Top Ten Most Inspirational Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Lose Yourself - Eminem

There is no way this song is 12 its way better than any of those songs up there listen to this rap its amazing those songs up there are crap and this song is awesome imagine how long it took em to write this song it ain't easy its harder than writing any of those crappy songs above this

Truly a master piece. Should be in Top 10 if not Top 5. The meaning and heart that Eminem put into the track is amazing. One of the Top 50 songs of all time in my opinion.

It is true
If you only have one chance to do something
Are you going to take it or leave it

No need of explanation

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2 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

The message of this songs is to chase your dreams and do what you feel you have to. I on the other hand do what I want to.

This song has stood the test of time, and for a reason. This song has a lot of meaning, it's not just for someone looking for love. It also a song for someone wants to become successful in their dreams and their goal, whatever challenges you encounter along the way just don't stop believing.

Awesome song, deserves to be in number 1. - PotBellyPup

Yep this should be #1

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3 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

This song always makes you feel so exited about the life ahead of you.. To make it original.. To make this life memorable, when you look back at it!


He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

I love bon jovi, their every song is perfect

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4 You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

The best in the world hey people you don't need to believe in God but God believes in you. This song is really important to me hope it is the same to you

When he sings, I feel a rush of strength in his interpretation. This is song signifies HOPE and trust in God. He will raise you up. It reminds us all that we are loved, and can lean on His strengths. He will not let us down.

Totally a rad song in every which way. Great voice, great lyrics, just great overall. This song should definitely be up higher on this list.

This is the most emotional song I've ever heard. The music is so gentle, so perfect. Josh Groban's deep voice flows to well with its tune. It's got a beautiful meaning. Mesmerizing.

"You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I'm on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be" - PlatinumTheHitgirl

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5 I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

I love that song! It is very inspirational.

great song

This song is very inspirational to me..

That's a cool song

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6 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

It inspires me to poke tigers eyes. - AlphaQ

Have you ever watched Rocky? , if you haven't... Then you have no idea how INSPIRATIONAL this song is. People please watch the movie Rocky Balboa then rate this song.

Most inspirational song ever, I don't why this song is not on the list

Why is this song not in the top ten?

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7 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

I think a lot of people judge MCR for being suicidal and emo without even taking the time to listen to the lyrics, cause if you do you will find out that what they are saying is quite the opposite to what everyone thinks. they want everybody to keep on fighting for their lives with everything you got

It always tells me to fight your shadows even if it meant standing in a lonely crowd

My Chemical Romance saves lives. They encourage their listeners to be who they want to be, regardless of what anyone else thinks. Gerard, Frank, Mikey, and Ray are my role models and some of the best people I know. Though they are disbanded, their music still continues to give strength and hope to those who find solace nowhere else. These boys are heroes, and I am proud to be a Killjoy. My Chemical Romance lives on in the hearts of everyone they touched. My Chemical Romance Forever.

I don't know it is oke but sad at the same time...

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8 The World's Greatest - R Kelly

When I hear this song it gives me a fantasy of me as king of the jungle! I love this song very much! It is AMAZING! And I hope you enjoy it to! This song makes me want to get up and dance! Enjoy! I -3 R Kelly

This song puts me in a good mood and pumps me up for just about anything!

This song makes u feel like everything is ok

Anytime I listen to this song it gives me hoe to do more is AMAZING song

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9 Hall of Fame - The Script

Cause your standing in the ball of fame! And the world's gonna know your name! This is such an inspirational song! I love it!

The best since then I heard the song reminded me a quote small things can make it major


You can be the greatest, you can be the best. What's inspirational, if this song isn't? What's more, my favorite inspirational quote comes from Hall of Fame: "You can walk straight through HELL with a SMILE." It's also really catchy.

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10 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

Amazing song, by a true legend. The music video is also brilliant. Such an awesome artist!

This song teaches us how to love and care for everything around us... Its beautiful and inspirin to be an be better to everything with come in contact with and stop destroying ourselves

This song is really touching, the first time I heard it I cried. It is truely a masterpiecein music. King of pop forever

So amazing, makes you really think about the world and its problems and how we can fix them. It's an eye opener and brings you to tears. Incredibly influential. Beautiful song, inspirational meaning written by the greatest artist the world has ever known.

