20 Best Songs About Trying

By Nico Gonzalez

Trying is a part of life. We all try, and sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t. But that’s okay because the journey is just as important as the destination. In honor of trying, here are 20 of the best songs about trying.


Try – P!nk

P!nk - Try (Official Video)

“Try” is a song by P!nk that was released as a single in 2012. The song was written by Pink, Max Martin, and Shellback, and it was produced by Martin and Shellback. “Try” is about embracing life and not being afraid to take risks. Its lyrics are about pink trying new things and not being afraid to fail. The song peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This song has an uplifting message that is perfect for anyone who is trying to make a change in their life.

This Is Me Trying – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift – this is me trying (Official Lyric Video)

Taylor Swift’s song “This Is Me Trying” is all about embracing the journey, no matter how difficult it may be. The song is a powerful reminder that we should never give up on ourselves, no matter how many times we fail. As Swift sings, “this is me trying, and I’m not going to stop.” This song has inspired many people to keep trying, no matter how hard life gets.

Trying Your Luck – The Strokes

The Strokes are a band that is known for their catchy and upbeat tunes. “Trying Your Luck” is no exception, and is a great song about trying your luck. The song is about taking risks and not being afraid to go for what you want in life. It’s a song about living life to the fullest and not letting anything hold you back. This song has a great message and is a lot of fun to listen to.

Try Me – The Weeknd

The Weeknd - Try Me (Official Video)

The Weeknd’s song “Try Me” is all about trying your best. The lyrics talk about how the singer is willing to try anything in order to make things work. He’s also willing to put in the hard work to make things happen. This song is a great anthem for anyone who’s feeling down and needs a little motivation to keep trying. This song has a great message and is very uplifting.

Try Again – JaeHyun

[STATION] 디어 (d.ear) X 재현 'Try Again' MV

“Try Again” is a song by JaeHyun, a South Korean singer and member of the boy group NCT. The song was released on July 10, 2018, as the lead single from his debut solo EP, “Diary”. “Try Again” is an R&B ballad about trying again after a failed relationship. The lyrics are about perseverance and hope, and how love is worth fighting for. This song has been popular in South Korea and has been used in a number of commercials and television shows.

Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart – Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart (Official Video)

Alicia Keys’ “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” is a song about trying. The lyrics talk about how the singer has been hurt in the past, and how she is trying to move on. She sings about how it’s hard to sleep with a broken heart, and how she is trying to heal. This song is a great example of how trying can be hard, but it’s important to keep going. This song has a great message about moving on and being strong.

Stop Trying To Be God – Travis Scott

Travis Scott - STOP TRYING TO BE GOD

Stop Trying To Be God is a song about how Travis Scott doesn’t want to be a god. He just wants to be himself. The song is about how people put too much pressure on themselves to be perfect.

Travis Scott has said that the song is about how people try to be perfect, but they’re not. He also said that the song is about how people try to be something they’re not.

Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

When it comes to trying, Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” is one of the all-time greatest songs about it. The song is all about giving someone you love everything you’ve got, even if that means you might not always succeed. Redding’s soulful voice and the Memphis Horns’ backing make this track an emotional powerhouse. Its lyrics are about continuing to try even when the odds seem insurmountable.

I Try – Macy Gray

Macy Gray - I Try (Official Video)

I Try is a song by Macy Gray about trying your best even though you might not always succeed. The song is about the journey, not the destination. Gray sings about how life is full of ups and downs, and how we all try our best even though we might not always succeed. The song is a reminder that it’s okay to fail because the journey is just as important as the destination.

Try Honesty – Billy Talent

Billy Talent - Try Honesty - Official Video

Billy Talent’s “Try Honesty” is a song about trying your best, even when the odds seem stacked against you. It’s a song about never giving up, no matter what life throws your way. The lyrics are inspiring and motivating, and they remind us that it’s always worth it to try our best. This song has helped me through some tough times, and it always reminds me that things will eventually get better if I just keep trying.

