Everyone needs motivation sometime; the inspiring lyrics in motivational songs are just the thing to help you through life’s problems
Music has the amazing and unique capacity to either soothe or to encourage action. It can supply that quick “pick-me-up” to motivate you to reach your goals; or it can simply remind you to appreciate the beauty of the world that we live in.
Our Life Daily team carefully selected the 17 motivational masterpieces below for their inspirational approach to a variety of life’s difficulties.
Take a few moments to browse through them. For sure you will find something to suit your mood.
1. I Feel Good – James Brown
It’s all in the title. Impossible not to feel better after hearing James Brown and his band telling you how it is.
2. Imagine – John Lennon
John Lennon made many efforts to inspire people to be better, do better, and treat themselves and the earth more kindly. This song tries to put his outlook into words
3. God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
This emotional tribute to American patriotism came at a time when many Americans were short on patriotism. It made its mark, and it continues to inspire today.
4. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
No one delivers that confidence quite like Gloria does in this all-time classic. You need to listen to the whole song until the last note to see just how much you can accomplish.
5. When You Believe – Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
Two of the most powerful musical divas joined forces to record this powerful song about believing in yourself and not losing hope.
6. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
The King of Pop used his status to bring attention to the needs of the world’s lesser-known citizens. In this inspiring song, he encourages all of us to do our part to make the world a better place.
7. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
This timeless classic causes everyone to pause for a few moments to reflect on the beauty of nature and the universal goodness of the human spirit to spur a more positive, refreshed attitude.
8. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Beautiful is a stunning anthem that is uplifting and empowering for anyone who is feeling down in the dumps. Feeling good about yourself is what you need to get moving, and this song is sure to help build that inner support.
9. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
“Don’t you know that there 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, baby”. This song tells you that although there may be obstacles on the way in life, you can overcome them.
10. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
A song that expresses a simple message that is uplifting for the recipient. There are times in life when these two words are all that is needed.
11. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
We only have one life, why procrastinate on the things that matter?
12. We are the Champions – Queen
Much beloved of sports fans this song says it all. It heralds success in its own unique way.
13. What a Feeling – Irene Cara
All your goals start from somewhere. Keep your eye on the goal.
14. Don’t Worry be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin’s inspirational song reminds us that everyone is worried about something. We just need to take time out to have some happy time.
15. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
“If life seems jolly rotten, There’s something you’ve forgotten!”. Always focus on the positive things in life.
16. Beautiful Day – U2
This song inspires you to celebrate your victories and achievements, no matter how small.
17. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
“No I won’t be afraid. Oh I won’t be afraid”. Those few word say it all. Don’t be afraid of life. We have to overcome our fears in order to continue to live.
This selection of motivational songs is necessarily limited by our space and your time
Nevertheless, we hope you found some inspiration among them. Did you find your particular favorite? Or do you have one that we didn’t include? You can tell us and our readers by using the comment feed below.