20 Best songs About Inspiration

By Nico Gonzalez

There’s no question that music is a powerful force. It can make us feel happy, sad, angry, or any other emotion imaginable. But what you may not realize is that music can also be a great source of inspiration. Just listen to the right song and you’ll find the motivation you need to achieve your goals. Here are 20 of the best songs about inspiration, all of which will help you get inspired and reach your potential.


Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) [Official Video]

The song “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson is about the power of resilience. The lyrics tell the story of someone who has been through a difficult experience and come out the other side stronger for it. The song is built around the metaphor of heat, with the singer comparing her struggles to a fire that has made her stronger. The lyrics are both empowering and inspirational, and the song has been praised for its positive message. “Stronger” is an anthem for anyone who has ever faced adversity and come out the other side stronger for it.

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Official Audio)

Don’t Stop Believin’ is a song by American rock band Journey, originally released as the second single from their seventh album, Escape (1981). It became a number-nine hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The writers, Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry, composed the song while watching television. They combined elements of their own experiences with those of other people they met while traveling across America.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is a song written by Ashford & Simpson and first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song became a hit in 1967, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been covered by many artists, including Diana Ross, who recorded it in 1970. Ross’s version reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and became a worldwide hit. The song is about Heat songs. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough was written to help singers Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell record an album of duets.

Save The World – Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Official Video)

Save The World is a song by Swedish House Mafia that was released in 2011. The song is about the need to work together to save the world from problems such as climate change. The main message of the song is that we all need to do our part to make the world a better place. The lyrics emphasize the importance of working together, and the chorus includes the repeated phrase “we can save the world.” The song has a positive and uplifting message, and it has been praised for its call to action on environmental issues.

Skyscraper – Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - Skyscraper (Official Video)

Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” is a song about hope and resilience in the face of adversity. The lyrics tell the story of somebody who has been knocked down but refuses to give up. Despite the odds, they stand tall and proud like a skyscraper. The song is an empowering anthem about overcoming challenges and never giving up. The powerful message of the lyrics is amplified by Demi Lovato’s soaring vocal performance. “Skyscraper” is a song that will inspire anybody who is facing a difficult situation. It is a reminder that no matter how hard life gets, we always have the strength to pick ourselves up and keep going.

Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley

Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up (Live at Munich, 1980)

Get Up Stand Up is a song by Bob Marley that speaks to the importance of standing up for what you believe in, even when the odds are against you. The song was written during a time of great political turmoil in Jamaica, and it serves as a call to action for the oppressed. The lyrics urge people to fight for their rights and to never give up, even when the going gets tough. The song has an infectious reggae beat that makes it impossible to sit still, and Marley’s message is just as relevant today as it was when the song was first released.

You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

James Blunt - You're Beautiful (Official Music Video) [4K]

“You’re Beautiful” is a song by English singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was released as the lead single from his debut album, Back to Bedlam (2004). The song was written by Blount, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost. “You’re Beautiful” peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, selling nearly 200,000 copies in its first week of release and becoming the country’s 11th best-selling single of all time. In the United States, it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - It's My Life (Official Music Video)

“It’s My Life” is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Crush (2000). The song was written by lead singer Jon Bon Jovi and background singer Richie Sambora. The song peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number four on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for “It’s My Life” intercuts footage of the band performing with scenes of people living their everyday lives.

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Official Video)

The song “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera is a song about self-acceptance and inner beauty. The lyrics encourage listeners to see themselves as beautiful, no matter what other people might say. The song also talks about the importance of being true to oneself. It is a reminder that everyone is unique and special in their own way. The positive message of the song is something that everyone can relate to. It is a powerful anthem that celebrates diversity and encourages people to be proud of who they are. The song has been praised for its ability to inspire and empower people of all ages. It is truly a beautiful song, both in terms of its message and its musicality.

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten - Fight Song (Official Video)

“Fight Song” is a song by American singer Rachel Platten, released as a single by Columbia Records on February 19, 2015. The song was written by Platten and produced by Johnny Gates and Dave Bassett. It is an empowerment anthem with lyrical themes of fighting through hardships and defeats. “Fight Song” peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Platten’s first top-10 single in the United States. Internationally, the song topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Platten has said that “Fight Song” is about finding strength in vulnerability.

