Have you ever felt not good enough and wondered where the feeling came from? Do you still feel not good enough even after working hard, trying hard, and giving life your best? Do you always think that you could do better and never give yourself any credit? Whenever you doubt your abilities, listening to these songs about just not being good enough can help you understand your feelings better. 

Songs About Not Being Good Enough


Misery by Maroon 5

This is a perfect song to listen to when you need someone to comfort you but he or she refuses to reach out. You will feel better after watching this song’s video if Adam Levine’s success and face makes you unhappy for he appears beaten and abused in the video. Joking! Just wanna cheer you up.


Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Listen to this song whenever you feel unhappy or when your friends try to push you to go to a rehab. In this song, Amy tells a story of a dysfunctional couple that keeps breaking up and reconciling


Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths

You can tell the theme of this song by its title. If you were looking for a job, got one but feel miserable, this song is for you. It is one of the best songs about misery or unhappiness, which can help vent all your negative emotions.


Tear in My Beer by Hank Williams

How do you react when a girlfriend who has been cheating on you leaves you feeling lonely and miserable? Do you check into a bar and order for a cold one? This song will help you let go of your misery. You are still a real man even after shedding tears in your beer.


Hurt by Johnny Cash

Cash is among the best singers for songs about not being good enough. This song will help you realize that unhappiness has a good side. Feeling pain is a sign that you still have your feelings.


The Music or the Misery by Fall Out Boy

A playlist of songs about feeling unhappy is incomplete without this song. When you are done listening to this song, you will start wondering what comes first, the songs or the misery.


I’m Not Good Enough by Jeremy Jordan

Jeremy Jordan will amaze you with his songs when you start questioning your abilities. The singer has outstanding singing and acting skills. In this song, he describes his struggles with insecurities and reservations in his journey to his successful career.


The Last Loser in the Universe by Drew Gasparini

This song by Drew is perfect for those moments when you feel determined to do everything you can to prove to everyone that you can make it. The song will inspire you to stick to your choices and decisions no matter what people think of you. It will remind you that you will get to your destination if you stay focused, work hard, and believe that what you are doing will get you there.


Nothing by Ed Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch

This is one of the songs about not being good enough that focuses on your entire thought process. The song recounts all the emotions you have experienced since someone told you that you would not accomplish something. We all have faced rejection or encountered people who told us we would never achieve our dreams. This song will help you deal with all those voices that keep playing in your head long after the person has gone.


Summertime Sadness/Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey

Listen to this song if you have an ex who promised you a better future but left you in summer. Most of us wear blue jeans in summer. You will relate to the lyrics of the song whenever you feel sad in summer.


Why Don’t You Love Me by Beyonce Knowles

It may take Beyonce and her sister to cheer you up when you feel not good enough. By the time you finish listening to the song, you will realize that you are actually good enough as a person or as a potential partner. You will learn the importance of self-love to any relationship. You cannot be good enough for another person if you do not feel good enough for yourself.


Get Outta My Way by Kylie Minogue

Kylie perfectly recounts the feeling that you get when you realize you do not need someone who does not love or respect you. She tells of a girl’s reaction to a man who sleeps with her best friend, disrespects her, and does not appreciate who she is. If you are in such a relationship, you can tell such a person to get outta your way.


Hot Knife by Fiona Apple

Fiona relates dating to a series of blunt knives that never cut right into the butter. When you finally meet the right one, he or she will be a hot knife. Once the person meets you, he or she will never need another.


Reach the Sky by Bobby Cronin

Listen to this song whenever you feel stalled and unsure of everything. It is a perfect song to listen to whenever you do not know where to start working on your dreams again. It will inspire you to live again and pursue your dreams.


I’ll Jump by Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel

This last song on our list of songs about not being good enough will help you get over the questions and voices in your head. One day you will get over the fear of failure and decide to jump on the stage. You will realize that you belong on that stage and will not want to give it up for anything.


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