20 Best Songs About Growth

By Nico Gonzalez

When it comes to growth, there are two things that are essential: change and progress. Without change, stagnation occurs and without progress, you stay in the same place. Growth is all about making both of those things happen in your life. It’s about evolving as a person, learning new things and expanding your horizons. It’s about moving forward, even when the path ahead is uncertain.

The 20 songs listed below are all about growth in one way or another. They offer their own unique perspective on the topic, but they all share a common message: growth is essential to living a fulfilling life. Whether it’s personal growth, spiritual growth, or simply growing older, these songs will make you appreciate the journey.


Changes – David Bowie

David Bowie - Changes [Official Lyric Video]

David Bowie’s “Changes” is one of the most iconic songs about growth ever written. The song is all about embracing change, no matter how scary it may seem at first. Bowie sings about the fear and anxiety that comes with change, but he also emphasizes the importance of taking risks and facing your fears. In the end, Bowie reminds us that change is inevitable and that we should embrace it, because it’s what makes us who we are.

My Life – Billy Joel

Billy Joel - My Life (Audio)

Although not specifically about growth, My Life is a song about living life to the fullest. It’s about taking risks and embracing change, no matter how scary it may be. As Billy Joel sings, “I just want to live my life/And live it the way I want.” This song is a reminder that growth is possible no matter what age you are. Its lyrics are about seizing the moment and not taking life for granted.

Slow Down – Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman - Slow Down (Official Lyric Video)

Slow Down, from Nichole Nordeman’s album Brave, is a song about the importance of taking time to appreciate life. Nordeman sings about the beauty of slowing down and enjoying the moment, rather than rushing through life. She encourages listeners to “take your time, drink it in” and to remember that “this is not a dress rehearsal.” The song encourages listeners to live in the moment and to appreciate the growth that comes with time. 

A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video)

A Change is Gonna Come is a classic song by Sam Cooke that speaks to the power of change. The song is about the African American experience, but its message is universal. It’s a song about hope and resilience in the face of adversity, and it celebrates the promise of change. Its lyrics are about growth and progress, and they are as relevant today as they were when the song was first released in 1964.

Growth Stunt – HAARPER

HAARPER - GROWTH STUNT [OFFICIAL AUDIO]

Growth Stunt is a song about not being afraid to take risks and push yourself to your limits. It’s about embracing the unknown and challenging yourself to grow. The song is upbeat and inspiring, perfect for anyone who is looking to push themselves to new heights. Its lyrics are about “growing into a better you.” Many songs focus on personal growth, but this one is particularly inspiring and motivating.

Growth – JinSang

Growth is essential to living a fulfilling life. JinSang’s song “Growth” explores the idea of growth in all its forms, personal, spiritual and physical. He sings about the importance of growing older and wiser, and the need to never stop learning and evolving. The song is a reminder that growth is a lifelong journey, and that the more we grow, the more we can appreciate life.

Perpetual Growth Machine – Rivers of Nihil

Rivers of Nihil - Perpetual Growth Machine (OFFICIAL)

Rivers of Nihil’s “Perpetual Growth Machine” is an excellent song about growth. The lyrics talk about the importance of never ceasing to grow and evolve, both as a person and as a society. The song is a powerful reminder that stagnation is the enemy of progress and that we should all strive to be constantly moving forward. Its lyrics are about as perfect an anthem for growth as you’re likely to find. Many songs about growth focus on the personal journey of the individual, and few capture that sentiment as well as “Perpetual Growth Machine.”

Unrestrained Growth – Buckethead

Buckethead - Unrestrained Growth

“Unrestrained Growth” is a song by Buckethead that explores the idea of limitless growth. The song is filled with images of growth and expansion, and Buckethead sings about how growth is essential for living a fulfilling life. This song is a reminder that it’s important to embrace change and growth, no matter what challenges come our way. Some people might be hesitant to grow or change, but “Unrestrained Growth” is a song that celebrates the journey of growth and all of the possibilities that come with it.

Stunt Your Growth – Napalm Death

Napalm Death’s “Stunt Your Growth” is a brutal, uncompromising look at the importance of growth. The song encourages listeners to push themselves to their limits, in order to grow and become stronger. It’s a powerful anthem for anyone who wants to achieve their best. Its lyrics are about “becoming alive” and making the most of every opportunity. Many songs about growth focus on personal development, but “Stunt Your Growth” reminds us that growth is a universal concept.

Viewing Growth (feat. Botany) – Limalo

Viewing Growth (feat. Botany)

Viewing Growth is a song about the journey of life. The song talks about how it’s important to never give up and to always keep moving forward. It features the vocals of Botany, who provides a beautiful and uplifting chorus. This song is perfect for anyone who is looking for motivation to keep moving forward. Its lyrics are about change and growth, and how they are necessary for a fulfilling life.

