For many of us, music is an important part of our lives.

The MSCFV team has pulled together a list of song recommendations from staff, friends, survivors, and other family violence agencies. These songs inspire people to keep going through the tough times, bringing energy to those that feel drained, and hope to those who feel lost. We will keep adding to the list, so keep sending your recommendations to

Also check out our Spotify Songs for Survivors playlist!

1.    Survivor by Destiny’s Child

2.    Lose You to Love by Selena Gomez

3.    Everybody Got Their Something by Nikka Costa

4.    Fight Song by Rachel Platten

5.    Roar by Katy Perry

6.    Rise by Katy Perry

7.    Try by Colbie Caillet

8.    Brave by Sara Bareilles

9.    Titanium by David Guetta

10. Love Myself by Hailee Steinfield

11. Rise Up by Andra Day

12. Till it Happens to You by Lady Gaga

13. Fighter by Christina Aquilera

14. I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty

15. Silenced by Mersi Stone

16. Never Again by Nickelback

17. Two Beds and a Coffee Machine by Savage Garden (specifically about economic challenges in leaving)

18. Lose to Win by Fantasia

19. Try It On My Own by Whitney Houston

20. I Look to You by Whitney Houston

21. I Didn't Know My Own Strength by Whitney Houston

22. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor 

23. The Battle Is the Lord's by Yolanda Adams

24. Overcomer by Mandisa

25. Good Morning by Mandisa

26. Stronger by Mandisa

27. What Scars Are For by Mandisa

28. Just Cry by Mandisa

29. I'm Still Here by Mandisa

30. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

31. Invincible by Kelly Clarkson

32. Warrior by Demi Lovato

33. Perfect by P!nk

34. Praying by Ke$ha

35. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys

36. Fighter by Christina Aguilera