5 songs to honor the ‘Confident’ Demi Lovato as she turns 26


Demi Lovato celebrates her 26th birthday today, so we’re honoring this talented songstress by celebrating her five best songs.

Demi Lovato, happy 26th birthday!

For Demi’s birthday, join us in celebrating her five most fabulous songs that showcase her ability to empower. And we know you’ll agree that we’re all wishing lovely Demi Lovato the happiest and healthiest birthday this year.


Prior to being hospitalized after a reported overdose, Lovato was scheduled to perform at Atlantic City Beach. When fans learned that the performance was canceled as a result of her hospitalization, some of them united to honor her with their own impromptu performance of “Sober.”

In the ballad, Demi describes struggling with sobriety. While it is not confirmed whether this alludes to her recent relapse or her past, it is a heartbreakingly beautiful song.

Lyrics we heart:

"Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymoreAnd daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floorTo the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road beforeI’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore"

“Something That We’re Not”

You know how you get into a relationship that you quickly realize isn’t meant to be, but Mr. Wrong just doesn’t get it? Well, Demi gets it. Lovato spoke (or sang) for all us who have struggled with the desire to be polite with a not-significant other who is just a tad too persistent in “Something That We’re Not.”

Lyrics we heart:

"I shoulda known when I got you aloneThat you were way too into me to knowThis isn’t love boy, this ain’t even closeBut you always think we’re something that we’re notAnd now you call me every single nightI only answer ’cause I’m too polite."


For a song that shines the spotlight on Demi’s honesty about her emotional struggles, from anorexia and bulimia to cutting, we’re saluting “Skyscraper.”

At just 18, Lovato told Ryan Seacrest that she recognized she “wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way I was.” The singer entered treatment to get help for struggles such as bulimia, anorexia, and cutting. And even then, Demi recognized that it would “be a struggle that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life.”

Lyrics we heart:

"You can take everything I haveYou can break everything I amLike I’m made of glassLike I’m made of paperGo on and try to tear me downI will be rising from the groundLike a skyscraper, like a skyscraper"


“What’s wrong with being confident?” asked Demi in this eponymous song. Absolutely nothing, girlfriend!

In “Confident,” Lovato empowers herself to take charge and become the “boss.” She challenges those who underrate her and think she’s “outta my mind.” And as this song reveals, there’s a strong core to Demi that’s determined to take charge of her life regardless of what others think. Yaaas!

Lyrics we heart:

"It’s time for me to take itI’m the boss right nowNot gonna fake itNot when you go down‘Cause this is my gameAnd you better come to play"

“La La Land”

For a song that shows exactly why fans view Lovato as such a “we can relate to that” celebrity, consider the lyrics of “La La Land.” Demi owns up proudly to who she is, pointing out that she doesn’t pretend to be a supermodel (“I still eat McDonald’s”). This is a woman who even dares to defy those supposedly must-follow star style conventions.

“Who said I can’t wear my Converse with my dress?” croons Lovato. “Oh, baby, that’s just me!”

Lyrics we heart:

"I am confident, butI still have my moments.Baby, that’s just me."

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Yes, that is you, Demi, and we love you for your self-powered pride. And now, excuse us while we go dig up our favorite pair of Converse to pair with a frock so we can honor this epic birthday day in true Demi style!