Defying Frozen
February 15, 2014 10:41 AM   Subscribe

I love 'Let it Go' and 'Defying Gravity'. What other songs are about rebellious spirits, personal epiphany and/or acceptance of their uniqueness?
posted by Memo to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I Gotta Be Me
posted by brookeb at 10:58 AM on February 15, 2014

Steve Earle, Copperhead Road
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 11:26 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

It sounds to me like you may like other pop/rock-ish 11 o'clock numbers or showstoppers from musicals: Or maybe not! These are just a couple that came to mind.
posted by Zephyrial at 11:45 AM on February 15, 2014

Don't Rain On My Parade might fit this.
posted by HuronBob at 11:59 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Make Your Own Kind of Music by Mama Cass

Seconding Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson.
posted by Aquifer at 12:38 PM on February 15, 2014

Weezer - Pork And Beans
posted by dhoe at 12:45 PM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Judy Garland - I Don't Care
posted by sparklemotion at 1:09 PM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

I am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles.
posted by not that girl at 1:10 PM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

And I Am Telling You

It's not as uplifting as your examples, but I think it fits the general model.
posted by Diagonalize at 2:11 PM on February 15, 2014

Both Let Your Freak Flag Fly and This Is Our Story from Shrek the Musical.
"What makes us special makes us strong."
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 3:01 PM on February 15, 2014

Dessa- Flying Fish: "Got a lot of imperfections but I don't count my ambition in 'em."
Iron and Wine- Glad Man Singing: "I've become a glad man singing a song..."
Marian Call- Vanilla: "My virtues are too dull to entertain but you can always count on me."
Marian Call- I'll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Thinks It's Chic: "You don't really know me and my culture don't control me..." (This entire album has an underlying theme of accepting one's geekdom; you might want to check out the whole thing.)
Tullycraft- Twee: "You can keep the punk, rock, ska, rap, beats, and house, fuck me, I'm twee."
posted by NoraReed at 5:08 PM on February 15, 2014

The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes
posted by SisterHavana at 9:40 PM on February 15, 2014

"Just because I kiss the prettiest girls and I drive my truck too fast / Why does everybody want to kick my ass?"
-Big & Rich
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 9:14 AM on February 16, 2014

Alice Cooper covers Lady Gaga, Born This Way

Iron Maiden, Running Free

Candye Kane, Toughest Girl Alive
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 9:34 AM on February 16, 2014

Paloma Faith - Upside Down
posted by talitha_kumi at 6:13 AM on February 17, 2014

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