Do you ever feel despondent and heavy hearted? Here’re 5 songs that you must have in your playlist to feel beautiful about yourself.
Statistics reveal that 44% of girls suffer from low self-esteem, a thinking disorder wherein a person feels bad about their looks, unlovable or incompetent. The following songs are a must-hear for those hoping to lift their spirits and feel good about themselves:
1. TRY – COLBIE CAILLAT:
“You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away”
This empowering song puts forth a message to all those who alter themselves only to fit into a particular clique or to please others. The video captures women from different age groups and different backgrounds symbolizing the worth of their individual identity.
2. WHO YOU ARE – JESSIE J
“Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing
It’s okay not to be okay.”
The artist was overwhelmed on hearing that on listening to her song and album “Who You Are”, a girl who was headed to take her life, decided not to. The song, released in 2011, gathered worldwide attention and was praised by most critics.
3. NOBODY EVER TOLD YOU – CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“You shine like a diamond, glitter like gold
And you need to know what nobody ever told you”
Carrie Underwood performed this self-empowerment anthem at the MDA Show of Strength Telethon and was greatly appreciated by listeners worldwide. The singer encourages everyone to be who they are and to be proud about it, advising them to be “free as a bird”.
4. CLOSE YOUR EYES – MEGHAN TRAINOR
“I don’t care what they think, no I’m not listening,
Cause I know I am beautiful”
This simple song backed by an acoustic guitar and violin. Particularly aimed at body-shaming issues, the ballad is something every girl needs to listen to if she is mocked at for her curves. Similar songs are recorded in different forms in her album “Title”.
5. WHO SAYS – SELENA GOMEZ
“I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me
You’ve got every right, to a beautiful life”
The 2011 released song instantly lifts your spirit, leaving you feeling good about yourself. It teaches you that no matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you do, you are impeccable in your own way.