10 Most Motivational Songs


If you guys are feeling low and something has seriously let you down, try giving a listen to the songs mentioned on this particular list. Make sure you pump up the volume, sit down, relax and feel as you get all hyped up to get stuff done. You can listen to these songs on YouTube. To help you a little I will be writing the chorus to every song just so you get to know what the song is all about. Again these songs are based on popular opinions. What do you guys do when you are feeling low and everything you do is a total mess? Do let us know in the comments and I hope the list helps. Enjoy the read!

 

10. WIN – BRIAN MCKNIGHT

Brian McKnight - Ten Most Motivational Songs
I’ll never give up; Never give in; Never let a ray of doubt slip in; And if I fall; I’ll never fail; I’ll just get up; and try again; Never lose hope; Never lose faith; There’s much too much at stake; Upon myself I must depend; I’m not looking for place or show; I’m gonna win.

This song is sung by Brian McKnight who was born on the 5th June of 1969. He is a singer-songwriter, producer and R&B musician. The interesting thing about him is that he plays a piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.

 

9. YOU GOTTA WANT IT – MOTIVATIONAL SONGS

You Gotta Want It - Ten Most Motivational Songs
You’ve gotta want it from the bottom of your heart; You’ve gotta give it everything you’ve got; You’ve gotta live it and never let it go; Feel it so completely; Body, mind and soul.

This particular song was sung by Roberta Gold and it happens to be very powerful. You might think it is a little funky to be a motivational song but you will soon change your mind. It’s well worth a listen.

 

8. I WILL SURVIVE – GLORIA GAYNOR

I Will Survive - Ten Most Motivational Songs
Go on now go; Walk out the door; Just turn around now; ‘Cause you’re not welcome anymore; Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye; Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh no, not I.

This song was performed by Gloria Gaynor and it was released in October 1978. The song was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris.

 

7. DARE YOU TO MOVE – SWITCHFOOT

I Dare you to Move - Ten Most Motivational Songs
I dare you to move; I dare you to move; I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor; I dare you to move; I dare you to move; Like today never happened; Today never happened before.

Switchfoot is an alternative rock band and this particular song came from their fourth studio album. The name of the album was The Beautiful Letdown. The song was originally called ‘I Dare You to Move’ but later it was changed to ‘Dare You to Move’.

 

6. NEVER SURRENDER – COREY HART

Never Surrender - Ten Most Motivational Songs
And nobody wants to know you now; And nobody wants to show you how; So if you’re lost and on your own; You can never surrender; And if your path won’t lead you home; You can never surrender; And when the night is cold and dark; You can see, you can see light; Cause no one can take away your right
To fight and to never surrender.

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer and this song was the first single off his second album in 1985. The album was called Boy in the Box. It was the number one song in Canada for a total period of nine weeks and the song reached the third spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 

