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Songs about Life

Songs about Life
Life encompasses so many aspects, imagine then the kind of songs about life that we can amass. Here, we have tried to touch upon a few aspects of life via songs.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2019
All that we feel, all that we do and all that we aspire to be―broadly termed as life. Songs about life seems like an apt way to talk about life in its broadest sense, don't you think?
What it signifies, what it means, where it takes us, where it streams―everything. And so these songs come your way, as they capture the essence of what life can be, without any frills.

This list features some of the greatest artists and their rendition about life through their songs. You'll surely find something that you can totally relate to in this list.
... About Growing Up
growing up
They're almost synonymous, these two concepts of life and growing up. Let's give you a list of songs that deal with the given concept.
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
  • Grow Up - Simple Plan
  • Stay Young - Patty Griffin
  • Baby Girl - Sugarland
  • Seasons in the Sun - Westlife
  • The Night Before Life Goes On - Carrie Underwood
  • Forever Young - Rod Stewart
  • Back When I Was Four - Jeffrey Lewis
  • I'm an Adult Now - The Pursuit of Happiness
  • We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
  • Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
  • My Daughter's Growing Up - Bill Engvall
  • Whenever You Remember - Carrie Underwood
  • Remember the Time - Michael Jackson
  • Today - The Smashing Pumpkins
  • I Saw God Today - George Strait
  • Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
  • Don't Worry 'bout a Thing - SHeDAISY
  • Time of Your Life - Green Day
  • Photograph - Nickelback
  • My, Oh My - The Wreckers
  • Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  • Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
  • These are the Special Times - Christina Aguilera
  • These Are the Days - Natalie Merchant
  • Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
  • A Place in This World - Taylor Swift
  • I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
  • Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney
  • We Are the Champions - Queen
  • Remember When - Alan Jackson
  • Only Time - Enya
... About Life Being Hard
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What would life hold if not for some specks of sorrow and dismay? Where would the need to fight harder for happiness come from, then? Here are a few songs that highlight this issue really well.
  • Life Fade - Hybernoid
  • Life is Hard - John Mellencamp
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
  • There Must Be More to Life Than This - Freddie Mercury
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • It's So Hard to Say Goodbye - Boyz II Men
  • Po' Folks - Bill Anderson
  • Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
  • Again and Again - Jewel
  • No Surprise - Daughtry
  • How Could an Angel Break my Heart - Toni Braxton
  • It's a Hard Life - Queen
  • High Cotton - Alabama
  • Lifeline - Papa Roach
  • Coat Of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
  • Lesson Learned - Alicia Keys
  • Alive - Pearl Jam
  • You Wouldn't Know - Hellyeah
  • Nemo - Nightwish
  • Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
  • Don't Say a Word - Sonata Arctica
  • Slipknot - All Out Life
  • Hard Times - Guster
  • Six Feet from the Flowers  - Caleb Caudle
  • Self Care - Mac Miller
... About Life Changing
life change
Life can change because of so many small and major events―graduations, weddings, heartbreaks, the list is endless. Some songs that commemorate this concept, shall we?
  • Circle of Life - The Lion King
  • Wheels of Life - Gino Vannelli
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • The Good Life - Pat Benatar
  • Changes - David Bowie
  • Graduation (Friends Forever) - Vitamin C
  • There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney
  • 100 Years - Five For Fighting
  • Running - No Doubt
  • I'll Remember - Madonna
  • Amazing Grace Sung - Judy Collins
  • My Old Ways - Dr. Dog
  • Smells Like Teen - Spirit Nirvana
  • Ministry - N.W.O.
  • Everybody's Changing - Keane
  • Wind of Change - Scorpions
  • Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
  • Faith Hope Love Repeat - Brandon Heath
  • Alone - Alan Walker
  • Darkside - Alan Walker
... About Life in General
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And then there are songs that deal with life in its purest form―simple and unadulterated. Here is a list:
  • It's My Life - Jon Bon Jovi
  • Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
  • What a Wonderful Life - Elvis Presley
  • Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk
  • Life - Soundshine
  • Life Is King - Alphaville
  • Life's a Gas - Ramones
  • The Good Life - New Power Generation
  • Life - Reby
  • Life is Good - LFO
  • Life is Real - Queen
  • The Secret of Life - Faith Hill
  • This is Your Life - Switchfoot
  • Innocence - Prime Circle
  • Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Worship
  • Reckless Love - Cory Asbury
  • You Say - Lauren Daigle
So you see? Songs about life there are many and they each deal with unique concepts and get you thinking about what life truly is, and what it can be. Isn't what they are meant to do anyway?