30 Songs About Success

Winning in life and conquering goals can be a long and difficult journey. But 30 songs about success can help us stay motivated and inspired as we work to achieve our goals.

What better way to fuel your drive than to turn up the volume on songs that celebrate winning, strength, and self-determination? From the energetic beats to the empowering lyrics, these songs serve as the ultimate soundtrack for your road to victory.

1. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

Believing in yourself is key to setting your mind for success and this rock song is all about that. As this song is all about being unapologetic and taking risks to achieve what you want in life, “It’s My Life” is an anthem for anyone who wants to follow their dreams and make their way in the world.

2. “Winning” by Santana

After all the bad times and struggles, there will come a point when it will feel so good to come out on top. Santana’s “Winning” is all about that moment, when you’ve given it your all and can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This song is a victory lap for anyone who’s achieved success against all odds. It’s a feel-good track that is suitable for the victory montage in your life.

3. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat

If you’ve ever felt like you needed a modern anthem for female empowerment, then look no further than Doja Cat’s “Boss Bitch.” This electrifying track with its pounding beats and unforgettable hook, reclaims the term “boss” in a way that’s incredibly empowering. With lines that equate financial freedom and assertive behavior with success, it’s hard not to feel like a boss yourself while listening to it.

4. “Hell Yeah” by Montgomery Gentry

For those who prefer their success anthems with a bit of country flair, “Hell Yeah” by Montgomery Gentry is the perfect track. This song is all about living life to the fullest and enjoying the fruits of your labor. It encapsulates the satisfaction that comes from hard work and perseverance in a way that’s both relatable and toe-tappingly enjoyable.

5. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin

This progressive house track by the Swedish House Mafia is all about living in the moment and not worrying about the future. The song reflects on teenage love, and the person sings with a hint of regret but is then reminded that there’s no need to worry about the future.

The lyrics “Don’t you worry, don’t you worry child / See heaven’s got a plan for you” is a reassuring message that everything will work out in the end. This track is perfect for anyone who’s feeling lost and needs some guidance to find their way.

6. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

This classic award-winning Queen track is all about failing and falling on your face but getting back up again. The catchy song is an ode to anyone who’s ever been knocked down but refused to stay down. It’s a song about getting back up and staying on your feet no matter what life throws at you which can lead to your success.

7. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

This inspirational country-pop ballad is a personal favorite when it comes to motivation and striving to climb to the top. As featured in the movie “Hannah Montana: The Movie”, “The Climb” is all about never giving up on your dreams and continuing to strive for success no matter how hard the journey may be. This song is for anyone who’s feeling lost and needs some encouragement to keep going.

8. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

This feel-good club anthem by the Black Eyed Peas is all about having a great time and enjoying the moment. With its catchy chorus and upbeat music, “I Gotta Feeling” is perfect for anyone who’s celebrating a moment of success in their life. It’s a song that makes you want to dance and enjoy the rare moments of celebrating your accomplishments.

9. “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons

This uplifting track is an exhilarating whirlwind of pop-rock elements infused with a triumphant spirit. It captures the essence of joy and success with catchy hooks, lively rhythms, and enthusiastic lyrics. The song seems to shout, “I made it!” and invites you to join in on the celebration.

10. “New Day” by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys’ “New Day” is perfect for anyone excited to face their fast-approaching success. The track is all about starting anew and making the most of what you have. The lyrics, “It’s a new day, it’s a new day,” is a song for anyone who is more than ready to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

11. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

This ’90s rap classic is all about winning and reaching the top that people can’t touch. “U Can’t Touch This” is the perfect anthem for anyone who is too cool or successful for haters.

This Grammy-winning song is about celebrating your success and it shows that you’re on top and untouchable. It’s a fun track that will make you want to dance and flex your accomplishments.

12. “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled (Feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, & Rick Ross)

When DJ Khaled says, “All I do is win,” you can’t help but believe him—especially when he’s backed by an all-star lineup.

This 2010 track is an anthem that has spanned over a decade, resonating with anyone looking to boost their morale. It’s the sort of song you want as your background score when you walk into a room, its upbeat tempo and repetitive chorus transforming your life into a montage of victories.

13. “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” by Travis Tritt

“I’m Gonna Be Somebody” is for the hardworking dreamers out there. This country song is all about experiencing the struggles of reaching success but is determined to prove to everyone that it is possible. This song is perfect for anyone who is starting from the bottom but is still striving hard to make a name for themselves.

14. “One Little Victory” by Rush

Heavy metal is not usually known for its motivational qualities but this song by Rush is an exception. “One Little Victory” is all about facing defeats to reach the sweet taste of victory. 

It’s for anyone who needs a reminder that blood and sweat are key to achieving success. The phenomenal guitar riffs and drum solos make this song even more epic and perfect for anyone headbanging their way to the top.

15. “Started From The Bottom” by Drake

If you’ve been through the grind and come out shining, Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” will resonate with you. The track speaks about the struggle, the effort it takes to rise from the bottom and make it to the top.

But the song isn’t about self-pity; it’s about owning your journey and acknowledging how far you’ve come. With a beat that’s as hypnotic as it is inspiring, the song tells the classic rags-to-riches story in a way that feels fresh and relatable.

16. “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by McFadden And Whitehead

There is no stopping you from getting to the top with this disco classic by McFadden And Whitehead. This song is all about being unstoppable and achieving success no matter what hurdles come our way.

The lyrics “Don’t you let nothing, nothing / Stand in your way!” is a mantra for anyone striving to reach their goals and not letting negativity get in the way. Play this song if you need some motivating vibes to keep you going.