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11 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

I need this to be number 1 - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Should be number 1 Man in the mirror shows how selfish us human beings are "who am I to be blind pretending not to see their needs" we pretend not to see everything bad around us we hope that if we just egnour it it will go away but it doesn't it just gets worce. We need to stop relying on other people to make that change e. g government and others but begin with ourselves we really do need to take a leaf out of KING MICHAEL'S book and "TAKE A LOOK AT OURSELVES AND MAKE THAT CHANGE" XXXXX (Love U Michael your legacey will live on forever xxx)

This song is very inspirational. I've heard this song when I was young. It was popular in Thailand; although, I could not understand it at that time, I still remember to look up it up when I am older and learned English.

This song calls for a 'change' in the world - not just one country, not just one continent, but the whole world. Look up the official music video for this song. It shows many images of needed in Africa and it shows many clips of the heroes who had stood up for the population.

Michael Jackson songs are very inspirational. He's the legend!

We should not blame others for what is happening now. Sometimes it happens because of us. To achieve what we want in life, take a pause for a while and face the mirror. Realize everything, and you probably conclude that it all started of ourselves. Changes should start in ourselves... I am very much inspired of this song because a lot of people nowadays can't admit their faults. Acceptance is the best way to heal all worries in life. LOVE YOUR SELF FIRST BEFORE SOMEONE. TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ANALYZE THE INNER MESSAGE OF WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN IT.

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12 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

I don't understand, why this songs in 82th grade, this it's so inspirational and I think it's perfect song to explain about woman in the worlds, should be in top ten

Christina such a amazing diva, and I can't understand why this song in 83th grade, it's most inspirational songs.. Linda perry writing this songs for TINa... It's greta song in earth

I can't imagine anyone else singing this. The way she sing sings it, Gives me chills every time guaranteed. My eyes get watery every time I hear it. Because soicety tell us this, but it also tells us to get surgery and work done. Because no one will like or love us if we look natural. - Primrose1021

Christina explain nobody ugly, like a piece of lyrics "you are beautiful, no matter what they say"
I really love this song... Vote for this song

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13 Imagine - John Lennon

I hope that this is the most inspiring song ever..

Imagine is an absolutely beautiful song, and I know it deserves to be at the top of this list. As always, John Lennon inspires so many people to be better, to help others, and this song is definitely inspirational.

Just imagine...
I play this song on my piano every time I see injustice and misery on the Television.
It really shows that if all the people just use their imagination and live for today this word will be what everyone imagines it to be.

How is this song not the greatest? Probably the only song I can listen to forever and not get tired. John Lennon is probably the greatest artist to have lived, and this song is by far his most amazing

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14 Try - Pink

To me this song means that you shouldn't give up after a few fails, You should always try your hardest and keep going on and trying NO MATTER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

I know that a lot of people put shame to this being said, but music saves lives. As "sufferer" of MDD, there have been to many nights where I have almost done things so very regretable. Too many of these nights I began to play music to calm myself, and Pink would come on, playing with her passionate voice ringing. So yes, music saved my life.

Makes people to get up on their feet to make the wrongs right love the lyrics 8)

Love this song, so inspirational and amazing.

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15 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

We're halfway there.. - EliHbk

This not underrated

What makes this song so amazing is the amount of soul and spirit they put into it. It makes me feel as if everyone in the world is with you in your struggles, and makes you believe. It is simply AWESOME.

Such an amazing song. I like how its upbeat yet still inspiring and not too obnoxious. I love this some. :D It should definitely be higher on the list.

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16 Born This Way - Lady Gaga

This should really be in the top 5... This list is so stupid!

Best song that fights prejudice and ignorance! Truly inspirational.

To me this song mans that so what I am who I am and you are who you are

Greatest Song, teaches you to love yourself and believe in yourself.
it can be said that this is the modern version of 'Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston'

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17 Teenagers - My Chemical Romance

I don't get it, why? - EliHbk

The song has a catchy rune but very good lyrics. It is inspirational and people needto listen to more by the artist

My Chemical Romance is a good band but this song is amazing but
its about having a fear of teens

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18 Firework - Katy Perry

It's Great because you are a firework that they don't know n make em go woah

This song has gotten me through EVERYTHING. It reminded me to always look ahead and that I'll always be a firework and it taught me that suicide isn't right.

