Songs The Best Songs That Say Be Yourself  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite songs that have this simple, positive message: Just be yourself.

“Be yourself!" You hear this phrase a lot, but what does it really mean? While the phrase has become increasingly cliché, certain tunes put a new spin on the words and help you celebrate individuality and your unique self. This can be great if you're feeling down and need a reminder of why everyone is unique and special. If your self esteem could use a boost, here are some great songs that say be yourself! 

Songs saying be yourself are empowering. They tell you to be exactly who you are and pursue what you want without worrying about what others think. Songs from many different genres celebrate individuality. Country singer Kacey Musgraves’s song “Follow Your Arrow” is basically a road map for being yourself while pop stars like Lady Gaga also have tunes about self love and self respect. Several good songs saying be yourself also tout the idea of embracing imperfections. “F**ckin’ Perfect” by Pink, and “Unpretty” by TLC all promote the idea that expressing your own individuality, and celebrating it, is a great thing.

What is your favorite song about being yourself? Vote up the best songs below! 

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Brave Sara Bareilles

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F**kin' Perfect Pink

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Who You Are Jessie J

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Come as You Are Nirvana

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Who Says Selena Gomez & The Scene

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Born This Way Lady Gaga

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Be Yourself Audioslave

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Unpretty TLC

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The Middle Jimmy Eat World

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My Way Frank Sinatra

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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves

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Shake It Off Taylor Swift

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I Know I Can Nas

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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I Don't Want to Be Gavin DeGraw

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Let Me Be Myself 3 Doors Down

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Complicated Avril Lavigne

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out Cat Stevens

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Freak Kiss

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Secrets Mary Lambert

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No Work, All Play Hilary Duff

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All Kinds of Kinds Miranda Lambert

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Invisible Hunter Hayes

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I Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jr.

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Be Yourself Enrique Iglesias

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The First of Me Hoobastank

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I Am Who I Am Gloria Gaynor

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Free to Be Me Francesca Battistelli

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I'm a Keeper The Band Perry

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Cup Of Tea Kacey Musgrave