42 Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Miracles

Updated on April 18, 2019
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Celebrate the magic of miracles in the world around you, whether you need a miracle or are waiting on one. Make a playlist of popular songs about miracles then take time to recognize the everyday wonders in your life.
Celebrate the magic of miracles in the world around you, whether you need a miracle or are waiting on one. Make a playlist of popular songs about miracles then take time to recognize the everyday wonders in your life. | Source

How Do You Define a Miracle?

What miracles have touched your life today? While some may contend that miracles are rare, others believe in the beauty of everyday occurrences. Sure, science and technology can explain away a lot, but there's a certain magic to how

  • some animals can regenerate limbs
  • the internet transmits all that data
  • birds and other animals migrate thousands of miles
  • water disappears as evaporation and
  • seasons "know" when to change.

Celebrate the miracles in the world around you as you cherish nature, the love in your life, and everyday wonders. Make a playlist of popular songs about miracles with pop, rock, country, R&B, and hip hop tunes. We have a long list to start you off!

1. "When You Believe" by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

This R&B/pop song from 1998 was composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and recorded by superstars Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston for the DreamWorks animated film, The Prince of Egypt. The movie is an adaptation of the Biblical story of the Exodus. Its lyrics describe the power that each of us possesses to triumph over fear and obstacles to achieve miracles if we have faith and hope.

2. "All I Need Is a Miracle" by Mike & The Mechanics

The guy in this catchy 1986 rock song made the mistake of treating the woman he loved like a child, even going out of his way to hurt her. Thankfully, she had the good sense to leave him, and now he realizes how wrong he was to disrespect her. Should they ever reunite, the reformed Romeo promises to love her for the rest of her life. "All I need is a miracle, all I need is you," he beckons.

If you can identify with having a huge regret, then make an apology playlist with these songs about regrets and being sorry.

3. "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate

Quintessentially '70s, this funky disco number features a man with some groovy pick-up lines. He tells the sexy angel he's just met that she is a miracle and an answer to his prayers, and he doesn't just beg for kisses and touches -- he gets them!

This international hit from 1975 became the signature song for British band Hot Chocolate. It was later used in a variety of movies and has appeared in television advertisements as well, selling products that have included:

  • Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks
  • Swiffer duster cleaning products, and
  • even Burger King whoppers.

Sexy hamburgers? Really?

4. "I Need a Miracle" by Third Day

This 2012 Christian rock song points out that each of us will eventually encounter a period when we feel so dejected that we believe we are out of options. During personal hardship, this song contends that faith can provide the answer we seek:

Well, no matter who you are and no matter what you've done
There will come a time when you can't make it on your own
And in your hour of desperation
Know you're not the only one praying Lord above
I need a miracle
I need a miracle.

5. "Miracle" by Alan Parsons (featuring Jason Mraz)

Have you ever felt that some highly talented people might just be channeling miracles?

This progressive rock tune from 2019 blends the distinctive sound of Alan Parsons with the vocals of Jason Mraz. The narrator is a musician who serves as the conduit for the music of the stars, should they choose to shine through him. In the morning light, there is an electric spark of creativity. He wishes for the magic of music to release the miracle that resides within and can be communicated through him.

6. "I Saw God Today" by George Strait

If you're a parent, you understand the miracle that children represent. In this heartrending country ditty from 2008, a husband leaves his wife's side after being with her through 18 hours of labor and the birth of their daughter. He is transformed by the experience and knows that in that moment he witnessed a miracle. As he looks at a flower that has pushed up through broken pavement—a sign just for him, he believes—he is certain that he saw God earlier in that hospital room.

If you're expecting a tiny miracle in your life, make a playlist of songs about pregnancy and having a baby.

Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.

— Jon Bon Jovi, American rocker

7. "Miracle" by Bon Jovi

This 1990 rock tune is equal measure support for a friend and tough love. Bon Jovi's narrator addresses someone who feels dispirited and helpless about the prospects of saving himself from trouble. He tells troubled friend that there's no one else left to save him, so he'll have to buckle down and save himself. It'll take a miracle, but they can conquer this thing together.

