Songs to Invoke Identity 2
Performed by Christina Aguilera
"Beautiful" is a song recorded by Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, "Stripped" (2002). Lyrically, it discusses inner beauty, as well as self-esteem and insecurity issues. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Performed by TLC
"Unpretty" is a song by TLC. It was produced by Dallas Austin and co-written by Austin and TLC member T-Boz. Austin helped Watkins adapt the poem into an empowering song for their female fan base to overcome feelings of physical inadequacy.
Performed by Matchbox Twenty
"Unwell" is a song by Matchbox Twenty. It was released in April 2003 as the second single from their third album, "More Than You Think You Are". The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal".
Performed by Barry Lyon featuring William Goldstein
"Who I am Inside" is a track performed by Barry Lyon featuring William Goldstein. After meeting Maya Angelou, Lyon was inspired to write something positive about his amazing experience, and brought his idea to Goldstein.
Performed by Janet Jackson
"Special" is a track by by American recording artist Janet Jackson, from her sixth studio album, "The Velvet Rope".
Performed by Lorde
"Royals" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde from her debut extended play album, "The Love Club EP" (2012). It was later included on her debut studio album, "Pure Heroine" (2013). As of November 2014, the single has sold 10 million copies worldwide.
Performed by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
"We Are Young" is a song recorded by American band Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe, for their second studio album, "Some Nights" (2012). It was released on September 20, 2011, as the lead single from "Some Nights".
Performed by Elton John
"Candle in the Wind" is a threnody song with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier.
Performed by New Edition
"Boys to Men" is a track by American R&B/pop group New Edition, from their fifth studio album, "Heart Break".