20 Inspiring English Songs That Will Fire You Up With Motivation

20 Inspiring English Songs That Will Fire You Up With Motivation

Motivation is the ultimate fuel to drive life. And keeping a track of its unlimited supply can be a hard job. It is what gets the youth going in the path towards success. I have always experienced the invincible power of good music especially how it affects today’s youth.  Its power is limitless and unimaginable. All of us go through so many things on a daily basis from coping up with anxious thoughts to surviving a boring day when everyone might seem distant. Don’t worry good music can do wonders! It can instantly uplift your mood no matter how much demotivated you feel. I have made you a list of 20 Inspirational English songs that I hope will help you to get through!

1. We are the Champions by Queen

Meaning of “We Are the Champions” by Queen - Song Meanings and Facts

“I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face

But I’ve come through…”

We all have our share of bad days, isn’t it? But we do come out of it, stronger than ever. Queen in this inspiring song says that we all are champions and we will and must keep fighting till the end. It will not be easy but we should keep faith in ourselves and move forward!

2. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers) -  YouTube

“Don’t stop believing;

Hold on to the feelin’

Streetlights, people…”

This song will motivate you to hold onto that beautiful yet sparkling feeling that you feel at the beginning of everything good! This inspiring song tells you to remember that and how it felt. Giving up is always easy but if you just remember why you started at the first place, it will definitely help you to hold it still.

3. Lose yourself by Eminem

Eminem - Lose Yourself (Lyrics) - YouTube

“You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime…”

If this song doesn’t motivate you on a day when everything seems to go wrong, we don’t know what will! This Academy Award winning song is all about not giving up easily. Why not make every opportunity that comes to our way count?

4. We will rock you by Queen

Meaning of "We Will Rock You" by Queen - Song Meanings and Facts

Without this song this list would have been incomplete! C’mon! “Buddy, you’re a young man, hard

man shouting in the street, gonna take on the world someday, you got blood on your face, you big

disgrace, waving your banner all over the place, we will, we will rock you, sing it!” This song will

definitely pump you up and don’t forget to head bang while you groove to this song!

5. Save the World by Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia Save The World Album Cover Sticker

“Who’s gonna save the world tonight?

Who’s gonna bring you back to life?

We’re gonna make it, you and I

We’re gonna save the world tonight…”

Who is going to save the world, if not us! This motivational English song tells us to act, to dream for a better world. At the end of the day what matters are our dreams, our plans and the actions we take in order to fulfil them!

6. It’s My Life by Bon Jovi

It's My Life Lyrics - Bon Jovi - All Song Lyrics

“It’s my life

It’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive…”

How many of us are actually living? This song by Bon Jovi is a reminder for those people, it tells you to live truly while you are alive. It inspires you to take action, to voice your opinion rather than just being another face in the crowd!

It is your life, you got it!

7. Not Afraid by Eminem

Eminem: Not Afraid (Video 2010) - IMDb

“I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid (yeah)

To take a stand…”

Do whatever you do for yourself! No matter what others might think of you. This rap by Eminem takes you through so many things, it motivates you on so many levels! This inspiring song makes you come out stronger.

8. Imagine by John Lennon - John Lennon - Imagine 1 track single Mont Blanc / Apple /  Parlophone (no pen) - auction details

“You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one…”

John Lennon asks us to imagine a world without the complexities, there will be no heaven or hell, no country, no religion, no hatred, no possessions. Ah! Won’t it be so great and peaceful? Why not let’s dream of a world with Lennon that is above everything!

9. Get up Stand up by Bob Marley

Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up – PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop  Culture

“Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights

Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight …”

This song is considered to be one of the most motivational English songs ever made. This song tells you to stand up and fight. It tells you to gather courage and to not give up, make sure to keep moving.

And don’t forget, it’s not over yet!

10. Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

Mcferrin, Bobby - Don't Worry Be Happy - Music

“In every life we have some trouble

But when you worry you make it double

Don’t worry, be happy”

This song will instantly cool you down and make you feel so much better! This one with its groovy rhythm can definitely be said that it is the epitome of hope and optimism.

And honey, why worry when you can be happy!

11. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

The Story Behind The Beatles' “Here Comes the Sun” - YouTube

“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…”

Procrastinate much? Don’t. Yes, the process may be slow and daunting but you will definitely reach the destination. Success might not come in one day but it will definitely come some day!

12. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong


“The bright blessed day

The dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world…”

Why to focus on only the bad things in the world. The world is like a rainbow, full of colours, can’t we just focus on it instead of the clouds! Let’s take in every bit of this wonderful world. This song is full of positivity that tells you to give up on the negativity and instead focus on what’s captivating!

13. Born This Way by Lady Gaga.

Born This Way Album Cover By Lady Gaga | Pure Music

“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far,

Listen to me when I say

I’m beautiful in my way…”

Embrace who you are. There can be days when one can easily dwell in self-doubt and this empowering song is for those days. It tells you to take into cognition the way you are, you are amazing, you are unique, you were born this way!

14. I Don’t Wanna Wait by Paula Cole

Paula Cole - I Don't Want To Wait (1996, CD) | Discogs

“I don’t want to wait

For our lives to be over

I want to know right now

What will it be

I don’t want to wait

For our lives to be over

Will it be yes or will it be sorry?…”

Why wait for something to be done when you can do it right now? This beautiful song in the melodious voice of Paula Cole tells you to act now, why put up your dreams for some other time.

Better now than never, huh?

15. Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself by Jess Glynne

Don't be so hard on yourself. –

“Let’s go back to simplicity

I feel like I’ve been missing me

Was not who I’m supposed to be…”

We often blame ourselves for things that are not even our faults, we don’t forget neither we forgive; we somehow don’t let that go. This song tells us to unleash that negativity and to let it float away.

16. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Wikipedia

“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…”

This song’s inspiring lyrics tells you that the struggle you are a part of will only make you stronger.

This song will definitely uplift your spirits and tell you to fight your demons by keeping your head strong!

17. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor on Amazon Music -

“Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive

I’ve got all my life to live…”

This beautifully penned down song is all about moving on, moving on from things and people who did you wrong. It tells you how strong you are, how capable you are to love and be loved. You will survive, just keep your head strong, held up high and you can face everything!

18. The Show Must Go on’ by Queen

Freddie Mercury – Queen – The Show Must Go On – Cover – Alyona Yarushina –  Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy - YouTube

“Inside my heart is breaking,

My makeup may be flaking,

But my smile, still, stays on…”

Is this the third song by Queen in our list? Come on! Queen is after all the Queen!

We all are in a process of continuous learning, you might fail and everything might seem pointless at times but keep that smile on your face and just say, “The show must go on!”

19. The Fire by The Roots and John Legend.

John Legend / The Roots - Wake Up! | Releases | Discogs

“There’s something in your heart and it’s in your eyes

It’s the fire, inside you let it burn…”

What an inspiring song! This song tells you to let the fire inside you burn and to work harder. Be the champion always; also be more than average and remember that giving up is never an option!

20. Rise Up by Andra Day.

Andra Day - Rise Up [Audio] | Songs, Music songs, Good music

“And you can’t find the fighter

But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out

And move mountains…”

This is one of the inspirational English songs that will surely light the desire to take action within you.

Sung by Andra Day, this song voices hope and tells you to have the courage to stand up. To do what is right. We are all fighters, we are powerful and we can move mountains if we all rise up.

Rise and shine, people!