Problems are among the most difficult things to communicate, thus the only thing people can do is pick up a pen and write songs as an escape from reality and a means to express themselves without fear of being judged.
Here are the greatest songs ever composed about various problems that may help you feel seen and heard, whether you’re feeling heartbroken, overburdened, depressed, or like you need some salvation.
Table of Contents
- 21. champagne problems – Taylor Swift
- 20. Not My Problem – Dua Lipa feat. JID
- 19. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Eric Clapton.
- 18. Unstoppable – Sia
- 17. Demons – Imagine Dragons
- 16. Problems – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea and J Balvin
- 15. Hard Times – Paramore
- 14. Save Myself – Ed Sheeran
- 13. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
- 12. Brutal – Olivia Rodrigo
- 11. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
- 10. Roar
- 9. Heavy – Linkin Park feat. Kiiara
- 8. Blessings – Laura Story
- 7. Another Day in Paradise – Phil Collins
- 6. Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi
- 5. Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne
- 4. Welcome to the Black Parade
- 3. Be OK — Ingrid Michaelson
- 2. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
- 1. Leaves – Ben and Ben
21. champagne problems – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s evermore album is one of the favorites of many because it’s composed of songs that will penetrate your soul for their authenticity. One song that has that power is her mellow pop song titled “champagne problems.” It’s a story of two lovers who met up in a restaurant, one to make a proposal and the other to end the relationship. This song will truly rip your heart into pieces.
20. Not My Problem – Dua Lipa feat. JID
The following song is an energetic song called “Not My Problem” by Dua Lipa from her album Future Nostalgia. It’s a pop song featuring JID about dumping a person who caused her hell. It serves as a potent reminder that sometimes leaving people is the best thing to do to get rid of your problems.
19. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Eric Clapton.
Having a friend by your side when facing challenges makes things much easier. This blues-folk song, however, is from Eric Clapton’s 1977 album Slowhand (Deluxe), and it’s about a man who lived a lavish lifestyle and enjoyed treating his friends, but when he lost his wealth, he discovered he really had no friends at all. This timeless song will broaden your perspective on friendship and living life.
18. Unstoppable – Sia
Some people have mastered the art of masking their pain and weaknesses. That is the meaning behind Sia’s pop hit “Unstoppable” off her album This is Acting. This masterpiece’s melody is so infectious, and Sia’s voice and words will really empower the listeners to take on any hurdles in life with strong armor.
17. Demons – Imagine Dragons
One of Imagine Dragons’ most popular songs is “Demons.” Since their Night Visions album debut in 2012, it has amassed a staggering 1 billion YouTube views and several awards. The fact that this song may relate to everyone going through any type of difficulty makes it an all-time favorite of fans. This indie rock song’s deep and captivating composition will flood you with overflowing emotions.
16. Problems – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea and J Balvin
The soul-pop song “Problems” from Ariana Grande’s 2014 album My Everything is about a struggle between leaving someone for your sake and following your heart. You’ll be hooked and forced to groove by Ariana Grande’s incredible high notes, the catchy melody, and the musical prowess of Iggy Azalea and J Balvin.
15. Hard Times – Paramore
It’s impossible for you to resist singing along to Paramore’s catchy song, “Hard Times.” It appears on the band’s After Laughter album, released in 2017. This independent song has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Favorite Rock Song. It’s a beautiful song about using challenges in life to fuel your goals.
14. Save Myself – Ed Sheeran
This delicate pop song from Ed Sheeran will make your heart throb with sentiment. From his album ÷, “Save Myself” is a song about recognizing that he must deal with his own problems first before fixing those of others, as he used to. The mellow melody and the sadness it carries have the power to make you cry while listening to it.
13. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
We grow more resilient as a result of the challenges we experience and triumph over. Miley Cyrus’ song “The Climb,” which is featured on the soundtrack of the film Hannah Montana: The Movie and has won several awards, including the MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment and the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Single, conveys this inspirational message. This beautiful song will both break and inspire you.
