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Whether you struggle with issues of perfectionism, gain the perfect love relationship, or accept your own perfect imperfections as authentically human, do a playlist around the journey to it is in flawless.

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The best Songs around Perfection

Hold on v those unrealistically high standards and crucial judgments. If you're striving for perfection, I have disappointing news. First, you'll never obtain there. Second, there's a good chance you'll do yourself noble (yes, literally) and unhappy.


Instead the perfection, perhaps rather strive for a an individual best, excellence, or discovering . . . Unless you're mine surgeon. Then, I'd like you to pond perfection prefer you're gymnast mary Lou Retton in the 1984 Olympics.

Flawlessness might seem alluring, but it's ours scars that tell ours stories—the physical and emotional wounds the tell of struggles won and lost as well as ongoing battles. Over there is beauty, beauty in the imperfect for those v the perspective to evaluate it.

Perhaps you struggle with the pester of perfectionism, or you believe you've uncovered the perfect love relationship. Maybe you've adopted your flaws as what provides you authentically unique. Whatever the case, do a "Perfect Playlist" the pop, rock, and country songs about perfection and struggling through the drive to be perfect. We have a lengthy list to start you off.


1. "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

Love tenderly permits one come look past human imperfections and also instead check out flawless beauty. In this 2017 pop song, a young guy is enthralled through the girl he first fell in love with years ago.


As they run underneath the sky, she expresses embarrassment over looking like a mess. Through the lens that love, however, he speak his life partner that she looks perfect.


2. "Dollhouse" by Melanie Martinez

The narrator in this alt-rock tune from 2014 gives a sarcastic comment on dysfunctional families. They hide your troublesome habits behind picture-perfect windy personas. Explain "I see things that nobody else sees," she notes the they go with life like plastic dolls, posing inauthentically so the others can't check out their shortcomings.


3. "She Looks therefore Perfect" by 5 secs of Summer

The young male in this 2014 pop tune considers how perfect his lover is. He records a glimpse of her wearing his American Apparel underwear, she skinny jeans strewn upon the floor. Young and in love, the daydreams around the possibility of marriage.


4. "Perfect World" by Kodaline

One friend tries to carry out another some support in this rock song from 2013 through letting him know that that shouldn't take it disappointments also hard. He remarks the in a perfect world, the wouldn't need to be this way. Don't be so difficult on yourself.


5. "Perfect Two" by Auburn

In this attractive 2011 absent ditty, a young mrs playfully lets her love interest recognize that together they have the right to make the perfect pair. She has so plenty of cute means to describe all the methods that castle can complete each other. Seriously, how can he refuse?

6. "F*ckin Perfect" by Pink

If the little voice in her head is a an unfavorable Nellie, it's time come shut she down. We are each, many importantly, the product that the messages us tell ourselves, for this reason make certain those message are confident ones.


According come this 2010 popular music song, us all struggle with negative decisions, an individual demons, and judgment. You're no the only human being who has actually made mistakes, so stop beating you yourself up. There's no reason to anxiety yourself the end with pressure to conform come some difficult standard that perfection, so prevent that best now. You're perfectly fine as you are.


7. "Perfect" by subject & allied Brooke

When you discover a male or girl who's a "keeper," then avoid looking.

The girl in this pop tune from 2018 has found a companion who not only accepts her just as she is but also embraces she uniqueness:

There's constantly gonna be somebody smarterSomeone prettier who works a small harderSomeone that ain't fear to take it it fartherAnd every time i feel choose I ain't yes, really worth itThen you to speak I'm perfect.

Ally Brooke is a previous member the the American all-girl group, fifth Harmony, which walk on unknown hiatus in 2018 together its members pursued individual career paths.


8. "Perfect" by straightforward Plan

In this 2003 pop song, a son is crestfallen with his father's not say of his life choices. That acknowledges that he'll never have the ability to meet the high expectations the his dad has set for him. Nobody is perfect. His dad had actually been his hero, and also he looks for his approval the most. Some words can't be retracted, however. Watch your own words, specifically around those girlfriend love.


9. "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé

After a life time of receiving messages that beauty is all the matters, the attractive young narrator in this 2014 pop track comes to critical conclusion: all the dieting, plastic smiles, and denial in the world can't aid you as soon as your spirit is broken.

Her mother urges her come "pageant the pain away," but doing so makes her miserable. Understanding that perfection is unattainable, she asks rhetorically even if it is you are happy with yourself in moment of reflection and solitude.


