-> ''I think the real question is, does everyone who knows me still think I'm strange? And the answer is yes. I don't feel famous except every once in a while. I'm glad I don't. I don't like it very much.''

Sara Beth Bareilles (born December 7, 1979) is a pop singer-songwriter best known for her 2007 hit single "Love Song". Since hitting the mainstream in 2007 she's struggled to find quite as much success as with her debut single, but a dedicated fanbase and a collection of [[EarWorm irresistible tracks]] has kept her from maintaining a "OneHitWonder" status. Currently she has three Grammy nominations (two for "Love Song" and one for "King of Anything"), has played for President UsefulNotes/BarackObama and his family twice, and has little trouble selling out venues across the globe.

Sara has been reminding people that she exists lately with hit singles "King of Anything," "Uncharted," and now "Brave," proving that maybe singer-songwriters have some staying power in the industry after all.

Bareilles, an alumna of the ''a cappella'' group UCLA Awaken, also served as a judge on the third season of Creator/{{NBC}}'s ''Series/TheSingOff'', along with Music/BenFolds and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.

* ''Careful Confessions'' (2004)
* ''Little Voice'' (2007)
* ''Kaleidoscope Heart'' (2010)
* ''Once Upon Another Time'' (2012)
* ''The Blessed Unrest'' (2013)
* ''What's Inside: Songs From Waitress'' (2015)


* AlbumTitleDrop - On ''Kaleidoscope Heart'' in "Uncharted."
* AudienceParticipationSong - During her live shows she encourages fans to sing along to "Love Song"
* BeYourself- "Brave"
* BreakupSong - "Breathe Again," "Gonna Get Over You," "Basket Case," "Bluebird," and "Manhatten"
* BungledSuicide: One popular interpretation of "Once Upon Another Time".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender - Averted with her cover of Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You"
* DualMeaningChorus - "Love Song" was written to her record label, not to a lover, but by listening to the chorus you wouldn't know that.
* PrecisionFStrike- "Sweet as Whole" edging toward ClusterFBomb, but it's the only time she curses in her entire catalog.
** She also uses the word "shit" in Bottle It Up. It's removed in the video, though.
** Used for comedic effect during her live album ''Brave Enough''. During an audience sing-along of "Love Song":
-->''(Sara begins playing the album-only bridge)''
-->'''Sara:''' This part wasn't on the radio...
-->''(audience continues to sing along anyway)''
-->'''Sara:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuckers]]...
* IconicSongRequest - "Love Song," though she doesn't mind.
* ListingCities - In "Vegas"
* LoveNostalgiaSong - "Breathe Again"
* LyricalDissonance - ''Multiple'' songs; Sara prides herself on writing "Fuck You" songs to joyful, poppy melodies.
* NewSoundAlbum - Whereas her previous work was mainly piano-led pop rock, ''The Blessed Unrest'' adds an electronic edge. Especially noticeable in "Hercules" and the eighties-esque "Eden".
* PepTalkSong - "Let the Rain"
* PopStarComposer: She wrote the songs for the musical version of''Film/{{Waitress}}'' and even starred in the show for six weeks.
* SelfBackingVocalist - Many tracks on ''Kaleidoscope Heart'', but notably in "Kaleidoscope Heart," "King of Anything," "Say You're Sorry," and "Not Alone."
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: The memetic "Brave"
* SillyLoveSongs - Subverted with "Love Song".
* SirSwearsALot - Has an adorable potty mouth.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism - "Love Song" and "King of Anything" are quite cynical. While on the other hand, "Brave" is very idealistic.
* SophisticatedAsHell - "Sweet As Whole" jolts between sweet/poetic and blunt/vulgar.
* StealthPun - Considering "Sweet as Whole" isn't uttered in the song and it's essentially a PrecisionFStrike... Just read the title slowly.
* StepfordSnarker - The bridge section of "King of Anything" reveals Sara (or whoever is singing the song at the time) to be one, lamenting her ExtremeDoormat attitude. Even earlier, "So many things I'd say if only I was able" hints at this.
* TheSwearJar - In the interim talking on her "Live from SoHo" iTunes EP, she mentions that she often doesn't get paid when she plays at universities because of her cursing.
* TakeThat - "Machine Gun" was written to her critics.
** "Love Song" was written for her record company, who kept asking her to write one.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "King of Anything"
* UnpluggedVersion - A few songs on the deluxe edition of "Little Voice"
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever: "1000 Times"
* YouAreNotAlone: "Satellite Call"