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* Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a confessed murderer's self-pity. Never once do we hear the narrator express remorse for the murder; he's only sorry he got in trouble for it. The only concern shown for anyone else is the narrator's mother. [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas He didn't mean to make her cry…]]

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* Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a confessed murderer's self-pity. Never once do we hear the narrator express remorse for the murder; he's only sorry he got in trouble for it. The only concern shown for anyone else is the narrator's mother. [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas He didn't mean to make her cry…]]cry…]] [[CaptainObvious Can't say the same thing about his victim's mother, though]].


* This trope is raised as a criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World". While the purpose of the song was originally to raise funds to help people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive aid, and the subject of the song is supposedly about doing this, the lyrics tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!").

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* This trope is has been raised as a criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World". While the purpose of the song was originally to raise funds to help people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive aid, and the subject of the song is supposedly about doing this, the lyrics tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!").lives!"). The title alone can come off as a bit narcissistic.


* A frequent criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World" is that while the song is supposedly about helping people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive help and aid, the lyrics can be interpreted this due to the fact that they tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!").

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* A frequent This trope is raised as a criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World" is that while World". While the purpose of the song is supposedly about helping was originally to raise funds to help people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive help and aid, and the subject of the song is supposedly about doing this, the lyrics can be interpreted this due to the fact that they tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!").


* A frequent criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World" is that while the song is supposedly about helping people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive help and aid, the lyrics can be interpreted this due to the fact that they tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!")

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* A frequent criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World" is that while the song is supposedly about helping people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive help and aid, the lyrics can be interpreted this due to the fact that they tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!")lives!").


* Music/TaylorSwift has "Me!" which sounds like this but is said to be about acceptance and celebration in one's individuality.

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* Music/TaylorSwift has "Me!" which sounds like this but is said to be about acceptance and celebration in one's individuality.individuality.
* A frequent criticism of the Live Aid song "We Are The World" is that while the song is supposedly about helping people in famine-stricken regions in Africa receive help and aid, the lyrics can be interpreted this due to the fact that they tend to focus more on the people doing the helping rather than the people needing help, to the point where it can seem as if the singers are more focussed on how they can help themselves by helping such people ("We're saving our own lives!")


* Marshall Mathers aka Music/{{Eminem}} put out a wonderful EarWorm called "Without Me":

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* Marshall Mathers aka Music/{{Eminem}} put out a wonderful EarWorm called Music/{{Eminem}}'s song "Without Me":


* Music/NineInchNails invokes this trope in the chorus to the track "Only".

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* Music/NineInchNails invokes [[UpToEleven takes this trope to the extreme]] in the chorus to the track "Only".

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* Music/NineInchNails invokes this trope in the chorus to the track "Only".
-->''There is no you, there is only me.''


* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?" shows the narrator getting increasingly sociopathic, from getting mad that the news interrupted ''TheSimpsons'' to report a horrific earthquake, to lamenting the fact that a friend who owed him five bucks just got killed in a car accident and he'll never see the money again, to bending the tip of his really nice knife when he stabbed his boss in the face.

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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?" shows the narrator getting increasingly sociopathic, from getting mad that the news interrupted ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' to report a horrific earthquake, to lamenting the fact that a friend who owed him five bucks just got killed in a car accident and he'll never see the money again, to bending the tip of his really nice knife when he stabbed his boss in the face.

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** "More" is perhaps the best example on the album. It's about an incredibly ambitious person who (as the title suggests) always wants more and can't understand why other people are so "undemanding". He describes himself as "[[CrocodileTears Learning to cry]] [[ManipulativeBastard for fun and profit]]", and is obsessed with money. And of course, there's the chorus:
--->[[ItsAllAboutMe And I need all the love I can get]]//[[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond And I need all the love that I can't get too.]]
*** Later, this even changes to "I need all the love that ''you'' can't get". It's practically a VillainSong.


* Fei Rin's theme and one of the catchiest songs in VideoGame/AnarchyReigns (So of course it's sung by Bandy Leggz) is simply called "It's All About Me" and it's exactly what you'd expect.

