Ever wondered about the songs that fit your life’s story? We certainly have! So, we made a list of songs that would perfectly describe life’s ups and downs. Whether you’re ’80s or millennial, you’ll find a song that fits your narrative.
From old favorites to modern hits, these songs are all about life’s special moments. Just relax, put on your headphones, and let these tunes take you on a musical journey through your life.
- 1. “Titanium” by David Guetta
- 2. “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie
- 3. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
- 4. “Weekend” by Louis The Child and Icona Pop
- 5. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
- 6. “Baba O’Riley” by The Who
- 7. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
- 8. “Vienna” by Billy Joel
- 9. “Highway Star” by Deep Purple
- 10. “Weak” by AJR
- 11. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
- 12. “Rollercoaster” by Jonas Brothers
- 13. “We Can Work It Out” by The Beatles
- 14. “Past Life” by Selena Gomez ft. Trevor Daniel
- 15. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
- 16. “I’m a Mess” by Bebe Rexha
- 17. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
- 18. “Imagine” by John Lennon
- 19. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
- 20. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
- 21. “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne
- 22. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” By Bobby McFerrin
- 23. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
- 24. “Hearbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson
- 25. “Enemy” by Imagine Dragons with JID
- 26. “Unstoppable” by Sia
- 27. “Hard Times” by Paramore
- 28. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
- 29. “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
- 30. “We Are The Champions” by Queen
- Final Thoughts
1. “Titanium” by David Guetta
We are starting off the list with a modern pop song that has an empowering message. “Titanium” is all about being strong and overcoming adversity.
This reminds us that no matter what life throws your way, this will remind you that you are Titanium and nothing can break you! This song radiates an unbreakable vibe we could all use in our lives.
2. “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie
If you’re feeling the pressure of life, this is a good listen. Two musical legends, Queen and David Bowie, joined forces to release this iconic track.
The lyrics are all about how we can be our own worst enemies when it comes to stress and anxiety. This is one of the best songs to play when you’re really stressed. It might just help you get through it!
3. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
Here’s a famous breakup song called “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” It’s about, well, never getting back together. It is the best track that will make you want to dance and forget all about your ex.
4. “Weekend” by Louis The Child and Icona Pop
“Weekend” is a feel-good song that will put a smile on your face. It’s all about living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest.
This track is perfect for when you need a pick-me-up or just want to dance your troubles away. If you’re living carefree and turning weekdays into weekends, this is the track that you don’t wanna miss.
5. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
For all my brave souls out there, this one’s for you. “Brave” is a song about being fearless and speaking your truth.
It’s an empowering and epic sound that will give you the strength to stand up for yourself. It’s one of her most popular tracks and has amassed over 130 million views on YouTube.
6. “Baba O’Riley” by The Who
This song is for when you’re feeling a little down but still holding on. “Baba O’Riley” by The Who is about staying strong despite the odds. It’s a song that will remind you to keep fighting and never give up.
7. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
If you’re in the mood to celebrate life and independence, “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi is the perfect anthem to let loose and enjoy life.
It’s a song about taking risks and not letting anyone stand in your way. The track still gets played on the radio today because of its popularity.
8. “Vienna” by Billy Joel
Goal-getters, this track is for you! It’s all about never giving up on your dreams, no matter how big or small. If you’re feeling like giving up, put this song on and remember why you started chasing your dreams in the first place.
Plus, Billy Joel’s calming vocals will convince you to achieve anything you set your mind to because you are enough and your dreams are worth it.
9. “Highway Star” by Deep Purple
Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” is the perfect song for anyone who is deeply in love with their partner. The song is about feeling protective toward your girl because she’s yours.
Deep Purple’s track will make you want to rock out with its awesome guitar and vocals! So, if you’re feeling possessive and jealous of your partner, this will make a great addition to your playlist.
10. “Weak” by AJR
This next song is a bit of an empowerment anthem for anyone who’s feeling a little bit down. It’s all about not being afraid to show your emotions, even if they make you look “weak.”
If you’re feeling like you need a little boost of confidence, give this one a listen. It’ll remind you that it’s okay to be vulnerable and that you’re not alone.
11. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
If you’re in need of a little bit of motivation, look no further than Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” This song is all about never giving up on your dreams, no matter how hard life gets.
Remember, if you keep fighting for what you want, anything is possible. Believe from dusk till dawn until you taste victory!
12. “Rollercoaster” by Jonas Brothers
Growing up is never easy, and the Jonas Brothers know that better than anyone. In their song “Rollercoaster,” they talk about how we were once just partying and enjoying our youth, then suddenly we’re faced with the responsibilities of adulthood.
It can be a lot to handle, but the song is a reminder that growth is inevitable, so we might as well put our lives in slow motion and just enjoy the ride.
13. “We Can Work It Out” by The Beatles
This next song is about trying to repair a relationship that’s on the rocks. In “We Can Work It Out,” The Beatles sing about how we all make mistakes and that it’s never too late to try and fix things.
