20 Songs About Fighting

Embrace the power of music with 20 invigorating anthems of defiance! Each track is a call to resilience and a testament to the warrior within. Let them fuel your journey through life’s battlegrounds, one inspiring note at a time.

These tracks echo our individual battles, becoming the voice we often seek during challenging times. Tune in and let the rhythm empower you as you journey through your own personal battlegrounds.

1. “Good Fight” by Unspoken

Get your groove on with Unspoken’s “Good Fight”, a track that draws the battle lines right within your daily hustle. As you jive to the beat, it nudges you not to surrender when life throws curveballs your way. Struggles are part and parcel of our existence, and we need to keep bobbing our heads through them.

2. “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley

Next up, we’re hitting the reggae vibe with Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”. This soulful tune urges you to fight the quiet wars within by finding your redemption. It whispers to your spirit about the divine power that can assist in overcoming internal battles. Listening to this song, you’re reminded that freedom is your birthright and life is a grand journey to be relished without boundaries.

3. “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit

We have all been in a situation where we just want to break stuff! If you are having that kind of a day, this is the song for you. You will have such days where things will blow your top but you got to be patient. You may feel like justifying your actions or breaking things to keep up with the bad or just to distract yourself but the real deal is to fight the fight within and eventually get over it.

4. “Last One Standing” by Simple Plan

Quitting? Nah, not on Simple Plan’s “Last One Standing” watch. This invigorating track is a shout-out to every warrior facing life’s myriad challenges head-on. It echoes the sentiment that survival sometimes means keeping the fight alive, standing tall when everyone else has faltered, and emerging as the final combatant on the battlefield of life.

5. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

Gather the pieces of your broken spirit and rise once again with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”. This melody is all about harnessing the power within to battle life’s odds. It’s a testament to standing tall after a fall and rebooting life. Especially for those moments when your voice echoes in the void, and you find solace and strength in your own company, this song strikes a chord.

6. “Fighting My Way Back” by Thin Lizzy

Add a touch of rock n’ roll to your fighting spirit with Thin Lizzy’s “Fighting My Way Back”. This tune sings about defeats as mere interludes before victory, prompting listeners to keep their eyes locked on the horizon. It fills you with hope and ignites the courage to get up, dust yourself off, and stride forward because, hey, you’ve got this!

7. “Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

Love isn’t always all roses and unicorns, and Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” hammers this home. An anthem for all those young hearts entangled in the complex web of love, unsure how to navigate. So take the leap, the song suggests, because love is worth the fight!

8. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Love isn’t always all roses and unicorns, and Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” hammers this home. An anthem for all those young hearts entangled in the complex web of love, unsure how to navigate. So take the leap, the song suggests, because love is worth the fight!

9. “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” by The Beastie Boys

“Fight For Your Right” is about looking forward to a party after a long day of stress from home and at school. Beastie Boys made this upbeat song to persuade listeners to pump up their vibe and go on to have fun despite the odds!

10. “Take It Outside” by Brantley Gilbert

A true throwback to the good old days of settling disputes, Brantley Gilbert’s “Take It Outside” revives the old phrase “take it outside”. The song harkens back to a time when fights were more about fists and less about words, providing a gritty contrast to how we resolve conflicts today.

11. “Fight For You” by Jason Derulo

You are better off struggling for someone who is truly worthy of your time and effort – that’s the message in this song. And when you find someone you love and who reciprocates the feeling, be prepared to fight for it!

12. “I Will Not Bow” by Breaking Benjamin

Not surrendering and giving in so easily even if everything seems to fall down is what this song is all about. This song subtly provokes the listener to rise and start all over again as if nothing happened. “I will not Bow” reminds us to keep our heads up amidst all the challenges even if we are on the losing end.

13. “Part of Me” by Katy Perry

Like most songs on this list, Katy Perry also wants to tell her listeners to never give up, even if there is a very small chance. She wants you to be steadfast as you persevere through the obstacles because all of us reserve the best for last so she knows we can change the story if we go all out!

14. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Imbued with powerful vocals and meaningful lyrics, Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” is a tribute to strength, perseverance, survival, and female empowerment. It encourages you to dig deep and unleash the power within, pushing through to emerge victorious. A true testament to all survivors out there!

15. “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera

This song is about standing up for yourself, fighting all the obstacles, and starting over again despite what has happened. Instead of giving up, this song tells you to never give up because all the challenges will eventually toughen you up and then everything will feel normal.

16. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Ft. Kendrick Lamar

When Pink tells you to let go of the pain, you listen. This song is all about ending the battle, saying goodbye to the negative vibes and moving onto greener pastures. Pink’s powerful voice is a wakeup call – she encourages us to quit the unnecessary brawls and embrace a more positive life.

17. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by Pink

Letting go and finishing the fight is the message of this song. Pink uses her powerful vocals to tell her listeners to let go of fights that cause pain and suffering. She wants you to kiss goodbye to everything that affected you in a negative way so you can move on to better things. 

18. “Kiss With A Fist” by Florence and the Machine

Think of this song as your war cry. Florence and the Machine dare us to face our battles head-on, wrapping that message in a fierce mix of anger and vengeance. It’s a stirring anthem that energizes you to confront and conquer your challenges.

19. “Wolves” by Ryan Bingham

Just like a menacing pack of wolves, life’s problems can often feel like they’re closing in on all fronts. Ryan Bingham’s “Wolves” is an anthem for the defiant, reminding us that no matter how overwhelming our obstacles may seem, we have to hold our ground, stare down the danger, and keep those troubles at arm’s length.

20. “Know Your Enemy” by Rage Against the Machine

This song is about knowing your oppositi0on so you can effectively win against them. Know Your Enemy” reinforces the idea that when you know what you’re up against, victory is within reach. It serves as a reminder to not only recognize your rights but to fight for them, instead of just adhering to the norms set by the crowd. 


As you face life’s battles, big or small, let these tunes serve as your personal cheerleading squad, reminding you that it’s okay to take a fall as long as you’re ready to rise back up. After all, it’s the grit and grind that shapes you into a warrior!