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200+ Songs About Life

Carson suffers from a serious case of melophilia. Geeking out on her favorite music artists is her guilty pleasure.

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Do you remember the iconic words of Forrest Gump?

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

It’s one of my favorite movie lines, and undoubtedly, I’m not alone. It might sound strange, but I keep remembering this line whenever I listen to songs about life. Each song conveys a different meaning, a unique experience, a particular story, as if to remind us that life isn’t always how we want it to be.

If you think about it, every song out there talks about life. Some of them serve to inspire and motivate, others to steer us in the right direction by learning from the experience of the songwriter.

As you listen to these life songs, I’m sure that you’ll feel like opening a box of chocolates every time. There’s always a lesson to learn with each song, be it about going through a rough period, making your relationship work, or moving on from a troubled past.

And even if you don’t feel like reading between the lines, these songs still make an excellent “go-out-and-do-it” playlist, which just might be what you need if you’ve been feeling burnt out and stressed these past few days.

Best Life Songs

1. “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

2. “Life on Mars” by David Bowie

3. “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra

4. “Life’s a Mess” by Juice WRLD feat. Halset

5. “Songs of Life” by Trinity

6. “Life and How to Live it” by R.E.M.

7. “Wild Life” by Wings

8. “Life in a Northern Town” by The Dream Academy

9. “If Life is So Short” by The Moffatts

10. “Speed of Life” by David Bowie

11. “Candle of Life” by Moody Blues

12. “Don’t Waste Your Life” by LeCrae and Cameron Dukes

13. “Life Goes On” by Tupac Shakur

14. “This is the Life” by Amy Macdonald

15. “Life’s a Dance” by John Michael Montgomery

16. “Private Life” by The Pretenders

17. “Game of Life” by Snoop Dogg and Steady Mobbin’

18. “This Song Saved My Life” by Simple Plan

19. “Good Life” by Kehlani & G-Eazy

20. “Story of my Life” by One Direction

21. “18 and Life” by Skid Row

22. “A Life of Regrets” by Chester See

23. “Life Story” by Barbra Streisand

24. “The Real Life” by John Mellencamp

25. “Today My Life Begins” by Bruno Mars

26. “Life During Wartime” by Talking Heads

27. “Hard Knock Life” by Jay-Z

28. “Where Life Begins” by Madonna

29. “Life in the Fast Lane

30. “Better Life” by Keith Urban

31. “Life Song” by Casting Crowns

32. “In My Life” by The Beatles

33. “Isn’t Life Strange” by Moody blues

34. “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles

35. “Good Life” by Kanye West and T-Pain

36. “Hole in my Life” by The Police

37. “The Other Side of Life” by Moody Blues

38. “Is There Life After Breakfast” by Ray Davies

39. ”I Bet My Life” by Imagine Dragons

40. “Circle of Life” by Carmen Twillie, Lebo M.

41. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo

42. “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone

43. “Summer Side of Life” by Gordon Lightfoot

44. “One Day in Your Life” by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5

45. “Mine for Life” by Ultravox

46. “Life in London” by Pat Travers

47. “Attics of my Life” by Grateful Dead

48. “Swing Life Away” by Rise Against

49. “25 to Life” by Eminem

50. “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts

51. “The Basics of Life” by 4Him

52. “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.

53. “Coming Back to Life” by Pink Floyd

54. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

55. “Welcome to my Life” by Simple Plan

56. “In This Life” by Collin Raye

57. “Imitation of Life” by R.E.M.

58. “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence

59. “Sharing Life” by David R. Maracle

60. “When Will My Life Begin?” by Mandy Moore

61. “Life in Technicolor II” by Coldplay

62. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” by Elton John

63. “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson

64. “Reckless Life” by Guns N’ Roses

65. “Hell of a Life” by Kanye West

66. “Life on the Moon” by David Cook

67. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day

68. “Rhythm of Life” by Oleta Adams

69. “Life is a Carnival” by The Band

70. “Moment 4 Life” by Nicki Minaj and Drake

71. “Eternal Life” by Jeff Buckley

72. “The Answer to Our Life” by The Backstreet Boys

73. “Life is a Lemon and I Want my Money Back” by Meatloaf

74. “Life is a Lady” by Santana

75. “O.D.’d on Life Itself” by Blue Oyster Cult

76. “Life’s Too Short” by Hall & Oates

77. “Low Life” by Jude Cole

78. “Life to LIfeless” by Killswitch Engage

79. “Your Life is Now” by John Mellencamp

80. “Everyday Life” by Coldplay

81. “Hang on to Your Life” by The Guess Who

82. “Life is Beautiful” by The Afters

83. “Street Life” by M.O.P. and Demarco

84. “Breathe of Life” by Florence and the Machine

85. “Wild Wild Life” by Talking Heads

86. “Give me Life” by Steppenwolf

87. “The Life I Lead” by Duke Ellington

88. “Life in Black” by Fight

89. “Life is Good” by Future Feat. Drake

90. “The Jetset Life is Gonna Kill You” by My Chemical Romance

91. “Life Begins at 40” by John Lennon

92. “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers

93. “The Christian Life” by The Byrds

94. “Jig of Life” by Kate Bush

95. “Past Life” by Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez

96. “Drivin’ My Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt

97. “Coming Back to Life” by Pink Floyd

98. “Life” by Our Lady Peace

99. “Ain’t Life Grand” by Widespread Panic

100. “Wonderful Life” by Zendaya

101. “The Warehouse Life” by Richmond Fontaine

102. “Life Loves a Tragedy” by Poison

103. “Ordinary Life” by Van Morrison

104. “That’s my Life in Your hands” by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

