17 Songs About Being Single For Anyone Who's Alone And Happy About It

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There’s nothing wrong with being single and proud! You get to focus on yourself and find out who you are in singledom.

There's arguably no better way to practice self-love than listening to your favorite songs about being single and being happy to be on your own.

With the whispers of romantic love always surrounding us, it’s hard not to feel like you’re missing out on something at times when you're alone and uncoupled — but rest assured that you are not.

It's not an unhealthy or bad thing to be single. In fact, it can be downright empowering!

When you're down, the best songs about being single can lift your spirits and remind you of what a fun time being single can be. And when you're happy, they remind you that you're on the right track.

Below is a playlist of the 17 best songs about being single and happy to be alone to prove just awesome being on your own can be.

1. “thank u, next” by Ariana Grande

Coming off the highs and lows of her relationships, Ariana croons about how she’s thankful to her exes but is ready to move on as a single lady. She’s spending time with her closest groups of friends and living her single life to the fullest.

I've loved and I've lost / But that's not what I see

So, look what I got / Look at what you taught me

And for that, I say / Thank you, next

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2. "Stronger" by Britney Spears

This song is the best for an ex who thought you wouldn't make it on your own, but without him you're even stronger. Nothing can get the best of you, not even loneliness.

I'm not your property as from today (baby) / You might think that I won't make it on my own

But now I'm stronger than yesterday / Now it's nothing but my way

My loneliness ain't killing me no more / I, I'm stronger

3. “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld

This song is the anthem for loving yourself and not needing anyone else to satisfy yourself. Be confident, sexy and secure in your identity to rock out to this song. You don’t need anyone else to validate who you are.

Gonna love myself, no / I don't need anybody else (I love me)

Can't help myself, no / I don't need anybody else

Anytime, day or night / (I love me)

4. “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child

Let’s throw it back to three beautiful angels who worked for a man named Charlie. This bop from the early 2000s shows that you don’t need a partner to be successful. You can afford to buy your own luxuries in life and love yourself the way you deserve.

I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings / Only ring your cellie when I'm feelin' lonely

When it's all over please get up and leave / Question, tell me how you feel about this

Try to control me, boy, you get dismissed / Pay my own fun, oh, and I pay my own bills

Always fifty fifty in relationships

5. "Roar" by Katy Perry

Once you're single and free from a toxic ex in your life, you feel so light and free to roam and run. You gain your strength back and before as powerful and loud as a lion and you're able to roar loud for yourself.

You held me down, but I got up (hey) / Get ready 'cause I've had enough

I see it all, I see it now / I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter

Dancing through the fire / 'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar

6. “22” by Taylor Swift

Be young and in love with who you are. There’s no other you in this universe. That’s what Taylor sings in this single and proud anthem. She spends time with her friends and eats as many sweets as she wants without any guilt. Life is yours for the taking.

Yeah, we're happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time / It's miserable and magical, oh yeah

Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines / It's time, oh-oh

I don't know about you / But I'm feeling 22

7. “Shotgun” by George Ezra

“Shotgun” is about having a grand old time with your friends, riding shotgun in the car with the windows rolled down. This will remind you to just let loose and have fun in this life.

Time flies by in the yellow and green / Stick around and you'll see what I mean

There's a mountaintop that I'm dreaming of / If you need me you know where I'll be

8. “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd

Demi and Cher don’t care how their exes have wronged them, and neither should you. Both are proud of their singledom and ready to throw a big middle finger to their ex.

But even if the stars and moon collide / I never want you back into my life

You can take your words and all your lies / Oh, oh, oh, I really don't care

9. “7 rings” by Ariana Grande

Grande’s grand gestures to everyone except a boy is a wonderful message in this song. She’s got the means to treat herself and her friends well, so she will. No one will stop her from being herself, and she’s not going to apologize for it.

Been through some bad s***, I should be a sad b**** / Who woulda thought it'd turn me to a savage?

Rather be tied up with calls and not strings / Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah (yeah)

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10. “What The Hell” by Avril Lavigne

Our Canadian punk rock princess Avril asks the realest questions like, “What the hell?” All her life she’d been good, but now she just wants to let loose and doesn’t care what anyone else has to say about it.

You're on your knees / Begging, "Please, stay with me"

But, honestly I just need to be a little crazy / All my life I've been good

But now I'm thinking, "What the hell"

11. “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

A song about being unapologetically proud about who you are. You don’t need a man to complete you. It was never about that.

And, yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this / But it gets worse (Wait a minute)

Now, you're out here lookin' like regret, ain't too proud to beg / Second chance, you'll never get

12. “That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony is cheering you on in this girl power anthem. It’s all about rising from the ashes and coming back stronger than before.

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Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it / Get mad independent and don't you ever forget it

Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya / If you're feeling me, put your five high

That's my girl

13. “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor

This singer has no shame in recognizing how fab, fierce and awesome she is, and neither should you!

Who's that sexy thing I see over there? / That's me, standin' in the mirror

What's that icy thing hangin' 'round my neck? Mmm / That's gold, show me some respect (Oh-ah)

14. “Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé

This song has power written all over it. Who better to tell you to be confident and cool in your own skin than Nicki and Queen B?

Feelin' myself, I'm feelin' myself, I'm feelin' my / I'm with some hood girls lookin' back at it

And a good girl in my tax bracket (Uh) / Got a black card that'll let Saks have it

These Chanel bags is a bad habit

15. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

An even greater throwback than before, this song is the anthem to all that girls want, which is just to have fun and not live for anyone but themselves.

Some boys take a beautiful girl / And hide her away from the rest o' the world

I wanna be the one to walk in the sun / Oh girls, they wanna have fun

16. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson

This song reminds listeners that no matter the struggles, you will always come out on top. Embrace the pain and hardships because it will only make you a better person.

You think you got the best of me / Think you had the last laugh

Bet you think that everything good is gone / Think you left me broken down

Think that I'd come running back / Baby you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

17. "Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo

When you're single, you can go out as much as you want with your friends and let the night take you to many places. You're on this high that no one can bring you down from, because you're free to do whatever you desire.

I'm feeling like a star, you can't stop my shine / I'm lovin' cloud nine, my head's in the sky

I'm solo / I'm ridin' solo

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Isabella Ong is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.