2 thoughts on “10 Most Motivational Songs

  1. Great list of motivational songs. Thank you for sharing. it helps me and everyone to keep moving..

  2. This is an unordered list of the songs that I think are motivational.

    1. Winner Takes it All – Sammy Hagar
    2. Youre the Best – Joe Esposito
    3. Everything Counts (101 Version) – Depeche Mode
    4. Dont Stop Til You Get Enough – MJ
    5. East Bound and Down – Smokey and the Bandit
    6. We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful – Morrissey
    7. Bulletproof – La Roux
    8. Holiday Rap – MC Miker G and DJ Sven
    9. Fraggle Rock Theme
    10. The Late Late Show Theme – Craig Ferguson
    11. The theme from the laser disc video game “Cobra Command”
    12. Are You Ready For Some Football! – Hank Williams
    13. God Bless The USA – Lee Greenwood
    14. Crazy Train – Black Sabbath
    15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
    16. For Those About To Rock (or Shoot To Thrill) – ACDC
    17. Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay
    18. Olympic Fanfare
    19. Star Spangled Banner
    20. Sandstorm – Darude
    21. Weakness – MC Rad (from Bones Brigade skateboard video #4 “Public Domain”)
    22. The guitar solo that is playing during Danny Way’s scene in H Street skateboard video “Shackle Me Not”
    23. Homestar Runner theme
    24. Im A Toys R Us Kid commercial song
    25. Dreams – The Blue Angels
    26. I Want You Back – Jackson 5
    27. Back To The Front (et al) – Metallica
    28. Radar Love – Golden Earring
    29. Life is Live – Opus
    30. Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins
    31. Star Wars theme
    32. House Babe – C Bool (Pulsedriver Vs Rocco remix)
    33. Nice – Duran Duran (Eric Prydz mix)
    34. Universal Heartbeat – Juliana Hatfield
    35. Fade Like A Shadow – KT Tunstall
    36. Perfect Kiss – New Order (full 10 minute version)
    37. Toy Soldiers – Martika (edit)
    38. Something About You – Level 42 (w/bonus beats)
    39. Come and Get your Love – Redbone
    40. Hanging Around – The Stranglers
    41. 100 Percent Pure Love – Crystal Waters
    42. Light My Fire – The Doors (ft. Tonya Jaynes)
    43. Hey Joe – Jimmy Hendrix
    44. When You Were Young – The Killers
    45. Something Good – Utah Saints
    46. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
    47. Lights – Ellie Goulding
    48. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    49. Kids – MGMT
    50. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
    51. We Will Rock You – Queen
    52. Got To Get You Into My Life – Beatles
    53. Burnin Love – Elvis Presley
    54. Breakin The Law – Judas Priest
    55. Nobody’s Fools – Kenny Loggins
    56. Hurt – Johnny Cash
    57. Wuthering Heights (et al) – Kate Bush
    58. With You I Can Run Forever – Graham Gouldman (Animalympics soundtrack)
    59. Helpless – Sugar
    60. Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies
    61. Turn The Beat Around – Miami Sound Machine
    62. Ready To Go – Republica
    63. Naked Eye – Luscious Jackson
    64. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
    65. Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
    66. Ohio – CSNY
    67. Mother – Danzig
    68. Search And Destroy – Iggy Pop
    69. Stutter – Elastica
    70. Mirror in the Bathroom – English Beat
    71. De-Luxe – Lush
    72. Classical Gas – Various
    73. Forever Man (et al) – Eric Clapton
    74. Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
    75. I Dont Wanna Be – Gavin Degraw
    76. Paradise City – Guns N Roses
    77. Everybodys Talking at Me – Harry Nillson
    78. Fascist Groove Thang – Heaven 17
    79. Violet – Hole
    80. Pictures of Matchstick Men – Camper Van Beethoven
    81. Bandages – Hot Hot Heat
    82. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
    83. Kick – INXS
    84. Lift Me Up – Jars Of Clay
    85. I Don’t Know (Spicolis Theme) – Jimmy Buffet
    86. Stronger – Kanye West
    87. Anywhere But Here – KD Lang
    88. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
    89. Rock N Roll All Night – Kiss
    90. Babe Im Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin
    91. Walk Away Renee – Left Banke
    92. Fortunate Son – CCR
    93. Here And Now – Letters To Cleo
    94. Good Vibrations – Marky Mark
    95. Freak of the Week – Marvelous Three
    96. Brave New World – Michael Penn
    97. Dream World – Midnight Oil
    98. Dashboard – Modest Mouse
    99. Electricity – OMD
    100. Halcyon And On And On – Orbital
    101. One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head
    102. Savin The Day – Alessi Brothers
    103. What Do You Want From Me – Monaco
    104. Little Devil – The Cult
    105. Suicide Solution – Ozzy Osbourne
