Ever observed how we pep up after listening to our favourite song? That is the power of music. It can influence your mood, emotions and thoughts. The right music can give you peace, make you happy, fuel you to work hard or move you to tears. Some songs can also motivate you to reach your goals and provide that occasional dose of positivity which one needs from time to time.
For the times when you need a little push, here is a list of 10 popular motivational songs that will inspire you to achieve the impossible:
1. Champion – Bishop Briggs
You gotta get bruised
Before you get mad
You gotta fall down
Before you fight back
Champion by Bishop Briggs is a self strengthening song. The singer herself stated that this song is about her battle with self esteem, following a break up. The song is very energetic and beautifully explains that life will forever present us with adversities and setbacks. But in the end, such situations are the ones that will make us tough and courageous. With the correct attitude, not only one can fight the problem, but also tackle it and discover their hidden strengths.
2. Remember The Name – Fort Minor
This is ten percent luck
Twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure
Fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name
‘Remember The Name’ is an addictive song with meaningful lyrics. The song is a banger and popular among gym enthusiasts. It’s chorus pretty much mentions the factors that play a role in one’s success, like passion, will, skill and luck. But most of all, it is the dedication and hard work that decides whether or not you’ll succeed. The song carries a beautiful message that you must not think of materialistic gains rather work hard to create your name in the world.
3. Never Say Never – Justin Bieber
I will never say never
I will fight
I will fight ’til forever
To make it right
The song was made for the 2010 movie ‘The Karate Kid’ that features Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. The latter features in the song too. The title of this song is enough to understand what it is about. Simply put, it conveys the message that one should never quit, whatever be the circumstances. We have immense power within that surfaces when a difficulty falls upon us and thus, giving up should never be an option. Who knows, this may be the last hurdle between you and your dreams!
4. Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons
I do whatever it takes
‘Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
This song is about running towards your ambition regardless of all the obstacles. According to the song, there are two kinds of people. The first kind of people are the ones who are negative, demotivating and wait for others to fall so that they can rise. While people of the second category are energetic, confident and will do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to fulfill their dreams. They do not wish for a life like the first ones and only want to concentrate on their goals so that in their last times, they are at peace and have no regrets.
5. Unstoppable – Sia
I’m so powerful
I don’t need batteries to play
I’m so confident
Yeah, I’m unstoppable today
Most of us swallow our emotions when a hardship befalls. We keep our heads held high, and fool people into thinking that everything’s alright. There is a constant need to assure both others as well as our own selves because we don’t want to seem weak. This is what ‘Unstoppable’ by Sia Furler is about. The chorus of the song is very elevating but after going through it’s starting verses, it appears like an attempt to convince oneself during tough times. It feels quite relatable since the art of pretending is like a second nature to many of us.
6. Roar – Katy Perry
You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
Through ‘Roar’, Katy Perry tells us why it is so crucial to have faith in yourself. Because only when you believe in yourself, great things can happen. In the song, it is very well acknowledged that hindrances and distractions of all kind will come in your journey to success. And rough patches will knock you down several times. But if you have confidence in yourself, any trouble can be handled. Self belief makes you fearless and drives away negative thoughts. Overall, ‘Roar’ is a very uplifting song, guaranteed to cause a change in the listeners.
7. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ is a reminder that every hardship is a stepping stone to something positive in your life. If the situations are not in your favour, you must keep on moving forward even though it feels overwhelming. Because in the end, these will be times that will make you tougher and indomitable. Also eventually, you’ll be able to see the positive side of the situation and come to realise that whatever happens is for the good.
8. Till I Collapse – Eminem
‘Till the smoke clears out, am I high? Perhaps
I’mma rip this shit, ’till my bone collapse
‘Till I collapse’ is an extraordinary motivational song that will make you hustle till the end. Marshall Mathers aka Eminem has seen a lot of hard times and troubles in his life and successfully tackled them. After listening to this song, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that he has lived his life true to its verses. The main idea behind the song is to keep on going no matter what and neglect everyone and everything that tries to stop you from reaching your destination. You must gather all your strength and work vigorously towards your goal.
9. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
A highly empowering song, ‘Titanium’ talks about our mental and emotional strength. It’s techno, pop type music gives it an even more energetic feel. Through symbolism and imagery, the song explains that we must stand tall and solid when the world throws ‘bullets’ at us. We must remain undisturbed and ignore people that pull us down, or in other words, be like ‘Titanium’. When you remain undistracted, the bullies turn powerless.
10. Hall Of Fame – The Script ft. Will.i.am
You can throw your hands up, you can beat the clock
You can move a mountain, you can break rocks
Any list of motivational songs is incomplete without ‘Hall of Fame’. It’s powerful lyrics will certainly charge you up. The song basically stresses on the fact that anything can be achieved if you believe in yourself. With full dedication and devotion, you can accomplish whatever you wish for. By believing in yourself, you build strength within. And then, you not only surpass expectations but also discover your worth.
Listening to these songs will definitely uplift and raise your spirits. You can enjoy them on various online music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Qobuz, YouTube Music, etc. You can also download them for offline listening.
Hoping that the above featured songs drive away all the negativity from your life!