20 Best Songs About Being Proud

By Nico Gonzalez

It’s easy to forget what a good feeling pride can be, especially in the face of all the hate and negativity out there. But it is necessary to remember because pride is one of the best emotions you could ever feel. And, luckily for us, there are plenty of songs that remind us just how awesome it feels to take pride in yourself and your accomplishments.

Here are 20 of the best songs about being proud, from classic tracks to more modern tunes.


Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary (Official Lyric Video)

Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival is a classic rock song that was released in 1969. The song was written by John Fogerty, and it became one of the band’s signature songs. The song is about a woman who works on a riverboat, and it features a distinctive guitar riff. The song became a hitsingle, and it has been covered by many artists over the years. The song has been featured in movies and television shows, and it has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Proud Mary is a classic example of the genre of swamp pop, and it is a timeless classic that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Proud of U (feat. Young Thug) – EarthGang

EARTHGANG - Proud Of U (Audio) ft. Young Thug

Proud of U is a song by the hip hop duo EarthGang, released on June 25, 2018. The song features a guest verse from American rapper Young Thug. It was produced by duo member Johnny Venus and DJ unnatural. The song is built around atrap-influenced beat with 808 drums andsample of gospel singer Lesley Duncan’s “Love Song”. Lyrically, the song finds both rappers bragging about their success and wealth. 

EarthGang first gained attention after being featured on the XXL Freshman Class cover in 2017. The group’s first studio album, Rags, was released later that year to positive reviews. In early 2018, they announced that they had signed a deal with J. Cole’s Dreamville Records label. Proud of U is the first single from their second studio album, Mirrorland, which is set to be released in September 2018.

Proud of You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Yung Kayo) – Young Stoner Life

Young Stoner Life & Young Thug - Proud of You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Yung Kayo) [Official Audio]

The song Proud of You by Young Stoner Life, featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Yung Kayo, is a celebration of success and hard work. The song starts with a simple piano melody, before the 808s come in and the beat drops. Lil Uzi Vert’s verse is about how he has achieved success through hustle and dedication, despite being told that he would never amount to anything. Yung Kayo’s verse is about how he has overcome difficulties in his life to get where he is today. The chorus celebrates how far the two artists have come, and how proud they are of themselves. The song is an uplifting anthem for anyone who has ever been told that they can’t achieve their dreams. It’s a reminder that hard work pays off, and that anything is possible if you stay focused and grind.

Make Me Proud – Drake

“Make Me Proud” is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, released as the third single from his second studio album Take Care. The song features guest vocals from fellow Young Money artist Nicki Minaj. It peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 and entered the top 40 in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. “Make Me Proud” was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards. The song’s accompanying music video features a cameo appearance from Lil Wayne. 

#PROUDCATOWNERREMIX – xxxtentacion

XXXTENTACION - #PROUDCATOWNERREMIX (feat. Rico Nasty) [Music Video]

#PROUDCATOWNERREMIX – xxxtentacion is a remix of the popular song “#PROUDCATOWNER” – Lil Peep. The remix features new vocals from xxxtentacion, as well as a new verse from Lil Peep. The remix was released on SoundCloud on December 21st, 2017. It has since been re-uploaded to YouTube and has amassed over 5 million views. The song is a collaboration between two of the most popular SoundCloud rappers of 2017, and is considered by many to be one of the best tracks of the year. The remixes popularity is likely due in part to its unique blend of emo rap and trap music, as well as its catchy hook.

Proud of You – A L E X

a l e x Proud Of You feat Alicks

“Proud of You” is a song by A L E X that was released in 2019. The song is about feeling proud of someone for their accomplishments, even if they are not your own. The lyrics are meant to encourage the listener to celebrate the successes of others, even if they do not directly benefit from them. The song has a positive and uplifting message, and the melody is catchy and memorable. “Proud of You” is sure to put a smile on your face, and it is a perfect way to show your support for someone you care about.

