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Girls. There is no denying it, we have it much worse than the boys. All of the double standards and rules placed on us. Some of us also struggled after a parent's divorce or bullying. Some of us experienced rejection; others got whatever they wanted. Unfortunately, that is how the world is, and most likely always will be. But fortunately, there are songs we can listen to and relate to, to jam and relieve stress, singing along to in the shower!
Here are the top 10 (modern) songs every girl should relate to:
10. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
"You Belong With Me" was a hit back in 2008 for Taylor Swift. The track's story includes two young characters that are total opposites at school. You have the football player that is dating the fancy cheerleader (typical) and an ordinary girl that isn't afraid to be herself. They live next to each other, so we can assume that the pair grew up with each other and she has always had feelings for him. The story may seem unoriginal, however, a lot of us can agree that this is true most of the time. The end of the track suggests that they finally got together—if only that could happen in real life.
9. "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
If you don't relate to this song, you are not HUMAN. This song is a blessing to females because we go through so much, we are always pushing ourselves, and all of the responsibilities we have tend to wear us down. We are human, we can't always have things go swell. The symbolism in the track is iconic. Underwood uses a car crash and a mother pleading for Jesus's mercy as a metaphor for all of life's struggles. We think we have everything together, but in reality, anything can happen. Sometimes we need to have faith—at least, have faith in anything at all.
8. "Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert
Some of us grew up with parents that were straight up and held no words back. Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" is something us women can all say we have felt. We all have been left at least once in our lives by a man that didn't deserve us in the first place. However, the breakup always gets to us. We tend to be over dramatic. Our mothers tell us to suck it up and keep a pretty face, but they don't understand... or do they?
7. "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus
"The Climb" was every girl's favorite song back in the Hannah Montana days. I mean, Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus had some pretty catchy songs that some of us still jam to and refuse to delete from our playlists. Yes, I am aware they are the same person. Miley is Hannah; Hannah is Miley. "The Climb" brings awareness to one's insecurities and doubts. Growing up, we all doubt ourselves at some point. Whether it be that we won't succeed at something, or we'll let others down. The message of the song is quite beautiful: We all should believe in ourselves.
6. "Daddy Issues" by Demi Lovato
Some of us have daddy issues, and we all handle and cope with them differently. Demi's take on the topic is interesting from a psychological perspective. Some of us never had a reliable father figure to teach us how a man is supposed to treat us. People with daddy issues usually tend to partake in what some would consider risky behavior—for example, dating an older man. We tend to search for a father figure in a boyfriend because we lacked that type of relationship. Even if the men we chase have no real interest in a future with us, we go after them because we feel secure and euphoric with the attention they give us. They fill a void in our lives.
5. "I'm A Mess" by Bebe Rexha
Houston, we DO have a problem! Well... problems! Sometimes us girls just have issues. Trust issues, security issues, psychotic issues... you get the idea. Rexha has issues in "I'm A Mess." Some of us are just that: A mess. We are very doubtful and we're always plucking the petals. We end up telling ourselves that "he doesn't love me," and even if that is the case then we should be okay with it. We should appreciate ourselves for who we are. We can always improve ourselves!
4. "NO" by Meghan Trainor
We have all had a guy, or a couple of guys, ask us out and we just can't stomach the feeling of dating them. It's honestly annoying to us, too; usually men will try until we say yes. Life tip boys: When we say no, we mean it. Not all of us are looking for a man at a club—or at all. Sometimes we just want to dance and spend time with our friends. So, no.
3. "everytime" by Ariana Grande
Have you listened to Ariana's new album Sweetener? If not, you need to. This particular track is highly relatable to those of us that have given men a countless numbers of chances. Grande states that she always goes back and just can't let go even when she claims so. Every girl has had this issue at some point in their life. I wonder if there is a deeper meaning in this song for Ariana. If not, I'm sure we can create deeper meanings for the song with our own experiences.
2. "Kill Em With Kindness" by Selena Gomez
All of us have had something said that was either untrue or mean to us. In Selena Gomez's "Kill Em With Kindness" she brings out a message to all of us that revenge isn't the answer. Ignoring someone isn't the answer. Nothing. Only kindness is the answer. Some of us need to realize that. Besides, girls can't stand someone they do not like to be kind to them, which is odd, but sometimes the case. What's better than knowing that and being kind? Set an example.
1. "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato
Yes! This queen is being mentioned again! Demi Lovato is probably the most relatable girl ever. "Skyscraper" is a beautiful song and story that those who have been through rough spots in life can relate to. Some of us have been bullied, and words tend to hurt more than some think, sometimes they push us to the edge. Depression is no joke, and bullying is not okay—ever. A while back in Demi's career, many had criticized her and made fun of her appearance via Twitter. She then took time off social media to deal with the haters and cope with her depression. This song was her way of coming back and showing everyone the impact bullying has on others.