45 empowering songs that will boost your self-esteem

45 Empowering Songs To Boost Your Confidence

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Everyone understands what it’s like to have a bad day. Maybe you fought with a friend or maybe it’s more internal, regarding your feelings towards yourself. Whatever it is, no one enjoys having those negative emotions turn you into a pitiful pile of self-doubt and despair. 

When a day like that pops up, a little pick-me-up can go a long way. For that reason, I put together a list of the best songs that will boost your confidence and make you feel ready to take on anything…except maybe for a zombie apocalypse. 

The most important thing to remember is to love yourself because you’re the one who has to live with yourself for the rest of your life. Plus, time goes on and problems that seem catastrophic right now will become distant memories in the future. Moreover, don’t let those catastrophic moments define you. Instead, try to move on and find something to smile about each day. Who knows, maybe it’ll be one of these songs that does the trick!

1. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

Pick-Me-Up Line: ‘Cause we are beautiful/No matter what they say/Yes words won’t bring us down

2. “F**kin’ Perfect” by P!nk

Pick-Me-Up Line: Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated/Look, I’m still around

3. “You Say” by Lauren Daigle

Pick-Me-Up Line: I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough/Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up

4. “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

Pick-Me-Up Line: You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are/And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart

5. “Stand By You” by Rachel Platten

Pick-Me-Up Line: And scars, show me all the scars you hide/And hey, if your wings are broken/Please take mine so yours can open too/’Cause I’m gonna stand by you

6. “1-800-273-8255” (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid) by Logic

Pick-Me-Up Line: But you gotta live right now/You got everything to give right now

7. “Listen Before I Go” by Billie Eilish

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m not okay, I feel so scattered/Don’t say I’m all that matters

8. “Good Life” by OneRepublic

Pick-Me-Up Line: When you’re happy like a fool/Let it take you over/When everything is out/You gotta take it in

9. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Pick-Me-Up Line: When I see your face/There’s not a thing that I would change ’cause you’re amazing/Just the way you are

10. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez & The Scene

Pick-Me-Up Line: But when it comes to me/I wouldn’t want to be anybody else

11. “Try” by Colbie Caillat

Pick-Me-Up Line: You don’t have to try so hard/You don’t have to bend until you break/You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up/You don’t have to change a single thing

12. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

Pick-Me-Up Line: Let your words be anything but empty/Why don’t you tell them the truth?

13. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

Pick-Me-Up Line: All I’m askin’/Is for a little respect when you get home

14. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Pick-Me-Up Line: Ooh, see that girl/Watch that scene/Dig in the dancing queen

15. “Firework” by Katy Perry

Pick-Me-Up Line: You don’t have to feel like a waste of space/You’re original, cannot be replaced

16. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Pick-Me-Up Line: I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage/But I kept rhymin’ and stepwritin’ the next cipher/Best believe somebody’s payin’ the pied piper

17. “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey

Pick-Me-Up Line: don’t stop believin’/hold on to the feelin’/streetlight people

18. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Pick-Me-Up Line: So don’t stop me now don’t stop me/’Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time

19. “Run The World (Girls)” by Beyonce

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m repping for the girls/Who taking over the world/Have me raise a glass/For the college grads

20. “Titanium” (ft. Sia) by David Guetta

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m talking loud not saying much/I’m criticized but all your bullets ricochet/You shoot me down, but I get up

21. “Start Again” by OneRepublic

Pick-Me-Up Line: But I promise that we’re gonna make it somehow/I’m all in, it’s from the heart again/Open up your mind and maybe we could start again

22. “Not Afraid” by Eminem

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly/And all those who look down on me, I’m tearin’ down your balcony

23. “Just Like Fire” by P!nk

Pick-Me-Up Line: Just like magic, I’ll be flying free/I’mma disappear when they come for me/I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?/No one can be just like me any way/Just like fire, uh

24. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Pick-Me-Up Line: Now that you’re outta my life, I’m so much better/You thought that I’d be weak without ya, but I’m stronger

25. “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

Pick-Me-Up Line: You didn’t think that I’d come back/I’d come back swinging/You try to break me but you see what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

26. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Pick-Me-Up Line: Now I’m floating like a butterfly/Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes/I went from zero, to my own hero

27. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

Pick-Me-Up Line: I see the magazines working that Photoshop/We know that shit ain’t real, come on now, make it stop/If you got beauty beauty just raise ’em up/’Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

28. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Pick-Me-Up Line: ‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate/Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake/I shake it off, I shake it off

29. “Rise Up” by Andra

Pick-Me-Up Line: And I’ll rise up/I’ll rise like the day/I’ll rise up/I’ll rise unafraid/I’ll rise up/And I’ll do it a thousand times again

30. “Unstoppable” by Sia

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m invincible/Yeah, I win every single game/I’m so powerful/I don’t need batteries to play/I’m so confident, yeah, I’m unstoppable today

31. “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus

Pick-Me-Up Line: Well I’m not a trick you play/I’m wired a different way/I’m not a mistake/I’m not a fake/It’s set in my DNA/Don’t change me

32. “You Don’t Own Me” (ft. G-Eazy) by Grace

Pick-Me-Up Line: You don’t own me/Don’t try to change me in any way/You don’t own me/Don’t tie me down ’cause I’d never stay

33. “Praying” by Kesha

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m proud of who I am/No more monsters, I can breathe again/And you said that I was done/Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come/’Cause I can make it on my own, oh

34. “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato

Pick-Me-Up Line: Go on and try to tear me down/I will be rising from the ground/Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper

35. “Rise” by Katy Perry

Pick-Me-Up Line: I won’t just survive/Oh, you will see me thrive/Can’t write my story/I’m beyond the archetype/I won’t just conform/No matter how you shake my core/’Cause my roots, they run deep, oh

36. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

Pick-Me-Up Line: Starting right now I’ll be strong/I’ll play my fight song/And I don’t really care if nobody else believes/’Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

37. “Warrior” by Demi Lovato

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’ve got shame, I’ve got scars/That I will never show/I’m a survivor/In more ways than you know

38. “This Is Me” by Keala Settle

Pick-Me-Up Line: When the sharpest words wanna cut me down/I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out/I am brave, I am bruised/I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

39. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

Pick-Me-Up Line: I may not know it/But these are the moments that/I’m going to remember most yeah/Just got to keep going

40. “Issues” by Julia Michaels

Pick-Me-Up Line: ‘Cause I got issues/But you got ’em too/So give ’em all to me/And I’ll give mine to you/Bask in the glory/Of all our problems/’Cause we got the kind of love/It takes to solve ’em

41. “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara

Pick-Me-Up Line: See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me/And no one knows, how far it goes/If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me/One day I’ll know, how far I’ll go

42. “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera

Pick-Me-Up Line: Made me learn a little bit faster/Made my skin a little bit thicker/Makes me that much smarter/So thanks for making me a fighter

43. “Confident” by Demi Lovato

Pick-Me-Up Line: I used to hold my freak back/Now I’m letting go/I make my own choice/Bitch, I run this show

44. “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Pick-Me-Up Line: Don’t be a drag, just be a queen/Whether you’re broke or evergreen/You’re black, white, beige, chola descent/You’re Lebanese, you’re Orient/Whether life’s disabilities/Left you outcast, bullied, or teased/Rejoice and love yourself today/’Cause baby you were born this way/No matter gay, straight, or bi/Lesbian, transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby/I was born to survive

45. “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld

Pick-Me-Up Line: I’m gonna put my body first/And love me so hard ’til it hurts/I know how to scream out the words/Scream the words

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