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The Best Julia Michaels Songs

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There’s something special about Julia Michaels. She addresses emotions in her songs that some artists don’t really tackle. (Listen to “All Your Exes” or “Love Is Weird” below to get an idea of what I mean). What’s more, she’s the type of real, honest artist that today’s girls and women need to see representing female artistry in the media. Whether she’s championing self-love or creating a fantastic pop bop to help music lovers process their romantic woes, Julia Michaels inspires her fans in ways that are hard to explain if you haven’t listened to her music.

To honor Ms. Michaels and her music, I’ve decided to share 20 of my favorite Julia Michaels songs with you all today. Take a look at the accompanying YouTube videos to explore these unique and catchy tracks!

1. “Lie Like This”

Live video for “Lie Like This” by Julia Michaels.

This song is so uplifting. It’s the type of song that actually makes you want to fall in love—and dance the whole time.

2. “All Your Exes”

Music video for “All Your Exes” by Julia Michaels.

I’m not currently in a romantic relationship, but this track is one that I count among the songs that explain who I am. Jealousy isn’t always a positive emotion, but it’s a common and utterly human one (see “Dear Jealousy” by MIKA, lol!). It’s even common in happy relationships, especially when you start thinking about your loved one’s past. Julia Michaels bring those feelings to the forefront in a catchy and cool way.

3. “Issues”

Music video for “Issues” by Julia Michaels.

“Issues” has always been one of Michaels’ most popular tracks, and for good reason. It makes it feel okay to have problems and flaws, especially if you are in the type of relationships where you and your partner can accept your shortcomings and become better together.

4. “Love Is Weird”

Lyric video for “Love Is Weird’ by Julia Michaels.

This is a haunting, beautiful track. It sums up love in a pretty candid and relatable way. It is weird sometimes, right?!

5. “Undertone”

Lyric video for “Undertone” by Julia Michaels.

This song is heartbreaking, in a way. There’s nothing much worse when it comes to breakups than not being able to forget someone who was once special to you. As Michaels says, that person becomes an undertone of everything you do. Fortunately, she says it in a catchy way that you want to hear again and again.

6. “Pink”

Official audio for “Pink” by Julia Michaels.

For some reason, I love innuendo tracks. We all know this. I count “Lollipop” and “Ice Cream” among my favorite songs of all time. Michaels both pokes fun at and honors innuendo in song with this fun and clever track. It was one of the first songs that made me a fan.

7. “Falling For Boys”

Live video of “Falling For Boys” by Julia Michaels.

As I mentioned in an older post, anyone who’s had a rocky relationship with an immature guy can relate to this song. It’s very clever and unique, as are many of Michaels’ songs.

8. “Anxiety” feat. Selena Gomez

Official Audio for “Anxiety” by Julia Michaels, feat. Selena Gomez.

This is one of those tracks that addresses mental health in a way that most songs and artists do not. It’s simply candid—and wonderful in a lighter way than expected with such a heavy topic.

9. “Work Too Much”

Official audio for “Work Too Much” by Julia Michaels.

“Work Too Much” is another song that addresses an uncommon topic in music. It’s perfect for those days when you want to let out your frustrations about an overly full work schedule or a tendency to be a workaholic. I know I’ve suffered from both situations, and love having a song to turn that evokes that struggle perfectly.

10. “Worst in Me”

Live video for “Worst In Me” by Julia Michaels.

This track has always reminded me of “Issues” above, but it’s a bit more fast-paced and uptempo. It’s dancey while tackling a dark-ish theme.

11. “If You Need Me”

Music video for “If You Need Me” by Julia Michaels.

This song always moves me, sometimes to tears. You can look up the backstory to understand more about why it makes me feel so many ways, but even without a history of the song, it’s hard to deny that this is a timeless piece of pop artistry.

12. “Pessimist”

Lyric video for “Pessimist” by Julia Michaels.

Whether you’re a pessimist, realist, or optimist, you’ll have a smile on your face by the time you’re done listening to this track. Like “Lie Like This,” “Pessimist” makes you believe in the power of love to make your life and your outlook on it better.

13. “Uh Huh”

Music video for “Uh Huh” by Julia Michaels.

This song is a little edgier than my normal taste, but it’s undeniably catchy and smoothly made. It’s got clever lyricism and a whole lot more.

14. “Don’t Wanna Think”

Official audio for “Don’t Wanna Think” by Julia Michaels.

I personally find Michaels—and, well, most artists I guess—to be at her best in a stripped-down piano ballad. That’s exactly what this emotionally raw piece is, where you can hear ever ounce of emotion in Michaels’ vocals. Chills!

15. “There’s No Way,” Lauv feat. Julia Michaels

Music video for “There’s No Way” by Lauv feat. Julia Michaels

Listen, I know about the murky history between these two (wow…pun literally not intended, but that was fantastic). I also don’t usually like to include features on a list like this. However, this song is so fantastic that I just had to mention it. It makes perfect use of both singers’ voices and has a sound that brings me back to every decade of music I can think of.

16. “Body”

Music video for “Body” by Julia Michaels.

This is one of those Julia Michaels songs that addresses feelings that nearly every woman has had, whether she’s admitted it or not—and whether she’s ever heard her feelings reflected in song or not. This is just the song that women need to work through feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem.

17. “That’s The Kind Of Woman”

Official audio for “That’s The Kind of Woman” by Julia Michaels.

This is another song that I admit—somewhat uncomfortably—to relating to. Don’t we all have an ideal version of ourselves? Michaels is just putting those feelings out in the open where few have before.

18. “Little Did I Know”

Music video for “Little Did I Know” by Julia Michaels.

I’m late to the game on this track, as I never listened to it much until recently. It’s hauntingly beautiful and expertly written and produced.

19. “Just Do It”

Official audio for “Just Do It” by Julia Michaels.

Few feelings are as frustrating as the ones that arise when someone won’t just tell you the truth and get the hard part—which is oftentimes a breakup—over with. This song deals with those frustrations expertly and entertainingly.

20. “Make It Up To You”

Live video for “Make It Up To You” by Julia Michaels.

I don’t have a lot of deep connections or insights on this track. I just love its upbeat sound and catchy rhythms! It’s been a constant on my playlists since about 2018.

What are your favorite Julia Michaels songs? Let us know below!

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