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Top 20 Best Motivational and Inspirational Songs For Today

Updated on October 10, 2015
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How many of us have ever had a terrible day and turned on the radio and suddenly a song comes on that makes us feel like it's not the end of the world. There are lots of times in people's lives when they turn to music for inspiration. Music is a way of letting our emotions out and allowing ourselves to feel what we have held inside. Music speaks to people and it is a way for individuals to express their selves. This list includes the most motivational and inspirational songs of today, for today's radio listeners. It includes some older songs and some newer songs. It's a little mix of everything but there is a song for everyone.

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# 21 "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
(Starting right now) I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep
Everybody's worried about me
In too deep
Say I'm in too deep (I'm in too deep)
And it's been two years
I miss my home
But there's a fire burning in my bones
And I still believe
Yeah I still believe

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
(Starting right now) I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
(Starting right now) I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Now I've still got a lot of fight left in me



Click on the link to listen to Pat Benatar's "Invincible"
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# 20 "Invincible" by Pat Benatar

"Invincible"



This bloody road remains a mystery.

This sudden darkness fills the air.

What are we waiting for?

Won't anybody help us?

What are we waiting for?

We can't afford to be innocent

stand up and face the enemy.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

This shattered dream you cannot justify.

We're gonna scream until we're satisfied.

What are we running for? We've got the right to be angry.

What are we running for when there's nowhere we can run to anymore?

We can't afford to be innocent

stand up and face the enemy.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

And with the power of conviction there is no sacrifice.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.


Won't anybody help us?

What are we running for when there's nowhere

nowhere we can run to anymore?

We can't afford to be innocent

stand up and face the enemy.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

And with the power of conviction there is no sacrifice.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

We can't afford to be innocent

stand up and face the enemy.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

We can't afford to be innocent

stand up and face the enemy.

It's a do or die situation - we will be invincible.

Click on the link to listen to "Little Miss" by Sugarland
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# 19 "Little Miss" By Sugarland

"Little Miss"



Little miss done on love

Little miss, I give up

Little miss, I'll get tough, don't you worry about me anymore

Little miss checkered dress

Little miss, one big mess

Little miss, I'll take less when I always give so much more


It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Yeah, sometimes you gotta lose 'til you win

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

It'll be alright again

It'll be alright again, I'm okay

It'll be alright again, I'm okay (I'm okay)

It'll be alright again, I'm okay


Little miss, do your best

Little miss, never rest

Little miss, be my guest, I'll make more anytime that it runs out

Little miss, you'll go far

Little miss, hide your scars

Little miss, who you are is so much more than you like to talk about


It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Yeah, sometimes you gotta lose 'til you win

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

It'll be alright again

It'll be alright again, I'm okay

It'll be alright again, I'm okay (I'm okay)

It'll be alright again, I'm okay


Hold on

Hold on, you are loved

Are loved...


Little miss, brand new start

Little miss, do your part

Little miss, big old heart beats wide open and she's ready now for love


It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Yeah, sometimes you gotta lose 'til you win

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

It'll be alright again

It'll be alright again, I'm okay

It'll be alright again, I'm okay (I'm okay, it'll be alright again)

I'm okay! (It'll be alright again)

Click on the link to listen to "Some People Change" by Montgomery Gentry.
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# 18 "Some People Change" By Montgomery Gentry

"Some People Change"



His old man was a rebel yeller...

Bad boy to the bone.

He'd say: "Can't trust that other fella,"

He'd judge 'em by the tone of their skin.

He was raised to think like his Dad...

Narrow mind full of hate.

On the road to no-where fast,

Till the Grace of God got in the way.

Then he saw the Light an' hit his knees an' cried an' said a prayer...

Rose up a brand new man; left the old one right there.


Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.

Don't give up hope... some people change.

Against all odds, against the grain,

Love finds a way... some people change.


She was born with her mother's habit...

You could say: "It's in her blood."

She hates that she's gotta have it...

As she fills her glass up.

An she'd love to kill that bottle,

But all she can think about,

Is a, a better life, a second chance,

An' everyone she's letting down.

She throws that bottle down.


Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.

Don't give up hope... some people change.

Against all odds, against the grain,

Love finds a way... some people change.


Thank God for those who make it...

Let them be the Light.


(Let them be the light)

(Some people change.)

Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.

Don't give up hope... some people change.

Against all odds, against the grain,

Love finds a way... some people change.

Some people change.


