Posted On August 24, 2014 By In Music, Music Musings

Songs to Boost Your Confidence


We all have those days when we don’t feel great about ourselves or are struggling through a rough time. Here’s a colorful playlist to give you the self-esteem boost you deserve!


All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

This body-positive anthem is all about embracing your curves. It’s a really wonderful message, not to mention a great pop song. Preach, Ms. Trainor, preach. Can’t wait to see what this up-and-comer does next!


Beautiful, Carole King

There are no lyrics more empowering than, “You’re beautiful as you feel.” Carole King is a Queen. Tapestry is one of the most brilliant albums of all time, and “Beautiful” is a song that will make you feel beautiful from the inside out.



Cobrastyle, Robyn

Whenever you feel insecure about your style, your attitude, or how you present yourself, remember that your style is the bomb. Robyn will help you feel confident rocking your individuality.



Brave, Sara Bareilles

This song is so inspirational it’s impossible not to feel better after listening to it. It’s really easy to hold yourself back or dilute yourself in favor of not making waves, if you ever need that extra push to let your light shine, press play on “Brave.”



What a Feeling, Irene Cara

If you’re down on your luck, turn to this 80’s classic and sing along. Or even better, watch Flashdance, the movie that made this song famous. Dreams come true if you believe in yourself. Go forth and have it all.



Bootylicious, Destiny’s Child

You can’t talk about songs that boost confidence without mentioning “Bootylicious.” It’s the most perfect song to restore your ego and remind you that you’re a force to be reckoned with.



The Middle, Jimmy Eat World

Everything will be just fine, Jimmy Eat World says so, and Jimmy Eat World rocks. I dare you to listen to this song and not feel awesome afterwards.



Stronger, Kanye West

Who knows ego better than Kanye West? Maybe his wife, Kim Kardashian, but that’s besides the point. This song will pump you up while encouraging you to believe in your own strength.



Piece of Me, Britney Spears


As the meme says, if Britney got through 2007, you can get through today. If you’re dragged down worrying about what other people think, turn up this Britney hit and let the haters hate. You want a piece of me?



Beautiful, Christina Aguilera


Of course this had to be on the list. Of course.


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Rachel Harrison is a freelance writer who lives in Brooklyn. She graduated from Emerson College with her Bachelor's in Writing for Film & Television. She enjoys stories, melted cheese, and embracing her inner nerd. She tweets @rachfacelogic.