Why Try – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s song “Why Try” is all about persevering through tough times. She sings about how no matter what life throws at you, you should never give up. You should always try your best because you never know what might happen if you do. The song is a great reminder that trying is always worth it, no matter what the outcome may be. This song has an amazing message, and the beat is pretty catchy too.

Trying to Be Cool – Phoenix

Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (Official Video)

Phoenix is a Grammy Award-winning French rock band formed in 1999. The band originally consisted of Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck d’Arcy (bass), Chris Mazzalai (guitar), and Laurent Brancowitz (guitar). In 2002, Brancowitz left the band to join his twin brother in the band, Daft Punk. This song has been used in many different movies and commercials. It is about trying to reach for something that seems unattainable.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart – Wilco

WILCO - I'M TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART LIVE

This song tells the story of a relationship that is on the rocks. The singer is trying his best to break the heart of his partner, because he knows that it’s what is best for them. He knows that they are not meant to be together and that it’s time for them to move on. This song has a lot of heart and soul, and it’s a great reminder that sometimes we have to try really hard to do what’s best for us.

Give Yourself A Try – The 1975

The 1975 - Give Yourself A Try

The 1975’s “Give Yourself a Try” is all about trying your best, no matter what the outcome may be. The song is about taking chances and not being afraid to fail. It’s about embracing life and all of its possibilities. If you’re ever feeling down, this is the perfect song to listen to. It will remind you that it’s okay to try, even if you don’t always succeed. Its lyrics are about being in the moment and enjoying life, no matter what challenges you may face.

Try Not to Breathe – R.E.M.

Try Not To Breathe

Released in 1992 on the album Automatic for the People, “Try Not to Breathe” is one of R.E.M.’s most well-known and beloved songs. The song is about the struggles that come with life, and how sometimes it feels like we’re just trying not to breathe. But even though it’s tough, we have to keep going. Its lyrics are about hope and resilience, two of the most important things we need when we’re trying to make it through tough times. 

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) – Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin - Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) (Official Audio)

In Janis Joplin’s song “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder),” she encourages us to never give up, no matter how hard things get. She sings, “You’re gonna have to go through hell/Just to try (just a little bit harder).”

Joplin’s lyrics are inspiring and motivating, and they remind us that even when things are tough, we should never give up on ourselves.

Trying Not To Love You – Nickelback

Nickelback - Trying Not To Love You

It’s no secret that Nickelback is one of the most polarizing bands in music. You either love them or you hate them. There isn’t much of a middle ground. With that said, their song “Trying Not To Love You” is a pretty great ballad about trying not to fall in love. It’s a relatable theme and the song is catchy as hell. This song has everything you want in a good Nickelback song.

Try It Again – The Hives

The Hives are a Swedish rock band that knows a thing or two about trying. Their song “Try It Again” is all about not giving up, no matter how many times you fall down. The song is upbeat and inspiring, perfect for getting you pumped up to try again. Whether you’re trying to learn a new skill or picking yourself up after a failure, this song will motivate you to keep going. This song has been used in a variety of commercials and movies, including an ad for Nike.

Try It On – Interpol

“Try It On” by Interpol is a song about trying your best, even when the odds seem stacked against you. The song is about continuing to fight even when you’re down, and it’s a great anthem for anyone who’s ever tried (and failed) at something. This song has an infectious energy that will motivate you to keep trying, no matter what. Many songs are about giving up, but this one is all about continuing to try, no matter what.

Try Everything – Shakira

Shakira - Try Everything (Official Video)

Shakira’s song “Try Everything” is all about trying your best and not giving up. The song is from the movie Zootopia, in which Shakira voices the character of Gazelle. In the song, Gazelle encourages the main character, Judy Hopps, to never give up and to always try her best. This song has a great message for kids and adults alike. Its lyrics are about never giving up, even when things are tough.