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(Screencap of "Single Ladies" music video courtesy of beyonceVEVO on YouTube)
“SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)” by Beyonce (2008)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “Don’t be mad once you see that he want it / If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it”
Glam diva Beyonce sings and dances to this catchy number. This woman isn’t settling for second best because she knows she deserves a man who’ll love her completely.
“STRONGER” by Britney Spears (2000)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “’Cause now I’m / Stronger than yesterday / Now its nothin' but my way / My loneliness ain't killing me no more”
Although this anthem was released pre-Britney meltdown days, we don't know anyone else who understands how important it is to get up after a romantic downfall better than this pop queen. In this song, Britney talks about conquering her love trials and emerging a stronger woman.
“SO WHAT” by Pink (2008)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “I'm all right, I'm just fine and you're a fool / So, so what, I am a rock star / I got my rock moves and I don't want you tonight”
Edgy pop punk singer Pink delivers these powerful scathing lyrics about being better off without an errant man (AKA her boyfriend) to bring you and your life down. Ironically, the song ended up getting her and her ex back together—guess this means he realized what he was missing!
“SINGLE” by Natasha Bedingfield (2004)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “I'm not waitin' around for a man to save me / Don't depend on a guy to validate me / I don't need to be anyone's baby”
This British singer croons this beautiful song about being proud of singlehood. Yes, it’s possible to be happy without a man by your side—you tell them, Natasha!
“I DON’T NEED A MAN” by Pussycat Dolls (2006)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “I don't need a man to make it happen / I get off being free / I don't need a man to make me feel good / I get off doing my thing”
This song by sexy girl group Pussycat Dolls illustrates how women can have fun and feel complete without having to rely on a man. The title says it all.
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“KING OF ANYTHING” by Sarah Bareilles (2010)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “Who cares if you disagree? / You are not me / Who made you king of anything? / So you dare tell me who to be?”
If you’ve ever been with a man who thinks he’s all that, play this Grammy-nominated song on full blast and put him in his place! The lyrics encourage you to make your own decisions without relying on another man’s opinions or caring about what he thinks.
“TOO LITTLE TOO LATE” by Jojo (2006)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “Go find someone else / In letting you go I'm loving myself/ You got a problem / But don't come asking me for help”
Pint-sized pop/R&B singer Jojo talks about moving on after a bad breakup and learning to love yourself better because of it.
“NO SCRUBS” by TLC (1999)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “I don't want your number / No, I don't wanna give you mine / And no, I don't wanna meet you nowhere / No, I don't want none of your time”
The original members of ‘90s R&B girl group TLC deliver this LSS-able song with pithy advice for independent women: reject selfish, lazy men (AKA scrubs).
“GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN” by Cyndi Lauper (1983)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “That's all they really want / Some fun / When the working day is done / Girls, they want to have fun”
Single girls have all the fun indeed. Pop-rock icon Cyndi belts out this signature anthem about girlfriend bonding.
“I WILL SURVIVE” by Gloria Gaynor (1978)
Saucy Lines for Single Ladies: “Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye / You think I'd crumble / You think I'd lay down and die”
Any list of songs about celebrating singlehood just won’t be complete without the original femme anthem “I Will Survive.” This chart-topping song talks about holding your head high after a breakup and showing the world what you’re made of.
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