15 Songs Every CEO Should Have on Their Playlist

A CEO is the one who leads a company, sets vision and strategy, allocates capital, implements corporate policy, builds culture, connects BODs and employee, and responsible for company’s success or failure. When CEOs face tough challenges, they need to recharge themselves. Often, music is all they need, due to its powerful lyrics and beautiful melody. In fact, the world knows music as one of the most popular content types when it comes to delivering meaning. The following are 15 songs (alphabetical order) that I think every CEO should have on their playlist.



1. Don’t Worry be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

“In every life we have some trouble.
But when you worry, you make it double.”



2. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

“Makes me that much wiser.
So thanks for making me a fighter.”



3. Firework – Katy Perry

“You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine.
Just own the night like the 4th of July.”



4. Fix You – Coldplay

“When you try your best, but you don’t succeed.
When you get what you want, but not what you need.”



5. Get up Stand up – Bob Marley

“Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!”



6. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

“Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting.”



7. Hero – Mariah Carey

“So when you feel like hope is gone,
look inside you and be strong.”



8. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

“If I can see it, then I can be it.
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”



9. Imagine – John Lennon

“You, you may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one.”



10. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

“It’s my life. And it’s now or never.”



11. Not Afraid – Eminem

“We’ll walk this road together, through the storm.
Whatever weather, cold or warm.”



12. We are the Champions – Queen

“And bad mistakes I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face. But I’ve come through.”



13. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

“Where trouble melts like lemon drops.
High above the chimney tops.”



14. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

“The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky.”



15. When You Believe – Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

“Who knows what miracles you can achieve.”