Friday Five: Uplifting/Inspirational Songs

Friday Five - Inspirational Songs

Each week we help you get to know our writing staff though the oldest way possible: the Top 5 List. This weeks topic? Uplifting or inspirational songs.

This week we discuss Uplifting/Inspirational Songs.


  1. “This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage – This was CM Punk’s entrance music from when he joined the WWE up until last year when he switched to Living Colour’s Cult of Personality. The song starts with some kick-ass guitar and a great scream and is just an instant adrenaline rush.
  2. “Where We Breathe” by BoysNightOut – The last time I got to see BNO, which was I believe the 12th time or so in a like 4 year span, I got to get on stage and scream the last screaming part in this song. It was fucking awesome, this song is fucking awesome, this band is fucking awesome and I’m sad they’re not together right now. To be perfectly honest I could probably put 5 BNO songs on my list but I won’t.
  3. “Helter Skelter” by The Beatles – Do I really need to say much about this song? I think I’m just gonna post the video and let the song speak for itself. Oh and after you listen to it imagine a 27-minute version, because that’s how long the original recording of it is.
  4. “Ride the Lightning” – Metallica – It’s god damn Metallica people, and it’s a song about getting executed by the electric chair. This song kicks so much ass that I’m not sure how someone couldn’t get pumped up listening to even just the intro of this song.
  5. “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden is a band I was aware existed but never really listened to until my younger brother turned me onto them and they’ve risen way up my list of favorite bands ever since. This song starts with awesome dual guitars and just keeps getting better once the lyrics kick in.



I spent a lot of time trying to come up with like uplifting songs, and all I could come up with was themes and other music from cartoons of my childhood. I dare you to tell me at least one of these doesn’t make you happy on a sad day!

  1. “Pokémon Theme (Original – I Wanna Be The Very Best)” by Jason Paige
  2. “Fastest Thing Alive” from Sonic The Hedgehog (SatAM)
  3. “One Jump Ahead” from Aladdin
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme (‘80s)
  5. “The Touch” by Stan Bush from Transformers: The Movie (‘80s)



  1. “Rubber Duckie” from Sesame Street
  2. “MailTime” from Blue’s Clues
  3. “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog from The Muppet Movie
  4. “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid
  5. “I Love You” from Barney & Friends


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  1. The Sucker Punch soundtrack – Makes me want to dance and turn into a bad ass.
  2. Remember the Titans soundtrack – All those oldies get me pumped.
  3. Golden Girls Theme (Thank You For Being A Friend) – Always good to have your girl friends there for you.
  4. Soul Eater beginning theme – Who are we kidding, that thing changes all the time. However I haven’t been disappointed yet.
  5. “Afronova” from DDR – It’s a badass song that makes me want to succeed.



  1. “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
  2. “Candy” by Mandy Moore
  3. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
  4. “Like A Virgin” by Madonna
  5. “Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus


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