21 Rallying Songs For Nurses (Get Pumped!)

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For days when even the most inspiring quote or meme can’t pep you up for work, what you need are some high-energy rallying songs for nurses. There’s nothing like inspiring music to get that blood pumping.

Whether you want to let off steam or get an extra dose of adrenaline, here is a special selection we’ve lined up just for you. Get the boom box ready!

1. Walk This Way – Aerosmith

Let’s start off with an oldie but goodie. Rock with Aerosmith’s Walk this WayStrut your way through the hospital floor and show off your air guitar playing skills.


2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Michael Mcdonald

“Ain’t no mountain high enough, Ain’t no valley low enough, Ain’t no river wide enough, To keep me from getting to you babe!” Take your fellow nurses to church with this rousing song.


3. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

If you believe in the power of Law of Attraction, here is the perfect song for you. Sing and move to this feel-good song. “I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

Perfect for night nurses, don’t you think? Just don’t let it be a full moon!

Read Also: Top 10 Stress-Busting Tips For Night Shift Nurses

4. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

Had a run-in with an irritating colleague, an annoying family member, or an impossible doctor? Here’s an in-your-face song to boost you up.

Don’t forget! Nursing school and clinicals are very difficult but what doesn’t kill you makes you… stronger!


5. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry

Wanna go wild but? Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night will have you reminiscing your pre-Nursing days when you actually had time for Friday night parties.

6. I Feel Good – James Brown

Love this song! If you’re feeling low on energy, this song will definitely bring your groove back. All together now… I feeeeeel good!

7. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Whatever your mood when you hear this song, it will surely take a turn for the better when you hear American Author’s Best Day of My Life. You might get stuck with a bad shift, or you might be on your 2nd straight shift but maybe if you sing it loud enough, it will come true!

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8. Independent Women, Pt. I – Destiny’s Child

Need a good dose of attitude? Destiny’s child’s Independent Women has it in spades. “I depend on me, I depend on me.”


9. Highway To Hell – AC/DC

If a good dose of self-denial isn’t doing you any good, might as well just celebrate a nurse’s very tough world. Pump it up with AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.

“I’m on the highway to hell, Highway to hell, I’m on the highway to hell, Highway to hell. Don’t stop me!”


10. All Night – Icona Pop

Party with this rousing song Icona Pop’s All Night. “We could do this all night” the way that only nurses can.


11. You Make Me – Avicii

This is the perfect song to sing with your nursing team. “We are one, One for sure. All united, You’ll need no more.”


12. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

Show the world what you got with Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire. “Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame, So bright, she can burn your eyes.”


13. It’s Time -Imagine Dragons

Come to think of it, the hospital is just like a “city that never sleeps”. Enjoy this beautiful song by one of our favorite bands, Imagine Dragons.

“It’s time to begin, isn’t it? I get a little bit bigger but then I’ll admit I’m just the same as I was.”


14. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

Make the power of suggestion work for you. Hypnotize yourself that things will turn out alright.

“It just takes some time, Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine, Everything, everything will be alright, alright.”

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15. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Here’s another bad ass song to make you feel good. Veteran nurses should sing this to new nurses on the floor each time. Welcome to the jungle, newbies!


16. Not Afraid – Eminem

Rap it up with Eminem with his song Not Afraid. We have to say, this song is terribly inspiring:

Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you’re not alone
Holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road (same road)


17. Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce

Nobody knows us girls (and guys) like Beyonce. Nurses, let’s run the world!


18. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Eighties power! This is a bit funny – Bon Jovi’s Livin on a Prayer. Still, this is one solid classic.

This song is dedicated to all nurses who are living on a prayer…


19. I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora

Have a nurse colleague who’s freaking out? Give your colleague a boostand belt this out—Rita Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down. She’ll thank you, we’re sure.


20. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Like always, Coldplay always leaves us somewhat whimsical. Energize with A Sky Full Of Stars and its happy spacey feels.

21. Wow Fantastic Baby – BigBang

Can’t speak Korean but wanna sing along with this hopping song? No problem! Dubsmash your way through BigBang’s Wow Fantastic Baby.

Download your favorites to your music player and get in a few minutes of music therapy every time you feel the need. We hope you enjoyed our list!

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