12. Brutal – Olivia Rodrigo
All of us will go through or have gone through adolescence, which is undoubtedly one of the hardest stages of our lives and is filled with tension and problems. In addition to being astonished by Olivia Rodrigo’s amazing vocals, the pop-punk song “Brutal” from her album Sour expresses Olivia’s own personal struggle in a way that will “brutally” speak to you.
11. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
The most agonizing experience anyone can ever have is losing a loved one. I hope you’re emotionally prepared, because this Eric Clapton masterpiece will make you cry a river. It’s from Rush’s soundtrack album. “Tears in Heaven” is for you if you want to cry your heart out because you miss someone in heaven.
Here is Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which has accumulated 3.7 billion views on YouTube, to help you feel better. The lion, also referred to as the king of the jungle, is thought of as a powerful, unconquerable animal. Katy used it to deliver a message of strength and self-empowerment that will undoubtedly inspire and motivate you. She included this pop anthem about overcoming obstacles on her 2013 album Prism.
9. Heavy – Linkin Park feat. Kiiara
Everybody has experienced a time in their life when they felt as though they were carrying the weight of the entire world. Linkin Park’s album One More Light included the indie-pop song “Heavy” in 2017. This song, which features Kiiara, will leave you feeling vulnerable. The line“Why is everything so heavy?” and the feeling of being burdened by life’s struggles are themes in the song’s lyrics.
8. Blessings – Laura Story
A Grammy-winning Christian song is up next. Laura Story’s song “Blessings” has won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. It’s the first single from her album “Blessings,” which conveys the idea that even in the midst of difficulty and pain, God is at work and can use our suffering to bring about blessings in our lives. It’s a comforting song that will get you through your difficult times.
7. Another Day in Paradise – Phil Collins
Phil Collins’ song titled “Another Day in Paradise” is taken from the third-person point of view as he talks about a wealthy man who ignores the suffering of a homeless woman. This 1991 pop-rock masterpiece from his album …But Seriously is an eye-opener to all listeners that we should also not focus on our own struggles but help those who are in need too, especially if we can. It’s a soothing song that has also earned Grammy Awards.
6. Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi
Your heart will be broken once more by Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go,” which was released in 2019 and is taken from his album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. This painful pop ballad explores the regret of failing to properly say goodbye to someone and of being unable to step in while they were in pain.
5. Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne’s comeback song and title track, “Head Above Water,” was personally written about her health condition. She seeks God’s help to keep her head above water and not let her drown, despite the challenges she is facing. This alternative-pop song will resonate with everyone and will make its listeners emotional and encouraged at the same time.
4. Welcome to the Black Parade
The song “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance is one of the best hits of the 2000s. With its opulent instrumentation and profoundly poetic lyrics, the title track is incredibly musically artistic. The plot revolves around a man on his deathbed reminiscing about his fondest memory of when he was young. You will tear up while listening to this pop-punk anthem and admiring its superb arrangement.
3. Be OK — Ingrid Michaelson
The next song is a catchy indie-pop number from Ingrid Michaelson’s 2008 album Be OK, which will make you feel better and help you get through the day while she also tells herself that she is fine despite having problems that she will eventually overcome. It has a light atmosphere that will put you in a good mood.
2. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Since its release in 2015, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” has been covered and played countless times. Written by Dave Bassett, the song has received the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics as it speaks about standing up and fighting life’s problems bravely. This song will not fail to help you get up and motivated.
1. Leaves – Ben and Ben
Here is a song that serves as a final reminder that problems will eventually pass. You can picture yourself relaxing on a bench beneath a tree with leaves falling on a pleasant afternoon while listening to the song “Leaves” by Ben and Ben, a Filipino folk-pop band. With its gentle melody, well-balanced instrumentation, and comforting and well-written lyrics, you will undoubtedly fall in love with this award-winning masterpiece.