Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Beliefnet Announces Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs

Beliefnet Announces Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs
People Find Inspiration through Popular Top Hits

(PRWEB) August 06, 2012
Music acts as a conduit for different purposes but most notably as a
source of inspiration. Beliefnet, the comprehensive multi-faith online
resource for inspiration and spirituality, recently released its list
of top 100 inspiring songs, based on data gathered by its writers and

No.1 on the list is "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland,
which obtained notoriety from the cult classic, The Wizard of Oz. The
list touches on all genres, from acclaimed pop hits like Bill Wither's
"Lean on Me" or Mariah Carey's "Hero" to classic rock's "We Are the
Champions" by Queen and country artist Tim McGraw's "Live Like You
Were Dying".

"Music is one of the most influential tools in our society," said
Beliefnet President and CEO Steve Halliday. "This list acts a as a
source for upbeat, positive songs that reflect good-natured
inspiration and helps people who need the strength to overcome

The top ten songs, in order, are:

1. "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland

2. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

3. "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

4. "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

5. "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

6. "We Are the Champions" by Queen

7. "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

8. 'Imagine" by John Lennon

9. "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

10. "One" by U2
A complete listing of the top 100 most inspirational songs will be
released in increments over the next several weeks at


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