Songs that inspire me

Some of my favorite inspirational songs

There are a whole lot of different emotions that can arrise from listening to a particular song. There are songs that can make us think of a place and time where something took place, songs that bring back sweet memories, songs that make us happy and give us a surge of energy where we want to pick up our feet and dance and of course the songs that can make us sad and cry. In this hub I list five songs that inspire me. I think we all have at least one song that, well you know the feel good song that when we listen to, makes us feel like we can accomplish anything and nothing is stopping us. These are some of my favorite inspirational songs. Hope you enjoy them!

Inspirational songs

The Beatles- Let it be

When I listen to this song I get chills, it reminds me that I am never alone and that if I remain faithful everything will turn out fine. One of the Beatles best songs ever, I believe. Paul McCartney actually wrote it. Supposedly the idea came from a dream he had where his mother appeared and offered him guidance. I assume it brought tranquility in his life such as the song has brought tranquility to many who listen to it.


When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom let it be

And in my hour of darkness

She is standing right in front of me

Speaking words of wisdom let it be.

Fleetwood Mac- Don’t stop

Rumor has it this song was inspired by a romantic break up of two of its band members and was written by Christine Mc Vie as an inspiration for her moving on with her life. This song is a special one for me because not only does it lifts my spirits, but in it’s own little way, lets me know that tomorrow is a brand new day for a brand new start and there is always something pleasant to look forward to. It also reminds me of beautiful moments I shared with my children when they were younger, singing and dancing to this song in the middle of the living room.


If you wake up and don't want to smile
if it takes just a little while
open your eyes and look at the day
you’ll see things in a different way

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow
don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It'll be better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

Elton john- Still standing

One of Elton’s first mtv hit videos. This is one of those songs that make me glance at my past and be proud of whom I am today. It makes me feel heroic, well accomplished and reminds me that I am a true survivor. There are times where I could just hum this song all day; it is definitely one of my favorites.


Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

I’m still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life

Without you on my mind.

Earth Wind and Fire- Shining Star

A band from Chicago has been around since 1969 and won several music awards. I practically grew up listening to this song. When ever I listen to it I get a burst of energy. You can’t help but feel confident and optimistic about your life when listening to this song. At least that’s how it makes me feel.


When you wish upon a star, dreams will take you very far

When you wish upon a dream, life isn’t always what it seems

Once you see your light so clear in the sky so very dear

You’re a shining star, no matter who you are

Shining bright to see what you can truly be

That you can truly be.

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 Whitney Houston- I didn't know my own strength

Born in Newark, New Jersey at a young age she was active in the church choir. Released her first album in 1985, has won several grammy and has reach top chart status. Recently she has been known more for her struggles then for her accomplishment, still she doesn't cease to amaze her audience. This particular song is one of the many in her new I guess you can say come back album. a truly inspirational song and a gem of a message.


Found hope in my heart

I found the light to life my way out of the dark

Found all that I need here inside of me

I thought I’d never find my way

I thought I’d never lift that weight

I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength


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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

Four good ones.

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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Thanks putz

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Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

Great Choices Madison22! I use music as therapy myself.

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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Hi Jen's solitude, Thanks glad you stopped by.

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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Music always makes the day go better. Thanks for sharing your favs. Aloha!

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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

And thank you for reading elayne!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

love Elton John "still standing", great as it shows you are a survivor and woman who cares, what more to ask, Maita

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you, Maita for such a sweet comment.

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marcofratelli 6 years ago from Australia

These are very inspirational songs. Thanks for putting the videos there, I never saw that one of the Beatles. I wonder if that was the actual recording session? The setup seems as basic as I would do it but very effective. Nothing fancy, just the power in the songwriting and music. :)

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

All good! I'm a fanilow, and I love Elton!

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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Love all of them, Madison22 - and I agree - all of them have very inspiring lyrics.

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Marcofratelli, thanks Glad you appreciate it!

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Hi habee, Yup, gotta love Sir Elton.:)

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Shalini, thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hi Madison, great songs. Have you heard The Canadian Tenor's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah? Very powerful.

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you Winsome, No I haven't heard it. I will certainly make it a point to listen to it.

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Certain songs move me and I can remember where I was when I heard a song for the first time. It's funny how things stick with you.

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

It really is funny, I agree. Thank you for commenting!!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Let it be, is the best Madison, I was reading your profile and I am glad I have a link of this one, Maita

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Hi Maita, Let it be is a favorite among many. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Sweet Choco, Thank you for your wonderful comment. So glad you enjoyed my hub. :-)

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Kangaroo_Jase 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

There is not too much about life that can affect a persons emotional state almost more than music. It soothes the soul, makes us dance, helps when we feel down, provides us memories. Great collection of mood music here Madison, nicely done.

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you Kangaroo....very much appreciated!!

naturalsolutions 5 years ago

We can only feel and know the meaning of the song if only we try to relate to that song. I'm pretty sure that each line of a song will probably gives a great impact to your life.

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Madison22 5 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you!

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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, Madison22, LOVED this hub and songs as well. Great lay-out and song choices. I didn't find a 'contact Madison' button on your profile to tell you thanks for following me, so I am telling you that HERE . . . A SINCERE THANK YOU for following me. I am very new to the hubs thing, and I ask that you be patient with me as I learn the in’s and out’s of hubbing. I value my followers and I shall not take this warm gesture of yours for granted. I also will write hubs that will be educational, entertaining, a bit dramatic and many times funny. If any any time my hubs offend or upset you, simply tell me then and I will remedy the situation pronto. Again, THANK YOU! Sincerely, Kenneth, (my real name. I didn’t know that we could use catchy titles.)


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Madison22 4 years ago from NYC Author

Kenneth, thank you so very much!

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