Top Positive Songs to Include in Your Optimistic Playlist


Music is a way of life.

We hear music everywhere we go.

Personally, I love music.  Whatever mood I’m in, may it be sad, angry, scared or happy, music is my first to cling in.  It is part of my daily routine that’s why whatever I do,  like when I’m working, thinking, writing, relaxing, driving and even sleeping, my music is turned on.

In my previous post, The Rhythm of Life, I’ve compared life to music.  Just like music, life is best lived with a rhythm, a tone.  A lot like life, music has different moods too.  There is happy, sad, dance, hard-rock, rhythm and blues (RnB) or love songs.  The same is true with life, it’s not all about happy times, countless times, you’ll be faced with difficult moments that makes you feel sad, angry, scared or any other similar bad feeling.  At this time, when circumstances turn your positive mood to negative, it gets hard to shift back to positivity.  And as a result, your whole day is ruined.

Have you heard of the saying:

“Music heals the soul”

For me, this is definitely true, for I’ve experienced countless time where music helped me divert my bad moods to positive one.  And I hope to do the same to you.

If you want to begin creating positive changes in your life, start by choosing to be positive in every good or bad circumstances.  One way to do that is through having and listening to what I call Optimistic Playlist”. Here are the Top Positive Songs to include in your Optimistic playlist.

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1.       Let The Music Heal Your Soul – Bravo All Stars

2.       Believe it Or Not – Joey Scarbury

3.       Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

4.       Try Again – Aaliyah

5.       Okaeri –Ayaka

6.       The World’s Greatest – R. Kelly

7.       My Wish – Rascal Flatts

8.       Sonata – Mozart

9.       From This Moment On – Shania Twain

10.   The Young Man I want To Be – Chris Young

11.   Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

12.   Top of the World – The Carpenters

13.   Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

14.   Beautiful Day – U2

15.   Life Goes On – Leanne Rimes

16.   Can’t Take That Away – Mariah Carey

17.   Keep on Keeping On – Jojo

18.   What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

19.   I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado

20.   You Gotta Be – Des’ree

21.   Feeling So Good – Jennifer Lopez

22.   Simple Things – Usher

23.   Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

24.   Little Wonders – Rob Thomas

25.   Follow That Dream – Elvis Presley

26.   I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

27.   When You Believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston

28.   Struggle No More – Anthony Hamilton

29.   Life – Des’ree

30.  Lovely Day – Bill Withers

31.   High – Lighthouse Family

32.  Dancing in The Storm – Boom Crash Opera

33.   I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

34.   Survivor – Destiny’s Child

35.   Never Say Never – Justin Bieber

36.   We Are The World – Michael Jackson

37.   Heal The World – Michael Jackson

38.   You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson

39.   Where is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas

40.   Waka Waka – Shakira

41.  Dream Big – Emily Shackelton

42.  Go the Distance – Michael Bolton

43.  Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne

44.  The Time of My Life – David Cook

45.  Wavin’ Flag (World Cup version) – K’naan

46.  The Climb – Miley Cyrus

47.  World of Our Own – Westlife

48.  Today My Life Begins – Bruno Mars

49.  This is My Now – Jordin Sparks

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50.  A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

51.  I’m Alive – Celine Dion

52.  Keep on Moving – Five

53. Rise and Fall – Craig David

54. One Tribe – Black Eyed Peas

55. Strong – Leann Rhimes

56. Good Life – One Republic

57. One Step at a Time – Jordin Sparks

58. Good To Be Me – Uncle Kracker

59. Billionaires – Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars

60. Starting Today – Natalie Imbruglia

61. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

62. Never Give Up On The Good Times – Spice Girls

63. What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani

64. Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

65. Marching On – One Republic

66. Smile – Nat King Cole

67. Beautiful Day – Ziggy Marley

68. Win – Brian Mcknight

69. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen

70. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

71. Alive – POD

72. Alive – Goldfrapp

73. Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

74. Pure Imagination – Maroon 5

75. Undefeated – Adrenaline

76. Something Beautiful – Newsboys

77. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

78.  Almost the entire Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Soundtrack – Bryan Adams

79. So Young – The Corrs

80. Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer

81. Take it Away – Karmin

Note: This article is constantly updated to add more positive songs to help people lift up their mood to positivity.  If you have additional positive songs in mind, just leave it in the comment box and we will include it in the next update.

Last updated: 9/20/2011

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  1. I think you oughta include:
    Dream Big by Emily Shackelton (David Cook sang this too)
    Go the Distance by Michael Bolton
    Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
    Time of my Life by David Cook
    Wavin’ Flag (World Cup version) by K’naan

    Great blog.=)

  2. Thanks for the additional Songs! 🙂

  3. The climb-miley cyrus

  4. Thanks for the list of songs
    i’d love to add 1 more to the list

    World of our own from westlife

  5. Valentine says:

    Wonderful! Many of these songs are on my “positive” playlist:)
    One more to add: I’m Alive by Celine Dion.

  6. Thanks Valentine for the share. Will update the article and include your song 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for posting this list, it’s added several new songs to our online radio list 🙂 Feel free to browse MPM Radio and add more to your list too for your readers.


  8. I think you can include the song of 5ive – Keep on Moving

  9. Thanks for the add, I will include and update the post 🙂

  10. Thanks Nate 🙂

  11. Here comes the sun

  12. Be sure to add One Tribe by the black eyed peas, one of the most motivational and «positive message» songs that I have heard in quite awhile.

