27 Best Songs With Deep Meaning (Or Messages) - Music Grotto (2023)

Music is everywhere, but what goes on in these tunes is way more than great melodies. Some artists are straightforward, while others use lyrics with hidden messages. Everyone has that one song they thought meant something else, and it turned out to be completely different. Here are deep songs that you didn’t know have a deeper meaning.

1. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Official Video)

Nothing is ever black and white with The Weeknd. When you listen to the song, your first thought would be it’s a love song, but the actual lyrical meaning is something else. Can’t feel my face is the literal description of what happens when one takes too much of a certain substance. The artist metaphorically described his relationship with this substance as if it was a woman. It’s more like the confessions of a drug addict.

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2. Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Official Music Video)

Lady Gaga has always explored her bisexuality, especially in her early hits. Poker Face was one of the songs about meaning that was not very clear. However, she clarified in an interview that the song is about being in a relationship with a guy while fantasizing about a girl. Bisexuality was the idea behind the song. That is why the lyrics have various sexual innuendos.

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3. Chandelier – Sia

Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)

When this song came out, most people interpreted it as a party song. Deep songs are easily misinterpreted all the time. Sia talks about her struggle with alcoholism and addiction. Her boyfriend was hit by a taxi, and she turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with the loss. She poured her emotions into the song. However, that didn’t stop it from being one of the biggest party anthems in pop.

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4. Closing Time – Semisonic

Semisonic - Closing Time (Official Music Video)

On the surface, this is a song about a bar closing after merrymaking. But at the core, it’s about the lead singer’s impending fatherhood. Dan Wilson said he did not realize the song was about his unborn child until he wrote it. The subconscious inspiration dictated the lyrics. If you listen to the song again, you will realize what the artist is talking about.

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5. A Little Bit Longer – Jonas Brothers

A Little Bit Longer

This song sounds like a breakup song, which most people assumed. But it turns out it’s about Nick Jonas’ struggles with type 1 diabetes. He says he wrote the song in twenty minutes one day when his sugar was out of rage. That is when some of the lyrics started making more sense. You could easily dictate the more profound meaning and spot some of the things you missed the first time in the song.

6. Gangnam Style – Psy


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This was a viral music video in 2012, mainly because of the comical horse-riding dance. It’s all fun until you realize the deeper issues Psy was trying to address. Gangnam is a very privileged and wealthy South Korean district. The artist was making fun of those who think very highly of themselves and mimicking them to an extent. It’s a great socioeconomic satire piece and a great song you can let loose and dance to.

7. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Official Video)

You’ve probably grooved to the Pumped Up Kicks song at one point in the last ten years. The song is about an alienated kid that fantasizes about shooting his school for revenge. The artist says he wanted to write from a victim’s perspective but decided instead to get into the killer’s mind. According to him, it’s supposed to be an anti-gun song. But some critics felt that he was exploiting the issue.

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8. Let It Be – The Beatles

Let It Be (Remastered 2009)

If you know Paul McCartney, you could probably guess what the song is about. The lyrics don’t say it directly, but Paul’s late mother inspired the song. She died of cancer when he was only 14, and that’s why he wrote this track. His mother was also called Mary. When asked if the song was referencing the Virgin Mary, the Beatles said it was up to the fan’s interpretation.

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9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) [Official Music Video]

People lay this song at funerals, graduations, weddings, and other goodbye parties. The lyrics fit such occasions because it indicates moving to the next chapter in life. But according to the lead singer, the song was written when he was resentful and bitter over a breakup. His girlfriend at the time was moving to Ecuador. He decided to name the song Good Riddance to show his anger.

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10. Blackbird – The Beatles

Blackbird (Remastered 2009)

The Beatles had many songs with hidden meanings. This song is not about a bird with broken wings; it’s symbolic. It’s talking about the civil rights movement in America. This should show you that you always need to watch for the deeper meaning when you listen to any of the band’s songs. But you can also take the literal meaning if you don’t want to rock your brain.

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11. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (Official Video)

(Video) Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever (Lyrics)

You might be among the majority who think this song is about U.S pride and patriotism. This is arguably one of the most understood songs ever. The dominant tone in the lyrics is about criticism of American policy and society. He criticizes how the veterans were treated after returning from the Vietnam war. Now that you know the deeper meaning, you can listen to the song from a different perspective.

12. Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5

Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe

At first glance, this song is a steamy love song about a rocky relationship. But when you dig deeper, you will learn the song is about the pressure the band’s record label was putting on them. The label wanted more songs for the 2002 album, and this was one of the 11-hour songs. It highlights the pressures of the music industry. People learned the inspiration and true meaning behind the song from multiple interviews with the artists.

13. I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley

Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff (Studio Version)

The reggae icon was not talking about shooting an actual sheriff. According to his ex, the song was about Bob Marley not wanting her to take birth control pills. The sheriff in the song is the doctor that prescribes her birth control pills. That is when lines like, ‘every time I plant a seed, He said kill it before it grows’ make more sense.

14. Imagine – John Lennon

IMAGINE. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (with the Flux Fiddlers) HD

Imagine may not be as innocent as you initially thought. This song is like an actual communist manifesto. According to John Lennon, communism is accepted through the song because it is sugar-coated. The artist waited until the song was a major hit before revealing the serious communist underpinnings. He said now he knows what to do, put messages out with a little honey.

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15. No Tears Left To Cry – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - no tears left to cry (Official Video)

Ariana Grande kept a lot of serious stuff hidden in this iconic pop anthem. The lyrics go hand in hand with her feelings after the terrorist attack during her concert in Manchester. She never came out openly to explain the lyrics, but it’s similar to everything in the album Sweetener, which came after the attack. She asserts that moving forward is the best thing through this song.

16. American Woman – The Guess Who

The Guess Who - American Woman (Official Audio)

This 1970 song is about a woman who did the singers wrong. That is what you will get from the literal meaning of the lyrics. However, the woman represents America. They wrote the song after an attempt to draft the band while they were playing in North Dakota. That is why the Canadian band felt like the country did them wrong.

17. I Cry – Flo Rida

Flo Rida - I Cry [Official Video]

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When you listen to the songs about meaning, you will understand that Flo Rida talked about victims of terrorist attacks and natural disasters. These victims find comfort in religion. The message is not very hidden when you keenly listen. You might cry when you learn the meaning behind the harmless lyrics.

18. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life (Official Music Video) [HD]

This upbeat song was super edited to be played on the radio. That is why there are no illicit substance references. But you will understand the deeper hidden meaning of the song when you look at the original lyrics. The clean version won’t give you a hint that the song is about a couple tripping together.

19. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Official Music Video)

After leaving Genesis, Phil put out his first solo track, In The Air Tonight. The song starts with a disturbing monologue of what sounds like a man refusing to save someone who is drowning. But Phil Collins later revealed that it was about something else. It’s a look at his divorce, showing the bitter and angry side of separation.

20. Like A Virgin – Madonna

Madonna - Like A Virgin (Official Video)

Contrary to what most people think, this song is not about virginity. The deeper meaning is about the writer’s relationship. Billy Steinberg’s failed relationship left him emotionally battered, and that’s what he wrote about. a new relationship made him feel renewed again after the emotionally challenging relationship. The lyrics were inspired by how he coped with the situation.

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21. The A Team – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - The A Team [Official Music Video]

This powerful ballad from Ed is very catchy and easy to sing along to. But did you know what you were singing about really? The song lyrics are about a sex worker addicted to illicit substances, more specifically a “class A drug”, hence the name The A-Team. If you are a little keen, you will find out there is something more going on with the lyrics.

22. Wolves – Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, Marshmello - Wolves

Every time Selena Gomez puts out a song, her army of fans, aka Selenators, are always ready to dig for the song’s more profound meaning. They interpreted this song as her struggles with lupus. Lupus directly translates to a wolf in Latin. But Selena said the lyrics have a whole story about them, and she was going through some stuff at the time, which is what the song mirrored.

23. Slide – Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls - Slide [Official Music Video]

(Video) Polo G - Bloody Canvas (Official Audio)

At first, everyone thought this was a love song. But it turns out the meaning behind everything is darker than anyone anticipated. The song is written about two catholic teenagers who got pregnant and are now torn between abortion and getting married. But that is when the secret meaning suddenly becomes clear when you take a second look at the lyrics.

