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The Top 30 Inspirational Songs to Keep You Going When in Pursuit of Your Dreams

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So you’ve got goals? That’s great. But as you probably know, nothing that's worth having ever comes easy. And while you’re working towards your dreams, both personal and professional, you’re bound to face some trials and tribulations along the way. This is to be expected and can’t really be avoided.

Inspire Yourself

When tough times inevitably arise, one thing I find comforting is keeping a playlist of inspirational music to listen to. When I say inspirational, I don’t mean it to have any religious connotation (unless that’s what you prefer). Rather, a set of encouraging songs with lyrics or uplifting melodies that inspire to you press onward and renew your energy and hope.

In times of turbulence, listening to my “dreams playlist” helps me keep a positive attitude and reminds me of why I’m doing this in the first place.

crossing the finish line of success to the tune of music

The Songs on the Playlist

It’s likely that many of these songs you’ve already heard. Some are more obscure and you may not have. I chose these particular songs because their lyrics are specifically about staying strong, following your heart, and not giving up when in pursuit of your dreams. These songs would not fit well together in any other context. They encompass a large variety of artists and genres. Some people might say that the subject matter for some of these songs is juvenile, because they derive from family films. But if you take the time to listen to the lyrics, you’ll find that thematically they are quite mature, and certainly applicable to the playlist.

I invite you to take a listen, and see if these magic tunes work for you. If you’re interested in hearing songs off the playlist, you can access it for free on our YouTube Channel here.

So without further ado I present to you, in no particular order, my playlist of inspirational songs to keep you going when in pursuit of your dreams.

Dreams Playlist

dreaming of success while listening to music

Conclusion

So there you have it, my “Dream Playlist” in its entirety. What do you think? What kind of music do you listen to for inspiration or motivation? Do you have any suggestions for my list? If so, please comment below; I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thoughts?

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Addie January 25, 2011 at 10:05 PM

No "Don't Stop Believing"? I'm not sure if this is a glaring omission or a sassy step away from the expected.

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Ambivalence March 15, 2011 at 07:48 AM

I have done a list of inspiring songs on my blog.

The Goo Goo Dolls: That song is about new beginnings to me. They are a band that people keep telling me about and their song keep cropping up in this kind of discussion.

I like the Billy Joel song.

I have to say, when I did a list of romantic songs on my blog, I tried to stay away from some of the cliche ones or some of the predictable ones. So my betting is that you thought the same with this topic.

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Christopher Miller May 07, 2011 at 01:25 PM

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Rob March 31, 2012 at 05:28 AM

I was on a search for inspiring songs and I found a few new songs on your list that I've added to mine. Thanks. Some of your links need refreshing as youtube accounts have been deleted, etc. Thanks! Rob, Southend, UK.

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Ashish May 09, 2012 at 11:13 PM

You should also add "Dont stop believing" and according to me "Typical and spotlight by mutemath" is also good songs which comes in this category . . . btw nice blog . . .loved it

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inspiring video May 20, 2012 at 01:04 PM

nice picks , why you don't post video's here just posted a link also i found a squidoo lens on inspirational songs that was also containing very nice songs .

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Nina June 13, 2012 at 07:27 AM

and how abo Muse-invicible and uprising?

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Rebecca July 15, 2012 at 04:47 PM

i didn't see any Bruce Springsteen songs on the list...very upsetting):

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Syaa July 18, 2012 at 04:48 AM

How about Just Stand Up by Various Artists? I know it's a song about cancer. But try to listen to song and read the lyric. I find it inspiring. It lift up my spirit. It even cheers me up when I'm down. Just sharing tho :)

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heartofmale July 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I would suggest Katy Perry - Firework to this list. It's a really great song and love who you are.

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Eric August 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM

How about The Climb performed by Miley Cyrus, it's about Life. in order to achieve our dreams, we have to keep moving and keep climbing no matter the obstacles. Just sharing.. :)

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Eric August 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM

How about The Climb performed by Miley Cyrus, it's about Life. in order to achieve our dreams, we have to keep moving and keep climbing no matter the obstacles. Just sharing.. :)

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Eric August 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM

How about The Climb performed by Miley Cyrus, it's about Life. in order to achieve our dreams, we have to keep moving and keep climbing no matter the obstacles. Just sharing.. :)

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Eric August 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM

How about The Climb performed by Miley Cyrus, it's about Life. in order to achieve our dreams, we have to keep moving and keep climbing no matter the obstacles. Just sharing.. :)

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yrwehere October 06, 2012 at 07:42 AM

Love!

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Sammi October 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM

What do I think? I think you got stuck in time. These are all songs from my generation for the most part, some before, but also all songs I grew out of and mostly forgot about. On one hand, nice to recall the old times, but uh, think you're in need of a major music makeover. There are plenty of inspiring songs that have come out since most of what is on your list. Stronger, Edge of Glory, Beautiful, just to name 3 off the top of my head.

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Try Reaching up by Top Mass

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