We all have those days when we feel down with life seemingly not having a light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t be hard on yourself; it happens to the best of us. All you need is something to take you back up, which can come from various means like funny videos or movies. But I have found confidence-boosting songs are the best means to get me kicking.
Songs have a powerful impact that can influence our moods. As moods are just temporary, songs that get you to a better place are just a helper that will get you there faster.
I have gone through the music library to compile the best and most diverse confidence-boosting songs out there. In this list, you are guaranteed to find a tune to add to your playlist.
It might not be a scientific fact, but music is food for the soul. And after you go through this list, may your soul be filled to the brim.
|Scars To Your Beautiful
|Mary J. Blige
|Nicky Minaj & Beyoncé
|Selena Gomez & The Scene
|Don’t Stop Believin’
|I Won’t Back Down
|Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
|I Love Me
|Don’t Stop Me Now
|This Is Me
|Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
|David Guetta & Sia
|We R Who We R
The 21 Best Confidence-Boosting Songs
The songs below are guaranteed to boost your confidence in no time.
1. Unstoppable – Sia
Sia is a brilliant artist that can give anyone a run for their money when talking about the best singing voice. Despite her powerful voice, Sia has always seemed shy and insecure, mostly in the media.
But she shatters that perspective of her with this hit she released. It is one of the best confidence-boosting songs to get you to believe in yourself. I find myself listening to this song when I feel intimidated, and it works every time.
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2. Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
This is Alessia Cara’s most vulnerable song and her most famous one to date. She made the song about the standards that women have to face every day.
Her message was “I wanted to make a reminder to just love yourself and appreciate yourself no matter what.”
3. Not Afraid – Eminem
The song is a classic as it is a motivational song to overcome life’s challenges. It encourages us to look past our mistakes, no matter what they are, and try to build a better future.
This tune is delivered immaculately by Eminem, with his unique style. It has gotten me past some hard times and given me the strength to keep moving, and I hope it does the same for you.
4. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
The talented Mary J. Blige gave us this song to keep us going when we are feeling down. The song recognizes that sometimes we get low, and life will have those times.
However, we shouldn’t let these moments make us sad. When you feel like you are overwhelmed and don’t see a way forward, this is the song for you.
5. Feeling Myself – Nicky Minaj & Beyoncé
I have found that self-love tracks are the best confidence-boosting songs you can listen to. What is better than self-love when you are feeling down?
This song will help remind you to be fearless. Whenever I listen to this song, I do start feeling myself, and so will you.
6. Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene
This track is great as it encourages us to believe and love ourselves. Lyrics like “Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting?” remind us that as much as we are down, we need to remember we are not alone in feeling like that, and we all have to find a way to fight.
The song will help you accept yourself as you are and has a great body positivity message for those struggling with those issues.
7. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
This song is about someone who was betrayed by her partner but finds the strength to fight and get free. It is a great song to get your confidence pumping if you are going through a rough time.
This piece is unique as it is a different style to Christina’s more usual poppy sound. Whenever I am in a pickle, I sing “Fighter” in my head to give me the fighting spirit I need.
8. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
This classic hit has been giving people a fighting spirit since it was released. It is one of the best confidence-boosting songs out there, as its underlying message is self-belief.
The song has a unique structure, leaving the chorus at the end. I saw that as a deliberate choice to mean that we should always strive to finish on a high.
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9. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty went through a hard time to inspire him to compose this song. His house burned down, and the song is about standing one’s ground.
The song shows us that even when we lose everything; we need to keep fighting. It also reassures us that things work out and we should not let our confidence get muddied by life’s problems. It is a great song to get you confident enough to handle life’s challenges.
10. I Love Me – Demi Lovato
When we go through life and mess up, we might find ourselves feeling down and unworthy. Demi Lovato shows us that that is not something to hold us back.
She overcame many serious issues like substance abuse and eating disorders, but she remains strong. Whenever I listen to this song and remember how much she went through and that she is still okay now, it gives me the confidence to take on anything.
11. Roar – Katy Perry
Katy Perry decided to be vulnerable and open with this song, and thank God she did. This empowering track was made after her failed marriage with Russel Brand.
She talks about finding the confidence to leave a toxic relationship if it is holding you back. The song is a global hit, and her strong vocals will get you feeling powerful and capable of taking on the world.
12. Rise Up – Andra Day
This Andra Day hit is about rising every day and fighting your challenges no matter what. The song recognizes how hard times feel unbeatable and like they never end, but she encourages us to fight nonetheless.
When you are looking for confidence-boosting songs, this one will not fail you as it delivers every time.
13. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
This song has a sunny and uplifting tune that will surely boost your confidence when you are feeling down. You’ll definitely get your much-needed confidence boost when you listen to the lyrics about having an eternal great time.
Don’t Stop Me Now is definitely one of the happiest songs ever.
14. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
This Rachel Platten piece is a literal fight song as she wrote it when she was about to quit her music career. The song eventually got her her first Hot 100 hit that propelled he career to where it is.
Fight Song has a great message of fighting for what you want and will get you believing in yourself. One of the best confidence-boosting songs I have heard, and I think you will agree.
15. This Is Me – Keala Settle
This is a great song to get you confident and ready to face the world from “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack. The song is about empowering people who feel like the world doesn’t accept them.
It is a great fight song that gets me every time, especially when I once felt like I didn’t belong. This tune was a good comfort to me, and I hope it is to you too.
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16. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
When this track was released, it was around the beginning of online trolling and bullying. It was a sort of anthem for anti-bullying at the time.
It is an empowering song that tells us that we are beautiful no matter what people say. I hope when you sing along, your insecurities will wash away and be replaced with the confidence to take the world by storm.
17. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
The song is mostly known for its famous chorus, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” The song has been a great confidence booster to many, from its tune to its powerful lyrics.
18. Confident – Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato sings about confidence and how you should always portray a confident look exceptionally around doubters. The song has a great sound that will make you feel yourself.
I always find Lovato relatable when my mistakes are hanging over my head.
19. Express Yourself – Madonna
This sound is a dance floor favorite as it gets you tapping your feet every time you say the list. The song was written as an empowering track for women not to settle for bad partners.
It was and still is very popular with women; in recent times, it has been used as an anthem for personal expression. I hope the track impacts you like it has impacted most of us through eras to express ourselves.
20. Titanium – David Guetta & Sia
This hit is a collaboration of two great artists as Sia’s soaring vocals grace us with the company of Guetta’s instrumental. It has a moving feel that has gotten me through tough times, making me feel like we are an unbreakable metal, titanium.
The lyrics encourage the confidence to take anything on, as that is the only way to conquer adversities. It has been one of my favorite songs and will always be on my playlist.
21. We R Who We R – Ke$ha
Ke$ha has always been controversial in the music industry as she doesn’t conform to acceptable norms. She embraces the freak in her unapologetically as she stays true to herself with this hit.
The song is a confidence-filling song to get you to believe in yourself. Whenever you feel like a misfit, listening to this song will pump you up to face the world, letting you own the fact that you truly are who you are.
We all wish to be confident and fearless all day, every day, but that is not life. We need to accept that we will have to adapt to the world, not the other way around.
Hence we need to find ourselves a cheat code for when life gives us lemons to help us make confidence-filled lemonade.
The confidence-boosting songs in this list are one of the best you can find for a sip of that confidence lemonade. I hope the list helps you accept, embrace, and love yourself for the gem you are.