20 Best Songs About Leadership

By Nico Gonzalez

Believe it or not, there are some people who would rather follow than lead.  These followers may be content with their lot in life and they see no reason to rock the boat. That’s understandable; change can be scary. But for those of us who want more out of life, we need to set an example and show others what is possible if you believe in yourself and do your best work every day.<br><br>Leadership is a concept that has been explored many different ways by musicians over the years.

Here are 20 songs about leadership from artists spanning a variety of genres which will make you think about what it means to be a leader and how you can inspire others to achieve great things!


Unstoppable – The Score

The Score - Unstoppable (Lyric Video)

Unstoppable by The Score is a powerful song about overcoming adversity and staying motivated in the face of difficult challenges. The lyrics remind us that no matter what life throws our way, we can always find a way to succeed if we stay focused and keep pushing forward. This song is a great choice for leaders who need a boost of inspiration during tough times. Its lyrics are about staying strong no matter what, so it’s great for uplifting the spirits of those who are dealing with struggles.

Brave – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles - Brave (Official Video)

“Brave” is a song by Sara Bareilles that was released in 2012. The song is about overcoming fears and doubts in order to achieve great things. The lyrics talk about how it can be scary to take risks, but that it’s important to do so in order to become who you’re meant to be. This song is a great reminder that it’s important to be brave and to never give up on your dreams.

Some people may be great at what they do but are still afraid to step out of their comfort zone. This is a song that can help you find the courage to pursue your goals and dreams despite any fears or doubts you might have about them.

Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (Lyrics)

“Dog Days Are Over” is a song by Florence + The Machine that was released as the lead single from their second studio album, “Ceremonials”. The song has been praised by music critics and has been featured on various lists of the best songs of the 2010s.

The lyrics of the song are about overcoming hardships and coming out stronger on the other side. Florence Welch sings about how she was once lost but has now found herself again. She urges her listeners to let go of their fears and doubts and to embrace life with all of its ups and downs.

Confident – Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - Confident (Official Video)

In her song “Confident,” Demi Lovato talks about how it’s important to be confident in yourself and your abilities. She encourages listeners to be proud of what they’ve accomplished and not let others bring them down. This song is a great anthem for anyone who wants to feel more confident in themselves. Its lyrics are about being positive and encouraging, making it a great selection for anyone in need of an inspiring song.

You Gotta Be – Des’ree

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You Gotta Be is a song by Des’ree and was released in 1994. The song was written by Des’ree and David Foster. It was produced by Foster. The song was released as the lead single from her second studio album, I Ain’t Movin’.

The song reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained there for four weeks. It also reached number one in the United Kingdom.

Get’cha Head in the Game – Zac Efron

Get'cha Head In the Game | High School Musical | Disney Channel

Get’cha Head in the Game is a song by Zac Efron that was featured in the movie High School Musical. The song is about staying focused and keeping your head in the game, no matter what challenges you face. It’s a great song to listen to when you need a boost of energy and motivation. Some people might argue that this song is “just for kids”, but it’s still fun to listen to no matter what age you are. Its lyrics are about being positive and using your motivation to improve yourself.

I’m Gonna Be Somebody – Travis Tritt

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In his song “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” Travis Tritt sings about the importance of aspiring to be a great leader. He talks about how it’s not enough to just want to be famous or wealthy, but that you have to work hard and put others first in order to achieve real success. This song is a reminder that anyone can be a leader if they are willing to work for it. Its lyrics are about setting a good example and having a positive influence on those around you.

Hey, Look Ma I Made It – Panic! At the Disco

Panic! At The Disco: Hey Look Ma, I Made It [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Leadership takes many forms, and one of the most important aspects is being able to inspire others to achieve great things. Hey, Look Ma I Made It by Panic! At the Disco is a perfect example of this, showcasing how a leader can help others reach their potential and accomplish something amazing.

The song is about overcoming adversity and proving everyone wrong, and it’s a powerful reminder of what’s possible when you have a leader who believes in you. If you’re looking for some inspiration, then be sure to check out Hey, Look Ma I Made It.

The Champion –   Carrie Underwood (Featuring Ludacris)

Carrie Underwood - The Champion ft. Ludacris (Official Video)

The Champion is a song about overcoming obstacles and becoming a champion. It’s about never giving up, no matter what life throws your way. The lyrics are empowering and inspiring, and they remind us that we all have the potential to be champions.

Carrie Underwood has said that the song was inspired by her son Isaiah, who was born prematurely. She wanted him to know that no matter what life throws at him, he can always be a champion. This is a message that is sure to inspire everyone who hears it. The Champion is a perfect song for anyone who is facing adversity or who needs a boost of motivation.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us – Starship

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“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” is a classic power ballad by the rock band Starship. The song was written by singer-songwriter Diane Warren and originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 movie Top Gun. The track has been covered by a number of artists over the years, but the original version is definitely the best.

