64 Motivational Songs [year] - A Playlist against tough times and lift up your spirit

64 Motivational Songs 2021 – A Playlist against tough times and lift up your spirit

Do you need some fun, motivational songs to uplift your spirit? We hear and feel you. So after listening to a few very great evergreens in the radio, we thought it would be cool to have a playlist covering this topic.

So here we go. This list will be updated as we go. For now, we have found 64 epic songs for motivation in sport, the gym, studying, in life, at work, at home, you name it.

We have already published the absolute best travel songs out there. For the entrepreneur, here is our collection of the worlds best business quotes.

We have chosen English songs as well as Spanish, French and even German. At the end of the article, you will find the full list with all the names of all the songs + the Spotify playlist.

Songs for Motivation

It is time to share the best, motivational songs on planet earth. We have collected uplifting and motivating songs along with their lyrics.

1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And so you’re back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have made you leave your key
If I’d known for just one second you’d be back to bother me
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 hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
I will survive, hey, hey

2. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want

You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, ’cause you’re dead wrong

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone

3. Sobreviviré – Monica Naranjo (Spanish)

Tengo el ansia de la juventud
Tengo miedo, lo mismo que tú
Y cada amanecer me derrumbo al ver
La puta realidad
No hay en el mundo, no
Nadie más frágil que yo

Pelo acrílico, cuero y tacón
Maquillaje hasta en el corazón
Y al anochecer vuelve a florecer
Lúbrica la ciudad
No hay en el mundo, no
Nadie más dura que yo
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Debo sobrevivir, mintiéndome

Taciturna me hundí en aquel bar
Donde un ángel me dijo al entrar
“Ven y elévate como el humo azul
No sufras más amor”
Y desgarrándome
Algo en mi vida cambió

Sobreviviré
Buscaré un hogar
Entre los escombros de mi soledad

4. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights, people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on

5. Beautiful Day – U2

You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You’re lovin’ this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you

6. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds ’til we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the tiger

 

7. Hall Of Fame – The Script

Yeah, you could be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest

You could beat the world
You could beat the war
You could talk to God, go banging on his door

You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself

Standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

You could go the distance
You could run the mile
You could walk straight through hell with a smile

8. Get up Stand up – Bob Marley

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Preacher man, don’t tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don’t know
What life is really worth
It’s not all that glitters is gold
‘Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh
Stand up for your rights, come on

9. Another Sunny Day – Belle and Sebastian

Another sunny day, I met you up in the garden
You were digging plants, I dug you, beg your pardon
I took a photograph of you in the herbaceous border
It broke the heart of men and flowers and girls and trees

Another rainy day, we’re trapped inside with a train set
Chocolate on the boil, steamy windows when we met
You’ve got the attic window looking out on the cathedral
And on a Sunday evening bells ring out in the dusk

Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football
We’re playing for our lives the referee gives us fuck all
I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines
Your dark mascara bids me to historical deeds

Everybody’s gone you picked me up for a long drive
We take the tourist route the nights are light until midnight
We took the evening ferry over to the peninsula
We found the avenue of trees went up to the hill
That crazy avenue of trees, I’m living there still

10. I’m Still Standing – Elton John

You could never know what it’s like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there’s a cold lonely light that shines from you
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win
Well look at me, I’m coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I’m still standing you just fade away

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

11. I’ll Be There for You (Theme From ‘Friends’) – The Rembrandts

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke
Your love life’s D.O.A
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

You’re still in bed at ten
And work began at eight
You’ve burned your breakfast, so far
Things are going great
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world has brought
You down to your knees and

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

12. You Only Live Once – The Strokes

Some people think they’re always right
Others are quiet and uptight
Others they seem so very nice nice nice nice (oh-ho)
Inside they might feel sad and wrong (oh no)

Twenty-nine different attributes
Only seven that you like
Twenty ways to see the world (oh-ho)
Twenty ways to start a fight (oh-ho)

Oh don’t don’t don’t get up
I can’t see the sunshine
I’ll be waiting for you, baby
‘Cause I’m through
Sit me down
Shut me up
I’ll calm down
And I’ll get along with you

13. Live Forever – Oasis

Oh yeah

Maybe I don’t really wanna know
How your garden grows
‘Cause I just wanna fly
Lately, did you ever feel the pain
In the morning rain
As it soaks you to the bone?

