Editors’ Notes Inspirational songs come in all shapes, sizes, and genres. You’ll encounter celebratory hard rock mingling with defiant hip-hop, peak-hour EDM rubbing shoulders with bubbly pop. There are even plenty of ballads as fragile as fine china. What’s more, the songs we find inspiring have many different purposes. More than a few are like rocket fuel powering us through sweaty workouts or late nights on the town; others have more personal aims, like pulling folks out of heartache or self-doubt. Some possess political dimensions, serving as soundtracks for social movements or pleas for peace and love in a world racked with strife. Yet all of them share a few vital traits. In addition to lyrics focused on perseverance and overcoming obstacles, each one boasts a riff, rhythm, or lead vocal that sounds as though it’s capable of physically elevating listeners to higher planes of existence.

SONG
ALBUM
Best Day of My Life
3:14
 
Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")
3:52
 
Livin' On a Prayer
4:09
 
Don't Stop Believin'
4:10
 
With a Little Help From My Friends
2:45
 
Dream On
4:25
 
I'm Still Standing
3:03
 
Not Afraid
4:08
 
Keep Your Head Up
3:09
 
Underdog
3:30
 
Best of You
4:15
 
Roar
3:43
 
Stronger
3:23
 
You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)
4:49
 
Harder Better Faster Stronger
3:44
 
I Am Woman
3:25
 
You Gotta Be
4:00
 
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
3:41
 
Don't Worry, Be Happy
4:54
 
Theme from New York, New York
3:24
 
Hall of Fame (feat. will.i.am)
3:22
 
"Heroes" (2017 Remastered Version)
6:11
 
Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
3:44
 
Carry On
4:38
 
3:22
 
I Got You (I Feel Good)
2:48
 
Keep Holding On
3:59
 
Shake It Out
4:37
 
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
3:13
 
I’m the Best
3:36
 
Because You Loved Me (Theme from "Up Close and Personal")
4:33
 
3:15
 
Heal the World
6:25
 
The Show Must Go On
4:35
 
Imagine
3:03
 
All You Need Is Love
3:51
 
Diamonds
3:45
 
4:05
 
I'm Every Woman
4:45
 
4:19
 
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
4:32
 
So What
3:35
 
The Greatest
3:30
 
Titanium (feat. Sia)
4:05
 
4:24
 
Don't Give Up
6:33
 
Flashdance...What a Feeling (Radio Edit)
3:57
 
Taking Chances
4:02
 
People Have the Power
5:10
 
That Don't Impress Me Much (International Mix)
3:58
 
3:51
 
3:44
 
Shining Star
2:50
 
Encore
4:09
 
Touch the Sky (feat. Lupe Fiasco)
3:56
 
C.R.E.A.M.
4:12
 
Greatest Love of All
4:57
 
Express Yourself
4:39
 
Save the World (Radio Mix)
3:33
 
Right Now
5:20
 
We Will Rock You
2:01
 
Revolution 1
4:15
 
Beautiful Day
4:08
 
Radioactive
3:06
 
Over the Rainbow
3:31
 
Beautiful
3:58
 
Rise Up
4:13
 
Born to Run
4:29
 
True Colors
3:47
 
Scars to Your Beautiful
3:50
 
Salute
3:56
 
Secrets
3:43
 
Dancing On My Own (Radio Version)
4:38
 
The Climb (From "Hannah Montana The Movie")
3:56
 
All About That Bass
3:11
 
3:40
 
Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)
6:44
 
Good Vibrations
3:35
 
Drive
3:52
 
Learn to Fly
3:55
 
Human
4:05
 
Fight Song
3:24
 
Up All Night
3:12
 
Redemption Song
3:54
 
Pocketful of Sunshine
3:22
 
The Middle
2:45
 
Started From the Bottom
2:53
 
Lose Yourself
5:26
 
Jump Around
3:34
 
Alright
3:39
 
I Can
4:13
 
Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)
4:29
 
Testify
Be
2:36
 
4:45
 
Sit Still, Look Pretty
3:22
 
Fix Up, Look Sharp
3:44
 

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