Music has long been known to affect the moods of the people who listen to it. How many times have you started out to work in the morning in a depressed mood and heard an inspirational song on the radio that perked you up and brightened your day. It has happened to all of us at one time or another, a song from the past that brings back nostalgic memories or running across some music videos online that make you crack the first smile of the day. There are many inspirational songs out there from country, to rock, to gospel that lift you up, brighten your spirits, and inspire you to get out there and meet your day head on.
No genre does inspirational music like country music does. For decades, country singers have been belting out songs that touch the heart and inspire country music lovers to get out there and realize their dreams. Songs like Lee Greenwoods “God Bless the USA” and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” not only give you goose bumps but also make you proud of who you are and the country you come from, no matter which country that may be. “Jesus Take the Wheel” made many listeners emotional and is rumored to have restored quite a few people’s faith after it was released or at least gave many people food for thought.
Other inspirational songs by leading country artists are Rascal Flatts “Bless the Broken Road,” which tells how you have to go through many hard times to end up with your true love, Lee Anne Womack’s “I Hope you Dance” is an inspiring song about wanting the best for the people that you love the most and Travis Tritts “It’s a Great Day to be Alive” is all about a great day in his life and how thankful he is for it and hoping for other days to be that great as well.
One of the most popular and well-loved inspirational songs is Brooks and Dunn’s “Believe.” “Believe,” tells the story of a man’s faith that there is more out there than you are able to see and quickly became a song that is used in many walks of life to inspire and motivate.
Country music doesn’t have the monopoly on these types of songs however, Metallica’s “Fade to Black” inspired many people and is one of the best songs of all time. Michael Jacksons “Man in the Mirror” is also an inspiration that tells us to look at ourselves before looking at others to change our ways.
Two of the best inspirational songs of all time and songs who have inspired everything from sports teams to people in love are Queens “We are the Champions” and Journeys “Don’t Stop Believing.” These songs tell all about overcoming obstacles to achieve your goals and get what you want out of life. No matter what song inspires you out of the ones listed, you can be sure that there is always one out there to brighten your day; all you have to do is listen.