If you want to signal to someone in your life that you're standing with them, make them a playlist of songs about supporting someone and being there.

8. "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" by The Royalettes

The lovelorn lady in this 1965 R&B tune was caught by surprise when her man up and left her. Still crazy for him, she still struggles to get over her heartbreak. She swears that it's going to take a miracle for her to ever love someone new.

9. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" by 'NSYNC

The narrator in this 1999 pop song is spellbound by the miracle standing before him, the angelic woman he loves. With their first kiss, her warm heart makes his life feel complete. Because of her uniqueness and the way her love has positively impacted him, he suspects that God must have spent more time creating such a special person. Hopefully, he still believes that after they're married 15 years.

10. "Some Kind of Miracle" by Kelly Clarkson

Lost in her life and surrounded only by strangers, the narrator in this 2003 pop song is thankful for the salvation her lover provides. (Just who is she dating?) She claims he was a miracle, providing her with unconditional love and acceptance. He lifted her up. The narrator asserts that ultimately, the man she loved returned the joy to her heart and was an answer to her prayers.

11. "Ready for a Miracle" by Leann Rimes

There's a heavy dose of Jesus in this 2007 progressive country song that asks repeatedly whether you're ready for a miracle. (I mean, seriously, who isn't?)

Leann Rimes describes how Christ walked on water, raised Lazarus from the dead, restored sight to the blind, and fed the multitudes. And now, she proclaims, if you see the truth, then He is ready to put that holy power to work for you and me. Sounds legit.

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist | Source

12. "Miracles" by Insane Clown Posse

This 2010 hip hop song is unlike the usual work of Insane Clown Posse. It urges us to peer closer at the magic of everyday miracles:

Are you a believer in miracles?
Do you have time for the miracles?
Do you notice and recognize miracles?

The song details numerous examples of everyday miracles, including those found in nature, manmade phenomena, and the miracle of childbirth. There are examples of mild humor in the song ("F**ing magnets, how do they work?") as well as humility and awe in the face of the wondrous world around us.

13. "Miracle" by Whitney Houston

In this 1991 hit R&B ballad, Whitney Houston describes the love and potential for miracles existing inside each of us. Imparting this advice, she cautions that we will have to live with the consequences of our choices:

Don't ever throw away your miracle
Don't let it slip away
Nothing should matter.

There was controversy at the time about whether this song alluded to a young woman's regret over ending her pregnancy. Houston, however, denied this is what the song was about.

The Miracle of Machu Picchu

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Often called the 8th Wonder of the World, the ruins of centuries-old Machu Picchu rest in the Andes rainforest in Peru.My family and I visited Machu Picchu and other Peruvian locations in 2018.  How did they build a stone city on a mountaintop?  Total miracle.
Often called the 8th Wonder of the World, the ruins of centuries-old Machu Picchu rest in the Andes rainforest in Peru.
Often called the 8th Wonder of the World, the ruins of centuries-old Machu Picchu rest in the Andes rainforest in Peru. | Source
My family and I visited Machu Picchu and other Peruvian locations in 2018.  How did they build a stone city on a mountaintop?  Total miracle.
My family and I visited Machu Picchu and other Peruvian locations in 2018. How did they build a stone city on a mountaintop? Total miracle. | Source

14. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle

In this catchy pop song circa 1987, the narrator's new lover has made a miracle happen. Whereas she used to experience fear in previous relationship, that has disappeared now. Love comes first. Going from a dysfunctional relationship to one that is positive and loving can certainly bliss anyone out. No wonder it feels like she's in heaven on earth!

15. "Miracle" by Foo Fighters

The narrator in this 2006 rock song has within his grasp something precious, and he expresses how valuable it is to him. Committed to keeping it, he seeks to ensure that it doesn't become lost. Do you have something or someone in your life who is a miracle?

