40 Songs about Being Yourself

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40 Songs about Being Yourself

Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken”.

Do you ever get tired of trying to live up to the expectations of others? Of trying to meet some unspoken standard and never quite getting it? Do you wish that you could just break free and be who you really are without recrimination? You’re not alone. We have put together 40 songs for you to enjoy from artists all encouraging you to break free little bird, and fly!

Songs about Being Yourself

I. Latest songs about being yourself (2020,2021)

After the last couple of years of what the world has been through, all of us have had to do a bit of a reality check about our lives and figure out what’s next. Here is our song selection from current artists and stuff from the past that’s still popular today, to help you on your quest of being yourself, come what may.

1) Love Yourself

Artist: Justin Bieber
Album: Love Yourself
Year: 2015
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2) I Love Me

Artist: Demi Lovato
Album: Dancing With The Devil…The Art Of Starting Over
Year: 2021
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3) You Should See Me In A Crown

Artist: Billie Eilish
Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Year: 2019
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4) Titanium

Artist: David Guetta ft. Sia
Album: Nothing But The Beat
Year: 2011
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II. 80s songs about being yourself

The idea of being yourself has been a long time coming with legends from the 80s having something to say about it as they face the ever-changing world of music and the times. People come and go, but you can continue to be yourself. We’ve even included the theme song from Annie, originally an 80’s classic.

1) Don’t Stop Me Now

Artist: Queen
Album: Bohemian Rhapsody
Year: 1978
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2) Don’t Stop Believin’

Artist: Journey
Album: Escape
Year: 1981
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3) Tomorrow

Artist: Alicia Morton
Album: Annie
Year: 1982
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4) Living Inside Myself

Artist: Gino Vanelli
Album: Nightwalker
Year: 1981
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III. R&B songs about being yourself

We thank this powerful lineup of lovely ladies, all well-versed in the art of self-love and being yourself regardless of the cost. Be inspired by our song selection, as you belt out the lyrics to smooth beats with them!

1) Pushover

Artist: Etta James
Album: Etta James Top Ten
Year: 1963
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2) No Scrubs

Artist: TLC
Album: Fanmail
Year: 1999
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3) Greatest Love Of All

Artist: Whitney Houston
Album: Whitney Houston
Year: 1985
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4) Can I Get An Amen

Artist: RuPaul ft. Martha Wash
Album: Born Naked
Year: 2014
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IV. Rock songs about being yourself

Foot pumping, hair whipping, electric guitar attitude all over the place with our rock song selection of being yourself! Grab your leather jacket and strut that pavement like you own it! In the immortal words of Queen, “I’m gonna go, go, go, there’s no stopping me!”.

1) Shake It Off

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: 1989
Year: 2004
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2) F**kin Perfect

Artist: Pink
Album: Greatest Hits…So Far!
Year: 2010
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3) Free To Be Me

Artist: Francesca Battistelli
Album: My Paper Heart
Year: 2009
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4) The Middle

Artist: Jimmy Eat World
Album: Bleed American
Year: 2001
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V. Rap/Hip Hop songs about self-love

Through hardships, trials, and lives riddled with violence and trauma – it is awesome to see these artists rise from the ashes as they discover how to love themselves despite all they’ve been through. No matter anyone’s expectation of you, or whether you measure up to what they want, you’ll find a selection of songs below that you can relate to.

1) Self Love

Artist: Ari Lennox, Bas ft. Baby Rose
Album: Revenge of the Dreamers III
Year: 2021
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2) Just Fine (Main)

Artist: Mary J Blige
Album: Growing Pains
Year: 2007
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3) Good As Hell

Artist: Lizzo
Album: Barbershop: The Next Cut (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2016
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4) Unpretty

Artist: TLC
Album: Fanmail
Year: 1999
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In this song, Chilli talks about a girl’s inner beauty. It’s talking to people who say others are ugly. The song and music video show Chilli singing about trying to satisfy her boyfriend in what he wants from her physical beauty, like breast implants, etc.

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VI. Country songs about finding yourself

Do you feel lost sometimes? Or have you been through some stuff in life that makes you just question who you are? You’re not alone, we’re all on the same road to finding ourselves. And if country music is to your taste, then you’ll enjoy the song selection we have for you.

1) Find Myself

Artist: Mont Duamel
Album: Find Myself
Year: 2020
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2) Choices

Artist: George Jones
Album: Cold Hard Truth
Year: 1999
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3) Riser

Artist: Dierks Bentley
Album: Riser
Year: 2014
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4) Find Yourself

Artist: Brad Paisley
Album: Cars (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Year: 2006
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VII. Disney songs about being yourself

Ah! Good Old Disney! Where would we be without it? Thankfully, they keep partnering with brilliant singer/songwriters to produce hits throughout the decades. Is there nothing they don’t have a song about? Of course, when it comes to encouragement to be who we are; they never fail to deliver.

1) Touch The Sky

Artist: Julie Fowlis
Album: Ribelle (The Brave)
Year: 2012
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2) I Am Moana

Artist: Auli’i Cravalho and Rachel House
Album: Moana (Movie Soundtrack)
Year: 2016
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3) Go The Distance

Artist: Michael Bolton
Album: Hercules
Year: 1997
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4) On My Way

Artist: Phil Collins
Album: Bjorne Brodre (Originalt Dansk Soundtrackt)
Year: 2003
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VIII. Songs about self-worth

If nobody appreciates you for who you are, then at least you can. Besides, your worth or value is not in the opinion and responses of others towards you. Who died and made them King? Who says that the standards they set, should be the standards we meet? Check out our really cool song selection of being your best self now!

1) Love Myself

Artist: Hailee Steinfeld
Album: Haiz
Year: 2015
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2) Born This Way

Artist: Lady Gaga
Album: Born This Way
Year: 2011
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3) Scars To Your Beautiful

Artist: Alessia Cara
Album: Know-It-All
Year: 2015
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4) This Is Me

Artist: Keala Settle
Album: The Greatest Showman
Year: 2017
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IX. Songs about self-discovery

How are you going to do anything worthwhile if you don’t even know who you are and what you stand for and why? Check out our song list below from artists who sing about their journey of self-discovery and how with their own realization of who they are, they can change the world.

1) Self Discovery

Artist: Lecrae
Album: Restoration
Year: 2020
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2) Self Discovery

Artist: Habe
Album: Self Discovery
Year: 2017
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3) Change The World

Artist: Nellie McKay
Album: Get Away From Me
Year: 2004
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4) Stop Doing That

Artist: Marshall Crenshaw
Album: Life’s Too Short
Year: 1991
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X. Songs about self-love

In a world where everyone is being told to put themselves first and to love who they are, how they are, and why they are; many musicians and singers deliver with music for you to sing along with and get better at self-appreciation. Sing like no one is watching, and if they are – who cares?

1) I Love Me

Artist: Meghan Trainor ft. LunchMoney Lewis
Album: Thank You
Year: 2016
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2) Beautiful

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Album: Stripped
Year: 2002
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3) Feeling Myself

Artist: Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce
Album: The Pinkprint
Year: 2014
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4) Who You Are

Artist: Jessie J
Album: Who You Are
Year: 2014
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