1. "Better Off Without You" – Summer Camp
The title of this one pretty much sets the entire mood for the song. Bump this washed-out, beachy tune for a guaranteed good mood. P.S., this track was produced by the same guy that produced The Smiths' records.
2. "No Scrubs" – TLC
Recently, my sixteen year old sister has been especially into this song. To be honest, I wouldn't want my sister to be listening to anyone other than the female empowering trio whom preach to never settle for a "scrub." Now that's the kind of message that every sixteen-year-old girls need to be hearing these days, am I right ladies?
3. "Me Myself and I" – Beyoncé
It's safe to say that Beyoncé is the queen of female empowerment anthems. From "Independent Women" to "Run the World (Girls)," the popstar's non-stop lady-anthems never disappoint.
4. "Beggin for Thread" – Banks
Essentially, Valentine's Day is all about love, love and nothing but love. And let's face it, the most important kind of love is self-love. The lovely Banks explains the meaning behind this track is about embracing your scratched edges. Banks says that, "At times I feel crazy, but I wrote this song because sometimes I like that feeling."
5. "On My Own" – Miley Cyrus
This single off of the #BANGERZ album serves non-stop sass. Princess Miley's "Do It Yourself" message is a perfect reminder that you're independent and fabulous and you don't need no other half to be happy.
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6. "POWER" – Kanye West
There's nothing quite like a good Kanye song to motivate you, no matter what the occasion is. The bass, the lyrics, the video, it's all there. Whether you're in the gym doing push-ups or in your bathroom applying makeup, this song is bound to boost your motivation for the day.
7. "Entertainment" – Phoenix
This dance track will have you moovin' and groovin' all day long. The french band's synergistic blend of beats create a harmonic union of pure bliss. And yeah, just like Phoenix, sometimes it just feels good to belt out "I'd Rather Be Alone."
8. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – Black Kids
Kudos to all the guys out there that know how to dance. Go ahead and shake what yo momma gave ya. Seriously though. It's the best. But you know what's not the best? When your ex asks you to teach his or her boyfriend how to dance. My advice: in the words of Black Kids, just scream, "I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance dance, dance!"
9. "You Only Live Once" – The Strokes
The Strokes know what's up (and hey, so does Drake). YOLO. 'Nuff said.
10. "Dancing Shoes" – Arctic Monkeys
When in doubt, dance it out. Spend your Valentine's day boogieing with your buds. And don't forget to, "Put on your dancing shoes!"
11. "Shine On" – The Kooks
Embrace your inner-beauty. Everyone is beautiful. Shine on.
12. "Roses" – Outkast
For anyone that's ever been out with someone who's pretentious beyond reason, you can totally relate to this song. Outkast lays it down: it's just uncool to think you're all that.
13. "I Will Survive" – Cake
14. "I'm Free" – The Rolling Stones (Hot Chip Remix)
The number one best thing about being single is getting to be free to do whatever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want, and the Rolling Stones agree. On the real, when you're single, you never have to check in with anyone or feel guilty for living your life, you can live as freely as you choose. So get out there and celebrate.
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