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.

We have chosen English songs as well as Spanish, French and even German.

The playlist for motivational songs:

  1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  2. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  3. Sobreviviré – Monica Naranjo (Spanish)
  4. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  5. Beautiful Day – U2
  6. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  7. Hall Of Fame – The Script
  8. Get up Stand up – Bob Marley
  9. Another Sunny Day – Belle and Sebastian
  10. I’m Still Standing, Elton John
  11. I’ll Be There for You (Theme From ‘Friends’) – The Rembrandts
  12. The Strokes – ‘You Only Live Once’
  13. Oasis – ‘Live Forever’
  14. The Funeral – Band of Horses
  15. Harder, Better, Faster – Daft Punk
  16. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  17. “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters
  18. Times Like These – Foo Fighters
  19. Missy Elliott – ‘Get Ur Freak On’
  20. Can’t hold us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)
  21. Can’t stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  22. Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons
  23. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  24. Arcade Fire – ‘Ready to Start’
  25. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  26. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
  27. Everlong – Foo Fighters
  28. Halfway Gone – Lifehouse
  29. Now I’m here – Queen
  30. Survivor, Destiny’s Child featuring Da Brat
  31. Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay
  32. One Day, Matisyahu
  33. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  34. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  35. Rise Up, Andra Day
  36. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  37. What a Wonderful World –  Louis Armstrong
  38. Dream On, Aerosmith
  39. Way Back When – Kodaline
  40. Sanctury – Welshly Army
  41. All I Want – Kodaline
  42. Le Début de la suite – Bénabar
  43. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  44. Wavin’ Flag (Celebration Mix), K’naan
  45. Drake – Started At The Bottom
  46. Firework, Katy Perry
  47. Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  48. Heroes – David Bowie
  49. Dance with Somebody – Mando Diao
  50. Jubel – Klingande
  51. Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann – Nena
  52. This is the Life – Amy MacDonald
  53. The Jam – ‘Going Underground’
  54. Wouldn’t it be Nice – The Beach Boys
  55. Beyonce – Run The World
  56. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To?
  57. Pyramid, Charice/Jake Zyrus featuring Iyaz
  58. Doves – There Goes The Fear
  59. House Of Pain –Jump Around
  60. Drive, Incubus
  61. It’s the Final Countdown, Europe
  62. Legendary – Welshly Army
  63. Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool
  64. One Day – Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
  65. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred

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 – Coldplay

‘Cause you’re a sky, ’cause you’re a sky full of stars
I’m gonna give you my heart
‘Cause you’re a sky, ’cause you’re a sky full of stars
‘Cause you light up the path
I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
I don’t care if you do ooh ooh
‘Cause in a sky, ’cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you
‘Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
Such a heavenly view
You’re such a heavenly view

32. One Day – Matisyahu

See everybody that’s existing
Got a mind of their own
We’re all Kings and Queens
With a throne of our own
Tryin to raise a family
Is an empty home
We got to learn to stick together
Hate to be here alone
‘Cause the world is a place
That will eat you alive in one day
Said the world is a place
That you can’t survive without faith

Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around
Because

33. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

I stay out too late
Got nothing in my brain
That’s what people say, mmm-mmm
That’s what people say, mmm-mmm

I go on too many dates [chuckle]
But I can’t make them stay
At least that’s what people say, mmm-mmm
That’s what people say, mmm-mmm

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music
In my mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”

34. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
Drifting through a summer breeze
It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease
A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark

Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
(Satisfy me) Satisfy me baby (Satisfy me)
Come on baby I’m tired of talking
Grab your coat and let’s start walking
Come on, come on (Come on, come on)
Come on, come on (Come on, come on)
Come on, come on (Come on, come on)

35. Rise Up – Andra Day

You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousands times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

36. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Once upon a time not so long ago

Tommy used to work on the docks, union’s been on strike
He’s down on his luck, it’s tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day working for her man
She brings home her pay, for love, for love

She says, we’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love
We’ll give it a shot

Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Tommy’s got his six-string in hock
Now he’s holding in what he used to make it talk
So tough, it’s tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night, Tommy whispers
Baby, it’s okay, someday

37. What a Wonderful World –  Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”

38. Dream On – Aerosmith

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay

I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it’s true, oh
All these feelings come back to you

