Hans Christian Anderson had once quoted ‘when words fail, music speaks’, which can relate to the idea that women often express their thoughts and emotions through their music, or perhaps men might write lyrics about them instead. Either way, most women are quite complex and multifaceted in their own way, so it can take time and effort to fully understand their perspectives. When you add men to the mix, things tend to get a whole lot more complicated, so here are five songs that roughly summarise the way women perceive the male species.
1. ‘No Scrubs’ – TLC
‘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 and (no).’
These lyrics pretty much summarise the last thing we ladies want, which is to be continuously stalked by a scrub, aka ‘a guy that thinks he’s fly’. Like, honestly now, if we’ve already told you we’re not interested or that we’re taken, do not keep persisting and bombarding us with 21 questions because that stage five clinginess is a real put off. Time for you to start stalking your next prey.
2. ‘What Do You Mean’ – Justin Bieber
Most of us know how much women tend to overthink and question things, even if they’re the simplest gestures. While most guys will interpret things as they appear at the surface, women will usually dig much deeper and exaggerate things out of proportion and make drastic assumptions without stopping to look at the bigger picture.
For example: ‘What do you mean? When you nod your head yes but you wanna say no?’ (What if he generally agrees?!) or when ‘you don’t want me to leave but you tell me to go’, (hate to break it to you, but maybe he does want you to go? The poor guy might be exhausted and have an early start at work the next day…we’ll just leave it at that.)
3. ‘I Hate You, I Love You’ – Gnash ft Olivia
Girl, please make up your mind!! You can’t hate him and then love him and then hate that you love him, unless you have very abrupt mood swings. It’s all too much for anyone to bear, so I say it’s time to drop all those conflicting emotions and try to move on; you can love somebody else eventually if you’re just open to it.
4. ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ – Cyndi Lauper
An oldie but a goodie, this song applies specially to those women who are single and want to party and hook up with random guys. In today’s generation, more and more women have a fierce will to be independent and strong-minded over their beliefs, right? As Cyndi sings, ‘some boys take a beautiful girl, and hide her away from the rest of the world, I want to be the one to walk in the sun.’ Points to feminism on this one, after all – girls really just wanna have fun.
5. ‘Hold Up’ – Beyoncé
‘Hold up, they don’t love you like I love you, slow down, they don’t love you like I do.’
These lyrics pretty much define most women who are either in a relationship or are downright lovesick and obsessed with somebody. Their love is unconditional so don’t test it or ignore it, or else as Queen Bey says, ‘I’mma fuck me up a bitch’, even if it risks her ‘lookin’ jealous or crazy’, so don’t mess with her.