With the 2016 Rio Olympics around the corner, there’s a sense of pride and solidarity that’s beginning to fill the air, thanks in part uplifting anthems for the special sporting occasion.
In honor of the summer Olympics kicking off on Friday, we’ve put together a list of inspirational and motivating tracks that are sure to pump you up and help put you in the Olympic spirit.
From this year’s official theme song “Alma e coracao (Soul and Heart)” by Thiaguinho to 1992’s Barcelona Olympics theme “Amigos para siempre” by José Carreras & Sarah Brightman and Shakira‘s “Dare” from the 2014 World Cup, check out the feel-good playlist below:
Gloria Estefan “Reach” (Official song for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics)
Diego Torres “Color esperanza”
Thiaguinho ft. Projota “Alma e coracao (Soul and Heart)”
Gilberto Gil “Rio eu te amo”
José Carreras & Sarah Brightman “Amigos para siempre” (Official song for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics)
Nicky Jam “Un sueño”