Empowering / inspiring

Songs to lift you up

Ain't gonna let nobody | Lyrics
Wow your audience with this hip-hop inspired arrangement of a traditional spiritual.

Be the change | Lyrics
The Sing Up day song for 2018 Be the change is a rousing, anthemic song, calling for us all to 'be the change' we want to see in the world.

Count on me | Lyrics
A touching, laid-back song about the true meaning of friendship from pop superstar, Bruno Mars.

Don't stop | Lyrics
A rousing song with a strong, positive message that will have you rockin’ out and raising the roof!

Eye of the tiger | Lyrics
A roaring anthem on the theme of resilience from the rock ‘hall of fame’.

Go the distance | Lyrics
This boy-friendly ballad is a real tear-jerker, by Disney demi-god, Alan Menken.

Gotta be me | Lyrics
Rap along with this up-beat song all about being yourself!

Hang out the washing on the Siegfried line | Lyrics
This patriotic song from 1939 was written as a morale booster for the Allied troops in World War II. 

How far I'll go | Lyrics
An inspirational song about following your dreams from the Disney film Moana.

Let love shine through | Lyrics
An inspirational and upbeat song, with flexible vocal parts, about diversity and individuality – celebrating what makes you, you and me, me!

Love my life | Lyrics
An uplifting, feel-good song about positivity and making the most of life, for yourself and others.

One call away | Lyrics
A soulful, atmospheric song, perfect for soloists, large vocal ensembles, and instrumental groups.

One moment one people | Lyrics
Celebrate the power of singing with the Sing Up Day song for 2019. This song is about working together and making positive connections with each other.

Power in me | Lyrics
An exhilarating song to encourage self-belief, perseverance and empowerment.

Reach out (I'll be there) | Lyrics
Everyone will love to sing this uplifting R&B song.

Remember | Lyrics
This contemporary ballad teaches children about the importance of remembering those who died in the World Wars.

Rockstar | Lyrics
Channel your inner rock star with this song by A Great Big World.

Touch the sky | Lyrics
A stirring song with a Celtic twist from Disney’s Brave to inspire courage and kindle ambition.

What makes a family | Lyrics
This big-hearted song celebrates families of absolutely every size and shape.

You've got a friend in me | Lyrics
This well-known song from Disney’s Toy Story can be used to promote positive relationships.

Activities to try

One moment one people
One moment one people
Be the change
Be the change
Let love shine through
Let love shine through
There's a power in the music
There's a power in the music

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