51 Songs About Winning & The Success That Victory Brings

Songs About Winning

Everyone loves to win. Winning brings a feeling of success and victory that makes one feel strong and invigorated. The feeling of being a winner does not only have to rest with athletics. Songs that talk about winning and victory often reference success over personal battles such as addiction or getting over a toxic ex.

Even in our personal struggles, triumphing over what holds you back feels good. There are many songs that cover large areas of how it feels to win. The songs listed here are some of the best that show how good it feels to win and succeed over any obstacles in life.

So, let’s get into our best songs about winning!


“We Are The Champions” by Queen

Song Year: 1977

It is hard to imagine any list of songs about winning and victory that does not include this Queen classic. This song has become an intergenerational anthem for conquering adversity.

This song talks about how good it feels to break through and succeed even when you have been held back for no good reason.

“Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen

Song Year: 1975

This Bruce Springsteen classic touches on a different aspect of winning: taking chances. In order to win in life you will have to believe in yourself and take risks that you otherwise would not take.

The trick about winning is you never know you can win unless you take a chance and try. Winning off of chance feels great when you succeed.

“One Little Victory” by Rush

Song Year: 2002

This song is about how good it feels to win, even if only a small victory, especially for those taking a chance and going out into the world for the first time. The smallest of wins can build into great triumph’s over time.

Finding that fighting spirit within you feels great and will help you succeed in life. That energy helps you overcome the hard obstacles in life.

“Winning Ugly” by The Rolling Stones

Song Year: 1986

This song talks about how there is no playing fair in life and in order to win you have to do whatever it takes to beat the odds. This does not mean be unkind to everyone, yet just know that life will throw curveballs at you and you need to prepare for that.

It feels especially good to beat others at their own game and succeed despite adversity. Coming out on top despite the odds being against you is an achievement to be proud of.

“Paths of Victory” by Bob Dylan

Song Year: 1991

The central message for this song is that winning is not easy, yet it feels great to win despite all the odds stacked against you. One of the best rewards in succeeding is knowing you worked hard and beat the odds against you.

It feels good to walk tall when so much in the world tries to get in your way and knock you down.

“Winning” by Santana

Song Year: 1981

This song by Santana deals with coming to terms with losing. Before you succeed in life you will meet failures and it is important to deal with those failures.

It feels great to finally win after failing many times before, which will make your final victory all the more sweeter when it comes.

“Victory” by Megadeth

Song Year: 1994

This heavy metal song deals with overcoming addiction and the great feeling you get when you get over something that no one believes you will. Addiction may seem insurmountable to many, yet there is hope.

Winning the battle of addiction can happen and once you do win, you will feel unstoppable at anything else in life.

“I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Song Year: 1983

This Elton John classic deals with the trauma of bad breakups. This song talks about standing tall when dealing with pain and never showing those who hurt you the trauma you endure.

It is especially satisfying to not give those that hurt you the satisfaction of seeing you suffer.

“Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

Song Year: 1980

Another hit by Queen that deals with proving your haters wrong and succeeding despite everything they have done to get in your way.

It also makes you feel so much better when you watch your opponents fail at trying to keep you down.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Song Year: 1981

This karaoke classic focuses on the need to take a chance in order to get ahead in the world. You have to believe in yourself in order to win.

Imagine how much better you will feel to win when your odds of winning could have been 50/50.

“Heroes” by David Bowie

Song Year: 1977

“Heroes” is a classic David Bowie hit that deals with questioning yourself and finding the courage to be brave and fight on despite adversities in life.

Overcoming self-doubt can feel great, especially when you win despite all of these doubts.

“Simply the Best” by Tina Turner

Song Year: 1989

This Tina Turner hit addresses a loved one, perfect for helping reinforce the esteem of your significant other who is a bit down. Everyone’s partner needs a little confidence boost so they know how strong they are.

This song can help your significant other feel like a winner even on their hardest of days.

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship

Song Year: 1987

This dance classic deals with succeeding in love despite those who doubt you. Love is complicated and comes with many detractors who doubt anything will come of it.

It feels good to prove everyone wrong and to succeed with your loved one when no one else thought you would.

“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Song Year: 2001

This hit by Destiny’s Child deals with overcoming a bad relationship. This song emphasizes the need to stand tall and show those that hurt you how well you are getting along without them.

It feels empowering to stick it to those who wish to see you broken.

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Song Year: 1982

This upbeat hit from “Rocky” deals with the need to face your fears and rivals head on by standing tall and facing adversity even when you are afraid.

It feels good to be victorious not only against those that challenge you but also your own fear and self-doubt.