    106. Alex Chilton – The Replacements
    107. Get The Party Started – Pink (ft. Randy Barack)
    108. Dancing In Heaven – Q Feel
    109. No New Tale To Tell – Love And Rockets
    110. Lions – Tones On Tail
    111. Where Is My Mind – Pixies
    112. Alive – POD
    113. Alive – Pearl Jam
    114. Amy – Pure Prairie League
    115. Knock Me Down – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    116. Whats The Frequency Kenneth – REM
    117. Time Bomb – Rancid
    118. Little Sister – Queens Of The Stone Age
    119. Young Turks – Rod Stewart
    120. Street Life – Roxy Music
    121. Rock Box (or King Of Rock) – Run DMC
    122. Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols
    123. Hips Dont Lie – Shakira
    124. Oh Yeah – Yello
    125. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
    126. I Want Your Hands On Me – Sinead OConnor
    127. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
    128. My Favorite Things – Maria
    129. Big Bottom – Spinal Tap
    130. I Got A Line On You – Spirit
    131. Pulling Mussels From A Shell – Squeeze
    132. Peg – Steely Dan
    133. Russians – Sting
    134. Bring On The Night – The Police
    135. Knock On Wood – Amii Stewart
    136. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
    137. Why – Bronski Beat
    138. Fly To The Angels – Slaughter
    139. Blood Makes Noise – Suzanne Vega
    140. Hey Now Now – Swirl 360
    141. This Must Be The Place (Naive Medley) – Talking Heads
    142. Id Love To Change The World – Ten Years After
    143. So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star – The Byrds
    144. The Beaten Generation – The The
    145. Its My Life – Talk Talk
    146. 74 – 75 – The Connells
    147. Red Skies – The Fixx
    148. Go All The Way – The Raspberries
    149. You’re My Soul And Inspiration – The Righteous Brothers
    150. Magnet And Steel – Walter Egan
    151. New Slang – The Shins (it’ll change your life!)
    152. Suedehead – The Smiths
    153. Song With A Mission – The Sounds
    154. Another Rebel – The Templars
    155. Tokyo Drift – The Teriyaki Boys
    156. CMon CMon – The Von Bondies
    157. Walk On The Ocean – Toad The Wet Sprocket
    158. Jenny – Tommy Tutone
    159. Africa – Toto
    160. Changes – Tupac
    161. Aint Talkin Bout Love – Van Halen
    162. Heads Will Roll – Why Store
    163. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
    164. The Way You Make Me Feel – Stevie Wonder
    165. Cum Feel The Noize – Slade
    166. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
    167. My Ever Changing Mood – The Style Council
    168. Afternoon Delight – Starlight Vocal Band
    169. Up All Night – Boomtown Rats
    170. New Toy – Lene Lovich
    171. Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
    172. Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks
    173. Dream On – Aerosmith
    174. The Sun Always Shines On TV – Aha
    175. One In Ten – 808 State (ft. UB40)
    176. Homicide – 999
    177. I Love Living In The City – Fear
    178. Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
    179. Forever Young – Alphaville
    180. The Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
    181. Reelection Day – Arcadia
    182. Around The World – ATC
    183. Make My Boobies One More Size – Britney Spears
    184. Intern Girl – Aqua (ft. Monica Lewinski)
    185. Be All That You Can Be – Army Commercial
    186. Oblivious – Aztec Camera
    187. Day After Day – Badfinger
    188. Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
    189. Do They Know Its Christmas – Band Aid
    190. We Are The World – USA For Africa
    191. Sunscreen – Baz Luhrmann
    192. No Sleep Til Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
    193. The Globe – Big Audio Dynamite
    194. Allentown (or Only The Good Die Young) – Billy Joel
    195. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
    196. Harley David – Bollock Brothers
    197. Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
    198. Nowhere Girl – B Movie
    199. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
    200. Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
    201. Kiss And Tell – Brian Ferry
    202. Deliverance – Bubba Sparxxx
    203. Black Metallic – Catherine Wheel
    204. Peace Train – Cat Stevens
    205. Imagine – John Lennon
    206. The Only One I Know – Charlatans UK
    207. Talk – Coldplay
    208. Never Surrender – Corey Hart
    209. Butterfly – Crazy Town
    210. What Are You Afraid Of – West Indian Girl
    211. Only Straight Girls Wear Dresses – CWA
    212. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
    213. Hush – Deep Purple
    214. Get The Balance Right – Depeche Mode
    215. Spirit In The Sky – Doctor And The Medics
