Let’s face it, building up our brands is a daily grind.  Throughout the grind, there are going to be moments where inspiration is needed.  Where is a good place to turn?  Music!

To help you stay inspired, here is a list of the most inspirational songs on the market.  I’m 23 and on the lower half of the Under30CEO demographic, but I tried to provide songs to suit all genres. These songs combine meaningful lyrics with an upbeat sound.  You’re probably wondering, “Why 47? “.  Well, the majority of lists on the Internet are top 5, 10, 25, or 50.  So naturally, I went with 47!

Top 10

1.  Live Your Life – T.I.  [feat. Rihanna] – Download now

“But you know what, at the end of the road through all the adversity, if you can get where you wanted to be, you remember whatever don’t kill you make you stronger, and all of the adversity was worth it.”

2. Lose Yourself  – Eminem (Explicit) – Download now

“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment.  Would you capture it or just let it slip?”

3. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield – Download now

“Live your life with arms wide open.  Today is where your book begins.  The rest is still unwritten.”

4 . Empire State of Mind –  Jay-Z [feat. Alicia Keys] (explicit) – Download now

“New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of.  There’s nothin’ you can’t do.  Now you’re in New York.  These streets will make you feel brand new.  Big lights will inspire you.  Let’s hear it for New York”

5. Firework – Katy Perry – Download now

“You just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine.  Just own the night like the 4th of July.  ‘Cause baby you’re a firework.  Come on, show ’em what you’re worth.  Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”.  As you shoot across the sky-y-y”

6. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen  – Download now

“What would you wish you would’ve done.  Yeah, we gotta start. Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given.  If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking.  If every second counts on a clock that’s ticking, gotta live like we’re dying”

7. Billionaire – Travie Mccoy – Download now

“Oh every time I close my eyes.  I see my name in shining lights yeah.  A different city every night alright.  I swear the world better prepare.  For when I’m a billionaire”

8. Never Say Never – Justin Bieber – Download now

“And there’s just no turning back.  When your heart’s under attack  .Gonna give everything I have.  It’s my destiny.  I will never say never! “

9.  The Story of Your Life – Matthew West – Download now

“This is the story of your life.  You decide, how the rest is gonna read.  This is your chance between the lines, to redefine what kind of legacy you leave”

10.  One Step at a Time – Jordin Sparks – Download now

“You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet.  Wonder when and where and how you’re gonna make it. You know you can if you get the chance.”

Honorable Mention (In no particular order)

All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled  – Download now

“All I Do is win win win no matter what.  Got money on mind can never get it off.  And everytime I step up in the building, everybody hands go up.”

All the Above – Maino [feat. T-Pain] – Download now

“Really what do you see, when you looking at me? See me come up from nothing, to me living my dreams.”

Anyway – Martina McBride – Download now

“You can chase a dream, that seems so out of reach.  And you know it might not ever come your way.  Dream it anyway.”

Baby Girl – Sugarland  – Download now

“I know that I’m on my way.  Well, I can tell every time I play. An’ I know it’s worth all the dues I pay, when I can write to you and say: Dear Mom and Dad, I’ll send money. I’m so rich that it ain’t funny.”

Blink – Revive  – Download now

“Teach me to number my days, and count every moment before it slips away.  Taking all the colors before they fade to gray.  I don’t want to miss even just a second more of this”

Born To Be Somebody – Justin Bieber – Download now

“I was born to be somebody.  A’int nothing that’s ever gonna stop me.  I light up the sky like lighting.  I gonna rise above.  Show em what I’m made of.”

Chicks Dig It – Chris Cagle – Download now

“Pain hurts, but only for a minute.  Yeah life is short so go on and live it, ’cause the chicks dig it.”

Donald Trump – Mac Miller (explicit) – Download now

“Take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump $***.  Look at all this money, ain’t that some $***.”

Fight Another Day – Addison Road – Download now

“Have a little faith when the walls cave in.  Pray for strength to fly against the wind. Will you walk away when the fire gets hot?.  Or fight another…another day, yeah.”

Fighter– Christina Aguilera – Download now

“Made me learn a little bit faster.  Made my skin a little bit thicker.  Makes me that much smarter.  So thanks for making me a fighter.”

Forever – Drake [feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem] (explicit) – Download now

“It may not mean nothing to y’all, but understand, nothing was done for me.  So I don’t plan on stopping at all.  I want this shit forever mine.” 

Good Life – OneRepublic – Download now

“Oh, this has gotta be the good life.  This has gotta be the good life.  This could really be a good life, good life.”

