60 Songs about Hope & The Future
Let’s face it, the last couple of years have been difficult for everyone because of the pandemic and the rising concern about climate change. It should be no surprise that many musicians used their music to spread a message of hope.
- I. New songs about hope (2020, 2021 & 2022)
- II. Songs about hope for the future
- III. Songs about hope and not giving up
- IV. Pop songs about hope
- V. Rock songs about hope
- VI. Love songs about hope
- VII. Christian songs about hope
- VIII. Worship songs with hope in the lyrics
- IX. Songs with the theme of hope
- X. Songs with hope in the lyrics
I. New songs about hope (2020, 2021 & 2022)
In the last two years, we got new songs about hope from ABBA and other well-known musicians to help us get through the tough times.
1) Keep an Eye on Dan
After 40 years, the iconic band ABBA finally released a new album. This song tells the story of two parents getting a divorce and one of the parents is hoping that the other will keep an eye on their son, Dan.
2) The Future
In this song, the singer expresses his thoughts and hopes for the future.
In this song, the rapper talks about his humble origins, how he had hope for the future and how he built a successful career.
4) Cry Your Heart Out
Adele’s, “Cry Your Heart Out” is another song that talks about moving on and having hope after going through a divorce.
5) Like I Used To
This song is about being able to reclaim your sense of self and your own space.
6) New Shapes
In this song, the musicians talk about the hope of keeping a failing relationship alive by changing who they are.
II. Songs about hope for the future
Many songs will talk about hope for the world and working together to create world peace.
1) Heal the World
In this song, Michael Jackson asks listeners to take care of our world and those who are less fortunate.
2) You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)
3) After The Rain
4) When We Stand Together
This song is about humanity working together to create a peaceful world.
5) Never Give Up
6) Don’t Stop Believing
III. Songs about hope and not giving up
With songs reminding us not to give up, the songs will often have a theme of being in a fight or making their last stand.
1) Fight Song
Platten wrote this song when she was at a low point in her life to remind herself not to give up on her dream.
2) I Won’t Back Down
4) Lose Yourself
5) We Are The Champions
6) The Climb
IV. Pop songs about hope
These songs will often remind listeners that they should push through the difficult times and remind them of their potential.
In this song, Clarkson sings about the hope of regaining your strength and recovering from a painful breakup.
With this song, Katy Perry tells the listener that it’s not too late to reach your potential, even when life beats you down.
In this song, P!nk reminds us the listener that sometimes our low points in life can sometimes bring out our biggest strengths or be a blessing in disguise.
4) Here Comes the Sun
If you’re going through some tough times, you should listen to this folk-pop song. With this song the Beatles remind us even though times seem dark and bleak, there will eventually be a new light.
6) Shake It Out
V. Rock songs about hope
In rock songs, the musicians will sometimes make references to light and darkness when talking about hope during tough times.
1) The Light
With this song, there’s a message of hope for people who are going through a “dark” period in their lives and there is hope for them (light). It also reminds us that sometimes we need to go through these dark periods to finally see the light.
2) It’s Okay
3) Never Too Late
This song is about being in a very dark place and struggling to find a way out. The song is meant to remind the listener that there is always a way out.
4) Everybody Hurts
R.E.M’s, “everybody hurts” was written to give hope to teenagers in particular who are struggling and prevent them from taking their own lives.
5) Dream On
Aerosmith’s “Dream On” is about the hope that comes with holding onto a dream and working towards your goal.
6) Right Now
VI. Love songs about hope
In many songs, love and hope seem to go hand in hand. From the hope of first love or simply being a hopeless romantic.
In this song, the listener is reminded that you have to have faith in a relationship.
2) You Can’t Hurry Love
In this song, a young woman is in a hurry to find true love but her mother advises her to hold onto hope and be patient because you can’t hurry love.
3) Happy Girl
4) Haven’t Met You Yet
This song is about someone who is a romantic and who hasn’t given up on finding the right girl for him yet.
5) You’ve Got The Love
6) Keep Your Head Up
VII. Christian songs about hope
Christian songs about hope often will talk about the speaker’s faith in God.
1) My Hope Is In You
In this song, the narrator of the song simply praises God for helping him during a troubling time.
2) Living Hope
Wickham explained that this song is about God rescuing him when he couldn’t rescue himself and bringing living hope to him.
3) Awake and Alive
4) Trust In You
Daigle wrote this song after her grandfather passed away. The song is about her trusting God and he will be there for them during tragic times.
5) I Will Rise
6) Hope Of The World
VIII. Worship songs with hope in the lyrics
Worship songs about hope will often express the musician’s faith and trust in God.
1) It Is Well
2) We Believe
This song has been described as an expression of what the musicians believe and what their church believes.
3) Just Like You
This is a Christian hip-hop song that explains the importance of finding good role models in your life so you can work and improve yourself.
This song talks about getting through difficult times with God’s help and having hope that there are better days ahead.
5) Hope Is Rising
6) One Thing Remains
IX. Songs with the theme of hope
Hope is a common theme in music. Musicians will use the low points in their lives as inspiration for their music.
1) Coming Out Of The Dark
This song was inspired by a phrase Estefan’s husband wrote down when she was about to have surgery to fix her broken back.
2) Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have
3) Eye Of The Tiger
This classic song is all about getting up after a difficult situation and moving on with your help. It’s about the hope that keeps you moving forward.
4) I Can See Clearly Now
6) Lean On Me
X. Songs with hope in the lyrics
Songs with the word “hope” in the lyrics can have different meanings. The songs can go from expressing spite to questioning what you’re supposed to expect to give hope to other people.
1) I Hope
2) High Hopes
In this song, Bruce Springsteen questions what is meant by the American Dream and what you can expect for yourself.
3) Gives You Hell
In this song, the narrator explains that he still has hope despite all the negativity he sees in the world.
5) Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do
6) I Hope You Dance
In this song, the narrator expresses her hope for the listener to take chances in life and to not let fear hold them back.
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