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* Fei Rin's theme and one of the catchiest songs in VideoGame/AnarchyReigns (So (So, of course course, it's sung by Bandy Leggz) is simply called "It's All About Me" and it's exactly what you'd expect.



-->Say mirror mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of them all?

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-->Say mirror mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of them all?



--> ''I- don't- care what you think''
--> ''As long as it's a-bout me''
--> ''The best of us can find happiness''
--> ''In misery''
* Obscure New Zealand jazz group Hot Club Sandwich have a song all about this, entitled 'Let's Talk About Me'

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--> ''I- -->''I- don't- care what you think''
--> ''As -->''As long as it's a-bout me''
--> ''The -->''The best of us can find happiness''
--> ''In -->''In misery''
* Obscure New Zealand jazz group Hot Club Sandwich have has a song all about this, entitled 'Let's Talk About Me'


* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?" shows the narrator getting increasingly sociopathic, from getting mad that the news interrupted ''TheSimpsons'' to report a horrific earthquake, to lamenting the fact that a friend who owed him five bucks just got killed in a car accident and he'll never see the money again, to bending the tip of his really nice knife when he stabbed his boss in the face.

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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?" shows the narrator getting increasingly sociopathic, from getting mad that the news interrupted ''TheSimpsons'' to report a horrific earthquake, to lamenting the fact that a friend who owed him five bucks just got killed in a car accident and he'll never see the money again, to bending the tip of his really nice knife when he stabbed his boss in the face.face.
* Music/TaylorSwift has "Me!" which sounds like this but is said to be about acceptance and celebration in one's individuality.


* The narrator of "Pink Pants!" by Music/TheAquabats is incredibly self-absorbed.
-->''Hey, let's talk about it! (Let's talk!)\\
We can talk and talk and talk and talk about it\\
And you know (You rock!)\\
That the world loves to spin around me\\
Let's talk about it!''

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* Music/DanielAmos's "Faces to the Window" (from ''Music/{{Alarma}}''). The narrator of "Pink Pants!" by Music/TheAquabats is incredibly self-absorbed.
-->''Hey, let's talk about it! (Let's talk!)\\
We can talk
sees starving children while he’s eating his breakfast. He complains that they’re ruining his meal and talk and talk and talk about it\\
And you know (You rock!)\\
That
even prays to God to relieve him of this terrible burden--while doing absolutely nothing to help the world loves to spin around me\\
Let's talk about it!''
children.



* The narrator of "Pink Pants!" by Music/TheAquabats is incredibly self-absorbed.
-->''Hey, let's talk about it! (Let's talk!)\\
We can talk and talk and talk and talk about it\\
And you know (You rock!)\\
That the world loves to spin around me\\
Let's talk about it!''



* Music/DanielAmos's "Faces to the Window" (from ''Music/{{Alarma}}''). The narrator sees starving children while he’s eating his breakfast. He complains that they’re ruining his meal and even prays to God to relieve him of this terrible burden--while doing absolutely nothing to help the children.


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* ''Music/KidsPraise'': In the sixth album, Harmony has this attitude--even having a borderline VillainSong about it! She gets thoroughly called out on it and eventually [[CharacterDevelopment grows out of it]].

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* Fei Rin's theme and one of the catchiest songs in VideoGame/AnarchyReigns (So of course it's sung by Bandy Leggz) is simply called "It's All About Me" and it's exactly what you'd expect.
-->''Roll out the red carpet cause the queen is here
-->And bow down before me and be of good cheer
-->Have my bath ready and my food prepared
-->(it's not my fault you're ugly, stay over there)
-->Say mirror mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of them all?
-->ME! ME! ME! ME! I'm the queen of the ball!

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* Music/HarryChapin was the absolute master of narcissistic protagonists. At least a dozen of his songs warrant mention here, but it's hard to top "W-O-L-D" (about a guy who calls his ex-wife out of the blue eight years after he ran off on her, doesn't ask how she or the kids have been doing - he only wants to know what the kids thought of hearing their old man on the radio at his new job - and then asks her to take him back; she's smart enough to say no) and "If My Mary Were Here" (where he calls his ex in the middle of the night to whine about how the woman he dumped her for - the titular Mary - has now dumped him, and can he please come over?).

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