Saturday, February 10, 2018

33 Songs That Deserved Better

We only speak the truth here.

1. “A Little Work” – Fergie

Fergie’s depression and mental illness anthem is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. The 11-minute music video is well worth the watch. Strange, but worth the watch.
2. “All You Had to Do Was Stay” – Taylor Swift

The best song from 1989 and that’s all there is to say about THAT.

3. “Sledgehammer” – Fifth Harmony

I am not generally a fan of Fifth Harmony, but this song is amazing.

4. “Run Away with Me” – Carly Rae Jepsen

‘80s influenced pop greatness that everyone needs in their life.

5. “Make Me Like You” – Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s last album from 2016 was a bit too bubblegum pop for some of her fans, but I love almost every song.
6. “Unbroken” – Demi Lovato

Demi’s entire Unbroken album is among my personal favorites of hers. Deserved so much better.

7. “You Are the Only One” – Emily Osment

Did you know that Emily Osment from Hannah Montana and the Disney Channel sang for awhile when pop rock for teen stars was in? She can sing, y’all. We shouldn’t have let her flop.

8. “Thinking of You” – Kesha

I will blast this song in the car and will not care who watches me sing every word. Kesha’s Warrior album also deserved so much better.

9. “High Maintenance” – Miranda Cosgrove feat. Rivers Cuomo

iCarly wasn’t a great vocalist and only did the singing thing for a while because she was a hugely bankable teen star from Nickelodeon, but this song is good. Very good.

10. “Life Goes On” – Fergie

Fergie’s solo musical comeback after all those years made it feel like 2007 again. LISTEN AND APPRECIATE.

11. “Venus” – Lady Gaga

Gaga’s Artpop album is quite controversial—you either love it or you hate it. I’m not a fan, but “Venus” is a bop. Should have been a single.

12. “Primadonna” – Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds is one of the greatest artists of this generation and you all NEED to stop sleeping on her music. Her second album Electra Heart is a must-listen.

13. “Sober” – Selena Gomez

The best song on Revival. Should have been a single so “Same Old Love” and “Good For You” wouldn’t have been overplayed to death.

14. “It’s All Your Fault” – P!nk

I miss pop rock, don’t-give-zero-fucks P!nk! She will always have a special place in my heart.

15. “We Got Something They Don’t” – Shania Twain

One of the only songs from Shania’s latest album that reminds me the most of the old Shania Twain from the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.

16. “Big Girls Cry” – Sia

I feel like songs like “Chandelier” completely overshadowed Sia’s ability to deliver raw, nuanced songs like this one that tackle heavy subjects.

17. “In My Blood” – The Veronicas

I will be dragged off to a psychiatric hold screaming, “Why does no one else appreciate and listen to The Veronicas???”
18. “My Heart is Open” – Maroon 5 feat. Gwen Stefani

is Maroon 5’s best album. Fight me.

19. “Human” – Christina Perri

Everything about Christina Perri is beautiful and underrated.

20. “Heat” – Kelly Clarkson

This better be a future single from Clarkson’s Meaning of Life album because I’m mystified as to why no one else is talking about this song?

21. “Piano” – Ariana Grande

100% hands down the best song from Grande’s debut album. Why it wasn’t a single is beyond me.

22. “Rock N Roll” – Avril Lavigne

You either blast this song as loud as you can or you don’t listen to it at all.

23. “Better” – Britney Spears

Without a word of a lie, every song from Britney’s Glory album could have been a single. It’s almost as if the title of this song predicted its future: it deserved BETTER.

24. “This Kiss” – Carly Rae Jepsen

A bop that delivers disco and Funkytown vibes.

25. “Here We Go Again” – Demi Lovato

I love reliving timeless rock classics.

26. “Stuttering” – Fefe Dobson

Should have been a worldwide number one hit.

27. “Stone Cold” – Demi Lovato

Studies show that listening to Demi’s high note in “Stone Cold” adds about 5 years to one’s lifespan.

28. “Black Magic” – Little Mix

Little Mix is superior to just about every other girl group in pop music right now.

29. “Two More Lonely People” – Miley Cyrus

Miley’s entire Can’t Be Tamed era deserved oh so much better.

30. “No Mozart” – Natasha Bedingfield

I miss Natasha Bedingfield! I know she just had a baby, but is she ever gonna make new music again?

31. “Your Love” – Nicole Scherzinger

I don’t know why we let Nicole Scherzinger flop as a solo artist. She’s the whole package.

32. “Fragile” – Prince Fox feat. Hailee Steinfeld

Pure perfection and Hailee’s best collaboration.

33. “California King Bed” – Rihanna

I haven’t liked Rihanna since 2009 but hell if this isn’t one of those songs that makes you pretend cry and miss an ex you never even had, I don’t know what is.

For your listening pleasure, I also made a Spotify playlist for this list so you may educate yourself (with the exception of "High Maintenance" by Miranda Cosgrove, which strangely isn't available to everyone on Spotify).

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