33 Great Songs About Change 

Sometimes is optional.

Sometimes is mandatory. 

But sooner or later, we’ll have to deal with it because change is inevitable.

One way or another, we must understand that most often than not, a change in our lives is a positive thing to experience. 

If it’s not, then at least it has the potential to extract a valuable lesson from it. 

Here we share 33 songs about change to face, enjoy, or bear these interesting situations. 

1. Changes – David Bowie 

Who’s more suitable to write about changes than the “chameleon of rock”? 

This song is about artistic reinvention. After all, diversity is the source of art. 

2. Wind of Change – Scorpions 

Scorpions created this classic as an ending to the Cold War period. 

To this day, Wind of Change remains one of the best-selling singles of all time.  

3. Imagine – John Lennon  

Imagining a better world where we live peacefully is very positive. 

Needless to say, it shouldn’t remain a thought. It’s necessary to take action to improve everyone’s lives. 

4. A Change Would Do You Good – Sheryl Crow 

There’re hundreds of people that would need a change, not just to improve their own lives, but especially the lives of others! 

5. Wide Awake – Katy Perry 

Breaking up is hard, but moving on might be harder. 

The moral of this song is that, once you hit rock bottom and face the harsh reality surrounding you, it’s time to climb back, this time wiser and stronger. 

6. This Is A Call – Foo Fighters 

Composer Dave Grohl claimed most of the lyrics on this song have no meaning at all except for the chorus. 

This is a call to all my past resignations.” 

Naturally, it’s a call to action — a call to change for the better. 

7. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve 

According to singer Richard Ashcroft, this song is about living. 

After all, living is a bittersweet experience, with lots of ups and downs. 

8. Changes – 2Pac 

The rapper discusses all the injustices he experienced as a poor, black man. Nonetheless, despite losing his heart, he was willing to change his life for the better. 

9. I Ain’t No Nice Guy – Mötorhead 

Sometimes we change, but we discover it later on, as a kind of epiphany. 

In this acoustic ballad, Lemmy opens himself up, realizing he’s not as much of a “nice guy” as he believed he was. 

10. Born This Way – Lady Gaga 

Born This Way is not exactly a song about changing— most people take it as the hymn of the LGBTQ+ movement. 

However, we must take into account that many people struggle to express their sexuality freely. 

Once an individual feels secure enough to express themselves, then we’re definitely in front of a big change… and a positive one.

11. Changes – Black Sabbath 

Can you believe that the pioneers of heavy metal created this soft, heartbreaking, piano ballad? 

It’s a sad song because although change is necessary, it’s not always pleasant.  

12. Room With a View – The Interrupters 

Californian ska-punk group The Interrupters talk about growing up with this emotive tune. 

Some friends get married and have kids, others move to a different city, some remain together despite all odds, and some are still on their way to be a part of life.  

13. Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson 

When we’re fed up with our behavior, habits, and lifestyle, there are just two things we can do: face ourselves in the mirror and have a clean state. 

14. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac 

If we’re dealing with unwanted changes, we’ll most likely ask ourselves a question: “Will I be able to pass through them?” 

Sometimes it seems impossible, but the answer is always “yes, I will.

15. The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring 

Growing up may be tough. 

This song is about discovering how much we’ve changed since we were little kids playing in the neighborhood to becoming adults. Unfortunately, not everyone grows up to a happily-ever-after life. 

16. These Things Shall Pass – Johnny Cash 

Unfortunately, there are certain situations in which we can do nothing but wait. 

This song is a companion until time changes for the better. 

17. Moving On – Asking Alexandria 

Asking Alexandria is a metalcore band. Nonetheless, the group created this rock ballad that resembles the ones that came out during the 80s. 

The song is about growing up, having enough of living on the road, and wanting to return home

18. Change – Taylor Swift  

Yet another song with a positive attitude toward change. 

A willing spirit is of paramount importance to surviving hardships. 

19. Peace Train – Cat Stevens 

20. Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins 

21. My Life – Billy Joel 

22. All Things Must Pass – George Harrison 

23. One Day – Matisyahu 

24. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day 

25. Creep – Stone Temple Pilots 

26. Shooting Stars – Rival Sons 

27. Change the World – Eric Clapton 

28. Change – Tears For Fears 

29. Courage to Change – Sia 

30. We Never Change – Coldplay 

31. Seasons Change – Exposé 

32. I Am Changing – Jennifer Hudson 

33. Change – Good Charlotte