50 most inspirational songs
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50 Most Inspirational Songs To keep Your spirit uplifted, Even On Down Day

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Let’s keep dancing through good and bad times.

My goal with this article on the most inspirational songs is to get you dancing, smiling, excited and hyped on your road to success.

Cause we both know, we are most effective and have the best ideas, when we are happiest.

50 Most Inspirational Songs

50 most inspirational songs

1. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes For A Living

panic at the disco most inspirational songs

This is one of the songs from “Pray For The Wicked” album, recently released by the band, Panic! at the disco.

This song is filled with so much positive affirmation. It encourages you to believe you will be the exception, no matter how many people tell you how low your chances are.

My favorite line from this song is ” Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling, I was gonna be that one in a million.

2. John West – Already ft Big Sean

john west most inspirational song

This track, dedicated to the achievers everywhere, always gets me hyped, it might do same for you too.

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t where you want to be today, just keep pushing and rise up, no matter how many times you fall.

Also remember success begins in the mind, not at the bank. 

 I ain’t got a dollar but I’m feeling like a millionaire, 

you know that we’re already, 

ain’t got the answers but I guess I never really cared,

 you know that we’re already.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the answers today, just take steps forward in faith.

3. Chasing the sky- Empire 

Original track from season two of Fox series, empire, has lyrics which sometimes gets me emotional about all the challenges I have faced.

Sure if you are an empire fan this song might mean something different to you.

But today, it makes the list of inspirational songs because of the lines

I said I didn’t need it, I said I wasn’t built for it
But now that I can see it, damn right I really made it for this
Chasing the sky, trying to fly
And now I see
Just why you had to be so hard for me
You’ll hear my roar then fill your legacy
Here to the sky, no choice but to fly, so high, so high, so high

It reminds us about how wrong we might be about what we really need, some might even call it our destiny.

If we take the necessary steps forward with a roar which says “I am confident, I will succeed”, we will achieve even higher than we ever thought we could.

 

4. Kelly Clarkson – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

kelly clarkson most inspirational song

I am sure by now, you must have heard of this song you can dance to whenever you experience any kind of disappointment.

Whatever challenge you are facing or have faced, just remember.

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
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone

5. Hunter Hayes – Invisible

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This song reminds us to stay strong, don’t give up, it gets better with time.

Trust the one
Who’s been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Those words cut deep but they don’t mean you’re all alone
And you’re not invisible
Hear me out,
There’s so much more to life than what you’re feeling now
Someday you’ll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
Oh, invisible

Remember, time heals all wounds.

6. Glee – Loser Like Me

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A song reminding you that all the hate thrown at you can not stop your greatness. Just shake it off.


Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
So everyone can hear
Hit me with the words you got and knock me down
Baby, I don’t care
Keep it up, I’m tunin’ up and figure out
You wanna be
You wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me

7.Britt Nicole – The Sun Is Rising

brit nicole most inspirational song

No matter what you are going through, just look beyond the sky and see the sun is rising.

Rest assured better days will come.

Whatever you’re facing
If your heart is breaking
There’s a promise for the ones who just hold on
Lift up your eyes and see
And the sun is rising

8. Frozen- Let It Go

frozen most inspirational song

This song reminds us to free ourselves from the prison of being someone we are not.

You have potentials of being your greatest self once you let go of the fear of what they might think about you.

It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

9. RoomForTwo- Roots Before Branches

roomfortwo most inspirational song

Remember to build a strong foundation for whatever road you are starting on before you start growing branches.

Remember there more it rains (challenges) on the seeds you plant, the more it grows.

Always have the faith to take chances.

There’s always a seed
Before there’s a rose
The more that it rains
The more I will grow

I gotta have
Roots before branches
To know who I am
Before I know
Who I wanna be
And faith
To take chances
To live like I see
A place in this world
For me

10. Nicki Minaj – Fly ft Rihanna

nicki minaj most inspirational song

This is a musical affirmation.

Remind yourself you came to win, you came to fly and you are not settling for anything less.

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

11.Demi Lovato – Warrior

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Your challenges make you stronger than before.

It makes you aware of your inner warrior and your incredible ability to overcome and heal from the bruises.


Now I’m a warrior
Now I’ve got thicker skin
I’m a warrior
I’m stronger than I’ve ever been

12. Demi Lovato – Skyscraper

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Let your rise from your fall be glorious.

Let your challenges be a stepping stone, not a burying ground.

Let your challenges and difficulties be a learning experience which takes you to greater heights.

This songs gives you an opportunity to feel your pain and reassures you of the possibility of rising.


You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I’m made of glass
Like I’m made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscrape
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13. Miley Cyrus – The Climb

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What matters is the road, not the destination.

