->''"I've never lost in battle or game; I'm simply the best by far\\
When swords are crossed, 'tis always the same--one blow and au revoir!"''
->-- '''Lancelot''', "C'est Moi", ''{{Theatre/Camelot}}''

Other musical characters might sing about [[ConflictingLoyalty the conflicts inherent in their position]], or the obstacles in their path, or [[IWantSong the things they know are missing from their]] [[TomLehrer drab, wretched lives]].

[[WellThisIsNotThatTrope Not this character]].

The I Am Great Song is sung by someone who ''can't'' sing an {{I Want Song}}, because there's nothing left for them to want. Their accomplishments, [[HundredPercentHeroismRating popularity]], and undisputed mastery of their field leave absolutely no need for daily affirmations--but they have them anyway, in musical form. Singing one of these songs [[WishFulfillment feels better than it probably should]].

Since protagonists have to face conflict, and people love to watch the mighty fall, the hero almost never sings this song. However, it is not always a {{Villain Song}}, and the singer can be legitimately great--if songs were Greek heroes, this one would be Achilles.

Can be used as a negative-space version of {{This Loser Is You}}.

Subtrope, naturally, of the [[IAmSong 'I Am' Song]]. Works best sung by a {{Large Ham}}.

See also BraggingThemeTune, BoastfulRap.
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!!Examples
* Miles Gloriosus' song in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'':
-->'''Miles:''' ''I, in war the most admired, in wit the most inspired, in love the most desired, in dress the best displayed, I am a parade!''
* The page quote! Lancelot's song is nothing but this.
* "Perfect Isn't Easy", in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
** "Pretty is nice, but still, it's just pretty. Perfect, my dear.... is MEEEEEEEEE!"
* Franchise/HarryPotter sings in the ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' video "The Vortex" about being the "king" of Hogwarts, and defeating Voldemort as a baby. It has a melancholy end, though, as Harry remembers he also lost his parents as a baby, and had to move to an abusive foster home.
* Music/FrankSinatra's legacy is typified by "My Way", which is sung from the perspective of an old man as his life draws to a close. The theme of the song is personal integrity; Alas, it has become synonymous with Sinatra's legendary abrasiveness and "[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney take it or leave it]]" attitude (Ironically, even ''he'' thought the ego-stroking lyrics too much). [[Music/SexPistols Sid Vicious]] did a much-acclaimed punk cover of the song.
* In the Broadway version of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston sings a song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y5riINpUx8 Me]]", about how Belle has no choice but to be madly in love with him, because of how perfect he is in every way. Gaston's eponymous song in the original film isn't just sung by him, but those parts he does sing would qualify as this, too.
* {{Music/Don McLean}}'s song "Everybody Loves Me, Baby" is in the voice of a military dictator with wealth, territory, popular acclaim, and no (remaining) rivals, though it is sung to [[EverythingButTheGirl the one person]] who doesn't seem to be impressed.
* {{Music/Weird Al Yankovic}}'s "This is the Life"
* The Russian film adaptation of ''The Shadow'' contains the song "My Triumph" sung by the LivingShadow. In the song, The Shadow ponders how powerful he is , especially compared to the pitiful writer whose shadow he once was.
* "Ego Trippin Out" by MarvinGaye plays with this - half of it is a character singing about how amazing he is in every way, and how lucky people are to be in his presence - while the chorus seems to be a different character singing about how empty and broken the first character's egotism really is.
* "Film/DemolitionMan", by Sting.
* [[TheCasanova Adolpho]] gets one of these in ''TheDrowsyChaperone'', fittingly titled "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Adolpho]]".
* Played with in ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'': "Better Than Neil" appears to be this, but [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation can very easily be seen as Nathan desperately masking his insecurity.]]
* Maximillian and Cunegonde in "Life is Happiness Indeed" from the musical version of ''Literature/{{Candide}}''.
* The various adaptations of ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' naturally include Toad's I Am Great song from the book. In the SpinOff of the Cosgrove Hall version, ''Oh, Mr Toad!'', it's used as a BraggingThemeTune.
-->The world has held great heroes,\\
As history books have showed,\\
But never a name went down in fame,\\
Compared with that of Toad!
* ''HowIMetYourMother'': Barney's video resume is basically just this. [[BlatantLies Although he's not singing it.]] That would be lame.
* Many, ''many'' modern rap songs are about this or being InDaClub. Quite obvious with rappers like Wiz Kalifa, Flo Rida and Pitbull.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GrJkMywWxY Shady Could've Done It Better]] has [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik, Bakura]] and [[YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries Shady Vox]] singing the notion that, "no matter what anybody else does, Shady could've done it better."
* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' episode 4's obligatory song routine features a singing millipede who sings a song about how awesome she is.
* Played with in ''Theatre/TheMikado'', where the title character sings about being a great Emperor in "From ev'ry kind of man," but "his daughter-in-law elect" Katisha interrupts and makes it about herself.
* Pizzazz, lead singer of The Misfits in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', [[RichBitch has an ego about the same size as her bank account]]. Some of the groups' boastful songs include "Takin' It All", "There Ain't Nobody Better", and "Universal Appeal".
* [[PhineasAndFerb Vanessa Doofenshmirtz]] has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv94Bxdg_NI this masterpiece.]]
* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': "Joxer The Mighty". A song that just keeps on growing every time that it recurs.
* The song Calvin performs in Chapter 9 of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme'' is one of these.
* "Towards the Crown of Nights" and "The Dark Conquest" by Music/TheKovenant are both about some evil overlord praising themselves after bringing about TheNightThatNeverEnds.
* The Act One finale of ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen", crossbreeds this trope with WelcomingSong as Willy Wonka introduces himself to the Golden Ticket finders with promises that they're going to see incredible things on their tour of his factory -- all of which are of his invention.
* "Don't Stop" by [=InnerPartySystem=] is a deeply cynical version of this.
* At the height of the Federation Era in the {{WWE}}, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon recorded a big music video for his own single called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxtCTaCxDUc "Stand Back!"]] It's a collection of {{TakeThat}}s leveled at his many critics over the way he runs his business and the product he puts out. It's a massive NeverLiveItDown for him, though he's willing to let the occasional jab at it slide.
* ToddRundgren's "Emperor of the Highway" is a short musical duel between The Emperor of the Highway and the Royal Prince of Foreign Sports Cars; each is a LargeHam and both characters show the egotism inherent in this trope.
* From RockAndRule, Mok's "Triumph (of the Glory of ME)". Omar's road song "I'm the Man" seems understated only by comparison. Mok is perhaps the most deliciously egotistical individual I have seen portrayed in any medium; his motivation for employing the Armageddon Key to trigger a new apocalypse is revenge on the public, because his last concert was not completely sold out.
* Queen has several songs of this type; notably "Princes of the Universe", which sums up the Immortal ethos from the Highlander saga, as well as Freddie Mercury's apparent attitude toward life. "I am immortal! I have inside me blood of kings. I have no rival! No man can be my equal!" And the lyrics, if anything, are understated compared to the music.
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