Songs By Independent Woman That Make You Happy To Be Single

Songs By Independent Woman That Make You Happy To Be Single ©iStock/PeopleImages

These songs will make you more than happy that you’re single and singing along, instead of crying alone to your go-to breakup playlist. As the temperature drops and fall calls for flannel shirt photoshoots with your boyfriend that you can #MCM year-round, it’s easy to want to hibernate instead of going out with friends. These songs will get you out of your funk and into the world. Turn off the Adele, and listen to these single songs that are a little more hardcore than Queen Bey, instead.

  1. “Bad Intentions” – Niykee Heaton. This song by up-and-comer (and bonafide independent woman) Niykee Heaton will have you ready for a night at the club. In fact, all of her songs are perfectly on point when it comes to dating, relationships, and not-boyfriends.
  2. “Magnets” – Lorde. Teen queen Lorde teams up with Disclosure to create the ultimate going out songs. It sounds like a vodka soda with lots of lime tastes. Plus, with the lyric, “Pretty girls don’t know the things that I know,” it just sounds like Lorde is up to no good.
  3. “Revival” – Selena Gomez. While this could double as a breakup track because it’s obviously about Bieber, it’s way more of a single girl anthem. So grab your friends, make those post-brunch mimosas, and put this one one for the ultimate singalong to celebrate your own revivals. With lyrics like, “I’m becoming my own salvation,” it’s about moving up and moving on.
  4. “Hurricane” – Halsey. With lyrics like,”I’m a wanderess, I’m a one night stand,” and “Don’t belong to no city, don’t belong to no man,” Halsey just *gets* it. Plus, it’s the perfect track to pair with hurricanes (the cocktail, not the natural disaster).
  5. “What Kind of Man” – Florence + The Machine. This song, and accompanying video, will definitely make you happy to be single… but they might also make you never want to date again.
  6. “Gunpowder & Lead” – Miranda Lambert. Sure, this song doubles as a breakup track and a getting ready song, but that’s because it’s the ultimate independent woman anthem. Get ready, because Miranda Lambert is definitely going to put out a whole album of revenge tracks now that she’s split from Blake Shelton.
  7. “Dancing On My Own” – Robyn. Any Robyn track is the perfect excuse for a spontaneous dance party, whether you hear it out or put it on in the comfort of your own home, Girls style. Her songs were basically made for slumber party montages in the movies and single girl nights out. Just remember to have a couple of cocktails first so that you can at least pretend to hit her high notes.
  8. “Hey Boy” – The Blow. When a song starts with, “hey boy, why you didn’t call me?” you know it’s going to be relatable. Of course, now you would be complaining about no text, but it’s the thought that counts. This song sounds exactly like you and your friends discussing dudes over brunch in the best possible way.
  9. “Boys With Girlfriends” – Meiko. If you’ve ever accidentally and unknowingly fallen for the perfect boy who secretly had a girlfriend, you’ll relate to this one. It’s less going out friendly and more crying with a bottle of wine, but the “I know better than to be friends with boys with girlfriends,” chorus will have you singing along no matter what. Plus, it will have you ecstatic to be single, since you’re not dating a boy who’s out meeting other girls.
  10. “I Love It” – Icona Pop. You might’ve gotten over this song when it was on the radio hourly, but that doesn’t make it any less of a single girl singalong. Until you’ve screamed, “I don’t care!” with fifty of your closest friends in your favorite bar, you haven’t really lived. Icona Pop knows that the secret to inner peace is not caring. It’s the perfect reminder to stop checking your phone to see if he texted back and actually enjoy your evening.
Margaret is a freelance writer who covers pop culture and fashion in New York City and currently writes for Page Six's Style section. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, xoJane, and Racked. She tweets about her crippling caffeine addiction and teen TV obsession here: @margaretabrams