Good Morning – Chamillionaire – Download now

“Cause they hate to see you be successful .  I want to show all of my haters love.  So I wave to you like “good morning” 

Heart of a Champion – Nelly – Download now

“I’ma get what I can and more, even if my blood, my sweat, and my tears don’t mean nothin.  It’s the heart of a champion.”

I Gotta Feeling  – The Black Eyed Peas – Download now

“I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night.  That tonight’s gonna be a good night.”

In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins – Download now

“I can feel it, comin’ in the air tonight, oh Lord.  I’ve been waitin’ for this moment, all my life, oh Lord.”

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi – Download now

“It’s my life. It’s now or never.  I ain’t gonna live forever.  I just wanna live while I’m alive.”

It’s Your Life – Francesca Battistelli – Download now

“It’s your life watcha gonna do?  The World is watching you.  Every day the choices you make, say what you are and who your heart beats for.”

Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts – Download now

“Well, life’s like a road that you travel on.  There’s one day here and the next day gone.  Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand.  Sometimes you turn your back to the wind.”

Mean – Taylor Swift – Download now

“Well, you can take me down with just one single blow.  But you don’t know what you don’t know.  Someday I’ll be living in a big old city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean.”

Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj (explicit) – Download now

“We done did everything they can think of.  Greatness is what we wanna brink up.  I wish that I could have this moment for life, for life, for life.”

My Life Your Entertainment – T.I. [feat. Usher] – Download now

“I’m gonna make it a good show, you dig that.  This goin’ make a hell of a movie huh!  My life, your entertainment.  You watch it while I live it.”

Not Afraid – Eminem (explicit) – Download now

“Yeah, it’s been a ride.  I guess I had to, go to that place, to get to this one.  Now some of you, might still be in that place.  If you’re trying to get out, just follow me.  I’ll get you there.”

On My Way – DJ Khaled – Download now

“You can look into my eyes, see that I’m dead tired.   6:00 in the morning, money still on my mind.”

Price Tag – Jessie J [feat. B.o.B.] – Download now

“It’s not about the money, money, money.  We don’t need your money, money, money.  We just wanna make the world dance. “

Remember the Name –Fort Minor (explicit) – Download now

“This is 10% luck,  20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will.  5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name.”

Stronger – Kanye West (explicit) – Download now

“That don’t kill me, can only make me stronger.  I need you to hurry up now, ’cause I can’t wait much longer.”

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson – Download now

“What doesn’t kill makes you stronger, stand a little taller.  Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.  What doesn’t kill makes you fighter.  Footsteps even lighter.”

Skyscraper – Demi Lovato – Download now

“Go on and try to tear me down.  I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper.”

The Climb – Miley Cyrus – Download now

“There’s always gonna be another mountain.  I’m always gonna wanna make it move.  Always gonna be an uphill battle.”

Till I Collapse – Eminem (explicit) – Download now

 “Just pull that $*** out of you and get that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter. No matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.”

Unstoppable – Rascal Flatts – Download now

“You find your faith has been lost and shaken.  You take back what’s been taken.  Get on your knees and dig down deep.  You can do what you think is impossible.”

Waiting For Tomorrow – Mandisa – Download now

“Can’t spend my whole life wastin’ everything I know I’ve been given.  ‘Cause you’ve made for so much more than sittin’ on the side lines.  I don’t wanna look back and wonder, if good enough could’ve been better.”

We R  Who We R – Ke$ha – Download now

“Tonight, we’re going hard, hard, h-h-hard, just like the world is ours, ours.”

When You Believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston – Download now

“There can be miracles, when you believe.  Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill.  Who knows what miracles you can achieve, when you believe.  Somehow you will, you will when you believe.”

Who Says – Selena Gomez – Download now

“Told me I wasn’t good enough, but who are you to judge when you’re a diamond in the rough.  I’m sure you got some things, you’d like to change about yourself.  But when it comes to me, I wouldn’t want to be anybody else.”

Written in the Stars – Tinie Tempah [feat. Eric Turner] – Download now

“Seasons come and go, but I will never change.  And I’m on my way.”

Hopefully, you’ve found this to be a helpful list!  Please let me know of any songs I’ve forgotten.

Michael Fear is the Founder & CEO of getbettertoday.com.  His mission is to help people understand that getting better is not an option, but a necessity.  Talk with Michael and Get Better Today on Twitter: @MichaelEFear & @GetBetterTday.


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