39. Way Back When – Kodaline

We never had that much to do
So we just lay around in someone’s house
Someday I’ll have it all again
Just like way back when

Back then we’d sleep until the afternoon
And we’d just get up and go outside
Open a window, let the breeze blow in
Forget everything

Yea, those will be the days that I will be missing
When I’m old and when I’m gray and when I stop working
I hope that I can say
When all my days are done
We were just having fun

Well we’d go drinking in the afternoon
Lie out on the grass, so fall asleep
Oh will I ever see that girl again?
The girl from way back when

Yea, we used to share a cigarette
And throw together everything we had
And then you’re driving in my parents’ car
And loving straight til you fall

40. Sanctuary – Welshly Army

When the darkness don’t let you sleep
I’ma hold you close
And when space is all you need
I can let you go
And if the spark in your eye goes out
I can be your glow
Bringing you home, yeah
Bringing you home

I see your hurt, I feel your pain
All of our dirt is washed in the rain
I’ve walked that road, I’ve felt that shame
No place is home but times, they are changin’

This is our sanctuary
We can find shelter and peace
This is our sanctuary
You are, you are safe with me
This is our sanctuary
We can find shelter and peace
This is our sanctuary
You are, you are safe with me

41. All I Want – Kodaline

All I want is nothing more
To hear you knocking at my door
‘Cause if I could see your face once more
I could die as a happy man I’m sure

When you said your last goodbye
I died a little bit inside

I lay in tears in bed all night
Alone without you by my side
But If you loved me
Why did you leave me

Take my body
Take my body
All I want is
All I need is
To find somebody
I’ll find somebody

42. Le Début de la suite – Bénabar

Les aiguilles de la montre ne tournent que dans un sens
Quand on la remonte c’est encore pour qu’elle avance
C’est le début de la suite
Pourquoi lire à l’envers un calendrier?

Le journal d’hier aux nouvelles périmées?
C’est le début de la suite

En avant, en avant la fuite, en avant, t’inquiètes pas petite
Demain est un autre jour, toujours
Le début de la suite
Pourquoi courir derrière des trains partis d’puis des années

On arrivera jamais à l’heure aux rendez-vous qu’on a ratés
C’est le début de la suite

En avant, en avant la fuite, en avant, t’inquiètes pas petite
Demain est un autre jour, toujours
Le début de la suite

43. Hello Hurricane – Switchfoot

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, I’ve been watching the skies
They’ve been turning blood red
Not a doubt in my mind anymore

There’s a storm up ahead
Hello hurricane
You’re not enough
Hello hurricane
You can’t silence my love
I’ve got doors and windows boarded up
All your dead end fury is not enough
You can’t silence my love
Oh (my love)

Oh
Everything I have I count as loss
Everything I have is stripped away
Before I started building
I counted up these costs
There’s nothing left for you to take away

44. Wavin’ Flag (Celebration Mix) – K’naan

when i get older
i will bestronger
they’ll call me freedom
just like a wavin flag
when i get older
i will be stronger
they’ll call me freedom
just like a wavin flag
and then it goes back
and then it goes back
and then it goes back
ahhho ahhho ahhho
born to a throne
stronger than rome
but violent prone
poor people zone
but its my home
all i have known
where i got grown
streets we would roam
out of the darkness
i came the farthest
among the hardest survive
learn form these streets
it can be bleak
accept no defeet
surrender retreat
(so we struggling)
fighting to eat
(and we wondering)
when we will be free
so we patiently wait
for that faithful day
its not far away
but for now we say
when i get older
i will be stronger
they’ll call me freedom
just like a wavin flag

45. Started At The Bottom – Drake

Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin’ here
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team fuckin’ here

I done kept it real from the jump
Livin’ at my momma’s house, we’d argue every month
Nigga, I was tryna get it on my own
Workin’ all night, traffic on the way home
And my uncle callin’ me, like, “Where you at?
I gave you the keys, told you bring it right back”
Nigga, I just think it’s funny how it goes
Now I’m on the road, half a million for a show, and we

46. Firework – Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting thought the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

47. Viva la Vida – Coldplay

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning, I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you go there was never, never a honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

48. Heroes – David Bowie

I
I will be king
And you
You will be queen
Though nothing
Will drive them away
We can beat them
Just for one day
We can be heroes
Just for one day

And you
You can be mean
And I
I’ll drink all the time
‘Cause we’re lovers
And that is a fact
Yes, we’re lovers
And that is that

49. Dance with Somebody – Mando Diao

Rag your ride be home
Learn to sing alone
To the music
To the music

Rag your arms and shake
On a stone as babe
To the music
To the music

I’m fallin’ in love with your favorite song
I’m gonna sing it all night long
I’m gonna dance with somebody

Dance with somebody
Dance
Dance
Dance

50. Jubel – Klingande

Save me, save me, save me

You think I don’t laugh
Oh, do things I can like so
Why are we losing time?
I don’t want to get up oh
Bring me what I need so
Why are we losing time?

Save me

One, two, three, four
You think I don’t laugh
Oh, do things I can like so
Why are we losing time?

51. Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann – Nena

Im Sturz durch Raum und Zeit
Richtung Unendlichkeit
Fliegen Motten in das Licht
Genau wie du und ich

Irgendwie fängt irgendwann
Irgendwo die Zukunft an
Ich warte nicht mehr lang
Liebe wird aus Mut gemacht
Denk nicht lange nach
Wir fahren auf Feuerrädern
Richtung Zukunft durch die Nacht

Gib mir die Hand
Ich bau dir ein Schloss aus Sand
Irgendwie irgendwo irgendwann
Die Zeit ist reif für ein bisschen Zärtlichkeit

Irgendwie irgendwo irgendwann
Im Sturz durch Zeit und Raum
Erwacht aus einem Traum
Nur ein kurzer Augenblick
Dann kehrt die Nacht zurück

Irgendwie fängt irgendwann
Irgendwo die Zukunft an
Ich warte nicht mehr lang
Liebe wird aus Mut gemacht
Denk nicht lange nach
Wir fahren auf Feuerrädern
Richtung Zukunft durch die Nacht

52. This is the Life – Amy MacDonald

Oh the wind whistles down
The cold dark street tonight
And the people they were dancing
To the music vibe

And the boys chase the girls, with curls in their hair
While the shocked too many sit way over there
And the songs get louder each one better than before

And you singing the song thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go, where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep tonight?
And you singing the song thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go, where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep tonight?
Where you gonna sleep tonight

So you’re heading down the road in your taxi for 4
And you’re waiting outside jimmy’s front door
But nobody’s in and nobody’s home till 4
So you’re sitting there with nothing to do
Talking about Robert Ragger and his 1 leg crew
And where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep tonight?

53. Going Underground – The Jam

Some people might say my life is in a rut
But I’m quite happy with what I got
People might say that I should strive for more
But I’m so happy I can’t see the point
Somethings happening here today
A show of strength with your boys brigade
And I’m so happy and you’re so kind
You want more money of course I don’t mind
To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes

And the public gets what the public wants
But I want nothing this societys got
I’m going underground (going underground)
Well the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going underground (going underground)
Well let the boys all sing and the boys all shout for tomorrow

Some people might get some pleasure out of hate
Me, I’ve enough already on my plate
People might need some tension to relax
Me, I’m too busy dodging between the flak

54. Wouldn’t it be Nice – The Beach Boys

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long?
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong?

You know it’s gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new?
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through?

Happy times together we’ve been spending
I wish that every kiss was never ending
Oh, wouldn’t it be nice?

55. Run The World – Beyoncé

Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls we run this motha, girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

56. Do You Want To? – Franz Ferdinand

Oh I woke up tonight I said I
I’ve gotta make somebody love me
I’ve gotta make somebody love me
And now I know, now I know, now I know, I know that is you
You’re lucky lucky you’re so lucky

Well do ya? do ya do ya want to?
Well do ya? do ya do ya want to?
Want to go where I’ve never let you before

Well do ya? do ya do ya want to?
Well do ya? do ya do ya want to?

