1. “Fancy” - Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX
This song feels like walking down any street/hallway and having everyone stop and stare at you. And obviously you love it.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “You should want a bad bitch like this/Drop it low and pick it up just like this…I’m so fancy/Can’t you taste this gold?/Remember my name”
2. “F U Betta” - Neon Hitch
Neon Hitch says she wrote this after a breakup where she found her ex began dating a model. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart. Who’s on top now?
Bad Bitch Lyric: “She’s prettier than I’ll ever be/Got yourself a beauty queen/ But there’s one thing I gotta say/ She can f*** you good, bet I can f*** you better”
Don’t hold back girl.
3. “Bad Girls” - M.I.A.
M.I.A. just oozes bad bitch out of every part of her. So, listen.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “My chain hits my chest/When I’m banging on the dashboard/My chain hits my chest/When I’m banging on the radio”
4. “Sleazy” - Kesha
Obviously she has a “doesn’t care what anyone thinks” persona, and when we’re feeling sassy, that’s DEFINITELY something we want to channel.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Sick of all your lines, so cheesy/ Sorry daddy, but I’m not that easy/
I’m not gonna sit here while you circle jerk it and work it/I’mma take it back to where my man and my girls is”
5. “Hard Out Here” - Lily Allen
Allen says the point of the song is to address “body image pressures and misogyny” and has been praised as a “feminist anthem”. A lot of people think it was a jab at Miley’s video for “We Can’t Stop”, but Allen says that’s not true.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Don’t need to shake my ass for you ‘cause I’ve got a brain…There’s a glass ceilin’ to break, there’s money to make/ And now it’s time to speed it up ‘cause I can’t move at this pace”
6. “Partition” - Beyoncé
This song is like a magic spell to make you feel like you’ve turned into Yoncé.
Bad Bitch Lyric: All of it.
7. “Million Dollar Bills” - Lorde
We’ve learned this year that Lorde is mature beyond her years, with her sassy, culture-questioning lyrics in songs like “Royals”. But this song differs greatly from anything else we’ve heard, with quicker beats and, of course, clever lyrics to match.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “There’s nothing as fun as coming untied…It’s not about just being out with all our people/Cause we can get in trouble just by going free throw”
8. “Your Honor” - Regina Spektor
Bad Bitch Lyric: “I said I don’t kiss losers and I don’t kiss winners/And I don’t fight for honor ‘cause we’re all born sinners…And you fight for my honor but I just don’t know why”
9. “How to Be a Heartbreaker” - Marina & the Diamonds
Marina’s style and the fact that she’s dancing in front of a bunch of buff guys is enough to make me want to be like her. But then the SONG. Wear your heart on your cheek, girls.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “How to be a heartbreaker/Boys they like the look of danger/We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player”
10. “Work Bitch” - Britney Spears
This is basically the ANTHEM for going out there and strutting your stuff.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “I am the bad bitch, the bitch that you’ll never know/ Hold your head high, fingers to the sky/ They gonna try to try ya’, but they can’t deny ya’”
11. “When I Grow Up” - Pussycat Dolls
This song is about being famous, and PSD are stunning. It’s, like, basically a classic.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Boys call you sexy/And you don’t care what they say/See, every time you turn around/They screaming your name”
12. “What I Like” - Charli XCX
The beats. The lyrics. The title. The awesomeness of this video. Everything has a chill and badass tone to it. All hail XCX.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “This sh** is super wild/ This sh** is super cool/This sh** is kinda gangster/I think I’m into you”
13. “Off to the Races” - Lana Del Rey
Although some have noted it has a creepy Electra-complex vibe, it has a dominatrix vibe to it as well that is impossible to resist.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Light of my life, fire of my loins/Be a good baby, do what I want”
14. “Interlude: Moving On” - Paramore
Don’t let the ukulele fool you: this is a boss-ass-bitch anthem about letting go of someone who is holding you back. And they’ll be sure to know: you’re gonna be just fine. The only complaint about this song is that it’s not long enough.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Well I could be angry, but you’re not worth a fight/ And besides, I’m moving on”
15. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” - Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
DROP YA GLASSES. Does this one need to be explained?
Bad Bitch Lyric: “It took awhile to get me in/And I’m gonna take my time/
Don’t fight that good shit in your ear/Now let me blow ya mind”
16. “SMS (Bangerz)” - Miley Cyrus ft. Britney Spears
This is a kind of combination of girl power like no other, that’ll definitely help you channel your inner badass.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “I don’t do chances, ‘cause time just ain’t what I got/
I can’t be sitting ‘round here waiting on a man”
17. “Son of a Gun” - Oh Land
There’s nothing like a lady telling a guy she’s had enough and if he wants anything else he better come back crawling. That sounds like what this song is about.
Bad Bitch Lyric: “Once burned, twice shunned/Too much of your light made me blind/I’d wait all night/But you left one too many times”