You Gotta Be – Des Ree

Des'ree - You Gotta Be ('99 Mix) [Video]

The song You Gotta Be by Des Ree is a song about the power of hope and determination. The lyrics tell the story of a young girl who is facing various challenges in her life. Despite the obstacles she faces, she remains determined to succeed. The song is an inspiration to anyone who is facing difficulties in their life. The lyrics encourage listeners to never give up on their dreams and to keep fighting for what they want. The song is also a reminder that even when things seem impossible, there is always hope. You Gotta Be is a powerful song that effectively conveys the importance of remaining positive and optimistic in the face of adversity.

We Are The Champions – Queen

Queen - We Are The Champions (Official Live Video)

Queen’s “We Are the Champions” is a song about heat. Specifically, it is about the heat of competition and the triumph of coming out on top. The lyrics make clear that the singer is not talking about literal heat, but rather the figurative heat of battle: “I’ve paid my dues / Time after time / I’ve done my sentence / But committed no crime / And bad mistakes / I’ve made a few / I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face / But I’ve come through.” This song is about the dedication and commitment it takes to be a champion, and how ultimately, those who persevere are the ones who succeed. It is an uplifting and motivational anthem that celebrates the strength of the human spirit.

Not Afraid – Eminem

Eminem - Not Afraid

“Not Afraid” is a song by American rapper Eminem from his seventh studio album, Recovery (2010). The song was released as the album’s lead single on April 29, 2010. “Not Afraid” received mixed reviews from music critics; it was praised for its aggressive themes and narrations, but was criticized for having weak hooks and repetitive choruses. The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Eminem’s sixth consecutive number one hit in the United States. In June 2010, “Not Afraid” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Just Like Fire – P!nk

P!nk - Just Like Fire (From"Alice Through The Looking Glass" - Official Video)

Just Like Fire is a song recorded by American singer Pink for the soundtrack to the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass. Written by Pink, Oscar Holter, Max Martin and Shellback, the track was released to digital retailers on April 8, 2016, as the lead single from the soundtrack. The song’s production features elements of trap music and its lyrics revolve around themes of creativity and self-empowerment.

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love? (Official Music Video)

The song “Where is the Love?” by Black Eyed Peas is a song about the subject of heat. The lyrics talk about how “everyone’s so busy tryna get paid,” and how this focus on money is leading to a lack of love in the world. The song also mentions how “we only got a couple days left,” which could be interpreted as a reference to the limited time we have on this earth. Overall, the song is a plea for people to focus less on material things and more on what truly matters in life.

Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life is a song about heat – both the physical heat of the summer sun and the emotional heat of passionate desire. The lyrics describe the feeling of sweating “in the heat of the day” and being “driven by a lust for life.” The song also speaks to the power of heat to transform, both literally and figuratively. The hot sun can turn concrete into “molten gold,” and it can also turn a lazy afternoon into a time of excitement and possibility.

Remember The Name – Fort Minor

Remember The Name (Official Video) - Fort Minor

Remember The Name is a song by Fort Minor which is all about the NBA team, the Miami Heat. The song talks about how the team has been through ups and downs but they always manage to come back stronger. It also mentions some of the key players on the team such as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. The song is inspiring and it definitely gets you pumped up for a game!

What A Feeling – Irene Cara

Irene Cara - Flashdance What A Feeling (Official Music Video)

“What A Feeling” by Irene Cara is a song about the intense emotion of heat. The lyrics describe the feeling of being “on fire” and “out of control.” The song reflects the experience of being so consumed by heat that it becomes all-consuming. The lyrics also suggest that the feeling of heat is a metaphor for passion and desire. The song is an ode to the power of heat, and it celebrates the intense feelings that heat can provoke.

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive was released in 1978 by Gloria Gaynor and instantly became a gay anthem. The song is about continuing to live after coming out of a bad relationship. The lyrics tell the story of someone who has been hurt by love but has grown stronger because of it. I Will Survive speaks to the power of self-love and resilience. It is an uplifting song that empowers its listeners to move on from their past and embrace the future.

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine (Official Music Video)

Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves is a song about heat. The lyrics talk about how hot it is and how the sun is shining. The song is upbeat and happy, and it makes you want to dance. The instruments used in the song are drums, guitar, and keyboard. The keyboard is used for the melody, and the guitar is used for the chords. The drums keep the beat. Walking On Sunshine was released in June 1985, and it reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached number 1 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The song has been used in many movies, including Despicable Me 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Legally Blonde, Napoleon Dynamite, and Shrek 2. It has also been featured in television shows, commercials, and video games.