Grow As We Go Ben Platt

Ben Platt - Grow As We Go [Official Video]

Grow As We Go is a song about personal growth. The songwriter, Shawn McDonald, sings about the importance of growing and evolving as a person. He encourages listeners to never stop learning and growing, no matter what life throws their way. This song is perfect for anyone who is looking to grow and progress in their lives. Its lyrics are about overcoming challenges and continuing to move forward.

First Growth – Roots Manuva

Roots Manuva is a British rapper and producer who released his debut album in 1999. The song “First Growth” is from his second album, 2002’s Slime & Reason.

The song is about the journey to self-discovery and growth. Manuva talks about the challenges he faced in his early life, and how he overcame them through hard work and determination. He encourages listeners to do the same, reminding them that “the only way is up.”

Constant Growth Fails – Hauschka

Hauschka - Constant Growth Fails (Official Video)

In his song “Constant Growth Fails,” Hauschka explores the idea of growth gone wrong. He paints a picture of a society that is so focused on constant growth that it eventually crumbles under its own weight. The song is a warning against the dangers of greed and the obsession with progress at all costs. It’s a powerful reminder that growth should never come at the expense of our values and our humanity.

Growth/Decay – Doe Paoro

Doe Paoro - Growth Decay (Live on KEXP)

Doe Paoro’s song “Growth/Decay” speaks to the idea of growth and decay in all aspects of life. She sings about the constant cycle of both, and how they’re inextricably linked. Paoro argues that we need to accept both aspects of life in order to move forward. This song is a reminder that growth is never easy, but it’s always worth it.

The Color of Growth – Donovan Melero

Donovan Melero "The Color of Growth"

The Color of Growth is a song about the importance of growth in our lives. Donovan Melero passionately sings about how growth is what makes us who we are and how it’s essential to our happiness. The lyrics talk about how growth can be both beautiful and painful, but it’s always worth it in the end. This song is a great reminder of why it’s important to never stop growing. 

Grow – Samm Henshaw

Samm Henshaw - Grow (Official Video)

The song “Grow” by Samm Henshaw is all about the importance of growth. Samm sings about how growth is essential to living a fulfilling life and how it’s something that we should all strive for. He talks about how growing up can be tough, but it’s worth it in the end. This song is a great reminder that growth is a journey, and it’s important to enjoy the ride. Its lyrics are about personal growth and growing older, but they can be applied to any type of growth.

Growth Lines – Xavier Rudd

Growth Lines is a soulful and introspective song by Xavier Rudd about the journey of life. He sings about the importance of growth, both physically and emotionally, and how it’s essential to staying connected to the world around us. This song is a reminder that the journey is what matters most, and that growth is an ongoing process that we should all embrace. Some people might be hesitant to grow older, but this song celebrates the wisdom and experience that come with age.

Growth of Raindrops (feat. Sarah Cracknell) – Warm Digits

Warm Digits - Growth of Raindrops (feat. Sarah Cracknell) ft. Sarah Cracknell

The song “Growth of Raindrops” by Warm Digits is a beautiful ballad about the journey of life. The song is about the growth of raindrops, which can be seen as a metaphor for the growth of humans. The lyrics talk about how each person’s life is a journey, and how we all have the potential to grow and learn from our experiences. Some people might find the song depressing, but I see it as a reminder that life is full of ups and downs, and that the key is to keep moving forward.

Negative Growth – Benediction

Negative growth can be defined as a decrease in the size or level of something. This term is often used when referring to economic growth, which is the increase in the size of an economy. When referring to economics, negative growth can be caused by a decline in production, investments, or exports. It can also be caused by a rise in prices, which reduces the purchasing power of people’s money. Some people might also refer to negative growth as a recession.

Song of Growth – Max LL

The song “Song of Growth” by Max LL is an inspiring anthem about the power of growth. LL sings about how growth is the key to unlocking our potential and achieving our dreams. He encourages listeners to never give up on their dreams, and to keep growing no matter what obstacles they face. This song is a motivating reminder that growth is the key to happiness and success.

Growth In Passion – Life In Your Way

Life In Your Way - Growth In Passion (lyrics)

Growth In Passion is a song about the journey of life. It’s about embracing the unknown and never giving up on your dreams. It’s about fighting for what you believe in, no matter what obstacles you face. The lyrics are inspiring and motivating, and they will encourage you to keep moving forward. The song is performed by the band Flyleaf and it was released in 2009.

The Growth (Bonus Track) – Lil B

Lil B - The Growth (MUSIC VIDEO) DIRECTED BY LIL B

In the song “The Growth,” rapper Lil B speaks to the importance of never giving up, no matter what life throws your way. He raps about how crucial it is to stay focused on your goals and to keep pushing forward, even when things are tough. This song is a great reminder that growth is a continuous process, and it’s important to stay motivated along the way. Its lyrics are about staying positive and keeping your head up through thick and thin.