Boyfriends are Only Good For 2 Things: To Teach You Life Lessons & To Make GREAT Songs


Boyfriends are Only Good For 2 Things: To Teach You Life Lessons & To Make GREAT Songs


2018 was the year of WOMAN. Rather you are single, in a “situationship” engaged, married, or anything in between, music artists created the perfect playlist for every type of woman.


Joan of Arc: Little Mix

The empowering UK-female group Little Mix dropped their fifth studio album in 2018 and it was an ode to the fact that WOMEN RULE THE WORLD-without a man! Joan of Arc calls out some of the history-changing and most powerful women in the world in their hit song:


Man, I feel like Cleopatra
Joan Of Arc, Queen of Hearts, yeah
Tonight, it’s only me that matters
Oh, you are the feminist type?
Hell yeah, I am!


Feeling like the Queen of the Nile who was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, or being like the heroine of France who led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans is the mood for all of 2019.

Of course, the epic song doesn’t end there! While conquering the world as the beautiful feminist, Little Mix reminds their listeners that they can do it on their own with or without a man:


I don’t need a man
If I’m loving you, it’s ’cause I can (’cause I can)
I don’t want your cash
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand (woo)
I put my own rock on my hand
I don’t need a man
If I’m loving you, it’s ’cause I can


In Jesy’s, Jade’s, Perrie’s, and Leigh-Ann’s voice: Make way for the G-O double D, E-S-S


Everything: Ella Mai

From the same girl who made us swoon with “Boo’d Up” comes one of her songs from her 2018 debut album, “Everything”. In the song, Ella serenades her love and thanks him for his undying love and appreciation of her:


I’d be lying if I said I never really cared how
I step out the bed
You notice my perfume and tell me I’m perfect
Ooh, you’re so deserving
Baby, you’re worth it
I could tell I’m your focus
I’m all on your mind and I know it
Even when I’m off, boy, you on it
Sometimes you might talk but you show me


Featuring John Legend, the song reflects the honest truth of a relationship. It’s not sunshine and rainbows all the time: the person will get to know the ugly truth of their partner. But if they do and accept them for who they are, then they get everything:


You notice everything
So I give my everything
My pain and my struggle
My friend and my lover
I put that on everything
Feels like a forever thing
Yeah, you take my everything
So we can have everything
Yeah, we gon’ have everything


Better Off: Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has been one of the artists in 2018 who have spearheaded feminism and girl power this past year. With her hits such as, “God is a Woman” and “thank you, next”, she has created hit after hit about embracing your womanhood, and leaving the boys behind. She does it again with her song “Better Off” off of her 2018 album, “Sweetner”:


Steering clear of any headaches to start
And if we’re being honest
I’d rather your body than half of your heart
Or jealous-ridden comments
That come when you let in them feelings that I don’t want
I never let ’em know too much
Hate gettin’ too emotional, oh, yeah


Grande expresses to her fans that if your partner refuses to accept who you are and causes you more pain than peace, then you’re better off without them:


I’m better off without him
I’m better off being a wild one
On the road a lot, had to keep it a thousand
So that I’m better off not being around ya


Woman: Kesha

Kesha has been dominant in the feminism movement in 2018. With her battle with music producer Dr. Luke and record label Sony, the singer/songwriter was transparent about the turmoil that she endured while being absent from the music scene for the last four years. Now, she’s reminding everyone that she’s a GROWN woman:


I buy my own things, I pay my own bills
These diamond rings, my automobiles
Everything I got, I bought it
Boys can’t buy my love, buy my love, yeah
I do what I want (she does), say what you say
I work real hard every day


Even though the legal battle with her ex-producer is still ongoing, Kesha is staying strong throughout the process, and uplifting her fans with her powerful lyrics. She’s a reminder that we don’t need a man to help us with anything:


Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
‘Cause I run my shit, baby


Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monae

Let your crown shine, honey! The Grammy-nominated singer reminds her fans to ignore the haters and reign on:


I can’t believe all of the things they say about me
Walk in the room they throwing shade left to right
They be like ooh, she’s so fun face
And I just tell em, cut me up, and get down


Janelle Monae is being unapologetic with the way she’s living her life and encourages others to follow suit. She’s announced that she’s a proud “queer Black woman” that embraces every feminine part about her. If anyone has a problem, then she knows just what to do:


They call us dirty cause we break all your rules down
And we just came to act a fool, is that all right?
(Girl, that’s alright)
They be like, ooh let them eat cake
But we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground