Top 20 Inspirational Songs for People With Cancer

by Brittany McNabb

Music pleases one of our intrinsic desires for connection. It inspires us, nurtures our souls, and makes us feel like other people have gone through the same thing we have. Some people like to listen to the lyrics, some people like the beats and the crescendos, and some people just like to dance. 

Inspirational Music For People With Cancer

Here is a list of 20 inspirational songs for people with cancer, compiled by WhatNexters themselves. You might want to add them to your chemo playlist or play them at a celebratory "no more chemo" party.

1. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

2. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

3. Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme Song)

4. We Are the Champions by Queen

5. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

6. Walkin' On Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves

7. House of the Rising Sun by The Animals

8. Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi

9. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

10. Happy by Pharrell Williams

11. Shower the People by James Taylor

12. Take It to the Limit by The Eagles

13. Live Like You Were Dyin' by Tim McGraw

14. Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac

15. Follow You, Follow Me by Genesis

16. Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers

17. Calling All Angels by Train

18. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

19. Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

20. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Here are some questions on WhatNext about the music WhatNexters listen to including what kinds of playlists they put together for chemo treatments. 

How does music affect your sanity as you go through cancer?

If you had a theme song that played every time you walked into the room - what would it be?

Do you take music to treatment with you? What is on your playlist?

What should be on the ultimate chemo playlist?

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