When I'm feeling low the quickest way to give myself a boost is to listening to songs about overcoming obstacles.

Here are my favorite songs about not giving up, no matter what.

rain on me

This song by Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande, is one of the most energizing dance songs about embracing life, imperfections, and all. Rain on Me deservedly won MTV's Song of the Year 2020 award.

I'm a Believer


Written by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966, the song describe a man who had all but given up on love until he meets a woman that convinces him to change his mind.

fight song

With a catchy chorus and a powerful message, this song by Rachel Platten, encourages listeners to take the song's lyrics to heart when dealing with their own struggles.


Katy Perry's 2013 track is a powerful song that calls for those going through tough times to do more than just survive - but to speak up about their needs.

move along

The All-American Rejects' 2005 pop hit implores the listener to just keep moving forward, as doing so is the real secret to not getting dragged down by life.

Read the article for 16 more of the best songs on not giving up.

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