The 8 best songs about throwing shade

Because you merely adopted the shade, these people were BORN in it

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There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a song so laced with shade that you could legit use them as a parasol on your next beach holiday. 

And so, in celebration of the shadiest songs to ever exist, here are the best times musicians threw a whole heap of the dark stuff at an unsuspecting ex. 

1. You're So Vain - Carly Simon 

"You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you"

Rumoured to be about a total of three men. One is actor Warren Beatty, and Carly shared the secret of the remaining two people with Taylor Swift after a performance on her Red tour. Ooh. 

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2. So What - Pink

"Guess what? I'm having more fun now that we're done"

Written about Pink's husband Carey Hart, who she was separated from 6 months prior to the songs creation. 

3. Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake 

"Your bridges were burned and now it's your turn to cry, so cry me a river"

Written about the sad demise of Britney and Justin, this remains the greatest break-up song of our generation. Soz, Taylor. 

4. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

"Did you think we'd be fine? Still got scars on my back from your knife"

This one was about Taylor's feud with Katy Perry, over a perceived slight involving their back-up dancers. DRA-MA.

5. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

"My mama don't like you, and she likes everyone"

Literally who knows who this one is about? It doesn't matter really, the shade speaks for itself.

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6. Take A Bow - Rihanna

"You look so dumb right now... trying to apologize, you're so ugly when you cry"

The ultimate FU song for anyone who's ever been cheated on.

7. 7 Things - Miley Cyrus

"Your vain, your games, you're insecure"

Rumoured to be about Nick Jonas, this track outline all the things she hates about an ex-boyfriend - and also the seven things she likes. But still. The hate is real. 

8. Hair - Little Mix

"'Cos he was just a d**k and I knew it, got me so mad sitting in this chair"

The most underrated track on Get Weird, this one isn't specifically about anyone in particular - but still kicks plenty of ass. 

9. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce

"You don't deserve my tears, I guess that's why they aint there"

The song you listen to after you've found happiness with someone else and reflect on how lucky you were to escape a really crap ex.

10. Zero - Chris Brown

"Ask how many nights I've been thinking of you - zero, zero"

Ultimately, just a great song to sing in the shower. ZEROOOOO.

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The shade is real.

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