Top 20 List of Upbeat, Inspirational Songs (Updated: 2015)

Looking for a new playlist of inspirational and upbeat music tracks? Don’t look any further than my 2015 list of top 20 feel good tunes!

Music is incredible. What would we do it without it? It picks us up when we feel down. It helps us process and heal when we are dealing with heartache and pain. It helps us celebrate and dance when when it’s time to party. It provides energy and motivation when we are faced with massive goals ahead of us. 

This year, I’ve put together an updated playlist of fun, feel good motivational tunes to help raise your energy levels. From tunes such as ‘Everything Is Awesome’ from the Lego Movie, ‘Good Feeling’ from Flo Rider, ‘Price Tag’ from Jessie J and ‘Something New’ from Axwell /\ Ingrosso, you’re sure to find a tune you’ll sing or dance along to. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to add your suggestions!

 #1 Iggy Azalea ft. T.I. – Change Your Life (Explicit) 

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Lyrics Sample:

Once you go great, you never go good
You never go back, even if you could
I’ll show you my way, I got that good-good
You never go back, even if you could

Imma change your life, Imma change it
Imma change your life (life)

#2 Katy Tiz – Whistle (While You Work It)

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Brush, brush, brush it off
I will never let this shit weigh me down, weigh me down
Don’t cry, dry your eyes
Keep your chin up and leave it all behind

#3 Martin Garrix – Don’t Look Down (feat. Usher)

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Don’t look down
Up this high, we’ll never hit the ground
Don’t look down
See that sky, we’re gonna reach it now

#4 Alesso [feat. Tove Lo] – Heroes (We Could Be)

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Anybody’s got the power
They don’t see it ‘Cos they don’t understand
Spin around and run for hours
You and me we got the world in our hands

#5 Icona Pop – We Got the World

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Aiming for the stars, Jupiter and Mars
We can ride a rocket and go so far
They say you’re a freak when we’re having fun
We got the world
We got the wo-wo-wo-wo-wo…

#6 Tiesto – Let’s Go (feat. Icona Pop)

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Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!
I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
I wanna do what has never been done
I wanna light the spark,
The beats in a million hearts
I wanna dance with my boys & my girls,
Dance like we’re gonna take over THE WORLD!

#7 The Royal Concept – On Our Way

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We are young, we are one
Let us shine for what it’s worth
To your place, place, place
We’re on our way, way, way
We’re on our way, way, way
We’re on our way somehow

#8 Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie) – Everything is AWESOME

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Everything is better when we stick together
Side by side, you and I gonna win forever, let’s party forever
We’re the same, I’m like you, you’re like me, we’re all working in harmony

#9 Pharrell Williams – Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”)

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Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

#10 Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City – Good Time

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Good morning and good night
I wake up at twilight
It’s gonna be alright
We don’t even have to try
It’s always a good time

#11 Michael Franti & Spearhead – I’m Alive (life Sounds Like)

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Life sounds like
I’m alive (x6)
This is what it sounds like
Whoa-oh-oh, I’m alive

#12 NONONO – Pumpkin Blood

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Hey heart, on the road again, moving on, forward
Sticks and stones won’t break the bones
They’re in the car, on the highway
It’s so magical, feeling, that no one’s got a hold
You’re a catalyst to your own happiness you know
This is your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumpin’ blood
It’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumpin’ blood

#13 Imagine Dragons – It’s Time

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It’s time to begin, isn’t it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I’ll admit
I’m just the same as I was
Now don’t you understand
That I’m never changing who I am

#14 Florence And The Machine – Dog Days Are Over

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The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

#15 Selena Gomez & The Scene – Who Says

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Who says, who says you’re not perfect?
Who says you’re not worth it?
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurtin’?
Trust me, that’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty?
Who says you’re not beautiful?
Who says?

#16 Flo Rida – Good Feeling

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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah
I get a feeling that I never never never never had before, no no
I get a good feeling, yeah

#17 Idina Menzel – Let It go

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It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I’m free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on

#18 Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

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I would like to reach out my hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
You know what they say about the young.

#19 Jessie J (feat B.o.B) – Price Tag

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It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain’t about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching
Ain’t about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag (OK)

#20. Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Something New

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I see the dawn of a new beginning
This time, this time we can’t go home
I hear the streets of tomorrow calling
I go I go where you go
Cause we belong to something
We belong to something new

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