This track provides some hopeful visuals for those wanting another chance. If you’re in a relationship that’s going through a rough patch, put this song on and see if it can help you work things out.
14. “Past Life” by Selena Gomez ft. Trevor Daniel
“Past Life” is a song about moving on from a relationship that’s no longer working. In the song, Selena Gomez talks about how she’s trying to move forward but keeps getting pulled back into the past.
If you’re in a situation where you’re trying to move on from someone but can’t seem to let go, this song will surely resonate with you.
15. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
Feeling like a failure is a normal part of life, but it’s not something that you have to live with forever. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a song about hope and perseverance.
Despite not getting enough support or feeling like you’re not good enough, don’t give up on your dreams. Listen to this song when you need to remember that things will improve and perhaps your dreams will come true.
16. “I’m a Mess” by Bebe Rexha
This next song is about being honest with yourself and admitting that you’re not perfect. It’s okay to be a mess sometimes; we all are. This is one of Bebe Rexha’s breakthrough hits, and it’s easy to see why.
The raw emotion in her voice is clear, and her big words lay everything out on the line. This song is for anyone who has ever felt like they’re not good enough.
17. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
We are all beautiful, and nobody could tell us otherwise. This song is about accepting yourself for who you are, inside and out.
Christina Aguilera has one of the most powerful voices in the music industry, and she uses it to send an important message with this song. No matter what anyone says, you are beautiful just the way you are.
18. “Imagine” by John Lennon
If you’re looking for a song that will make you think and reflect, look no further than “Imagine” by John Lennon. This classic song is about visualization and dreaming about a better world.
It’s a song that has been covered by many artists over the years, but nobody does it quite like John Lennon. This is a must-listen for anyone who has lived a rough life and still hopes for the better.
19. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
This next song is for those who constantly live with the fear of death. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas is a reminder that we are all going to die one day, so we might as well make the most of our time.
It’s a somber song, but it’s also one of the most beautiful songs ever written. After all, there are no instructions on how to live life; let’s make every moment count.
20. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Wrapping up the list is “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth. This song is for anyone who has ever lost someone close to them. It’s a reminder that even though they’re gone, they will never be forgotten.
This song was originally written for the movie “Furious 7” as a tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a car accident. You can find it on the album Most Wanted, Vol. 2.
21. “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne
Life’s challenges can force you into being someone you’re not, making it extra difficult, but Avril Lavigne’s song says it’s okay to be yourself, and take it easy. She sings that life has many pressures and challenges, but you should live it your own way.
22. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” By Bobby McFerrin
This happy jazz-reggae song will make you smile and remember the simple joys of life. It tells us not to stress too much and just be happy. The catchy tune and relaxing acappella invite you to take a break and approach challenges with a grin.
23. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
Self-expression can be tough when others are watching, but embracing who you are and loving your flaws helps you ignore negative people and live a better life.
This motivating track by Selena Gomez reminds us to treat ourselves kindly, accept that imperfections are normal, and see our own beauty just by looking in the mirror.
24. “Hearbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson
Getting over a tough breakup is hard, but once you start feeling better, there’s no going back. That’s what Kelly Clarkson’s uplifting song is about.
She proudly sings that she finally has control of her life and will live it the way she pleases. It’s a fantastic song if you’ve successfully built your resilience and turned your life around.
25. “Enemy” by Imagine Dragons with JID
26. “Unstoppable” by Sia
If you had a soundtrack to your life, “Unstoppable” by Sia would be the ideal song to kickstart your journey. The song is about feeling strong and not letting anything stop you. It’s like wearing a tough suit of confidence to win every challenge that comes your way.
27. “Hard Times” by Paramore
“Hard Times” by Paramore shows that life can be tough and make us sad, with events that might make us cry. It tells us that even though we’re angry and unsure about life’s problems, these ‘hard times’ are only temporary and won’t last forever.
28. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
If you’re looking for a song that pushes you to the best of your abilities while still having fun, “Don’t Stop Me Now” is the one. It’s about giving your all and not letting anyone ruin your energy.
Freddie Mercury’s iconic singing and the song’s message teach us that living passionately is a wonderful way to enjoy life, and nothing can hold you back from embracing it!
29. “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“What A Wonderful World” is a wholesome and relaxing ballad that sees the world as a great place. The singer reminds us that life is full of nice things, especially when we remember the people who care about us and the good things we have. It helps us think happy thoughts and appreciate life.
30. “We Are The Champions” by Queen
Finishing off this list, the song “We Are The Champions” by Queen is the ultimate song that celebrates life’s success. The chorus talks about feeling triumphant and believing that the effort you put in was worth it, making the journey all the more satisfying.
Life is a beautiful gift, even when it gets difficult and hard to understand. Music has a way of capturing the human experience in all its highs and lows. These songs on the list are just a few examples of tunes that perfectly describe what life is really like, whatever phase you might be going through.
So, the next time you’re feeling down or needing a pick-me-up, give one of these songs a listen. They just might make you feel understood and maybe even help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for reading!