105. “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits

106. “A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre” by OutKast

107. “More Life in a Tramp’s Vest” by Stereophonics

108. “What a Wonderful Life” by Elvis Presley

109. “The Next Life” by London Suede

110. “American Life” by Madonna

111. “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” by The Ink Spots, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie Orchestra

112. “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney

113. “Get On With Your Life” by The Allman Brothers Band

114. “Starting a New Life” by Van Morrison

115. “She’s Out of My Life” by Michael Jackson

116. “Semi-charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind

117. “Life is Full” by Del Amitri

118. “Here’s to Life” by Barbra Streisand

119. “A beautiful Life” by Kim Richey

120. “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

121. “Love of my Life” by Queen

122. “My Life” by Foxy Brown feat. Althea

123. “Meaning of Life” by Disturbed

124. “Life Turned Her That Way” by Ricky Van Shelton

125. “This is Your Life” by Switchfoot

126. “Real Life” by Simple Minds

127. “Simple Kind of Life” by No Doubt

128. “Life is a Carnival” by The Band

129. “Life” by Des’ree

130. “Livin’ the Life” by Steel Dragon

131. “Attics of my Life” by The Grateful Dead

132. “Something’s Missing in my Life” by The Marshall Tucker Band

133. “Might Just Take Your Life” by Deep Purple

134. “Got the Life” by Korn

135. “When Life is Good Again” by Dolly Parton

136. “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

137. “Time of my Life” by David Cook

138. “This Was Just Your Life” by Metallica

139. “Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop

140. “Good Life” by OneRepublic

141. “Life in Detail” by Robert Palmer

142. “Hollow Life” by Korn

143. “(There’s Gotta Be) More to LIfe” by Stacie Orrico

144. “Signs of Life” by Journey

145. “What is Life” by George Harrison

146. “At This TIme in My Life” by Carole King

147. “Double Life” by Styx

148. “Late For Your Life” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

149. “Back to the Life” by Spoon

150. “Is There Life Out There” by Reba McEntire

151. “Isn’t Life Strange

152. “Convicted in Life” by Sepultura

153. “Life in a Song” by The Marshall Tucker Band

154. “Pieces of my Life” by Elvis Presley

155. “Got to Get You Into my Life” by The Beatles

156. “Life on the Outside” by Gov’t Mule

157. “Signs of Life” by Pink Floyd

158. “Shelf Life” by Seven Mary Three

159. “For the Rest of My Life” by Brian McKnight

160. “How to Save a Life” by The Fray

161. “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” by Good Charlotte

162. “What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life” by Ronnie Milsap

163. “In This Life” by Madonna

164. “Life’s Too Short to Love This Fast” by Alabama

165. “Secret Life” by Soft Cell

166. “Ain’t No Good Life” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

167. “The Chronicles of Life and Death” by Good Charlotte

168. “Turned to Real Life” by Shiny Toy Guns

169. “Breath of Life” by Howard Shore

170. “Life is for Living” by Barclay James Harvest

171. “Big Life” by Glenn Frey

172. “The Book of Life” by Sting and Anoushka Shankar

173. “That Vast Life” by Steve Hackett

174. “Life” by Elvis Presley

175. “It’s a Bloody Life” by Sonny Boy Williamson

176. “Life of my Own” by 3 Doors Down

177. “Life’s Funny” by Duke Robillard

178. “Beyond This Life” by Dream Theater

179. “It Once was my Life” by Van Morrison

180. “Spice Up Your Life” by Spice Girls

181. “Luv Your Life” by Silverchair

182. “Life After You” by Daughtry

183. “Life’s Railway to Heaven” by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

184. “Life Burns” by Apocalyptica and Lauri Ylonen

185. “Life in Mono” by Mono

186. “When I Change my Life” by The Pretenders

187. “Fast Life” by Charlie Musselwhite

188. “Life of the Party” by Shawn Mendes

189. “Better Life: by 3 Doors Down

190. “Time of Your Life” by Macy Gray

191. “Hard Life” by Grayson Hugh

192. “The Wild Side of Life” by Jerry Lee Lewis

193. “Color in Your Life” by Missing Persons

194. “Life is a Long Song” by Jethro Tull

195. “The Storms of Life” by Randy Travis

196. “My Life” by Dido

197. “Live Your Life” by Tantric

198. “Believe in Life” by Eric Clapton

199. “I Love the Life I Live” by Willie Nelson

200. “Life is hard” by Timbuk 3

201. “Life Beyond the Sky” by The Jeff Healey Band

202. “Life Marches On” by Live

203. “The Life” by Alicia Keys

204. “The Cup of Life” by Ricky Martin

205. “Life is Worth Living” by Justin Bieber

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