Uplifting Playlist: 18 Songs That Will Uplift & Inspire You

Can you remember the last uplifting, inspiring song you’ve listened to?
Or the last playlist you’ve listened to full of uplifting music?

Previously, I listed several things that inspire me as a writer. On that list, I mentioned music as being a huge influence so I thought that I would share some of my favorite songs for just that purpose. I’ve also added my favorite lines from each song. These songs are sure to uplift and inspire you so have a listen if there’s any you haven’t heard already. I will also be sharing another positive playlist soon so look out for that.

18 Songs That Will Uplift & Inspire You

Jhene Aiko- W.A.Y.S
“Everything takes time, you have gotta lose your pride, you have gotta lose your mind, just to find your peace of mind. You have got to trust the signs, everything will turn out fine so, why aren’t you smiling?”

Jhene Aiko- Eternal Sunshine
“…Maybe I have made mistakes and been through my fair share of pain but all in all, it’s been okay, I’ve lived well. And the more that I see, the more that I know I don’t know anything at all.”

Jhene Aiko – Pretty Bird
“There’s a blinding light inside of you and they can not deny you, pretty bird. Please don’t die, please don’t cry you can fly.”

Alessia Cara- Scars To Your Beautiful
“There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark, you should know you’re beautiful just the way you are. And you don’t have to change a thing the world can change its heart. No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.”

Beyonce- Pretty Hurts
“…Tryna fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery.”

Beyonce- I Was Here
“I want to leave my footprints on the sands of time, know there was something that I left behind. When I leave this world I’ll leave no regrets, leave something to remember so they won’t forget I was here…”

Andra Day- Rise Up
“I’ll rise up, I’ll rise like the day. I’ll rise up, I’ll rise unafraid. I’ll rise up and I’ll do it a thousand times again. And I’ll rise up high like the waves, I’ll rise up in spite of the ache…”

Skip Marley- Lions
“Some said never but the never done come, and took our trust. Hates been winning but the lovers ain’t done…We are the lions, we are the chosen, we’re gonna shine out the dark. We are the movement, this generation you better know who we are…”

Alicia Keys- Holy War
“Maybe we should love somebody, maybe we should care a little more. Maybe we should love somebody instead of polishing the bombs of holy war.”

Kehlani- Bright
“You are what you choose to be it’s not up to no one else so be great, be kind. Don’t let them dim your light, a woman like a sun should always stay bright.”

Kehlani- Be Alright
“I always have those days when I feel unworthy when I sit back and ask God why he chose me cause I’m just human just like you are. We see the same old sky, at night we see the same stars so if you’re feeling down, know you’re not alone.”

Kirk Franklin- Stomp
“Lately I’ve been going through some things that really got me down. I need someone somebody to help me come and turn my life around. I can’t explain it, I can’t obtain it. Jesus your love is so, it’s so amazing…”

Rachel Platter- Fight Song
“This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I’m alright song… And I don’t really care if nobody else believes, cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”

Khalid- Young Dumb & Broke
“I’m so high at the moment, I’m so caught up in this. We’re just young, dumb and broke, but we still got love to give.”

Jordin Sparks- One Step At A Time
“You wanna show the world but no one knows your name yet. Wonder when and where and how you’re gonna make it, you know you can if you get the chance, in your face as the door keeps slamming.”

Anhayla- UGLY (U Gotta Love Yourself)
“When I look at you I feel so confused, you’re so beautiful but you don’t have a clue…”

Mariah Carey- Hero
“There’s a hero if you look inside your heart. You don’t have to be afraid of what you are. There’s an answer if you reach into your soul and the sorrow that you know will melt away.”

“I was born in a thunderstorm, I grew up over night. I played alone, I played on my own. I survived… I found solace in the strangest place, way in the back of my mind. I saw my life in a strangers face and it was mine.”

Those are some of my top uplifting, inspiring songs. I’m interested in knowing what songs uplift and inspire you. Let me know in the comments.💖

Natasha Lecole



  1. August 31, 2017 / 6:44 am

    Oh I love this post!! There are a few songs you listed that I know but the rest I’ll definitely have to look up. I seriously teared up when I first looked up the lyrics to Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful”! Love that one! 💗

    • Natasha Lecole
      September 1, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      That song has made me cry also! It’s beautiful but really gets deep✨

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