Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Taylor Swift… when the stars settle accounts with their exes in songs

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Shakira and Miley Cyrus have just released new songs inspired by their old romantic relationships. Before them, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift have done the same in the past. And it works.

Miley Cyrus has made a resounding comeback. Released this week, the title “Flowers” has already accumulated 74 million views on Youtube in one week and 100 million plays on Spotify. Never has a song been listened to so much in a week on the music platform.

“Flowers” is a song for her ex-husband, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, from whom she has been separated for more than two years. The lyrics are unequivocal: “We built a house, but we watched it burn”. Beyond that, Miley Cyrus displays her independence: “I can buy myself flowers”, “I can love myself better than you”, “Say things you don’t understand”.

And to make sure his ex understands: the video – in which Miley Cyrus proudly displays her body – was filmed outside the actor’s house and was uploaded on Liam Hemsworth’s birthday.

Ten days ago, it was another settling score song – “revenge song” in English – which panicked social networks. Shakira uploaded “BZRP music sessions #53” in collaboration with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap. 168 million views in ten days on Youtube.

wow! Can’t believe this! Number one for three days!!? Thanks so much for the support \u2764\ufe0f 3 días consecutivos número 1? Are incredible! Gracias a todos por el apoyo que me dan! \u2764\ufe0f

— Shakira (@shakira) January 15, 2023

The target of the Colombian singer? Her ex-boyfriend, ex-FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, who left her last summer for a 23-year-old Spanish student. Again, Shakira tells her four truths to her ex: “You thought you were hurting me, you just made me stronger”, “women don’t cry anymore, women send the bill”, “I won’t come back, even if you cry and beg me”. The lyrics contain puns on the name Pique and the first name of his new girlfriend Clara. And Shakira even attacks her replacement directly: “You exchanged a Ferrari for a Twingo”, “you exchanged a Rollex for a Casio”.

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Getting revenge on your ex in music is nothing new. In 2016, Beyoncé spoke about the deceptions of her husband and father of her children, rapper Jay-Z, in the album “Lemonade”. But the great specialist in ‘revenge songs’ is the singer Taylor Swift. “Picture to burn”, “Teardrops on my guitar”, “Hey Stephen”, “Forever and always”, “Better than revenge”, “Out of the woods”… his repertoire includes no less than fifteen settlement songs. account with his exes! Each time it is a success. What consolation … by looking at his bank account.