01"High Hopes" by Frank Sinatra
After all, many people don't bother entering sweepstakes because they believe they'll never win. We sweepstakes fans are like the ants in Frank Sinatra's song, who just won't accept that they'll never be able to move a rubber tree plant.
"So anytime you're gettin' low
'Stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant"
Most people who enter sweepstakes feel frustrated sometimes. Instead of letting go, try to find the fun again. Enter some sweepstakes with lots of prizes to try to score a quick win, chat with some fellow sweepstakes enthusiasts on Facebook, shake up the types of sweepstakes you enter... do whatever it takes to keep pushing that rubber tree plant!
02"Lucky Star" by Madonna
Like a lot of songs about luck, Madona's "Lucky Star" is talking about a person who brings the singer luck. But if you listen to it while entering sweepstakes, there's nothing wrong with thinking about it as a literal lucky star, shining down on you and bringing you luck. Plus, it's so very bouncy that it's hard to feel frustrated about not winning while you are listening to it!
"Starlight, star bright first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah"
If wishing on a lucky star isn't your thing, read about the origins of popular superstitions to find one more to your liking.
03"Lucky" by Jason Mraz
"Lucky" is a sweet love song between Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, but it's also a good reminder for sweepstakes fans to be grateful for what this hobby has brought to us, even if we're not having a winning streak right now.
"You make it easier when life gets hard"
Entering sweepstakes is a great hobby when life gets hard. When your budget is tight, you can win movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, free groceries, and many other helpful prizes, without spending a cent.
Even small prizes are a reason to celebrate, so let this song remind you to give yourself a break, even when the big prizes aren't rolling in at the moment.
04"Lucky Lucky Me" by Marvin Gaye
Of course, Marvin Gaye's "Lucky Lucky Me" was talking about a woman when he crooned:
"I've got to tell the world about it
I've got to stand right up and shout it
Hey, look at lucky me!"
But haven't we all had that feeling sometimes when we've won a big prize?
If you can capture that lucky feeling even when you are going through a dry spell, you'll improve your chances at staying motivated and winning more. Being lucky is not an innate talent but a skill, and you can reinforce that skill by cultivating a lucky attitude.
And when that lucky feeling starts to slip away, listen to this song to remind yourself that you are a winner.
05"Luck In My Eyes" by K.D. Lang
K.D. Lang's "Luck In My Eyes" brings a bit of a country twang to our motivational sweepstakes playlist.
"All my troubles, all my troubles, gone
with luck in my eyes
all my worries all my worries, gone."
It's also a good reminder to let go of worry about whether you're going to win the giveaways you're entering or when your next prize is going to arrive.
Entering sweepstakes is a hobby, not a job, and there's a lot to enjoy about it even when prizes aren't arriving. Learning about new companies and products, dreaming about great prizes to come, and even the zen-like rhythm of entering your daily sweepstakes can all bring you relaxation and fun, so let your worries go and enjoy yourself!
06"Star Sign" by Teenage Fanclub
In a collection of songs about luck, Star Sign by Teenage Fanclub is a reminder not to take luck too seriously.
"Hey, there's a horseshoe on my door; big deal.
And say there's a black cat on the floor, big deal."
Don't give luck too much power over your attitude toward winning sweepstakes. While there are things you can do to attract good luck in your life, most of them revolve around keeping you motivated and dedicated to entering every day.
Committing yourself to following a daily sweepstakes routine will have a better effect than worrying too much about luck.
07"Good to Be Alive" by Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer's "Good to Be Alive" is a great reminder that even when winning seems far away, life is pretty darned good.
"I've been grinding so long, been trying this s*$! for years
And I got nothing to show, just climbing this rope right here
And if there's a man upstairs, he kept bringing me rain
But I've been sending up prayers and something's changed
I think I finally found my hallelujah
I've been waiting for this moment all my life"
There are times we've all felt that we haven't gotten enough to show for our time spent entering sweepstakes (this can be especially frustrating for those of you who haven't won your first prize yet!)
There's a good reason why "persistence" is one of the secrets of winning sweepstakes: if we keep at it, bad luck always turns around sooner or later.
08"Best Day of My Life" by American Authors
If you want to start your sweepstakes time off right, it's hard to pick a better song than American Authors' "Best Day of My Life".
"I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
If you have big dreams, too, entering sweepstakes gives you a way to make them happen... or at least, make them easier to achieve. Whether your dream is owning your own house, taking an amazing vacation, paying off all your debt, or doing good in your community, sweepstakes and contests can help.
And don't forget that the next sweepstakes you enter could make this the best day of your life!
09"On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons
"On Top Of the World" by Imagine Dragons has a great beat and a positive attitude that's ideal for people who enter sweepstakes:
"‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt"
But the song also emphasizes that being on top of the world, that winning those big prizes, takes a lot of work. Paying your dues, if you want to win giveaways, means sitting down at your computer every day (or as close to it as you can) and getting those entries in.
"I've tried to cut these corners
Tried to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something"
Cutting corners doesn't work. Get rich quick schemes don't work. At best, you'll fall for a sweepstakes scam when you try. Instead, put in the work, be patient, capture that "on top of the world" feeling, and the prizes will come.
10"Good Feeling" by Flo Rida
It's hard for a bad mood to stick around when you're listening to "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida. Entering sweepstakes with a positive attitude is so much more fun! Plus, it has a verse that seems custom-made for sweepstakes enthusiasts:
"Woke up on the side of the bed like I won
Talk like a winner, my chest to that sun"
Have you ever had a very good feeling about a giveaway, and then actually won? It's happened to me a few times, and it's always satisfying when it does.
11"All Star" by Smash Mouth
"Hey, now, you're an All Star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you're a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold"
There's a popular motto among sweepstakes fans: you can't win if you don't enter. It's absolutely true, so why not give it a shot? Go for the gold, and see how many amazing prizes will come to you!
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11 Happy, Bouncy Songs about Luck That Will Fire You Up to Win
Boost Your Motivation With This Playlist of Lucky Songs
Do you ever feel like bad luck is dragging you down? Want to start feeling lucky again? Here is a playlist of 11 bouncy, cheerful songs about luck, being a winner, or hanging in there despite the odds. Play them while you enter giveaways to help you beat sweepstakes burnout and feel more motivated to win, or any time you are feeling down!
Each of the songs below is linked to its video on YouTube, and it has a little bit of information about how each is relevant to sweepstakes enthusiasts. You can also listen to them all in one place with the Lucky Songs: Get Motivated to Win! playlist on Spotify.