Waking up for work can be very hard to do. Sometimes even the pull of coffee and doughnuts isn’t enough to kickstart your day. During these darker, more difficult times, I turn to a constantly rotating playlist of songs all about working hard and getting that money.

“9 to 5” – Dolly Parton

“They let you dream just to watch ’em shatter/ You’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder/ But you got dreams he’ll never take away.”

“Independent Women Pt. I” – Destiny’s Child

“If you’re gonna brag make sure it’s your money you flaunt/ Depend on no one else to give you what you want.”

“You Don’t Own Me” – Lesley Gore

“Oh, I don’t tell you what to say/ I don’t tell you what to do/ So just let me be myself/ That’s all I ask of you.”

“Piece of Me” – Britney Spears

“Guess I can’t see the harm in workin’ and being a mama/ And with a kid on my arm, I’m still an exceptional earner.”

“Started from the Bottom” – Drake

“I wear every single chain/ Even when I’m in the house.”

“She Works Hard for the Money” – Donna Summer

“So you better treat her right.”

“Stronger” – Kanye West

“There’s a thousand yous/ There’s only one of me.”

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship

“And we can build this dream together/ Standing strong forever/ Nothing’s gonna stop us now.”

“Million Dollar Bills” – Lorde

“There’s nothing I want but money and time.”

“Let Me Blow Ya Mind” – Eve ft. Gwen Stefani

“Sophomore, I ain’t scared, one of a kind/ All I do is contemplate ways to make your fans mine.”

And finally…..

“Like a Boss” – The Lonely Island

“Like a boss.”