“Sorry” by Beyoncé
Perfect for: Giving the middle finger to the guy who scorned you
Since Bey debuted her surprise visual album Lemonade, the Beyhive has been abuzz with talk about bombs she dropped alluding to Jay Z’s rumored cheating in her new songs. One of these songs, “Sorry,” contains the line “He only want me when I'm not there / He better call Becky with the good hair”—the line that launched a thousand stingers at fashion designer and alleged Jay Z mistress Rachel Roy. “Sorry” isn’t on Spotify or YouTube yet, but it’s available for preview on Tidal.
“One Dance” by Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla
Perfect for: Beachside partying
Featuring vocals by Nigerian artist Wizkid and English singer Kyla, Drizzy’s hot new single off his upcoming album Views from the 6 is a sweaty, sexy tropical jam that will have you shimmying your boo-tay to its beach-perfect beat.
“Champagne Problems” by Nick Jonas
Perfect for: Drinking your problems away
“So many reasons not to celebrate / But I hate to see you cry so let's drink before goodbye,” Nick sings in his latest pop banger, which he revealed in a Reddit AMA is “about sharing a bottle of champagne with my now-ex (Olivia Culpo) as we were breaking up to kind of close that chapter.” Nick went on to say that the moment was “sad and slightly sweet at the same time.” Aww.
“If It Ain’t Love” by Jason Derulo
Perfect for: That regular hookup you’re starting to fall for
If you liked last year’s “Want to Want Me,” you’ll love Jason’s latest dancefloor-filler about a passionate fling which has him asking himself “If it ain't love, why does it feel so good?”
“Hair” by Little Mix feat. Sean Paul
Perfect for: Getting a D-bag who ain’t worth it out of your hair
The British girl group’s collab with the Jamaican star is a fun and feisty breakup anthem that’s all about ditching the jerk who hurt you and being awesome instead. With a video depicting Perrie, Jesy, and Jade helping Leigh-Anne post-breakup via a slumber party complete with cocktails, pizza, and Risky Business-style hallway sliding, getting over heartbreak never looked this much fun.
“New Romantics” by Taylor Swift
Perfect for: Embracing your flawed, fabulous self
The joyously self-affirming bonus track off Tay-Tay’s 1989 got the music video treatment just last month, featuring footage from her mammoth 1989 World Tour. The MV is a love letter of sorts to her fans; in a voice-over, she says: “The fans are the best part of this tour. They’re the reason the shows are incredible, and I know those fans out there are just all in.” Aww. #Swiftie4EVER
“Needed Me” by Rihanna
Perfect for: Those moments when you’ve run out of fucks to give
“Didn't they tell you that I was a savage? Fuck your white horse and a carriage,” RiRi spits in the bass-y, badass new single off Anti. The song comes with an NSFW video directed by Spring Breakers filmmaker Harmony Korine which has RiRi wielding a gun, paying a visit to a seedy strip club, and putting her twins on show (again).
“Let Me Love You” by Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne
Perfect for: Getting back on the sexing horse post-breakup
“I just broke up with my ex / You're the one I’m feeling as I'm laying on your chest,” Ariana breathes in her slow, seductive new single—proving to everyone that Dangerous Woman-era Ari has, indeed, grown up.
“Inside Out” by The Chainsmokers feat. Charlee
Perfect for: Feeling totally *fragile* with a lover
The DJ duo behind “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down” is back with another hit-in-the-making, this time featuring Swedish singer Charlee. As you hear her softly croon “I’m gonna love you inside out” against a bed of lush electronic production, prepare to feel that old tug at the heartstrings.
“Famous” by Kanye West
Perfect for: Walking into a room like you own it
The first single off Kanye’s The Life of Pablo is a sample-ridden hip-hop masterpiece that features guest vocals by Rihanna and takes a dig at Taylor Swift (“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous”). Whether you agree with Ye or not, go on and watch the Yeezy-approved spoof video starring comedians and Master of None stars Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim. You won’t regret it.