That’s what makes you beautiful: 15 songs about loving yourself

You should go and love yourself, you say, Justin Bieber? Well, don’t mind if we do. Everyone needs a cheeky ego boost every now and again. Maybe school is bringing you down. Maybe your friends have been a bit rubbish. That guy hasn’t called you back. Well, screw the world, you’re perfect just the way you are! Here are 15 songs which prove it:

1) One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’

Best lyric: “Baby you light up my world like nobody else”

2) Taylor Swift – ‘ Shake It Off’

Best lyric: “Just think while you’ve been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world you could’ve been getting down to this sick beat”

3) Selena Gomez – ‘Who Says’

Best lyric: “I’m no beauty queen. I’m just beautiful me”

4) Jessie J – ‘Who You Are’

Best lyric: “Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart. Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising. Just be true to who you are”

5) Mike Posner – ‘Be As You Are’ (Jordan XL Remix)

Best lyric: “Life is not always a comfortable ride. Everybody’s got scars that they hide”

6) Lady GaGa – ‘Born this Way’

Best lyric: “I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes”

7) Bruno Mars – ‘Just the Way You Are

Best lyric: “If perfect’s what you’re searching for then just stay the same”

8) Phoebe Ryan – ‘Mine’

Best lyric: “I found gold in the wreckage, put it on a necklace, keeping it ’cause I, I know that it’s mine”

9) Hailee Steinfield – ‘Love Myself’

Best lyric: “I’m gonna put my body first and love me so hard ’til it hurts”

10) Katy Perry – ‘Firework’

Best lyric: “You don’t have to feel like a waste of space. You’re original, cannot be replaced”

11) Ke$ha – ‘We R Who We R’

Best lyric: “We’re sellin’ our clothes, sleepin’ in cars, dressin’ it down, hittin’ on dudes (HARD!)”

12) Little Mix – ‘Wings’

Best lyric: “Mama told me not to waste my life. She said spread your wings my little butterfly”

13) Meghan Trainor – ‘All About that Bass’

Best lyric: “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

14) Jess Glynne – ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’

Best lyric: “Everyone trips, everyone falls so don’t be so hard on yourself, no”

15) Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’

Best lyric: “I’m gonna climb on top your ivory tower. I’ll hold your hand and then we’ll jump right out”

Now go forth and love yourselves. Hope our list inspired you to do great things. If so, let us know @maximumpop.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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