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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Who Says Selena Gomez & The Scene

2
57 25
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Lady Gaga

3
56 25
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Brave Sara Bareilles

4
45 21
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F**kin' Perfect Pink

5
35 20
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Who You Are Jessie J

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36 21
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Shake It Off Taylor Swift

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24 13
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Be Yourself Audioslave

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26 16
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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves

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25 16
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Nirvana

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21 14
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The Middle Jimmy Eat World

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20 15
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22 18
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My Way Frank Sinatra

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14 12
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Avril Lavigne

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12 11
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I Am Who I Am Gloria Gaynor

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11 10
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Unpretty TLC

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6 8
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Be Yourself Enrique Iglesias

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5 7
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Invisible Hunter Hayes

18
4 6
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The Band Perry

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10 13
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Let Me Be Myself 3 Doors Down

20
9 12
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I Don't Want to Be Gavin DeGraw

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8 11
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Freak Kiss

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6 9
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All Kinds of Kinds Miranda Lambert

23
6 9
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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out Cat Stevens

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5 8
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6 10
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Free to Be Me Francesca Battistelli