Maybe I just wanna fly
Wanna live, I don’t wanna die
Maybe I just wanna breathe
Maybe I just don’t believe
Maybe you’re the same as me

We see things they’ll never see
You and I are gonna live forever
I said maybe I don’t really wanna know
How your garden grows
‘Cause I just wanna fly
Lately, did you ever feel the pain
In the morning rain
As it soaks you to the bone?

14. The Funeral – Band of Horses

I’m coming up only to hold you under
I’m coming up only to show you wrong
And to know you is hard, we wonder
To know you, all wrong we were

Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh

Really too late to call, so
We wait for
Morning to wake you, that’s all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong, they were

At every occasion, I’ll be ready for the funeral
Every occasion, once more, it’s called the funeral
Every occasion, know I’m ready for the funeral
Every occasion, oh, one billion-day funeral

I’m coming up only to show you down, for
I’m coming up only to show you wrong

15. Harder, Better, Faster – Daft Punk

Work it
Make it
Do it
Makes us

Harder
Better
Faster
Stronger

More than
Hour
Our
Never

Ever
After
Work is
Over

Work it
Make it
Do it
Makes us

16. Wake Me Up – Avicii

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

17. I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna make it happen
Tonight we’ll put all other things aside
Give in this time and show me some affection
We’re goin’ for those pleasures in the night

I want to love you, feel you
Wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
I just can’t get enough
And if you move real slow, I’ll let it go

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you

We shouldn’t even think about tomorrow
Sweet memories will last a long, long time
We’ll have a good time, baby, don’t you worry
And if we’re still playin’ around, boy, that’s just fine

18. Times Like These – Foo Fighters

I, I’m a one way motorway
I’m the one that drives away
Then follows you back home
I, I’m a street light shining
I’m a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

I, I’m a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

19. Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott

Headbanger. Hit Me, Hit Me, Hit Me, Hit Me
Yeah. Gimme Some New Shit
Yeah. Gimme Some New Shit
Yeah. Gimme Some New Shit
Yeah. Gimme Some New Shit
[Missy
Missy Be Puttin It Down, I’m The Hottest Round
I Told Y’all Mother(*Skurt*), Y’all Can’t Stop Me
Now
Listen To Me Now, I’m Lastin Twenty Rounds
And If You Want Me (Nigga) Then Come On Get Me Now
(Yes)
Is You With Me Now (Yes) Then Biggie Biggie Bounce
(Yes)
I Know You Dig The Way I Sw-Sw-Switch My Style
(Holla!!) People Sing Around (Yes)
Now People Gather Round, Now People Jump Around
[Chorus – Repeat 2x
Go, Get Your Freak On (*Repeat 6x*)
Go, Getcha Getcha Getcha Getcha Getcha Freak On

20. Can’t hold us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)

Ey ey, ey
Good to see you, c’mon let’s go
Yeah, let’s go
Alright, alright, okay, ah, alright, okay
Alright, okay

Return of the Mack’, get up, what it is, what it does, what it is, what it isn’t
Looking for a better way to get up out of bed
Instead of getting on the internet and checking a new hit
We get up, fresh out, pimp strut walking
Little bit of humble, little bit of cautious
Somewhere between like, Rocky and Cosby, sweater game
Nope, nope, y’all can’t copy that
Bad, moonwalkin’, this here, is our party

21. Can’t stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can’t stop, addicted to the shindig
Chop Top, he says I’m gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunct the pistol that you pay for
This punk, the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
East side lovers living on the west end
Knocked out but boy you better come to
Don’t die, you know the truth as some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burn so bright I wonder what the wave meant
White heat is screaming in the jungle
Complete the motion if you stumble
Go ask the dust for any answers
Come back strong with fifty belly dancers

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave, can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you?
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave, can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

22. Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons

Falling too fast to prepare for this
Tripping in the world could be dangerous
Everybody circling, it’s vulturous
Negative, nepotist

Everybody waiting for the fall of man
Everybody praying for the end of times
Everybody hoping they could be the one
I was born to run, I was born for this

Whip, whip
Run me like a racehorse
Pull me like a ripcord
Break me down and build me up
I wanna be the slip, slip
Word upon your lip, lip
Letter that you rip, rip
Break me down and build me up

23. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Here comes the sun, doo-dun doo-doo
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, doo-dun doo-doo
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

24. Ready to Start – Arcade Fire

The businessmen are drinking my blood
Like the kids in art school said they would
And I guess I’ll just begin again
You say, “can we still be friends?”

If I was scared
I would
And if I was bored
You know I would
And if I was yours
But I’m not

All the kids have always known
That the emperor wears no clothes
But they bow to down to him anyway
‘Cause it’s better than being alone

If I was scared
I would
And if I was bored
You know I would
And if I was yours
But I’m not

25. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I’m sure
And I just can’t wait till the day when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
‘Cause I just can’t wait ’til you write me you’re coming around

I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)

And don’t it feel good
Hey, alright now

And don’t it feel good, hey
I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it’s true
And I don’t want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you
Now I don’t want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back
And I want you to stay (Oh yeah now!)

26. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up ’cause you were born this way, baby

My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir

“There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are”
She said, “‘Cause he made you perfect, babe”
“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far,
Listen to me when I say”

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born this way (Born this way)

27. Everlong – Foo Fighters

Hello
I’ve waited here for you
Everlong
Tonight I throw myself in two
Out of the red
Out of her head she sang
Come down and waste away with me
Down with me
Slow, how you wanted it to be
I’m over my head
Out of her head she sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

28. Halfway Gone – Lifehouse

You were always hard to hold
So letting go ain’t easy
I’m hanging on but growing cold
While my mind is leaving
Talk, talk is cheap
Give me a word you can keep

‘Cause I’m halfway gone, and I’m on my way
And I’m feelin’, feelin’, feelin’ this way
‘Cause you’re halfway in, but don’t take too long
‘Cause I’m halfway gone, I’m halfway gone
Halfway gone, I’m halfway gone

You got one foot out the door
And choking on the other
Always think there’s something more
Is just around the corner
Talk, talk is cheap
Give me a word you can keep

‘Cause I’m halfway gone, and I’m on my way
And I’m feelin’, feelin’, feelin’ this way
‘Cause you’re halfway in, but don’t take too long
‘Cause I’m halfway gone, I’m halfway gone
If you want me out, then I’m on my way
And I’m feelin’, feelin’, I’m feelin’ this way

29. Now I’m here – Queen

Here I stand (here I stand)
Looked around, around, around, around, around
But you won’t see me (but you won’t see me)

Now I’m here (now I’m here)
Now I’m there (now I’m there)

I’m just a
Just a new man
Yes, you made me live again
Yeah!

A baby I was when you took my hand
The light of the night burned bright
The people all stared didn’t understand
But you knew my name on sight

30. Survivor – Destiny’s Child featuring Da Brat

Welcome to the wonderful world of Destiny’s Child
I’m Da Brat-tat-tat, my homeboy Den on the track
And we gon’ lay you flat on yo’ back
When the beat-boom-boom-pat-pat like that, yaheard me?
We comin’ in this game like some survivor’s
And we leavin’ this game like some survivor’s
So from now, until we dead and gone
We gon’ be some survivors, ya heard me?
Beyonce, where you at? Uh!

Now that you’re outta my life, I’m so much better
You thought that I’d be weak without ya, but I’m stronger
You thought that I’d be broke without ya, but I’m richer
You thought that I’d be sad without ya, I love harder
You thought I wouldn’t grow without ya, now I’m wiser!
You thought that I’d be helpless without ya but I’m smarter
You thought that I’d be stressed without ya, but I’m chillin’
You thought I wouldn’t sell without ya, sold nine million

31. Sky Full of Stars – Co