Summer can be a season where many young men and women have doubts about themselves. They either didn”t reach their swimsuit weight or have yet to acquire the pecs of Chris Evans. However, what is important is that people everywhere love the skin they are in. These songs are all about being comfortable and being yourself.
“Me Too” by Meghan Trainor
In Trainor”s most recent single, she embraces herself which everyone should do. The song can come across as pompous at first, but the lyrics could easily be about the person singing along in the car. It is important to remember to love who we are and let that spring in our step carry us through the day.
“All American Girl” by Train
This classic song from the 2003 album “My Private Nation,” still isn”t one of Train”s most famous songs out there. It”s important for people to feel like they are the one and only, to be special and to have their efforts of looking good recognized. This song does just that, and makes the singer sound like he is worshiping the ground the all American girl walks on.
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift wrote this song in response to flak she received in the wake of her multiple relationships. Not only is this song ridiculously catchy, and just thinking about the repetition gets it stuck in the brain, it has a good message. Don”t let people”s hate, hate, hate, get to you. Just shake, shake, shake, it off.
“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber
Whatever your thoughts on the Biebs are, he hits the nail on the head in this song. While it isn”t exactly empowering, it does suggest getting rid of people who put a damper on our lives. It is also important to take into consideration the other side of this song. Love yourself, but not so much you rain on other people”s parades.
“Black Sheep” by Gin Wigmore
The New Zealand singer-songwriter isn”t well known to most of the American public, and she didn”t tour in the U.S. until 2013, however, her song “Black Sheep” is about standing out and not following what other people do. It is also about not just being a woman there to please and being OK with the idea that she isn”t perfect.
“Roar” by Chester See
Chester See”s cover of the Katy Perry hit is all A cappella, and all guys. This song is about staying in the fight and standing up for yourself, and it is super catchy and easy to sing along with. Listen to this in the morning, and a strut is sure to develop throughout the day.
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