Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs - Songs 100-81
Standing Outside of the Fire - Garth Brooks
"Standing Outside The Fire" is sung by Garth Brooks and has as its most notable line is "Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire." It was released in December 1993 and reached & on the Billboard Country Charts, but is remembered by many as the music to a viral video in which an athlete with Down syndrome stumbles during the State Track and Field Meet. His father encourages him to finish, shouting "Get away from him! He is not finished!" Boosted by his father's urging, the young man picks himself up and sprints across the finish line for a satisfying finish.