->''You can do anything that you set your mind to''\\
''No matter if it seems so hard''\\
''Friends are near, here to go through it, too''\\
''You won't have to look too far.''
-->--'''The LPS Pets''' to Blythe Baxter, ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''

A song that contains encouragement, advice, and maybe a little tough love, generally meant to lift the listener's spirits or to help them when they don't know what to do.

Related to YouAreNotAlone and TheFutureWillBeBetter.


[[folder: Film ]]

* "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' is a darkly humorous twist on this, given that it's sung at the finale of the film by ''dying, crucified prisoners''.
* Stan Bush's unapologetically idealistic and inspirational "The Touch" from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', which serves as the theme song for the noble and heroic Optimus Prime.
* "Never Say Never" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
** "The Girl You Left Behind" from ''Fievel Goes West'' warns the listener that leaving their lovers behind will "cause their heart to wander".
** "Get the Facts" and "Who Will" from the 4th movie, ''Mystery of the Night Monster''.
* "It's Easy Mmm'kay" from ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''.
* "Dig a Little Deeper" from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* "Marry the Mole" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' is a strange twist on this. While Miss Field Mouse thinks she's giving Thumbelina good advice and encouragement, she's also telling her to marry someone for their money and that love is over-rated.
* "Big And Loud" from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' is one. But not the DarkReprise.
* "The Worry Song" from ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'', sung by Creator/GeneKelly and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]].
* "Learn to Do It" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'': "If ''I'' can learn to do it, ''you'' can learn to do it."
* "The Bare Necessities" from Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
* "One Last Hope" in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has aspects of this as well as TrainingMontage, with lines like "It takes more than sinew, comes down to what's in you!"
* "A Guy Like You" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', featuring the gargoyles trying to convince Quasi that his... unique appearance makes him irresistible.
* "Friends to the End" from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie''.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In ''Series/NewGirl'', one of Jess's quirks is her tendency to give ''herself'' songs meant to boost her own confidence.
--> '''Jess''': "She's goin' out to find a rebound... Who's that girl? It's Jess!"
--> '''Nick''': "Wait, did you make up a theme song for yourself?"
* Series made for toddlers such as ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' usually have one of these at least OncePerEpisode if not more.


[[folder: Music ]]

