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

2
21 5
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F**kin' Perfect Pink

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14 3
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Nirvana

4
17 6
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Who You Are Jessie J

5
17 6
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Who Says Selena Gomez & The Scene

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21 10
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Lady Gaga

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14 6
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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves

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The Middle Jimmy Eat World

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Be Yourself Audioslave

11
6 1
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Unpretty TLC

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12 8
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Shake It Off Taylor Swift

13
11 7
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My Way Frank Sinatra

14
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Avril Lavigne

15
6 5
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I Don't Want to Be Gavin DeGraw

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4 3
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I Know I Can Nas

17
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Free to Be Me Francesca Battistelli

18
5 5
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Freak Kiss

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3 3
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Secrets Mary Lambert

20
3 3
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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out Cat Stevens

21
3 3
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All Kinds of Kinds Miranda Lambert

22
2 2
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Be Yourself Enrique Iglesias

23
5 6
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Let Me Be Myself 3 Doors Down

24
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I Am Who I Am Gloria Gaynor

25
4 5
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The First of Me Hoobastank

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I Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jr.

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1 2
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Invisible Hunter Hayes

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No Work, All Play Hilary Duff

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The Band Perry

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Cup Of Tea Kacey Musgrave