12 Pump-Up Songs to Help Get You Ready for Back-to-School

Back-to-school season is right around the corner. This playlist, brought to you by SoftLips, is just what you need to go back with a swagger in your step.



Our Back-to-School Pump-Up Playlist, brought to you by Softlips, includes 12 songs that'll help you come to terms with summer vacation ending. Scroll on and let us help you go back to school with swagger.

1. Charli XCX - Boom Clap

If we're looking on the bright side, going back to school is an opportunity to meet new people, and more importantly, your future crush. Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" is the perfect song to soundtrack the butterflies you get when you meet that new, exciting, special someone in the hallway on the first day of school.



Choice lyric:
Boom clap / The sound of my heart / The beat goes on and on and on and on and...

2. Fifth Harmony - BO$$

There's nothing like a good confidence boost to help you walk — no, strut — through those school doors with purpose on your first day. Do it like a BO$$ with tips from Fifth Harmony on how to do it with style.



Choice lyric:
C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T / That's me, I'm confident / Don't want yo compliments / Use common sense

3. 5SOS - Amnesia

So you're disappointed by the fact that the summer is over, but it could be much worse. You could be going through a break up as bad as the one detailed in "Amnesia" by 5 Seconds of Summer. Get this song in your headphones and repeat the words "it could be worse" to yourself as you walk into homeroom.



Choice lyric:
I wish that I could wake up with amnesia / And forget about the stupid little things

4. The Vamps - Somebody to You

We already touched on that first crush feeling, but this song from The Vamps takes it a step further into full blown infatuation. We're sending all the good vibes your way in hopes that you'll meet this type of special someone this school year.



Choice lyric:
Everybody's trying to be a billionaire / But every time I look at you I just don't care

5. G.R.L. - Ugly Heart

It's such a bummer to find a great looking guy, only to later learn that despite his good looks, he's basically the worst. Reference this song whenever you need a reminder that sometimes the prettiest guys on campus (and girls, for that matter) are the ones to be most cautious of.



Choice lyric:
Okay you're cover boy pretty / Stamped with a beauty mark / But it's such a pity, a boy so pretty / With an ugly heart

6. Clean Bandit - Rather Be

So the lyric "there's no place I'd rather be" might not apply to being stuck in class with your nose in a dull textbook, but when you realize how much time you'll be able to spend with your friends, it makes much more sense. Walk around school with your best buds in tow, blasting this track.



Choice lyric:
We're a thousand miles from comfort / We have traveled land and sea / But as long as you are with me / There's no place I'd rather be

7. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

This one's for the haters! Not looking forward to going back to school because of the bullies that dwell in the halls? Please, you're so above them! This perfect girl-power anthem will remind you to be comfortable with who you are and what you look like, just like Meghan Trainor.



Choice lyric:
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size / She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night

8. Chvrches - We Sink

It's easy to feel as though you're going to drown in all that homework, but try using CHVRCHES "We Sink" to help you get through those tough times. You've got this!



Choice lyric:
I'll be a thorn in your side / For always / If we sink / We lift our love

9. Disclosure f/Sam Smith - Latch

Picture yourself on the dance-floor at the big back-to-school dance, throwing out your best dance moves to Disclosure's "Latch." It's the perfect showcase for your finest routine!



Choice lyric:
Now I got you in my space / I won't let go of you / Got you shackled in my embrace / I'm latching onto you

10. Becky G. - Shower

Turn up your morning routine by blasting Becky G's infectious single as the soundtrack to your AM shower. Don't have the world's most beautiful singing voice? No matter. Belt it out without fear!



Choice lyric:
Whenever your around / I always seem to smile / And people ask me how / Well your the reason why / I'm dancing in the mirror and singing in the shower


11. Capital Cities - One Minute More

School can help you determine what you want to do with the rest of your life. That's why "One Minute More" is perfect for this playlist, because it's sure to provide you with the inspiration to dream big and do big things!



Choice lyric:
Unleash your imagination / Two stars, one constellation / Bright lights just to guide the way / Can you see what I see in you?

12. Jessie J - Bang Bang

Here's what we want you to do before the first day of school. Throw on your best outfit, pack up your books, pop on this song, turn up the volume, and make a GRAND entrance into your school, holding your head high like the star you are. Bang bang into the room, indeed!



Choice lyric:
Bang bang into the room (I know you want it) / Bang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)




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