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10 Songs That’ll Turn You From a Sad Gal to a Bad Gal

Okay, we’ve all had those days. Those days where we’re feeling down in the dumps, lose our confidence, and let the world drag us by our hair. But fear not, I’ve compiled a list of songs that’ll make you want to wipe away that smeared mascara and put on a fresh coat of red lipstick instead. These songs will help embrace (or even awaken) your inner bad b**** and give you the confidence that you need to rule the world.

“Like a Girl” – Lizzo

“Woke up feelin’ like I just might run for President

Even if there ain’t no precedent, switchin’ up the messaging I’m about to add a little estrogen

Buy my whip by myself

Pay my rent by myself.”

The type of song you listen to in order to kick-start your day! This upbeat bop makes you think that you can conquer the world. #Yes #Ma’am.

“Good As Hell” – Lizzo

“Woo child, tired of the bullshit

Go on dust your shoulders off, keep it moving

Yes Lord, tryna get some new shit.”

Though this song was released back in 2016, “Good as Hell” has been climbing to the top of the charts. This is a great song to listen to when you need to be reminded about the good things in life.

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

“You coulda had a bad bitch, non-committal

Help you with your career just a little

You’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back

And that’s the sound of me not calling you back.”

Sad girl hours? Don’t know her. This song is guaranteed to give you your bad b**** energy back.

“Flawless” – Beyonce

“I woke up like this

We flawless, ladies tell ’em.”

A classic tune to listen to when you’re struggling with self-esteem issues. Turn this song up when you need to remember how #flawless you are.

“Love Myself” – Olivia O’Brien

“I don’t need to be the same as everyone else

I just need to motherfuckin’ love myself.”

A lesser known song, but still important regardless. A not-so-subtle reminder that it’s perfectly okay to put your needs before anyone else’s. 

“Good Thing” – Zedd ft. Kehlani

“I’m not always cold

I’m just good on my own, so good on my own.”

Kehlani’s energy just makes you feel unstoppable. Guaranteed to have this song on repeat.

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Said, “Lil’ bitch, you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to.””

When you need a reminder that absolutely no one can stop you from achieving your dreams.

“Cash Shit” – Megan Thee Stallion

“I can’t be fucked with, no

Ho you can’t touch this, ay

Bitch, I do rich shit, huh.”

After listening to this song, you’ll feel like you can’t be messed with.

“Mother’s Daughter” – Miley Cyrus

“Oh my God, she got the power

Oh, look at her, she got the power

So-so, so don’t fuck with my freedom.”

Miley Cyrus may be doing her own thing, but she’s also encouraging you to live freely and do whatever it takes to get what you want.

“ICY GIRL” – Saweetie

“My dream is like a child and I’m taking all the custody

Obstacles be slowing me But that buffer moldin’ me.”

Saweetie does not get enough credit for dropping this song. If you don’t have a hype woman in real life, this is it. This is the song.

Embracing your inner baddie will make you feel like you’re on top of the world! Slay the game, sis.

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