10. "Perfect" Anne-Marie

The lady in this optimistic 2018 pop song knows what perfect is, and also she's totally okay with never ever achieving it. Are you?


She owns her imperfections virtually too well, listing them together the following:

poor eat habitsnever wearing makeupaccepting her bodydisliking an intricate clothes andnot thinking before speaking.

11. "Perfect Love" by Trisha Yearwood

In this cheerful country song native 1997, the narrator is practically giddy around how perfect she love is. She and her love husband don't live exciting lives however instead simply enjoy being together, sharing their everyday lives.


12. "Perfect" through Hedley

When you do a wrong in a love relationship, you have the right to either acknowledge your wrongdoing or shot to lie your means through it. The male in this 2010 pop track takes duty for his missteps and also commits to being a much better man. Fearful the his companion will leave him, he shares his emotionally vulnerability:

I'm not perfect, but I save trying'Cause that's what I stated I would do from the startI'm no alive if I'm lonely, so please don't leaveWas that something I said or simply my personality?

13. "Perfect Illusion" through Lady Gaga

Hindsight is constantly 20/20, and for the woman in this danceable 2016 rock number she failed romantic relationship currently makes perfect sense. Although that seemed favor love in ~ the time, in retrospect, it was a mistake, a perfect illusion. Caught up in the ecstasy and also emotion of the moment, your attraction was a crush or mere physical chemistry.


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"I am cautious not to confuse excellence v perfection. Excellence I have the right to reach for; perfection is God's business." - Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor

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14. "Scars to your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara

Not anyone knows that they are an excellent enough the method they are. Some people push under their pain and also strive instead for perfection.

In a world with impossible, photoshopped standards of beauty, this 2015 pop song supplies empathy come those who have turned to self-harm or eating disorders. The narrator stresses being authentically, beautifully you, flaws and all:

And there's a hope that's waiting for girlfriend in the darkYou should know you're beautiful just the method you areAnd you don't have actually to readjust a thing, the world could adjust its heartNo scars to her beautiful, we're stars, and we're beautiful.


15. "Who Says" by Selena Gomez & The scene

Is the tiny voice in her head a naysayer? does it talk you down, mentioning all her imperfections? This sassy 2011 popular music number uses some significant pushback to every those things you probably just assume are true.


The tune's narrator questions the presumptions you hold true by questioning "Who says?" because that example, who says ... ?


you're no star potentialyou're no presidentialyou can't be in moviesyou can't it is in the bestyou're the just one that's hurtingyou're no perfectyou're no worth it.

16. "Upgrade U" by Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z)

Queen Bey and also her dude-for-life, Jay-Z, placed their complete chemistry on display in this 2006 hip-hop number. In the song, a confident and successful woman tells her partner that she deserve to upgrade him. She offers him a variety of luxuries. Asking how she's going to enhance on perfect ("How you gon' update me; what's greater than number one?"), the teases back.


17. "Perfect" through One Direction

He may look choose Prince Charming, yet Mama wouldn't provide of this poor boy. The male in this 2015 ditty insurance claims to it is in perfect in ~ hookups and stirring up trouble. (At the very least he's honest, right?)

The narrator advises the girl he's do the efforts to pick up that he might not be the romantic, long-term boyfriend that she has her sights on. He's no good at keeping promises and doesn't fool v bringing girl flowers. However, he boasts the he excels in ~ making trouble in hotel rooms, secret rendezvous, and serving as a muse because that breakup songs. (Some say that this track is take care of Styles' shout the end to his ex, Taylor Swift.)


18. "Imperfect is the brand-new Perfect" by Caitlin Crosby

Tired of do the efforts to attain an unattainable, perfect standard of beauty, the young woman in this pop track from 2009 has chose to adopt her imperfection and also be herself. She is identified to dance and also shake she curves, also if that means she won't fit in. Imperfect, she decides, is the new perfect.


19. "Perfect for You" through Rachel Platten

In this 2017 pop song, the narrator's lover doesn't truly accept her together she is and can just take her in little doses. (Why is she with this guy?) She acknowledges that she is failure -- jealous, dramatic, and also wears she emotions on her sleeves. However, she's done through trying to be perfect, trying come jump v hoops to be something she's not simply to please him. Ultimately, she pleads, "Love me or leaving me alone."

