Top Songs for Empowerment & Inspiration
Whether it’s feeling more hopeful about the future, shifting your mind from negative to positive, finding the courage to pursue your biggest dream, finding a way through pain, or raising your vibes to be able to attract opportunities, music can help.
The beats and melodies can often be the antidotes to the things that are holding you back. Since our energy is created mostly from our emotions, when we direct those emotions to be positive, we can attract more good things into our lives. Each of these songs counteracts a real-life struggle many people can relate to and can help you with motivation daily so you can keep building the life of your dreams without letting negative emotions win.
Let’s get your playlist full of songs like these so you can live your best life, starting right now. Music has a considerable affect on our emotional state and can keep us moving in a positive direction. I’ve made a Spotify playlist called Daily Inspiration for Life that has all of these songs if you want to add it to your list and use it for inspiration for the day.
1. “Nightmare” by Halsey
This is not just a song about women’s empowerment. Full of inspirational lyrics like, “I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind,” remind us that we create our reality for ourselves.
This song is an anthem for those who have been through some tough relationships. Halsey really nails personal empowerment with lyrics like, “broke down and put myself back together again” and “I don’t owe you a god damn thing.” The music video is definitely worth a watch too!
2. “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Sometimes you just hear a song that stops you in your tracks. This song is about giving away the key to your happiness before realizing that you don’t have to do that anymore.
“I keep fighting voices in my head that say I’m not enough.”
For those who struggle with low self-esteem, this song offers a path to rediscover it. It speaks to that voice within that some may call God and others may call their soul. It reminds us to look deeper within and listen to the quiet whisper of the soul. Lauren Daigle reminds us in this song that we should look for our inner strength and love ourselves in order to overcome negative self-talk.
3. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
Another high energy women’s empowerment anthem that has taken the world by surprise is Lizzo’s humorous but powerful song, “Truth Hurts”.
Lizzo takes a realist’s view, “yeah I got boy problems that’s the human in me,” but she elevates it saying, “bling, bling, then I solve them, that’s the goddess in me.”
She paints a new normal with her direct lyrics, “you’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back, and that’s the sound of me not calling you back.” Whether you’re a man or woman, this song can activate your sense of independence and inner strength.
For those trying to get over someone or a breakup, this is your anthem. “I put the sing in single, I ain’t worried about a ring on my finger.” This song can help you celebrate yourself and your freedom.
4. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! At The Disco
When you first look at the lyrics of this song, you can see they go much deeper than surface level. It speaks of corruption and bluntly states “this world is full of demons.” But for those of you trying to stay inspired to walk the path less travelled, this song talks about it when it refers to leaving the stocks and bonds and bible traders for songwriting.
This song shows us how to stay focused on the positive and gives us that much-needed, deeper reminder that energy flows where attention goes. If you want to remind yourself that you create your reality, this song fits the bill. He says, “are you ready for the sequel? Cause I’m going to be the greatest.” He is spelling out the life he wants to live which is a common musical theme and creatively does so by saying, “everything’s coming up aces.”
This band channels the law of attraction and reveals how he visualizes to achieve success. He says, “if it’s a dream don’t wake me,” and finishes the song affirming, “hey look, mom, I made it.”
5. “Don’t Kill My Vibe” from Teen Spirit Soundtrack
For those of us trying to free ourselves from negative people in our lives, this song will help in a major way. It’s got high vibes and it’s power-packed with great lyrics.
Elle Fanning sings, “you speak to me like I’m a child,” and continues, “you think you’re so important to me, don’t you, but I wanted you to know that you don’t belong here.”
Essentially, “Don’t Kill My Vibe” gets deeper into the dynamics of unhealthy friendships, “You love to tear me down, you pick me apart, then build me up like I depend on you,” but she comes through loud and clear with the message, “don’t kill my vibe, don’t break my stride.” Also, give the movie a watch, it’s amazing!
6. “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco
This song is a great reminder of how we have to keep our vibes up to be successful.
Lyrics like this remind us to focus on what we desire in order to make it happen. It helps us see that keeping our vibes high leads us where we want to go.
“Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling, I was gonna be that one in a million.” If you’re looking for fun and inspiration, this song will help you expect great things so that you can manifest them.
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Hopefully, this playlist will help you use the tool of music and the inspiration and motivation that struck the artists writing them. You can add to this list when you find songs you feel moved by as well. See if you notice a difference if you start your day listening to this playlist. Maybe just hit play when you’re getting ready and see how your week is from listening to this magical mix first thing each day!
No matter how rocky the road you are walking today, we guarantee someone out there can relate too and has been through it. We can lean on each other through music and help ourselves through tough times that seem unbearable by using music to shift our emotions. There are many reasons why people spend so much time listening to music. The inspiration and empowerment we don’t find at work or in other places is the reason we will pack ourselves into a concert stadium.
As Bob Marley says, “let’s get together and feel alright.” Look at music as nutrition for your soul and watch as your life begins to shift.
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