Self-acceptance is basically an individual acceptance of all his/her attributes whether positive or negative. This can include body acceptance, self-protection from negative criticism and believing in your capabilities. Below is a list of songs that touch on the topic of accepting yourself:
1. The Greatest Showman Cast – This Is Me
The song is one that empowers those who are ostracized by society for being different. It won “Best Original Song In Motion Picture” at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
2. Selena Gomez & The Scene – Who Says
Selena sings about insecurity and how everyone feels this way. She gives out words of encouragement that everyone is beautiful.
3. J Cole – Crooked Smile
J Cole uses his own imperfect set of teeth as an example to reaffirm his belief that no one is perfect so worrying about that is pointless.
4. Anne Marie – Perfect To Me
Anne is trying to get her fans to feel good about the way they look.
5. Lloyd – Tru
The song is about the struggles he faced and how he just wants to be a true person for all people.
6. Indina Menzel – Let It Go
The track is about how Elsa was frustrated with the way she’s been taught to reject and hide her powers. She decides to accept her powers instead of living in fear.
7. Demi Lovato – Confident
After many years of being insecure, Demi now has the confidence to just be herself
8. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
The track explores the themes regarding self-acceptance, inner beauty and insecurities.
9. Jessie J – Who You Are
In the track, Jessie reassures people that it is okay to be sad sometimes as long as you stay true to yourself and not become somebody else.
10. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
This is about the empowerment of being thick and learning to love your curves.
11. Pink – Fuckin’ Perfect
The song encourages people to accept one another for who they are.
12. Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful
Cara stated that the song is about body image and mainly direct at women. It talks about the things certain women go through on a daily basis in order to feel loved or to love themselves.
13. Mary Lambert – Secrets
The song is about being true to yourself and letting people know who you really are.