    216. Life In A Northern Town – Dream Academy
    217. Hard Knock Life – Dr Evil
    218. Hotel California – The Eagles
    219. Blue – Eiffel 65
    220. Learning To Fly – Pink Floyd
    221. Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
    222. Disconnected – Face To Face
    223. Vienna Calling – Falco
    224. Money Grabber – Fitz and the Tantrums
    225. Wishing I Had A Picture Of You – Flock Of Seagulls
    226. This Is A Call (or I’ll Stick Around) – Foo Fighters
    227. Surrender – Cheap Trick
    228. Summer In The City – The Loving Spoonful
    229. For What Its Worth – Buffalo Springfield
    230. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
    231. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
    232. Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
    233. Friday – Rebecca Black
    234. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
    235. Midnight City – M83
    236. Thriller – MJ
    237. Kick Start My Heart – Motley Crue
    238. Opportunities – Pet Shop Boys
    239. Disturbia – Rhianna
    240. Tom Sawyer – Rush
    241. Dreamtime – The Heart Throbs
    242. Your Love – The Outfield
    243. Dead Leaves – White Stripes
    244. Vertigo – U2
    245. Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox
    246. Cry Little Sister – Gerard McMann
    247. Heart Of The Dinosaur
    248. Lets Go Crazy – Prince
    249. If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
    250. Los Angeles – Frank Black
    251. Misunderstanding – Genesis
    252. Right Down The Line – Gerry Rafferty
    253. Vow – Garbage
    254. Care Free Highway – Gordon Lightfoot
    255. Summer Nights – Grease
    256. The Angel Song – Great White
    257. Love Plus One – Haircut 100
    258. I Feel Better – Hot Chip
    259. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
    260. I Get Around (or God Only Knows) – Beach Boys
    261. Miracles – Jefferson Airplane
    262. Bitter – Jennifer Harding
    263. Stepping Out – Joe Jackson
    264. Lifes Been Good – Joe Walsh
    265. No Such Thing – John Mayer
    266. Only Solutions – Journey
    267. Love Will Tear Us Apart – joy Division
    268. Mortal Kombat theme
    269. Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas (ft. Tonya Jaynes)
    270. Kids In America – Kim Wilde
    271. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
    272. Heaven Beside You – Alice In Chains
    273. Say You Say Me – Lionel Richie
    274. Type – Living Colour
    275. Loving Every Minute Of It – Loverboy
    276. Express Yourself – Madonna
    277. Mighty Quinn – Manfred Mann
    278. Tears Run Rings – Marc Almond
    279. Chariots Of Fire theme
    280. Valerie Loves Me – Material Issue
    281. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
    282. Mental Hopscotch – Missing Persons
    283. Kill Your Television – Neds Atomic Dustbin
    284. Old Man (or Rockin In The Free World) – Neil Young
    285. Suite Judy Blue Eyes – CSN
    286. 99 Luftballons – Nena
    287. Not My Slave – Oingo Boingo
    288. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn And John
    289. Major Tom – Peter Schilling
    290. Pole Position – TV Cartoon theme
    291. I Love LA – Randy Newman
    292. Lay It Down – Ratt
    293. Tommy The Cat – Primus
    294. Send Me An Angel – Real Life
    295. We’re All Alone – Rita Coolidge
    296. Somebodys Watching Me – Rockwell
    297. I Cant Explain – Scorpions
    298. Hot Problems – Double Take
    299. This Corrosion – Sisters Of Mercy
    300. I Remember You – Skid Row
    301. Rubberband Man – Spinners
    302. Janitor – Suburban Lawns
    303. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band
    304. Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan
    305. Rock The Casbah – The Clash
    306. Metropolis – The Church
    307. Killing An Arab – The Cure
    308. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast
    309. Punk Rock Girl – The Dead Milkmen
    310. Open Your Eyes – The Lords Of The New Church
    311. Words Of Love – The Mamas and The Papas
    312. California Sun – The Rivieras
    313. Make A Circuit With Me – The Polecats
    314. Eyes Of A Stranger – The Payolas
    315. Shoplifters Of The World – The Smiths
    316. Free Yourself – The Untouchables
    317. Stop This Car – The Woodentops
    318. The Night The Lights Went Out – Vicki Lawrence
    319. Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight
    320. Don’t Lets Start – They Might Be Giants
    321. Woodpeckers From Space – Video Kids
    322. Turn The Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson
    323. Add It Up – Violent Femmes
    324. Graduation – Vitamin C
    325. Monkey – Wham
    326. Dear God – XTC

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *