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30 Of The Best Self-Love Songs For When You Need A Boost

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Actively taking care of our mental health isn’t always easy. We all work hard to create a healthy work-life balance to leave time and space for our social lives. But, amongst this often hectic routine, it can be easy to forget about the best kind of love: self-love. And, although fitting this concept into your daily routine might seem daunting, the best self-love songs offer an easy reminder of the importance of loving yourself.

Okay, we know that even the best music can’t solve all your problems. But, songs about loving yourself are great pick-me-ups for when you need a boost. Selecting tunes that give off the right vibe about thriving and being your best self is important. After all, who doesn’t need a little bit of escapism now and then?

So, what are some of the best self-love songs out there? Below, we’ve put together 30 of our favorites. For the times when you’re pining for an ex, de-stressing after a rough day on the job, or getting ready for a night on the town, these songs about self-love will give you the much need boost you need!

10 of the Best Songs About Finding Yourself After a Breakup

Have you ever noticed that there’re a lot of sad love songs out there about chasing after someone? If you’re in need of some self-care after a breakup, try swapping the sad love songs out in favor of songs that celebrate you! This kind of music will gently remind you of your worth whilst you repair, take care of yourself, and get ready for your next great love.

Below, we’ve put together 10 of our favorite post-breakup self-love songs to help remind you why it’s awesome to be doing your own thing.

1. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful

Favorite lyrics:

“You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way”

2. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Favorite lyrics:

“I’m a survivor (what), I’m not gon’ give up (what)
I’m not gon’ stop (what), I’m goin’ work harder (what)
I’m a survivor (what), I’m gonna make it (what)
I will survive (what), keep on survivin’ (what)”

3. Kelly Clarkson – Since You’ve Been Gone

Favorite lyrics: 

“How come I’d never hear you say
I just wanna be with you?
Guess you never felt that way
But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time”

4. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

Favorite lyrics: 

“You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way”

5. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Favorite lyrics: 

“Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off (hoo-hoo-hoo)”

6. Britney Spears – Stronger

Favorite lyrics: 

“Here I go, on my own
I don’t need nobody, better off alone
Here I go, on my own now
I don’t need nobody, not anybody
Here I go, here I go”

7. Jessie J – Who You Are

Favorite lyrics: 

“Don’t lose who you are
In the blur of the stars
Seeing is deceiving
Dreaming is believing”

8. TLC – Unpretty

Favorite lyrics: 

“I used to be so cute to me
Just a little bit skinny
Why do I look to all these things
To keep you happy
Maybe get rid of you and then I’ll get back to me (hey)”

9. Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Favorite lyrics: 

“I need no permission, did I mention
Don’t pay him any attention
Cause you had your turn and now you gonna learn
What it really feels like to miss me
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it”

10. Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama

Favorite lyrics: 

“We used to be crazy in love
Can we go back to how it was?
When did you get too comfortable?
‘Cause I’m too good for that, I’m too good for that
Just remember that, hey”

10 of the Best Songs About Self-Love After a Tough Day at Work

When things get tough professionally, we often need to remind ourselves that we’ve tried our best. Remember: You’re strong and capable, and that tomorrow will be better. Whilst you’re waiting for that chance to do it all again, the best self-love songs can help to remind you that things turning out less than perfectly is all part of life. 

Dancing might not always be your first port of call for beating stress, but sometimes, it should be! As well as releasing endorphins that will help you feel good, dancing can also help to reduce your levels of cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone. These songs will provide the perfect soundtrack for shaking out some residual angst and reminding yourself that you’re awesome!

1. Electric Light Orchestra — Don’t Bring Me Down

Favorite lyrics: 

“Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down”

2. Destiny’s Child – Independent Women Pt 1

Favorite lyrics: 

“The shoes on my feet, I bought ’em
The clothes I’m wearing, I bought ’em
The rock I’m rocking, I bought it
‘Cause I depend on me if I want it”

3. Daniel Powter – Bad Day

Favorite lyrics: 

“Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around”

4. Watsky – Talking To Myself

Favorite lyrics: 

“You didn’t get to pick your starting place
And though it was a race you didn’t understand
You simply lined up on the blocks and when the pistol popped you ran
And when you tripped and dropped, you picked yourself up off the ground”

5. Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down

Favorite lyrics: 

“No I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won’t back down”

6. Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

Favorite lyrics: 

“She’s just a girl and she’s on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She’s living in a world and it’s on fire
Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away”

7. Drake – Started From The Bottom

Favorite lyrics: 

“We don’t like to do too much explainin’
Story stay the same through the money and the fame
‘Cause we started from the bottom, now we’re here”

8. Katy Perry – Roar

Favorite lyrics: 

“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar”

9. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

Favorite lyrics: 

Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

10. Elton John – I’m Still Standing

Favorite lyrics: 

“Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind”

10 of the Best Songs About Loving Yourself for When You’re Getting Ready to Go Out

Heading out for a night on the town? Getting ready can be part of the fun as it gives you the chance to clear away the stress of the day. Add these songs about loving yourself to your “getting ready playlist” and by the time you’re leaving the house, you’ll be feeling more ready to party than ever!

1. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Favorite lyrics: 

“I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way
Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself, and you’re set
I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way”

2. Nina Simone – Feeling Good

Favorite lyrics: 

“It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good”

3. Lizzo – Good As Hell

Favorite lyrics: 

“Woo girl, need to kick off your shoes
Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you
All the big fights, long nights that you been through
I got a bottle of Tequila I been saving for you”

4. Carly Rae Jepson – Party For One

Favorite lyrics: 

“Party for one
If you don’t care about me
I’ll just dance for myself
Back on my beat
I’ll be the one”

5. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Favorite lyrics: 

“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive
And the world I’ll turn it inside out, yeah
I’m floating around in ecstasy
So, (don’t stop me now)”

6. Sugababes – Freak Like Me

Favorite lyrics: 

“Everybody sing
‘Cause we don’t give a damn about a thing”

7. Billie Eilish – You Should See Me In A Crown

Favorite lyrics: 

“You should see me in a crown
I’m gonna run this nothing town
Watch me make ’em bow
One by one by one”

8., French Montana, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mustard – Feelin’ Myself

Favorite lyrics: 

“’Cause we be in the club
Bottles on deck and god dammit, god dammit I’m feelin’ myself
‘Cause I’m gon’ get it all”

9. The Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha

Favorite lyrics: 

“Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
Don’t cha?”

10. Aretha Franklin – Respect

Favorite lyrics: 

Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB”

Pick the Best Self-Love Songs for Every Occasion

Life can be a real emotional rollercoaster at times. And, navigating our daily routines often leaves little time for focusing on our health and well-being. But, practicing self-love as a man or woman can help to overcome challenges and boost your overall self-esteem. 

Routinely listening to some of the best self-love songs is a great place to start! Whether you blast them as loud as possible while cleaning your apartment, or listen to them on the commute to work, songs about loving yourself will help to keep your internal happiness high!

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