* "Acid Theater" by Music/TheKovenant.
* "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" by Creator/MontyPython.
* "A Better Place To Live" by Music/DollyParton from ''Music/CoatOfManyColors''.
* "Ben" by Music/MichaelJackson.
* "Le Bon Dieu" by Music/JacquesBrel
--> Toi, tu es beaucoup plus mieux: tu es un homme! ("You, you are far more beautiful: you are a man/human!")
* "Breakthru" - Music/{{Queen}} from their album ''Music/TheMiracle''.
* "Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel.
* "Can You Feel It?" by The Jacksons (Jackson Five).
* 'Chase The Devil" - Music/MaxRomeo from ''Music/WarInABabylon''.
* "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang.
* "Comme d' Habitude" by Claude-François, aka Clo-Clo, which was the song Music/FrankSinatra's "My Way" was based on.
* "The Crusher" by The Cramps.
* "Dear Prudence" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''.
* "Don't Give Up" by Music/PeterGabriel.
* "Don't Let Him Go" by REO Speedwagon.
* "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances" by Music/DanielJohnston from his album ''Music/YipJumpMusic''.
* "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Music/{{Oasis}}.
* "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Music/MichaelJackson from ''Music/OffTheWall''.
* "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby [=McFerrin=]
* "Easy Come, Easy Go" by Music/{{Diafrix}} could qualify as a very laid-back version of this.
* "Easy Lover" by Music/PhilCollins and Philip Bailey.
* "Enjoy Yourself" by Music/TheJacksonFive.
* "[[Music/ExodusAlbum Exodus]]" by Music/BobMarley.
* "Express Yourself" by Music/{{Madonna}} from ''Music/LikeAPrayer''.
* "Fight Like A Brave" by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers.
* "Find Your Own Voice" by Music/{{Stratovarius}}.
* "Fly" by Machiavel.
* "Get Over It" by Music/TheEagles, may be tongue-in-cheek.
* "Get Yourself Together" by Music/DanielJohnston from his album ''Music/HiHowAreYou''.
* "Get Together" by The Youngbloods.
* "Get Up, Stand Up" by Music/BobMarley and Music/PeterTosh from ''Music/{{Burnin}}''.
* "Gonna Fly Now" by Bill Conti, best known as the theme from ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}''.
* "Go Your Own Way" by Music/FleetwoodMac.
* "Guilty of Being Tight" by Music/MunicipalWaste
* "Heal The World" by Music/MichaelJackson from ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''.
* "Heaven Can Wait" by Music/GammaRay.
* "Hey Joe" by Music/DanielJohnston from his album ''Music/HiHowAreYou''.
* "Hey Jude" by Music/TheBeatles, available on ''Music/PastMasters''.
* "Hey Stupid" by Music/AliceCooper.
* "Hold On To Your Dream" by Music/{{Stratovarius}}.
* "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by Music/JamesBrown (and how!)
* "I Want It All" by Music/{{Queen}} from ''Music/TheMiracle''.
* "I Want To Break Free" by Music/{{Queen}}.
* "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.
* "I'll Be Your Mirror" by Music/VelvetUnderground, from ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico''.
* "I'm Alive" by Music/GammaRay.
* "Innocent" by Music/{{Voltaire}}
* "Instant Karma" by Music/JohnLennon
--> And we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
--> And we all shine on, on and on, on and on and on
* "Instant Street" by Music/{{dEUS}} from their album ''Music/TheIdealCrash''.
* "It's All Too Much" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/YellowSubmarine''.
* "It's Like That" by Music/RunDMC from ''[[Music/RunDMCAlbum Run DMC]]''.
* "Jacky" by Music/JacquesBrel, the most BadassBoast Brel ever recorded about life and himself.
* "Jef" by Music/JacquesBrel.
* "Keep The Faith" by Music/MichaelJackson from ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''.
* "Let It Be" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/LetItBe''.
* "Live To Win" by Music/{{Motorhead}} from ''Music/AceOfSpades''.
* "Lively Up Yourself" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/NattyDread''.
* "Living On My Own" by Music/FreddieMercury.
* "Look on the Bright Side" and "When Someone Needs a Hand (Lend a Paw)." ''Literature/PaddingtonBear'' picture record included.
* "Lose Yourself" by Music/{{Eminem}}.
* "Love Will Always Find You" by Music/DonnaSummer from ''Music/BadGirls''.
* "Lust For Life" by Music/IggyPop from ''Music/LustForLife''.
* "Man In The Mirror" by Music/MichaelJackson from ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''.
* "Marieke" by Music/JacquesBrel.
* "Martha My Dear" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''.
* "The Middle" by Music/JimmyEatWorld.
* "Move Along" by The All American Rejects.
* "Move On Up" by Music/CurtisMayfield.
* "My Way" by Music/FrankSinatra.
* "No Agreement" by Music/FelaKuti, which ought to be understood from the viewpoint of black Africans against their colonial oppressors.
--> "No agreement tomorrow, no agreement today!"
* "No More Trouble" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/CatchAFire''.
* "No Woman, No Cry" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/NattyDread'', made more famous by the live version on ''[[Music/LiveBobMarleyAlbum Live!]]''
* "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" by Music/EdithPiaf.
* "One Lonely Night" by REO Speedwagon.
* "One Love" by Music/BobMarley from his album ''[[Music/ExodusAlbum Exodus]]''.
* "Over And Over" by Music/{{Madonna}} from ''Music/LikeAVirgin'' in which she tells her listeners that failing isn't a disaster, "you start again over and over".
* "Positive Vibration" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/RastamanVibration''.
* "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" by The Isley Brothers.
* "Pulled Up" by Music/TalkingHeads from ''Music/TalkingHeads77''.
* "Que Sera, Sera" by Doris Day.
* "Respect" by Music/OtisRedding from ''Music/OtisBlue'', better known in the cover of Music/ArethaFranklin.
* "Revolution" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'', which informs us "everything is gonna be alright".
* "Revolution" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/NattyDread''.
* "Roll With It" by Music/{{Oasis}}.
* "Salvation's Calling" by Music/GammaRay, formerly of Music/{{Helloween}}
* "Season of Faith's Perfection" by Music/{{Stratovarius}}.
* "Second Wind" by Music/BillyJoel.
* "Shining Star" by Music/AndOne.
* "Shuffering And Shmiling" by Music/FelaKuti
--> Suffer, suffer, suffer for war/ not your fault to be that.
