Songs are more than just a way of entertainment. I can say this because I have experienced it and I want others to understand the same. Different kinds of songs have different effects, however, only if you listen to the lyrics and feel the music properly. There are many songs that help me every day in keeping a positive mindset. The key is to try and listen to the lyrics of every song you come across and then decide which ones make you feel good and create a positive outlook for you.

I’m about to tell you about a time when I wasn’t introduced to photography and there was another niche in my life that brought a lot of positivity in my life.

I had just lost my parents. I lost all hope and was literally depressed. I thought about consulting a therapist but then I realized I couldn’t afford the high fees of a therapist. I was so depressed that I would zone out while talking to someone and start thinking about my sad life. Some people were concerned about me and some just drifted away because they didn’t want to be a part of my drama.

One person that cared a lot about me, my best friend (still) gave me a mixtape of his song collection. He said, “this is what I listen to when I feel low”. He also gave me his walkman so that I could listen to the mixtape. Later, I went home and started listening to the first song, then second, and then third. I sat there till the end of the tape and I felt ‘relieved’. It’s hard to explain but it was like all the things inside my mind, the things I wanted to say were said by these singers via their lyrics.

The next day, I thanked my best friend and asked him to make a copy of that mixtape. He did and gave me the copy the next day along with a walkman. I asked, “how would you listen to songs?”, he replied with a smile on his face, “I’ll buy another one”. He even added some new songs on the mixtape that made me feel better. We kept listening to new songs and started adding the ones we loved, to the mixtapes.

As I listened to new and latest songs with impactful lyrics and groovy music, I started feeling positive and happy about my life. Music came into my life before photography and I will always cherish it as one of the most important aspects of my life. I still need to listen to songs that motivate me and make me feel happy about myself. Trust me when I tell you, it helps a lot. In my personal opinion, people should closely listen to some songs instead of wasting their money on a therapist. Music is the only therapy session I need and I believe it can help anyone who’s feeling low, sad, depressed, stressed, etc.

I’ve made a list of the best songs that can motivate you and make you feel positive.

Not Afraid – Eminem

Eminem talks to the people who are lost and need a direction or some guidance in order to get back on the track. He says that they can take his hand and he’ll help them in coming out of the void they are in. Sometimes, all a depressed person needs is hope and this song will do the job for you.

Till I Collapse – Eminem ft. Nate Dogg

This song should be awarded as the motivation anthem. The lyrics of this song will inspire you to do the best you can. The main tone of the song is energetic and it delivers the message of not caring about how many times you fail and to keep hustling till your last breath. I assure you that you will forget about all your troubles while listening to this song and will only focus on your goals.

Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

A song featured in the classic blockbuster everyone loved, Rocky. I first heard this song in the movie and immediately thought to myself, “I want this in my playlist”. I spent hours searching for the song and listened to it on repeat when I found it. I would recommend other songs by ‘Survivor’ as well.

Lose Yourself – Eminem

I think that the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) created this masterpiece just for winning an Oscar. This song is one of the most motivational songs ever and the Godlike storytelling by Mr. Mathers makes it even better. Whenever you feel lazy or unenthusiastic, just play this song and feel the immense energy it provides.

Survival – Eminem

Another masterpiece by Mr. Mathers, this song has an impulsive beat and immensely motivating lyrics. Em talks about the world and how the only way to thrive is being the fittest. This song will motivate you to shake off all your stress and focusing on the path ahead of you.

Remember The Name – Fort Minor

This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill

Fifteen percent concentrated power of will

Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain

And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

Mike Shinoda

Above is the chorus of the song. I don’t think I need to say anything more.


Songs are not just words, they are a source of motivation and positivity. These songs helped me when I needed help the most and they still keep me going. There are more songs in my playlist, but these are the closest to my heart and I wanted to share them with you. Although, the best way to get positivity out of songs is finding your own favorite ones. So, go ahead and start searching for the songs that bring positivity to your life and trust me, this will help a lot.