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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.