35 Cute Songs For Instagram Stories
Cute songs for Instagram stories are a great way to enhance user engagement on Instagram. Instagram added the music feature to their stories in 2018.
Instagram stories are a feature on the app that can only be viewed for 24 hours. They can vary from photos to videos and are an excellent feature for putting temporary uploads on the app.
Without the headache of making something able to be viewed by all or up on one's accounts for longer, users have used stories, and their ability to be temporary, to share moments while it is happening. Since it is quick, it is also a great way to bring exclusivity to one's Instagram content.
By adding music to one's stories, users can make the content either more cinematic or emotional as music is always a great enhancer to any piece of media.
In this list, there are 35 cute songs for Instagram stories to make the most of the feature for girls and boys.
1. About Damn Time by Lizzo
About Damn Time by Lizzo is an uplifting song about self-confidence, self-love, and embracing one's inner beauty. It was released on February 4, 2022.
It is a perfect song to post a story to on Instagram when one is feeling confident, or wants to feel confident. Lizzo has stated that it's a spiritual successor to her previous self-love anthem, Good as Hell.
2. Cuff It by Beyonce
Cuff It by Beyonce is a sexy and bouncy dance track from her seventh album Renaissance. It was released on September 30, 2022.
The second single off the album, Cuff It has gone viral on TikTok due to its disco-infused chorus. It is a perfect song to post when one is either going out for a night out or at the party itself.
3. Rich Flex by Drake and 21 Savage
Rich Flex is a collab song by rappers Drake and 21 Savage from their joint album Her Loss. It was released on November 4, 2022.
The song is about "flexing" on ex-lovers and haters with all the success and accolades one has. It is a great song to post when one is feeling cocky and sure of themselves, but while About Damn Time was about self-love this song is more about feeling superior to other people.
4. As It Was by Harry Styles
As It Was by Harry Styles is a mellow, mid-tempo song about feeling confused. It was released on April 1, 2022.
Though a number-one hit, the lyrical content of the song sees pop star Harry Styles confused and nostalgic. As such, it makes for a great song to post when one is feeling melancholy, nostalgic, and just confused.
5. Kiss Me More by Doja Cat and SZA
Released as a single for Doja Cat's album Planet Her, the song is a chill, romantic song about not wanting one's lover to leave. It went viral on TikTok and was one of the most popular songs of 2021.
It's a great story to post when one is feeling flirty and lovesick.
6. Big Energy by Latto
Big Energy is a song by Latto that served as the lead single for her album 777. It was released on September 24, 2021.
The song, which samples "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club like Mariah Carey before her, has become one of the biggest hits of 2022. Big Energy is based on the meme of men having big d*ck energy, meaning they carry themselves as if their member is huge.
It is a great song to use when posting thirst traps or wearing clothes that make one feel sexually attractive.
7. Super Freaky Girl by Nicki Minaj
Super Freaky Girl by Nicki Minaj is also a song that samples an old hit. It samples Super Freak by Rick James and was released on August 12, 2022.
Like Latto's Big Energy, this song is also a ranchy, sensual song about being sex-positive. As such, it is also a perfect song to post for thirst traps or when one is feeling sexy.
8. Take My Breath by The Weeknd
Take My Breath by The Weeknd is the lead single from his recent album, Dawn FM. It was released on August 6, 2021.
A funky, disco-infused album, Take My Breath is a great choice for night outs and parties. It lends itself to such settings not only due to its funky beat but also its lyrical topics, which largely revolve around partying.
9. Neverita by Bad Bunny
Neverita by Bad Bunny is a single from his fifth album Un Verano Sin Ti. It was released on August 22, 2022.
A Latin pop song by arguably the biggest Latin pop artist of our time, this song has seen chart success and TikTok virality. However, its mellow and ephemeral quality makes it a great song for stories about those quiet but beautiful moments in daily life.
10. About You by The 1975
About You by The 1975 is the sixth single by the band from their album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. It was released on December 23, 2022.
It is a cute romantic love song about asking a lover how they could've thought they could be forgotten. It's a perfect song for romantic stories for beautiful occasions like anniversaries or dates.
11. The Loneliest Time by Carly Rae Jepsen and Rufus Wainwright
The Loneliest Time by Carly Rae Jepsen and Rufus Wainwright is the fourth single on her album of the same name. It was released on October 7, 2022.
A quirky love song, it went viral on TikTok soon after release due to its infectious bridge. It is a perfect and cute song to post when feeling quirky and zany either by yourself or with friends.
