There’s nothing like a great song to bring you up when you’re feeling down. Regardless whether you’re feeling low or not, a truly distinguished song or musical performance can definitely give chills and further elevate one’s spirit. Throughout musical history, there have been plenty of songs whose M.O. is encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration. This humble list couldn't possibly capture them all (think how long that would take), but here are 12 uplifting songs sure to give you chills.
1) Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day” (Daydream, 2015)
Neither Mariah Carey nor Boyz II Men lack in their fair share of hits; both are musical juggernauts. That said nothing tops touching tearjerker “One Sweet Day,” which ruled the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a record 16 weeks in 1995. Despite being a catalyst for shedding tears, “One Sweet Day” is uplifting thanks to its celestial, unforgettable chorus: “And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven / like so many friends we’ve lost along the way / and I know eventually we’ll be together / one sweet day.”
Shockingly, “One Sweet Day” won no Grammys, but was nominated for record of the year. Who and what bested “One Sweet Day?” Another classic – Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose.” Can’t be too mad about that!