30Snow Patrol - 'Run'
Gary Lightbody apparently wrote 'Run' after going on a massive bender and falling down some stairs. "The words ‘Light up, light up’ gave this sense of a beacon. There had to be a light at the end of a tunnel," he said.
29Franz Ferdinand - 'Do You Want To?'
Follow Franz's lead and go where you've never let yourself before! Well, at least switch your usual lunch for an edgier meal deal tomorrow.
28The Jam - 'Going Underground'
If any song's going to make you politically motivated ahead of the forthcoming election, it's this anti-Conservative rant from The Jam. "You choose your leaders and place your trust/As their lies wash you down and their promises rust," Paul Weller sings. Let that be a lesson.
27Doves - 'There Goes The Fear'
Two important things to know about 'There Goes The Fear'. 1. It's imperative you dance like your dad to the jangly bits that sound like the Grange Hill theme tune. 2. Make the most of the track's passive motivational skills by letting the lyric "You turn around and life's passed you by" give you the fear factor.
26La Roux - 'In For The Kill'
Do what La Roux says (go in for the kill, do it for the thrill, etc. etc.) on her sassy electropop debut and you're sure to tackle whatever naysayers might come your way with aplomb.
25House Of Pain - 'Jump Around'
Two parts aggressively energetic, one part hilarious ("I never eat a pig 'cause a pig is a cop"), 'Jump Around' has featured in at least two action movies, 'Daredevil' and 'Rush Hour', so is certified motivation music.
24Justice Vs Simian - 'We Are Your Friends'
Combine forceful synth stabs with stirring lyrics - "We are your friends/ You'll never be alone again" - and you have a track so powerful it'll defeat even Hollyoaks Omnibus laziness.
23Friendly Fires - 'Jump In The Pool'
Something about this synthy, bubbly, giddy tune turns tedious jogs through rundown towns into excited dashes through vibrant metropolises. It's the ultimate 'pretending to be in a movie' exercise song.
22Arcade Fire - 'Ready to Start'
What better way to begin the day than with double-drum-kit, full-throttle Arcade Fire. Just make sure you pick the "Now I'm ready to start/My mind is open wide" lyrics as your mantra rather than the "Businessmen drink my blood" bits. That would be weird.
21Be Your Own Pet - 'Adventure'
Containing the word 'adventuring' 8 times and the word 'adventurer' 10 times, if Be Your Own Pet haven't convinced you to head off on at least a mini-break by the time you finish listening to 'Adventure' you're a stone-hearted individual.