12. Players by Coi Leray
Players by Coi Leray is the most recent song on this list. It was released in early 2023.
A cute song that samples Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message" this track is all about female positivity stating that girls can have fun too. It's a great song for when one is spending time with their girl friends during the day or night.
13. Unholy by Sam Smith and Kim Petras
Unholy by Sam Smith and Kim Petras is a single off of Sam's upcoming album Gloria. It was released on September 22, 2022.
An instant hit, the song also went viral on TikTok. It is a great choice of a track for stories about feeling wicked either before going out for the night or just as a cute confidence booster.
14. First Class by Jack Harlow
First Class by Jack Harlow is a pop rap song from his recent album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. It was released on April 8, 2022.
Following the trend of pop rap songs sampling old classics, this one samples Fergie's Glamorous. With a smooth beat and lyrics about success, it's a great song to put on stories about feeling confident and grateful for one's successes.
15. Bad Habit by Steve Lacy
Bad Habits by Steve Lacy is a Rock infused R&B song from his album Gemini Rights. It was released on June 29, 2022.
This funky chart-topping hit tells the story of when the weirdo gets the girl. It is a cute tale that makes this song a perfect one for stories about infatuations and unrequited love, but the major difference being it's not sad.
16. Glimpse of Us by Joji
Glimpse of Us by Joji is a sad, morose, but cute lovelorn song by Youtuber turned singer Joji. It was released on June 10, 2022, as a single.
The song gained virality on TikTok and Instagram by people posting it either looking and feeling sad or by dancing or spending time with their lover. As such, it's a perfect song to use both when feeling sad but also when one is feeling close to one's lover.
17. adcdefu by Gayle
abcdefu by Gayle is a pop-rock song about dissing one's ex. It was released on August 13, 2021, as a single for Gayle's debut EP.
The song is a fun diss at an ex for being a poor lover, taking shots at their job, friends, and family, but excluding their dog. It's a fun, cute song to post on one's story when one is feeling a bit vindictive toward an ex.
18. Lift Me Up by Rihanna
Lift Me Up by Rihanna was released as a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. It was released on October 28, 2022.
A song full of mourning, this track was released as part of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever music soundtrack. It also played at the end of the movie.
Due to its sorrowful and mourning nature, it is a perfect song to use when remembering a lost loved one. Rihanna's powerful lyrics and the somber quality of lyrics make it a great, cute way to think of and celebrate all the people one has lost in their life.
19. Wait For U by Future, Drake, and Tems
The song sees both Drake and Future longing for a partner and cursing their respective issues for why they can't be together. Due to both the lyrics and the bittersweet nature of the music, the song makes for a cute way to reminisce about a past lover in one's stories.
20. Sunroof by Nicky Youre and dazy
Sunroof is an upbeat poppy song by singer Nicky Youre and producer dazy. It was released on December 3, 2021.
This catchy track is perfect for lazy summer day drives and pool parties and would serve as a perfect soundtrack for both. Its upbeatness and earworm quality have made it a top-10 hit all over the world.
21. FNF by Glorilla and Hitkidd
FNF by rapper Glorilla and producer Hitkidd is a crunk-infused rap song. It was released on April 29, 2022.
The song is a single girl's anthem about being free of a toxic lover and embracing spending time with friends. It is perfect for a girl's night out and has become a sort of anthem for single girls everywhere.
22. Pushin P by Gunna, Future, and Young Thug
Pushin P is a collaboration between rappers Gunna, Future, and Young Thug. It was released on January 7, 2022, as a single for Gunna's DS4Ever.
Introducing a new phrase to the English Lexicon, Pushin P is a hypnotic rap song that embraces opulence. As such, it makes for a great soundtrack for exactly that.
The song is best for stories about feeling confident, showing off one's material goods, or having a fun night out.
23. Doja by Central Cee
Doja is a rap song by UK rapper Central Cee that samples Eve's 2001 song, Let Me Blow Ya Mind. It was released on July 21, 2022.
The song went viral due to its hilariously cringy opening line. However, its bumpy beat makes for a fun song to use on stories about having a good time or doing hilarious activities with friends.
24. Made You Look by Meghan Trainor
Made You Look by Meghan Trainor is a doo-wop-influenced pop song. It was released on October 21, 2022, as a single for her album, Takin' It Back.
This fun throwback of a song became viral on TikTok due to its cute chorus about being unmissable regardless of what one is wearing. It's a perfect song for when one is feeling cute and confident about themselves.
25. Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift
Anti Hero by Taylor Swift is the lead single off her new album, Midnights. It was released on October 21, 2022, to widespread commercial acclaim.
A reflective track about self-loathing and anxiety, this song is a great song for stories about self-reflection and embracing one's toxic traits and learning from them. The chorus for the song is as cute as it is cutting and started a trend on TikTok.
26. She's All I Wanna Be by Tate McRae
She's All I Wanna Be by Tate McRae is the second single off her debut album, I Used to Think I Could Fly. The song was released on February 4, 2022.
The track is an upbeat and punchy guitar-driven song about feeling like another person is better than you. It's a great song for stories when one feels less than someone else or just in general.
27. Easy On Me by Adele
Easy On Me by Adele is the lead single from her fourth album, 30. She released the song on October 15, 2021.
The song is a meditation on her dissolved marriage and a plea for her son to be kind to her when he gets older. It makes for a great soundtrack for a morose and apprehensive story about love and loss.
Though it is a bit dour, the song is also very personal, thoughtful, and insightful. If used in an Instagram story, it should be used when a sad but thoughtful song is needed to tackle difficult issues, but not necessarily so heavy that it can't be cute or sweet.
28. We Don't Talk About Bruno from Encanto Soundtrack
We Don't Talk About Bruno is a hit song from the soundtrack of the Disney animated movie Encanto. It was released as a single on November 19, 2021.
The song's bridge went viral on TikTok, and its salsa and other Latin influences have made the song beloved even outside of the Disney fandom. It makes for a cute song to use on your story for any occasion both child-like or more mature.
29. Enemy by Imagine Dragons and JID
Enemy is a punchy, aggressive song by rock band Imagine Dragons and rapper JID. It was released on October 28, 2021, as part of Arcane's soundtrack.
The song has become viral on all social media apps by people using it as either fancams for Arcane or other animated shows, but also for its upfront quality. One can use this song to make stories for when one feels like the world is against them but choose to triumph nonetheless.
30. I Like You (A Happier Song) by Post Malone and Doja Cat
I Like You (A Happier Song) by Post Malone and Doja Cat is a single from Post's new album, Twelve Carat Toothache. It was released on June 3, 2022.
It is a cute romantic song that revels in its flirtatious nature with both Post and Doja half singing, half rapping verses about wanting to date their respective lovers. The song would make a great soundtrack to cute videos and pictures of couples doing romantic activities.
31. Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53 by Shakira and Bizarrap
Part of producer Bizarrap's Bzrp Music Sessions, this song is also known as Out of Your League. It was released on January 11, 2023.
The song is Shakira's reply to her soon-to-be ex-husband Footballer Gerard Pique cheating on her. It has gone viral as it currently stands on 183 million views on YouTube.
Despite the controversy surrounding it, the track is a cute diss towards Shakira's ex-partner that works both as a diss track and an affirmation of her superiority. It can be used in stories as a triumph over a weak and feeble lover.
32. Heat Waves by Glass Animals
Heat Waves is a song by the pop-rock band Glass Animals. It was released as a single on June 29, 2020, for the band's third album, Dreamland.
The song has widely been hailed as the song of 2022 despite being released two years prior. It took 59 weeks for the song to get to number 1.
The subject matter of the song is highly malleable so it can be about anything people want. It has been and can be used as a soundtrack for feeling lonely, missing a lover or loved one, or just feeling melancholy for whatever reason.
33. Shivers by Ed Sheeran
Shivers is a song by Ed Sheeran from his most recent album =. It was released on September 10, 2021, as the second single from the album.
The song is a flirty dance-pop track about falling in love with someone while dancing with them. It is a great song to use for stories about relationships, crushes, or any romantic feelings one might feel.
34. Die Hard by Kendrick Lamar
Die Hard is a Rap and R&B song by rapper Kendrick Lamar featuring Blxst and Amanda Reifer. It was released on August 9, 2022, as a single.
The song is a meditation on love, regret, and loyalty. It brings together the best rapping from Kenrick and a solid hook from Blxst and Reifer.
This dual nature makes the song a good soundtrack for both lovers and people doing some self-reflection.
35. F2F by SZA
F2F is a rock-infused R&B song by SZA from her long-awaited sophomore album, SOS. It was released on December 9, 2022.
This alternative-tinged track is a great soundtrack to stories about being bitter over exes or past relationships. Like most of SZA's past work, it has a bitterness yet emotional vulnerability to it.
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