17. “Congratulations” by Post Malone

The hazy, chill vibe of “Congratulations” may feel like a contrast to the general enthusiasm around success, but Post Malone offers something different. The song is a nod to the hard work and perseverance that lie behind every win.

Featuring Quavo, it outlines the trials, tribulations, and setbacks that make the taste of victory even sweeter. Instead of focusing just on the win, it shows you the grind that got you there, making it a perfect song for those reflective moments.

18. “Victory” by Megadeth

While this song has a victory title, it is actually a compilation of Megadeth’s song titles squeezed into one track.

This metal track will still give you the feel of what success tastes like. “Victory” is for anyone who needs to drown out the noise of negativity and focus on what’s important- their goals. This song is perfect for anyone who wants to let out some steam and scream their way to success.

19. “We Are The Champions” by Queen

Nothing sounds better than hearing a stadium full of people singing this song after you’ve achieved success. “We Are The Champions” by Queen is an anthem for people who have finally reached their goals and tasted success after a grueling journey.

This song is all about celebrating your accomplishments and being the champion. It’s a legendary track that is played whenever a football team wins the Super Bowl or a boxer wins a world title. So, if you’re feeling like a champion today, put this song on and enjoy your success.

20. “Winner” By Pet Shop Boys

The English synth-pop duo, Pet Shop Boys, really knocked it out of the park with “Winner.” Unlike the in-your-face anthems we often associate with success, this song takes a more subdued, almost introspective approach.

This track serves as a gentle yet firm reminder that not all victories require confetti and spotlights; sometimes the quiet acknowledgement of your achievements is rewarding in itself.

21. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

This Grammy Award-winning song that Beyonce wrote to respond to negative comments about Destiny’s Child is an inspirational track about being a determined survivor.

The lyrics “I’m not gonna give up / I’m not gonna stop / I’m gonna work harder” is a perfect mindset for anyone striving to be successful. This song is for the fighters among us, those determined to achieve their dreams in the face of doubters. 

22. “It’s Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer

Moving on to mistakes and doing better is one way to achieve success and this track by Andy Grammer is the perfect song for it. It’s good to be alive to celebrate your successes and this song is a lovely reminder of that.

As this track has been used in television commercials like Walmart and Quaker Oats, it’s a testament to its feel-good qualities and message of positivity. So, when you need a pick-me-up song to get you through tough times, put this track on and enjoy life.

23. “I’m Gonna Win” by Foreigner

Moving towards your goals and believing in yourself is the best way to achieve what you want, and this song by Foreigner embodies that perfectly.

“I’m Gonna Win” is a high-energy track with an infectious chorus that will get you pumped up to achieve success. You’d want to listen to this track when you want to manifest your goals into reality.

24. “Hall of Fame” by The Script

This track by The Script, featuring will.i.am, is an uplifting masterpiece that encourages you to aim for the stars. It’s a pop-rock anthem that infuses you with the sense that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

The lyrical motifs of becoming legends and champions and making it to the “Hall of Fame” are awe-inspiring. The song sends a clear message: you’re capable of great things, and your actions can echo through eternity.

25. “The Champion” by Carrie Underwood (Featuring Ludacris)

As the opening track on the 2018 Super Bowl LII when it was broadcasted on TV, “The Champion” by Carrie Underwood is an empowering song about being a victorious champion.

This track is perfect for anyone who wants to get pumped up before a big game or event. It’s also great for anyone who needs some extra motivation to achieve their goals.

The music video features athletes and people who have persevered through difficult times, making it an inspiring watch as well. So, put this song on and get ready to be a champion.

26. “The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA

Losing isn’t an option, and this song by ABBA is all about being a winner. “The Winner Takes It All” is a track about giving it your all and having the last laugh.

As this song is about divorce, this track can come off as a revenge song for people who made your life difficult. So, if you feel guilty about winning, put this song on and simply enjoy your success. After all, the winner takes it all.

27. “Exactly” by Amy Steinberg

Trusting the universe and the timing of your life is one way to achieve success. This song by Amy Steinberg is a beautiful reminder of that.

“Exactly” is a track about being grateful for what you have and knowing that everything happens for a reason. It’s a song about patience and faith, two important things when it comes to achieving success.

28. “Champion” by Kanye West

There’s no talking about songs of success without mentioning Kanye West’s “Champion.” This 2007 classic off the ‘Graduation’ album feels timeless with its sample of Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne,” skillfully blended with Kanye’s signature style.

The song talks about the struggles of achieving success, whether it’s proving doubters wrong or staying true to oneself. But in the end, it’s all about the sweet taste of victory that makes it all worthwhile.

29. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

If you’ve ever needed a three-minute shot of adrenaline to get you pumped up, look no further than Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” From the iconic movie ‘8 Mile,’ this song has inspired a generation to seize opportunities and never let go. It’s not just a song about succeeding; it’s a battle cry for anyone who’s ever had the odds stacked against them.

30. “Titanium” by David Guetta ft. SIA

The soaring vocals of SIA coupled with David Guetta’s masterful electronic beats make “Titanium” a powerhouse of a song. While it doesn’t talk about success in the way of trophies or accolades, it focuses on inner strength and resilience.

The message is clear: you are bulletproof, and nothing can break your spirit. Whether it’s a professional setback or personal adversity, this song encourages you to rise from the ashes, stronger and better than before.


Success comes in different ways, shapes, and forms. For some, it’s about money and power while for others, it may be simply about being happy and content. Whatever success means to you, there’s a song out there that can help motivate and inspire you to achieve it.

So, put on your favorite tunes and get ready to work hard and get what you want. After all, success is the sweetest when it’s hard-earned.