Music icons like good girls Diana Ross and Mariah Carey have taught us all to be strong independent women, but other originators like Madonna, Rihanna, M.I.A and Janet Jackson have urged (forced!) us to be a tad more mischievous. Play hard to get? Check. Tease the boys? Check. Do whatever the hell we want?! Check. Check. Check.
Attribute this newfound badass confidence to a number of reasons: ridding ourselves of insecurities, thinking like men or just simply from the feel-good music that’s blaring through the speakers as you prepare for Girls’ Night Out.
For now, we don’t know where the lines between our inner naughty and nice girls blur, but we do know that these singles have given us a reason to be bad. Click through to find tunes (new and old) that have helped formulate the bad girl identity. Prepare to rock out harder than RiRi and let us know your favorite bad girl anthems in the comments section. –Desire Thompson