Admit it: While we gawk at their fashion choices, scrutinize their love lives and play and replay their music videos, what we ultimately love most about the divas ruling pop is the music. While we're perfecting our Beyonce hair flips, Xtina belts and Britney choreography, we've also let the lessons within their lyrics guide and shape our lives.
“The struggles I'm facing, the chances I'm taking sometimes might knock me down. But, no, I'm not breaking. I may not know it, but these are the moments that I'm gonna remember most.”-"The Climb"
Translation: Learn from every experience—whether it's awesome or downright sh-tty—it's shaping you more than you probably realize.
“They can do anything they want to you if you let them in. But they won't ever win, if you cling to you pride.”-"Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
Translation: People can try and will get to you if you let them. Remember the things that make you happy and confident and they won't matter a bit.
“They can say that I won't stay around, but I'm gonna stand my ground, you're not gonna stop me. You don't know me, you don't know who I am. Don't count me out so fast.”-"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"
Translation: They can say and think whatever they want, but even when you're at your lowest they shouldn't forget about you because YOU have something special. And you're going to show them that...right?!?
“Let's capture the moment 'cause even forever ain't forever. I swear by the moment, 'cause together ain't promised forever. Let's live in the moment.”-"Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary"
Translation: Who knows what tomorrow brings, so let's enjoy and take advantage of where we're at right here, right now.
“I let go of fear and the peace came quickly. I was in the dark and then it hit me: I chose suffering and in pain in the falling rain. I know, I gotta get out into the world again.”-"Cannonball"
Translation: Break free of your fears and get your ass into the world. Ain't nobody going to pull you out of you outta the shadows except you, mmk?
“Naturally, I'm worried if I do it alone. Who really cares 'cause it's your life you never know, it could be great. Take a chance 'cause you might grow.”-"What You Waiting For?"
Translation: Approach life with confidence, even if you're being challenged all alone. Who knows? It could be GREAT! Go for it!
“Oh, I realize It's hard to take courage. In a world full of people, you can lose sight of it all and the darkness there inside you makes you feel so small. But I see your true colors hining through.”-"True Colors"
Translation: Look, Cyndi gets it. The world can be tough, but she sees something special inside you. If friggen Cyndi Lauper sees greatness in you, what's holding you back?!?