Want to go where I’ve never let you before?
Well he’s a friend and he’s so proud of you
He’s a friend and I knew him before you, oh yeah

57. Pyramid – Charice

Shawty’s love is like a pyramid
We stand together ’til the very end
There’ll never be another love for sure
Iyaz and Charice let we go

Stones
Heavy like the love you’ve shown
Solid as the ground we’ve known
And I just wanna carry on
We took it from the bottom up
And even in a desert storm
Sturdy as a rock, we hold
Wishing every moment froze
Now I just wanna let you know

Earthquakes can’t shake us
Cyclones can’t break us
Hurricanes can’t take away our love
Pyramid, we built this on a solid rock
It feels just like it’s heaven’s touch
Together at the top
(At the top, baby)

Like a pyramid
And even when the wind is blowing
We’ll never fall, just keep on going
Forever we will stay
Like a pyramid

58. There Goes The Fear – Doves

Out of here
We’re out of here
Out of heartache
Along with fear
There goes the fear again
There goes the fear

And cars speed fast
Out of here
And life goes past
Again so near
There goes the fear again
There goes the fear

Close your brown eyes
And lay down next to me
Close your eyes, lay down
‘Cause there goes the fear
Let it go

You turn around and life’s passed you by
You look to ones you love
To ask them why?
You look to those you love
To justify
You turned around and life’s
Passed you by
Passed you by, again

59. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”

Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin
I came to win, battle me that’s a sin
I won’t ever slack up, punk you better back up
Try and play the role and yo the whole crew’ll act up
Get up, stand up (c’mon!) see’mon throw your hands up
If you’ve got the feeling, jump across the ceiling
Muggs lifts a funk flow, someone’s talking junk
Yo I bust him in the eye, and then I’ll take the punk’s hoe
Feelin’, funkin’, amps in the trunk and I got more rhymes
Than there’s cops at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop
Sho’ nuff, I got props
From the kids on the hill plus my mom and my pops
I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seat and jump around!

Jump around!
Jump around!
Jump around!
Jump up, jump up and get down!
Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! (Everybody jump)

60. Drive, Incubus

Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear
Take the wheel and steer

It’s driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I am beginning to find
That I should be the one behind the wheel

Whatever tomorrow brings
I’ll be there with open arms and open eyes

Whatever tomorrow brings
I’ll be there, I’ll be there

So if I decide to waiver my chance
To be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine
And hold my own and drive?

61. It’s the Final Countdown, Europe

We’re leaving together,
But still it’s farewell
And maybe we’ll come back
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We’re leaving ground (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the same again?

It’s the final countdown
The final countdown

Oh

We’re heading for Venus (Venus)
And still we stand tall
‘Cause maybe they’ve seen us (seen us)
And welcome us all, yeah
With so many light years to go
And things to be found (to be found)
I’m sure that we’ll all miss her so
It’s the final countdown

The final countdown
The final countdown
The final countdown
Oh

62. Legendary – Welshly Army

Take a look around me
Taking pages from a magazine
Been looking for the answer
Ever since we were seventeen

You know the truth can be a weapon
To fight this world of ill intentions
A new answer to the same question
How many times will you learn the same lesson?

I think they got it all wrong
We just got to hold on
And on, and on, and on

‘Cause we’re gonna be legends
Gonna get their attention
What we’re doing here ain’t just scary
It’s about to be legendary
Yeah we’re gonna be legends
Gonna teach ’em all a lesson
Got this feeling that we’re so sweet caring
It’s about to be legendary

63. Friendly Fires – ‘Jump In The Pool’

Inner city sky rise over town at night
You pushed me to the top floor
So we could see the sights

I could tell that you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool
I looked at you I knew you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool

I push out, I breathe in
A stillness turning away
Don’t look back, don’t pretend
We’ll never take control again

We’re falling beyond the horizon
And only the water remains
The fear is falling away

64. One Day – Asaf Avidan & The Mojos

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don’t laugh and I don’t cry
I don’t think about you all the time
But when I do I wonder why

You had to go out of my door
And leave just like you did before
I know I said that I was sure
But rich men can’t imagine poor

One day baby, we’ll be old
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we’ll be old
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

65. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred

I’m too sexy for my love
Too sexy for my love
Love’s going to leave me

I’m too sexy for my shirt
Too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts
And I’m too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan
New York, and Japan
I’m too sexy for your party
Too sexy for your party
No way I’m disco dancing

‘Cause I’m a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah, on the catwalk
On the catwalk, yeah
I shake my little tush on the catwalk

I’m too sexy for my car
Too sexy for my car
Too sexy by far
And I’m too sexy for my hat
Too sexy for my hat
What do you think about that?

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