Hobbies Contests 12 Happy, Bouncy Songs About Luck That Will Fire You Up to Win Boost Your Motivation With This Playlist of Lucky Songs Share PINTEREST Email Print Contests Tips and Tricks Basics Dream Vacations Win Money Win Electronics Home and Garden Lotteries Win Vehicles Jewelry and Clothing Types of Contests Creative Contests Scams Learn More By Sandra Grauschopf Writer University of Maryland Sandra Grauschopf has been working in the contests industry since 2002. She is a passionate sweeper, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of prize wins to her name, and she has been sharing advice about how to be a winner for over a decade. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Sandra Grauschopf Updated March 27, 2021 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. 01 of 13 "High Hopes" by Frank Sinatra Be Like the Ant and Never Give Up on Being a Winner!. Paul Souders / Getty Images Frank Sinatra's iconic song, "High Hopes", is an oldie but a goodie. Plus, i's relevant to any sweepstakes fan who feels frustrated because they haven't won in a while. 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' goJust remember that antOops 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 of 13 "Lucky Star" by Madonna Let a Lucky Star Shine Down on You. Paper Boat Creative / Getty Images 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 tonightStarlight, star bright, make everything all rightStarlight, star bright first star I see tonightStarlight, 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 of 13 "Lucky" by Jason Mraz This Song Reminds Us to Be Grateful for Our Wins So Far. Hero Images / Getty Images "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 of 13 "Lucky Lucky Me" by Marvin Gaye Feeling Lucky Can Help You Win Even More. Barbara Taeger Photography / Getty Images Of course, Marvin Gaye's "Lucky Lucky Me" was talking about a woman when he crooned: "I've got to tell the world about itI've got to stand right up and shout itHey, 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 of 13 "Luck In My Eyes" by K.D. Lang Let Go of Your Worries and Enjoy Entering Sweepstakes. Philipp Nemenz / Getty Images 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, gonewith luck in my eyesall 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 of 13 "Star Sign" by Teenage Fanclub Remember That the Harder You Work, the More Luck You Have. Image Source / Getty Images 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 of 13 "Good to Be Alive" by Andy Grammer Now's a Good Time to Be Alive. Hero Images / Getty Images 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 yearsAnd I got nothing to show, just climbing this rope right hereAnd if there's a man upstairs, he kept bringing me rainBut I've been sending up prayers and something's changedI think I finally found my hallelujahI'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 if you 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 of 13 "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors Maybe Today _Will_ Be the Best Day of Your Life. Olivia Bell Photography / Getty Images 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 loudI jumped so high I touched the cloudsWo-o-o-o-o-oh, Wo-o-o-o-o-oh" 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. Get started by checking out the sweepstakes on the big prizes, creative contests, and the mega sweepstakes lists, which can help you get started making your dreams come true. And don't forget that the next sweepstakes you enter could make this the best day of your life! 09 of 13 "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons Break Out of Your Slump and Feel On Top of the World. Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images "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, ‘ayI’m on top of the world, ‘ayWaiting on this for a while nowPaying 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 cornersTried to take the easy way outI 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 of 13 "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida Do You Ever Have a Good Feeling About Winning?. Kitty Wheeler / Getty Images 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 wonTalk 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 of 13 "All Star" by Smash Mouth Go for the Gold!. PeskyMonkey / Getty Images "All Star" by Smash Mouth closes out this playlist because it's the perfect optimistic encouragement to get out there and beat the odds by winning sweepstakes: "Hey, now, you're an All Star, get your game on, go playHey, now, you're a Rock Star, get the show on, get paidAnd all that glitters is goldOnly 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! 12 of 13 Bruce Springsteen — My Lucky Day Will This Be Your Lucky Day?. Image (c) Sirinarth Mekvorawuth / EyeEm / Getty Images "My Lucky Day" by Bruce Springsteen is a love story, but it can also inspire you to consider today — and every day — lucky for you. "Honey, you're my lucky dayBaby, you're my lucky dayWhen I've lost all the other bets I've madeHoney, you're my lucky day" It's a good reminder that, no matter how bad your luck has been in the past, today is the perfect time for it to change for the better. So why not enter some sweepstakes right now? 13 of 13 More Ways to Feel Lucky If you'd like to have some more fun with luck, try taking these 10 steps to a lucky attitude or these 8 proven ways to be lucky. If you like to read, try these inspirational quotes about luck and winning or read this great book about luck. You can find some fun lucky symbols to keep you motivated or find out the weird origins of lucky superstitions. If you are feeling fired up to enter sweepstakes and start winning, head straight to the New Sweepstakes page.