Bad girl songs are a great way to cut loose, and there's definitely no shame in feeling a little naughty every now and then. After all, musicians like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have proved that nice girls don't always finish first—you can be as bad as you want to be and twerk your way to the top. Bad girl songs are the perfect tunes to play when you're getting all pumped up for a girls' night out. You and your friends should definitely try to put together a playlist loaded with songs about babes behaving badly. Here are 7 tunes to help you get the party started:
When it comes to bad girl songs, you can't top this tune. Just look at its title! The beat is hypnotic, and M.I.A. encourages listeners to embrace misbehaving by crooning, "Live fast, die young / Bad girls do it well." Well, the "die young" thing is a bit disturbing—I definitely don't want anyone to get in a car accident because they were rocking out to this song while banging on the dashboard. M.I.A.'s tune is fun to dance to, but try to save your violent thrashing for the club.
Of course Ms. Naked Wrecking Ball Rider had to land on this list! Miley is fighting for your right to twerk and stick your tongue out all night long, so don't let anyone stop you from doing you. This song is perfect for imaginative bad girls because it's all about a party where anything is possible—the music video features money sandwiches, French fry skulls, and twerking teddy bears. There are also defiant lyrics like this: "It’s our party we can do what we want." So take a page from Miley and let loose by doing whatever you want to do—just make sure that it isn't something illegal. Orange might be the new black, but there are no fun house parties with hot dog piñatas in prison.
Xtina was making members of the uptight brigade fan themselves with their hands long before Miley abused that poor foam finger at the MTV VMAs. When the genie came out of her bottle, she traded her harem pants for butt-baring chaps and a whole bunch of piercings. And here are some of her dirty lyrics: "Tight hip huggers (low for sure) / Shake a little somethin' (on the floor) / I need that, uh, to get me off / Sweatin' until my clothes come off." So Miley wasn't the first Disney star to leave the House of Mouse behind by getting almost naked. How did the same magical place that produced so many prim and proper princesses also create so many bad girls?
And you can't have a Christina song on this list without an answer from her old pop rival. Britney's tune isn't nearly as raunchy as "Dirrty," but it's the perfect anthem for sweet-looking girls who are secretly bad. This line says it all: "I'm not that innocent." Basically the song is about a girl who toys with the heart of a poor love-stricken boy. It might not seem wild enough for some bad girls out there, but if you remember Britney's nude bodysuit from the 2000 VMAs, then you'll realize the role this song played in making the pop princess a bona fide bad girl.
This is the perfect song for a bad girl who has just gone through a breakup. So what if you feel like drinking your woes away and starting a fight? You're still a rock star—you just have to work through those emotions by lashing out a little. Just don't actually start a fight and get so drunk that you drive a ride-on lawnmower down the middle of Sunset Blvd. There are other bad girl ways you can work through your anger that aren't quite as dangerous—just try getting a new tattoo or calling up your ex to tell him that he's a tool.
And here's another musician that paved the way for Miley Cyrus's over-the-top antics. The Glitter Queen might even be able to top Miley with her crazy claim that her vagina is haunted (Ke$ha said that she actually tried to have the pesky poltergeist exorcised). Most of us were first introduced to the singer when she informed us that she brushes her teeth with a bottle of Jack. So since that's her idea of personal hygiene, maybe the ghost thing shouldn't seem too wack. "TiK Tok" is definitely the perfect song for bad girls who want to party all night, and it's great that Ke$ha has taught us how to deal with the bad morning breath that comes with a wild all-nighter.
Here's a tune for all the ladies who love "Fifty Shades of Grey." There's nothing wrong with a guilty pleasure that involves whips and chains, right? But even if you're a bad girl who isn't into BDSM, you can still put on a little black leather and enjoy getting down to this racy song. Here's the best bad girl line: "'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it." Whips and chains might not excite you, but surely this sexy song will.
So if you're a member of the bad girls' club, you'll definitely want to listen to some of these songs before heading out to the club. Just try not to get into too much trouble. So are there any other bad girl anthems you can think of that belong on this list?
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