(Some people change)

Click on the link to hear "Girl on Fire"
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# 17 "Girl On Fire" By Alicia Keys

"Girl On Fire"

She's just a girl and she's on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She's living in a world and it's on fire
Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got both feet on the ground
And she's burning it down
Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got her head in the clouds
And she's not backing down

This girl is on fire...
This girl is on fire...
She's walking on fire...
This girl is on fire...

Looks like a girl, but she's a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you'll never forget her name
She's on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say

Ohhhh oh oh oh
We got our feet on the ground
And we're burning it down
Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
Got our head in the clouds
And we're not coming down

This girl is on fire...
This girl is on fire...
She's walking on fire...
This girl is on fire...

Everybody stares, as she goes by
'Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes
Watch her when she's lighting up the night
Nobody knows that she's a lonely girl
And it's a lonely world
But she gon' let it burn, baby, burn, baby

This girl is on fire...
This girl is on fire...
She's walking on fire...
This girl is on fire...

Oh, oh, oh, oh ohhhhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhhh... [4x]

She's just a girl and she's on fire

Click on the link to listen to "Burn"
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# 16 "Burn" by Ellie Goulding

"Burn"



We, we don't have to worry 'bout nothing

'Cause we got the fire, and we're burning one hell of a something

They, they gonna see us from outer space, outer space

Light it up, like we're the stars of the human race, human race


When the light started out they don’t know what they heard

Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world

We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky

'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire

Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire


And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn


We don't wanna leave, no. We just wanna be right now (right), r-r-right now

And what we see is everybody's on the floor acting crazy, getting loco 'til the lights out

Music's on, I'm waking up, we fight the fire, then we burn it up

And it's over now, we got the love, there's no sleeping now, no sleeping now, no sleeping


When the light started out they don’t know what they heard

Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world

We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky

'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire

Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire


And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn


When the light started out they don’t know what they heard

Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world


We gonna let it burn burn burn burn (burn burn)

Burn burn burn burn (burn burn)


We can light it up, up, up

So they can't put it out, out, out

We can light it up, up, up

So they can't put it out, out, out

We can light it up, up, up

So they can't put it out, out, out

We can light it up, up, up

So they can't put it out, out, out


When the light started out they don’t know what they heard

Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world

We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky

'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire

Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire


And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn


When the light started out they don’t know what they heard

Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world

We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky

'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire

Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire


And we gonna let it burn


Click on the link to listen to "Skyscraper"
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# 15 "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato

"Skyscraper"



[Verse 1:]

Skies are crying, I am watching

Catching tear drops in my hands

Only silence as it's ending

Like we never had a chance

Do you have to make me feel like

There's nothing left of me?


[Chorus:]

You can take everything I have

You can break everything I am

Like I'm made of glass

Like I'm made of paper

Go on and try to tear me down

I will be rising from the ground

Like a skyscraper

Like a skyscraper


[Verse 2:]

As the smoke clears, I awaken

And untangle you from me

Would it make you feel better

To watch me while I bleed?

All my windows still are broken

But I'm standing on my feet


[Chorus:]

You can take everything I have

You can break everything I am

Like I'm made of glass

Like I'm made of paper

Go on and try to tear me down

I will be rising from the ground

Like a skyscraper

Like a skyscraper


[Bridge:]

Go run, run, run

I'm gonna stay right here,

Watch you disappear

Yeah, oh

Go run, run, run

Yeah, it's a long way down

But I am closer to the clouds up here


[Chorus:]

You can take everything I have

You can break everything I am

Like I'm made of glass

Like I'm made of paper

Oh Oh

Go on and try to tear me down

I will be rising from the ground

Like a skyscraper

Like a skyscraper


(Like a skyscraper)


Like a skyscraper

Like a skyscraper

Click on the link to listen to "Mountains"
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# 14 "Mountains" by Lonestar

"Mountains"



Lucinda Jones, working at IHOP

Ten years worth of bacon, eggs and tears

She's waited on every creed and color

While waiting on this day to get here

Graveyard shifts, two bit tips

Making every quarter count

Was worth it all to see her son

In that cap and gown


There are times in life when you gotta crawl

Lose your grip, trip and fall

When you can't lean on no-one else

That's when you find yourself

I've been around and I've noticed that

Walking's easy when the road is flat

Them danged ole hiils'll get you every time

Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains

So we could learn how to climb


Bobby, Bobby Dunn came back from the war

Lost his leg but they couldn't take his will

Hell bent to run in that local marathon

He trained through the endless pain and pills

It hurt so bad that sometimes he just had to cry

He didn't stop until he crossed that finish line


There are times in life when you gotta crawl

Lose your grip, trip and fall

When you can't lean on no-one else

That's when you find yourself

I've been around and I've noticed that

Walking's easy when the road is flat

Them danged ole hiils'll get you every time

Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains

So we could learn how to climb


This world ain't fair

It can knock you on your butt

You can just lie there

Or you can get back up

You gotta get back up


There are times in life when you gotta crawl

Lose your grip, trip and fall

When you can't lean on no-one else

That's when you find yourself

I've been around and I've noticed that

Walking's easy when the road is flat

Them danged ol' hiils'll get you every time

Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains

(The good Lord gave us mountains)

