I have compiled a list of 100 songs that I find truly inspirational. There may be a few that are left out and if that is the case I will be sure to add them with time.

On some of the songs you will notice I have included a commentary as to what I like.

  1. A-Ha - Take on Me - This song is super catchy and has a great melody to it. The chorus is very nice as well, I really like the octave progression.
  2. Ace of Base - Beautiful Life - This song is just beautiful.
  3. AFI - The Leaving Song
  4. Armin Van Buuren - Zocalo
  5. Bad Religion - Los Angeles Is Burning
  6. Bad Religion - You
  7. Beatles - Help
  8. Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - This song is genius. A lot of the notes played here are off and work so well together. It sounds different than most songs, and a very GOOD different.
  9. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven's best piece. Bold, stunning and close to perfect.
  10. Billy Idol - White Wedding
  11. Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror
  12. Bon Jovi - Dry County
  13. Chicago - You're the Inspiration
  14. Chrono Cross - Another World
  15. Chrono Cross - Ending Theme - Most people probably haven't heard this song but it truly is so awesome. It starts out with a few classical guitar verses and then hits a beautiful outro with perfect vocals.
  16. Coldplay - Clocks
  17. Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine Fix
  18. Cutting Crew - Died in Your Arms
  19. David Lanz - Christofori's Dream - This is one of the best solo piano songs written by a current day pianist. This song is incredible.
  20. Death - A Moment of Clarity - This song has probably my favorite metal solo ever. It has 4 different parts and is over 2 minutes in length. I love this band!
  21. Death - Voice of the Soul - A classic instrumental guitar performance
  22. Def Leppard - Love Bites
  23. Dimmu Borgir - Mourning Palace - Heavy and melodic, just the way I like it!
  24. DJ Mangoo - Eurodancer
  25. DJ Mangoo - Inside You (Part 2)
  26. DJ Mystic - Angels Crying
  27. DJ Tiesto - Forever Today - Very moving. This song sounds a bit like the theme from Terminator 2. It's obviously not a rip, but does have that kind of feel. The whole presentation and atmosphere of this song is done so well. It has so many fresh and new parts and just builds a complete story.
  28. Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre - Love it! Very great melody and just put together extremely well.
  29. Dragonforce - Valley of the Damned
  30. Dream Theater - Another Day
  31. Elton John - Circle of Life - Very good!
  32. Elton John - Tiny Dancer
  33. Elton John - Your Song
  34. Eminem - Stan - A great song that contains a lot of different things going on. I love the way the story of the lyrics and the song come together. Very well done.
  35. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
  36. Europe - Carrie
  37. Europe - The Final Countdown
  38. Fear Factory - Shock
  39. Flotsam & Jetsam - No Place for Disgrace
  40. Goldfinger - Mable
  41. Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  42. Hammerfall - Always Will Be - Very nice slow guitar song.
  43. Iron Maiden - Hallowed by thy Name
  44. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
  45. James Horner - My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Theme) - One of the greatest songs of all time to hit the film world.
  46. James Newton Howard - The Healing - I love this song. It just starts out nice and easy and builds up to such a great mood.
  47. Joe Satriani - What Breaks a Heart - Some of the best solo guitar work I've ever heard.
  48. John Williams - E.T. Theme - This guy is a genius - the best composer to ever score film in my opinion. His songs all create such a brandable and solid theme to each movie he scores.
  49. John Williams - Indian Jones Theme
  50. John Williams - Jurassic Park Theme
  51. John Williams - Somewhere in my Memory (Home Alone Theme)
  52. John Williams - Star Wars Theme
  53. John Williams - The Imperial March
  54. Johnny Cash - Hurt - So simple and so sad.
  55. Journey - Open Arms
  56. Kansas - Dust in the Wind
  57. Linkin Park - Crawling
  58. Manowar - Courage - You can never go wrong with a good listen to this song.
  59. Manowar - Heart of Steel
  60. Manowar - Master of the Wind
  61. Mary Black - Nobody Lives Without Love
  62. Megaman 3 Intro - One of the best melodies ever.
  63. Metallica - Master of Puppets - One of the best metal songs ever created. It contains everything a metal song should and then some. The whole song is just a ride that puts together a great experience.
  64. Michael Jackson - Beat It
  65. Muse - Knights of Cydonia
  66. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
  67. No Doubt - Don't Speak
  68. Nobuo Umatsu - Final Fantasy Theme
  69. NOFX - The Decline
  70. NOFX - Please Play This Song on the Radio
  71. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
  72. Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to Romance - Excellent slow rock with a terrific solo.
  73. Pachebel - Canon - One of the best classical songs of ALL TIME. The sequence of notes hit on this song are close to perfect.
  74. Pantera - 5 Minutes Alone
  75. Pantera - Cemetary Gates
  76. Papa Roach - Last Resort
  77. Paradise Lost - Small Town Boy
  78. Paul Spaeth - Celtic Legend - Very moving and done well for such a young up and coming artist.
  79. Pennywise - Bro Hymn
  80. Pennywise - The Secret
  81. Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind
  82. Pet Shop Boys - Integral
  83. Pet Shop Boys - Minimal
  84. Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi - The simplicity and power of this is amazing.
  85. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  86. Real McCoy - Run Away
  87. Rob Zombie - Superbeast
  88. Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
  89. Scorpions - Wind of Change
  90. Steve Vai - Final Guitar Solo
  91. Steve Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You
  92. Stratovarius - Hunting High and Low
  93. Stratovarius - Speed of Light
  94. Styx - Come Sail Away
  95. Sum 41 - Pieces
  96. Super Mario Land Ending
  97. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
  98. System of a Down - Sugar
  99. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  100. Ten Foot Pole - The Getaway
  101. Testament - Musical Death (A Dirge) - Some of the best guitar work I've ever heard.
  102. Testament - Return to Serenity - Right up there with Master of Puppets as being one of the best metal songs of all time.
  103. The Cranberries - Zombie
  104. The Moody Blues - Blue Cathedral
  105. The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There
  106. The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
  107. The Vandals - And Now We Dance
  108. The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead
  109. Toto - Africa
  110. Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
  111. Vinnie Moore - Last Chance
  112. Weezer - Buddy Holly
  113. Yanni - Adagio in C Minor - Some of the most beautiful notes are played in this song.
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: Bon Jovi - Dry County is one

Bon Jovi - Dry County is one of the most underrated songs in history, I'm glad its on this list!

erik: :D

awesome list. I've downloaded every song ^^ cheerios

Anonymous: ny-ny-nice so-so-songs.

ny-ny-nice so-so-songs. ve-ve-very ny-ny-nice. thank you :)

Anonymous: i hope you realise this is

i hope you realise this is one of the most debatable thing ever...

Anonymous: awesome list . I've

awesome list . I've downloaded every song ^^ cheerios

Domingo Tear: Awesome list...

I am a big fan of Likin Park, "crawling" is my favorite song...I am really happy that it is in this list...I also like Bon Jovi.

Ryan Conlon: Great List

Rob Zombie and Savage Garden on the same list. Not your typical wedding list - Great Job!

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