“The Distance” by Cake

Song Year: 1996

This hit by Cake deals with the need to push yourself to achieve victory. Winning will sometimes require you to hit your limits, yet the satisfaction afterward is great.

Hitting the proverbial finish line feels even better when you have seen how far you can go to win.

“Life’s Been Good” by Joe Walsh

Song Year: 1978

This song is introspective and deals with the aftermath of success and how one is supposed to live once they have achieved great things.

The real feeling of success comes from living your life freely so you can achieve maximum happiness.

“You’re the Best” by Joe Esposito

Song Year: 1984

This song, famous for being featured on “Karate Kid”, deals with confidence and how that will ultimately make your victory more rewarding.

One of the best keys to winning and feeling good about it is having self confidence even when the odds are against you.

“Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

Song Year: 1997

This 90s hit deals with the need to get back up after being knocked down. Detractors love nothing more but to see you beaten and you should never give them the satisfaction.

One of the best feelings about winning is achieving victory despite constant efforts to keep you down.

“I’m Gonna Win” by Foreigner

Song Year: 1981

This song deals with rising to meet certain challenges even when you are not prepared. Sometimes you have to rise to an occasion even if they feel you are not ready.

Winning feels great when you rise to the occasion despite your doubts and fears.

“Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys

Song Year: 2012

Many women feel marginalized and put down in life and this song shows that the way to overcome that is to shine above those that keep you down.

You can feel great when your proverbial fire has burned through the wall of doubts that surrounds you.

“Tribute” by Tenacious D

Song Year: 2001

This song may seem like a joke track, however, it focuses on paying tribute to a great success even if the success is only a fleeting memory.

Feeling good about winning can be rejuvenated by honoring the work you have done.

“The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA

Song Year: 1980

This hit by the Swedish pop group ABBA deals with the timeless theme of nasty breakups and overcoming them.

To be the “winner” you have to give no ground to those who have hurt you and hence you “take it all”

“Invincible”, by OK Go

Song Year: 2005

This song focuses on self-empowerment, rephrasing self doubt in a way that makes you seem strong in the face of adversity.

Rather than focus on your self doubts, you can empower yourself to overcome even the most challenging of tribulations.

“All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

Song Year: 2010

This song is nothing but pure focus on self-respect and personal strength. Never staying quiet and flaunting your strength is the main focus here.

It can feel good to flaunt your strengths and show your opponents that you are not afraid of the challenges they bring.

“Long Distance Winner” by Buckingham Nicks

Song Year: 1973

This song deals with how great it feels to be patient and the rewards playing the long game in life bring. “Slow and steady wins the race” is a good phrase here.

It feels rewarding to endure uncertainty only to come out on top in the end.

“Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

“Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

Song Year: 2014

This chipper song is about chasing your dreams and how success at achieving them will make you feel more alive than you have ever felt.

It can feel great to succeed at even the wildest of dreams and it is important to never give up.

“On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons

Song Year: 2012

This hit song is about cherishing what you have and never taking your victories for granted. It is always wise to choose your battles or you can lose what you have.

It can feel empowering to be humble and pick your conflicts carefully.

“One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston

Song Year: 1988

This song by Whitney Houston was made for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. It is perfect for athletes and those who need encouragement to be their best.

It feels good to push yourself to the limits and have faith in your ability to succeed.

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by McFadden and Whitehead

Song Year: 1979

This upbeat song is all energy and motivates you to keep going. In order to overcome adversity and achieve victory you have to keep pushing yourself.

You can be empowered to win by the relentless push of your energy and will to succeed.

“Hall of Fame” by The Script (feat. will.i.am)

Song Year: 2012

This catchy song is about reaping the rewards of success by continuing to work hard and push against what is in your way.

In the end, it can feel rewarding to achieve the recognition of your hard work and will to keep winning.

“Good Feeling” by Flo Rida

Song Year: 2012

This hit song is yet another good boost for self-confidence. By striving to be your best you can become anything you want and prove your detractors wrong.

Success comes with never giving up and this is the only way to get ahead in the world.

“All Star” by Smash Mouth

Song Year: 1999

This seminal 90s hit has become an anthem for those who strive for success. The best way to win in life is to break the mold and stand out from the crowd.

This is a good track for a good boost of self-confidence.

“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Song Year: 1978

This is yet another great track by Queen for the wild spirits you send the message “get out of my way.” This song is all about energy and the need to win despite those that get in your way.

This is a good song to build yourself up to full winning potential.

