20 Songs About Self Love

From songs about feeling empowered and confident to those that focus on looking inward at our own flaws, these songs are sure to make you feel a little better about yourself.

The following are 20 songs about self-love that can help boost your confidence and make you appreciate yourself more.

1. “Be Good to Yourself” by Journey

Journey - Be Good to Yourself (Official Video - 1986)Journey – Be Good to Yourself (Official Video – 1986)

First on the list is a classic rock anthem from the 80s. “Be Good to Yourself” by Journey is a song about being kind to yourself, appreciating who you are and standing up for what you believe in. This song will remind you to be your own advocate and put yourself first.

2. “Who You Are” by Jessie J

Jessie J - Who You Are (Official Music Video)Jessie J – Who You Are (Official Music Video)

“Who You Are” by Jessie J is a powerful pop song about loving yourself for who you are. This upbeat track reminds us that everyone has flaws and to accept ourselves as we are. With over 170 million Youtube views, this song has become an anthem for self-love and acceptance.

3. “The Voice Within” by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - The Voice Within (Official HD Video)Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within (Official HD Video)

Christina Aguilera has quite the number of songs about self-love, but one of her most powerful one is “The Voice Within”. This song encourages us to listen to our inner voice and trust in ourselves. You can stream this track on all music platforms out there.

4. “Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple

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“Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple is a song about how we often feel like machines that are running on autopilot and stuck in an endless routine. This track encourages us to step outside of our comfort zone and embrace the extraordinary within us.

5. “Stronger Woman” by Jewel

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Next on the list is “Stronger Woman” by Jewel. Singing about the importance of self-esteem and strength, this song will make you feel empowered and remind you to be your own hero.

It’s always reassuring to be reminded that no matter what challenges come our way, we will manage them.

6. “I” by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - i (Official Video)Kendrick Lamar – i (Official Video)

Getting through hard times can be especially difficult, especially when feeling down about yourself. That’s why “I” by Kendrick Lamar is such a great song to listen to.

With its catchy beat and uplifting lyrics, this track will remind you that even in the darkest of times, you have the power to rise above it all.

7. “No Scrubs” by TLC

TLC - No Scrubs (Official Video)TLC – No Scrubs (Official Video)

TLC is a classic girl group that formed in the early 90s and this song from their 1999 album FanMail is a classic jam about standing up for yourself while loving who you are. The lyrics of “No Scrubs” essentially tell men that you don’t need them if they don’t have any money or ambition.

8. “Lettin’ Go!” by Janelle Monáe

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“Lettin’ Go!” is an upbeat, funk-driven song from Janelle Monáe’s critically-acclaimed 2003 album The Audition. This song is for anyone who needs a reminder to let go of negativity and love themselves.

9. “Praying” by Kesha

Kesha - Praying (Official Video)Kesha – Praying (Official Video)

Kesha’s song “Praying” is about how she has become stronger from the pain that someone has inflicted on her, and how she does not want revenge. Instead, she prays for the person and realizes that self-love is the best way to heal.

She demonstrates how powerful we can be when we take control of our own lives, despite any pain or trauma we experience.

10. “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfield

Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself (Official Video)Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (Official Video)

We’re given a false standard of what we should be in order to love ourselves. This song speaks to the power of self-love and empowerment, especially for young girls.

Hailee Steinfield sings about the importance of valuing and loving ourselves just as we are, not in comparison to anyone else, but simply because we are enough.

11. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (2022 Version)Christina Aguilera – Beautiful (2022 Version)

An all-time classic, Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” is a powerful reminder that beauty comes in all shapes and forms, and encourages us to see our own beauty within.

With this song, she reminds us to love ourselves no matter what and to celebrate the diversity of people. It’s a powerful anthem for self-love that is needed by many.

12. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

Lizzo - Truth Hurts (Official Video)Lizzo – Truth Hurts (Official Video)

The song “Truth Hurts” is about a Lizzo’s relationship in which she expected him to keep her from going crazy due to the society around them. But rather than supportive, he was constricting and that’s not something she has room for in her life.

This song is a reminder to focus on ourselves and our own mental health as opposed to letting someone else take control.

13. “Fabulous” by Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke - Fabulous (Lyric Video)Ally Brooke – Fabulous (Lyric Video)

This next song tells the story of the singer herself and her journey towards self-love. Ally Brooke sings about how she’s finally embraced all of her quirks and imperfections and taken back control of her life.

She encourages the listener to do the same, to show off their own unique “fabulousness” and not be afraid to shine.

14. “Scars to your beautiful” by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful (Official Video)Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful (Official Video)

Your imperfections are what make you beautiful. Alessia Cara’s hit “Scars to your Beautiful” talks about this, and of the importance of loving yourself no matter what.

She sings about how we should not be ashamed of our own stories, but embrace them and use them as a way to grow stronger.

15. “Lose You to Love Me” by Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me (Official Music Video)Selena Gomez – Lose You To Love Me (Official Music Video)

Losing someone in order to love ourselves is a hard lesson to learn, but in Selena Gomez’s song “Lose You to Love Me” she speaks about how sometimes we need to cut off certain relationships and people in order for us to truly love ourselves. This song encourages self-care and the realization that not all relationships are healthy for us.

16. “ME!” by Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie

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Sometimes we forget our own uniqueness and all of the amazing things we have to offer. Taylor Swift’s song “ME!” is an anthem for self-love, reminding us to celebrate our individuality and be proud of ourselves. With this song she helps us remember that it’s okay to put yourself first, and that you are worth loving.

17. “If You Don’t Love Yourself” by The Script

The Script - If You Don't Love Yourself (Official Lyric Video)The Script – If You Don’t Love Yourself (Official Lyric Video)

The Script has been a beloved band since their breakout in 2008, and this song is one of their more recent releases. The lyrics affirm that we need to love ourselves first before expecting someone else’s love.

It’s a poignant reminder to take some time for self-care, and be more considerate towards ourselves instead of always relying on others.

18. “Good As Hell” by Lizzo

Lizzo - Good As Hell (Official Music Video)Lizzo – Good As Hell (Official Music Video)

In particular, this song is meant to inspire someone who is experiencing self-esteem issues because their significant other mistreated them.

Consequently, the aim of the song is to empower such individual. If you can relate to the lyrics, then this song might give you some comfort.

19. “Be Your Own Girl” by The Wallflowers

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The Wallflowers’ song “Be Your Own Girl” is about the importance of being independent, strong and capable of taking one’s own decisions.

This track was released more than 20 years ago, yet its message remains relevant today: no matter what comes our way, we should always remain true to ourselves and rely on our own strengths to get through difficult times.

20. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - thank u, next (Official Video)Ariana Grande – thank u, next (Official Video)

“Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande is an anthem for those going through a difficult break-up. It is about embracing personal growth and celebrating self-love instead of mourning the end of a relationship.

The song’s lyrics provide comfort and remind us that we should focus our energy on taking care of ourselves first.

Final Thought

Self-love is an integral part of everyone’s life. It helps us feel more confident and secure in ourselves, so it is important to find time every day to practice self-care.

Above are some inspiring songs about self-love that can help you get in the right mindset when times get tough. Take a few minutes out each day to listen to them, and allow yourself to be uplifted by the messages of hope that they contain.