40 Songs about Perseverance (Rap, Hip Hop, Pop & More)
Hardships are part of life. That doesn’t mean your struggles are any less valid than anyone else. The songs in these categories are about finding that stubborn grit and courage to face life.
Whether you need an anthem, encouragement, or just some energy to fight through another day, you’ve come to the right place.
I. Strength and Courage
Strength and Courage sometimes can be brutal to find when you’re in pain. However, you’re not alone, and people have likely been where you are. Look to these songs for some Courage to fight some more.
1) Fight Song
If you feel like you need an uplifting song that won’t shame your hardship but praise your resilience. Fight Song is precisely what you’re looking for
3) It’s My Life
Stronger is a song about not letting every lost fight you’ve had drag you down but instead, use it as a kindle for you to burn brighter.
II. Perseverance through hard times
You want to hear about struggles and how to beat through them. These songs can be your sledgehammer to breakthrough and an anthem to your Perseverance.
1) I Will Survive
This is an undeniable classic to the topic of perseverance and hope. I will survive is one of the most recognizable songs about resilience, courage, and strength.
2) My Shot
My shot is a song written about Alexander Hamilton as his struggles to become a founding father of the US. It’s also, without a doubt, an anthem of unbreakable will and courage.
4) Hall of Fame
III. Songs about not giving Up
Life will beat you down, time and time again. Finding that flame of defiance isn’t easy, but it exists in everyone. These are anthems to hardships and refusal to give up.
1) What’s up Danger
What’s up Danger is not a song about seeking out thrill, but instead not buckling under its pressure.
2) Hold on
3) Be Still
4) Love Yourz
J. Cole is an artist who keeps just telling his story truthfully. Love Yourz is about reminding ourselves that Your life is your own, as are your struggles. However, the good and the bad make our character, and we just have to soldier on sometimes.
IV. Modern Songs
This is a special category for modern songs about perseverance—more anthems to ride to life’s battles while blasting these tunes.
Warrior is a tribute to everyone who felt as if they had to defend themselves because no one else could. However, that doesn’t make you any less but strengthens you.
2) Ride – 21 pilots
3) Try – Pink
Try is a song about accepting the pain that might come through love and having a hot relationship you might get burnt. However, that should never stop you from trying to make things work.
4) You Gotta Be
Pop is a genre that speaks for itself, the most popular music you’ve most likely heard. It doesn’t mean any of these are not capable of summoning your inner fight.
1) Sign Of The Times
While the song’s tone is somber, Sign of the times is a ballad about overcoming difficulties.
2) I’m on Top of the World
4) Eye of the Tiger
Eye of the Tiger is one of the most recognizable songs across time. Its themes of courage, dedication, and perseverance ring true still today.
Rock, the genre of truth and undeniable elite songs. The songs to raise your personal army to fight inner demons or arm you for the troubles life may throw your way.
2) The show must go on
The show must go on written after Freddy Mercury was diagnosed with a deadly virus. Its powerful lyrics scream defiance in the face of hardship.
3) An Ode To Lost Jigsaw Pieces
4) Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Shine on You Crazy Diamond was written after the band kicked out one of its founding members as his mental health severely declined. This song is about struggling and being left to fend for oneself.
To simply describe rap, its unadulterated cutthroat lyrics reveal brutal truths we might ignore. Not to mention its insatiable ability to summon your courage and arm you for your own trials.
1) Not Afraid
In its opening lines, Not Afraid addresses people struggling through hard times, but more specifically, those who struggle with substance abuse. The song is about how you can still piece your life together after it’s been shattered.
2Pac always wrote apart injustices he experienced. However, he specifies that life is difficult, but “That’s just the way it is,” and you have to learn to roll with the punches.
3) Til’ I collapse
VIII. Christian Songs
Christian songs inspire hope and spirituality. The genre is always one of hope and faith and is a testament that you can persevere.
1) Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise)
2) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Oceans praises that while people may fail God (Christian) won’t, and through Him, anything is possible.
Shoulders is a song about healing and grace. Throughout the song, God(Christian) lifts the weight of burdens from everyone’s shoulders. Perseverance is thereby made easy.
4) God Of All My Days
IX. Disney Songs
You may have heard these as a child or adult. Nonetheless, these Disney classics are made with that undefeatable courage you strive for. Listen and reap the benefits of a new anthem to sing your praise.
1) When you Believe
2) Touch The Sky
A ballad about rebelliousness and persevering by oneself when the world wants you to be the opposite: “Touch the Sky” is a beautiful song about staying true to yourself through everyone’s criticism of you.
3) Go the Distance
Another classic to the Disney generation, Go the distance, is about discovering oneself no matter what that will take. Perseverance in its essence.
4) Still I Fly
X. Songs with Perseverance in their lyrics
They’re the same inspiring anthems and inspirations you can find above. These few just have the fun spin of saying “Perseverance.”
Surrendering is a song quite literally about the opposite. While Throughout the song, it’s sung that that’s the wish, the song ends with choosing perseverance over surrender.
4) Disco Lazaruz
Disco Lazaruz is about bringing back to life one’s will to survive and prosper.