Tells me who I can and could be

Right now, all I want to do is write a novel. This song makes me belive that dream is REAL - that there is a spark in all of us, and we just have to find a way to ignite it!

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19 We are the Champions - Queen

I love this song - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Researches proved this as the Most Inspirational Song ever made... - Nirmal1991USA

Beautiful song and Freddie so sorry that you are gone I hope this song will touch peoples lives 20 years down the road it was a struggle but you proved that if you believe in yourselves you can over come anything rip Freddie Mac we will never forget you song or what you believe in your life

Freddie Mercury said- "I wanted to write a winning song. Something people would sing at football games or something." Not those exact words but I believe he went out and did exactly that. This song should have more votes shouldn't it!

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20 All You Need is Love - The Beatles

It's a Beatles song.

Seriously this should be in top 10

R u crazy this is one of the best songs of all time and band

Best band ever, one of their best.

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21 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has been my life saver. This song helps me when I am sad

This song is saved many teenagers life.. This song deserves to be number 1

I went to one of Demi's shows on the Neon Lights Tour, and she said the most heart~melting, inspirational, thing. Even thinking about it makes me tear up. OK. She said, "Iv'e had people come up to me on the street, and tell me that I saved their lives. But as amazing as that sounds, and as amazing as that feels, my response is that, "You saved your own life.""

This song literally saved me, it has such an inspirational message with it. I'm so proud of how far she's come such a inspiration

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22 Heal the World - Michael Jackson

Best ever of mj

Heal the World
Make It A Better Place.
... There Are People Dying
But If you Care Enough For the Living
Make A Better Place For You and For Me

It is one of the best songs I ever heard by the best artist ever we sing this song everyday in our school

The first time I listened to the entire song I was tearing at the age of 5 - SmoothCriminal

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24 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

I was surprised this was in the 30's considering that it topped many charts.

When I have had a terrible day- this song reminds me of the most important things in life. It lets the world know you can't be knocked down. " Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

This has to top the list!

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

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25 We Are the World - Michael Jackson

Why is this masterpiece so far in the list? Should be in the top 3 with heal the world and imagine.
It's just the mix of a lot of superstars together for a cause. It's inspirational because of the lyrics and the fundraising purpose of it.

Should be number one. Period.

I love this song. it should be at the first

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26 Fight Song - Rachel Platten

I love this song and Rachel Platten. Her song has helped me to realize that I am perfect just the way I am. It has helped me a lot to never give up and to keep believing in myself even if I have epilepsy. I will ALWAYS listen to this song everyday. Rachel platen is an outstanding person with a beautiful voice!

Rachel Platten is an amazing singer. Her song has helped me to keep beliving in myself and also helps me to cope with my epilepsy, depression and suicidal thoughts. I think that this song is my #1 inspirational song of all time.Rachel Platten will always be an inspiration to me. I will NEVER stop listening to this song.
I now feel like I am achieving my goals and also feeling positive about myself!

This is one of the most inspirational songs I've ever listened to. It's a song that makes me feel so much happier with myself after listening to it. Rachel Platten certainly made a song that lifts my spirit.

I think this is the most inspirational song I've ever heard. When it first came out the first couple months I hated it than I loved it and the lyrics really inspired me and I became obsessed

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27 Hero - Mariah Carey

Truely inspirational, a beautiful song. Sung every year on September 11th.
Theres a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast you fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

She is such an inspiration

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast you fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
... Tribute to Mariah Carey from India

I love Mariah, when I first started listening to her I found most of her songs inspirational and heart felt, she is one amazing songwriter/singer and we are truely blessed to have someone like mariah to keep the faith and help us through her songs, Amen!

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28 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

great song

Place it at least at top 10

It's one of there better songs. But all bias aside it IS a pretty inspiring song for some reason. I think it's the groove of it probably? Good song! - EliHbk

This song and "Whatever it takes" are the most inspirational songs I've heard from Imagine Dragons

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29 In the End - Linkin Park

This song should definitely be in the top 10. The lyrical contend combined with incredible rap and rock makes this song a winner! If any of you have never heard this song, hurry over to YouTube or any other music source and hear it as soon as possible!

This is the most inspirational song ever. When I'am in depression this song help me, so please vote for it.

