Not feeling your best? We’re hoping to remedy that with PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful playlist, highlighting songs that are bound to lift you up following a less-than-stellar day.
Some tunes are romantic, while others promote self-love and body confidence. While there are differences, all these songs share one thing in common: They will leave you feeling happy — and what’s more beautiful than that?
“Flawless” — Beyoncé
Because it would be a downright travesty not to include Queen Bey. Besides, this jam gets us to dramatically flip our hair any time, any place.
“Feeling Myself” — Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé
Remedy for a bad day: Go to your room, blast “Feeling Myself” and channel your inner Nicki and Bey.
“Stronger” — Britney Spears
Old-school Britney makes us want to sing along really, really loudly every single time — and that feeling is only amplified whenever “Stronger” comes on.
“Who You Are” — Jessie J
Lyric to live by: “Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars”
“Crooked Smile” — J. Cole ft. TLC
Spoiler alert: You may or may not tear up while listening to J. Cole’s poignant verses. A snippet: “No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on.”
“Try” — Colbie Caillat
We’re equally empowered by Caillat’s confidence-boosting words and by the fact that she totally strips down to a bare-faced, hair extension-free Colbie by the end of the video.
“What Makes You Beautiful” — One Direction
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t used to visualize ourselves being serenaded by Harry/Liam/Zayn/Niall/Louis. Sigh.
“Dangerous Woman” — Ariana Grande
Truth: It’s the kind of song that can make anyone feel sexy.
“You & I (Nobody in the World)” — John Legend
Chrissy Teigen, Laverne Cox and a slew of real women star in Legend’s tear-jerker video for “You & I (Nobody in the World),” which explores beauty in all different forms.
“Independent Woman” — Destiny’s Child
In case you needed proof that Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are absolute queens.
“Confident” — Demi Lovato
Is there really anything wrong with being confident? Not according to Lovato. Listen for the catchy, feel-good music, stay for the badass storyline.
“Good As Hell” — Lizzy
As one PEOPLE staffer puts it: “It’s an anthem about being your best self, loving yourself and taking care of yourself, and when you listen to it, you do feel good as hell.”
“Secrets” — Mary Lambert
Excuse us while we recite Lambert’s words in front of the mirror every morning for eternity: “I love my butt and won’t shut up.”
“Good Life” — One Republic
Because life should be celebrated.
“Sweet Disposition” — Temper Trap
Try listening without singing along. We dare you.
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” — Shania Twain
And my oh my, it feels so, so good to be a woman.
“Beautiful” — Christina Aguilera
Did you really think we’d make a Most Beautiful playlist and not include this one?