The 30 Best Songs for Instagram Stories

Do you want to make your Instagram Stories more interesting and engaging? One way to do that is by adding music! This blog post will share some of the best songs for Instagram Stories.

Adding music to your Instagram Stories is a great way to set the mood, tell a story, or just share what you’re currently listening to. Here are 30 of the best songs for Instagram Stories!

1. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

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We are starting the list strong with “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish. The dark and mysterious vibes of the song will add an element of suspense to whatever you’re sharing with your followers. It will work best when you’re posting about a night out or when you’re attending a party.

2. “Anyone” by Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - AnyoneJustin Bieber – Anyone

“Anyone” by Justin Bieber is a great choice if you’re looking for a feel-good song to match a photo of you and your loved one. The lyrics will make him/her melt, and you’ll look like the sweetest person on Instagram!

Also, it’s a trending hit song with over 95 million views so far, so your followers will sing along while staring at your Story.

3. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo

Lizzo - Good As Hell (Official Music Video)Lizzo – Good As Hell (Official Music Video)

The next song is by the one and only Lizzo! “Good as Hell” is the perfect choice when you want to show your followers that you’re confident and ready to take on the day.

It would sound great for selfie posts or a day at the spa. It has a very catchy beat that will make your followers want to dance along.

4. “Delete Forever” by Grimes

Grimes - Delete Forever (Official Video)Grimes – Delete Forever (Official Video)

Grimes is a great artist to listen to when you’re in your feelings. “Delete Forever” is a sad but beautiful song about losing somebody close to you. It would work great for a throwback post or if you’re sharing something sentimental, like letting your followers know that you’re moving on.

5. “I Like It” by Cardi B & Bad Bunny& J Balvin

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It [Official Music Video]Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It [Official Music Video]

“I Like It” is a fun and upbeat song that would be perfect for your summer photos! It will give your Story a badass and carefree vibe, which is the goal when you’re showing off your summer body. This song also trended on all social media platforms last 2018-to 2020, so your followers will recognize it.

6. “Dynamite” by BTS

BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' Official MVBTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV

Kpop-fan or not, you can’t deny that BTS is taking over the world. “Dynamite” is one of their most popular songs and lots of people have already used this sound at least once in their IG Stories.

It’s a huge hit with over 1 billion Youtube views! It will match perfectly with any fun and happy photos.

7. “Level Up” by Ciara

Ciara - Level UpCiara – Level Up

The next song is a more upbeat and energetic choice, “Level Up” by Ciara. It’s a perfect song to match an IG Story of you working hard and achieving your goals. The lyrics are all about self-love and empowerment, which is something we could all use more of on social media.

8. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - thank u, next (Official Video)Ariana Grande – thank u, next (Official Video)

“Thank U, Next” is a great choice for any break-up post or if you’re sharing something emotional. It’s a relatable song that lots of people can connect to. Ariana Grande sings about moving on from a relationship, and we think it would be perfect for your moving on phase.

9. “Kiss Me More” by Dojacat

Doja Cat - Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZADoja Cat – Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZA

Dojacat’s “Kiss Me More” is a sensual and sultry song that would be perfect for a night out with your girls or a special someone. The lyrics are steamy and will set the mood for whatever you’re posting about. It’s also a great choice if you’re feeling yourself and want to show off your confidence!

10. “Peaches” by Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, GiveonJustin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

This next song by Justin Bieber is another great choice for a summer post. “Peaches” is all about having a good time and enjoying the moment.

It would sound great with any fun and carefree photos you want to share. The lyrics are catchy and your followers will be singing along to this hit song.

11. “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video]Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open [Official Video]

Released in 2021, Bruno Mars’ “Leave the Door Open” is a smooth and sexy R&B song that would be perfect for a post about your significant other.

It’s a great choice if you’re looking for something romantic. The lyrics are all about wanting to spend the night with somebody, so it would set the mood.

12. “Levitating” by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa - Levitating Featuring DaBaby (Official Music Video)Dua Lipa – Levitating Featuring DaBaby (Official Music Video)

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” is another great choice for summer any day-out posts. This is one of Dua’s recent songs that made it to the top of the charts. It now has over 500 million views on Youtube, so using it in your Story will make it stand out.

13. “This Must Be The Place” by The Lumineers

The Lumineers   This Must Be The PlaceThe Lumineers This Must Be The Place

“This Must Be The Place” by The Lumineers is a slower song released in 2012. It has a nostalgic feeling to it that will make your followers feel all the emotions.

It talks about reminiscing the feeling of being home when you’re with her. The lyrics are beautiful and it’s a great music choice if you’re posting about missing somebody.

14. “No Lie (Remix)” by Sean Paul (feat. Dua Lipa)

Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa - No Lie (BVRNOUT Remix)Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa – No Lie (BVRNOUT Remix)

The next song is another hit, featuring Dua Lipa. Sean Paul’s “No Lie (Remix)” would match any party or club-related posts.

It’s a fun and upbeat song that will get your followers moving. This has over 13 million Youtube views and can be streamed on all major music platforms.

15. “Loyalty” by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - LOYALTY. ft. RihannaKendrick Lamar – LOYALTY. ft. Rihanna

“Loyalty” by Kendrick Lamar is another great choice for an emotional Story. It’s a slow song that talks about being there for somebody through the good and the bad times.

