Listen to These 10 Songs When You're in Need of a Confidence Boost

Music is so powerful.

If you don't believe us, pop on Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" when you're worried about a boy who won't text you back—we guarantee your entire mood will change.

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While some songs can make you feel sad and vulnerable, others can bring out all your inner power. So if you're in a confidence slump, music might be just the thing you need to rediscover your courage.

If you could use a nice dose of self-assurance, keep scrolling for 10 songs to listen to when you're in need of a confidence boost.

'It's My Life' by Bon Jovi

This hard-hitting song by rock legend Bon Jovi is the perfect way to get out of your head and focus on what's important. The forceful beat will ignite all your inner energy, inspiring you to get up and get moving. Meanwhile, the lyrics will encourage you to just live. It doesn't matter if you don't know where you're going, it only matters that you take steps to pursue what you want. You're in control of your life, so use that power and make some changes.


'Fighter' by Christina Aguilera

Some OG Christina Aguilera is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Not only because her music is high-energy and exciting, but also because she herself is simply iconic. However, "Fighter" takes things one step further. With lyrics that tout the importance of pushing through the bad times and becoming even better in the process, this tune will certainly ignite all your inner strength and remind you how powerful you are.


'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' by Kelly Clarkson

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"—it's a classic saying we've heard again and again. But Kelly Clarkson takes the old adage and sets it to music, belting out the message to a catchy beat that can't help but get stuck in your head. Listen to this song and you'll feel like you can handle anything—that's the power that Kelly has.


'Fight Song' by Rachel Platten

One of our fave confidence-boosting tunes, "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten is simply inspiring. It's emotional and sweet, but it simultaneously stresses the importance of fighting those negative feelings and rediscovering your drive and ambition.


'Titanium' by David Guetta ft. Sia

If you're feeling weak and broken, you absolutely need to listen to "Titanium" by David Guetta. This dance-worthy tune gleefully reminds you that you can't let other people get you down. No matter how much energy they might put into making you feel bad about yourself, you're way too strong to let them succeed.


'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga may have switched up her appearance in recent years, but we're still fans of some of her older, absolutely iconic tunes. "Born This Way" definitely makes that list. The song is upbeat and happy, and it includes some of Gaga's signature weirdness. After all, who better to remind you than Lady Gaga that you should be proud of exactly who you are?


'I Won't Back Down' by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

An older—but classic—addition to this list, "I Won't Back Down" will infuse your day with just the right amount of obstinate energy. It's a reminder that no one can make you bend to their will, especially if you stand your ground and fight for what you want.


'Man! I Feel Like a Woman' by Shania Twain

If you're in need of a nice dose of girl power, look no further than our fave powerful lady, Shania Twain. This tune is the ultimate female anthem, truly making us believe that there's tons of power in being a woman.


'Confident' by Demi Lovato

Sometimes our confidence fades because it feels uncomfortable or arrogant to be so self-assured. Well, from the queen herself, this tune reminds us that there's absolutely nothing wrong with being confident. Belt it over and over, and we promise you'll eventually start to believe it.


'Feeling Myself' by Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé

Honestly, we can't listen to Beyoncé without feeling confident, and this collab with Nicki is no different. Whether you're really feelin' yourself or you need a little encouragement to find that self-love, this song is the perfect prompt to embrace all your confident vibes.



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