24. Chop Suey! – System of A Down

System Of A Down - Chop Suey! (Official HD Video)

The original name of this song was suicide, but the label wanted the bad to change it to avoid controversies. The song is not just about putting makeup on. The band members are having suicidal thoughts. It also talks about drug abuse and whether death is deserved.

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25. Chocolate Rain – Tay Zonday

"Chocolate Rain" Original Song by Tay Zonday

Chocolate Rain became a very popular meme in 2007. His moving away from the microphone every time to breathe was hilarious. The video became viral, but most people don’t know the meaning behind the lyrics. He talked about the issues people of color face in a racist and oppressive society.

26. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

DNCE - Cake By The Ocean

Joe Jonas is part of the DNCE group, and this was their first single. The song received a radio-friendly edit that changed the chorus lyrics and title. The song is not talking about eating cake by the ocean. Cake means sex; they used clever rewording to hide the true meaning. Sex on the beach would not have been a kid-friendly title, which is why the edits were necessary.

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27. Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life (Official Music Video)

This popular song has recipes or instructions for cooking a certain substance. Despite being a great upbeat, fun song, there was a lot of speculation and criticism that the lyrics have innuendos about this substance. The song was featured in the popular T.V. show Breaking Bad. However, the Spice Girls never gave in to the interpretation.

There you have it, twenty-seven songs with deeper meanings.

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Shazam is a popular song-identifier app that works on most smartphones and even has an extension for web browsers. It can identify a song in seconds. All you have to do is hold your device near the device that is playing the song.

What songs have a positive message? ›

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  • 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. ...
  • 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. ...
  • 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. ...
  • 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child. ...
  • 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' by Daft Punk. ...
  • '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson.
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What songs has a hidden message? ›

20 Songs You Didn't Know Have Secret Messages
  • "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles.
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.
  • "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley.
  • "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga.
  • "Harder to Breathe" by Maroon 5.
  • "Chandelier" by Sia.
  • "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
  • "Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls.

What songs have a social message? ›

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  • “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol. ...
  • “We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger. ...
  • “Blowin' In The Wind” by Bob Dylan. ...
  • “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. ...
  • “Imagine” by John Lennon/Yoko Ono. ...
  • “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley & the Wailers. ...
  • “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy.

What song makes you feel the most powerful? ›

songs that you feel powerful
  • BelieverImagine Dragons.
  • Glitter & GoldBarns Courtney.
  • you should see me in a crownBillie Eilish.
  • ConfidentDemi Lovato.
  • HeadspaceRiley Clemmons.
  • ManeaterNelly Furtado.
  • My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)Fall Out Boy.
  • I Kissed A GirlKaty Perry.

What is a good song about life? ›

They're guaranteed to get your heart pumping.
  • "Dream On" by Aerosmith. ...
  • "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. ...
  • "The Show Must Go On" by The Beatles. ...
  • "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks. ...
  • "Heroes" by David Bowie. ...
  • "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness. ...
  • "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin.
Oct 26, 2021

What is the song that goes da da da da da da da da? ›

Lost and Found (The da Dada da da Daa Song)

How do you find a song if you only know a few words? ›

Google Search

If you can remember any of the lyrics, or something close to what the lyrics might be, simply type them into Google and see what comes up. You can also try a few different variations of these lyrics, or adding descriptors like “female singer”, or the genre of music.

Can you identify one song? ›

Ask Google Assistant to name a song

On your phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google." Ask "What's this song?" Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google Assistant will identify potential matches for the song.

