10 Awesome Songs about Narcissists
If you’ve ever been in a romantic relationship with a narcissist, raised, or worked with one, everything they did can never escape your mind. While therapists might advise you to leave, sometimes it isn’t an option. However, it would help if you had counseling or professional therapy to understand the rationale behind narcissism and heal your wounds for peace of mind. According to PsychCentral, narcissists have complicated mental problems, making them incapable of love. If you were once a victim or still are, seeking therapy can be your only way out to maintain your sanity. One of the best ways is to listen to songs depicting this topic. Here are ten awesome songs about narcissists.
10. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon (1972)
“You’re So Vain” is an R&B/soul song by Carly Simon, released in 1972. It took her 31 years to reveal the person she was talking about in her song. In her interview with People Magazine, she confessed that the song was about Warren Beatty, one of her ex-lovers in the 1970s. In the second verse, she says Beatty met her several years ago when she was naïve. She describes her lover as being full of himself. Ironically, Beatty called her up to thank her for the song after letting out the secret, which any narcissist full of himself would do.
9. “My Prerogative” by Britney Spears (2004)
Britney Spears is an American “princess of pop” who has had her fair share of narcissistic abuse from her father and sister. Before her family was placed on conservatorship for 13 years, she released various songs calling out everyone who wronged her. Her song “My Prerogative,” which she released in 2004, talks about people taking everything away from her, but they can never take away the truth. Most analysts argue that it could be about her life and media reaction to some of her decisions at the time, including her engagement and feud with Kevin Federline.
8. “Dreamdate Narcissist” by Ariel Pink (2017)
“Dreamdate Narcissist” is a song by Ariel Pink on his Dedicated to Bobby Jameson album. Pink calls himself a dream date narcissist despite showering an unknown lady with false love. It’s unclear how their date plays out, but you can bet Pink only wants to use her. According to ToneStart, artists like Pink like to pen music relating to their everyday life. Terming himself as one only means he is self-entitled.
7. “I’m Movin’ On” by Rascal Flatts (2001)
“I’m Moving On” is another fantastic track by the American country music group Rascal Flatts. The group released it for their self-titled debut album in 2001. The track talks about a man tired of his hometown experiences and can’t wait to start a life elsewhere. Some believe it could be about a bad relationship he was in, so leaving his narcissistic partner was the only way to get peace of mind. This track earned the group an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.
6. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift (2014)
“Boys only want love if it’s torture/Don’t say I didn’t warn ya:” these lyrics can be found in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” She released this song in 2014 to remind young people that narcissists live among them. The singer had a string of relationships with high-profile celebrities, tainting her “wholesome and down-to-earth girl next door image.” You can sense extra narcissism in this song because Ryan Adams covered it, and he’s a renowned narc.
5. “Narcissist” by Baby Queen (2021)
Bella Latham (Baby Queen) is a South-African-born singer based in London who sang “Narcissist” in 2021. The singer admits she’s a narcissist for accepting herself. She talks about cosmetic companies as hellbent on making you feel unpretty, so you spend money fixing your flaws. Somewhere along the line, she’s accepted her flaws and doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. The fantastic track from the now London-based singer is on her album, The Yearbook.
4. “Piece of Me” by Britney Spears (2007)
Everyone has the right to privacy and to live their lives without caring what anyone will say. However, this doesn’t seem to prevail in Britney Spears’s life. The paparazzi constantly monitor her movements when she leaves the studio, her home, or any public place. Her song “Piece of Me” gives you a sneak peek of how claustrophobic she’s felt since becoming famous. It seems everyone around her is selfish, so singing is her way of letting it all out.
3. “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” by Demi Lovato (2017)
“You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is Demi Lovato’s 2007 with mixed meanings. Some people argue that it was a breakup song. However, Lovato maintains that it is about abandoning her past self-destructive habit of drug addiction. She keeps saying that her old self doesn’t do it for her anymore. Whatever the case, anything tampering with your mental health, including mind-altering substances like drugs, can also relate to narcissism.
2. “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige (2001)
Like Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige has also had her share of drama. She was once in an abusive relationship that almost ended her singing career. Her song, “No More Drama,” reflects the steps she took to heal from the physical and emotional abuse her narcissistic lover put her through. All she’s saying is her life is drama-free, and she is living her best.
1. “Take a Bow” by Rihanna (2007)
“Take a Bow” is a song released by Rihanna in 2007. The song’s video starts with Rihanna asking her lover to leave as she’s done with his lies and manipulation. The song featured in her Good Girl Gone Bad album and was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.
According to Spinditty, narcissists always crave attention and are selfish. If you listen to the lyrics of these songs, you’ll notice words describing how narcissists behave. Unless you’re one, life is too short to be with a person who constantly makes you feel small. If leaving isn’t an option, better not play.