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

The Temptations are an American Motown group that formed in the early 1960s. The group’s classic lineup included Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin. The Temptations are one of the most successful vocal groups of all time, with dozens of hit singles and a string of Grammy Awards. “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” is one of the group’s best-known songs. Released in 1966, the song reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Proud – Key Glock

Key Glock - Proud (Official Video)

On his 2019 single “Proud,” Memphis rapper Key Glock celebrates his success while also paying tribute to his hometown. Glock begins the song by reflecting on how far he’s come, rapping, “I came from nothin’, now I’m proud.” He goes on to mention some of the things that make him proud, including his wealth, his cars, and his ability to provide for his loved ones. However, he also makes it clear that he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and he pays homage to Memphis throughout the song. In the chorus, he raps, “I’m from the trap where they will kill you for a sack / I’m from the ghetto and I’m still gonna make it back.” By celebrating both his success and his city, Key Glock shows just how proud he is.

Make daddy proud – Blackbear

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BLACKBEAR’s “Make Daddy Proud” is a synth-driven pop track with an anthemic chorus. The song is about the internal struggle to meet the expectations set by one’s father. It’s a relatable message that will resonate with many listeners. The production is top-notch, and BLACKBEAR’s vocals are both catchy and emotive. The song is sure to be a hit with fans of pop music. This song has all the elements of a classic pop song: great production, catchy hooks, and relatable lyrics. It’s a feel-good track that will make you proud to be who you are.

Proud – Alina Smith

Alina Smith - Proud (Official Lyric Video)

In “Proud,” Alina Smith vividly portrays the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The poem tells the story of a young girl who overcomes a difficult childhood to find success and happiness. Despite the odds being stacked against her, the girl perseveres and eventually achieves her dreams. Through its telling of this inspiring story, “Proud” serves as a reminder that anything is possible if you have the courage to pursue your goals. Additionally, the poem highlights the importance of family and community in supporting and uplifting one another. “Proud” is a moving tribute to the human capacity for hope and achievement.

Proud – 2 Chainz

2 Chainz - PROUD ft. YG, Offset (Official Music Video)

2 Chainz came into the music scene with a unique style that was a breath of fresh air. His album, “Used 2”, was an instant hit with fans and critics alike. “Proud” is the lead single from the album, and it perfectly captures 2 Chainz’s style. The song is built around a simple but catchy hook, and the verses are packed with clever lyrics. 2 Chainz’s delivery is confident and relaxed, making it easy for listeners to connect with the song. “Proud” is a great example of 2 Chainz’s ability to create catchy and entertaining songs. Fans of his unique style will not be disappointed.

Be Proud Of Your Kids – Melody’s Echo Chamber

Be Proud of Your Kids

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pride that comes with being a parent. Seeing your child achieve something, whether it’s a big milestone or a small accomplishment, can fill you with joy and happiness. And, as the song “Be Proud Of Your Kids” by Melody’s Echo Chamber suggests, it’s important to express that pride to your kids. When you tell them how proud you are of them, you’re not only showing them your love and support, but you’re also helping to build their confidence and self-esteem. So next time your child does something worthy of praise, make sure to let them know just how proud you are of them.

Proud Of Me Now – Sheff G

Sheff G - Proud Of Me Now (Official Video)

“Proud of Me Now” is a song by American rapper Sheff G. The track was released on February 28, 2020, through Sheff G’s own label, Northside Records, and was produced by CashMoney AP. The song features a music video directed by Aceikumanr24. 

The song is about how people change when they achieve success. Sheff G reflects on how his relationships changed when he started to blow up and how he had to be careful of who he surrounds himself with. He also talks about how his work ethic has changed and how he’s proud of himself for making it this far. 

Proud – Marshmello

Marshmello - Proud (Official Lyric Video)

“Proud” is a song by American electronic music producer Marshmello, released on June 28, 2019. The song was written by Marshmello, Anne-Marie Nicholson, and Jamil Chammas. It is a upbeat pop track with influences of house music. The lyrics talk about being proud of oneself and not caring what others think. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its catchy hook and production. “Proud” peaked at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, and Sweden.

