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12 Adrenaline-Charged Songs to Start Your Day

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Music can provide us with an intense physical reaction -- it can send chills up our spines and raise goosebumps on our arms. Certain songs create stronger emotional connections, and we may find ourselves wrapped up in the instrumentation, vocals and lyrics. The right song can send shots of adrenaline racing through our veins

Research by Dennis Hsu of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that certain musical components, like a heavy bass or an intense guitar solo, naturally express a sense of power. This musical sense of power can be “contagious” and cause a similar sense of power in the listener. Not only can the power behind certain songs make you feel good; music can also help you be more productive, engaged and motivated.

If you’re looking for a magic elixir to get yourself in gear, try cranking up the volume on the playlist below. I’ve grouped this list into three categories to fit your mood and state of mind, and I’ve incorporated a range of styles -- pop, rap, electronic dance music (EDM), and alternative and classic rock. Each song is aimed to infuse you with a sense of power and potential to help you take on your day.

Related: 12 Ways That Music Makes You More Productive At Work (Infographic)

These songs are supercharged to get you pumped up for whatever the day brings. Each of these songs has certain music components that give you a feeling of intensity. In fact, you might recognize........

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