On The Coast's motivational playlist to help you shake the January blahs

If you need some great tunes to pump you up and get you through the lows of January after the highs of the holiday season, we've got you covered.

Here's some music to help perk up during the January blues

We get it: January isn't the most fun month of the year.

After Christmas and New Year celebrations, there isn't a heck of a lot to look forward to — except for more chilly weather, perhaps.

That's why On The Coast's music feature this week was motivational songs to perk you up and get you through this less-than-exciting month.

Here are some highlights of great motivational songs recommended by listeners.

Touch the Sky by Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco

On The Coast music guru Lisa Christiansen kicked things off with her pick: "Touch the Sky is a pretty popular workout song, and the video features West as 1970s stuntman Evel Knievel trying to fly a rocket across the Grand Canyon! For CanCon purposes, Pamela Anderson is also featured...I think playing herself."

You Only Get What You Give by the New Radicals

Peg O'Hara from Orcas Island, B.C. writes: "My husband Dwight suggested a classic Stones' baby boomer song to thwart the January blues. However, he is old, albeit dashingly handsome, and missed some other great songs. I am slightly less old and ... [this] song advocates defiant life loving in spite of our imperfect world."

Run With Us by Lisa Lougheed

Rachel Harrison from Chilliwack, B.C. writes: "My husband and I were born in the '80s. On occasion, we reminisce about our childhood days. And for both of us, we loved watching The Raccoons. … This is one of the few songs we both love and could listen to on repeat! It sets our feet a-dancing — and we don't dance — so it must be a good one."

Turn the Music Up by the Brand New Heavies

Ron Kearse from Vancouver writes: "This just kicks butt from the opening chords right through to the end. Whether it's in a car on a road trip, or a piece of music to groove along whilst doing housework, this is a piece of music that is guaranteed to get the party started."

Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder

Glenn Baglo writes: "I think I may just have to get back on my exercise cycle, don my headphones and put on Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground. On the other hand, we did get a bottle of Baileys for Christmas."


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