20. "Perfect" by Alanis Morissette

Ah, perfectionism. Achive more. You're never ever quite good enough. If you thrived up through high parental expectations and also love the was conditional, you'll identify a most the lines in this 1995 absent song. It's a sarcastic albeit heartbreaking comment on the unrealistic expectations that parents placed on their children:

If you're flawless, climate you'll success my loveDon't forget come win first placeYou've obtained to measure upI'm doing this for your very own damn goodYou'll consist of for what ns blew

Just remember: you execute YOU. Girlfriend can't carry out "perfect" or live someone else's dreams.


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"Perfection is not attainable, but if we follow perfection us can record excellence." - Vince Lombardi, American football player and also coach

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Know a song about being perfect or struggling through perfectionism that should be ~ above this playlist? Leave united state a pointer in the Comment ar below.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Perfect

Smashing Pumpkins

1998

22. Perfect

Darius Rucker

2015

23. Imperfection

Evanescence

2017

24. Perfect Life

Moby

2013

25. Perfect World

Huey Lewis & The News

1988

26. Sweet Perfection

Never scream Never

2010

27. Perfection

Cher

1987

28. Perfect Match

Dev

2011

29. Nobody's Perfect

Jessie J

2011

30. Perfect

Tyler, The Creator (featuring Kali Uchis & Austin Feinstein)

2015

31. Perfect

Why Don't We

2017

32. Perfect Storm

Brad Paisley

2014

33. Crack in Mr. Perfect

Ne-Yo

2012

34. Perfect

Fairground Attraction

1988

35. Perfect

All 4 One

2009

36. The Perfect Drug

Nine inch Nails

1997

37. Perfect

Flyleaf

2009

38. Nobody's Perfect

Hannah Montana

2007

39. Perfect

Selena Gomez

2015

40. Never an excellent Enough

Rachel Ferguson

2008

41. Perfection

twoloud & Qulinez

2015

42. Perfect World

Simple Plan

2004

43. Perfect

Sara Evans

2003

44. Flawless

MercyMe

2014

45. Flawless

Dorothy

2018

46. That Don't admire Me Much

Shania Twain

1997

47. I'm no Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)

Grace Jones

1986

48. Imperfection

Saving Jane

2005

49. Numb

Linkin Park

2003

50. Intentions

Justin Beiber (featuring Quavo)

2020


Questions & Answers

Question: What group has the lyrics in your song, "You're not perfect, yet just perfect because that me?"


Answer: The song you desire is called "Perfect" (2009) by All-4-One. Right here is the YouTube link and also lyric excerpts through that quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi4Vbx5VTYM

I, i am not perfect yet baby I'm perfect for you

'Cause every job you call me the it's true

And I, I understand you're no perfect, yet baby you're perfect for me

You're perfect for me, you're perfect because that me, yeah.

Question: i beg your pardon song has actually the lyrics, "I love you simply the means that friend are, mine love"?

Answer: Although no a 100% lyrics match, the song I think you're introduce to is Billy Joel's 1977 hit, "Just the method You Are." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaA3YZ6QdJU

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) native USA on September 06, 2018:


Ann - thank you for the kind compliment. It's so an excellent to have actually you earlier on HP. I review in your article that you moved, so the would definitely keep a human busy. Mine husband keeps bugging me about moving but I don't choose the believed of packing everything, to buy or building, and also redecorating. Plus, i don't have much of a problem around where ns live now! i hope your brand-new home is simply perfect.


Ann Carr native SW England top top September 06, 2018:

I know just a few of these. I'm amazed in ~ how countless there are, as is regularly the case with her compilations! Your research study is soooo good.

I like the Fairground Attraction 'Perfect' and Shania Twain's 'That Don't admire Me Much'. I like Ed Sheeran yet I can't remember that one.

Thanks because that entertaining us as soon as more; i look forward to your songs about.... (everything!).

Ann

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on respectable 29, 2018:

Wow, Mona, that would certainly take hours! You space really special for trying. Many thanks for preventing by. Have actually a perfect week.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on respectable 28, 2018:


I actually tried to hear to every song here, grow Anyway. But the list is therefore long. Still, i am grateful that you presented me to a whole lot of brand-new music:)

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on respectable 25, 2018:

Nithya - thank you for stopping by! Wishing friend a perfect wonderful weekend!

Nithya Venkat indigenous Dubai on august 25, 2018:


A good selection the songs. Striving for perfection need to not do our lives miserable.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 25, 2018:

Devika - thanks for preventing by and also leaving the comment. Hope you're act well.

