Solita Pero Feliz: A (mostly) WOC Single Girl's Playlist that Doesn't Include a SINGLE Taylor Swift song

July 19, 2018

The first installment of songs of self adoration, sexual liberation, strong female love and friendship over relationships with losers, and walking away from those relationships when they no longer serve you.... belt these bangers alone in your car (remember tho- if you're not black- don't say it!), while working on your boss bitch moves, 

riding around with your girls, or in a pinch- when that no good, do nothing fuckboy creeps back into your gorgeous head. oh, and for your listening pleasure- ZERO Taylor Swift. 

 

*Spotify Playlist link HERE!*

 

 

Las Cadenas- Selena y Los Dinos

This is the song that started it all: It was two years ago and I was driving around listening to a lot of Selena, and trying to pick myself after the last guy I really fell hard for ghosted me for a gringa (I should have known.) My Spanish is pretty basic- but on a particularly sad day- I realized how clearly I understood this song and it's meaning. And I realized how happy I'd be once I was free of loving him.

I loved the realization of empowerment in this happy song so much- I had Carmen create art for it!

 

Ahora que ya no estás me siento libre
Me voy donde voy, y nadie lo impide
Yo mando mi vida y me siento más feliz
Y nunca nunca volveré a caer contigo

 

Ahora que ya no estás, me siento alegre
Ya ha pasado todo, y ay no me duele
Pero hoy por siempre solo habrá felicidad
Aquí en mi alma yo de ti no quiero nada
Porque rompí ya las cadenas de tu amor
Y ya nunca nunca volveré

Porque rompí ya las cadenas de tu amor
Y ya nunca más te quiero ver
Porque rompi ya las cadernas de tu amor
Y ya nunca más te quiero ver
Porque he oldivado esos recuerdos
De tu amor y tus besos
Y espero alguien nuevo
Ya no siento más amor por ti
Ya no habrá más lagrimas aquí
Ya verás seré feliz sin ti

Ahora que ya no estás, me siento alegre
Ya ha pasado todo, y ay no me duele
Pero hoy…

 

 

 

 

I Do- Cardi B & Sza

I think us bad bitches is a gift from God (gift from God)
I think you broke hoes need to get a job (get a job)
Now I'm a boss, I write my own name on the checks (Cardi)
Pussy so good, I say my own name during sex

 

Missy Eliot, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk — “Lady Marmalade”

 

He come through with the money in the garter belts
I let him know we bout that cake straight up the gate uh
We independent women, some mistake us for whores
I'm sayin‘, why spend mine when I can spend yours
Disagree? Well that's you and I’m sorry
Imma keep playing these cats out like Atari
Wearing high heel shoes, getting love from the dudes
4 bad ass chicks from the Moulin Rouge...

 

 

Janet Jackson — “Nasty”

I'm not a prude (no)
I just want some respect (that's right)
So close the door if you want me to respond (ooh ooh yeah)
'Cause privacy is my middle name
My last name is Control
No my first name ain't baby
It's Janet
Miss Jackson if you're nasty

 

 

Rihanna- Needed Me

Like honestly, fuck Drake tho right???


But baby
Don't get it twisted
You was just another n**** on the hit list

Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage

Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it
You needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby ooh, you needed me

 


Riding Round-Kali Uchis

"Now his face is looking kinda flustered
He didn't know that I was my own hustler
Baby, understand, I don't need a man
Fuck me over, I'll fuck you worse then take off to Japan
He thought I couldn't cross the street without holdin' his hand
And that if he did his dirt he'd get off with a reprimand"

 

 

 

Sorry- Beyonce

 

ICONIC: "Middle fingers up, put them hands high
Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye

Tell him, boy, bye, middle fingers up
I ain't thinking 'bout you

Sorry, I ain't sorry
Sorry, I ain't sorry"

 

 

 

Brujas- Princess Nokia

I'm your supreme
I'm your supreme

We is them ghetto witches
Speaking in tongue bitches
Fall on the floor
Got sage on the door [x4]

Talk shit, we can cast spells

 


Long weaves, long nails
Corn rows, pig tails
Baby fathers still in jail
Good witches, I fuck with
Bad bitches, we run shit
4 bitches, 4 corners
North, East, West, South shit
Good witches, I fuck with
Hopped off of my broomstick
Witchcraft, bitch craft
Light magic, it's nothing

Orisha, my alter [x3]
Got coins on the counter

I'm that Black a-Rican bruja straight out from the Yoruba
And my people come from Africa diaspora, Cuba
And you mix that Arawak, that original people

 


I'm that Black Native American, I vanquish all evil
I'm that Black a-Rican bruja straight out from the Yoruba
And my ancestors Nigerian, my grandmas was brujas
And I come from an island and it's called Puerto Rico
And it's one of the smallest but it got the most people

