16 Inspirational Songs To Brighten Your Day Even When You're Feeling Down

The best songs will make you feel good.

Listening to music is one of life’s simple joys. It’s entertaining, soothing, and it can even be inspiring. No matter your mood — happy, sad, worried, a 3-minute song can shift your mindset open you up to new possibilities.

If you’re going through period of change or difficulties, or you’re exhausted, stressed, or in pain, explore the power of music. It has the ability to heal, trigger emotions and change thought patterns. Researchers believe sound actually penetrates our bodies, affects our heart rates, reduces pain, and literally moves us. Listening to music you enjoy causes your body to release dopamine, that produces that happy, excited, joyful effect you enjoy.

Since music is scientifically good for you, it makes sense to consciously incorporate more music into our lives.  Turn up the volume and you might just feel a whole lot better!

Here are 16 of my favourite positive, empowering, uplifting songs, guaranteed to brighten your day even if you’re feeling down: 

1.     One Day You Will by Lady Antebellum   

2.     Good Life by OneRepublic  

3.     Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves 

4.     A Beautiful Day by India Arie 

5.     Scare Away the Dark by Passenger 

6.     Everything in its Time by Corrinne May 

7.     Brave by Sara Bareilles 

8.     Something Big by Shawn Mendes 

9.     I’m Yours by Jason Mraz 

10. Perfect by Pink

11. Beautiful Day by U2 

12. Human by The Killers 

13. Best Day of My Life by America Authors 

14. Return to Innocence by Enigma 

15. Spirit Bird by Xavier Rudd 

16. Now by Dave Carroll       

 Let some of this wonderful music into your day. It won’t solve your problems, but it will give you pause, make you appreciate life a little more, and lift you up when you feel down.