42 Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Miracles
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Even More Pop, Rock, & Country Songs About Miracles
22. The Miracle of Love
23. The Miracle
24. Ordinary Miracle
25. Miracle Man
27. Never Saw a Miracle
28. Miracle of Love
30. It's a Miracle
33. Miracle Man
34. Any Old Miracle Will Do
36. Change the World
37. It's No Small Miracle
38. I'll Be Your Miracle
Little Big Town
40. Five Minutes
41. I Believe in You
42. I Believe in You
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