30 Inspirational, Motivational and Feel Good Songs (Part 2)


30 Inspirational, Motivational and Feel Good Songs (Part 1)

As promised last Friday, here comes a second and final installment of my list of 30 Inspirational, Motivational and Feel Good Songs. As I did in the first piece, every song has some quoted lyrics and a few explanatory words on the song.

Here is the list:

16. Dream On – Aerosmith

“You got to lose to know how to win…/ Dream on, dream until your dreams come true”

Just from the title, the message is sent across to you. You lose? Don’t mind, learn to win from that and just keep on dreaming and working towards your dreams until they come true.

17. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

“I believe I can fly / I believe I can touch the sky / I think about it every night and day / Spread my wings and fly away”

Believe in yourself, in your dreams, in miracles. Believe that you can do anything, that if you can see yourself doing some things, you can actually do it. And that’s it, give the song a listen.

18. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

“What doesn’t Killy you makes you stronger…/ What doesn’t kills you makes a fighter”

Quite a great song for those moments when things go sideways instead of going your way. Those problems don’t have to bring you down, fight and stand tall for ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.

19. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye (Ft. Tammi Terrell)

“Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough, / Ain’t no valley low enough, / Ain’t no river wide enough / To keep me from getting to you babe”

Whether it is a partner or just any other goal, this song fires into you the strength and determination to reach that. No matter what obstacles stand your way, if your goals are really established inside you, nothing will stop you.

20. Save The World – Swedish House Mafia

“Who’s gonna save the world tonight? / Who’s gonna bring it back to life? / We’re gonna make it, you and I / We’re gonna save the world tonight”

A song that motivates you not to just sit down and watch your life (and the entire mankind) fade away. It’s a call for you to motivate yourself and do something to bring life back to the world.

21. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

“Well I know what’s right, I got just one life / In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around / But I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down”

This song is simple, not needing complicated and deep lyrics, but very inspiring and sweet. It gives you the strength to stand for what you believe in and fight for yourself – never backing down!

22. I Believe – R. Kelly

“When they tried to keep you down / You kept up your head / Never loosing sight / You believed in what was right / You endured to the end / Walked through the strongest wind / The storms over and a new day begins”

One of the theme songs that mouths of many black people (and other races that suffered from racism) sung after Obama was elected president. Not political though, the message in the song is that anything can happen, and you have to believe it.

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30 Inspirational, Motivational and Feel Good Songs (Part 1)


From hip hop to pop, rock to soul, reggae to R&B, these songs will make you thoughtful of the human condition and its social problems. I surely believe that this list contains songs that (will) motivate you to win and inspire you to do better. Some of the songs are just feel good music that (will) get you smiling in good times and (hopefully) in your hard times. I believe that you have ever listened to some or even all of them, and your favourite(s) might be here too. So without much ado, here is the list and some lyrics/quotations from each song!

DISCLAIMER: This is not a ‘top-list’ and the numbering doesn’t indicate any order!

1. Eye of The Tiger – Survivor

“Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past / You must fight just to keep them alive”

This song is just the perfect one for all the dreamers out here…and aren’t we all dreamers? Give it an ear, it’s the perfect energizer!

2. Hate Me Now – Nas (Ft. P. Diddy)

“Hell or the pearly gates; I was destined to come / Predicted, blame God, he blew breath in my lungs”

This is the type of song to make you keep going despite being flooded with negativity from people. So much hate around you for having done what they couldn’t/can’t do? This is the perfect anthem.

3. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; / You raised me up to walk on stormy seas; / I am strong when I am on your shoulders; / You raise me up to more than I can be”

The beloved praise song for believers, if you’re one, you probably know it!

4. The World’s Greatest – R. Kelly

“I’m that star up in the sky / I’m that mountain peak up high / Hey, I made it / I’m the world’s greatest”

A good-vibes-only song to be sung as a self-appreciative anthem.

5. Awake and Alive – Skillet

“I’m at war with the world cause I / Ain’t never gonna sell my soul / I’ve already made up my mind / No matter what I can’t be bought or sold”

A surer show of being strong and steadfast in what one believes. All my Christians, this is the anthem.

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