Just about anyone can become demotivated at times. And, it’s not always easy to find the inspiration or motivation you need. Inspirational songs can help motivate you to do anything! Motivational song lyrics or inspiring lyrics can provide the energy you need to accomplish whatever task is in front of you. According to Lavanga Chiropractic Circle of Wellness, “Music can help you stay motivated and focused”.

Here is a list of the top 20 most inspirational songs of all time:

  1. Be Yourself– Nubs & St Pierre

I remember days being laughed at

thankful to the lord that he helped me move past that

This song, performed by Nubs (No arms, no legs) and St Pierre keeps you motivated even when you feel like life isn’t going your way. Leave the past behind so you can move to the next level and look to a brighter future! Nubs is an inspirational rapper that was born with no arms or legs and is still motivating others to be the best person they can be, regardless of their challenges or differences.

  1. Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac

Keep ya head up, ooh, child, things are gonna get easier

Keep ya head up, ooh, child, things’ll get brighter

You might be down now but your future will be brighter. This song taught us all to keep your head up no matter what you are going through because you will make it through it.

  1. 1-800-273-8255 – Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid

Pain don’t hurt the same, I know

The lane I travel feels alone

But I’m moving ’til my legs give out

And I see my tears melt in the snow

1-800-273-8255, the songs name, is the actual phone number for the American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Logic used this song to aid in suicide awareness. Motivating people to live!!!

  1. Rise Up – Andra Day

Rise like the waves, We’ll rise up

In spite of the ache, We’ll rise up

You’re not broken, you are not tired, you are ready for the fight and will rise like the waves in spite of the ache.

  1. Bee Gees – Staying Alive

Got the wings of heaven on my shoes

I’m a dancin’ man and I just can’t lose

This song will get you up out of your seat and start moving your feet. It’s a feel good song with a feel good meaning.

  1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Oh no, not I, I will survive

Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive

Whether you are going through a break up or not, the song I Will Survive will keep you motivated for school, work or whatever the purpose you need it for.

  1. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight

Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival

This is a well-known song that’s been in many movies such as Rocky. Great for getting motivated for sports and working out.

  1. Lose Yourself – Eminem

You better lose yourself in the music

the moment, You own it, you better never let it go

Lose Yourself is an extremely motivating song that will get you hyped up for work, running, sports or workouts.

  1. Stronger – Kanye West

N-now th-that that don’t kill me

Can only make me stronger

Stronger is somewhat of a remix to the original song Daft Punk created called, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. It has plenty of energy for exercising or dancing.

  1. Firework – Katie Perry

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you,

‘Cause there’s a spark in you, You just gotta ignite the light, And let it shine.

It’s not over until you die so do something while there is still a chance. You still have a chance! Ignite your light and let it shine!

  1. We Will Rock You – Queen

We will we will rock you

We will we will rock you

This song played at almost every football game there ever was; we will rock you is sure to get you pumped up to rock someone or something!!

  1. All I Do Is Win – T Pain

All I do is win win win no matter what

Got money on my mind I can never get enough

Never give up on any of your goals or dreams. You are not always going to win but giving up ensures you lose. The only way to get lucky or win is to show up. Keep showing up and stop giving up!

  1. Started From The Bottom – Drake

Started from the bottom now we’re here

Started from the bottom now the whole team here

This song will make you feel good and give you the energy to do your absolute best. It feels good to make it to the top when you started from the bottom. Anyone who has worked their way up knows what it feels like to start with nothing and turn it into something.

  1. Return of the Mack – Mack Morrison

So I’m back up in the game, Running things to keep my swing

Letting all the people know, That I’m back to run the show

There’s nothing like riding in car to this song with the windows down and the system all the way up. Imagine you were a champion wrestler but you lost your belt due to getting beat. Now, imaging coming back and beating that very same person that beat you to get your championship belt back. That’s Return of the Mack in a nutshell.

  1. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

I’m a survivor (what), I’m not gon’ give up (what) 

I’m not gon’ stop (what), I’m gon’ work harder (what) 

This is a strong anthem for empowering, inspiring and motivating woman all over the world to keep working hard, never give up and always be a survivor. It’s also great for dancing, working out, cheerleading and more.

  1. Heal The World – Michael Jackson

Heal the world

Make it a better place

For you and for me

And the entire human race

Heal the world is a super inspirational song that encourages us all to make the world a better place. If you truly care about others you will dedicate your life to doing something that encourages messages like this. I personally started making positive music because of Michael Jackson.

  1. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for

It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)

Sun-Shiny day

Once the pain is gone and the bad feeling disappear it’s time for a brighter day. The pain can’t last forever and this song is a great release of everything negative you could be going through. You can’t help but feel inspired to let go of whatever you are going through at the moment.

  1. Try Again – Aaliyah

If at first you don’t succeed (first you don’t succeed),

Dust yourself off, and try again

Aaliyah was telling us all to keep trying. Someone might tell you no one day but what about the next day? There’s always another chance to dust yourself off and give it another shot. Don’t give up and keeping shooting!

  1. Slippin – DMX

Ay yo I’m slippin’, I’m fallin’, I gots to get up

Get me back on my feet so I can tear s**t up

Finding your way can be tough and this world can seem like a maze at times but happy days are not far away. Whatever you have been through know there is a brighter day. This song will inspire you to check yourself and get yourself in order.

  1. Hope – Twista Ft Faith Evans

We will never break, though they devastate, we shall motivate,

And we gotta pray, all we got is faith.

The worlds not perfect but you have got to keep pushing forward and don’t stop growing. Let the music motivate or inspire you to change so that you can help others change for the better and so on. You are unstoppable and unbreakable! You hold the power to change this planet. Get out there and start doing something about it!!

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