MTV News Playlist: The Gilded Cage

A collection of anthems about struggling with fame

We all know Justin Bieber is having a bit of a hard time lately. The pressures and confines of fame can become claustrophobic for many stars — particularly when you've grown up in the industry from a young age. From the troubling meltdowns of teen idols like Britney Spears to the cock-eyed cynicism of indie rock bands like Pavement, the struggle of living and performing in the public eye has inspired dozens of great songs across genres and decades. We made you a playlist of some of the best.

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