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No Significant Other, No Problem: Just Play These 10 Songs

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    Note: This story was originally published on May 23, 2016. In light of Taylor Swift's probable new relationship status, we think it's worth revisiting today. Enjoy!

    Beyoncé may have made the phrase "single ladies" a rallying cry for independent and fierce women everywhere, but that doesn't mean she's the only one touting the benefits of singlehood. In fact, plenty of badass ladies have taken to singing about being better off by themselves — even a reportedly newly single Taylor Swift.

    That's right — no longer is "single" associated with "sad," "spinster," or "alone." Instead, these songs celebrate being unattached and independent. They're all about being happier, sexier, and more satisfied by yourself.

    So if you're looking for sad breakup songs to cry to, they're not here (they're here, instead). But if you (ahem, Ms. Swift) are in need of some anthems of independence? We got you. Ahead, all the songs to play when you want the single ladies in the club to break it down. Did we miss your favorite? Add them in the comments below.

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    "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

    The happiest breakup anthem by far, Taylor Swift reminds us all that we're always better off without a bad relationship.

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    "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child

    Long before putting a ring on it, Queen Bey was breaking it down with Destiny's Child, calling "all the women, who are independent... all the honeys, who making money...[and] all the mommas, who profit dollars." Because yes, badass women afford their own shoes, clothes, rocks, and cars.

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    "No Scrubs" by TLC

    Every girl knows what a scrub is — "a guy that thinks he's fly, and is also known as a buster." Unsure of how to get the message "not interested" across firmly? Just say, "I don't want your number (no), I don't want to give you mine and (no), I don't want to meet you nowhere (no), I don't want none of your time and (no), I don't want no scrubs."

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    "Me & My Girls" by Selena Gomez

    The title says it all: Gomez dedicates this driven jam to her best friends, who come out singing backup. "That's kind of what I've been experiencing — being single, going out, not worrying about any guys, just being with your girls," Gomez told iHeartRadio.

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    "Single" by Natasha Bedingfield

    If you ever need a reminder that you don't need a man to save you, another person to validate you, or another half to make you whole, this is your anthem. Because you definitely don't need to be on someone's arm to look good.