14 war songs: for those fighting spirits, gunning for more

by Sara Drawwater in


This blog is for people like me. People who are giving their everything. People whose chosen path is strewn with love lost, forsaken pleasures, and a million mistakes. People like this will know that there are always days, sometimes weeks, and even months, when you need to find an inner strength from deep within. You need to grit your teeth and fight on through the pain, the ridicule, and the insecurities. The battle WILL be won, and these war songs will help you keep focused and fighting, even when you have gone way past the 12th round.

These are the songs I turn to when I feel like I am in my 57th round, when my soul is in danger of death, and in need of some serious recharging. Save them as a 'war songs' playlist and you will come out feeling stronger and ready to win, no matter what. If you have any other musical suggestions, I would love for you to share them with me. We could all collaborate on a war songs part 2!

No time, Collie Buddz 

Not giving in, Rudimental, featuring John Newman and Alex Clare

That's alright, Laura Mvula

Caan Hold Us Down, Gentleman feat. Barrington Levy & Daddy Rings 

Jankoliko! Chidinma

The journey, Gentleman

Three little birds, Bob Marley

Only the young, Brandon Flowers 

Wings to fly, Gentleman

Africans, Nneka

Something Good Can Work, Two Door Cinema Club

Magdalena, Brandon Flowers

We're gonna make it, Damian Marley

You can get if you really want, Jimmy Cliff