What are the top 10 feel good songs? ›

Best happy songs, ranked
  1. 'Let's Go Crazy' by Prince. ...
  2. 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' by James Brown & The Famous Flames. ...
  3. 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. ...
  4. 'Good as Hell' by Lizzo. ...
  5. 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina & The Waves. ...
  6. 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. ...
  7. 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monáe. ...
  8. 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Jul 5, 2022

What songs make you feel unstoppable? ›

Songs to make you feel fired up, unstoppable, and ready to run the world!
  • Laundry (feat. Monroe Flow) ...
  • Having Our Way (feat. Drake) ...
  • Never Left. Never Left. ...
  • Grand Nash Chronicles (feat. Trae tha Truth) ...
  • Bag (feat. Takeoff) ...
  • No Return (feat. The Kid LAROI & Lil Durk) ...
  • In My Feelings (feat. Quavo & Young Dolph) ...
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What songs can boost your confidence? ›

  • “Express Yourself” – Madonna.
  • “Titanium” – David Guetta & Sia.
  • “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga.
  • “Don't Stop Me Now” – Queen.
  • “Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson.
  • “No Tiene la Culpa” – Romeo Santos.
  • “Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B.
  • “Just Like Fire” – P! nk.
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What songs always get stuck in your head? ›

The most frequently named earworms in study were:
  • “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.
  • “Can't Get You Out Of My Head” by Kylie Minogue.
  • “Don't Stop Believing” by Journey.
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye.
  • “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.
  • “California Gurls” by Katy Perry.
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.
  • “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga.
Nov 3, 2016

What are some unique songs? ›

25 Great Songs You've Never Heard
  • Peggy Lee – A Brown Bird Singing. ...
  • The Saints – Swing For The Crime. ...
  • Stan Ridgway – A Mission In Life. ...
  • Vince Staples – Señorita. ...
  • Sons of Kemet – The Book of Disquiet. ...
  • Rotary Connection – Didn't Want To Have To Do It. ...
  • Catalyst – Perception. ...
  • Manchester Orchestra – The Mansion.

What types of songs get stuck in your head? ›

First of all, common earworms seem to share some features, researchers have found. They're songs you've heard a lot (which may be why current radio hits tend to dominate "Top 10 Earworm" lists). They often have repetitive notes or unexpected intervals in timing. They also have distinctive rhythms and pitch patterns.

What's a good song to represent family? ›

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  • Sister Sledge, “We Are Family” ...
  • John Mayer, “Daughters” ...
  • Drake, “Keep the Family Close” ...
  • Lukas Graham, “7 Years” ...
  • Christina Aguilera, “Oh Mother” ...
  • JP Cooper feat. ...
  • Kenny Chesney, “Don't Blink”
Apr 1, 2022

What is the most famous song to ever exist? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • One - U2.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles.
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan.
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones.

What is a message in a song? ›

Songwriters like to talk about a song's message — the backstory we pick up from the lyrics. There's a common belief that the best songs are the ones that present a cogent, powerful (even if subtle) message.

What songs have the most energy? ›

Energy Booster: Pop
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.
  • Blinding LightsThe Weeknd.
  • 10:35Tiësto, Tate McRae.
  • One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa.
  • STAY (with Justin Bieber)The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber.
  • Locked out of HeavenBruno Mars.
  • There's Nothing Holdin' Me BackShawn Mendes.

What music gives you the most energy? ›

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What are the most Vibe songs? ›

Good Vibes 2023 & Feeling Happy Songs ☼
  • Good Vibrations - Remastered 2001The Beach Boys.
  • RiptideVance Joy.
  • Young FolksPeter Bjorn and John.
  • Lets Go SurfingThe Drums.
  • Home - 2019 - RemasterEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
  • Upside DownJack Johnson.
  • That LifeUnknown Mortal Orchestra.
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What is a song that makes you happy? ›

Some of these happy songs even emulate the carefree freedom of a great road trip (CRUISR's "Go For It," Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"). Songs like "Walking on Sunshine," by Katrina and the Waves, and "Here Comes the Sun," by the Beatles, might even inspire you to soak up some vitamin D outdoors.

What is one song that motivates you and why? ›

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  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. ...
  • Save the World – Swedish House Mafia. ...
  • Skyscraper – Demi Lovato. ...
  • Get up Stand up – Bob Marley. ...
  • You're Beautiful – James Blunt. ...
  • It's My Life – Bon Jovi.
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What are the 10 most played songs? ›

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  2. 2. “ Shape of You” - Ed Sheeran. ...
  3. 3. “ Dance Monkey” - Tones and I. ...
  4. 4. “ Someone You Loved” - Lewis Capaldi. ...
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  6. 6. “ Sunflower” - Post Malone and Swae Lee. ...
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What's that one song that goes do do do do? ›

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" is a song by the Police, released as a single on 20 November 1980.
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What is the name of the 80s song that goes Dadada? ›

"Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha" (usually shortened to "Da Da Da") is a song by the German band Trio. Trio was formed in 1980 by Stephan Remmler, Gert "Kralle" Krawinkel and Peter Behrens.

