Favorite uplifting songs by secular artists

What are your favorite spiritually uplifting songs by popular artists?

I have at least three that have a positive effect on me (though there are probably others I can’t name at the moment)

They are:

Hands- Jewel
Wholy Holy- Aretha Franklin
Gloria- U2

Please share your choices:)

Well, any number of Josh Groban’s songs. There’s “You Raise Me Up” and “The Prayer” and “To Where You Are.”

I’ve always loved John Denver, too, for uplifting music. “Country Roads,” “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” and lots more.

To The Morning
Part of The Plan
Song From Half Mountain
Nexus
-all by Dan Fogelberg
There are many more by him that I find lift my spirits. I have loved his music all my life.

So Small & Jesus, Take the Wheel-Carrie Underwood
My Wish-Rascal Flatts

And its not really secular but my “theme” song lately has become:
Praise You in This Storm-Casting Crowns

“Stand” by Blues Traveler
"Find the River" by R.E.M.
“Where the streets have no name” by U2
"And it Stoned Me" by Van Morrison
"Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce
"Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
"Love is all around" by the Troggs

Oohh I forgot about U2 songs. They have tons that are inspiring to me!

One song I still listen to with the windows shut is…Unborn Child…but also a favorite and in a sense theme of my life…'against the wind!" this completly describes ones life when the ten commandments is a goal ,not to be lampooned ,but to be a role model…always uphill and against the wind!

“Watching You” by Rodney Atkins
"What a Beautiful Day" by Chris Cagle
"He Didn’t Have to Be" Brad Paisley
"There Goes My Life" Kenney Chesney
"Watching Waiting" Extreme
"Til Death Do Us Part" White Lion

There are more, but this is all I could come up with right quick. :thumbsup:

CCR: Out My Back Door
Grateful Dead: Bertha
John Denver: Country Roads
Eagles: Take it Easy
Travis: Sing
Talking Heads: Slippery People
Spin Doctors: Two Princes

Are you making a mix cd?

Can’t forget Creed: Arms Wide Open, Higher

Light & Day / Reach For the Sun by The Polyphonic Spree

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Salisbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
I Can See Clearly Now - ??? (Jimmy Cliff?)

Ob la di, ob la da - the beatles
return to pooh corner - kenny loggins (my dad used to sing me to sleep to this song)

well some of my favorites that inspire me are
Jesus take the wheel-by carrie underwood. this one helped me return to the church.
Don’t laugh at me by kenny chensey
God’s will martina mcbride
My theme song for my life is I hope you dance by Leann Wolmack.

Judy Collins rendition of Amazing Grace. Went to the top of the charts in the U.S. and U.K. This was one of the songs that JPII requested on his papal visit to Chicago.
I can’t think of a more uplifting song than this. Roanoker

Undo What I’ve Become-Rush of Fools
I am Wholly Yours-David Crowder Band
Oh My Soul- David Crowder Band
Amazing Grace-Chris Tomlin (My Chains Are Gone)
Jesus Bring the Rain-Mercy Me
All of these are played on Spirit 105.3 FM

ROCKS by Hound Dog
Give a Reason by Hayashibara Megumi
"Theme from Metal Gear Solid 2" by Harry Gregson-Williams
I Still Believe by Tim Cappello
Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
Heaven by Warrant

Geepers, they’re all rather existentialist, aren’t they?–other than I Still Believe.

We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks
Red Dirt Road – Brooks and Dunn

“Untill the end of the world” - U2
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel

Johnny Nash performed “I Can See Clearly Now”. Jimmy Cliff did a cover of it.
That’s another favorite of mine too :slight_smile:

One of my mother’s favorite uplifting songs is “Ooh Child” by the Five Stairsteps

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