In high school and in life, sometimes you gotta quit slumping around like your bird just died, reach deep, and RUN THIS TOWN while BUSTING CLOUDS. Or, you know, just clean your room like your parents have been begging you to, and do your homework so you don’t grow up not knowing who the Habsburgs are. Here are 18 songs that help me get hyped up for when it’s time to GET THINGS DONE. Like the great poetess of our time Beyoncé says, a little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody.

Illustration by Minna