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100 Songs That Give You the Feels and Awaken Your Soul With Questions

Updated on September 28, 2018
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I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry.

Certain songs have a deep affect on you bringing about an inner awakening and helping you comprehend feelings to the core. When you feel your soul that‘s when you realize how moved you are by a piece of music or lyric. The intense emotion that you feel in certain songs brings your dreams alive and inspires a thought process that stirs the soul. Songs that give you the feels often inspire to chase your dream and reflect on your life. The very core of our existence is questioned with thought provoking sentiments through lyrics and music in certain songs.

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How Lyrics in Songs impact you

It doesn’t matter what you’re going through in life, when a song awakens your soul, you reflect and rise up brand new. It could be a word, a line or a musical piece in a song that breathes warmth in your soul. That defining moment in a song has the power to bring about a change in every aspect we tend to take for granted. You are truly awakened when you are left speechless immersed in a burning desire to accomplish. When a song transcends all boundaries and hits the right notes with emotions, it impacts lives positively.

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Passion, Perception, Existence and Philosophy in Songs

When a song gives you the feels you question your life and begin to find purpose and reason while accepting the situation you are in. The depth of understanding and existence is triggered by newfound feelings that connect with the soul. Songs that move you and touch your soul stem questions that seek answers through your journey in life. The newfound feelings and passion that comes over you when you listen to something soul-stirring bring about a feeling of euphoria. The elements of perception and reality are often interwoven in songs that embalm the soul. Lyrics associated with relationships, freewill and existence in songs create a deep philosophical bond with listeners. It’s the meaning conveyed through lyrics in a song, or the questions the song puts forth that affects a listener deeply.

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Metaphysical Style of Poetry in Songs

While songs that bring about an emotional feeling are often associated with passion or sadness, you also have songs that question beliefs from a philosophical point of view. Songs that have a philosophical take on various aspects of life convey a different meaning to every listener. Songs that use a metaphysical style of poetry in lyrics often take the listener on an intellectualized journey with strange imagery and questions that enrich the heart, mind and soul. The elaborate style, wit and complicated thought process used in these songs evoke reactions that may make listeners think, discuss or debate to arrive at a conclusion. The nature of reality is often questioned in a philosophical way in songs to seek answers through exploration of minds.

The lines below showcase a diverse list of songs that give you the feels and make you think, discuss, or debate and open your mind to new possibilities through questions.

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100 Songs That Give you the Feels and awaken your Soul with Questions

  1. Imagine- John Lennon
  2. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here- Porcupine Tree
  3. Blowin’ in The Wind- Bob Dylan
  4. Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
  5. Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
  6. Stairway To Heaven- Led Zeppelin
  7. Mr. Tambourine Man- Bob Dylan
  8. Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
  9. Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
  10. Trouble- Cat Stevens
  11. Don’t Wanna Cry- Pete Yorn
  12. How To Save a Life- The Fray
  13. Nightswimming- R.E.M.
  14. Poison and Wine- The Civil Wars
  15. Mad World- Tears For Fears
  16. Hey You- Pink Floyd
  17. Like a Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
  18. Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton
  19. Books from Boxes- Maximo Park
  20. Standing Still- Jewel

21. Creep- Radiohead

22. Life on Mars- David Bowie

23. Not Nineteen Forever- The Courteeners

24. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls

25. Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve

26. Sound of Silence- Simon and Garfunkel

27. A Design for Life- Manic Street Preachers

28. Trash- Suede

29. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room- John Mayer

30. Fix You- Coldplay

31. Vincent- Don McLean

32. Lua- Bright Eyes

33. Someone Like You- Adele

34. Landslide- Fleetwood Mac

35. Don’t Look Back in Anger- Oasis

36. Both Sides Now- Joni Mitchell

37. Ballad of Big Nothing- Elliot Smith

38. The Blower’s Daughter- Damien Rice

39. Reflektor- Arcade Fire

40. The End has a Start- Editors

41. In My Life- The Beatles

42. The Cave- Mumford and Sons

43. Banquet- Bloc Party

44. With Or Without You- U2

45. In The Light- The Lumineers

46. Skinny Love- Bon Iver

47. Newborn- Elbow

48. All of Me- John Legend

49. Time- Pink Floyd

50. Don’t Know Why- Norah Jones

51. Novocaine for the Soul- Eels

52. No Such Thing- John Mayer

53. I Know You Care- Ellie Goulding

54. One- U2

55. Samson- Regina Spektor

56. I Must Belong Somewhere- Bright Eyes

57. Too Much Love Will Kill You- Queen

58. This is a Low- Blur

59. Hell Above- Pierce the Veil

60. Can’t Stand Me Now- The Libertines

61. Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell

62. Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab For Cutie

63. Just- Radiohead

64. Quicksand- David Bowie

65. Into My Arms- Nick Cave

66. Everybody Knows- Leonard Cohen

67. 100 Years- Five For Fighting

68. Ride- Twenty One Pilots

69. Growin’ Up- Bruce Springteen

70. The Scientist- Coldplay

71. Atlantic- Keane

72. The Charming Man- The Smiths

73. Let Her Go- Passenger

74. Pink Moon- Nick Drake

75. Climbing The Moon- Eels

76. Positively 4th Street- Bob Dylan

77. Oh My God- Kaiser Chiefs

78. Wolf Among Wolves- Bonnie “Prince” Billy

79. Counting Stars- One Republic

80. Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles

81. Why Georgia- John Mayer

82. Things Behind the Sun- Nick Drake

83. Everybody’s Changing- Keane

84. Fluorescent Adolescent- Arctic Monkeys

85. He Went To Paris- Jimmy Buffet

86. Casimir Pulaski Day- Sufijan Stevens

87. You Can’t Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones

88. Chocolate- Snow Patrol

89. Love Is Here- Starsailor

90. The Circle Game- Joni Mitchell

91. Wild Horses- The Rolling Stones

92. Colors- Portugal, The Man

93. Ocean Eyes- Billie Eilish

94. Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

95. Mr. Brightside- The Killers

96. Astral Weeks- Van Morrison

97. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd

98. Man’s Needs- The Cribs

99. Street Spirit- Radiohead

100. Wires- Athlete

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Other Notable Songs That Give You the Feels and Awaken Your Soul With Questions

  • New Slang- The Shins
  • And Dream of Sheep- Kate Bush
  • The State I’m In- Belle and Sebastian
  • Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall- Simon and Garfunkel
  • Land- Patti Smith
  • Bird on a Wire- Leonard Cohen
  • When I Get To The Border- Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson
  • The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot- Brand New
  • Ribs- Lorde
  • Taxi- Harry Chapin
  • Hook- Blues Traveller
  • Love is a Laserquest- Arctic Moneys
  • Operator- Jim Croce
  • The Only Thing- Sufijan Stevens
  • Bachellorette- Bjork
  • Magnolia- J.J Cale
  • Doctor My Eyes- Jackson Browne
  • Say Yes- Elliot Smith
  • Vienna- Billy Joel
  • Higher Ground- Stevie Wonder
  • After The Gold Rush- Neil Young
  • The Freshman- The Verve Pipe
  • Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
  • Telling Stories- Tracy Chapman
  • Chicago- Sufijan Stevans
  • Up On The Roof- James Taylor
  • Between the Bars- Elliot Smith
  • Only The Good Die Young- Billy Joel
  • People are Strange- The Doors
  • Anesthetize- Porcupine Tree

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