  13. Thanks adam for sharing a great positive song… I’ve listened to the song, and it’s indeed very positive. Updated this post and added your contributed song! 🙂

  14. just an addition,
    Good Life by One Republic 🙂
    have a listen and see if it’s worthy 😀

  15. Hi Dylan, thanks for suggesting the song. I’ve listened to it, and it’s uplifting. Definitely, i’ll add it in our list. 🙂

  16. Thanks says:

    Check out these songs 🙂

    Katy Perry – Firework
    One step at a time
    Uncle Kracker – Good To Be Me ft. Kid Rock
    Bruno Mars – Billionaire
    color of the wind

  17. Thanks for the share, thanks! 🙂

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Here are some of mine:
    Starting Today – Natalie Imbruglia
    Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
    Never Give Up On The Good Times – Spice Girls
    What You Waiting For? Gwen Stefani
    Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

  19. Marching on by One Republic

  20. August’s Rhapsody

  21. B.o.B. – Don’t let me fall

  22. Hikmet says:

    Smile – Nat King Cole

  23. JoBeansdad says:

    Little Wonders: Rob Thomas
    It’s from Meet the Robinson’s movie and I use it all the time for friends who need it! 🙂

  24. JoBeansdad says:

    I’m sorry I just saw Little Wonders! How About Beautiful Day by Ziggy Marley?

  25. Tupe Guinto says:

    YOU’VE MADE ME STRONGER by Regine Velasquez

    JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL by Carrie Underwood

    WIN by Brian McKnight

    LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING by Kris Allen

    BEAUTIFUL by Christina Aguilera

    LIPAD NG PANGARAP by Gary Valenciano

    NATUTULOG BA ANG DIYOS by Gary Valenciano

    TAKE ME OUT OF THE DARK by Gary Valenciano

    That’s all for the mean time…

  26. Just a few from the top of my head

    Alive – POD
    Alive – Goldfrapp
    Over the Rainbow cover – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
    Pure Imagination cover – Maroon 5
    Undefeated – Audio Adrenaline
    Something Beautiful – Newsboys
    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
    And almost the entire Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Soundtrack – Bryan Adams

  27. The list is awesome and your introduction will make readers feel positive.

    By the way, So young by The Corrs is a fun and carefree song.

  28. Thanks for sharing and commenting, Len. Will include the song you’ve suggested on our next update. Have a great day! 🙂

  29. Anonymous says:

    Include: Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

  30. Thanks for the add, will include your suggestion in our next update 🙂

  31. take it away by karmin is a good one 😀

  32. Thanks for sharing. Like the beat of the song! 🙂

  33. “I Want to Live” Josh Gracin

  34. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  35. i like ur postes on life motivations and about finding the wonders of life and people.I find them really inspiring and about the same as my life.About positive songs u listed,there are some of them are the same as my positive song lists..i categorize them into positive songs which are to keep me up-spirited and full of energy and positive moods for example ‘world of our own’ and ‘one step at a time’ etc.and another type is slow positive songs which these songs give me strength when i face difficulties that i have to struggle to face no matter what for example the songs ‘the climb’ and ‘welcome to wherever you are’ etc

  36. Hi came across this thanks will be going through this list and downloading many if these. You have missed a massive tune though people!

    Eye of the tiger by survivor

    Risin’ up, straight to the top
    Have the guts, got the glory
    Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop
    Just a man and his will to survive

  37. thanks for sharing additional song, saf! 🙂

  38. Hi Haliza, we’re glad to hear that you’ve liked this post. I agree, positive songs are indeed helpful to keep us motivated in times of difficulty. Thanks for sharing yours! 🙂

  39. Pink – Perfect
    Katy Perry – Firework
    Lady GaGa – Born This Way
    Lady GaGa – Just Dance
    Jessie J. – Price Tag

  40. I listen these songs, they are great.
    But my favourit songs these days is Think Positive from Daniel Johns Think Positive Album, there are some more great songs in the album also that I listen to. The song Think Positive makes me keep going when I feel sad and need to be believe with warm feeling and just hanging there to get through.

  41. thanks for sharing the “Think Positive” song from Daniel Johns. Will keep note of it on the next update of the positive song list.

  42. Michelle & Angela says:

    My sister and I share an i-pod and we have a positve song list and were so surprised other people do and think like us -with all the cheesy inspirational songs LOL…we love it!!! it really puts you in mode!! We have a lot of the same songs…thought it was crazy someone else has R Kelly world’s greatest on their list too and Mariah cant take that away…

    We have some too add:

    Wilson Phillips -Hold On for One More Day
    Flo’ Rida-Good Feeling
    Modest Mouse-Float On
    Nikki Minaj & Rhiana-Fly
    Demi Lovato-Sky Scraper
    Jimmy Eat World-The Sweetness
    Natasha Beddingfield-Unwritten
    Irene Cara-What a Feeling

  43. Thanks for the list above, a little addition from me:

    Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
    Details In The Fabric – Jason Mraz feat. James Morrison
    Pocketful Of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield

  44. invincible- adelitas way
    somebody wishes they were you- adelitas way
    who says- selena gomez

  45. sophia says:

    move by mercy me is very good.

  46. I love Paolo Nutini’s “Pencil Full of Lead”, the first time I heard it was on the day of my driving test and it just cheered me up and uplifted me! I passed the test and whenever I hear the song it reminds me that with the right frame of mind I can achieve anything!

  47. How about, “Take It Back,” by Jimmy Buffett?

  48. One more. I’m The Man by Aloe Blacc

  49. Aloe blac -The Man

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