By Dee Rene, Copy Cutie
Every summer has a theme song. And if you aren’t in a relationship this summer, it’s a great time to get out there and date. There’s no need to pout, especially when summer is packed with single-woman anthems! C’mon, seriously — who can forget the first time Single Ladies played at the party and you gave your best Beyoncé impression as you waved a single, carefree, ring-less hand back and forth to the beat? Grab a hairbrush-turned-microphone, three best friends, and make any living room your stage to perform these great single girl summer anthems.
1. Icona Pop, “I Don’t Care”
The beat alone will sweep you up into a twirling swirl of hands in the air jumping and shouting, “I DON’T CARE, I LOVE IT!” Though the lyrics are borderline disturbing (I crashed my car into a bridge, I watched and let it burn), you can’t deny the carefree feeling this song brings.
2. Ciara, Body Party
We’re welcoming back Ciara with this major body-rolling hit. For the single woman who wants to slow dance with cute strangers, this is the perfect song to steam it up. The lyrics remind us of everything good about a summer fling on the dance floor:
I'm doing this little dance for you, You got me so excited
Now it's just me on you, Your body's my party, let's get it started
3. Haim, “Falling”
As a single woman, you may enter the summer recovering from a winter relationship that didn’t make it through the spring. This song reminds us to keep fighting — and keep going. A strong, yet unconventional, single woman anthem.
Don't stop, no, I'll never give up, And I'll never look back, just hold your head up
And if it gets rough, it's time to get rough, They keep saying
Don't stop, no one's ever enough, I'll never look back, never give up
4. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
I know this song came out in 2012, but it’s one of those tracks that won’t ever quite die. The beat, lyrics and video all scream summer fun, and it’s the perfect single-woman anthem for those back out on the dating scene. It’s catchy — and just what you need to start your summer nights off right!
5. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu, Q.U.E.E.N.
Let’s face it: a proper single-woman anthem includes some level of embracing your awesome. There’s no better song for that than Q.U.E.E.N. It’s full of confidence, talks about embracing your uniqueness, and of course — encourages you to love how awesome you are.
They call us dirty 'cuz we break all your rules down
And we just came to act a fool, is that all right (Girl, that's alright)
Which of these five is your favorite — or did we miss one? Share with us below!