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The Best Songs That Say Be Yourself 

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Updated September 16, 2019 2.5k votes 717 voters 59.8k views

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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Lady Gaga
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Selena Gomez & The Scene
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Sara Bareilles
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Taylor Swift
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Jessie J
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Nirvana
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Kacey Musgraves
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Frank Sinatra
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Audioslave
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Avril Lavigne
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Jimmy Eat World
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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs That Say Be Yourself
ethanangsk1 added Queen
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Gloria Gaynor
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TLC
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Gavin DeGraw
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Mary Lambert
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3 Doors Down
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Sammy Davis Jr.
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Francesca Battistelli
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Kacey Musgrave
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Miranda Lambert