Tunes Tuesday: Resolution Jams for 2018

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Jan 02

Happy New Year!  2017 is behind us and now it’s time to make 2018 great!

For this month’s Tunes Tuesday, Kim from Kooky Runner, Steff from Run Steff Run, and I are sharing our favorite songs to motivate you in 2018!

Remember – Tunes Tuesday is now taking place on the first Tuesday of every month – we hope you join us!

And in case you missed it – here are my previous monthly playlists:

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Tunes Tuesday: Resolution Jams

I love the New Year because it gives me a chance to reset and start things off on the right foot.  I know that I’ll never be perfect, but there are always little things that I can do to be a better person.  So I was really excited about this theme for Tunes Tuesday because I really wanted to find some songs that will help me keep things in perspective for the New Year…plus, they’re great songs for running!  P.S. – these were my motivating songs for 2018:

I created a Spotify Playlist for 2018 Motivation, check it out below and keep reading to see the selections:

Featured Songs:  Motivating Songs for 2018

For this month's Tunes Tuesday I'm sharing a few great motivating and empowering songs for 2018! Check out more running and workout playlists at!

Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas:  Remember when Black Eyed Peas used to have messages in their songs?  I recently listened to this one and the lyrics really made me think about the political climate we’re in today.

Feeling Good – Muse:  A great cover of the Nina Simone classic – I like how this version really rocks!

The Mack – Nevada ft. Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap:  I’ve already shared my love for the Return of the Mack so this updated version is a lot of fun.

Lovin’ Me – Faith Evans ft. Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Syleena Johnson, KeKe Wyatt:  Apparently this is the theme song from R&B Divas.  I really enjoy the empowering message and the powerhouse vocals from all the ladies!

Human After All – Daft Punk:  You might recall that I’m a pretty big Daft Punk fan.  There are only 10 lyrics to the whole song…and that’s all I need for motivation!

What About Your Friends – TLC:  I definitely think a lot about my friends…who I want to introduce or keep in my life and as you get older, it’s a lot harder to make friends!  So this speaks to wanting more quality friendships in 2018.

Hate Me Now – Nas ft. Diddy:  Again, I need a little empowerment this year….haha!

Good Times – CHIC:  Hey, let’s celebrate and enjoy life!

Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara:  You couldn’t run away from this song if you tried, lol.

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Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge:  I couldn’t help but give a shoutout to the fact that I’m getting married in 2018! 🙂

Who’s That Girl – Eve:  I’ll always love the chorus to this song!  Just insert your name when they say “Eve’s that girl…”, lol!

This Is Me – Kesha:  This is a new Kesha song from the Greatest Show on Earth soundtrack…I really love the message.

Confident – Demi Lovato:  She’s talking tough in this song, and I like it!

Bodak Yellow – Cardi B:  Can I admit it was a LONG time before I even knew this song existed, let alone what it sounded like?  But it’s pretty addictive!

Do My Thing – Estelle ft. Janelle Monae: I love how this song is upbeat with another great message about being yourself.

Just Fine – Mary J. Blige:  How can you not get pumped after listening to this song!

Join Us Each Month for Tunes Tuesday!

Here’s all you have to do to link up with us for Tunes Tuesday – you’ll have all month to join in the fun!

  1. Write your post on the theme of the month. You can also include a playlist focusing on the month’s theme!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up one of our blogs. It will show up on all of our blogs, so don’t worry if you post on one or the other. Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a monthly schedule. Each month will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, just have fun with it! The link up will open the first Tuesday of every month and will be open all month!

Themes for 2018:

  • January – Resolution Jams
  • February – Love Jams (Next month’s theme!)
  • March – Pump Up Jams
  • April – Throwback Jams (70s, 80s, 90s)
  • May – FREE
  • June – Summer Jams
  • July – Motivational Jams
  • August – FREE
  • September – Random Jams
  • October – Halloween Jams
  • November – Current Jams
  • December – Holiday Jams

I’m also linking up with Erika, Patty, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run!

Which songs are motivating you in 2018?  What would you add to my playlist?

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