* "Smile, Darn Ya Smile" by Charles [=O'Flynn=], which has been performed by many since, famous for appearing in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* "Music/{{Stand}}" by Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone, from the eponymous album.
* "Start Me Up" by Music/TheRollingStones from ''Music/TattooYou''.
* "Sworn In The Metal Wind" by Music/LostHorizon.
* "Supersonic" ("You need to be yourself, you can't be no one else.") by Music/{{Oasis}}.
* "Survive" by Rise Against.
* "Tell Her About It" by Music/BillyJoel.
* "That's Life" by Music/FrankSinatra.
* "Three Little Birds" from Music/BobMarley's album ''[[Music/ExodusAlbum Exodus]]''.
* "Try" by Music/{{Pink}}.
* "Wake Up And Live" by Music/CabCalloway.
* "Wake Up And Live" by Music/BobMarley from ''Music/{{Survival}}''.
* "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Music/MichaelJackson from ''Music/{{Thriller}}''.
* "War" by Music/BobMarley
--> And we know we shall win/ as we are confident/ in the victory/ of good over evil.
* "We're The Champions" by Music/{{Queen}} from ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.
* "We Shall Overcome" by Pete Seeger, also covered by Music/JoanBaez.
* "We Will Rock You" by Music/{{Queen}} from ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.
* "Welcome Back" by Music/LostHorizon
-->"Now is really the time to wake up, you old jade\\
Such as Phoenix spreads his fire wings\\
I will help you remember by KICKING YOUR ASS!\\
And the will shall return\\
And again hearts shall burn\\
All the horns now will sing\\
Leading you back to the metal wind!"
* "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* "The Worry Song" from the musical ''Film/AnchorsAweigh''.
* "You Can Get It If You Really Want" by Jimmy Cliff, also prominent in ''Film/TheHarderTheyCome''.
* "You Can Make It If You Try", recorded by Music/TheRollingStones on ''Music/TheRollingStones1964'', later too by Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone.
* "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by Music/TheRollingStones from ''Music/LetItBleed'' appears to be the opposite, but it does tell the listener: "You can't always get what you want/ but sometimes you'll find/ you'll get what you need."
* "You Can't Hurry Love" by Music/TheSupremes, later covered by Music/PhilCollins.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* "Heart" from ''Theatre/DamnYankees''.
* "On The Right Track" from ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', which the [[LemonyNarrator Leading Player]] steps in to sing when Pippin is starting to sense that [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption he can't win at anything he tries]]. The finale (well, the first part) also counts as this, in a cruelly twisted way, [[spoiler:with the Players encouraging Pippin to find total fulfillment in SelfImmolation]].
* Another twisted example: "Everybody's Got The Right" from StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}''.
* "Ya Got Me" from ''OnTheTown'', sung by Claire, Hily, Chip and Ozzie to cheer Gabey up.
* The last big production number of ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', "A Little Me", is this directed at Charlie Bucket, who doesn't think he has what it takes to be Willy Wonka's successor, since he has no experience in being a chocolatier (much less a business owner). It's Wonka himself who explains that the boy's inexperience means he can not only learn but become a unique, open-minded talent in the process. He goes on to explain that Charlie is [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre better than he thinks he is]], being a bright, kind, unspoiled, creative child -- an opinion backed up by the Oompa-Loompas and Charlie's own family, who join in on the song.
* In ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}'', as the Whos are falling, the action pauses for the Cat to reassure the audience with "How Lucky You Are." This is not to say it reassures the Whos at all, especially when the Cat sneezes on them in the middle of the song.
* "Somewhere" - ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ExcusePlot of the music games ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' is that you're using ThePowerOfRock to help encourage people, thereby making every song in the games one of these.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Pinkie Pie's "Giggle At the Ghostly" song from the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** She also tries to sing to Fluttershy to encourage her to make a jump in "Dragonshy" ("You can make it if you try/with a hop, skip, and jump!")
** "You Gotta Share", also by Pinkie Pie, from "Over a Barrel".
*** Although, it's subverted when it ends up making things worse.
** "You'll Play Your Part" in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 part 1 of the season 4 finale]], sung by [[spoiler:Celestia, Luna and Cadance, encouraging Twilight after she laments that she doesn't seem to have a real purpose as a princess]].
* The first ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' TV special, "Rescue at Midnight Castle," has "Dancing on Air," in which Firefly insists (over Megan's protests) that the other little ponies will be overjoyed that Megan is coming to help them against Tirac.
* In the WartimeCartoon "Scrap Happy Daffy", the ghosts of WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's ancestors sing him a song of patriotic encouragement after [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he gets beaten up by a Nazi goat]].
* "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the anti-drug PSA ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllstarsToTheRescue''.
* ''WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit'' sings about how to properly brush one's teeth in ''Doctor Rabbit's World Tour''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'''s season 2 finale, after Blythe and the pets get to the International Pet Fashion Expo, the pets break out into song, encouraging Blythe to take chances, have fun, and remember that they are always there for her. See page quote.
* "There's Always Tomorrow" from ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' (1964).
* A few of the songs from the ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' music video segments, such as "Comin' To Life", "Golden Thumb", and "There You Are".