The song is about determination and resilience in the face of adversity. It’s a perfect anthem for anyone who wants to achieve great things despite the odds. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” is a reminder that we can all overcome any obstacle if we put our minds to it.

Go Big or Go Home – American Authors

American Authors - Go Big Or Go Home

American Authors’ “Go Big or Go Home” is an anthemic song about taking risks and living life to the fullest. The lyrics encourage listeners to seize opportunities and not be afraid to fail. This song is a great choice for anyone who is looking to get motivated and inspired to achieve their goals. Some people believe that the song may be inspired by singer Zac Barnett’s experience as a coach for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten (US Version) (Official Video)

Unwritten is a song by English recording artist Natasha Bedingfield. The song was written by Bedingfield, Wayne Hector, and Steve Kipner, and produced by Walter Afanasieff for her debut album, Unwritten (2004). The song was released as the album’s third single on 5 December 2005. “Unwritten” is a pop ballad about the power of words and their ability to create or destroy lives. Its lyrics are about Bedingfield’s own experiences with illiteracy and depict her family background.

With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper

Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands (Official Video)

Leadership can be a difficult concept to define, but it’s always easy to recognize when someone has it. Ben Harper’s song “With My Own Two Hands” is a powerful reminder of the importance of leadership and how it can be used for good. The lyrics talk about how anyone can make a difference in the world if they just use their own two hands. This song is a rallying cry for people to take action and make a difference in their community. It’s a perfect anthem for leaders who want to inspire others to do great things.

You Can Make It If You Try – Sly & The Family Stone

Sly & Family Stone - You Can Make It If You Try

You Can Make It If You Try is a song by Sly & The Family Stone that was released in 1969. The song is about the power of determination and perseverance, and how nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. It’s a great song for anyone who needs a little encouragement to keep going when things get tough. Its lyrics are about understanding that working hard is the only way to achieve great things, and even if you don’t succeed right away it’s still okay.

Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes (Official Music Video)

Leadership is all about making things happen, even when the odds are stacked against you. That’s what “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons is all about. This song is all about pushing through and never giving up, no matter what challenges you face. It’s a perfect anthem for anyone who wants to be a leader and make a difference in the world. Some people might think that they lack the power to change things.

This song is about reminding us all that we have an enormous amount of influence on those around us. You might influence just one person or several, but you still make a difference and can be a leader with whatever power you do possess.

You’ve Got To Stand For Something – Aaron Tippin

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Aaron Tippin’s song “You’ve Got To Stand For Something” is a powerful anthem about leadership and taking a stand for what you believe in. The lyrics remind us that it’s important to be courageous and stand up for our convictions, even if it means facing opposition.

This song is a rallying cry for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world. Its lyrics are about how one person can make a difference if they are willing to take responsibility. Tippin shows that it’s not easy to be a leader, but if you’re dedicated and determined you can steer your group in the right direction.

Dream On – Aerosmith

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Leadership is all about inspiring others to achieve great things, and there’s no better song about that than Dream On by Aerosmith. This track is all about staying positive in the face of adversity and never giving up on your dreams, which is a message that every leader should take to heart. It’s a powerful song that will motivate you to keep fighting no matter what life throws your way. Its lyrics are about refusing to be beaten down by the world and how you should always look to something bigger than yourself.

Hall of Fame – The Script Featuring will.i.am

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“Hall of Fame” is a song by Irish pop rock band The Script, featuring vocals from American singer will.i.am. The song was written by the band members Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Power, and produced by Jim Beanz and Steve Robson. It was released on August 20, 2012 as the lead single from their third studio album, #3 (2012). “Hall of Fame” is a motivational song about chasing one’s dreams. Its lyrics are about believing in oneself, never giving up and working hard to be recognized.

Never Give Up – Sia

Sia - Never Give Up (Lyrics)

Sia’s song “Never Give Up” is a powerful anthem about persevering through tough times. The lyrics remind us that no matter what life throws at us, we should never give up on our dreams. This song is a great reminder of the importance of resilience and determination, and it will encourage you to keep fighting even when the odds seem stacked against you. Its lyrics are about never giving up regardless of the situation you are in.

Get Along – Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney - Get Along (Official Music Video)

“Get Along” is a song by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released in April 2018 as the lead single from Chesney’s upcoming album. The song has peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

The song is about the importance of getting along with others and working together for the common good. Chesney sings about how we’re all in this together, and that it’s time to put our differences aside and come together as one. This is a message that is more relevant than ever in today’s divided world.