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65 Songs About Being Single and Happy

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about being happily single. If you're single and happy, then you're not afraid of your own company, can provide for yourself, are independent, and treasure your freedom.

Make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about being happily single. If you're single and happy, then you're not afraid of your own company, can provide for yourself, are independent, and treasure your freedom.

Happily Single: Glass Half Full

If you're a glass half full type of person, then you're probably already rocking the single lifestyle. High five to you, my friend! Being single presents an opportunity to discover who you are as an adult — according to your way, your schedule, and your own needs. Unafraid of your own company, you don't label being without a partner as "lonely." You treasure your freedom and can proudly provide for yourself.

This special time in your life is a period of liberation, playing the field, and crafting an adventurous, satisfying life. Build a lifestyle that suits you without having to satisfy the whims or obligations of a long-term commitment. Perhaps you're honing in on what you want in a potential partner (if you want to settle down at all). Being happily single is a lot better than being in the wrong relationship!

If unattached is your relationship status, make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B song about being happily single. We have a have a long list to start you off.

1. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Being young and single presents an opportunity to discover who you are and create the life path you desire. In this infectiously positive pop song from 2004, the narrator compares her life to a book whose contents have yet to be written. Taking the pen in her hand, she is just now embarking on writing the story of a lifetime.

Enjoy the freedom of being single by going boldly where life takes you. Live adventurously, writing yourself as the hero who enjoys exciting plot twists, explores unique settings, and mixes with vibrant characters that only the mind can fathom!

2. "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya

The woman in this 2016 pop tune makes it clear that "this queen don't need a king" because she is confident and happy living the solo life. She's flying high on her own and has no need to dress up, sit still and look pretty while waiting to attract the love, attention, and approval of a man. Rather than being someone's trophy wife, this tough gal wants to run the world herself. Seems legit!

3. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé

After spending three years with a man who couldn't bring himself to commit, the woman in this 2008 R&B song has moved on. While celebrating her new single status in the club, she finds that other men are definitely taking notice of her, and the sexy dancing and flirting make her ex jealous.

On behalf of all single ladies, this smart gal notifies her former beau that he has no right to be angry or envious now that other men are chatting her up. He had his chance: "If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it." The Grammy Award-winning song caught the global music charts on fire.

4. "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix

In this fun 2016 diss track, a single gal hoops and hollers a big "thank you" to her former flame for setting her free. She's no longer tied down to the moody, tattooed guy she wasn't sure she loved anyway. Although the pathetic user who was once her significant other once broke her heart, the narrator has now bounced back like a slinky. Now she is gleefully living her best life, single and free.

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5. "Good Thing" by Kehlani and Zedd

People who master the single life know that alone certainly doesn't have to mean lonely. In this sultry 2019 R&B number, a woman applauds the single life she loves. She appreciates her own company, can provide for herself, and treasures her freedom:

I'm good by myself, don't need no one else
Don't tell me that you got a good thing for me
'Cause I already got a good thing.

Although the narrator doesn't foreclose the possibility of a relationship, she has found that romance hasn't been her strong suit. That's okay, however, because her solo life is perfectly happy.

6. "Hotel Key" by Old Dominion

For the two singles in this upbeat 2018 country song, tequila and weed lead to a one-night stand that they will always remember fondly. With their clothes strewn all over the hotel room floor, the couple dance, talk about their lives and dream about running away. With the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, the strangers-turned-lovers sleep hours past the noon check-out time. Then the girl quietly slips back into her single life, taking their hotel key as a souvenir of their memorable night. This is a love match that might have been.

7. "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore

Young, free, and single is the self-proclamation of this refreshingly feminist narrator in the classic 1963 pop song, "You Don't Own Me." The woman in this Grammy Hall of Fame tune cautions her date not to tell her what to do or say and warns him not to put her on display when they go out on a date. After all, she's her own woman and wouldn't treat him like that. No one owns this sassy broad:

I'm young, and I love to be young
I'm free, and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please.

8. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

Although Cyndi Lauper made this 1983 dance-pop song famous, her version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is actually a cover. The song's obscure original version was written and released in 1979, by American musician Robert Hazard. Whereas his rendition disparaged single women for their promiscuity, Lauper tweaked the lyrics to reclaim the song as a female empowerment anthem. Her version promotes the perspective that all women want is to have the same enjoyable experiences as the guys.

9. "Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo

The single life is treating the confident fella in this 2003 electronic-infused R&B tune mighty fine now that he is "uncoupled" and back in the dating game. There is no one to answer to or argue with, and better days are in sight now that pain and heartbreak are in his rear view mirror. The narrator is both feeling and looking good. He has himself pulled together mentally and emotionally as he rides solo.

10. "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande

In this 2019 R&B hit, Ariana Grande finds herself single and appreciating the various ways that her former partners have enriched her life, thereby making her the person that she is today. The chart-topping song about self-love became a global hit. It was written in the wake of the artist's broken engagement to Saturday Night Live comedian/actor Pete Davidson and the death of ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. "Thank U, Next" was recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

11. "When It Rains It Pours" by Luke Combs

The good ole boy in this 2017 country tune finds himself suddenly single when he is dumped by his fiancée for reasons unknown. Luck improves later on that week when he buys a winning $100 scratch-off lottery ticket at the local gas station. This sets off a series of other small wins for his new life as a bachelor. For example, he scores a Panama beach vacation for two from a local radio station, gets the last parking spot at Hooters, and wins a Moose Club raffle for a used four-wheeler plus golf passes for he and his buddies.

As the narrator deep sea fishes in Panama with the Hooters waitress he picked up, he can barely believe his luck. The country boy is most thankful that he'll never have to see his "ex-future-mother-in-law" again now that he is living the single life.

12. "Stronger" by Britney Spears

Addressing a former lover who betrayed her, the narrator in this worldwide 2000 synthpop hit gives notice that she is not her ex's property. She is leading her own life as an independent, single woman. Better off on her own without him, she is resilient in having rebounded from their broken relationship. Vowing to grow consistently stronger each day, she stands tall rather than lonely. This is someone who is better and stronger on her own as she moves forward.

13. "Miss Movin' On" by Fifth Harmony

There was a time when the gutsy gal in this 2013 R&B ditty was innocent and weak. Fragile and fearful, the narrator was a girl too trusting for her own good. Following a difficult relationship bust up, she's moving on as a single woman, feeling electrified, independent, and strong. Now that she has revamped her life, this is someone on a journey of self-discovery as a single lady. She is not going back to the woman she was once was.

14. "Lush Life" by Zara Larsson

This 2015 electropop song features a single girl who dances until dawn. She breaks up with her boyfriend to live the full tilt solo life without regrets. Her single life consists of a series of short-lived crushes, no serious commitments or encumbrances, and living in the moment. Life is one big party.

15. "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo

Lizzo took the world by storm with this 2017 viral sleeper hit that eventually nabbed the hip hop artist:

  • a Grammy Award
  • the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and
  • recognition by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The self-love and empowerment anthem is a diss track about a woman who is moving on from a broken relationship and rebuilding her life as a single lady:

I put the "sing" in single
Ain't worried 'bout a ring on my finger.

The saucy narrator broke up with her lying ex-boyfriend who didn't treat her respectfully. Now, as a newly single person, she is happy to dish out some truth to her former partner and move on in her exciting life, casually dating one of his friends. He had that coming to him!

16. "I Don't Need a Man" by Pussycat Dolls

The narrator in this 2006 dance number firmly declares that she is her own woman and doesn't need a man to punch her ticket. This single woman feels complete without a partner, as she is fully self-sufficient in supplying whatever she needs or wants. This modern woman's affections cannot be purchased but rather must be earned.

