“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”

We all have a fair share of days when we feel like staying in bed all day and do nothing, when we feel we’re not good enough and no matter how hard we try we won’t make it. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone. Here’s a list of my personal favourite songs which keep me going during hardships and make me believe in my dreams again. Hope they help you too!


“Even though it’s pitch black in front, run forward.” – Can’t Nobody [2NE1]

All 2NE1 songs are nothing short of genius! *I don’t make the rules* And this song is no exception. Listening to this and saying “can’t nobody hold us down” will surely make you motivated. Also, you can witness CL spitting fire in the MV. Queens indeed!



“God asked me if I
wasn’t gonna regret this.
But I answer without hesitating,
Why would I regret?” – Climax [iKON: Team B]

I would be lying if I said I didn’t cry after watching this song’s performance. This song was performed on the last stage of Team B [iKON] on the reality show WIN. It’s about taking risks to follow your dreams despite the chances of failure being high. This song is truly ikonic! *Get it? :)* On a side note, with everything that’s going on in the fandom, stay strong iKONICS.



“I worked all night, everyday
while you were out clubbing’’


“Don’t ever give up, you know you not lonely
our dawn is prettier than the day” – Dope [BTS]

The song inspires us to work hard every day to make our dreams come true and also to set our priorities. It tells us to believe in ourselves instead of blindly following other people’s opinions. “Dope, Dope, Dope!” chant and start you day.



“Though you fall down hundreds of times, keep getting up, we’ll never break down”   – Unbreakable [B.A.P]

This song tells us about the struggles B.A.P had to go through to debut. Despite of all the criticism and skepticism they received from people around them, they followed their dreams and look where it got them!


“I wasn’t born with anything
my weapon is hard work and determination” – Go Up [WINNER: TEAM A]

Success comes to those who work hard and have perseverance. This was written by the band members before debut while competing in WIN. The song might be really old but it’s evergreen. This song is indeed a WINNER.


Tell us your top songs that help motivate you!


Writer: Kanchan Khemani