39 Songs That Describe Your Life


14. “Look at Her Now” by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2019

If you've gone through a bad breakup and are now thriving, “Look at Her Now” will describe your life to a T. This song came from Gomez after the end of her on and off again relationship with Justin Bieber, and it shows how she's doing well.

The tune is catchy, and the instrumentals make it fun to dance along alone at home or when you hear this song at a party.

15. “Past Life” by Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel

Song Year: 2020

Perhaps you're not quite over a lost love yet, in which case “Past Life” might describe where you are in life. It starts with a somber guitar riff before Daniel sings and Gomez responds.

The lyrics talk about mistakes both have made in a relationship. They also mention how they're moving on from the bad period.

16. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Song Year: 2015

Puth's vocals and piano playing start the song slowly. The combination of singing and Khalifa's rap mesh together and express the emotions of missing an old friend.

From the Furious 7 soundtrack, the video showcases the late actor Paul Walker. If you're grieving the loss of a friend or relative, this song may be a great representation of your life.

17. “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble

Song Year: 2005

Buble's jazzy style is clear from the moment the song begins. His voice and the orchestral string backing are slow at first before building throughout the tune.

As the title suggests, the song is about feeling good in life. The song isn't the most danceable, but you can move to it, especially after the brass section comes in during the chorus.

18. “I'll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts

Song Year: 1994

One of the most famous TV show theme songs, “I'll Be There for You” appears in every episode of Friends. It perfectly describes what it's like to be in your 20s and struggling with your career and personal life.

The song is easy to dance and sing along to, and it's relatable for many generations. Whether you watched Friends or not, you should listen to this tune.

19. “Only Human” by the Jonas Brothers

Song Year: 2019

The island-inspired beat of this song makes it super catchy from the start. This song talks about not wanting to get back to real life and wanting to keep dancing.

Joe and Nick Jonas sing about human nature and how we shouldn't hold in our feelings. The beat isn't too fast or slow, and it's a great song to play to remind yourself you're human.

20. “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus

Song Year: 2023

In mere months, Cyrus' song “Flowers” has become a hit. The performer sings about feeling sad about an old relationship but that she doesn't need anyone else to be happy.

You can do what you want and put yourself first. If you're single at the moment, you may find this song represents your life perfectly.

21. “I'm a Mess” by Bebe Rexha

I'm a Mess by Bebe Rexha

Song Year: 2018

A lot of people go through tough breakups, but you'll get through it. That's the message Rexha shares in this song with a catchy beat.

The lyrics talk about being a mess and needing help to get through it. As the stigma against obtaining mental health care dwindles, this song may describe more people's lives.

22. “That's My Girl” by Fifth Harmony

Song Year: 2016

This song's message is about female empowerment and wanting other women and girls to do well. The singing group pumps each other up, reminding the listener they've gone through tough times and gotten up again before.

Like many songs on this list, the beat helps emphasize the message. The brass and percussion background helps give the hit a pump-up vibe.

23. “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

Song Year: 2014

This song has a motivating instrumental background. Its lyrics are all about what you want your legacy to be and how people will know you for years to come. The members of Fall Out Boy act out a scene in the music video where they're fighting as the underdogs and win.

Underneath the lyrics, the instrumentals build throughout the song. If you're facing a big challenge, you might find this song describes your life.

24. “Confident” by Demi Lovato

Song Year: 2015

Having confidence can make a huge difference whether you're facing a tough job market or another problem. The brass hits in this song combine with the drum beat to provide a nice vibe.

Lovato sings about how she feels confident and how there's nothing wrong with that. We all need a little confidence now and then, and this song explores that well.

25. “Enemy” by Imagine Dragons x J.I.D

Song Year: 2021

This theme song for the animated series “Arcane” has since become a hit outside of the context of the show. The lyrics explain how one of the main characters feels like everyone is out to get her. Meanwhile, the beat is consistent, so it's easy to tap your foot.

Frontman Dan Reynolds' voice sounds great, and he sings in a titled rhythm that makes you feel a bit off but in a good way. Later, J.I.D's rap is fast-paced and hard to follow, but it maintains the same flow as the rest of the song.

26. “Love Is the Name” by Sofia Carson

Song Year: 2016

With an island beat, this song talks about how life is a game, love being the name. Carson talks about how we can't always control everything in life, but that's okay.

It's important not to worry too much. We should instead focus on what we can control and work on our goals. The song is fun to dance to, and you can tap your foot to the offbeats.

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