Military spouses are strong. We stand by as our spouse deploys and goes away to training, we move across the country, and we comfort our children all along the way. We get lonely and sad sometimes, but at the end of the day, we are happy to stand by and support our service members. Here are 18 songs that describe that strength:
1. “This is My Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
With lyrics like, “‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me,” this song reminds us to fight through our struggles.
2. “Titanium” by David Guetta
Anyone who has ever been through a deployment knows how some days can feel like such a challenge. “You shoot me down, but I won’t fall, I am titanium” pretty much says it all.
3. “It’s Not Over Yet” by King & Country
You will hit your limit during different seasons of military life. You know it’s not the end. Like the song says, “Oh, to everyone who’s hit their limit/ It’s not over yet/It’s not over yet.”
4. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
Even though the lyrics are about a breakup, you can apply “I’m a survivor (what?)/ I’m not gon’ give up (what?)/ I’m not gon’ stop (what?)/ I’m gon’ work harder (what?)” to your current military struggle.
5. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
When our spouse is away, we still have to keep living. “It’s my life and it’s now or never/I ain’t gonna live forever/I just want to live while I’m alive” and make the best of the time they are away.
6. “Roar” by Katy Perry
We find inner strength that we never knew we had: “I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.”
7. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
Military spouses have to be brave. That’s the only way we will get through everything.
8. “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
With words like, “And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down,” this song reminds us of all the times we had to stay strong and not back down, even when life was hard.
9. “Unbreakable” from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
As if the name doesn’t say it all, military spouses are unbreakable. And we are “as strong as hell.”
10. “Chumbawamba” by Tubthumping
Because “I get knocked down, but I get up again/ You are never gonna keep me down” is exactly what happens during a deployment. You have your bad days, and then you recover, stronger than before.
11. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
Because who isn’t singing, “I’m walking on sunshine, woooah,” the morning of homecoming.
12. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
When things start to get a little easier, and everything starts to feel all right: “Here comes the sun/Here comes the sun, and I say/It’s all right/It’s all right.”
13. “Let It Go” by Frozen
This Disney song is all about letting it go. . . something milspouses have to do all the time. We can’t get stuck on things we don’t have any control over.
14. “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
You know the days where everything falls into place? When that happens you are surely feeling “on top of the world.”
15. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
Because “I will survive” is going to go through your head a million times when your spouse first leaves for a deployment.
16. “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips
When you first PCS somewhere new and feeling lonely, remember “things can change/Things’ll go your way.If you hold on for one more day” and you will start to make friends soon enough.
17. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar
Because “Hit me with your best shot/Why don’t you hit me with your best shot/Hit me with your best shot/Fire awa”y is exactly what you are thinking when Murphy’s Law hits you hard.