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Among the best of motivational songs

Updated on May 30, 2017

Favorite motivational songs in no particular order......

Motivational songs, motivational speeches, Motivational books, motivational words in general conveyed through a multitude of platforms can inspire us to keep on moving, keep on trying, keep on doing. Do you need some inspiration? Do you need some motivation?

Perhaps you are on a health, weight loss and fitness journey and you need some motivational music pumping from your headphones to encourage you at the gym, on a jog or a run, or during a home workout.

Perhaps you are taking a library break from studying for a big examination at school and you just want to listen to some music that will encourage you to keep studying. Try your best and go for the goal. You might feel tired but you can nap later. This music can pump you up to put in that extra time that you need to study.

Perhaps your high school or university days are over and behind you and instead you need to prepare for a big presentation at your workplace. A bit of motivation can still come in handy for you too.

Enjoy this list of what I think are some of the best motivational songs. Most of these are mainstream and popular songs that might be familiar to you. Maybe you'll see some of your own favorite motivational songs on the list.

Best Motivational Songs

1. Don't Stop Believin- Journey

"Don't stop believin'. Hold on to that feeling, yeah."

2. It's My Life - Bon Jovi

"It's my life. It's now or never. I ain't gonna live forever...."

3. We are the Champions - Queen

"We are the champions, my friend. We'll keep on fighting 'til the end."

4. Try Again - Aaliyah

"If at first you don't succeed, pick yourself up and try again. You can dust it off and try again."

5. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger..."

6. Defying Gravity - from the hit musical Wicked

"It's time to start defying gravity..."

7. One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

"Give me one moment in time when I'm faced with destiny, when all of my dreams are a heartbeat away and the answers are all up to me..."

8. A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion

"Where it was dark now there's light. Where there was pain now there's joy. Where there was weakness, I found my strength...."

9. One Step At a Time - Jordin Sparks

"One step at a time. There's no need to rush. It's like learning to fly or falling in love..."

10. It's a Beautiful Day - U2

"It's a beautiful day. Don't let it get away..."

11. You Gotta Be - Desiree

"Listen as your day unfolds. Challenge what the future holds. Try and keep your head up to the sky.....

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger, you gotter be cool, you gotta be calm, you got to stay together....

12. Stand - REM

"Your feet are going to be on the ground. Your head is there to move you around..."

..."Listen to reason. Reason is calling..."

13. Waka Waka / This Time for Africa - Shakira featuring Freshly Ground

"...Choosing your battle. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, get back in the saddle..."

"When you fall, get up oh, oh.."

"People are raising their expecations. Go on and feed them. This is your moment. No hesitation...."

"Today's your day. I feel it. You paved the way. Believe it..."

14. Theme from Rocky

15. Better in Time - Leona Lewis

"It all gets better in time..."

16 Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts

"Life is a highway. I want to ride it all night long... "

Waka Waka - The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer song

17. The Best is Yet to Come - Frank Sinatra

"The best is yet to come and babe won't that be fine..." (overlaps, also a love song)

18. Simply the Best - Tina Turner (building up a loved one)

19. Lean on Me (from Lean on Me movie) - We can't always go it all alone and can lean on the strength of others

"Lean on me when you're not strong and I'll be your strength. I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long before I'm gonna need somebody to lean on."

Tina Turner - Simply the Best

20. Survivor - Destiny's Child (also a break up song/ message to the haters)

21. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

22. Unwritten - Natasha Beddingfield

"...Release your inhibitions. Feel the rain on your skin. No one else can do it for you. Only you can let it in...

" is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten..."

23. Climb Every Mountain - from the musical The Sound of Music

"A dream that will need all the love you can give. Every day of your life for as long as you live. Climb every mountain.... until you find your dream."

Rocky theme song

Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts

The Sound of Music - Climb Every Mountain

It is so nice, I had to post it twice. Here is a different version of The Climb Every Mountain video from The Sound of Music


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi teaches12345, my 1st comment for this hub. Thank you.:) Your comment is very encouraging b/c I'm so glad you like the hub and have some votes for your favorites too. Thanks for sharing what you like the most from the list. Talk to you soon.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Wow, I am hyped! My votes are for 3, 14, 19, 21 and 23. Love the Rocky videos, who doesn't get motivated with those clips? Great hub topic. I needed some "umph" in my day. Thanks for sharing.