So we could learn how to climb

Yeah, oh



Click on the link to listen to "Stand"
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# 13 "Stand"by Rascal Flatts

"Stand"



You feel like a candle in a hurricane

Just like a picture with a broken frame

Alone and helpless

Like you've lost your fight

But you'll be alright, you'll be alright


[Chorus:]

'Cause when push comes to shove

You taste what you're made of

You might bend, 'til you break

'Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up

Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong

Wipe your hands, shake it off

Then you stand,

Then you stand


Life's like a novel

With the end ripped out

The edge of a canyon

With only one way down

Take what you're given before it's gone

And start holding on, keep holding on


[Chorus:]

'Cause when push comes to shove

You taste what you're made of

You might bend 'til you break

'Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up

Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong

Wipe your hands, shake it off

Then you stand,

Yeah, then you stand


Every time you get up

And get back in the race

One more small piece of you

Starts to fall into place

Oh


[Chorus]


Yeah, then you stand,

Yeah, yeah, baby

Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo


Then you stand, yeah, yeah


Click on the link to listen to "The Climb"
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# 12 "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

"The Climb"



I can almost see it.

That dream I'm dreaming, but

There's a voice inside my head saying

You'll never reach it

Every step I'm takin'

Every move I make

Feels lost with no direction,

My faith is shakin'

But I, I gotta keep tryin'

Gotta keep my head held high


There's always gonna be another mountain

I'm always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there

Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side

It's the climb


The struggles I'm facing

The chances I'm taking

Sometimes might knock me down, but

No I'm not breaking

I may not know it, but

These are the moments that

I'm gonna remember most, yeah

Just gotta keep goin',

And I, I gotta be strong

Just keep pushing on, 'cause


There's always gonna be another mountain

I'm always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there

Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side

It's the climb


Yeah


There's always gonna be another mountain

I'm always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there

Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side

It's the climb


Yeah, yeah yeah


Keep on movin'

Keep climbin'

Keep the faith baby

It's all about, it's all about the climb

Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa, whoa, oh.


Click on the link to listen to "The Middle"
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# 11 "The Middle" By Jimmy Eat World

"The Middle"



Hey, don't write yourself off yet

It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.

Just try your best, try everything you can.

And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.


It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).


Hey, you know they're all the same.

You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in.

Live right now.

Yeah, just be yourself.

It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else.


It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).


Hey, don't write yourself off yet.

It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.

Just do your best, do everything you can.

And don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say.


It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Click on the link to listen to "Strip Me"
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# 10 "Strip Me" by

"Strip Me"



La-la-la-la-la la

lala la la-la la lala

[repeat]


Everyday I fight for all my future somethings

A thousand little wars I have to choose between

I could spend a lifetime earning things I don't need

That's like chasing rainbows and coming home empty


And if you strip me, strip it all away

If you strip me, what would you find

If you strip me, strip it all away

I'll be alright


Take what you want steal my pride

Build me up or cut me down to size

Shut me out but I'll just scream

I'm only one voice in a million

But you ain't taking that from me (oh ooh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that!


I don't need a microphone yeah

To say what I've been thinking

My heart is like a loudspeaker

That's always on eleven


And if you strip me, strip it all away

If you strip me, what would you find

If you strip me, strip it all away

I'm still the same


Take what you want steal my pride

Build me up or cut me down to size

Shut me out but I'll just scream

I'm only one voice in a million

But you ain't taking that from me (oh ooh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that!


Cause when it all boils down at the end of the day

It's what you do and say that makes you who you are

Makes you think about, think about it doesn't it

Sometimes all it takes is one voice


Take what you want steal my pride

Build me up or cut me down to size

Shut me out but I'll just scream

I'm only one voice in a million

But you ain't taking that from me (oh ooh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that from me (oh oh)

You ain't taking that!