16. "Your Love Is A Miracle" by Mark Chesnutt

The narrator in this 1991 country song had been a confirmed bachelor prior to meeting his special lady. However, the right woman can tame even the wildest cowboy. No other girl's love had been right, but her love has proven miraculous. Their connection has been spiritual, noticeable to others around them, and the narrator is confident that it will stand the test of time.

17. "Miracle" by Hurt

If you've ever been involved in a toxic love relationship then this 2013 rock song should strike a familiar chord with you. The narrator addresses a lover who took his trusting heart and turned him bitter and suspicious. While he gave everything of himself for her happiness, she lied and betrayed him. Now he stands there, a pathetic fool. Unfortunately, he's also praying for a miracle to save the same relationship he knows has inflicted such serious damage upon him.

Are you involved in this type of unhealthy romance? (Slow cringe.) Make a playlist of songs about toxic love relationships as you determine your best path forward.

When she was born, I thought she was pretty miraculous!
When she was born, I thought she was pretty miraculous! | Source

18. "Miracle" by Rise Against

This 2017 rock song doesn't just entertain. It has a message for those struggling to find direction in their lives: You hold the key to your comeback story, your personal miracle. Stop waiting for someone else to come along and rescue you because the power resides within you to make change happen for yourself.

While the band often writes about progressive politics, the lyrics don't specifically mention the issues that are causing hardship. The song could, therefore, apply to any personal obstacles.

19. "Miracle" by Scorpions

Using a metaphor in which life in a journey and death is the final destination, the man in this 2010 rock ditty muses about taking the long way home. All that is left is a single step, the miracle of reuniting with the loved one he's been separated from. He recalls their happy days together. With hope, he looks forward to reconnecting soon.

20. "Miracle Drug" by U2

Some people face challenges far beyond those of the rest of us. In this 2004 rock song, the Irish band describes their inspirational classmate from secondary school, Christopher Nolan. Deprived of oxygen for two hours at birth, Nolan was left paraplegic. However, his mother had conviction that Christopher could process what was going on around him. She taught him to learn. Then, with the help of a miracle drug, he was able to move one neck muscle which allowed him to learn to communicate and express award-winning poetry.

Ultimately, this is a song about the power of a mother's love as well as modern medicine:

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've seen enough, I'm not giving up on a miracle drug.
Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here, sweetheart
Just when you quit.

"Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles." - Bob Richards, American Olympic pole vaulter and decathlete
"Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles." - Bob Richards, American Olympic pole vaulter and decathlete | Source

Even More Pop, Rock, & Country Songs About Miracles

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Miracles
Coldplay
2014
22. The Miracle of Love
Eurythmics
1986
23. The Miracle
Queen
1989
24. Ordinary Miracle
Sarah McLachlan
2006
25. Miracle Man
AWOLNATION
2018
26. MIracle
Cheap Trick
2009
27. Never Saw a Miracle
Peabo Bryson
1994
28. Miracle of Love
Jamie Lawson
2017
29. Miracle
Cascada
2004
30. It's a Miracle
Barry Manilow
1975
31. Miracle
Paramore
2007
32. Miracles
Jefferson Starship
1975
33. Miracle Man
Ozzy Osbourne
1988
34. Any Old Miracle Will Do
Vern Gosdin
1993
35. Miracle
Shinedown
2012
36. Change the World
Westlife
1999
37. It's No Small Miracle
Kenny Chesney
1996
38. I'll Be Your Miracle
Third Day
2011
39. Miracle
Little Big Town
2016
40. Five Minutes
Lorrie Morgan
1989
41. I Believe in You
LeAnn Rimes
2001
42. I Believe in You
Don Williams
1980
Know a song about miracles that should be on this playlist? Make a song suggestion in the Comments Section below.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        4 weeks ago from USA

        Dora - Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful and uplifting week. May each day be a miracle for you!

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        I like the various insights on miracles. Very positive theme on which to begin my new work-week (Reading on Monday).