The road molds us to incredible human beings who could overcome any challenge.

Our experiences on this climb, make wiser.

It’s not about how fast you get there, as long as you don’t stop.

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

14. Mariah Carey – Hero

mariah carey most inspirational song

You are your own hero.

Look inside and find the strength you need to move on.

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

15. Justin Bieber – Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith

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Never say never to your dreams.

Never say never to you being the exception.

Never set a limit to what you can accomplish.


I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (Make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up, up, up
And never say never

16. Empire Cast – Powerful

empire most inspirational songs

You are so powerful and you will believe that when you put yourself in a position which requires your inert power.

Step out of your comfort zone and see you can withstand the challenges and changes.

I’m powerful
There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful
A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter
We matter all
I matter, you matter
We matter all
Powerful, powerful

17. Little Mix – Wings

Lets spread our wings and fly.

Your wings will come alive when you fall.

Take the bold steps towards your future, like you know you have wings to fly.

Mama told me not to waste my life,
She said spread your wings my little butterfly
Don’t let what they say keep you up at night
And they can’t detain you
‘Cause wings are made to fly
And we don’t let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say it won’t hurt me
Don’t matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly

18. Little Mix – Little Me

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What will you like to say to your little self?

What message do you think your future self might have for your present self.

Maybe ;

  •  I hate being broke, work very hard to avoid this.
  • You will live through these present challenges, and come out even wiser, stay strong.
  • And so much more.


You gotta speak up, you gotta shout out
And know that right here, right now
You can be beautiful, wonderful
Anything you wanna be

19. EMPIRE – Conqueror ft. Estelle

empire most inspirational songs

Rest assured you are a conqueror and never think about accepting defeat.

Never give up.

I’d rather stand tall
Than live on my knees
‘Cause I’m a conqueror
And I won’t accept defeat
Try telling me no
One thing about me
Is I’m a conqueror
I am a conqueror

20. P!nk – F**kin’ Perfect

We have all made mistakes.

We all have things we might regret.

Never give up on yourself, there is always an opportunity and a chose to be a better version of yourself.

Don’t let the world tell you can’t

Get rid of the people who keep you down.

Pretty, pretty please, don’t you ever ever feel
Like you’re less than fuckin’ perfect
Pretty pretty please, if you ever, ever feel like you’re nothing
You’re fuckin’ perfect to me!

21. P!nk – Just Like Fire

Sing along to this song which reminds you of your potential to light up the world.

Just like magic, I’ll be flying free
I’mma disappear when they come for me
I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?
No one can be just like me any way
Just like fire

22. Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

This song is so rich in inspiration to reach out of the box.

You are not wrong for choosing another way, a way far from what everyone feels comfortable with.

Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay?
Am I wrong for saying that I’ll choose another way?
I ain’t trying to do what everybody else doing
Just cause everybody doing what they all do
If one thing I know, how far would I grow?
I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home

23. Disney Friends For Change- Send It On

disney friends most inspirational songs

Never underestimate the outcome of a positive deed, no matter how small.

Shine your light and let the chain reaction run its course.

To change circumstances
Imagine all we can do
If we send it on, on and on
Just one hand can heal another
Be a part, reach a heart
Just one spark starts a fire
With one little action
The chain reaction will never stop

 

24. DJ Khaled – I Believe (from Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME) ft. Demi Lovato

Believe in you and you can do anything you set your mind to.

Like I can, I can, I will, I will
I am, I am, no fear, no fear

Today, I saw a rainbow in the rain
It told me I can do anything
If I believe, I believe, I believe in me
I believe, I believe, I believe in me

25. Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror

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The change begins from within.

Work on changing your mind, lay the foundation within.

If we all look within and work on making a change, the world will definitely become a better place.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place

Take a look at yourself and then make a change

26.  Nas- I Can

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You can be what you wanna be if you work hard at it.

I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)
I’ll be where I wanna be (I’ll be where I wanna be)

27. Katy Perry – Firework

katy perry most inspirational song

You are awesome.

You are incredible.

You are original

don’t let them convince you otherwise.

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

28. Katy Perry – Roar

Let them hear you roar as you dance through the fire.

You held me down, but I got up (hey!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it nowI got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire

29.Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway

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Don’t let where you begin, keep you from getting where you have to be.

Don’t be afraid to take a risk and break away.

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes ’til I touch the sky
And I’ll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones tha
t I love

30. David Guetta – Titanium ft. Sia

Okay now, lets put on our scientific hats.

Titanium is a high strength transition metal, which is resistant to corrosion by sea water, aqua regia and chlorine.

 According to learnscience.org, titanium metal is a very durable metal for engineering applications because this metal is corrosion-resistant and also this metal is very strong and very light. It is 40% lighter than steel but as strong as high-strength steel. 

