14 Powerful Songs About Achieving Goals

Music has real power. This epic list of songs is perfect if you’re on the way to achieving a big, exciting goal, or if you’re yet to get started.

These songs will motivate and inspire you to keep going until your goals are met, so if you’re feeling a little dip in motivation right now, or just want to keep your energy and enthusiasm levels high, these are the songs for you!

Watch the videos, listen to them while you work or exercise and add them to your playlist to keep you going.

Songs About Achieving Goals


1. Believer – Imagine Dragons

There is some serious energy in this song. Just some of the motivational lyrics include:

Don’t you tell me what you think that I could be
I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea, oh-ooh
The master of my sea, oh-ooh

Is you a believer?
I get a unicorn out of a zebra
I wear my uniform like a tuxedo
This dragon don’t hold his breath, don’t need no breather


2. I Can – Nas

Powerful words about possibilities and working hard. The children in this video clip and singing the chorus are just beautiful.  

I know I can
Be what I wanna be
If I work hard at it
I’ll be where I wanna be



3. All I Know So Far – Pink

A new song, and while not directly about achieving goals (it’s a song written from Pink to her daughter) – it’s a motivating song about being yourself, making mistakes, life not always being rosy, and yes, being yourself (I feel this needed repeating!).

I can show you how to live, like your life is on the line.

I wish someone would have told me that this life is ours to choose
No one’s handing you the keys or a book with all the rules

I wish someone would have told me that this darkness comes and goes
People will pretend but baby girl, nobody knows
And even I can’t teach you how to fly
But I can show you how to live like your life is on the line


4. Fly Away – Tones and I

This is a beautiful song about feelings before, during and after having achieved a really big goal and adjusting to how to be living that life.

‘Cause I had a dream that someday
I would just fly, fly away
And I always knew I couldn’t stay
So I had a dream that I’d just fly away, away, oh
Oh-oh, woah, oh, I’d fly away
Oh, woah, woah, oh I’d fly away 



5. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

I can’t not include this on a list of songs about achieving goals. An oldie but a goodie – the beat and the lyrics have serious energy and bring serious passion to them


6. High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco

This song is about literally nothing else, but for chasing your dreams and achieving those goals:

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes



7. Roar – Katy Perry

I guess this is the Eye of the Tiger for this generation? 

Been made to feel small or had more than your fair share of doubters? Then this is for you:

You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now


8. Hall of Fame – The Script ft. will.i.am 

An inspiring song, with powerful cheering on lyrics and open to the possibilities that await you:

You can go the distance, you can run the mile
You can walk straight through hell with a smile
You can be a hero, you can get the gold
Breakin’ all the records they thought never could be broke


9. Lose Yourself – Eminem

From down and out, to taking your shot…..you can’t listen to this beat and the lyrics and not be motivated to go at those big goals.

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime


10. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

This song has become a bit of an anthem for those who need encouragement and empowerment. There is no doubt that it gets you thinking: 

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me



11. We Are The Champions – Queen

Another classic, but always a motivating and encouraging song that triggers that feeling of empowerment.

We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions of the World



12. Drive – Incubus

Ready to ‘drive’ your own life? 

It’s driven me before and it seems to be the way
That everyone else gets around
But lately I’m beginning to find that when
I drive myself my light is found


13. Just Like Fire – Pink

Another great motivating song from Pink:

So I can get it running
Just cause nobody’s done it
Y’all don’t think I can run it
But look, I’ve been here, I’ve done it
Impossible? Please
Watch, I do it with ease
You just gotta believe


14. My Way – Frank Sinatra

This song is motivating in the sense that it’s a bit like writing your own eulogy – will you  live a life that’s full?:

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
I saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much, much more
I did it, I did it my way



I hope you’ve found at least a few songs that have inspired you. I will be adding more to this list as I remember them or hear them. Be sure to drop any suggestions in the comments below! For more inspiring words and quotes, check out:


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