Music is powerful. It has to ability to bring us to tears or cause us to take action. That’s why it is so great when it comes to motivating you. Pop songs are no exception.
These songs are often upbeat and can be quite inspiring when you’re trying to motivate yourself.
Pop songs can greatly improve our mood and help us get moving. Whether you are wanting to start a difficult task or need a push to go for a run, music has the power to inspire you.
Upbeat pop songs can also help us process information more quickly and improve our memory. That means that if you need the motivation to finish some work, a little music can help you process it more quickly and retain information better.
Motivation from Hit Pop Songs
If you need a boost of dopamine or a little push to take action, these motivating pop songs will give you a boost to help you get any task done. The quotes from these songs will inspire you to work harder, accept yourself, and inspire you to change the world.
1. Fight Song, Rachel Platten
“And I don’t really care if nobody else believes. ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”
This song says, “I’m not giving up” loud and clear. No matter what you’re going through, this quote will give you the pick-me-up you need to fight your battles and stay strong.
2. Fighter, Christina Aguilera
“Made me learn a little bit faster. Made my skin a little bit thicker. Makes me that much smarter. So thanks for making me a fighter.”
Everyone goes through something that drags us down, but this song will have you dusting off your shoulders and getting back up. Yeah, it was rough, but you know what, you learned something from it, and it’s a mistake you won’t repeat.
3. Unstoppable, Sia
“I’m so powerful, I don’t need batteries to play. I’m so confident, yeah, I’m unstoppable today.”
This is one of those perfect pop songs to listen to if you have been told no when you really believe in something. This quote says you’re a force to be reckoned with, and you’re not backing down.
4. Stronger, Britney Spears
“You might think that I can’t take it, but you’re wrong. ‘Cause now I’m stronger than yesterday. Now it’s nothing but my way.”
When people underestimate you, it always feels good to be able to come out ahead, and that’s exactly what this quote says.
5. Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the tiger.”
You don’t have to be a fan of the Rocky movies to love this song. Its beat makes you want to move, and the words drive you to take action.
6. Lose Yourself, Eminem
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it. You better never let it go, you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”
This song became a crossover hit when it was released thanks to its uptempo beat and inspiring words. Love or hate Eminem–there’s no denying this song gets you pumped.
7. Try, Pink
“But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You gotta get up and try, and try, and try.”
This one of those great pop songs to listen to if you are struggling in a relationship. Yes, it’s hard, but you can’t give up.
8. Confident, Demi Lovato
“So you say I’m complicated, That I must be outta my mind, But you had me underrated… What’s wrong with being confident?”
There’s nothing wrong with being certain of yourself, and this song reminds you of that with these power lyrics.
9. Brave, Sara Bareilles
“You can be amazing. You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug, you can be the outcast, or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love. Or you can start speaking up.”
The opening quote from this song sets the mood. You have the power to act, but if you don’t act, nothing will change. Be brave.
10. Roar, Katy Perry
“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter. Dancing through the fire, ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.”
Whether you feel unheard or just want to feel empowered, this song will help you speak your mind and take action.
11. Most Girls, Hailee Steinfeld
“Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful, most girls, work hard, go far, we are unstoppable, most girls, our fight to make every day. No two are the same…I wanna be like, most girls.”
There’s nothing wrong with being a girl, and the lyrics from this song make sure everyone knows it.
12. Survivor, Destiny’s Child
“I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up, I’m not gon’ stop, I’m goin’ work harder, I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it. I will survive, keep on survivin'”
This is another great quote from a song for when you feel like you’ve been left in the dust. It reminds you to keep pushing, keep trying, and keep surviving.
13. Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
“Everybody stands, as she goes by. Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes. Watch her when she’s lighting up the night.”
When you are on fire, no one can touch you. Is there any better way to motivate you than to remind you of the fire within?
14. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
“I’m not that chained-up little person and still in love with you. And so you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free. Well, now I’m saving all my lovin’ for someone who’s loving me.”
When you know your worth, there’s no going back. This is the perfect song to remind us of that.
15. I am Woman, Helen Reddy
“Oh yes, I am wise, but it’s wisdom born of pain. Yes, I’ve paid the price, but look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything.”
This I the anthem from the women’s liberation movement for a good reason. It reminds women that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.
16. Unwritten, Natasha Beddingfield
“Feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you. Only you can let it in. No one else…Can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.”
These lyrics remind us that we write our own destiny. You have the power to do anything you desire, and it all starts right now.
17. High Hopes, Panic at the Disco
“Had to have high, high hopes for a living. Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing. Didn’t have a dime, but I always had a vision. Always had high, high hopes.”
This quote reminds us that we have to keep our hopes high and stick to our vision. It’s easy to feel down when we are struggling, but if we stick with it, our struggles can turn into amazing things.
18. You Gotta Be, Des’ree
“Listen as your day unfolds. Challenge what the future holds. Try and keep your head up to the sky. Lovers, they may cause you tears. Go ahead, release your fears. Stand up and be counted. Don’t be ashamed to cry.”
This quote is from one of the most motivational pop songs ever written. Yes, this world is going to challenge you, but your attitude and determination make all the difference.
19. It’s My Life!, Bon Jovi
“This is for the ones who stood their ground. It’s for Tommy and Gina, who never backed down. Tomorrow’s getting harder, make no mistake. Luck ain’t enough. You’ve got to make your own breaks.”
If you’re ready to take the bull by the horns, this song will motivate you with its upbeat tempo and empowering lyrics.
20. Not Afraid, Eminem
“I’m not afraid, To take a stand, Everybody, Come take my hand. We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm.”
Eminem has never been afraid to speak his mind, and that has never been more motivational than the lyrics of this song.
21. Skyscraper, Demi Lovato
“You can take everything I have. You can break everything I am. Like I’m made of glass. Like I’m made of paper. Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper.”
If you get knocked down, get back on your feet. These lyrics speak volumes when it comes to getting back after a hard fall.
22. What a Feeling, Irene Cara
“What a feeling, bein’s believin’. I can have it all. Now I’m dancing for my life. Take your passion and make it happen. Pictures come alive. You can dance right through your life.”
This song reminds us not to give up on our dreams and turn our passions into something more. It’s a nice reminder for those who work a day job while trying to follow our passions on the side.
23. Phoenix, Fall Out Boy
“So we can take the world back from the heart-attacked. One maniac at a time, we will take it back.”
This song is all about taking action and rising from the ashes. This quote says that the time is ours, it’s our turn.
24. That’s My Girl, Fifth Harmony
“Get mad independent, and don’t you ever forget it. Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya. If you’re feeling me, put your five high, That’s my girl!”
This quote reminds us that we’re going to get knocked down, but you have to dust off and get back up every time.
25. Never Give Up, Sia
“No, I won’t never give up…And I won’t let you get me down. I’ll keep gettin’ up when I hit the ground.”
This motivational song is a reminder to not give up. No matter how many times the world beats us up, it’s up to us to fight for ourselves. No one will do it for you.
Whether you are struggling to achieve your dreams, feel like the world has a vendetta against you, or need that extra reminder that you write your own destiny, the quotes from these pop songs will empower and inspire you.
Now, create a playlist and get started. There’s no time like the present to make your dreams come true and live your life to the fullest.