50 Songs About Narcissists

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50 Songs About Narcissists

There are many songs in various music genres that focus on narcissists, and even songs that can be interpreted as artists expressing certain narcissistic characteristics. While narcissist is a term often used in these songs to describe a person who is manipulative, self-centred, lacks empathy and controlling it is important to keep in mind that there are people who do suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

I. Latest Songs About Narcissists (2020, 2021)

The latest song about narcissists is either an expression of a relationship with a person who is a narcissist or a songs where the artist sings about what makes them better than other people.

1) Narcissist

Artist: Avery Anna
Album: Narcissist
Year: 2021
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“Narcissist” is an expression of the emotional impact of being in a relationship with a narcissist.

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2) Way 2 Sexy

Artist: Drake Feat. Young Thug, Future
Album: Certified Lover Boy
Year: 2021
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3) Self Centered

Artist: TakeOva
Album: Self Centered
Year: 2021
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4) Narcissist

Artist: Baby Queen
Album: The Yearbook
Year: 2021
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5) Selfish

Artist: Madison Beer
Album: Life Support
Year: 2020
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II. Songs About Narcissistic Abuse

Usually, songs about narcissistic abuse focus on the feelings the artist experienced during the time spent with a narcissist or songs which express how far the artist has come after experiencing narcissistic abuse.

1) Hold Heart

Artist: Aletta
Album: Hold Heart
Year: 2019
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2) Let It Go

Artist: James Bay
Album: Chaos and the Calm
Year: 2014
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3) Who Are You

Artist: Jessie J
Album: Who Are You
Year: 2011
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4) Mean

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Speak Now
Year: 2010
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5) No One’s Gonna Love You

Artist: The Soul Investigators, Nicole Willis
Album: Keep Reachin Up
Year: 2005
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While this initially seems like a love song, certain lyrics like “no one is gonna love you more than I do”, can be interpreted as a manipulation tactic that a narcissist uses to make someone believe that nobody else but the narcissist will love them.

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III. Songs About Narcissistic Fathers

Songs about narcissistic fathers represent the unhealthy relationship a musician may have had with their father and how this has impacted them as a person even later on in life.

1) Piece By Piece

Artist: Kelly Clarson
Album: Piece by Piece
Year: 2015
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2) Blown Away

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Blown Away
Year: 2012
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3) For The Love Of A Daughter

Artist: Demi Lovato
Album: Unbroken
Year: 2011
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This song tells a story about the relationship between a father and a daughter and the abuse they had experienced.

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4) Because Of You

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Album: Breakaway
Year: 2004
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5) Oh Father

Artist: Madonna
Album: Like a Prayer
Year: 1989
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IV. Songs About Narcissistic Mother

Songs about narcissistic mothers represent the unhealthy relationship some people may have with their mothers who try to tear them down and control them.

1) I Hate My Mom

Artist: Grlwood
Album: I Sold My Soul to the Devil When I Was 12
Year: 2019
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2) Mother Knows Best

Artist: Donna Murphy
Album: Tangled (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2010
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This Disney song is about a mother tearing down her daughter by making her believe that she is not good enough for her love interest.

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3) A Child Called “It”

Artist: Buckcherry
Album: Black Butterfly
Year: 2008
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4) Fighter

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Album: Stripped
Year: 2002
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V. Songs About Narcissistic Parents

Songs about narcissistic parents are usually an expression of growing up in an unhealthy household and the emotional impact that has caused later on in life.

1) Double Helix

Artist: Knuckle Puck
Album: Shapeshifter
Year: 2017
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2) Words As Weapon

Artist: Birdy
Album: Fire Within
Year: 2013
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3) According To You

Artist: Orianthi
Album: Believe
Year: 2009
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“According To You,” tells a story of someone constantly being told they aren’t good enough but meet someone who finally tells them otherwise.

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4) Family Portrait

Artist: P!nk
Album: Missundaztood
Year: 2001
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5) Holier Than Thou

Artist: Metallica
Album: Metallica
Year: 1991
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VI. Songs About Narcissistic Husband/Spouse

Usually, about a narcissistic husband or spouse express how a narcissistic spouse manipulates or tears down their partner and what that feels like to go through.

