25 Self-Love Songs to Celebrate Who You Are

Dance, sing, cry, and celebrate yourself with these self-love songs!

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After thank you songs, I think it's time for us to sing and dance to self-love songs.

Self-love is simply about treating yourself with the same kindness and compassion as you would someone you love.

It's not about being selfish or putting yourself first at the cost of others. It's about being fair and becoming a more balanced person.

People who love themselves are a blessing to others too as they're much less likely to project their issues onto others.

So, let's take the support of music to bring more self-love into our lives and celebrate who we are.

You will find the Spotify playlist below and I'll be sharing my favorite lyrics from the songs that put them on this list.

Self-love songs

1. Scars to your beautiful - Alessia Cara

"And there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
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
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful"

"No better you than the you that you are
No better you than the you that you are
No better life than the life we're livin'
No better life than the life we're livin'"

This goes right to the heart, doesn't it?

2. Juice - Lizzo

!"If I'm shining, everybody gonna shine
(Yeah, I'm goals)
I was born like this, don't even gotta try
(Now you know)"

It's quite tongue-in-cheek and that's what makes it so fun!

3. ME! - Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie

I love Taylor! And, this song is such a celebration of me-e-e!

"Me-e-e, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I'm the only one of me
Baby, that's the fun of me
Eeh-eeh-eeh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
You're the only one of you
Baby, that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me-e-e"

4. This is ME - Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble

"I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me"

So powerful!

5. Who You Are - Jessie J

"I stare at my reflection in the mirror
Why am I doing this to myself?
Losing my mind on a tiny error
I nearly left the real me on the shelf
No, no, no, no, no

Don't lose who you are
In the blur of the stars
Seeing is deceiving
Dreaming is believing
It's okay not to be okay"

This one feels so real. We so often nitpick things about ourselves that actually deserve love and acceptance.

6. Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston

"I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all"

Absolutely amazing... These words make me realize how strong I can be!

7. If You Don't Love Yourself - The Script

"Look at me, I'm my own worst enemy
Beat myself up now, every chance I see
Nice to everyone, when it comes to me
Cut myself up with brutal honesty

How can you love if you don't love yourself?
If you don't love yourself
You can't love no one else
How can you love if you don't love yourself?
If you don't love yourself
You can't love no one else, no"

Although I don't believe that we can't love other people if we don't love ourselves, it is true that when we love ourselves, we can be a greater support for people.

What I like about this song is that it's so honest about being a human.

8. Be Good to Yourself - Journey

"Be good to yourself when, nobody else will
Oh be good to yourself
You're walkin' a high-wire, caught in a crossfire
Oh be good to yourself"

We must not depend on other people to fill up the gap that is only ours to fill.

9. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

"I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today"

Yes, be your own cheerleader! Celebrate who you are!

10. Born This Way - Lady Gaga

"My mama told me when I was young, "We are all born superstars"
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on in the glass of her boudoir
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are"
She said, "'Cause He made you perfect, babe
So hold your head up, girl, and you'll go far""

I am feeling so much better as I keep putting up these lyrics. Another POWERFUL song by Lady Gaga.

Say it with me: There's nothing wrong with loving who you are!

11. Confident - Demi Lovato

"What's wrong with being
What's wrong with being
What's wrong with being confident?"

Nothing—there's nothing wrong with being confident, Demi.

12. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene

"I wouldn't wanna be anybody else
You made me insecure
Told me I wasn't good enough
But who are you to judge
When you're a diamond in the rough
I'm sure you got some things
You'd like to change about yourself
But when it comes to me
I wouldn't want to be anybody else"

Brings up so many memories! I remember how I tried to sing the nananana-nananana-nananananaaaa like her. I think I've gotten better after a decade now.

13. TREAT MYSELF - Meghan Trainor

"Damn, I been working real hard on myself
On my health, and my happiness
Hit pause on my life, took time on my mind, been working less
'Cause I lost myself, I forgot myself, and I don't deserve it

Let me give myself a hand, uh-huh
Let me give myself a hand, uh-huh
Tell myself get up and dance
So I move my feet, I love all of me, uh-huh
Let me give myself a hand"

Taking a break to focus on mental health can be supremely helpful. Thanks for the reminder, Meghan!

