Smell the Roses: The 11 Best Songs About Life

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Music has an uncanny ability to highlight the human experience, so we decided to rank the 11 best songs about life. With all its complexities, joys, and sorrows, life has been a perennial muse for musicians across genres. From rock anthems to soulful ballads, songs about life resonate deeply with listeners, offering solace, introspection, and inspiration. Without further ado, here's our curated list of the 11 best songs that encapsulate the essence of life, each with its own unique perspective and sonic landscape.

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11. "Good Life" by OneRepublic

10. "The Circle of Life" by Elton John

9. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

8. "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

7. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

6. "Imagine" by John Lennon

5. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

4. "Livin' on a Prayer"

3. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

2. "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel

1. "Yesterday" by The Beatles

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