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Bono, one of the greatest musicians of all time once said that music is powerful and that it can change the world owing to the simple fact that it does possess the power to change people. Despite it being a ballad that brings tears to one’s eyes or an upbeat song that makes one rise and dance, music is indeed powerful. One of the elements that make music powerful relates to lyrics. In this article, we are going to share with you some classic artists who were naturally gifted when it comes to writing powerful lyrics. Before we start though, just note that some of the songs that we will list below are on paid streaming services hence if you are low on funds, you can simply play some profitable games at

Fleetwood Mac (Landslide)

Fleetwood Mac, one of the most famous British-American rock bands of all time penned the song Landslide. The song which according to the rock band was written by Stevie Nicks talks about becoming bolder in life and learning to get detached from a person. In an interview, Stevie Nicks said he wrote the song after a misunderstanding with Lindsay Buckingham, a guitarist within the Fleetwood Mac group. Written with powerful lyrics, the song is still a must listen to song even to this day.

The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston)

There are all sorts of love in this world; talk about fatherly love, motherly love and spouse love among many others. While there are many types of ‘love’ in the world, what really is the greatest love of all. This is the question that one soulful singer in Whitney Houston tried to answer when she wrote ‘The Greatest Love of All’. In penning the song, Whitney Houston concluded that the greatest love of all is self-love. ‘Even if a fail, even if I succeed, no matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity’ sings Whitney Houston in one of the most lyrically powerful songs in the world.

Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

Love takes us to different places. Some of these places are very dark places where we find ourselves in immense pain, depression, loneliness or extreme danger. However, according to the Journey, irrespective of where life takes you, you should never stop believing. The Journey sang ‘some will win, some will lose, some were born to sing the blues, oh, the movie never ends but life goes on, and on and on’.

Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

For most people, the ultimate dream is to go to heaven when they die. While we all know what’s needed in order to go to heaven (as its written in the Bible), very few manage to live by the rules stated in the Bible. Some knowing disregard the rules while others unknowingly ignore them. Led Zeppelin however says, no matter what you did in the past, remember, ‘there is still time to change the road you are in’.


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