“I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

Song Year: 2009

This is a great R&B song to help boost your confidence when days look grim. The best way to win and achieve success is believing in yourself.

This is a great confidence booster for R&B and Hip Hop fans.

“How Do You Like Me Now” by Toby Keith

Song Year: 1999

This country hit deals with proving those who doubt your abilities wrong. One of the best rewards to success and victory is seeing those who doubted you proven wrong.

For country music fans, this is a great tune to symbolize success and victory.

“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

Song Year: 1990

This early 90s hip hop hit is a great anthem for those who have achieved success in life. It is another great song for those who want to flaunt their victories in life.

It can seem a bit much, but everyone should show off from time to time.

“Firework” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2010

This pop hit is a perfect tune for those who feel down and need to be shown their true potential. Self-doubt can be hard, yet in order to win at life it will need to be overcome.

This is a perfect catchy tune for pop fans who need a confidence boost on hard days.

“You Can Make It If You Try” by Sly and the Family Stone

Song Year: 1969

This funky classic is another great song for those with self-doubt. It is a catchy tune that will help push you to persevere during hard times.

The key to success is to keep trying and never give up on your goals.

“Celebrate” by Three Dog Night

Song Year: 1969

This rock classic shows the importance of small victories. Even staying alive in the face of adversity shows triumph over it and will feel rewarding to those who are in doubt.

This song is always a good choice for seeing that small wins turn into great victories.

“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

Song Year: 1983

This pop hit is perfect for those going through a rough breakup. It is another good example of showing that the best way to win in this case is to hold your head up high.

This is a good song for anyone who needs the extra confidence boost during separations.

“Roar” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2013

This is another good hit song by Katy Perry for those who need to see their full potential. One way to win in life is to stop doubting yourself and flaunt your skills for the world to see.

This is a perfect pop anthem for those who are breaking out of their shell and seek success. 

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister

Song Year: 1984

This rock anthem is great for those who are tired of being held back and want to break out and succeed. You should never let anyone hold you back from winning in life.

This is a good song for anyone ready to strike back and achieve victory over adversity.

“The Final Countdown” by Europe

Song Year: 1986

This 80s classic is about sending a message to your opponents and yourself; the clock is ticking and success will come in time.

This is a great song to help set yourself up for success during a trying day and the rewards patience will bring.

“Get Down On It” by Kool and the Gang

Song Year: 1981

This catchy song will help give a good push to those with self-doubt. As long as you question yourself then you will be held back from success.

For those with a little groove, this song will help set you on the right path to winning by believing in yourself.

“The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” by Weezer

Song Year: 2008

This song is about being who you are and how that will ultimately make you stand out over the crowd. Great people in life do not blend in, they make waves and that is how they are remembered.

This is a great anthem for those who succeeded in life by being their genuine selves.

“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti

Song Year: 1985

This is the recognizable theme from the “Rocky” franchise. This song is great for those who need a good workup for confidence that they will succeed and achieve victory.

This is an all-round good theme to boost your confidence too.

“Unstoppable” by Foxy Shazam

Song Year: 2010

This catchy hit is about ignoring the haters in life and overcoming their doubts. Doubters will come to you in life and the best thing to do is push through their wall of doubt.

If you need a good confidence boost against detractors, this is a good song for that.

“I Believe I Can Fly” by R Kelly

Song Year: 1996

This song has become an anthem for those who dream of achieving great success in life that just need that extra push. We all have self-doubt, yet overcoming those doubts will help you find success and victory.

Anyone in need of encouragement to win against the odds will likely find comfort in this song.

“We’re A Winner” by The Impressions

Song Year: 1968

This catchy tune is great for team encouragement and is about how, as teams, there is no telling how far you can go to achieve success and win against the odds. It is always good for teams to boost their morale in order to achieve victory.

This is a good song for good team confidence boosts in the face of rough odds.

“Beat It” by Michael Jackson

Song Year: 1983

This pop hit by Michael Jackson is perfect for those who have a message to send to their doubters; get lost. Confidence in yourself is important to winning and this song emphasizes that.

If you need encouragement to prove your doubters wrong, this song is great to jam to.

Top Songs About Winning, Final Thoughts

This list of the best songs are perfect for those with a winning attitude seeking to achieve victory over any adversity in life. These songs are both inspirational and introspective, taking different approaches to the idea of “winning.”

Any number of these songs can help people succeed and overcome even the hardest of life’s challenges. The key that ties these songs together is the need to believe in yourself in order to win.

If you are a winner, or are tired of feeling held back, this list of songs will help give you that extra boost that you need to find your victories that you crave.

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