You might not be as talented as they are.

You might not have the opportunities they do.

but you can do as much as they do.

Why, because you have the strength to put in the amount of work required.

I’m bulletproof nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won’t fall, I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall

I am titanium, I am titanium, I am titanium, I am titanium

31. Il divo & Celine Dion – I believe in you

celine dione most inspirational songs

Again there is nothing you cannot do, believe in you.

Yes, the road is really lonely but the light you are chasing is worth it.

Ps. The French chorus is simply a translation of the English.

Side thought: You could learn some words in French in an entertaining and inspiring fashion.

Lonely
The path you have chosen
A restless road
No turning back
One day you
Will find your light again
Don’t you know
Don’t let go
Be strong Follow you heart
Let your

 love lead through the darkness
Back to a place you once knew
I believe, I believe, I believe in you

32. Sara Bareilles – Brave

Be brave.

Don’t keep your thoughts and emotions buried ( Note to self)

It is scientifically proven to be harmful to you.

It can lead to depression, stress, heart issues and so much more.

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be braveWith what you want to say

33.Shawn Mendes – Youth ft. Khalidshawn mendes most inspirational songs

Don’t let the pain you feel change you to what causes more pain.

Always strive to spread light and love, no matter the opposing forces.

Pain, but I won’t let it turn into hate
No, I won’t let it change me
Never losing sight of the one I keep inside
Now, I know it
Yeah, I know it

34. Whitney Houston – When You Believe (From The Prince Of Egypt) ft. Mariah Carey

Work to move the mountain with confidence cause you know you can.

Take a look back and acknowledge the mountains you moved, this will give you the courage to push on.

Now we are not afraid
Although we know there’s much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could, whoa, yes

35. Rachel Platten – Fight Song

Never give up the fight.

It is never too to late to begin.

The best time to begin is now.

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

36.Eminem – Not Afraid

It is hard to make a change. That we can all agree on.

But always remember you are not alone.

There is always a helping hand available.

This helping hand might be a friend, a family member or some motivational song.

 

And I just can’t keep living this way

So starting today
I’m breaking out of this cage
I’m standing up, I’mma face my demons
I’m manning up, I’mma hold my ground
I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now (now)

37. Destiny’s Child – Survivor ft. Da Brat

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A song for all the wrong ones, who luckily walked out of our lives.

Yes, it might hurt, when they do but just turn up this song to remind yourself of how incredible you are.

I’m a survivor
I’m not gon’ give up (What?)
I’m not gon’ stop (What?)
I’m gon’ work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

38. Jessie J – Masterpiece

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Don’t worry about what they say, worry about how hard you are working.

Don’t worry about your imperfections, just keep working on your masterpiece and use this song to stay hyped on your way.

I still fall on my face sometimes and I
Can’t color inside the lines ’cause
I’m perfectly incomplete
I’m still working on my masterpiece and I
I wanna hang with the greatest gotta
Way to go, but it’s worth the wait, no
You haven’t seen the best of me
I’m still working on my masterpiece and I

39. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All

Love the person you are and all you could be.

This love should not be born from the love others have for you.

This love should come from within.

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity.

 

40.Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

This story of people from different extremes both going the miles to achieve their dreams is really inspiring.

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights, people

41. Britt Nicole – Be The Change

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Don’t wait for another to be the change.

Be the change.

It’s not too late.


And don’t you know it starts today?
And baby, no, it’s not too late
It begins with you and I
Together we can be the change
So go and let your heart burn bright
And watch it catch like a wild fire
I believe in you and I

Together we can be the change

42. Selena Gomez-Make it happens [Song From New Wizards Of Waverly Place]

Watch out world, you gonna make it happen.

Listen what I say
Nothings getting in our way
There’s no fear that can stop us
And no reason to delay
Gonna give it all we got
Yeah we ain’t afraid to play
So watch out for it, we’re gonna
Make it happen

43. Disney- You and me ( from descendants 2)disney most inspirational songs

Dance along to this track which inspires you to be bold and brave enough to start the change.

Sometimes it’s hard to find yourself
But it’s worth it in the end
‘Cause in your heart is where it all begins

We gotta be bold
We gotta be brave
We gotta be free
We gotta get loud
Making that change
You gotta believe (whoa)
We’ll look deep inside
And we’ll rise up and shine
We can be bold
We can be brave
Let everyone see

It starts with you and me

44. Mariah Carey – Through The Rain

If you have any challenge holding you down.

Quitting or giving up is not an option.

You can make it through the rain.

This too shall pass.


I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again on my own
And I know that I’m strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day and I make it through the rain

45. Andra Day – Rise Up

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You can rise up, no matter how many times you fall.

Believe that.

