You've probably been there: You're sitting in your bedroom getting ready for a date — making sure your hair looks even better than Selena Gomez's in her "Come & Get It" music video — and then all of a sudden you get a little bit anxious about what could possibly happen on your date. So what next? If it's too late to cancel and you're in need of a little extra oompf, then jamming out to some empowering tunes may just help you get there. If you're not sure what songs to listen to right before a date, then I've got some suggestions that will leave you feeling like you're 100% that b*tch.
Whether you're meeting your special someone face-to-face for the first time or want to be in the perfect mood for a sexy night out, I've got you covered. With songs by artists like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Megan Thee Stallion, among others, these bops will have you feeling sexier, more self-assured, and more powerful than ever before. So what are you waiting for? It's time to take charge of your life and walk into that date feeling like Beyoncé in her "Get Me Bodied" music videos with these perfect hype songs.
"Juice" by Lizzo
It's no secret that Lizzo knows how to empower the modern woman. Her 2019 single "Juice" can make anyone feel beautiful even on their worst days.
In the song, she sings, "If I'm shining, everybody gonna shine / I was born like this, don't even got to try / I'm like Chardonnay, get better over time / Heard you say I'm not the baddest b*tch, you lie."
Sounds like the perfect date night pump-up song to me!
"I Love Me" by Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato first taught her fans how to be "Confident" back in 2015, and five years later, she released another song all about self-love.
In the song, Demi fights with herself to see her worth, singing, "Why do I compare myself to everyone? / And I always got my finger on the self destruct / I wonder when I love me is enough?"
But in the end, Demi realizes she has nothing to worry about because she's a "ten out of ten," even when she forgets.
"I'm my own worst critic/ Talk a whole lot of sh*t / But I'm a ten out of ten / Even when I forget / I'm a ten out of ten, don't you ever forget it," she sings. Yes to that!
"Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé
You don't have to look hard to find an awesome getting-ready-for-date-night song by Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper — who single-handedly united women all across the world for an epic "Hot Girl Summer" in 2019 — knows how to write a record that will make anyone feel like a "Savage." And that's exactly what she did in 2020 when the world needed a little pick-me-up during the coronavirus pandemic.
Megan's song "Savage" is not only one of her biggest hits, but it was a social media phenomenon. And when Beyoncé got on the remix, the song became even better than it was before.
In the third verse, she sings, "I done got this body ready just for you / Girl, I hope he don't catch me messing around with you / Talking to myself in the mirror like, 'B*tch, you my beau."
Beyoncé and Megan really know how to make their fans feel like a baddie.
"ME!" by Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie
It's hard not to feel powerful when you've got Taylor Swift's music blasting in your ears. Sure, she's the queen of breakup songs, but no one can hold a candle to Swift when it comes to women's empowerment.
In her 2019 hit "ME!" Swift sings, "One of these things is not like the others / Like a rainbow with all of the colors / Baby doll, when it comes to a lover / I promise that you'll never find another like me-e-e."
Listen to this song right before your date, and it's basically impossible to be left feeling insecure.
"Motivation" by Normani
Who better to get "Motivation" from than Normani? After breaking away from Fifth Harmony in 2018, Normani released her 2019 smash "Motivation" to show her fans she's got their back.
In "Motivation," Normani sings, "You got a bad one, baby, don't you? / Got a bad one, baby, don't you? / And we both know there's no one better, boy / no one better, boy."
Who wouldn't want to hear that when they're feeling a bit down on themselves? And if you're not sure whether you can pull off that sexy dress tonight, then just listen to the chorus.
"I'm a break you off let me be your motivation / To stay and give it tonight / And, baby, turn around let me give you innovation / Hey 'cause I do it so right," Normani sings. Thanks for the support, Normani!
"GIRL LIKE ME" by Black Eyed Peas & Shakira
Put Shakira and the Black Eyed Peas together in a room and you've got yourself a hit. The "Shewolf" singer teamed up with the musical group to release 2020's "GIRL LIKE ME," which is a great anthem for anyone who need a little boost of self-esteem.
In the song, Will.i.am raps, "I want a girl that shine like glitter / A girl that don't need no filter / The real for real / A girl that's a natural killa / I wanna girl that's a heater / Caliente, off the meter."
I don't know about you all, but I'm feeling sexier RN.
"Smile" by Katy Perry
If there's anyone who can get you out of that insecure funk you're in, then it's Katy Perry. The pop star's 2020 single "Smile" is sure to make you do just that if you listen to it right before your date. Don't believe me? Just take a look at these inspirational lyrics:
"Yeah, I'm thankful / Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful / Got to say it's really been a while / But now I got back that smile / I'm so thankful / Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful / Now you see me shine from a mile / Finally got back that smile."
I feel like smiling already!
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