I LOVE THIS SONG! it teaches an important lesson... we’re all gonna die eventually! This is one of the most important lessons a person can learn. But it also tells us to do what we can while we’re alive. To try our hardest, make our mark and show everyone that we are here! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

How is this not in the top 5?!
The lyrics are great, music is great
In short this is one of the greatest songs ever!
Hope it becomes at least No.5 if not number 1!
Guys listen to this! If it doesn't inspire you then go listen to Justin Beiber

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30 What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

An absolute classic! You don't just hear this feel it. Louis Armstrong's rendition is the key to this incredible song.

Helps me to realise what the things we have and stops me thinking about the things I want. Also it helps you to think about peace and people getting along side tracking you from anger and violence as Louis go it right there is too much anger and violence on the world, he says how people take care of each other for no profit or how friends stay friends not becoming enemies.

There is a tenderness in the way this song speaks of our world and a reminder to look beneath the general appearances to the love. (Friends shaking hands saying how-do-you-do, they're really saying I Love You)

This song reminds that life is precious, and there are so many good things to live and be thankful for, it also inspires me to recycle more

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31 I'm Alive - Celine Dion

You'll definitely feel alive after listening to the song

I feel that I am alive

Iget the wings to fly

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32 Roar - Katy Perry

This is so inspirational in so many ways I love Katy

Shows if you anger a person how they can defend them self which as a race shows how much we humans have evolved an how much a person is capable of

This song should be higher

This song encouraged me to be more confident and face my bullies. Somehow. I like it.

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33 One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

Induce my drugs or inspired by hope? Who cares give me "one moment in time

This song is very inspirational, but most of Ms. Whitney Houston songs are. Her voice is a gift from God. I found her most top five inspirational songs are The Greatest Love of All, Miracle, Nothing but love, I Look To You, and my personal favorite I Didn't Know My Own Strength. Rip Ms. Whitney Houston.

Every time I hear this song, I feel like crossing the finish line at the Olympics.

Should b rated much higher!

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35 All Star - Smash Mouth

LOVE THIS SONG - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Best message ever given

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36 Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin

Great song showing how to live each day you have to get stronger and keep going on

This song helps me run

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37 'Till I Collapse - Eminem

It should be umber 2. Bon jovi isn't inspirational at all... WHO IS LISTENING BON JOVI WHILE TRAINING?

This song should be either number one or number two with lose yourself

This one got me through high school exams haha

Absoluetly inspiring! I love this song! Eminem is amazing!

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40 Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

This song is awesome. Best song of 2008-2012. 6/5 - AlphaQ

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41 Dream On - Aerosmith

The perfect power ballad : very inspirational. Amazing song.

Yes! - EliHbk

This song is easily one of the most motivational songs ever! Deserves to be much higher on this list..

This is so inspirational I love this list and I love aerosmith I wish I could see them in concert

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42 I Love the Lord - Whitney Houston

My favorite Whitney Houston Song! - beatles5

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44 Edge of a Revolution - Nickelback

Never thought I would be calling a Nickelback song inspirational, but here I am. The hook just gets you hyped!

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45 Fix You - Coldplay

Dear Lord, this is unfair;this has to be number 1 here;this is a truly amazing song.. A miracle.. Chris martin is prodigy, amazing lyrics, soul touching music and soothing voice...

How a man cares for a woman's health truly inspire in as some people these days would not care what happened to a woman who they know.

I saw a live video of this song... I cried so much... Such a beautiful... Meaningful... Inspiring song it is...! Great work by coldplay...!
Must listen... It heals all pain...!

Has to be in Top 10. Listen to the lyrics. He literrally wrote this song for a loved one that passed away. It tells them to move on no matter how hard times are.

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46 I Didn't Know My Own Strength - Whitney Houston

For me out of a wheelchair and through the death of my fiance.

One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard!

Probably the best song on this list!

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47 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Should be much more higher! - bzsuzsi0128

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49 Numb - Linkin Park

It can be interpreted SO MANY ways... trust me. - EliHbk

Very motivational but had some sorrow in it...

It is one of the best songs of Linkin Park. It really inspires me to be more like me and not follow others

I really like this song

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50 Complicated - Avril Lavigne

Don't trying to be cool, 'cause you just like a fool to me, be yourself. And don't making anything some much complicated 'cause I see the way you're acting like somebody else, it gets me frustrated

This song can be not be remembered for meme's but the song lyrics and music video

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