Are you planning on making a mixtape for that special little narcissist in your life? Or maybe, you have been called a narcissist one too many times and have finally decided to embrace it? For whatever reason, here you are- and we have got the perfect thing for you: 15 songs about narcissists 😊
We hope whatever purpose these are going to serve, that they serve well!
- Blank Space by Taylor Swift
- You’re so Vain by Carly Simon
- Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones
- My Way – Frank Sinatra
- Applause by Lady Gaga
- Me, Myself and I – De La Soul
- Narcissus by Alannis Morissette
- Fancy by Iggy Azalea
- I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
- Every Breath You Take – The Police
- Piece of Me – Britney Spears
- You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
- Liar – Rollins Band
- Father of Mine – Everclear
- Can’t Be Tamed – Miley Cyrus
Blank Space by Taylor Swift
|Official Music Video Link: Taylor Swift – Blank Space – YouTube|
|Music Video + Lyrics: Taylor Swift – Blank Space Lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Taylor Swift – Blank Space Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|“Blank Space,” the second single from Taylor Swift's 2014 album 1989, is still one of her biggest successes as of July 2020. As per Swift's 2014 presentation at the Grammys museum, the song was inspired by her therapeutic desire to communicate self-deprecating humor.|
Swift pulls no punches as she takes on the persona of a cruel, manipulative, selfish monster.
The song has lyrics that talk about narcissism with hidden meanings, such as:
Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things
Taylor mocks the media's portrayal of her as a naive, shallow girl who is nothing more than her gorgeous face. Words like “cherry lips” and “beautiful lies” show how she is perceived as a deceitful person with little substance other than her appearance.
You’re so Vain by Carly Simon
|Official Music Video Link: Carly Simon – You're So Vain – YouTube|
|Music Video + Lyrics: You're So Vain _ CARLY SIMON – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Carly Simon – You're So Vain Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|This song about an egotistical, spiteful, and self-centered partner was reported to be inspired by many men in Carly Simon's life. The meta song's lyrics bluntly criticized someone — most likely a lover — for being far too into himself.|
As the lyrics suggest,
You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you.
The chorus expresses that the person Simon is singing about is so self-centered that they believe she is singing about them.
Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones
|Live Video since there is no music video: The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb (Live) – OFFICIAL – YouTube|
|Official Lyric Video: The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics:The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|The phrase “under my thumb” signifies that the one delivering it has total authority over whomever or whatever is being referred to. In this situation, the person being alluded to is the singer's romantic interest.|
The song tells the story of a man breaking out from the grips of a woman who appeared to be controlling, even narcissistic, only to securely place her under his thumb with the force of a thousand ego-driven.
It has a lyrics such as:
Under my thumb
Her eyes are just kept to herself
Under my thumb
Well I, I can still look at someone else
When she's with him, she can't look at another man, but his eyes are free to wander.
My Way – Frank Sinatra
|Live Video: My Way – Frank Sinatra – YouTube|
|Lyric Video: Frank Sinatra, My Way, With Lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Frank Sinatra – My Way Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|The song “My Way” may be seen as a triumph of one's life and successes, victories over hardship, and steadfastness. Still, it can also be interpreted as highly selfish, arrogant, and, most importantly, rejecting the role that others play in our lives.|
The lyrics go as follows:
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
This implies that a guy can never question his ways or allow any criticism, good or bad, to permeate his thick skull. It's a gesture to a very particular and traditional idea of masculinity: the sort of man who is so self-assured in his unwavering righteousness that he has no interest in considering anybody else.
Applause by Lady Gaga
|Official Music Video: Lady Gaga – Applause (Official Music Video) – YouTube|
|Lyric Video: Lady Gaga – Applause LYRICS – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Lady Gaga – Applause Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|I live for the applause, applause, applause|
It speaks about oneself, as expressed explicitly. On the other hand, Lady Gaga only wants you to feel good about yourself, which is why she composed the song.
Applause” was inspired by her fans' cheering, which managed to keep her inspired during the days she toured with the Born This Way Ball in pain before canceling it due to a hip injury and pays tribute to the art of performance. It is about how Lady Gaga lives to perform.
Me, Myself and I – De La Soul
|Official Music Video: De La Soul – Me Myself And I – YouTube|
|Lyric Video:De La Soul – Me, Myself & I (Lyrics/Lyric Video) – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: De La Soul – Me, Myself And I Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|“Me, Myself, and I” is based on a philosophy known as “rugged individualism” by some. Defined is when a person believes they can accomplish everything on their own. The song responds to those who criticize the group for their hippie image, saying, |
“You say Plug One and Two are hippies”
“No we're not, that's pure plug bull.”
“Me, Myself, and I” is the group's effort to convince the audience that they are not “try-hards” or primarily concerned with their image rather than their music.