How do I identify all songs? ›

On an Android device, you can tap and hold the Shazam app in the app drawer, then tap Shazam Now. If you want Shazam on in the background so it can continue to identify what is playing around you, you can turn on Auto Shazam by opening the app and touching and holding the Shazam button.

Does Google have a music identifier? ›

You can ask your Google Assistant to identify songs that play around you. You can play the song for Google Assistant to identify or you can hum, whistle and sing the melody of a song. Important: Some features aren't available in all languages, countries or eligible Android devices.

How do I identify a song quickly? ›

Identifying Music with Shazam

With Shazam available on both Android and iOS, just hold the phone up or near the source of the music. Tap the giant Shazam logo inside the app to begin listening, and once identified, songs can be added to Apple Music playlists (Android and iOS).

Can I hum a song to Siri? ›

Can Siri identify a song by humming? Siri can recognize a song that is playing, but it doesn't have the search for a song by humming features.

What is the best song to get pumped up? ›

45 Best Pump Up Songs of All Time for Sports
  • “Sirius” by Alan Parsons Project.
  • “Howlin' for You” by The Black Keys.
  • “List of Demands” by Saul Williams.
  • “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
  • “Stronger” by Kanye West.
  • “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against the Machine.
  • “Back in Black” by AC/DC.
  • “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX.
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What songs make you feel like a hero? ›

Hero Songs 🔥
  • SupermanEminem, Dina Rae.
  • SuperheroUnknown Brain, Chris Linton.
  • Dream OnAerosmith.
  • ArmyBesomorph, Arcando, Neoni.
  • HeroSkillet.
  • Live A LieRival, Egzod, Andreas Stone.
  • On My OwnAshes Remain.
  • Watching YouSqueet, TOXICBERRY, Seveness.

What is the best song to make you cry? ›

  1. 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  2. 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  3. 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Neil Young. ...
  4. 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack. ...
  5. 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. ...
  6. 'No Distance Left to Run' by Blur. ...
  7. 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel. ...
  8. 'No Name #5' by Elliott Smith.
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What music soothes your soul? ›

Classical and softer music, for instance, may have a calming, stress-relieving effect, whereas hard rock could have the opposite effect.

What music is best for your mental health? ›

Classical music is a winner at helping you focus. Music that has a tempo of 60 bpm (beats per minute) increases the efficiency of the brain in processing information. The best way to use it is to have it playing softly in the background as you get on with your tasks. Expression.

What songs have high vibrations? ›

high vibrational music
  • Electric LoveBØRNS.
  • I NEED YOUJon Batiste.
  • Wait a Minute! WILLOW.
  • ChemicalsSG Lewis.
  • YouthGlass Animals.
  • GlitterBENEE.
  • JuiceYoung Franco, Pell.
  • Summertime In ParisJaden, WILLOW.

What is a powerful woman song? ›

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin (1967)

It is simply one of the most feminist songs of all time, point blank, end of story. Iconic line: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”

What music lifts you up? ›

  • "Happy," Pharrell (2013) ...
  • "Blessed," Elton John (1995) ...
  • "Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves (2018) ...
  • "Don't Stop Me Now," Queen (1978) ...
  • "Three Little Birds," Bob Marley and the Wailers (1984) ...
  • "Where is the Love," Black Eyed Peas (2003) ...
  • "Margaritaville,"Jimmy Buffett (1977) ...
  • "Man!
May 13, 2020

What music calms your brain? ›

So what type of music reduces stress the best? A bit surprising is that Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud.