DDE on august 25, 2018:

Peopke dont have actually perfection. Nature is perfect and also just beautiful.

FlourishAnyway (author) native USA on august 23, 2018:

Chris - I appreciate the compliment. A lot of of people are in your shoes through being satisfied with themselves as they are. Wishing friend a perfect weekend.


Krzysztof Willman indigenous Parlin, new Jersey on respectable 23, 2018:

Really motivating playlist and also opening, personally it has taken me a lengthy time to it is in happy through myself and also accept the flaws. Great mix of modern, contemporary songs as well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 22, 2018:

Jo, thanks so much. I appreciate your kindness. Have actually a perfect week. It's rain a bunch here. I hope you're no soaked.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on august 22, 2018:


A perfect list. You never disappoint.

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on august 20, 2018:

Frances - i agree with you. I wish I had actually had a music teacher favor you. Once I play the flute in center school, what utterly damaged it for me was achieving first chair beforehand on. Over there was focus on competition. I had actually practiced and was yes, really enjoying the music and also sense that accomplishment. I was therefore excited the my mother let me contact my dad at occupational to tell him. He expressed his congratulations and pride then stated that the hard component was front -- maintaining an initial chair, together everyone would certainly be trying to knock me the end of very first place. I made decision I didn't want the stress. Ns did what I necessary to carry out to do an A however gave up on music. I stayed in band class through the end of center school then sought something else.


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:

Dora - The drive for perfection deserve to be really destructive and is linked with depression, anxiety, suicide, dichotomous reasoning (all or naught or black vs. White thinking), eating disorders, chronic pain syndromes, irritable bowel disease, heart disease, asthma, migraines, social anxiety, etc. There room some upsides, too, however wow. We're often an extremely hard ~ above ourselves.

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on respectable 20, 2018:


Louise - thank you for preventing by and commenting. Expect you're having a perfect week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:

Heidi - I've always had high personal standards, too. I tend to be difficult driving on both myself and people on my team, but only for things that seem to really matter. A many things don't and I offer them a lick and a promise and also call it good. Many thanks for the song addition!

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on august 20, 2018:

Larry - I've missed see you around. I've newly taken my daughter to college and also now have actually an north nest. Hope you're doing okay and will uncover some time to write.


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on respectable 20, 2018:

Linda - I appreciate you reading. Have actually a exorbitant week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) native USA on august 20, 2018:

Genna - That's the way I answer too. I discover it fascinating the nature deserve to boil down to mathematics. If that's not perfect, ns don't recognize what is!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:


Clive - say thanks to you! have actually a an excellent week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:

Yves - Isn't the perfect when someone who loves friend looks in ~ you at just sees the good, like Ed Sheeran walk in that song? it is sappy however sweet. Wishing friend a perfectly wonderful week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:

Linda - the Brad Pitt is around as perfect together it gets. Mighty fine, if you recognize what i mean, although I do hear the his grooming actions are much less than desirable. Even the pretty guys aren't perfect, i guess. Many thanks for the song addition! have actually a perfectly lovely mainly ahead.


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 20, 2018:

Peggy - trying to be perfect certain puts a many stress on people. It's much better to shot for an ext reasonable goals. Many thanks for weighing in.

FlourishAnyway (author) native USA on august 20, 2018:

Liz - give thanks to you for avoiding by. Hoping your week is perfect.

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on august 20, 2018:

Bill - None? Well, ns guess you have actually a bunch of brand-new music to discover! thanks for taking a look.


FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on respectable 20, 2018:

Pamela - say thanks to you for her encouraging comment. It's the personality flaws and also people's struggles that make world interesting!

FlourishAnyway (author) indigenous USA on august 20, 2018:

Shannon - many thanks for that addition. I added that one and also the one by Dorothy. Have a flawless week!

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on august 20, 2018:

I don't think striving to be perfect is healthy... Try to be yourself, expropriate your flaws and try not come hurt anyone. I tried to be together perfect as I could regulate when practicing the piano and also violin, but actually it's the imperfections that have the right to enhance, the mankind of the performance - if you hear to the pianist Arthur Rubenstein, he didn't always quite regulate the span of huge spaced chords and hit the odd wrong note, little it was every the more immediate and unsanitised for it.


Dora Weithers indigenous The Caribbean on august 20, 2018:

Impressed and inspired by your opened comments. Amazed that so many artists determined the exact same title for their songs.