[repeat]

Click on the link to listen to "Titanium"
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# 9 "Titanium" By David Guetta featuring Sia

"Titanium"

(feat. Sia)



[Sia:]

You shout it out

But I can't hear a word you say

I'm talking loud not saying much

I'm criticized

But all your bullets ricochet

Shoot me down, but I get up


I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose

Fire away, fire away

Ricochet, you take your aim

Fire away, fire away


[Chorus:]

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium


[Sia:]

Cut me down

But it's you who'll have further to fall

Ghost town and haunted love

Raise your voice, sticks and stones may break my bones

I'm talking loud not saying much


I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose

Fire away, fire away

Ricochet, you take your aim

Fire away, fire away


[Chorus:]

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

I am titanium

I am titanium


[Sia:]

Stone-hard, machine gun

Firing at the ones who run

Stone-hard as bulletproof glass


[Chorus:]

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

You shoot me down but I won't fall

I am titanium

I am titanium

Click on the link to listen to "Brave"
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# 8 "Brave" By Sara Bareilles

"Brave"

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up

Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just want to see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

Click on the link to listen to "Firework"
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# 7 "Firework" by Katy Perry


"Firework"



Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin

Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?


Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?

Screams but no one seems to hear a thing

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

Just own the night like the 4th of July


'Cause, baby, you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

As you shoot across the sky-y-y


Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colours burst

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe


You don't have to feel like a wasted space

You're original, cannot be replaced

If you only knew what the future holds

After a hurricane comes a rainbow


Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed

So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road

Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow

And when it's time you'll know


You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine

Just own the night like the 4th of July


'Cause, baby, you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

As you shoot across the sky-y-y


Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colours burst

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe


Boom, boom, boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

It's always been inside of you, you, you

And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough


'Cause, baby, you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

As you shoot across the sky-y-y


Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colours burst

Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"

You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe


Boom, boom, boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Boom, boom, boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Click on the link to listen to "Fighter"
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# 6 "Fighter" Christina Aguilera

"Fighter"



[Spoken:]

After all that you put me through,

You think I'd despise you,

But in the end I wanna thank you,

'Cause you've made me that much stronger


Well I thought I knew you, thinkin' that you were true

Guess I, I couldn't trust called your bluff time is up

'Cause I've had enough

You were there by my side, always down for the ride

But your joy ride just came down in flames 'cause your greed sold me out in shame


After all of the stealing and cheating you probably think that I hold resentment for you

But uh uh, oh no, you're wrong

'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know

Just how capable I am to pull through

So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it


[Chorus:]

Makes me that much stronger

Makes me work a little bit harder

It makes me that much wiser

So thanks for making me a fighter

Made me learn a little bit faster

Made my skin a little bit thicker

Makes me that much smarter

So thanks for making me a fighter


Never saw it coming, all of your backstabbing

Just so you could cash in on a good thing before I'd realize your game

I heard you're going round playing the victim now

But don't even begin feeling I'm the one to blame

'Cause you dug your own grave

After all of the fights and the lies 'cause you're wanting to haunt me

But that won't work anymore, no more,

It's over

'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture

I wouldn't know how to be this way now and never back down

So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it


[Chorus]


How could this man I thought I knew

Turn out to be unjust so cruel

Could only see the good in you

Pretend not to see the truth

You tried to hide your lies, disguise yourself

Through living in denial

But in the end you'll see

YOU-WON'T-STOP-ME


I am a fighter and I

I ain't gonna stop

There is no turning back

I've had enough


[Chorus]


You thought I would forget

But I remembered

'Cause I remembered

I remembered

You thought I would forget

I remembered

'Cause I remembered

I remembered

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# 5 "Dare You To Move" by Switchfoot

"Dare You To Move"



Welcome to the planet

Welcome to existence

Everyone's here

Everyone's here

Everybody's watching you now

Everybody waits for you now

What happens next

What happens next


[Chorus]

I dare you to move

I dare you to move

I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor

I dare you to move

I dare you to move

Like today never happened

Today never happened before


Welcome to the fallout

Welcome to resistance

The tension is here

Tension is here

Between who you are and who you could be

Between how it is and how it should be


[Chorus]


Maybe redemption has stories to tell

Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell

Where can you run to escape from yourself?

Where you gonna go?

Where you gonna go?

Salvation is here


I dare you to move

I dare you to move

I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor

I dare you to move

I dare you to move

Like today never happened

Today never happened

Today never happened

Today never happened before






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# 4 "Lose Yourself" by Eninem

"Lose Yourself"



Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted. one moment

Would you capture it or just let it slip?

Yo


His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy

There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti

He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,

But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down,

The whole crowd goes so loud

He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out

He's choking how, everybody's joking now

The clock's run out, time's up, over, bloah!

Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity

Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked

He's so mad, but he won't give up that

Easy, no

He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes

It don't matter, he's dope

He knows that but he's broke

He's so stagnant, he knows

When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's

Back to the lab again, yo

This whole rhapsody

He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him


[Hook:]

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

(You better)


The soul's escaping, through this hole that is gaping

This world is mine for the taking

Make me king, as we move toward a new world order

A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem

It only grows harder, homie grows hotter

He blows. It's all over. These hoes is all on him

Coast to coast shows, he's known as the globetrotter

Lonely roads, God only knows

He's grown farther from home, he's no father

He goes home and barely knows his own daughter

But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water

His hoes don't want him no more, he's cold product

They moved on to the next schmoe who flows

He nose dove and sold nada

So the soap opera is told and unfolds

I suppose it's old partner but the beat goes on

Da da dum da dum da da


[Hook]


No more games, I'ma change what you call rage

Tear this motherfucking roof off like two dogs caged

I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed

I've been chewed up and spat out and booed off stage

But I kept rhyming and stepped right into the next cypher

Best believe somebody's paying the pied piper

All the pain inside amplified by the fact

That I can't get by with my 9 to 5

And I can't provide the right type of life for my family

Cause man, these goddamn food stamps don't buy diapers

And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life

And these times are so hard, and it's getting even harder

Trying to feed and water my seed, plus

Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna

Baby mama drama's screaming on and

Too much for me to wanna

Stay in one spot, another day of monotony

Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail

I've got to formulate a plot or I end up in jail or shot

Success is my only motherfucking option, failure's not

Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go

I cannot grow old in Salem's lot

So here I go it's my shot.

Feet, fail me not, this may be the only opportunity that I got


[Hook]


You can do anything you set your mind to, man


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# 3 "Man In The Mirror" Michael Jackson

"Man In The Mirror"

I'm gonna make a change
For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I, turn up the collar on
My favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer's disregard, a broken bottle top
And one man's soul ( and a one man's soul)
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that
Change!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Oh yeah!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change)
You gotta get it right, while you got the time
You can't close your, your mind!

(Then you close your, mind!)
That man, that man, that man, that man
With the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah!)
That man, that man, that man
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change

Oh no, no no

I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good!
Chime on!
(Change)
Just lift yourself
You know
You've got to stop it
Yourself!
(Yeah! Make that change!)
I've got to make that change, today!
Hoo!
(Man in the mirror)
You got to
You got to not let yourself
Brother
Hoo!
(Yeah! Make that change!)
You know, I've got to get
That man, that man
(Man in the mirror)
You've got to move! Chime on!
Chime on!
You got to
Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
(Yeah! Make that change)
Stand up and lift yourself, now!
(Man in the mirror)
You know it!
You know it!
You know it!
You know it
(Change)
Make that change



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# 2 "Here Comes the Sun" The Beatles

"Here Comes The Sun"



Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

And I say it's all right


Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter

Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here


Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

And I say it's all right


Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here


Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

And I say it's all right


Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes


Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear


Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

And I say it's all right

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

It's all right, it's all right


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# 1 "Eye of the Tiger" By Survivor

"Eye Of The Tiger"



Rising up, back on the street

Did my time, took my chances

Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet

Just a man and his will to survive


So many times it happens too fast

You trade your passion for glory

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past

You must fight just to keep them alive


It's the eye of the tiger

It's the thrill of the fight

Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And the last known survivor

Stalks his prey in the night

And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger


Face to face, out in the heat

Hanging tough, staying hungry

They stack the odds still we take to the street

For the kill with the skill to survive


It's the eye of the tiger

It's the thrill of the fight

Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And the last known survivor

Stalks his prey in the night

And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger


Rising up, straight to the top

Had the guts, got the glory

Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop

Just a man and his will to survive


It's the eye of the tiger

It's the thrill of the fight

Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And the last known survivor

Stalks his prey in the night

And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger


The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

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      Nyx Jones 2 months ago

      This was the best motivational list of songs i've seen in a long while. Bravo

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      Mike and Dorothy McKenney 5 months ago from United States

      Definitely "Eye of the Tiger" is a favorite, but I'm older, so "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is still one of my all-time best.

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      LOVE Brave!

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      Aaron Seitler 17 months ago from Manchester, United Kingdom

      Nice list- I know you're employing a modern slant but a golden oldie is Van Halen's Jump for motivation :)

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      Yellowcard is my favorite when it comes to inspirational songs. They seldom release slow songs but they never fail to impress me every time. Nonetheless, this list has a lot of good inspirational songs too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!