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        FlourishAnyway 

        4 weeks ago from USA

        Nithya - Thank you for stopping by. What a positive attitude!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        4 weeks ago from USA

        Linda - Thank you for stopping by. I hope your Easter was a happy one as well.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        4 weeks ago from Dubai

        I love many of these songs, my favorite is Miracle by Whitney Houston. Everyday is a miracle for me.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a great theme for this time of year! I hope you have a happy Easter, Flourish.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Genna - Thank you. There are so many miracles in everyday life if we just pause to ponder them. Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Heidi - I'm so sorry you injured your wrist bad enough to need surgery and hope that you have a miraculous recovery! It sounds serious. Take care of yourself.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Peg - Thank you for providing such a rich comment with a personal example. Happy you enjoyed this!

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        Genna East 

        5 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

        I liked how you defined some of the mysteries that are the miracles of life...beautifully said. And the songs sing of the miracle and creativity of music. Well done.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        5 weeks ago from Chicago Area

        True to my 80s form, the first tune that popped in my head when I saw the title of your playlist was the one from Mike & The Mechanics. And, of course, love the Manilow miracle tune, too.

        Just had a wrist injury and surgery to repair it two weeks ago. And all I could think was how miraculous modern medicine is. Yep, miracles are everywhere.

        Hope you have a miraculous Easter weekend!

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        Peg Cole 

        5 weeks ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

        These great songs reaffirm that not only do I believe in miracles, other people believe, too. I can point to certain instances in my life where no other explanation is possible for the miracle which happened, whether it's a small thing, like running out of gas a few miles from a filling station and having your car chug its way right up to the pump before conking out or other everyday things. What a great topic to highlight for a song collection. Listening now.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Kaili - Thank for reading and listening. They do have a way of sticking with you.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Liz - And these are just the pop, rock, country, etc. ones. There are, of course, tons of spiritual songs but I tried to keep it within the lines.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Shawindi - Thank you.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Bill - I enjoy The Miracles too! Have a wonderful Easter down on your urban farm.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Linda - I'm an advocate of Einstein's view, too. My daughter is 19 now, but I still think she's pretty miraculous, sometimes more than others if you know what I mean.

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        Linda Lum 

        5 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

        What a great list! I go with the Einstein theory that everything in life (and life itself) is a miracle. I'll be listening to these the rest of the morning while I work at my desk (too cold for gardening at the moment).

        By the way, your daughter is ADORABLE!

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        Kaili Bisson 

        5 weeks ago from Canada

        Another fantastic list Flourish, and now I need to go and take care of an earworm this has caused...Jefferson Starship.

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 weeks ago from UK

        I had no idea so many songs related to miracles.

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        Shawindi Silva 

        5 weeks ago from Sri lanka

        Great job !!!!

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        Bill Holland 

        5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        I went way back to the Jefferson Starship for this one. At first all I could think of was the old singing group The Miracles. It was clouding my thinking. :)

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Yves - You've so funny. That song may be all '70s but I love it. Some things are truly timeless. Hope you have a great Easter, too!

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        Yves 

        5 weeks ago

        Hands down, "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate is my very favorite. I consider it my mating call. Any sexy man is a miracle to me. I love them. They are miracles of nature. Amen.

        Great list, as always, Flourish. Forgive my enthusiasm. Sometimes I get carried away. But it's your fault for giving us such inspiring music. Ha!

        And indeed, as you so aptly pointed out, Flourish, nature provides us with a plethora of miracles every day! Here's hoping you and yours have a wonderful Easter holiday. :)

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Pamela - So glad you enjoyed this. Have a terrific weekend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        Dianna - Thanks for the kind kudos. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        The number of songs about a miracle are amazing, and I really liked all the song choices today. This article was a pleasure to read and to listen to, so thanks for a great article.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        5 weeks ago

        Great topic for the season we are celebrating! Third day, Houston, NSYNC -- all so good!

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