And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousands times again

46. Jordin Sparks – One Step At A Time

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This song reminds me there is nothing like overnight success.

we all take one step at a time.

We live and we learn to take

One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

When you can’t wait any longer
But there’s no end in sight (When you need to find the strength)
It’s your faith that makes you stronger
The only we get there is one step at a time

47. Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up

Don’t let your challenges you face keep your smile away.

keep your head up, stay confident and overcome.

But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
You gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

I know it’s hard, know it’s hard
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

48. Celine Dione – Ashes

Yes, beauty can come out of ashes.

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Let beauty come out of ashes
Let beauty come out of ashes
And when I pray to God all I ask is
Can beauty come out of ashes?

You can rise, no matter how low you fall.

49. Adele – Rolling in the Deep

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A song for the heartbreak days.

My favorite line from this song is, Turn my sorrow into treasured gold.

We might have all come to the end of a relationship and felt like, you missed out on something great which could have been.

No time for remorse, reflect on the lessons learned from that experience and move on with your life, a much wiser you.

50.Westlife – You Raise Me Up

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I will like to conclude, with a song which inspires so much gratitude.

Gratitude for the ones who have played a positive role in our journeys so far.

When I am down and oh my soul so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit a while with me

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up, to more than I can be

51. Katy Perry – Rise

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Have faith, you will rise above all the crisis and challenges.

Your future will be greater than you ever thought possible

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype
I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots, they run deep, oh

I hope this post on the most inspirational songs brightens up your day.

What do you think about my selection?

Did your favorite song make the list?

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14 Comments

  • Adamu2

    I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me.I love singing.your post has made me to upgrade my mp3 list for inspirational songs. Even when prayer and fasting isn’t working, switch to praise. Thanks for writing out this review. Best regards 

  • Michel

    I agree that there is nothing like listening to some great music to uplift the soul, cheer you up and make you feel that you can conquer the world again.

    My favorites on your list are Kelly Clarkson’s ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ and Glee Club ‘Loser like me.’

    The Climb is another one of those songs that tells you how difficult life can get, but then if you keep working you will get to the top.

  • ajibola40

    Nice article there on 50 most inspirational songs to keep spirit uplifted.even although this is the first am hearing some of the inspirational songs in this article and I find each of them inspired especially Glee – Loser Like Me.i will add it to my playlist and play it when I feel like doing so.thanks for the inspiration songs

    • Etah

      It’s a pleasuring sharing.

      That particular song really speaks to me too.

      It reminds me that everyone who has ever been successful was once considered a loser but with persistent and hard work they were later considered heros.

  • Topazdude

    Great job Etah! I really find this interesting and inspiring to my soul. This is really awesome as I contains some of my favorite songs. Music has an unrivaled power.
    It moves us to action, inspires us to do better, motivates us to push through challenges, and comforts us when things are dark.
    There are a lot of amazing songs out there. And there are countless inspirational ones because they’re so personal to your life story. However, once I find that one song that touches me, it can evoke impactful emotions and actions. The list of the most inspirational songs of all time is highly subjective. But I only decide which are the most inspirational songs to me. Thanks for sharing this awesome list.

    • Etah

      Yeah, you are right inspirational songs is subjective, depending on what you can relate best to.  but I do hope you get some value from the list provided above, they have been found to be very inspiring to many.

      Best regards to you.

  • mzakapon

    Hi,

    After reading your article, I have got a great inspiration. I always hear music when I become a little bit upset. I have heard some of them and I am going to enjoy all of those remaining songs soon. I believe that most people will find peace in their mind after listening to those kinds of music. I am going to share this article with my other friends also. Thanks for writing this helpful article about those songs.

    • Etah

      I am glad you found these songs uplifting.

      Awesome step, spreading the word, I think everyone can use some inspirations once in a while.

      Best regards to you

  • Barrywesley

    Hi dear,  I want to say that I like this article on 50 most spirational song. And the collections are a great one.espacially chasing the sky song that was sang in empire, it  has a great  lyrics which gets me  emotional too. I will like to add that there are songs also that can make you go violent. Songs like, move beach by ludacris. Song actually change the mood and also build a persons moral

    • Etah

      You are so right Barry, some songs can really impact our mood, so it is very important we pay attention to what we choose to listen to.

      Best regards to you 

  • Seun Afotanju

    Thanks for this interesting article, I love the idea that you brought this to brighten the dark days of so many, I have listened to many of these songs and truly they uplifted my soul through my cloudy days, you do have a nice Choice of music  though. Will definitely make use of this. 

    • Etah

      Awesome, I am glad you found them uplifting, Music is a big part of my life and it has really helped me get through lots of toughs times and it is good to know that it can do same for so many out there.

      Best regards to you.

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