Category Archives: Songs About Life

Happy Alternative Songs of 2010

Here are some of the best happy alternative songs of 2010. These were carefully chosen from the list of triple j’s hottest 100 for the same year, as hundreds of thousands of alternative music fans can’t be wrong. They are songs about embracing life’s opportunities, accepting mistakes, moving on, having fun, holding your head up high and sticking up for yourself, … and riding your bike.

  1. Post Rock – Jonsi Birgisson – Go Do
    Not only is the unique melody of this song highly uplifting, but the lyrics are too. They invite a listener to go and make the most of life and explore endless possibilities.
  2. Alternative Rock – The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
    To me, this song is about accepting that mistakes are sometimes made in love. Rather than dwell on these too much, one should be open to moving on.
  3. Alternative Rock – Gyroscope – Baby, I’m Getting Better
    This song can be related to coming out of a period of distress, depression or sadness and starting to enjoy life once again.
  4. Indie Rock – Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun
    It is said this song was inspired by a book with the same name. The book is about a time in Japan’s history where all trade was closed off, foreigners expelled, and the country reverted to using old technologies. It is interesting to imagine whether today’s world could revert back to older technologies.
  5. Dance-Pop – Sia – Bring Night
    In fact, any song from Sia’s ‘We Are Born’ is quite up-beat, for example songs like ‘Clap Your Hands’ or ‘The Fight’. But ‘Bring Night’ is my personal favorite. She has such an amazing voice. She has more talent than other musicians which are receiving much more attention.
  6. Experimental Rock – Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
    With lyrics such as “Your lows will have their complement of highs”, this is a great song about sticking up for yourself and keeping your head up. It has even been named a ‘self help anthem’.
  7. Mark Ronson & The Business International {Ft. Kyle Falconer & Spank Rock} – The Bike Song
    This fun cruisy tune brings to mind images of riding a bike on a warm, sunny day. But the lyrics are not as happy as one might first think. While the singer is riding his bike, he is thinking of many things. For example, he is thinking of all the things he has done this week and all the things he should have done instead.

Songs About Life That Are Up-Beat and Happy | Alternative Songs

Here is a list of songs about life. All these songs are up-beat and positive, pointing out how precious and wonderful life can be. They are songs that would could get anyone motivated to make the most of every moment. These are not mainstream songs and I would consider all artists to be inspirational musicians.

  1. Psychedelic Pop – Polyphonic Spree Section 9 (Light & Day/Reach For The Sun)
    There is a positive message to be taken from this song: “Follow the Day and Reach for the Sun”.
  2. Pop Punk – Good Charlotte – Standing Ovation
    The chorus invites the listener to make the most of every breath, the most of every second of every day.
  3. Alternative Rock – Foo Fighters – Ain’t It The Life
    Dave Grohl wrote this song after leaving Los Angeles upon the completion of “There Is Nothing Left To Lose” and moving back home to Alexandria, Virginia. He was quite fed up with L.A, so the song could be interpreted as his description of L.A life. But, in my opinion, the chorus lyrics (“ain’t it the life, just sail on by”) really reflect how much the band enjoyed this period of being back home.
  4. Electronica – Lamb – Small
    This song contemplates one’s life in relation to the wonders of the world and the universe. If you put it in perspective, one single person is so small. This makes the singer feel incredibly free.
  5. Alternative Rock – Gyroscope – Baby I’m Getting Better
    This up-beat song seems to reflect coming out of a difficult or sad period and starting to enjoy life again.
  6. Alternative Rock – Paramore – Looking Up
    As the title suggests, this is another song about coming out on top after a difficult time in life. It tells a story of a band that were not going well and were going to quit. But they stuck with it for that little bit longer. And now they have made it, they are so glad they did.
  7. Pop Rock – Jason Mraz – Wonderful Life
    A beautiful, slow, up-beat song contemplating pointing out some clear truths about life. For example, my favourite is “it takes no time to fall in love, but it takes years to know what love is”.
  8. Soft Rock – Five For Fighting – 100 Years
    This piano based rock song is a collection of the singer’s feelings, thoughts and concerns at different ages in his life. The chorus highlights how good it is to be 15, how you still have time for you. You have your whole life ahead of you.