55 Best Songs About Strength, Courage, Bravery and Power

There are many moments in life where we need a boost of strength and courage to get through a situation. While we can get this strength from a number of sources, one of my favorite ways is through motivational songs.

Today we look at the best of those tunes. Here’s our top songs about strength, power, bravery and courage.


“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

Song Year: 2013

We all have to be brave to face what life throws at us, and sometimes the difficulties of our modern world can get us down. Sara Bareilles reminds us to find our inner bravery and allow it to destin our future, rather than letting fear control us. “Brave” is an upbeat, positive song with beautiful lyrics that will bring encouragement to your day. Allow this song to remind you of all that you are capable of.

“Keep Holding on” by Avril Lavigne

Song Year: 2006

Punk rocker, Avril Lavigne brought the world a gem when she released “Keep Holding On”. This song is deep and dramatic but brings a true sense of joy when reminding listeners to persevere through the hardest of moments. When you feel like giving up, turn this song on and you will be reminded of your purpose and encouraged to push through.

“Hero” by Mariah Carey

Song Year: 1993

Mariah Carey always sets the stage well to motivate and remind us how powerful we can really be. “Hero” is no different than many of her powerful songs, but it reminds us even more that we can look within to find a hero. It is not always about looking outwards but knowing who you are to be strong. Hero will remind you that you have all it takes to push through and achieve everything you could want.

“Waiting for Love” by Avicii

Song Year: 2015

Avicii is one of the greatest DJs to ever live and all of his songs not only give you an exciting experience but also motivational lyrics. “Waiting for Love” reminds us that there is hope, even when we are in a season of waiting rather than experiencing. Avicii reminds us that there is joy even in the moments when you are unsure of what will happen next. If you need to appreciate the pauses in life this song will open up your eyes to joy in a time of waiting.

“Give Me a Reason” by Pink

Song Year: 2012

Sometimes you need a classic sad song to get you out of a funk, “Give Me a Reason” has a melancholy melody but the lyrics will remind you how important it is to persevere. Pink’s song gives us a look into someone experiencing the need for motivation to go on, and the gorgeous melody and relatable words will help anyone who needs a boost of courage.

“Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot

Song Year: 2000

Switchfoot provides us with an epic song that can motivate you to make life happen. “Dare You to Move” not only has a beat that will pump you up and help light a fire within, but the words also remind you that you can do it! This energetic and emotional message is a go to for those days that you need a push for courage. You will not be able to stay stagnant after listening to these incredible lyrics.

“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Song Year: 2004

A classic song that reminds us all that we do not know what is ahead but it is an open book, you have a story that needs to be written and that story is up to you. This upbeat pop song reminisces on those hard times that lead to a beautiful story and though it is unwritten now, we can push through knowing there are beautiful days ahead. “Unwritten” will give you the hope to see that there are such beautiful times ahead.

“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

Song Year: 2014

Rachel Platten gives us beautiful metaphors for the hard moments in life that makes this highly literary song a beautiful reminder of how emotional sad times can be. She does not live within the negative experiences, she claims that this is her fight song and that she will always push through even in the struggle. Listen to “Fight Song” when you need a reminder to hold on and continue through even in the hardest struggles.

“Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe

Song Year: 2014

Have you ever wanted to tell your younger self a story to make things better? If you sometimes live in your regrets, this amazing song by MercyMe will help you realize that life is an ever moving forward journey. Though we sometimes want to live in the past, we also have the passion to move forward and live the future better than we did the previous moments in our life. “Dear Younger Me” is an inspiration to let the negative of the past go and focus on what we can control now.

“Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

Song Year: 2015

Sometimes we want to hide away because we are ashamed of the way we look or the way we act. Alessia Cara struggled through hair loss and wrote this gorgeous song to remind us that we can get through those hard times and that no struggle is too small. Even if you are dealing with issues around your appearance, “Scars to Your Beautiful” reminds us that we are beautiful in spite of what we have gone through, not because of it.

“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

Song Year: 2003

We can always look within for courage, but we also need the people around us to help provide strength and positivity. Josh Groban’s intricate ballad brings to light the joys of having people in your life that support you. If you are feeling thankful for those that bring encouragement to your life then think of this song. “You Raise Me Up” does not only have beautiful words, but Groban’s voice is so powerful it will inspire you.

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