16 Uplifting Songs to Soothe the Soul



Music has a natural ability to lift you up. It soothes us, it calms us, it balances the mind.

If you are ever feeling down, just flip on a song and it is sure to take you away. Even the brilliant philosopher, Plato, agreed saying, “Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything.”

Here are ten uplifting, spiritual, and inspirational songs to put on your iTunes playlist (enjoy)!

1. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

From the very first chord to the last, this song will captivate you.

2. I Am by Seal and Guru Singh

Repeat these words, “I am who I am, that is that.”

3. Peponi (Paradise Cover) by the Piano Man

The imagery coupled with this beautiful song and amazing arrangement is just beyond words.

4. Am I Wrong? by Nico and Vinz

Lyrics, “Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?
I ain’t trying to do what everybody else doing
Just cause everybody doing what they all do
If one thing I know, I’ll fall but I’ll grow
I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home.”

5.  Fireflies by Owl City

It’s one of those songs that is sure to put you in a good mood.

6. Finally Moving by Pretty Lights

The elegant rhythms will take you away.

7. Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townsend

Get your 80’s outfits out. This song is just so happy! Plus the lyrics, “let my love open the door,” can have so many meaning. I take it to be follow the love- follow your heart!

8. Long Time Sun by Snatam Kaur

Follow the sun and let it shine upon you. You have a beautiful light inside you that you should share with the world, don’t hide it!

9. One Love by Bob Marley

The master of soothing the soul, Bob Marley wrote so many songs that are uplifting and inspirational. I chose this one simply for the line, “let’s get together and feel alright.”

10. The Sign by Ace of Base

Lyrics, “It opened up my eyes, I saw the sign, no one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong.” Follow your light, no one is going to help you until you see the sign!

11. Let It Go by Disney’s Frozen

A beautiful song about finding your strength and learning to let go.

12. Many the Miles by Sara Bareilles

“There’s too many sunsets I haven’t seen.”

13. You Get What You Give by New Radicals

Lyrics, “You’ve got the music in you. Don’t let go…Don’t give up, you’ve got a reason to live. Can’t forget, we only get what we give.” Give love, give back, give blessings…you will receive them all back!

14. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo

A beautiful song that is a cherished part of all of our childhood memories.

15. Pure Imagination by Willy Wonka

If we tap into our imagination, we can see that all of our dreams (our intentions) are already there. ‘If you want to view paradise, simply look around and you will. Anything you want to do it, wanna change the world? There’s nothing to it.”

16. Don’t Stop Believing by Glee

NEVER stop believing!


Featured picture by Steve Burt.



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