When it comes to Songs About Self, there is no limit to the artists who have written about this feeling. Here are 25 of the best ones.
From the album, Swimming, released on August 3, 2018
"Self Care" is a song by American rapper Mac Miller from his fifth studio album, Swimming (2018). The song was produced by Miller himself under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman, with additional production from D.A. Doman. It was released as the album's lead single on July 13, 2018. The song is a mid-tempo track with a slow, hypnotic beat. Miller's double-tracked vocals are Auto-Tuned throughout. The lyrics find Miller grappling with his demons and struggling to take care of himself. He references his past struggles, and reflects on how he has been able to stay sober and positive in recent years. The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised its production and Miller's vulnerability. It peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Miller's highest-charting single as a lead artist.
From the album, Smash, released on April 8, 1994
The song is about a person with low self-esteem who is struggling to find self-acceptance. The lyrics are critical of those who put others down in order to make themselves feel better. The song was produced by Brendan O'Brien and was released as a single in 1994. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
From the album, Selfies, released on October 14, 2022
"Selfies" is a song by Mexican singer Natanael Cano. It was released on May 10, 2019, through Cano's YouTube channel. The song was written by Cano and produced by Haze.
From the album, Blonde, released on August 20, 2016
"Self Control" is a song by Frank Ocean, released as a single on April 7, 2017. The song was written by Ocean and produced by Malay. "Self Control" is a slow, R&B ballad with elements of pop and soul. The song features a minimalist production, with Ocean's falsetto vocals being accompanied by a piano, strings, and light percussion. The song lyrically explores the theme of self-control, with Ocean singing about the struggles of maintaining a committed relationship.
From the album, GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions, released on January 13, 2017
The song "Selfish" by PnB Rock is about a man who is in a relationship with a woman who is always taking from him and never giving anything back. He is tired of always being the one who has to give, and he is tired of always being the one who is left behind. He is ready to move on and find someone who will actually appreciate him. The production details for this song are not available.
From the album, The New Abnormal, released on April 10, 2020
"Selfless" is a song by The Strokes, released as the second single from their sixth studio album, The New Abnormal. It was written by Julian Casablancas and produced by Rick Rubin. The song features a driving guitar riff over a steady beat, and features an anthemic chorus of Casablancas singing “I’m gonna be selfish, I’m gonna be selfless”. Lyrically, the song is about the idea of making a positive impact on the world, and the importance of taking responsibility for the environment. Musically, the song features a blend of classic rock and modern indie-rock.
From the album, Bootlegs And B-Sides, released on November 22, 1994
"Check Yo Self - Remix" is a hip-hop song by American rapper Ice Cube, featuring American rappers Das EFX. It was released on August 4, 1993 as a single from Ice Cube's third studio album, The Predator. The song was produced by DJ Muggs and was co-written by Ice Cube and Muggs. The song features a hard-hitting bass line, drums, and an infectious sample from the 1971 song "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" by The Iceman's Band. The lyrics focus on looking out for yourself and not letting others take advantage of you. Ice Cube and Das EFX boast about their skills and the consequences of messing with them. The "Check Yo Self - Remix" single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. It peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been sampled and sampled in various other songs.
From the album, Self Medicated, released on October 16, 2020
"Save Me" is a song by American rapper Jelly Roll, released on his album "The Big Sal Story" in 2018. The song is produced by Grammy-nominated producer DJ Burn One, and is a melodic rap ballad featuring soulful singing from Jelly Roll and melancholic piano and drums. The song is an emotional plea for help, with Jelly Roll expressing his feelings of being overwhelmed and lost in the world. The song conveys hope, with Jelly Roll ultimately asking for someone to save him from all the pain and darkness in his life.
From the album, Long Term Effects of SUFFERING, released on August 13, 2021
"If Self-Destruction Was an Olympic Event, I’d Be Tonya Harding" is a song by $uicideboy$, a hip-hop duo from New Orleans, Louisiana. It was released on their debut mixtape Kill Yourself Part I: The $uicide $aga in 2016. The song was produced by Getter and features dark, intense production and hard-hitting bars from both $crim and Ruby da Cherry. The lyrics explore themes of self-destruction, depression, and hopelessness, as well as the pain of living in a city filled with drugs and violence. The song also contains references to figure skater Tonya Harding, a former Olympic hopeful whose career was ruined after she was involved in a scandal.
From the album, Self Inflicted Scars, released on April 29, 2022
"Memory to Drown" is a song written and performed by singer-songwriter Bryan Martin. It was recorded in London, United Kingdom and produced by music producer Stephen Street. The track features lush, dreamy production with a driving rhythm and layered harmonies. Its lyrics explore themes of loss, heartbreak, and regret. The song was released in April 2021, and is the lead single off Martin's upcoming EP, due to be released later in 2021.
From the album, TRUE POWER, released on August 19, 2022
"Self-Destruction" is a song by American metalcore band I Prevail. It was released on January 3, 2020, as the fourth single from their second studio album Trauma, which was released on March 29, 2019. Produced by Tyler Smith and Nick Furlong, the song features heavy distorted guitars, melodic vocals, and a hard-hitting chorus. The lyrics detail the frustration of feeling like one's life is spiraling out of control and their attempts to cope with it. The video for the song features the band performing in a dark and smoky room as the members express their inner turmoil.
From the album, Self Esteem (Sped Up), released on October 5, 2022
"Self Esteem (Sped Up)" by Lambo4oe is a song about self-confidence. It encourages listeners to believe in themselves and to not give up even when faced with hardships. The song has a catchy beat and includes motivational lyrics such as "Don't let your past define you, you can be who you want to be." Production details: Producer: Lambo4oe Genre: Hip-hop/Rap Length: 3:09 Released: 2021
From the album, Self Talk, released on March 11, 2022
From the album, AI YoungBoy 2, released on October 11, 2019
From the album, Note to Self, released on March 11, 2022
From the album, Selfish, released on February 14, 2020
From the album, #SELFIE, released on January 1, 2014
From the album, Detroit Deli (A Taste Of Detroit), released on January 1, 2004
From the album, T R A P S O U L (Deluxe), released on September 25, 2020
From the album, Self Sabotage, released on May 3, 2022
From the album, PSYCHO, released on May 13, 2022
From the album, Free Spirit, released on April 5, 2019
From the album, Self Dysmorphia, released on November 18, 2022
From the album, closer to closure, released on May 26, 2022
From the album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, released on July 5, 2019