Some people are ok living a boring or mediocre life. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to live your life to the fullest!
Yes work and study commitments can get in the way. But for those days when you’re not pushing boundaries, you can always get pumped for your next adventure by listening to some relevant songs.
Here are the best songs about living life ever.
“I Lived” by One Republic
Song Year: 2014
One Republic sings about making the most of every day. The song tells people to take chances and enjoy the pain of failure because it means you are truly living. You can't live a whole life if you continuously hide in fear, and you must take chances and try new things to reach your full potential.
The video for this song is dedicated to a teenage fan suffering from cystic fibrosis. The message applies to anyone. Enjoy as much pleasure from each day as possible because you don't know when your time will end.
“It's My Life” by Bon Jovi
Song Year: 2000
This song is one of the greatest hits of the 21st century. Bon Jovi sends a message of self-confidence and strength. They want people to live as they want to, not like other people expect them to. It is sometimes hard to challenge the norms of society, but people have to take advantage of the life they have.
It is essential to grab any moment of happiness and cherish it. The lyrics nod to the late Frank Sinatra, reminding listeners that he did things his way. Bon Jovi encourages his listeners to stay strong and continue living the way they want instead of how others expect them to live.
“I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly
Song Year: 1996
This song was composed for the movie Space Jam featuring Michael Jordan. “I Believe I Can Fly” is one of the most inspirational songs ever written. The message to listeners was to go after your dreams; if you think you can do it, you will succeed. Everyone has the power to make their destiny.
People need to believe in themselves. Even if people have challenges, they need to rise and overcome them. People should set their goals high and work hard to achieve them. You have to celebrate each success as you experience them. It is essential to enjoy life at every opportunity.
“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
Song Year: 2000
Many consider crossover country-pop hit to be Womack's signature song. It is from the point of view of a mother telling her children to go out and experience the world, and she wants them to take chances and open themselves up to new opportunities.
Listeners of all ages could relate to this song at different times. The singer forces you to stop and look at your life and how you live, and there might be other choices you could be making. The song sends an uplifting message that will resonate with everyone. Everyone should be brave enough to go out and experience the world.
“Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
Song Year: 1981
Journey's classic sends a message of resilience and positivity. The song encourages people to keep believing even in the worst of times. Life always gets better, and good things will eventually come. You need to believe in yourself and the goodness of the world around you.
This song has become an iconic anthem that gets used in almost any situation. The incredibly inspirational piece is a favorite among sports teams. No matter life's challenges, you must find something to hold onto.
“Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo
Song Year: 2014
Pitbull tells people that you can't let financial difficulties get in the way of having a good time. He mentions that he knows his rent is due but has just enough for a great night out. It is best to live for the moment instead of worrying about things you can't change.
People should celebrate every moment that they are alive. Life is a gift that you could lose at any moment. Your challenges don't matter; you need to forget about them and enjoy life to the fullest.
“Living in the Moment” by Jason Mraz
Song Year: 2012
This song lets people know that life will be difficult, but finding ways to enjoy yourself is essential. You cannot dwell on past mistakes or challenges; people must learn to find happiness daily.
Mraz wanted to write a song with a message that could become a mantra. He wanted people to let go of their pasts and enjoy the present. We cannot change the things we can't control, so enjoy the times you can handle.
“Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige
Song Year: 2007
Blige wanted to write a song about having a good day. Everyone has bad days, so it is crucial to celebrate the good days. When you have the perfect day when everything seems to be going right, you need to take advantage of that great feeling.
Bad days can sometimes be overwhelming, and you have to learn to get past them and rejoice in the good days.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Song Year: 2002
This inspirational song is about the singer's battle to overcome his challenges. The song talks about recognizing opportunities and being brave enough to seize them. “Lose Yourself” was Eminem's first number-one single in the United States. This song is one of the greatest hip-hop songs ever released.
This award-winning grammy song is the theme song for the movie 8 Mile. The movie is about Eminem's real life, and he talks about taking advantage of every opportunity to improve himself.
“Beautiful Day” by U2
Song Year: 2000
Bono was inspired to write this song by a benefit in 2000 urging politicians to drop Third World Debt. Bono describes a man who has lost everything but still finds happiness. The music makes listeners realize that it doesn't matter what situation they find themselves in; they are still alive, and they should find a way to appreciate the small things in their lives.
Some listeners interpret the song to mean that you could forget the material things and focus on finding joy in the world around you. The lyrics are ambiguous so that all listeners can relate to the message.
“In the End” by Linkin Park
Song Year: 2001
Listeners can interpret the ambiguous lyrics to this song in several ways. The most popular interpretation is that you cannot waste precious time chasing dreams that might never make you happy. You can follow your heart, but you must enjoy every moment of the journey. The eventual destination might not make you happy, so you have to celebrate the journey getting there.
This song was one of Linkin Park's most famous songs, but lead singer Chester Bennington did not like it. He wanted to exclude this song from their album Hybrid Theory. He quickly saw the error of his ways when the song became a hit.
“Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
Song Year: 2015
Anyone going through a difficult breakup needs to listen to this song. The lyrics describe a man returning to life after a failed relationship, and he describes feeling happy again and letting someone touch his heart again.
Someone in a good relationship can relate to the feelings of ecstasy. Pounding hearts can signal you have an adventure you will never forget.
“Where's the Fun in Forever” by Miguel
Song Year: 2012
Miguel sings about enjoying the moment that you are experiencing. Don't worry about what you could accomplish in the future; celebrate your present. Don’t wait to enjoy your time, and never put it off until another day because it is never guaranteed.
This song encourages people to live their life to the fullest, no matter where they are and how they are doing. You can always find something to celebrate and appreciate. Never let the small moments fade away.