Motivational Playlist for Imposter Syndrome


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After asking Twitter’s Writing Community for motivational songs that would help fight back against Imposter Syndrome, I have a great list to share. While not all of these songs are ones I would turn to (I hadn’t heard of a few), I love hearing how other writers work and process something as essential as music.


Here’s the list from Twitter. And if you scroll to the end, I’m sharing a link to the playlist I created after all this inspiring music talk.


· “Number One” by Chaz Jankel (from the Real Genius soundtrack)

· “Me” by Paula Cole

· “My Way” by Frank Sinatra

· “Baby, I’m a Star” by Prince (Purple Rain soundtrack)

· “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

· “Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen

· “Don’t Rain on My Parade” covered by Nancy Wilson

· “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done”) from the Hamilton Mixtape

· “Spread Your Wings” by Queen

· “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco

· “Babes Never Die” by Honeyblood

· “Bitch” by Lily Allen

· “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

· “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

· “Ladies First” by Queen Latifah

· “Million You Never Made” by Ani DiFranco

· “Swan Dive” by Ani DiFranco

· “Someone to You” by Banners

· “9-to-5” by Dolly Parton

· “Freedom” by George Michael

· “All the Critics Love You in New York” by Prince

· “Starfish and Coffee” by Prince

· “Malfunction” by Steam Powered Giaraffe

· “Anne Bonny” by Karliene

· “Wings’ by Little Mix

· “Barefoot” by Dinosaur Pileup

· “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” by Aretha Franklin

· "Titanium" by David Guetta (featuring Sia)


Let's be honest. I mostly listen to Tori Amos and NPR, but I'm sharing with you the playlist I listen to when running, with some recent, newly inspired songs. Enjoy it on Spotify!



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