Heidi Thorne native Chicago Area on august 20, 2018:


Wait, did you develop this playlist because that me? :) when I've gotten way better about the totality perfect point over the years, it's simple to slip right into perfectionism mode.

And, the course, I'm gonna walk all 80s with my enhancement to the list. Love grace Jones' "I'm no Perfect, however I'm Perfect for You."

Hope you have a perfect week!

Larry Rankin indigenous Oklahoma on respectable 20, 2018:

Even perfect isn't perfect. If you walk in v perfection in mind, failure is guaranteed.

Great read. Hope you're act well. Ns haven't had actually the Hubpages visibility I choose to lately. Ns apologize.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on august 20, 2018:

There's a lot of songs about being perfect - more than i realised. I remember the Fairground Attraction song. I love that song.


Linda Crampton indigenous British Columbia, Canada on august 19, 2018:

I appreciated reading the description of the songs, however what I specifically liked around this short article was the facts around struggling for perfection. Thank you for sharing them, Flourish.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on respectable 19, 2018:


Hi Flourish...

Ah perfection...that annoying little consummation the keeps united state from enjoy it life. I confirm off ~ above the reader poll that we only uncover examples the perfection in nature. Thank goodness. And maybe that's the means it need to be. Thank you because that these good songs.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on respectable 19, 2018:

This was a PERFECT list.

Yves on august 19, 2018:

Well, I'm with Ed Sheeran's "Perfect." It's a little bit sappy, but still beautiful. Beyonce's, quite Hurts" provides sense in that it would certainly be exhausting come strive for perfection every the time.... However one can only imagine. Together for Anne-Marie, I thought she to be a tiny hypocritical. After all, it's simple to accept your body and your face when they're naturally pretty. So, in she case, I made decision to be "judgy". LOL.


Anyway, it's exciting that the idea the perfection is prevalent and rather troublesome. No one is perfect and that's perfectly fine. ;)

Linda Lum native Washington State, USA on respectable 19, 2018:

Had having lunch yesterday v a fun team of 60's (and 70's)-something ladies, and we every agreed that we are our own harshest critics. While ns was reading this (what a funny list!) ns was reasoning of that Shania Twain track "That Don't impress Me Much".


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on respectable 19, 2018:

Trying to be perfect in everything can be a lofty goal however hardly attainable regardless of our ideal efforts. I think that it is yes to realize that seldom is something perfect yet we can try to execute our best. That must be great enough!

Liz Westwood native UK on august 19, 2018:

This is an amazing collection of songs. I am in awe of how you manage to collate them. I have come ring to thinking that I will certainly only discover perfection in heaven.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on respectable 19, 2018:

I drew a blank last night once I observed the location of this article, and I drew a blank this morning...but climate I saw the list of songs and I never heard of any of them. LOL i guess I'll just need to sit the end this certain dance.


Pamela Oglesby from clear Florida on respectable 19, 2018:

I would never have actually thought there to be this variety of songs around being perfect. I don't also think about being perfect because who is? we all have actually at the very least some little character defects ns think, and accepting human being as they room is my goal. Interesting list the songs.

Shannon Henry native Texas on august 19, 2018:


Just believed of one more one. "Flawless" through Mercy Me.

You room so right around that no being the worst. I've absolutely got worse much more important points to job-related on as far as self development goes. LOL

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on respectable 19, 2018:

Mary - i don't reprimand you! i don't take too kindly come unsolicited comment on mine flaws either! many thanks for stopping by and have a an excellent week!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on august 19, 2018:

I never knew there are these many songs on taking care of being perfect. At my age, it still damages when people comment on mine flaws which I additionally do. The hardest thing to carry out in this journey is forgiving one's self also when others have already forgiven you.


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on august 19, 2018:

Shannon - us all battle with behavior that we're recognized for and also which drive others crazy. In the cool scheme, running late is no the worst thing. Thanks for avoiding by and also I evaluate that song addition! have a perfect Sunday.

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Shannon Henry from Texas on august 18, 2018:

Another terrific playlist from you. Make me think the a conversation I had with someone today. I stated I offered up on gift punctual for bit ago. Ns mean, I simply accept that no being punctual is a cons of mine. I try to settle it, but it never sticks. I'll simply be late to my own funeral. LOL. And also as annoying together it is even to me and especially to others, they deserve to accept the flaw or not.