The Stupid, The Proud – IAMX

IAMX - 'The Stupid, The Proud'

“The Stupid, The Proud” is a song by the English electronic music artist IAMX. It was released as a single on 8 May 2006, and later included on the album Kingdom of Welcome Addiction. The song is about the dangers of pride and arrogance, and how they can lead to self-destruction. IAMX uses a variety of musical styles to create an atmospheric and dark soundscape, which reflects the lyrics’ themes of pain and loss. “The Stupid, The Proud” is widely considered to be one of IAMX’s best songs, and has been praised for its catchy melody and powerful message.

The album was produced by Chris Corner and features guest appearances by Imogen Heap, Gavin Rossdale, and Douglas McCarthy. The first single, “Think of England”, was released on 28 April 2009.

Proud – Heather Small

Heather Small - Proud (Official video)

“Proud” is a song by British singer Heather Small. It was released in 2000 as the lead single from her debut album, Proud. The song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and became a top 40 hit in several other countries, including Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. “Proud” is an uptempo song with a Inspirational message about being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished. The music video for the song features Small walking through various locations in London, interspersed with footage of her performing the song on stage. “Proud” was nominated for Best British Single at the 2001 Brit Awards, but lost to Robbie Williams’ “Rock DJ”. Despite this, the song has become one of Small’s signature tracks and is considered one of her best-known songs.

Proud Corazón – Anthony Gonzalez

Anthony Gonzalez - Proud Corazón (From "Coco"/Sing-Along)

Proud Corazón is a 2020 song by Anthony Gonzalez, best known as the frontman of the Grammy-winning indie band Passion Pit. The song was released as a standalone single and was met with critical acclaim, with critics praising its uplifting message and catchy melody. Proud Corazón is a feel-good anthem about following your dreams and being proud of who you are. The lyrics are empowering and inspirational, and the song’s positive message is sure to resonate with listeners of all ages. Musically, Proud Corazón is a synth-pop delight, with Gonzalez’s falsetto vocals taking center stage over a bed of bubbly synths and thumping drums. The result is a catchy and feel-good track that is impossible to resist singing along to. Whether you’re a fan of Passion Pit or not, there’s no denying that Proud Corazón is a feel-good bop that deserves to be played on repeat.

Something To Be Proud Of – Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry - Something To Be Proud Of

Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of singers Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both of whom are songwriters as well. Their song “Something To Be Proud Of” is a classic Montgomery Gentry tune which was released in 2005. This celebration of Americana is a reminder that we should all be proud of our roots, no matter where we come from. The rest of the song goes on to list a number of other things that we can be proud of, such as our families, our flag, and our country. This song is a great reminder that there are many things in life worth being proud of.

Proud Of Me (feat. Young Thug) – Lil Keed

Lil Keed - Proud Of Me (ft. Young Thug) [Official Audio]

In the song “Proud Of Me” by Lil Keed, the artist celebrates his achievements and expresses pride in himself. The lyrics reflect on his journey to success, and how he has overcome challenges along the way. He acknowledges that he has made mistakes, but is proud of how far he has come. The song is motivating and inspiring, and it serves as a reminder to never give up on yourself. Whether you’re facing obstacles or doubting your abilities, remember that you have the power to achieve anything you set your mind to. Be proud of yourself, and never let anyone bring you down.

Farewell Proud Men – Leaves’ Eyes

Farewell Proud Men

“Farewell Proud Men” is a song by German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Symphonies of the Night (2012). The song is about being proud, even in the face of death. The lyrics describe a person who is “dying with honor” and proclaim that they will “sing [their] last songs with pride.” The song’s chorus features the line “We are the proud men, we’ll never surrender,” which serves as a rallying cry for those who refuse to give up. The song’s overall message is one of hope and defiance in the face of adversity. It is an empowering anthem for anyone who has ever faced difficulties in their life.