Music has the power to do remarkable things. The songs we listen to have the power to inspire us to do better, lift our spirits up when we are down and even teach us to appreciate the beauty around us.
There are a multitude of inspirational songs out there and it can be difficult to find the songs that truly speak to you. Fret not, we got your back!
Here are 6 inspirational songs from both international and local shores to keep you motivated.
1. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger’
Sung by American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, the song is a quintessential tune to listen to when one is down and need the strength to move on or even after a bad break up or having faced some form of rejection.
In the tune, Kelly sings – “think you left me broken down, think that I’d come running back, Baby you don’t know me, ‘cause you’re dead wrong.”
2. Miley Cyrus, ‘The Climb’
Failure is an essential part of success. In fact, it is the stepping stone to success. Miley Cyrus acknowledges the importance of failure in this song. In fact, she embraces it and accepts the fact that success is a journey. In her own words – “there’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle. Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.”
“Ain’t about how fast I get there, ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side, it’s the climb.”
3. Pink, ‘Try’
Remember as a little kid, we were always told to dream big? That you can do anything you put your mind to? That’s true, but it doesn’t mean the journey is going to be smooth sailing. In fact, it’s going to a whirlwind experience. Nevertheless, struggles are part and parcel of the process.
“Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned. But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You gotta get up and try, and try, and try.”
4. Paperplane Pursuit, ‘Who’s Gonna Stop Me Now?’
In life, we will inevitably encounter people who don’t believe in us and put us down. Bottom line is, never give in to naysayers. Believe in yourself and your capabilities!
“They said, they said, you’re not gonna make it. Look at me now, Can’t hold me down. Face it, face it, you’re not gonna break me. Can’t stop me now, can’t bring me down. Said it, I said it. Who’s gonna stop me?!”
5. Yuna, ‘Live Your Life’
In this day and age, where social media reigns supreme, we tend to filter our true identity in order to fit in the box. However, we fail to realise that it is our flaws that makes us beautiful and unique.
Yuna embraces the power of individuality in her lyrics. “Find your light. Don’t hide from what you are and rise before you fall. In hope for something more. Live if you really want to. Live if you really want to.”
6. Man Bai, ‘Kau Ilhamku’ (You Are My Inspiration)
A classic Malaysian tune, this song highlights the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people.
“Izinkan ku mencuri khayalan denganmu, Maafkanlah oh…Andai lagu ini Mengganggu ruangan hidupmu, Kau senyumlah oh…, Sekadar memori kita di arena ini, Kau ilham ku (Izinkan ku mencuri bayangan wajahmu)…”
Please let me steal the shadow of your face, Please let me steal a fantasy with you, Forgive me..ohh..If this song is in your space, Please smile…ohh, Just for a memory, Since we’re in this arena, You’re my inspiration..
*Featured image sourced from Techcoffees