Narcissus by Alannis Morissette
|Official Music Video: Narcissus – YouTube|
|Lyric Video:Alanis Morissette Narcissus lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Alanis Morissette – Narcissus Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|The word “narcissus boy” refers to Narcissus, a figure in Greek mythology. His name is the source of the English term “narcissistic.” This song expresses the murmured ideas that many people would want to say to one of these guys. |
It discusses the guys who are so full of themselves that they change girlfriends every week.
Dear narcissus boy, I know you've never really apologized for anything
I know you've never really taken responsibility
Fancy by Iggy Azalea
|Official Music Video: Iggy Azalea – Fancy ft. Charli XCX (Official Music Video) – YouTube|
|Lyric Video:Iggy Azalea – Fancy (Lyrics) [feat. Charli XCX] “I'm so Fancy, you already Know” – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Iggy Azalea – Fancy Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|I'm so fancy, can't you taste this gold?|
Not only is gold a valuable metal used to make lavish jewelry, which we're sure the hip-hop ladies have enough of, but it's also a sign of their worth in the music business, as they flaunt their untouchable position.
The song is about fame, which is the ultimate ‘self-compliment.' Iggy boasts about how attractive and expensive she is and how she ignores haters.
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
|Official Music Video:Right Said Fred – I'm Too Sexy (Original Mix – 2006 Version) – YouTube|
|Lyric Video: I'm Too Sexy with Lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Right Said Fred – I'm Too Sexy Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|I'm too sexy for my love|
Too sexy for my love
Love's going to leave me
Richard Fairbrass stripped naked and began singing “I'm too hot for my shirt,” mocking the gym's egotistical culture. It all started when bassist Richard Fairbrass spotted himself in the mirror and believed he was too “thin and round-shouldered,” prompting him to join a gym that he and fellow bandmate (and brother) Fred would eventually co-manage.
Every Breath You Take – The Police
|Official Music Video Link: The Police – Every Breath You Take (Official Video) – YouTube|
|Music Video + Lyrics: The Police Every Breath You Take (Lyrics) – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: The Police – Every Breath You Take Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|Although the song's music and tempo are pleasant, the words are somewhat troubling since they depict ownership, surveillance, and maybe jealousy. The lyrics' music carries no indication of violence, and the beat gets you tapping your toes. Until you hear the words, that is.|
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you.
Piece of Me – Britney Spears
|Official Music Video Link: Britney Spears – Piece Of Me – YouTube|
|Music Video + Lyrics: Britney Spears- Piece of me lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Britney Spears – Piece Of Me Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|I'm still an exceptional earner|
You want a piece of me?
Britanny became a sexual icon early in her career, with the media praising her physique but later judging her as fat. The singer was also heavily condemned for her wild, youthful activities, which surfaced following the birth of her first child and her divorce from Kevin Federline in 2006.
‘Piece of Me' slams the media, particularly the paparazzi, for the harassment Britney has faced as a pop princess.
You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
|Official Music Video Link: Lesley Gore – You Don't Own Me (HD) – YouTube|
|Lyrics Video: Lesley Gore – You Don't Own Me – 1963 – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Lesley Gore – You Don't Own Me Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
You don't own me
In this song, Lesley Gore continues her message of female strength by defying the man who seeks to limit her life to his demands.
I'm free, and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please
Lesley states that she's “free to live her life the way she wants,” defying 1960s notions that demanded women submit to men and center their lives around them.
Liar – Rollins Band
|Official Music Video Link: Henry Rollins – Liar – Higher Quality – YouTube|
|Lyrics Video: Henry Rollins Liar lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Henry Rollins – Liar Lyrics | Lyrics.com|
|This is one of the songs told from the point of view of a narcissist. Because of his own anger issues, the man in question preys on women by lying to them and eventually harming them. The lyrics are spoken word, but the chorus is explosively dramatic, revealing the narrator's many faces and unpredictable emotions.|
Father of Mine – Everclear
|Official Music Video Link: Everclear – Father Of Mine (Official Video) – YouTube|
|Lyrics Video: Everclear – Father of Mine Lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Everclear – Father Of Mine Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|Father of mine|
Tell me, how do you sleep?
With the children you abandoned
And the wife I saw you beat
This song is autobiographical since lead vocalist Art Alexakis' father abandoned his family when he was a child. Art's grief stems not just from how he was left but also from how the abandonment ruined the entire family.
Can’t Be Tamed – Miley Cyrus
|Official Music Video Link: Miley Cyrus – Can't Be Tamed (Official Video) – YouTube|
|Lyrics Video: Can't Be Tamed – Miley Cyrus Lyrics – YouTube|
|Link to Lyrics: Everclear – Father Of Mine Lyrics | AZLyrics.com|
|For those who don't know me, I can get a bit crazy|
Have to get my way, yep
24 hours a day, 'cause I'm hot like that
Although this lyric has a strong sexual undertone, her craziness derives from the fact that she “has to get her way.”
This song is Miley's first effort to remove herself from her Hannah Montana image. “Can't Be Tamed” was defined by Hollywood Records as “a self-empowering song in which Miley insists that she must be genuine to herself in relationships.”