5 Inspiring Songs That Battle Bullying

#5. “Mean Girls” by Rachel Crow

“Mean Girls” is a pop song that was released in 2012. Crow’s message is simple, there are mean girls at every school. We know them all too well, and most of us have had an experience with one.

I won't let it get to me no more
I don't wanna feel this way
I can't believe I let it go so far
No no, it's not okay
   from "Mean Girls"

This song is about shaking it off and disregarding the queens of the school. In 5 or 10 years, it won’t matter.

#4. “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Willis

The ‘90s were a great time for music, whether you were blasting Nirvana or Deana Carter. In 1998, Mark Willis gave us “Don’t Laugh At Me”. This song was released in a time when most people thought of glasses and braces whenever bullying was the topic of conversation. It was a vastly different time, but, the message remains. Bullying is one of the most talked about issues today. This song still has a lot to teach to its listeners.

#3. “Stole” by Kelly Rowland

Upon listening to by Kelly Rowland’s Stole”, one might think it to be a recent song because of the message that it delivers. Released in 2002, the song very much applies to the world we live in today.

One kid with the promise
The brightest kid in school, he's not a fool
Reading books 'bout science and smart stuff
It's not enough, no
'Cause smart don't make you cool
   from "Stole"

Bullying can result in depression and suicide. Sometimes people forget that words can cut deep, and the wounds can last forever.

#2. “Bully” by Shinedown

“Bully” by Shinedown is more blunt and rough with its messages concerning bullying. Essentially, if you’re a bully, that’s all you’ll be remembered for, and all of your actions have consequences.

It’s easy for people to forget what bullying can do to a person; harsh words can lead someone down a destructive path. The song also has positive points, which include the importance of standing up for yourself, and it reminds us all that we’re not alone. “Bully” was released in 2012, and it was received well. It was placed on the US Billboard Hot 100, and a version of the song was created for the 2012 football season for the Ohio State University marching and athletic bands.

#1. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

If there’s one song everyone should listen to, it’s ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. This song was released in 2002, and it achieved international success. The song touches on issues concerning gender, sexuality, and self-image. Many of us are painfully aware of the backlash people experience when they decide to stray from the norm; this song delves into that. One of the many questions it leaves listeners with is, “What makes a person beautiful?”

I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring me down
   from "Beautiful"

Beauty is subjective, like everything else. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder; it can be found in many different forms.

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