Say goodbye to heartache, tears, and loneliness—instead, celebrate your love for yourself this Valentine’s Day. Your independence is beautiful, and you need to take a moment to appreciate it. The fierce female editors at Cooking Light have put together a Spotify playlist called “Single and Happy” that’ll have you singing your heart out. Turn the volume up, listen our favorite girl power anthems on repeat, and embrace your single status with pride.
We started the playlist with “Run the World (Girls)” by the one and only Queen B simply because it provides the ultimate pump and confidence boost.
“You can dance to it and feel like a BAB.” —Kimberly Holland, Associate Digital Editor
“I love this song because, well, it’s blatantly true. I used to have a spin teacher who’d blare this song during class, and she’d just be like, “Sorry, fellas!” I always think of that when I listen to it. It’s really kind of hard not to feel like a bad ass when you listen to it.” —Darcy Lenz, Assistant Food Editor
“Flawless” by Beyoncé
“Because we all need to know that we are sexy mother %&@#@^$ that don’t NEED NO MAN.” —Marie Silvio, Digital Fellow
“Talk about a selfie explosion of women everywhere unafraid to show their makeup-free faces, all because of this popular catch-phrase: “I woke up like this.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedX speech inserted into the song just adds another layer of empowerment and equality, giving women a confidence booster to proclaim, ‘Damn, I look so good tonight.’” —Michelle Darrisaw, Assistant Editor
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
“Makes me want to put on my stilettos and BOOGIE.” —Sidney Fry, Nutrition Editor
Clearly we’re Bey groupies. Sorry not sorry. Hit play and fall in love with her too.
Tell us in the comments: What’s your favorite lady jam?