17. "Die Young" by Kesha

Whooping it up in the club, Kesha calls for a celebration of youth and having a good time in this worldwide electropop hit from 2012. The song features a narrator living a single life of hookups and partying. She's having fun on tap and flirts heavily with someone else's boyfriend. Brandishing a carefree moral attitude, the songstress advocates living each day as your last (because you never really know).

18. "Single" by Natasha Bedingfield

Make no mistake. The narrator in this 2004 adult contemporary track is nobody's arm decoration or "plus one." She doesn't need to be anyone's better half because she's perfectly whole right now, thank you. Content as an uncoupled individual, the self-assured narrator isn't waiting on a man to rescue or validate her. She is proud to be an independent, single lady, standing on her own. If the right partner comes along, then she'll do it her way, on her schedule.

19. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain

The single woman in this Grammy Award-winning 1999 country crossover ditty is getting all dolled up for a girls' night out on the town. Seeking to abandon the expectations of being ladylike, she just wants to dance, have fun with friends, and cut loose for the evening rather than look for romance. The female empowerment anthem was inspired by female drag performers the Canadian singer witnessed at a resort she used to perform at when she first began her career.

20. "Hero" by Mariah Carey

Singlehood is a relationship status, not an inferior state. When you are living the solo life, facing both daily struggles and adversity without a relationship partner to lean on for love or encouragement, do not despair. Get inspired to pull yourself through.

In this globally popular 1993 R&B ballad, songstress Mariah Carey urges you to cast away all fears and doubts and reach deep within yourself for the hero that resides inside. "Hero" is widely considered her signature song. Yes, you have the strength and dignity to save yourself. You can do it!

"Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely." - Fisher Amelie, American author

"Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely." - Fisher Amelie, American author

Even More Songs About Being Single and Happy

SongArtistYear Released

21. Party for One

Carly Rae Jepson

2018

22. Young, Sexy, and Single

Rita Ora

2012

23. Independent Women

Destiny's Child

2000

24. Just Fine

Mary J. Blige

2007

25. How Am I Doin'

Dierks Bentley

2004

26. Roar

Katy Perry

2013

27. It's My Life

Bon Jovi

2000

28. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson

2011

29. I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor

1978

30. Shake It Off

Taylor Swift

2014

31. Dear No One

Tori Kelly

2015

32. Love Myself

Hailee Steinfeld

2015

33. Fight Song

Rachel Platten

2014

34. 22

Taylor Swift

2013

35. I Do Not Hook Up

Kelly Clarkson

2009

36. Shotgun

George Ezra

2018

37. Sorry Not Sorry

Demi Lovato

2017

38. No Scrubs

TLC

1999

39. Me Too

Meghan Trainor

2016

40. I'm Like a Bird

Nelly Furtado

2000

41. I'm Good

The Mowgli's

2016

42. I Gotta Feeling

Black Eyed Peas

2009

43. Lone Ranger

Rachel Platten

2016

44. B.O.B.

Macy Gray

2015

45. Clean

Hey Violet

2019

46. Soulmate

Lizzo

2020

47. Joan of Arc

Little Mix

2018

48. Woman

Kesha

2017

49. My Future

Billie Eilish

2020

50. Born Free

Kid Rock

2010

51. Dance Again

Selena Gomez

2020

52, Since U Been Gone

Kelly Clarkson

2004

53. Rico Suave

Geraldo

1990

54. Mambo No. 5

Lou Bega

1999

55. Ramblin' Man

The Allman Brothers

1973

56. The Fireman

George Strait

1984

57. To All the Girls I've Loved Before

Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson

1984

58. Blank Space

Taylor Swift

2014

59 Young Girls

Bruno Mars

2012

60. 24K Magic

Bruno Mars

2016

61. Travelin' Man

Ricky Nelson

1961

62. Take It Easy

Eagles

1972

63. Into the Blue

Kylie Minogue

2014

64. Better in a Black Dress

Katie Arminger

2013

65. Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish

2021

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