56 Most Inspirational Songs Of All Time

Songs about Personal Power and Strength

38. Hero

Recommended by reader Abu Sofian, “Hero” is another of my favorite songs. Sang by the amazing Mariah Carey, “Hero” reminds you that you don’t have to be afraid of who you are. Whenever you feel fearful and lost, look deep inside. The strength to do what you want and the answers you seek in life have always been in you.

There has always been a hero in your life. This hero is you. :)

[ by Mariah Carey | LyricsGet the album ]

39. You Gotta Be

“You Gotta Be” is a motivating song telling us to be confident in ourselves and gain the strength to face life’s different situations. This song is delivered through Des’ree’s soothing vocals and is one of my favorites in this list. A must listen.

[ by  Des’ree | Lyrics | Get the album ]

40. Firework

It’s unbeliveable to know that mega-successful singer Katy Perry was once almost passed over for a music contract that would later propel her to stardom.[8] “Firework” is one of Katy Perry’s greatest hits with a dance-pop, dance-rock vibe. It is a self-empowerment anthem that tells us to “ignite the light [within us] and let it shine,” just like fireworks in the sky on the 4th of July.

[ by Katy Perry | Lyrics | Get the album ]

41. Titanium

“Titanium” is another powerful self-empowerment song that draws from the genres of house, pop, and urban-pop. It is an open statement to the people who try to bring us down that they can’t, because “I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose. Fire away, fire away. You shoot me down but I won’t fall. I am titanium.”

[ by David Guetta ft. Sia | Lyrics | Get the album ]

42. Shake It Off

A very catchy and simple song about “shaking off” hate and negativity, because no matter what you do, “haters gonna hate” and “fakers gonna fake.” In a digital world where we tend to hear more negative voices because the “louder” people tend to be the negative ones and many web algorithms favor activity without assessing the quality of the message, it’s important that we “shake off” hate and not let it further populate the web. Read: Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise

[ by Taylor Swift | Lyrics | Get the album ]

43. Dare You To Move

In a world where people are brought up to become more of the same vs. to become their own person, and in a world where fear plays a dominant role in our thinking, “Dare You To Move” challenges us to push past our fear, inertia, apathy, failures, and demons to conquer our dreams.

Are you ready to move? Are you ready to move past your fear? Are you ready to move past your past failures? Is it time to stop looking back and move forward now?

[ by Switchfoot | LyricsGet the album ]

44. Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down)

“Tubthumping” is a great anthem about getting back up no matter how hard you get knocked down. As the song goes, “I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.”

[ by Chumbawamba | LyricsGet the song ]

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