Diana Ross, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne. What have they all got in common? Going solo opened an exciting new chapter in their lives. So, at a time of year when couples get all the attention, we’re celebrating the singletons doing it for themselves 🙏 Whether you’re saying “byeee” to an ex or simply feeling fierce and free, crank up these anthems…
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
"Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe
But look at where I ended up
I'm all good already
So moved on, it's scary"
A feelgood dancefloor filler from the upcoming Future Nostalgia album, in pop icon Dua’s words, Don’t Start Now is “…about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that.”
Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra – Evil Woman
"Evil woman, how you done me wrong
But now you're tryin' to wail a different song
Ha, ha, funny, how you broke me up
You made the wine, now you drink a cup"
Most of us can relate to ELO’s hit about being wronged by a significant other but it’s hard to stay angry when listening to this catchy tune! Interestingly, Jeff Lynne wrote this song in no time at all, telling Rolling Stone: “It was the quickest thing I'd ever done… It was inspired by a certain woman, but I can't say who. She's appeared a few times in my songs.”
TLC – No Scrubs
"So no, I don't want your number
No, I don't want to give you mine and
No, I don't want to meet you nowhere
No, I don't want none of your time"
One of the best-selling girl groups of all time, TLC taught us the definition of a scrub and why they should be avoided at all costs!
Pussycat Dolls – I Don’t Need A Man
"I don't need a man to make me feel good
I get off doing my thing"
Iconic girl group Pussycat Dolls’ fifth UK top ten single, this empowering track is a salute to independent ladies everywhere!
Ella Eyre – New Me
"Ella ain't here, it's a new me
I don't make time for your foolin'
Kinda got things to be doin', oh
It's a new-new me"
MOBO and BRIT award-winner Ella Eyre says “We’ve all made bad decisions at the end of a relationship and ‘New Me’ is about embodying a whole new mindset and finding the strength and self-worth to cut off a toxic situation.”
McFly – Lies
"When you start talking, I start walking
Lies, lies, lies"
This high energy track, which was accompanied by an epic six-minute music video set in an apocalyptic world, is pretty dark compared to McFly’s usual material! According to singer/songwriter Tom, “We did have a girl in mind when we wrote it, but really it's an amalgam of several girls we have met along the way.”
Little Mix – Shout Out to My Ex
"Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never bring me down"
Winning the band a BRIT for Song of the Year, Shout Out to My Ex is the perfect singalong breakup anthem.