5 Songs That Will Make You Feel Confident

Don’t have time to invest in self-help books or courses to make you feel better about yourself? The answer could just lie with music. Mood music, that is.

We all know how good it feels to get ready for a night out on the town. Your girlfriends are around you, chattering excitedly. Makeup is being shared and outfit advice thrown around willingly. And in the background, like a soundtrack to your life, upbeat, happy and bubbly music is playing.

Bliss, right? Well, you’re not too far from the truth. Scientists have uncovered that music can have a direct impact on our mood and how we feel about ourselves.

From the soothing sounds of classical music (which helps us stay calm and focused and even, some suggest, increase our brain power!) to the bass-happy club music that helps us stay energetic and happy all night long, music is something that is ingrained into our lives and for good reason.

Boost your confidence and your mood with our favorite confidence-happy songs:

#1: Katy Perry: Firework


This could be the anthem for anyone having a bad day, week, month or year. “Do you ever feel so paper thing, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?” Perry sings, before telling us all ‘.. there’s a chance for you, ‘cause there’s a spark in you. You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of July.”
The queen of feel-good, not only does Katy make you feel amazing with her beat and instruments, but her words are so inspirational, touching and motivational that you can’t help but feel your self-confidence soar.

#2: David Guetta: Titanium


You know those days when it feels like everyone wants a piece of you? You’re being brought down by those around you and although ‘haters gonna hate’, you can’t help but feel your self-confidence drop to the floor.

On those days, you need to listen to David Guetta’s Titanium. “You shout it out, but I can’t hear a word you say. I’m talking loud, not saying much, I’m criticized but all your bullets ricochet. You shoot me down, but I get up. I’m bulletproof.”

We all can be bulletproof, we just need to wipe the dirt off, get back up and tackle the world with all of the confidence and poise this song makes us believes we have.

#3: Destiny’s Child: Survivor


An oldie but a goodie, but this one will have you stomping your feet and chanting “hell yeah – I can and will get over you!” Yup, you heard correctly, Survivor is the ultimatum break-up song, designed to have you back on your feet and feeling great. “You thought that I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger. You thought I’d be broke without you, but I’m richer … I’m a survivor.”

#4: Ne-Yo: Miss Independent


Anytime you feel like you’re not valued for being the independent, feisty woman you are, listen to Ne-yo’s Miss Independent. Practically an ode to independent women across the world it will have you quickly remembering that the right men will like you for the right reasons. Who cares what anyone else thinks? “Ooh, there’s something about the kinda woman that can do for herself. I look at her and it makes me proud.”

#5: Christina Aguilera: Beautiful


Wouldn’t it be awesome to have Christina on your team? Every time you felt down or bad about yourself, she’d sing to you (in that incredible voice): “You are beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring you down, oh no. You are beautiful in every single way.” It’d be pretty cool right?

And while I don’t have Christina on speed dial yet, we all (kinda) can have a bit of her there to remind us how fabulous we are when we listen to Beautiful. And as a final suggestion, I recommend that you add all of these songs to a playlist on your phone or music maker gadget, and label it ‘Instant self-confidence’. This way whenever you’re in need of a quick confidence boost, you have it available straight away!

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About the author

Cassandra Lane

While Cassandra readily admits to being a rampant cupcake aficionada (how could she not be with an almost-brother-in-law that owns not one, but three cupcake shops?) she happily works off her lust of all things sweet and sugary by slogging it out in the gym and outdoors.


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  • I don’t understand why all of these songs are aimed at mainstream audiences. There are obviously different genres of music and obviously some feel-good songs in each genre. While I appreciate the gesture of trying to improve the self-esteem of your readers, I really do think a diversified playlist would help people who aren’t as into the mainstream “bubblegum pop” or rap genres.