10 Uplifting Songs About Life
These 10 beautiful songs all share wonderful messages about how beautiful life can be and how we can make it what we want.
1. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Everything about this song is wonderful. It’s a reminder of how beautiful life and the world around us really is. Plus, how can you listen to Louis' voice without smiling yourself.
“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”
2. We are the champions – Queen
This is a classic good time feel song everybody knows. We all know the chorus ‘We are the champions’, but, this song does go a bit deeper reminding us that we’ve all gone through rough times and we all have the ability to get through it.
“I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through
And we mean to go on and on and on and on
We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end”
3. Man in the mirror – Michael Jackson
This is the best advice in a song. As long as we’re not talking about plastic surgery…
“I'm gonna make a change,
For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right…
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”
4. It’s my life – Bon Jovi
This is a classic. Cease the day and live your life the way you want to.
“It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive”
5. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha is such a ray of sunshine with beautiful, upbeat songs.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and live your life the way you want to and write your own future, no-one will do it for you.
“I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way….
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten”
6. Over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
A song for all ages.
“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
And the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dream of, dreams really do come true”
7. Anything possible – Lea Mitchel
The lyrics in this song will make you want to take on the world!
“I push to the limits, I climb every wall
I keep on believing anything's possible
I run 'til I'm breathless, I stand ten feet tall
I keep on believing anything's possible”
8. Happy - Pharrell Williams
This is just such a fun upbeat song!
"Huh, because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do"
9. Beautiful Day - U2
This is a classic. You know the words
"It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away"
10. Always Look On the Bright Side Of Life - Monty Python's Life Of Brian
Monty Python is sure to make you smile. Here is one of their uplifting ditties from The Life Of Brian.
"If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle -that's the thing. And...
Always look on the bright side of life