29 Best Songs About Being Bulletproof

“Tell Me Why” by Taylor Swift

Year: 2008

Taylor Swift tells it like it is regarding a lover who makes her feel as if she has to walk on eggshells in the track, Tell Me Why. While she explains she doesn’t have a shield against his outbursts, by the end of the song, she comes into her own power to become her own greatest defense. 

“Indestructible” by Rancid

Year: 2003

Have you ever taken a look and realized that everyone that you measured yourself against was not being their true, authentic selves? Indestructible is an anthem for celebrating your authenticity (even if it makes you different than everyone else), simply because nobody else can be you.

“Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof” by Travis Tritt

Year: 1994

In the track, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Travis Tritt takes us to the bar and explains how a night of debauchery unfolds once he’s properly primed up. Whether it’s attempting (and failing) to dance or trying to pick a fight, the alcohol only ends up making him look like a fool. 

The song mentions how this kind of occurrence has become more of a perpetual cycle, despite knowing better. 

“Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof” by Travis Tritt

“bulletproof” by Jamie Fine

Year: 2023

In the song bulletproof, Jamie Fine examines her family life growing up and reflects on how life turned out as a result. She goes on to explain that, while she’s made mistakes along the way, she’s grateful to have had the familial foundation she does, as it’s what has made her strong as a person.

“Good as Hell” by Lizzo

Year: 2016

If there’s one modern song that epitomizes the feeling of being bulletproof, it’s Lizzo’s Good as Hell. This track is about coming into your own power and treating yourself with respect, all the while feeling good about it in the face of all adversity. 

Whether it’s with some new clothes or just taking some time to relax and let off some steam, these moments can help quell vulnerabilities. 

“Invincible” by Pat Benatar

Year: 1985

What do you do when you’re cornered by a larger entity into a situation that calls for action, even if it might pose potentially damaging results? In the song, Invincible, Pat Benatar explains that sometimes the only thing to do is act, because nothing will change and nobody will save us from such circumstances. 

“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra

Year: 1966

In the track, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Nancy Sinatra tells a tale of how a childhood friendship evolved as each person got older. While they grew up playing cops and robbers, the friendship never morphed into a romantic relationship as one might have hoped, which hurts more than when they played with toy guns as children.

“Staying Alive” by Bee Gees

Year: 1977

Could there be anything more bulletproof than Staying Alive against all odds? This iconic Bee Gees disco hit not only never fails to induce a dancing frenzy, but also contains the optimal rhythm for performing CPR.

No matter how you cut the cake, Staying Alive is truly a musical celebration of being alive.

“Staying Alive” by Bee Gees

“Feel Invincible” by Skillet

Year: 2016

Skillet’s track, Feel Invincible, examines how a person’s mentality can change just by knowing that someone else supports them in their endeavors. Even during times when it seems all the chips and cards are stacked against you, the belief of others can allow you to push through toward achievement. 

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Year: 1978

While the song doesn’t necessarily mention being bulletproof per se, Gloria Gaynor’s legendary track, I Will Survive embodies what many associate with this feeling. The song is an anthem of perseverance against all odds, with one’s own individual empowerment acting similarly to a bulletproof vest against life.

“Survival” by Muse

Year: 2012

When you’re facing stiff competition while advancing toward a specific goal, it might seem like you need a bulletproof vest in order to give the effort everything you’ve got. Muse’s track, Survival, embodies the sort of reliable confidence a bulletproof vest can provide in such circumstances. 

“Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

Year: 1997

Chumbawumba’s unforgettable late 90’s dance hit Tubthumping is the musical version of a punchable clown that always returns to a standing position. This song is almost a mantra for what goes through one’s mind when they are feeling especially bulletproof.

“Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

“Unf***witable” by ZAYN

Year: 2021

Have you ever accomplished a milestone without the support of others, only to have them come around and act like they were a part of your success? ZAYN’s Unf***witable is an anthem for embracing personal individuality and not letting the words and actions of others completely dictate your life.

“Unstoppable” by Foxy Shazam

Year: 2010

Working toward a huge goal can make it seem as if every aspect of life is moving in front of your way to block your success. Foxy Shazam’s track, Unstoppable, is the musical embodiment of the persistence and belief in oneself required to accomplish such a goal. 

“Rocky Raccoon” by The Beatles

Year: 1968

Rocky Raccoon is every Beatles fan’s favorite gun-slinging raccoon who found that, while he could take a bullet, there wouldn’t be much help offered to him in his recovery. Of course, some would say that Rocky got his just deserts for brandishing a gun out of revenge in an attempt to win his lover back. 

Top Songs About Being Bulletproof, Final Thoughts

It’s often necessary to wear an emotional bulletproof vest as we navigate through life. But, while this invincible feeling can make one feel as if they can accomplish anything by deflecting any obstacle, the bulletproof feeling is not without its adverse effects.

More often than not, it’s when we’re the most over-confident that we can overstep our boundaries and unintentionally hurt others in the process. Part of growing old is embracing the vulnerabilities and mistakes, and learning to leave that bulletproof vest in the closet until it’s absolutely needed. 

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