Summer's so close, I can taste the popsicles and ice cold Lemonade-a-Ritas.
With the temperatures rising and the tides turning, many of us are feeling ourselves on an extreme level. And why not? The sun's kissing our skin, moves around our respective cities are ample and we're also going to be attracting energies, specifically that of potential partners and situations. Whether it's old work re-emerging or the humble beginnings of new work, summer is THE peak season for mess. The chance to flex is always present, as is the opportunity to showcase your petty levels. But, you've got to be really careful with it. Luckily, the artists that we've featured below have experienced enough mess to last them a lifetime; they've even done us the gracious favor of documenting it on wax for generations to come. Though the times have changed, the messy game has clearly remained the same. So, to protect your feelings (and possibly your livelihood), I've made a list of 15 messy anthems that will help anyone with their romantic situation.
Stay woke and stay smart, beloveds. You have to live to see cuffing season.
1. "Woman to Woman" by Shirley Brown
Memorable Lines: It's only fair that I let you know that the man you're in love with? He's mine from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet, the bed he sleeps in and every piece of food he eats. You see, I make it possible.
2. "I'll Take Your Man" by Salt N Pepa
Memorable Lines: It's so easy to make 'em fall for me, Heather. No man can resist Salt and Pepa because we're perfect from head to toe. It's not speculation. Your man says so.
3. "You're the One" by SWV
Memorable Lines: So, what's my chance? I'm willing to do anything to get in your pants. You don't have to worry; I won't say a thing. And, if she finds out, I don't know nothing.
4. "If Lovin' You is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right" by Luther Ingram
Memorable Lines: Am I wrong to hunger for the gentleness of your touch knowing I got somebody else at home who needs me just as much?
5. "I Don't Love Her" by Gucci Mane, Rocko and Webbie
Memorable Lines: I love she know what's up with me. She love me 'cause I'm guttah. I like a lot about her, though; but, still, I don't love her.
6. "The Weekend" by SZA
Memorable Lines: My man is my man is your man. Heard that's her man. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I just keep him satisfied through the weekend.
7. "As We Lay" by Shirley Murdock
Memorable Line: Yes, we've stolen this moment. We forgot to face one simple fact. We both belong to someone else ... as we slept the night away.
8. "Child's Play" by Drake
Memorable Lines: I can't take you nowhere. This a place for families that drive Camrys and go to Disney. They don't need to know all of our business.
9. "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston
Memorable Lines: My friends try and tell me find a man of my own. But, each time I try, I just break down and cry 'cause I'd rather be home feeling blue. So, I'm saving all my love for you.
10. "Last Time" by Trey Songz
Memorable Lines: I'm livin' two different lives; one girl in the day, you at night. And, even though this ain't right, I just can't get enough of the way you put it down.
11. "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah
Memorable Lines: If your girl could only see how you be callin' me, gettin' fresh with me. She would probably leave you alone.
12. "How's It Goin' Down?" by DMX and Faith Evans
Memorable Lines: See there? Something can go wrong, it does. Loved it. Let it go but it came back; that's how strong it was. But, you belonged to cuz. Couldn't belong to me. You had two kids by this nigga; it was wrong for me. But, we gon' always be best of friends. Mad love, boo, to the end.
13. "Just Be a Man About It' by Toni Braxton
Memorable Lines: But, where the hell do you get off telling me your mama said I'm not what you need? Tell you what: since she knows it all, then that's where you need to be.
14. "My Little Secret" by Xscape
Memorable Lines: Everybody cheats but you gotta know how, you gotta know when.
15. "Case of the Ex" by Mya
Memorable Lines: I could tell it was your ex by her tone. So, why is she calling now after so long?
What are your favorite messy anthems? Share below!