Thursday, March 31, 2011

Songs For Self-Esteem: A Playlist

Update: As the list of songs has continued to grow - with new additions all the time - I've turned this post into its own page (see top left underneath blog header) here.

So!  After how many years since Ally McBeal, I've FINALLY decided on my theme song:

I think the other two songs I need to listen to on a daily basis are...


I mentioned my self-esteem playlist in Tuesday's post: I intended to have this up sooner, but I've been getting some great last-minute suggestions and working to make some final tweaks.  (I also want to get the songs together in a way that will allow me to share them with you if you'd like, but that's going to take more time/work.)  Please note that there is a very, VERY broad range of genres here, and that some of these songs are NSFW and/or kid-friendly.  Hell, some are downright corny!  However, they either speak to me, or to some of the amazing, helpful people who pitched in with AWESOME suggestions.  In no particular order (except maybe alphabetical depending on how my iPod chooses to arrange them), here we go!  (Songs in italics are not on the player.)

  1. A Woman's Worth - Alicia Keys
  2. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
  3. Anthem - Superchick
  4. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
  5. Back In The Saddle - Matraca Berg
  6. Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones
  7. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
  8. Beautiful - Social Code
  9. Believe - Suzy McNeil
  10. Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) - Mika
  11. Bitch - Meredith Brooks
  12. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  13. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
  14. Change - Wide Mouth Mason
  15. Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
  16. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
  17. Dreams - Gabrielle
  18. Extraordinary - Liz Phair
  19. Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple
  20. Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
  21. Fighter - Christina Aguilera
  22. Firework - Katy Perry
  23. Fuck You - Cee Lo Green
  24. Fuckin' Perfect - Pink
  25. Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
  26. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  27. Good Mother - Jann Arden
  28. Great Day To Be Alive - Travis Tritt
  29. Green Eyes - Coldplay
  30. Happier - A Fine Frenzy
  31. Happy - Brandi Carlile
  32. Happy - Leona Lewis
  33. Happy - The Rolling Stones
  34. Happy Girl - Martina McBride
  35. Hella Good - No Doubt
  36. I Am Body Beautiful - Salt 'n Pepa
  37. I Don't Care - Fall Out Boy
  38. I Feel Good - James Brown
  39. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  40. I Love Myself Today - Bif Naked
  41. I Will Survive - Cake
  42. I Won't Back Down - Pearl Jam
  43. I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston
  44. I'm Still Standing - Elton John
  45. Imperfection - Saving Jane
  46. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
  47. Just A Girl - No Doubt
  48. Just Fine - Mary J. Blige
  49. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  50. Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson
  51. Lost - Michael Bublé
  52. Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
  53. More Beautiful You - Johnny Diaz
  54. Most Girls - Pink
  55. My Body - Young The Giant
  56. OK It's Alright With Me - Eric Hutchinson
  57. Ooh Child - Beth Orton
  58. Perfect - Hedley
  59. Raise Your Glass - Pink
  60. Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
  61. Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
  62. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti
  63. Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
  64. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta
  65. Shake It Off - Jarvis Church
  66. She Is Beautiful - Andrew W.K.
  67. She Is Love - Parachute
  68. She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
  69. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
  70. She's a Rebel - Green Day
  71. She's Everything - Brad Paisley
  72. She Wants To Move - N.E.R.D.
  73. Shine - Anna Nalick
  74. Sing - My Chemical Romance
  75. Sing Your Heart Out - The Trews
  76. Smile - Lily Allen
  77. Smile - Wide Mouth Mason
  78. So Small - Carrie Underwood
  79. So What - Pink
  80. Stand In The Rain - Superchick
  81. Stronger - Britney Spears
  82. Stronger - Kanye West
  83. Sunshine - Matt Costa
  84. Superwoman - Alicia Keys
  85. Survivor - Destiny's Child
  86. The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
  87. The Climb - Miley Cyrus 
  88. The Littlest Birds - The Be Good Tanyas
  89. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
  90. The Story - Brandi Carlile
  91. The Way I Are - Timbaland
  92. This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride
  93. This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
  94. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
  95. True Colors - Glee Cast
  96. Unbreakable - Bon Jovi
  97. Unpretty - TLC
  98. Video - India.Arie
  99. We'll Be Alright - Travie McCoy
  100. Woman - Wolfmother
  101. Won't Back Down - Eminem feat. Pink
  102. You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) - Josh Groban
  103. You Gotta Be - Des'ree

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  1. I came in a little late to the party so anything I thought of I was convinced would already be on your list. And yes, I was right. My top one is Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars. It's a little cheesy but I like to listen to it when getting ready for the day, it makes me happy.

  2. That Pink video makes me bawl. For serious.

  3. Srsly. Can you just bundle all those up and send them to me? Most awesome playlist ever. EVAR!

  4. I love, love, love this. I probably could come up with a few more, but my main couple of songs are on the list. As I mentioned to you earlier, my best friend's five year sings along with "pretty, pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than, less than perfect" when the song is on in the car. THAT is the message I want her to carry with her forever.

    I also discovered Katy Perry's song 'Pearl' yesterday. It's pretty much amazing.

  5. thedaydreamingfoolJanuary 2, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    I`ve been listening to this for DAYS. Actually. It makes my good, so good.

  6. *waggles eyebrows* Rowr. ;p

  7. what about Gym Class Heroes: The Fighter ft. Ryan Tedder?

  8. Ooh, I'm not familiar with that one - will have to check it out! Thanks! :)

  9. Where is the best of the best of the best? R kelly- the world's greatest..every time i listen to that song i feel like the worlds greatest!


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