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20 Inspirational Songs

Updated on December 17, 2013


I know there are days when I just don't want to crawl out of my bed to face that long, dreadful day. I lay there in bed and contemplate how I came to this point in my life. Wrong turns I had taken, what I could have done differently, if I could go back and do it again what course of action I should have taken and so on. I have heard that playing the "What If?" game is a waste of time that will drive you out of your mind. I don believe this truly, but yet I still manage to get into that thought process. This is why I have taken some time to compile a list of some great inspirational songs and how and why they make me feel they way they do.


I love having a great list of songs to pull me out of my funk. So I figured it may work for others as well. So I made a list of my top 20 songs that bring me up out of a downer mood. They are from all genres and artists. They range from slow relaxing to fast and really up beat. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and enjoy.

Little Wonders - Rob Thomas

I first listened to the song "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas when I saw the movie Meet the Robinsons. The song was specifically written for the movie and I feel that the song really captures what the movie was about. It also really makes me see how I should just stop every once in a while and enjoy the little things.

We Weren't Born to Follow - Bon Jovi

This song We Weren't Born to Follow by Bon Jovi is great if you just need a case of Red Bull and you can't go buy one. It will get your blood flowing so be careful.

Be Like That - 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down as usual is great, and Be Like That is one of my favorites. I listen to it and it helps me think about the future and make better decisions so I do not have regrets.

Change Your Mind - Sister Hazel

Do you ever have those days when you just don't want to be you? Well, listen to this song and you will be so proud to be you that you will not be able to stand it. Sister Hazel does a wonderful job of making you proud to be you with their song Change Your Mind.

To the Sky - Owl City

To The Sky by Owl City just makes me want to jump out of my house and chase down my dreams regardless if I am wearing pants or not.

Times Like These - The Foo Fighers

Times Like These by The Foo Fighters is a grand song that always reminds me to live in the moment. All we have is now.

This - Darius Rucker

I love this song by Darius Rucker called This. Whenever I hear this tune it makes me think back to when I thought my life was over when a girl broke my heart or when I would miss a test. How I would fail at something and all of those things led to my life I have now, which I love.

Thats Just About Right - Blackhawk

Thats Just About Right by Blackhawk always hits me in that spot, as it reminds me to stop and think about the moment and what I am doing and where I am going. Always good for reflection.

Hello World - Lady Antebellum

This song makes me feel reverent and in awe of the world. Every time I hear it I am so thankful for everything I have. It brings my spirits up and helps me realize that what ever problems I am having are most likely petty compared to someone else's problems.


Standing Outside the Fire - Garth Brooks

Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks keeps me mindful to always love with all I have and not be afraid to put my heart on the line, Everytime.

Stand - Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts hit it again when they made this song, Stand. When I feel like I am failing at everything I listen to this song and it helps put me back on my feet.

Sometime You Win - Lee Rocker

Sometimes you Win by Lee Rocker always, I mean always gives me hope. Hope that I will win in the future.

The Secret of Life - Faith Hill

Just listen to this song my Faith Hill, it really does tell you The Secret of Life.

My List - Toby Keith

This song just makes me stop and remember all the little things that I often over look but are so important to me. Those things we often take for granted but yet are so vital to us.

Optimistic Thought - Blues Traveler

Do you want to really get your blood pumping? Listen to Optimistic Thought by Blues Traveler. I get all jumpy and ready to take on the world when I have this song blaring.

My Next Thirty Years - Tim McGraw

My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw get me so excited about my future. I can't wait for my next thirty years, well the next thirty when I complete my first thirty.

Lullaby - Shawn Mullins

Lullaby by Shawn Mullins is just a good song that makes me feel good. I do not know what it is but it just relaxes me and I sit back and smile.

Live Like you Were Dying - Tim McGraw

This song again by Tim McGraw titled Live Like You Were Dying is a wonderful song that makes me want to live every moment to the fullest extent. I want to squeeze every little drop out of my life and enjoy it.

Life is a Roller Coaster - Ronan Keating

Life is a Roller Coaster by Ronan Keating is awesome and I love it. It makes me want to celebrate every time I hear it. It is just so fun.

Gangnam Style - Psy

This song is just fun! I love the video! I can be having the worst day of my life and I watch this it puts me right back on top! If you watch only one of these, watch this one.



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    • Jordanwalker39 profile image

      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      I know, I do not know what it is about the music but I love it. Thanks for the comment.

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      ryanjhoe 5 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      I love Owl City, the music always makes me calm and the lyrics are beautiful!

    • Jordanwalker39 profile image

      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed them!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Great song choices, Jordan, my faves have to be Faith, Bon Jovi and Garth. Thanks for sharing these!

    • Jordanwalker39 profile image

      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      haha. Awe come on, your not that old. If you tell me you grew up and the drum wasn't invented yet, then I may reconsider my opinion. haha.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I've heard of 13 of them; not bad for an old fart, eh?

      Great list; the ones I have heard of I love!