You can find a song for every mood and situation if you look hard enough, including a number that will help you get over your doubts and learn to love yourself. If your self-esteem could use a boost, your confidence could use a boost, or you’ve stopped loving the person in the mirror, here are 10 great songs about loving yourself to get you back on the right track.
10 Awesome Songs About Loving Yourself
10. Selena Gomez – Lose You To Love Me
Selena Gomez’s empowering self-love anthem about how she fell in love with herself again after letting go of an ex-lover is a must-listen for anyone who is trying to get out of a bad relationship. The song, which is thought to be about her troubled relationship with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, was a huge hit for the singer in 2019.
It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, number three on the UK Singles Chart, and the top ten in many other countries. We always went into things without thinking. I needed to lose you to find you. This dancing was slowly killing me. I needed to hate you to love me.
9. Billie Eilish – You Should See Me In A Crown
Even if someone tells you you’re pretty, that’s nothing compared to knowing you’re in charge. Even though Billie Eilish mumbles and whispers through You Should See Me In A Crown, it’s clear that she wants to rule the world.
You say, “Come over, baby, I think you’re pretty.” I say, “I’m fine, I’m not your baby. If you think I’m pretty, you should see me in a crown. I’m going to run this nothing town. Watch me make ’em bow, one by one by one.”
8. Journey – Be Good to Yourself
In this song, which has been a hit for a long time, Journey reminds us to always put ourselves first and be kind to ourselves, even when things are hard. The song was the last top ten hit for Journey on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
It was released in 1986 as the first single from the platinum-selling album Raised on Radio. Do good things for yourself when no one else will. Oh, treat yourself well. You’re walking on a tightrope in the middle of a gunfight. Oh, treat yourself well.
7. Meghan Trainor – I Love Me
Meghan Trainor has written a lot of songs about loving yourself, but our favourite is “I Love Me,” a powerful declaration of self-love that will make you feel better about yourself. Because I’m pretty and it’s not my fault/I’m not waiting for anyone to call/If you don’t want me, baby, that’s your loss (Your loss).
6. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
You can’t always make everyone happy, but that’s no reason to let it bother you. Do what Taylor Swift does when people try to bring you down: shake it off. Shake It Off, which came out in 2014 on Taylor Swift’s album 1984, helped her go from being a country star to a global pop star.
It spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, topped the charts in many other countries, and was nominated for three Grammys. Song words: Because the players are going to play, play, play, play, play, and the haters are going to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Baby, I’m just going to shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. I shake it off, I shake it off.
5. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Madonna might have gotten upset about how Born This Way was similar to Express Yourself, but the result was so great that no one else cared. It’s loud and proud, and it sends a message of hope to anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t have a voice or that they didn’t matter.
When it came out in February 2011, it went straight to number one in the US and more than 25 other countries. It went on to sell over 8 million copies around the world, making it one of the most popular singles in music history. I’m beautiful in my own way, because God doesn’t make mistakes. I’m on the right path, baby, and I was born this way.
4. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
If someone ever makes you feel like you’re not beautiful, this classic song by Christina Aguilera should make you feel better. Beautiful was the second single from the album Stripped. It was a critical and commercial hit, topping the charts in many countries and winning the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
I am beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down. I am beautiful in every way. Yes, words can’t make me sad, but don’t make me sad today.
3. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston’s soulful version of George Benson’s Greatest Love of All from 1977 shows that loving yourself isn’t selfish; it’s necessary if you want to be the best person you can be for everyone else. Learning to love yourself is the easiest way to find the greatest love of all.
2. India Arie – Video
In this unapologetic song about loving yourself, India Arie makes it clear that not everyone has to fit the mould, and that they don’t have to. Song words: I’m not like the typical girl in your video, and I don’t look like a supermodel, but I’ve learned to love myself no matter what, because I’m a queen.
1. Lizzo – Good As Hell
Lizzo is the queen of self-love, so no list of songs about loving yourself would be complete without at least one song by her. Hanif Abdurraqib, writing for NPR, said that “[the song is] the anthem of both the night itself and of life in preparation for it: the saint that comes to you in the mirror when the lighting is bad, the hair won’t move the way you want it to, or when you’ve tried on all the outfits and none of them seem right.”
Song words: Come on, wipe your tears. You know you’re a star, because you can reach for the sky. I know it’s hard, but you have to give it a shot. If you need help, let me break it down for you. If he no longer loves you, Just get out of here, you fine a—. I flip my hair and look at my nails. How are you, baby?