Let’s be real, we all have a little basic bitch inside of us. For some, it’s buried way deep down underneath layers upon layers of denial. Others openly flaunt their affinity for all things basic i.e. PSL’s, Ugg Boots, or even sexy animal halloween costumes.
Regardless of whether you acknowledge her or not, your inner basic bitch is bound to show herself when the right song comes on. It could be a Britney classic or Queen Bey’s latest hit, or maybe Bieber is your thing.
Luckily, we have all of these artists and more on our playlist. Time to let your basic flag fly.
1. Britney Spears – “Work B**ch”
We couldn’t have a basic playlist without the original basic girl, Ms. Britney Spears. She’s here to make you work, bitch.
2. Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love”
A Beyoncé and Jay Z classic, “Drunk in Love” is how all of us probably spend our Saturday nights. No shame in that game.
3. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
Of course, this OG boy band more than earned their spot on our playlist and let’s be honest, it doesn’t get more basic than “I Want It That Way.”
4. Rihanna, Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
In a hopeless place…I think we’ve all drunkenly belted this one out more times than we’d like to admit and we’ve jammed to it while getting ready for a night out with the girls.
5. Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together”
I don’t care how basic it makes me, I never get tired of this Mariah classic. How could you?
6. Katy Perry – “Firework”
No Katy Perry, I don’t ever feel like a plastic bag, but this song is impossible not to sing along with.
7. Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
The world hasn’t been the same since Nick Jonas went solo and we aren’t mad about it not even a little bit. Plus, doesn’t every girl want to be told that their man gets jealous?
8. Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Honestly, it doesn’t get more basic than your Beliebers. While I don’t and probably never will understand the obsession with this Canadian superstar, some girls can’t get enough.
9. Rihanna, Drake – “Work”
Dear god, I think I could go the rest of my life without hearing this song ever again, BUT it’s pretty much a basic girl anthem.
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Hey I just met you…talk about a one hit wonder, where TF is Carly Rae Jepsen? Is that guy ever going to call her?
11. Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”
Much like her ex Bieber, Selena Gomez has the ability to draw out your innermost basic desires. We know this track has made it onto at least one of your guilty pleasure playlists. We don’t judge.
12. Iggy Azalea, Charlie XCX – “Fancy”
I’m so fancy…sober me hates HATES this song, but I’d be lying if I said drunk me didn’t dance all over the place every time it comes on.
13. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”
Last but certainly not least, we had to pay tribute to all of our Spice Girl-loving hearts with Wannabe. If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends…