25 Popular Song Lyrics as Quotes for Encouragement

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Music has the power to inspire and rouse our deepest yearnings.

And our favourite songs have the ability to move us, uplift and transport us, change our mood, and get us into our zone.  Great song lyrics are timeless and are often filled with fragments of wisdom and encouragement. The right words, and the right melody, at the right time, can have the most powerful impact of all.⁠

Here’s a snapshot of encouraging quotes lifted from songs, that work equally as beautifully on their own, as inspiring words of encouragement.

  1. “Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you, and everything you do.” – Coldplay

  2. “Here comes the sun. And I say, it’s all right.” – The Beatles

  3. “Take a chance, it could only make you stronger. Do your dance.” – Prince

  4. “From little things big things grow.” – Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody

  5. “Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear. Livin’ on a prayer.” – Bon Jovi

  6. “We’re all in this together.” – Ben Lee

  7. “Don’t worry, about a thing, cuz every little thing is gonna be alright.” – Bob Marley

  8. “A loss ain’t a loss, it’s a lesson.” – Jay-Z

  9. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon

  10. “If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.” – Snoop Dogg

  11. “Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.” – Drake

  12. “Baby, we were born to run.” – Bruce Springsteen

  13. “Life is ours, we live it our way.” – Metallica

  14. “I’ll keep this world from dragging me down. Gonna stand my ground. And I won’t back down.” – Tom Petty

  15. “Dream until your dreams come true.” – Aerosmith

  16. “Lean on me. I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.” – Bill Withers

  17. “I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar.” – Katy Perry

  18. “Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections.” – John Legend

  19. “We are beautiful, in every single way. Yes words can’t bring us down.” – Christina Aguilera

  20. “There is a light that never goes out.” – The Smiths

  21. “Hey now, hey now. Don’t dream it’s over.” – Neil Finn

  22. “Got to lose control before you take control.” – Patti Smith

  23. “Hey, you got to hold on.” – Brittany Howard/Alabama Shakes

  24. “Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” – Dolly Parton

  25. “There is only one map to the journey of life and it lives within your heart.” – Willie Nelson

We’re always adding to our playlist.

What are your go-to songs or lyrics when you’re seeking an encouragement boost?