Orisha, my alter [x3]
Got coins on the counter
[x2]

Don't you fuck with my energy [x8]

Casting spells with my cousins
I'm the head of this coven
I'm a shapeshifting bitch, you don't know who you loving
Better light you a candle
I heard the nighttime was black
And if you don't watch your step the greatest bitch will be back
I cast a circle in white and I can vanquish your spite
And if you hex me with hate then I'ma conjour the light
Your evil ways put no fight
I ain't no queen of the night
I'm a bruja, I'm a bruja, and I'ma dress in all white

I'm your supreme [x8]

[American Horror Story: Coven sample]
"Tituba! Voodoo slave girl who graced us with her black magic"

You made her a slave
Before that she came from a great tribe, the Arawak
She gave it to your girls of Salem
A gift repaid with betrayal
Maybe you ain't heard the news about civilization starting in Africa
We more than just pins in dolls and seeing the future in chicken parts
Been reading too many tourist guides, hm
Everything you got, you got from us

 

Mi Cucu- La Sonora Dinamita

Basically: "I know I'm hot- Now how about you fuck off, creep"

 

 

None Of Your Business- Salt-N-Pepa

 

If I want to take a guy home with me tonight
It's none of your business
And she want to be a freak and sell it on the weekend
It's none of your business

Now you shouldn't even get into who I'm givin' skins to
It's none of your business
So don't try to change my mind, I'll tell you one more time
It's none of your business

 

 

Q.U.E.E.N.- Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu 

 

Conceivably the most PERFECT (no exaggeration) Song Ever Made. The beat, every freaking lyric,  the smooth af Badu feature- and the goosebumps and tears at Janelle's rap at the end 

 

 

 

Kali Uchis-Loner

That's why I'd rather be a loner
Yeah I'd rather be alone
I don't even want to know ya
I don't want to be known
Cause I'd rather be a loner
I'd much rather be alone
Baby it was nice to know ya
Packing up and leaving home

 

 

 

 

Mi Cuerpo Es Mio- Krudas Cubensi

"Saquen sus rosarios de nuestros ovarios Saquen su doctrina de nuestra vagina

Ni amo, ni estado, ni partido, ni marido"

 
“Antipatriarca” by Ana Tijoux

Yo no camino detrás de ti, yo camino de la par aquí

Tu no me vas a humillar, tu no me vas a gritar

Tu no me vas someter tu no me vas a golpear

Tu no me vas denigrar, tu no me vas obligar

Tu no me vas a silenciar tu no me vas a callar

 

Julieta Venegas- Me Voy

A song about realizing when the relationship has run it's course:

"Porque se que me espera algo mejor

Alguien que sepa darme amor

De ese que endulza la sal y hace que salga el sol

Yo que pensé nunca me iría que es amor del bueno

De toda la vida pero

Hoy entendí que no hay suficiente para los dos"

 

After the Storm- Kali Uchis ft.

Tyler the Creator & Bootsy Collins

Although the video for this song has Kali literally going out and buying seeds to plant a man- the lyrics for the song and they're meaning (explained bellow) are all about self love. I love this bitch. 

  

Loba- Shakira
Ya está sentada en su mesa y pone la mira en su proxima presa

Pobre del desprevenido que no se esperaba una de esas

 

 

 

 

Promiscuous Girl- Nelly Frutado Timbaland 

I still get down to this Y2K era anthem for casual sex - that included and CELEBRATED girl ho-dem FOR ONCE. (Unlike :ahem: Snoop Doggs "ain't no fun" Slut Shaming Anthem)

 

 

 

 

 

"Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott

Ain't No Shame Ladies Do Your Thing, Just Make Sure You're Ahead of the Game

 

 

 

Bossy- Kelis

 

Aye yo 
You don't have to love me 
You don't even have to like me 
But you will respect me

You know why cause I'm a boss

'

 

 

Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye,

Da Brat & Missy Elliott - Ladies Night
Tryin' to impress me with your five G stones, I give you ten G's n**** if you leave me alone, screamin'

The moral of the story is this
You ain't lickin' this, you ain't stickin' this
And I got witnesses, ask any n**** I been with
They ain't hit shit till they stuck they tongue in this

 


 

 

Miami- Kali Uchis ft. Bia

"But why would I be Kim, I could be Kanye In the land of opportunity and palm trees"- of this line she said “I’m not the Kim on your motorcycle, bitch. I’m the one riding the shit.”

 

 

 

 Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)

"Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem / 

Baby girl respect is just a minimum"

 

 

Consideration- Rihanna ft. Sza

I got to do things my own way darling
 

 

 

 

To Be Continued...?

 

 

 

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