1) Sober

Artist: Selena Gomez
Album: Revival
Year: 2015
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This song is about being in a relationship with someone who only ‘loves’ them when they are intoxicated and only says the right things to keep them around.

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2) Human

Artist: Christina Perri
Album: Head or Heart
Year: 2014
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3) Brand New Me

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: Girl on Fire
Year: 2012
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4) Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Album: Stronger
Year: 2011
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5) King Of Anything

Artist: Sara Bareilles
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart
Year: 2010
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6) Love The Way You Lie

Artist: Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Album: Recovery
Year: 2010
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VII. Country Songs About Narcissists

Country songs about narcissists are either about the emotional damage caused by being around a narcissist but can also be interpreted as the singer expressing a narcissistic characteristic through their music.

1) Hard To Love

Artist: Lee Brice
Album: Hard 2 Love
Year: 2012
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2) Fastest Girl In Town

Artist: Miranda Lamber
Album: Four the Record
Year: 2011
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While this song is about a girl who lives a fast lifestyle but the girl can also be interpreted as someone who shows narcissistic characteristics like being self-centred.

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3) I Ain’t As Good As I Once Was

Artist: Toby Keith
Album: Honkytonk University
Year: 2005
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4) I’m Movin’ On

Artist: Rascal Flatts
Album: Rascal Flatts
Year: 2000
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5) Shameless

Artist: Garth Brooks
Album: Ropin’ the Wind
Year: 1991
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VIII. Rap/ Hip Hop Songs About Narcissistic Abuse

Most rap and hip hop songs about narcissistic abuse are either about the artist who can be narcissistic towards other people or tell a story about the impact of experiencing this type of abuse.

1) Me, Myself & I

Artist: G-Eazy Feat. Bebe Rexha
Album: When It’s Dark Out
Year: 2015
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2) Can’t Tell Me Nothing

Artist: Kanye West Feat. Jeezy
Album: Show What U Got, Vol. 1 (Mixtapes and Parties)
Year: 2015
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3) Bed Of Lies

Artist: Nicki Minaj Feat. Skylar Grey
Album: The Pinkprint
Year: 2014
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“Bed Of Lies” expresses the thoughts one has when they are in a relationship with a narcissistic abuser.

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4) Black Widow

Artist: Iggle Azalea Feat. Rita Ora
Album: The New Classic
Year: 2014
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5) U Can’t Touch This

Artist: MC Hammer
Album: Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
Year: 1990
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IX. Rock Songs About Narcissists

Most rock songs about narcissists often represent the feelings and emotional damage caused by being around a narcissist and how they may have changed after this experience.

1) Malignant Narcissism

Artist: Rush
Album: Snakes & Arrows
Year: 2007
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2) Just A Creep

Artist: Dum Dum Girls
Album: Only in Dreams
Year: 2011
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3) It Don’t Hurt

Artist: Sheryl Crow
Album: The Globe Sessions
Year: 1999
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In this song, the artists express that they are now better off without that person in their life and no longer in as much pain.

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3) Father Of Mine

Artist: Everclear
Album: So Much for the Afterglow
Year: 1997
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4) Liar

Artist: Bohemia Afterdark
Album: Weight
Year: 1994
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X. Songs Mentioning Narcissists in the Lyrics

It may surprise you just how often the word narcissists is used in the lyrics of songs throughout different music genres, here are just a few which mention this word in their lyrics.

1) Peach

Artist: Chevelle
Album: Niratias
Year: 2021
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“Peach” is an expression of not having anyone to be able to trust because you have been hurt so many times in the past.

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2) Seconds

Artist: Jonah Ausbun
Album: Alterego
Year: 2020
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3) Narcissist

Artist: Stella Smyth
Album: Vienna
Year: 2020
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4) Vain

Artist: Dissonant Delusion
Album: Vain
Year: 2019
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5) Dreamdate Narcissist

Artist: Ariel Pink
Album: Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
Year: 2017
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