16 Inspiring Songs To Get You Out of A Funk

Uplifting Songs That Motivate Fast!

If you’re needing a quick boost, a mood changer or a song that will pep you up, then the following songs are just what you need!

It’s not so much about the genre, but the lyrics, the meaning and the feelings that the song stirs up in you. We all have those songs that do it for us, and once you know yours, it’s an easy tool to use whenever you need a pick me up.

Here are 16 inspiring songs that just might work for you too:

  • The Greatest  – Sia

A fantastic video clip, with some funky dance moves you should try 🙂 and the lyrics will get you pumped up pretty quickly:

“And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb, But I, I, I got stamina”

“Don’t give up, I won’t give up..”

“I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive..” 


  • These Days – Powderfinger

Beautiful lyrics from an awesome band, will remind you of what you did have planned, and that it’s really time to get on with it now…

“This life well it’s slipping right through my hand
These days turned out nothing like I had planned..”



  • Don’t Stop Believin – Journey 

An oldie, but a goodie! 

“Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights, people”

  • Great One – Jessie Reyez 

I love the inspiring words about really living your best life “I hope I die faded” and of course, the simple “I wanna be a great one”:


  • Let it be – Beatles

A beautiful, reassuring song about finding comfort and ‘letting it be’. Paul McCartney wrote the song about a dream he had where his mother (who had passed) came to him to comfort him:



  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

A fun, fast song from Queen that is almost impossible to listen to without moving. Great lyrics that will inspire you:

“I’m gonna go, go, go
There’s no stopping me”


  • Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia

A song about remembering your inner strength. Knowing and trusting yourself.

“I’m bulletproof nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium”

  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters

Not entirely sure what this song is about, but I love the Foo Fighters, and I love the inner strength that this song inspires:

“What if I say I will never surrender?”


  • Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Not being a push-over to someone else, but being strong and independent…oh and fierce of course:

“I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up

I’m not gon’ stop, I’m gon’ work harder”

  • I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

“I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day”


  • Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

A cute song from the Trolls movie about feelings, dancing and happiness:

“Nothin’ I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
Feel a good, good creepin’ up on you
So just dance, dance, dance, come on
All those things I shouldn’t do
But you dance, dance, dance”

  • Lose Yourself – Eminem

A powerful, inspiring song with urgency and a reminder about not giving up on opportunities. The lyrics are dripping with motivation:

“If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture it
Or just let it slip?”


  • The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy

“Hey Youngblood doesn’t it feel like our time is running out
I’m going to change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix”


  • Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

Powerful voice + inspiring lyrics = a great song to inspire!

“This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She’s walking on fire
This girl is on fire”

  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

A great catchy song that will bring you out of a funk pretty quickly. Great sense of humor and the ability to laugh at oneself. A great reminder to not let others get to you:

“‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off”

  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

A slower song, that reminds you of all the good things going right in life right now. It’s basically a song about gratitude, which of course boosts your happiness! 


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