What are some annoying songs that get stuck in your head? ›

These Annoying Songs Are Sure To Get Stuck In Your Head
  • “We Built This City” By Starship. ...
  • “Believe” By Cher. ...
  • “It's A Small World” By The Sherman Brothers. ...
  • “Call Me Maybe” By Carly Rae Jepsen. ...
  • “Macarena” By Los Del Río. ...
  • “Final Countdown” By Europe. ...
  • “MMMBop” By Hanson. ...
  • “Photograph” By Nickleback.
Jan 30, 2023

Why do I hear songs in my head? ›

MES occurs when you hear music even though there isn't any playing. It's a creation of the brain, but it's not a psychological problem or symptom of dementia. It's usually due to some degree of hearing loss, but the cause can't always be determined. Treating hearing loss may resolve the problems MES is causing.

Is there always a song in your head? ›

According to experts, 98% of us get stuck on a song, known as an earworm. Certain people are more prone to earworms. Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder or who have obsessive thinking styles experience this phenomenon more often.

What is the 10 most popular songs in the world? ›

Top Songs - Global
  • FlowersMiley Cyrus.
  • Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53Bizarrap, Shakira.
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)Sam Smith, Kim Petras.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.
  • I'm Good (Blue)David Guetta, Bebe Rexha.
  • La BachataManuel Turizo.

What are some dreamy songs? ›

17 Songs That Will Make You Feel Like You're Living In A Dream
  • Leighton Meester, "Heartstrings" LeightonMeesterVEVO. ...
  • Sky Ferreira, "Sad Dream" ...
  • Laura Mvula, "Can't Live With The World" ...
  • Ji Nilsson, "Heartbreakfree" ...
  • Troye Sivan, "WILD" ...
  • Odessa, "Hummed Low" ...
  • Milky Chance, "Fairytale" ...
  • Sia, "Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)"
Nov 10, 2015

What is the #1 hardest song to sing? ›

Here's our list of 10 hardest karaoke songs to sing
  1. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen. Sing karaoke version of Bohemian Rhapsody here.
  2. B.Y.O.B by System of a Down. ...
  3. BODY AND SOUL by John Green. ...
  4. STONE COLD by Demi Lovato. ...
  5. WITHOUT ME by Eminem. ...
  6. LOVIN' YOU by Minnie Riperton. ...
  7. IMAGINE by Ariana Grande. ...
  8. MONEY by Pink Floyd. ...
Aug 26, 2020

What is it called when a song is stuck in your mind? ›

Earworms” are unwanted catchy tunes that repeat in your head. These relentless tunes play in a loop in up to 98% of people in the western world.

Why do songs make me cry? ›

Tears and chills – or “tingles” – on hearing music are a physiological response which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, as well as the reward-related brain regions of the brain. Studies have shown that around 25% of the population experience this reaction to music.

Why do I wake up with a song in my head everyday? ›

Our brain attaches memories to them making it difficult to forget them. Earworms may be part of the same “involuntary memory” that is responsible for us thinking about a friend we haven't seen in a long time randomly. Songs that are simple, repetitive, and contain some incongruity are most likely to become stuck.

What songs have a strong message? ›

17 Best Meaningful Songs With A Message Or Life Advice
  • “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera.
  • “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson.
  • “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers.
  • “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga.
  • “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, Another Song With Meaning.
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry.
  • “Let It Be” by The Beatles.

What is a inspiring song? ›

  • 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ...
  • 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor. ...
  • 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. ...
  • 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John. ...
  • 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child. ...
  • 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' by Daft Punk. ...
  • '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher' by Jackie Wilson.
Jul 5, 2022

What songs remind you of your family? ›

19 Best Songs About Family
  • “Dance With My Father” – Luther Vandross. ...
  • “Dream Brother” – Jeff Buckley. ...
  • “Wouldn't Mama Be Proud” – Elliott Smith. ...
  • “Cat's in the Cradle” – Harry Chapin. ...
  • “Father and Son” – Cat Stevens. ...
  • “Hey Jude” – The Beatles. ...
  • “Papa Don't Preach” – Madonna. ...
  • “Two Sisters” – The Kinks.
Dec 13, 2022

What are the 5 most recorded songs of all time? ›

Here's 5 of the most covered songs in history
  • “Yesterday” by The Beatles. ...
  • “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. ...
  • “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones: ...
  • “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. ...
  • “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, sung by Judy Garland.
Mar 24, 2022

What is the longest number 1 song ever? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

What are the top 3 songs of all time? ›

Top 10 Best Songs of All Time
  • 1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. ...
  • 2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin. ...
  • 3 Imagine - John Lennon. ...
  • 4 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana. ...
  • 5 One - Metallica. ...
  • 6 Hotel California - Eagles. ...
  • 7 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd. ...
  • 8 Hey Jude - The Beatles.

