17 Best Songs to Celebrate Life, Achievements, and Awesome Moments

Updated on July 6, 2019
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Nalini has an ear for curating good music. Chances are she's made (or will eventually make) a list that fits your musical needs.

Let's celebrate life, achievements, and moments with these songs.
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Best Songs to Celebrate Life and Achievements

1."Unwritten"—Natasha Bedingfield
10. "Can't Hold Us"—Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. "I Gotta Feeling"—The Black Eyed Peas
11. "What a Wonderful World"—Louis Armstrong
3. "Good to Be Alive"—Andy Grammer
12. "I Feel Good"—James Brown
4. "On Top of the World"—Imagine Dragons
13. "Happy"—Pharrell Williams
5. "Hall of Fame"—The Script ft. will.i.am
14."I'm Good"—The Mowgli's
6. "The Cup of Life"—Ricky Martin
15. "Celebration"—Kool & the Gang
7. "Good Feeling"—Flo Rida
16."Good Times"—Roll Deep ft. Jodi Connor
8. "Good Life"—One Republic
17."High Hopes"—Panic! At The Disco
9. "Best Day of My Life"—American Authors

There is a moment in my life that I cannot wait for but that I still have to work towards in order for it to come to fruition. However, that has not stopped me from coming across music that gives me a special feeling when I think about that moment and if that moment had a playlist, I'm pretty sure this would be it.

(I can't give specifics of the moment at present, but I will be sure to update when this playlist is in celebratory effect!)

So what could you listen to you when you reach your moment? Or how can you get into the mindset of your moment to motivate you to get there?

Below you will find songs to celebrate life, achievements and success, and moments with and music that will perhaps give you some motivation as you work towards your goals! They are arranged in no particular order other than "can't wait."

#1. "Unwritten"—Natasha Bedingfield

There is something powerful and beautiful about the fact that we are full of possibility and potential. We are undefined, and each day we are provided with blank pages that we can fill. No one else can do what you can do, and what an amazing thing it is once you finally do it!

#2. "I Gotta Feeling"—The Black Eyed Peas

Sometimes we just have a "feeling" about something. While this is often intuition letting us know about things we should be careful of, it can also be a good feeling about the present and the future that is to come. So when you have that good feeling, enjoy it!

#3. "Good to Be Alive"—Andy Grammer

A song with a positive and upbeat message that embraces and celebrates being alive and the moment one is grateful for. Nothing like celebrating and appreciating the moment where dreams come true and recognizing that it's good to be alive!

#4. "On Top of the World"—Imagine Dragons

Ah, the feeling of being on top of the world. It's a great feeling. It doesn't come often, and sometimes it doesn't come soon enough. But when it comes, celebrate it because it normally only comes after hard work, perseverance, determination, sweat, failure, and hopefully success!

#5. "Hall of Fame"—The Script ft. will.i.am.

We all have the potential to "be the greatest." Not always in the same things, talents, or fields, but greatness is in all of us. Which is a wonderful thing! So go ahead, make it into your "Hall of Fame."

#6. "The Cup of Life"—Ricky Martin

Something about this song just gets me pumped! It is a song worthy of both the climb and the view from the top. So it was definitely a good choice for the World Cup.

#7. "Good Feeling"—Flo Rida

There's plenty to give and have a good feeling about in this song. Lots of things to overcome and just as many to celebrate.

#8. "Good Life"—One Republic

There are many things in life to be thankful for, but sometimes it's important to just take the time to be thankful for life and to remember that life can be and is good.

#9. "Best Day of My Life"—American Authors

The narrative of the song is not a complete fit but the chorus is the takeaway. You're celebrating this day and this moment, so hopefully it can be one of the best days of your life.

#10. "Can't Hold Us"—Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

What a feeling, to not be able to be held down! It's possible you know that already from your moment, but if you had a doubt remember that everything is possible, and the sky's the limit.

#11. "What a Wonderful World"—Louis Armstrong

Taking the time to appreciate the wonderful world that exists is something that we should do often and arguably daily, but definitely in great moments.

#12. "I Feel Good"—James Brown

This one speaks for itself. What is there not to appreciate in a great moment that can't be related to feeling good?

#13. "Happy"—Pharrell Williams

Sometimes in life and in moments it's just nice to appreciate the happiness in that time.

#14. "I'm Good"—The Mowgli's

Making the most of ourselves and improving ourselves, living life how we should, recognizing that we only live once, and embracing the fact that all things considered, we're good makes this song great for moments that are worth celebrating and life in general.

#15. "Celebration"—Kool & the Gang

This is an oldie but a goodie. It's definitely worth celebrating good times. Let's celebrate!

#16. "Good Times"—Roll Deep ft. Jodi Connor

This song is geared towards being off of the workday and having a good time, but with its catchy beat and the chorus repeating having a "good, good time," this song can definitely be used to celebrate your moment!

#17. "High Hopes"—Panic! At The Disco

Have to have high, high hopes! This is a great song for the process as well as for the achievement and moment.

Are you feeling your moment?

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Questions & Answers

  • What are some good songs to use in a story?

    I think that would depend on the type of story that you wanted to tell and the kinds of emotions, feelings, moods/tones, environments, etc. that you wanted to create and/or that you wanted associated with the story. There's a lot of possibilities and options.

© 2015 Nalini Marquez


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  • Nalini Marquez profile imageAUTHOR

    Nalini Marquez 

    6 months ago

    Thank you, John. I am glad you liked the hub and hope that these songs are able to resonate with you soon once you get the job and potentially even before in the process. I have a hub with songs about overcoming obstacles and not giving up that might have some songs to keep your sights and spirits up in the time in between. Wishing you well in this process. Hang in there! Hopefully something will work out soon.



  • JBeadle profile image

    J Beadle 

    7 months ago from Wisconsin

    Well done hub and good collection of songs. Looking for work since December so they might resonate more after I land the job vs the strain of a few rejections so far. I'll have to check back when I do get the job. Anyway - like what you did here. I'll check out some of your other hubs as well. -John

  • Nalini Marquez profile imageAUTHOR

    Nalini Marquez 

    4 years ago

    Hi Beth,

    Thank you for checking out my new hub and I am glad that you appreciate the collections of music that I've put together. Now that you mention it, I suppose my musical hubs do fit my expanding moods ;-).

    I wish you a wonderful day!


  • BethSassMusic profile image

    Beth Sass Music 

    4 years ago from Nashville

    Hi Nalini:

    I'm exploring my catalogue for more more tunes to submit to fit your ever-expanding mood- Hubs :)))))

    Thank you for taking the time to collect music in this unique way!

    Beth Sass, Beth Sass Music

  • Oliver Stark profile image

    Oliver Stark 

    4 years ago from Sacramento, California


    positive vibes :)

  • Nalini Marquez profile imageAUTHOR

    Nalini Marquez 

    4 years ago

    Hi Oliver Stark,

    I like that one too! It has a good feeling to it :-).


  • Oliver Stark profile image

    Oliver Stark 

    4 years ago from Sacramento, California

    "I Gotta Feeling" my personal favorite.


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