This is a perfect choice if you’re posting about your ride-or-die friends. This hit song received multiple awards and nominations for various music awards.

16. “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - INDUSTRY BABY (Official Video)Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY (Official Video)

Next on the list is a more recent song, “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow. This rap song is all about making it in the music industry.

It would be perfect to use if you’re posting about your passion for music or any creative pursuits. You can find it on the album MONTERO and it now has over 300 million views on Youtube.

17. “Days Like This” by Van Morrison

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“Days Like This” by Van Morrison is a classic song released in 1995. If you’re a fan of classic songs, or just want to use an old track for your Story, this is a great choice. It has a mellow and relaxing feeling that would go well with any content you want to post.

18. “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” by Elton John & Dua Lipa

Elton John, Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) (Official Video)Elton John, Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) (Official Video)

This next song is a modern rendition of Elton John’s “Cold Heart” by Dua Lipa. It was released in 2020 and was widely accepted both by fans of the original song and Dua Lipa’s fans. The beat is more upbeat than the classic and can be used for posting about any fun and carefree moments.

19. “Drivers Licence” by Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license (Official Video)Olivia Rodrigo – drivers license (Official Video)

If you’re looking for a break-up song, look no further than Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers Licence.” This song is about the pain of a break-up and would be perfect to use if you’re going through a tough time.

The lyrics are relatable and will resonate with your followers who are experiencing the same sentiment. This song is one of the biggest hits of 2021 and is sure to be a classic in the future.

20. “Happier Than Ever” by Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever (Official Music Video)Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (Official Music Video)

Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” isn’t about happiness at all. This is another song that will make a good background for any break-up Story.

It’s about the feeling of being better off without somebody. The song’s second verse left a mark on many fans that it had its own cut version on Spotify.

21. “Beggin’” by Manikin

Måneskin - Beggin' (Lyrics)Måneskin – Beggin’ (Lyrics)

Another classic hit that you probably didn’t know was released in 2007, “Beggin” by Manikin. The song has a more upbeat feeling than most of the songs on this list, but it’s still a great choice for an Instagram Story. It would be perfect to use if you’re posting about a fun night out with friends or any happy moments.

22. “Perfect Day” by Tundra Beats

Tundra Beats - "Perfect Day" || Chill Guitar Instrumental | Lofi BeatTundra Beats – “Perfect Day” || Chill Guitar Instrumental | Lofi Beat

“Perfect Day” by Tundra Beats is a more recent track that was released in 2021 for the album Good Vibes. It’s a slow and relaxing song that would be perfect to use for any content you want to post.

The lyrics talk about how everything is perfect when you’re with somebody you love. This song is available on all major music platforms.

23. “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits [Official Video]Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits [Official Video]

Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” is a song about forming bad habits like staying up all night just to talk with someone you love. This is one of the most popular tracks on Sheeran’s album, “=’. It is made available for streaming on all music platforms out there.

24. “STAY” by Justin Bieber, The Kid LAROI

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber - STAY (Official Video)The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY (Official Video)

“STAY” is a song by Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI. It’s a pop track that has been used as background music for IG Stories about missing a loved one.

The lyrics go “I miss you more than life” and will just give you all the feels. You can find this song on the album “F*ck Love.”

25. “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion - Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé) [Official Audio]Megan Thee Stallion – Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé) [Official Audio]

The next song will make you reminisce about the times when the pandemic was just starting. “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion was released in 2020 and became an anthem for many people, especially on Tiktok. It’s about being a strong, remarkable woman, which is a great message to use for your IG Story selfies.

26. “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (Official Video)Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u (Official Video)

Another hit song by Olivia Rodrigo on the list is “Good for U.” It’s a break-up song that has been used by many people to post about their exes.

Using this song for your Story will make your followers feel the pain. The lyrics are relatable and will resonate with anyone who’s gone through a break-up.

27. “Garden Song” by Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers - Garden SongPhoebe Bridgers – Garden Song

The next song on the list is “Garden Song” by Phoebe Bridgers. It’s a slow and mellow track about how everything is perfect when you’re with somebody you love. This song is available on all major music platforms and can be found under her album Punisher.

28. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat

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Doja Cat’s “Boss Bitch” is a song about being a strong and independent woman. This is a great song to use for your Story if you’re posting about working hard or being successful. The lyrics are empowering and will resonate with anyone who’s trying to achieve their goals.

29. “Better” by Khalid

Khalid - Better (Official Video)Khalid – Better (Official Video)

“Better” by Khalid is a song about how somebody can make you feel better just by being around them. This track would be perfect to use for an IG Story about your relationship or any close friendships. The lyrics talk about how the person makes everything feel better and will just give you all the feels.

30. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar (Official Video)Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar (Official Video)

The last song on our list is by the one and only Harry Styles. “Watermelon Sugar” is a track off of his album Fine Line and it’s about the simple things in life that make you happy.

This song would be perfect to use for an IG Story about your summer plans or any fun memories you have. The lyrics are carefree and will just make you feel good about the moment you want to share with your followers.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the best songs to use for your Instagram Stories. There are so many great tracks out there that it was hard to narrow it down to just 30. But we hope you enjoyed our list and found some new songs to use for your Story! Thanks for reading!