What are the 5 types of messages? ›

6 common types of mobile messages explained
  • Short message service (SMS) SMS is one of the most common forms of mobile messaging. ...
  • Multimedia messaging service (MMS) ...
  • Instant messaging (via the internet) ...
  • Push notifications. ...
  • In-app messages. ...
  • Rich Communication Services (RCS)
Sep 8, 2022

What are the three 3 types of messages? ›

When considering how to effectively use verbal communication, keep in mind there are three distinct types of messages you will be communicating: primary, secondary, and auxiliary (Hasling, 1998).

What songs have a dark meaning? ›

People Are Sharing Beautiful Songs That Have Disturbing Meanings, And I Can't Listen To Some Of These The Same Way Again
  • "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant. ...
  • "The Way" by Fastball. ...
  • "At Least It Was Here" by the 88. ...
  • "Run for Your Life" by the Beatles. ...
  • "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen. ...
  • "Macarena" by Los del Río.
Aug 7, 2021

What are the darkest songs? ›

25 Songs That Are Truly Terrifying
  • Carolina Buddies, “The Murder of the Lawson Family” (ca. ...
  • Louvin Brothers, “Knoxville Girl” (1956) ...
  • Krzystof Penderecki, “Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima” (1960) ...
  • György Ligeti, “Volumina for Organ” (1962) ...
  • The Doors, “The End” (1967) ...
  • Pink Floyd, “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” (1969)
Oct 15, 2019

What is the most intellectual music? ›

The result was that students who scored higher in intelligence were associated with an ear for wordless music genres like big band, classical, and ambient or chill electronica.

What music says about your IQ? ›

A preference for instrumental music indicates higher intelligence, research finds. People who like ambient music, smooth jazz, film soundtracks, classical music and similar genres without vocals tend to have higher IQs.

Why are some songs so powerful? ›

Music triggers powerful positive emotions via autobiographical memories. A new neuroscience-based study has identified that if specific music evokes personal memories, these songs have the power to elicit stronger positive emotions than other stimuli, such as looking at a nostalgic picture.

What are songs about struggle? ›

35 Best Songs About Overcoming Obstacles, Challenges, and Hard Times
  • “Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson.
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
  • “Let It Be” by The Beatles.
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.
  • “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin.
  • “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.
Jul 4, 2022

What song makes you cry the most? ›

  1. 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor. ...
  2. 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. ...
  3. 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Neil Young. ...
  4. 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack. ...
  5. 'I Know It's Over' by The Smiths. ...
  6. 'No Distance Left to Run' by Blur. ...
  7. 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel. ...
  8. 'No Name #5' by Elliott Smith.
Jul 5, 2022

What is the hardest song to sing on earth? ›

23 of the hardest and most difficult songs to sing
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness.
  • Listen by Beyoncé
  • Run by Leona Lewis.
  • Cry Me a River by Michael Bublé
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
  • My All by Mariah Carey.
  • You raise me up by Josh Groban.
  • Supermassive Black Hole by Muse.
Feb 12, 2020

What music makes you smart? ›

Researchers have long claimed that listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. This theory, which has been dubbed "the Mozart Effect," suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being.

What music makes you focus the most? ›

Research has proven that classical tunes are the ultimate focus music. There's even a term for this phenomenon: the Mozart Effect. Listening to classical music when you study arouses your brain, making it easier to absorb new information in a meaningful way. Ambient music is another solid option for studying.

What is the best music to listen to for your brain? ›

Classical music: Classical music can help you feel relaxed, and it may also help improve your focus. Additionally, listening to classical music may help stimulate the brain. Ambient sounds: Background noise that includes ambient sounds, such as birds chirping or waves crashing, can help students feel more relaxed.


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