20 Songs About Mean Girls

While many popular songs are about love and heartbreak, there are also quite a few that focus on a different type of relationships: those with mean girls. Whether it’s a clique of girls who make life miserable for everyone else, or just one girl who is particularly nasty, there’s no shortage of songs out there that capture the experience.

In this blog post, we’ve collected some of the best songs about mean girls, from a variety of genres. Whether you’re looking for something to help you vent your frustrations, or just want to commiserate with others who have gone through similar experiences, these songs will speak to you.

1. “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado

The first song on our list is “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado. This song is all about a girl who only uses a man for her own selfish purposes.

She’s manipulative and cruel, and she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. It’s one of her most popular tracks which was released in 2006 as part of her Loose album.

2. “Breakin’ Dishes” by Rihanna

Rihanna’s “Breakin’ Dishes” is another song about a girl who is just plain mean. She’s willing to go to jail just to get back at the guy she’s dating.

He’s always coming home late, and she’s just sick of it. It was released as a single in 2007, and is one of her most popular tracks. You can find it on her Good Girl Gone Bad album.

3. “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani Ft. Eve

Released in 2004, “Rich Girl” is a song about a woman who wants to have everything she could ever want.

It’s also a classic diss track, with Stefani taking shots at the girl’s materialism and lack of empathy. If you want a song to help you vent about that one girl who always seems to have everything, this is the perfect choice.

4. “She’s So Mean” by Matchbox Twenty

From the perspective of a guy who’s dating a girl who’s, well, mean, this 2012 song from Matchbox Twenty is perfect.

It details all the ways the girl mistreats him, but he can’t seem to quit her. If you’re in a toxic relationship with a mean girl, this will resonate with you.

5. “Bad Girls” by M.I.A

The title itself should be enough to clue you in on what this song is about. “Bad Girls” is a 2012 anthem for anyone who’s ever been told they’re not good enough.

It’s a middle finger to the haters, and it’ll make you feel like you can take on the world. This track was featured in the hit movie, Step Up Revolution, where it served as the perfect anthem for the film’s rebellious dancers.

6. “Dangerous” by Roxette

The next song is a bit of a change of pace from the previous tracks. “Dangerous” by Roxette is a 1980s love song… with a dark twist.

It’s about a man who is head-over-heels for a woman, but he knows she’s trouble. This track became such a huge hit that it peaked in various countries all over the world, including the United States.

7. “Misery Business” by Paramore

Paramore’s 2007 hit “Misery Business” is a song about a girl who’s been cheated on by her boyfriend.

She takes out her frustrations on the other woman, and it’s a relatable track for anyone who’s ever been in that situation. The song was so popular that it helped the band gain mainstream success, and it remains one of their most popular tracks.

8. “B*tch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna

For the women out there who’ve been done wrong, Rihanna has the perfect song. “B*tch Better Have My Money” is a 2015 track about a woman who’s fed up with being taken advantage of.

She’s done with being treated like a doormat, and she’s ready to get her revenge. This song will have you feeling empowered, and it’s the perfect anthem for anyone who’s had enough.

9. “Devil In Her Eyes” by Heavy Pettin’

“Devil In Her Eyes” is a 1983 rock song about a woman who’s been promised the world, but she’s not going to get it. The man she’s with is only using her, and she knows it.

But even though she knows he’s bad for her, she can’t seem to walk away. This track will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in a toxic relationship.

10. “Better Than Revenge” by Taylor Swift

For my Swifties out there, this is a great song about getting revenge on the mean girls who take what’s not theirs. It also talks about how karma is the best form of revenge. And we all know how that works out. It was released in 2010 for her best-selling Speak Now album.

11. “BO$$” by Fifth Harmony

This next track is for the girl bosses out there. It’s about being confident and not taking crap from anyone, especially those who don’t believe in you. It was released in 2015 as a single from their debut album, Reflection. It’s still widely streamed today, all thanks to TikTok trends.

12. “Femme Fatale” by The Velvet Underground

“Femme Fatale” is a bit different from the other songs on this list. It’s not specifically about a mean girl, but rather a dangerous woman in general.

The lyrics are incredibly vague, which allows for interpretation. It was released in 1967 on their self-titled album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.

13. “So What” by Pink

Pink’s song “So What” is all about not letting the haters get you down. In the song, she sings about how she doesn’t need a man to be happy and how she’s going to do her own thing.

This is a great song for girls who have been hurt and looked down upon in the past. It was released in 2008 as part of the Funhouse album.

14. “Milkshake” by Kelis

This next song is a global anthem for girls everywhere. “Milkshake” by Kelis is all about having confidence and being comfortable in your own skin.

The lyrics talk about how she is wanted by everyone and how her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. It’s a fun, flirty song that is great for dancing around your room.

15. “Poison Ivy” by Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers brought the mean girl anthem to a new generation with their song “Poison Ivy.” The song is all about how girls can be manipulative and Toxic.

It was released in 2009 as part of their Lines, Vines and Trying Times album which can still be streamed on all music platforms out there.

16. “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by Spin Doctors

Next on the list is “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by the Spin Doctors. This song got a message that speaks to anyone who’s ever been wronged by a mean girl.

The lyrics tell the story of a guy who’s trying to figure out why his girlfriend is mad at him. If you’re looking for a song to help you get over a mean girl, this is a great start.

17. “Work It” by Missy Elliott

“Work It” by Missy Elliott is a sassy song about a woman who’s done with games and is ready to move on. The lyrics are empowering and will make you feel like you can do anything.

It was released in 2002 as part of the Under Construction album. This can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

18. “Stiletto” by Billy Joel

Another song that will resonate with anyone who’s been done wrong by a mean girl is “Stiletto” by Billy Joel. This song is from his 1989 album, Storm Front. It’s a rock song with a catchy chorus that will have you singing along.

The lyrics tell the story of a man who’s been cheated on and is ready to get revenge. This now has over a million views on Youtube so go check it out.

19. “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea

Fancy girls, this one’s for you. “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea is all about being fly and not taking any crap from anyone. The song was released in 2014 and is from the album of the same title.

It features Charli XCX and this track helped Azalea to achieve mainstream success. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified octuplet platinum in the US.

20. “Wicked Annabella” by The Kinks

Finishing off the list is “Wicked Annabella” by the Kinks. This song is about a girl who’s so mean, she makes the devil look good. The lyrics are clever and funny, and the song is just overall enjoyable.

It was released in 1968 on their album, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. You can find this track on all major music platforms out there.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few songs about mean girls. Some of them are about dealing with the pain, some are about getting revenge, and some are just empowering women. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s bound to be a song on this list that speaks to you.

So put on your headphones and blast some of these tunes the next time you’re feeling down about a mean girl. Thanks for reading!