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Songs to Help Boost Your Confidence When You’re Feeling Low

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We’ve all had bad days when we’re in desperate need of a confidence boost. Sometimes, the best way to feel confident is to listen to some powerful music. So here’s a list of songs that’ll help remind you that you’re a gorgeous gorgeous girl.

“Confident” by Demi Lovato

How could I make this list and not include this song? I mean it’s literally called “Confident.” This song is quite literally encouraging you to feel confident in who you are.

“Strip” by Little Mix featuring Sharaya J

There’s just something about Little Mix songs that instantly makes me feel confident. This song in particular encourages the listener to embrace who they are, and personally, I think it does a great job. I also love the music video for this song; it’s so empowering and sends a great message!

“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Okay so, I can’t relate to this song, but it makes me feel so powerful and confident. There’s just something about singing about keying a cheating man’s car that makes you feel like a boss.

good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo

Once again, I can’t relate to this song, but it still makes me feel so powerful. This song especially hits while driving and singing along (or really just singing along anywhere).

“Sue Me” by Sabrina Carpenter

Like Little Mix songs, Sabrina Carpenter’s songs just have a way of boosting my confidence. This song in particular makes you wonder, “who allowed me to look this pretty?” The confidence I feel during these two minutes and 59 seconds is unmatched.

“She” by Harry Styles

Okay, I know that Harry is the only man on this list, but there’s just something about this song that instantly boosts my confidence. Pretending that this song is about you is the perfect way to make you embrace the gorgeous gorgeous girl that you are.

“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

I’m pretty sure 2011 me thought that this song was the peak of confidence. Honestly, it still hits. Sometimes we just need Lady Gaga to remind us to embrace who we are.

“She’s So Gone” by Naomi Scott

Okay, another 2011 banger. Lemonade Mouth gave us a lot of amazing songs, but this is definitely one of the best. This song just makes you want to be on stage at the pizzeria with Lemonade Mouth singing these lyrics.

“Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat

Whether you participated in this TikTok trend or not, there’s no denying that this song makes you feel like a boss.

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Not only does this song make you want to get up and dance, but it also encourages you to just shake off all the haters. Taylor Swift has a way of making you either want to curl into a ball and cry or stand up and dance about how awesome you are. This one is the latter!

“God is a woman” by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is another artist whose songs can make you feel like the most powerful woman there is. This song is definitely one of the ones that has you feeling yourself.

“F**kin’ Perfect” by P!nk

This song is another throwback, but it still gets the message across, plus it still hits.

These songs are overall a great way to boost your confidence when you’re feeling low. Just a little reminder, each and every one of us is beautiful in our own way! These songs are just here to give us the little reminder that we sometimes need.

Kylie Squire

Wilfrid Laurier '24

Kylie is a 4th year student at WLU studying French with a minor in History. When she’s not busy studying, she loves to read, write, daydream about travelling the world and listen to One Direction on repeat.