
There isn't an official video for this energizing song, but that doesn't matter as you won’t be watching your screen, you’ll be shuffling about the room like a woman possessed once it gets going. 'Mony Mony' is a classic that packs as much punch now as it did back in the day - agreed?
9. Rihanna - Only Girl (in the World)
Who doesn't want to feel like the only girl in the world? (Actually it might be a bit lonely…) But really, this is one energizing song that oozes sexiness and confidence. Get your girls, form an out of shape circle on the D-floor and scream this hit at the top of your lungs, as that was what it was made for… wasn't it?
Okay, so I feel like I have bared my soul a bit here ladies, revealing some top tunes plus a few guilty pleasures (here’s looking at you Bieber) but come on, every girl needs a playlist of energizing songs to call on when it’s needed. What’s the number one song that gets you shaking it?