14. Masterpiece - Jessie J

"I still fall on my face sometimes and I
Can't color inside the lines 'cause
I'm perfectly incomplete
I'm still working on my masterpiece and I
I wanna hang with the greatest gotta
Way to go, but it's worth the wait, no
You haven't seen the best of me
I'm still working on my masterpiece and I"

Self-love is not a destination, but a journey.

We all go forward, fall sometimes, take steps backward, and grow again. It's part of it!

15. Titanium - David Guetta, Sia

"I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away

You shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down, but I won't fall
I am titanium"

I'm sure you've heard this one. It's a power-packed banger to remind you that you are TITANIUM!

16. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

"I'm a shooting star, leaping through the sky like a tiger
Defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car, passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go, go, go, there's no stopping me

I'm burning through the sky, yeah
Two hundred degrees, that's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I'm traveling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man outta you"

I'm having a good time too banging my head to this song. Dance away!

17. Roar - Katy Perry

"You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Get ready 'cause I've had enough
I see it all, I see it now

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"

I was in my teens when this came out and I felt majestic as I sang these strong words.

I've started singing now!

18. Brave - Sara Bareilles

"You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle 'neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave"

Thank you for this song, Sara. It did make me brave...

19. Cup of Tea - Kacey Musgraves

"Maybe your jacket is a hand-me-down
Maybe you slept with half of your hometown
In a world of squares, maybe you're just round

You can't be everybody's cup of tea
Some like it bitter, some like it sweet
Nobody's everybody's favorite
So you might as well just make it how you please
'Cause you can't be everybody's cup of tea"t

Kacey has the voice of a fairy. I really love how soothing and sparkly this song sounds.

We have to accept ourselves to love ourselves and letting go of others' constant validation is a big part of it.

20. Let It Go - Idina Menzel

"My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
When I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway"

If you've seen Frozen, you can't forget the moment Elsa chose to let it go and embraced herself for who she was.

What a song! It even won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2014.

21. Change (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift

"And it's a sad picture, the final blow hits you
Somebody else gets what you wanted again and
You know it's all the same, another time and place
Repeating history and you're getting sick of it
But I believe in whatever you do
And I'll do anything to see it through

Because these things will change
Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
It's a revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win
And we'll sing hallelujah, we'll sing hallelujah"

I've shed quite a few tears to this song. It's your support when you're not at your best and your celebration when you make it.

22. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

"So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words, I don't just say
And nothing else matters"

A song that's about vulnerability, bravery, and taking chances.

Frontman James Hetfield said, "It’s quite amazing, it’s a true testament to honesty and exposing yourself, putting your real self out there, and taking the risk, taking a gamble that someone’s either going to step on your heart with spikes on or they’re going to put their heart right next to it, and you never know until you try."

23. Fight Song - Rachel Platten

"And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
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"

Another one that makes me cry, I'm tearing up right now.

It's such a profound moment when we realize that we have it in ourselves to make it, that we're strong enough to stand back up.

24. Wings - Little Mix

"Mama told me not to waste my life
She said, "Spread your wings, my little butterfly"
Don't let what they say keep you up at night
And they can't detain you
'Cause wings are made to fly
And we don't let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say, it won't hurt me
Don't matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly"

A super fun sing about focus and believing in yourself. The only person who needs to believe in you is YOU. You've got the wings to fly!

25. AM Gold - Train

"If he don't love you no more
She don't love you no more
They don't love you
Then you love yourself and turn around
If he don't love you no more
She don't love you no more
They don't love you
Then you love yourself and turn around

Breathe, baby, you ain't gotta worry no more
Just breathe, we'll be waiting on the dance floor
And let your body let it go
You're best case scenario
Love don't come in stereo
Baby, you are AM gold"

This song is a reminder that you've got to love yourself because you deserve it.

It doesn't matter what others say here, you really deserve to love yourself.

And, that's it! These were the 25 self-love songs that I wanted to share with you. How do you feel?

Share these songs with the people you love, and make their day!

Continue Reading: 3 Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself First

Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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