I’m sick of love songs. Specifically, love songs about other people. Where’s all the glorious self-love?!
Well, some of it is right here on this page, in the form of another wildly eclectic Weekly Playlist To. These tracks will sing your praises, emphasizing the truth we all know but hate to admit-- that all you need is you. This thirty-minute mix is dedicated to everyone who knows that they are enough as they are, and to those who needed reminding (namely, everyone else).
Listen to the full playlist here.
1.The World Should Revolve Around Me – Little Jackie Little Jackie is one of the best artists to listen to when you’re feeling down. She’s confident yet self-deprecating, deeply meaningful yet hilarious. So, everything that I want to be when I grow up.
There’s only one me in the galaxy
I am an endangered species
This kind of flower don’t grown on Earth
Just lettin’ you know, for what it’s worth
2.I Like Giants – Kimya Dawson This song is rife with body positivity and mindfulness. If you’re like me and find meditation to be an activity that causes more anxiety, Kimya Dawson’s track is a great alternative.
I’m smaller than a poppy seed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole
So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
3.Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande Who doesn’t want to feel dangerous every once in a while? Ariana Grande combines power and femininity here in a way that I really appreciate. "Girly" does not always equate to weak innocence, just as "masculine" does not always equate to formidable dominance.
Don’t need permission
Made my decision to test my limits
‘Cause it’s my business, God as my witness
Start what I finished
Don’t need no hold up
Taking control of this kind of moment
I’m locked and loaded
Completely focused, my mind is open
4.Brass in Pocket – Pretenders If you’re not convinced that this song will make you feel good about yourself, watch this video of Scarlett Johansson doing the karaoke version in Lost in Translation. You can totally do that, and be just as hot. Easily.
‘Cause I’m gonna make you see
There’s nobody else here, no one like me
I’m special, so special
I gotta have some of your attention
5.Kanye – The Chainsmokes, sirenXX I’m one of the few individuals in modern society who genuinely loves Kanye West. This song exemplifies why: he doesn’t care what anyone thinks, he does what he wants, and he loves himself more than anyone else in the past century has.
One day I’ll stand with a crown on my head
Like a God, yeah, like a God
With every step, no, I won’t second-guess what I want
I wanna be like Kanye
I’ll be the king of me always
Do what I want and have it my way
All day, like Kanye
6.She’s So High – Tal Bachman Celebrating yourself never means putting down other women. Rather, it involves being appreciative of all that you’ve got, and of all of the good that other women have, too, and not comparing yourself to them or being judgmental of yourself for being different.
She’s blood, flesh, and bone, no tucks or silicone
She’s touch, smell, taste, and sound…
‘Cause she’s so high, high above me, she’s so lovely
She’s so high, like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
She’s so high, high above me
7.Ego – Beyoncé Beyoncé is incredible. This is a well-known fact. She doesn’t let anyone diminish her power and she doesn’t feel bad that she’s so awesome, so why should anyone else?
Some women were made
But me, myself?
I like to think that I was created
For a special purpose
What’s more special than you?
You feel me?
8.No Scrubs – TLC You know what has literally nothing to do with your self-worth? Boys. Or, more specifically, scrubs. But not even boys who aren’t scrubs. Basically, no other person determines your self-worth, but especially not boys.
I don’t want your number (no)
I don’t want to give you mine and (no)
I don’t want to meet you nowhere (no)
I don’t want none of your time (no)
9.Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes Finishing the playlist off, this sultry single wants you to know just how much you are a movie star. And, you better believe it, 'cause you are a movie star.
She’s precocious, and she knows
Just what it takes to make a pro blush
She’s got Greta Garbo’s standoff sighs,
She’s got Bette Davis eyes
Again, the mix can be found here.
Happy feelin’ yourself.
Student. Writer. Everything-o-phile.