86: ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ by P!nk

Fergie  enjoyed going to bars way before Will seduced her into his way of partying because it was a break from her mess of a life. Never the best at anything, a teacher’s pet only in the way that she dated them, and her parents wasted no time telling her how she was wasting hers by doing everything wrong.

She let it get to her. She couldn’t stand herself and wasted even more time insulting herself in the mirror.

She did enjoy singing, so she decided to find happiness in that. But She was soon told to change everything about herself to become a pop star. So she did, but it wasn’t enough. She was just compared to other, better pop stars – and that based on being all pretty, which she didn’t want to be.

So there she was, hating her dream job. She needed a break, so she started going out to bars on her own. Here she might not be herself, but she could pretend to be more successful and have complete control of the situation.

But then Will came along. Going out with him was different. She was completely out of control, but very much herself – and loving it.

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85: ‘Perfect’ by P!nk

Sara has not had an easy life. Her parents didn’t like her much and that lead her to making bad decisions. Now she’s better and actively inspires young women to be confident.

One of these students needs a little more attention. Even as they others start listening to Sara’s lessons, she still talks herself down. Sara takes her aside for a private talk to tell her that she is perfect and shouldn’t be so mean to herself.

The girl smiles and goes home, leaving Sara alone to reflect. As confident as she has become, she still blames herself for hurting her siblings, and the reactions she got, and still gets, for the way she expresses herself, does leave an imprint. She supposes that she too sometimes could use having someone tell her, she was perfect.

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84: ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift

For Will, it was a one night stand. He doesn’t even know her name.

Her name is Taylor and she does not agree with his assessment of the situation. She finds him again and wants to continue the relationship.

Will actually doesn’t mind that. Taylor seems absolutely magical and he likes spending time with her. She seems to read him perfectly.

Now knowing her name, he does hear some stuff about exes calling her insane, which she admits. Her relationships tend to either be forever or go down in flames. It’s up to Will to figure out if she is worth it – and that he thinks. She is the perfect girl.

Well, she seems perfect. What he doesn’t know, is that this perfection is a calculated move on her part. After a month, the bliss is gone. Suddenly his perfect girl is crying and screaming. She is jealous and constantly checking up on him and every girl he talks with.

He gets enough of this and leaves – but then she is sweet again and he comes back to her, only for the whole thing to repeat again and again.

Taylor knew it was going to become that. That is how she knows, it’s real love. And hey, she did warn him.

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83: ‘Girls like girls’ by Hayley Kiyoko

Fergie makes a friend while partying with Will. A little more than a friend, actually. Trouble is, she is married. Luckily, her husband is often away, so they have a chance to grow close. While Fergie likes men too, right now she doesn’t feel like being with one. She just wants to be with this woman.

But then the husband starts being home more and notices how much the two women go out together and that they sometimes kiss.

He confronts Fergie, and she has no problem admitting that she intends to steal his wife from him. So he best watch out.

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82: ‘Remember Everything’ by Five Finger Death Punch

Sara is a grown-up now and tries not to think about her childhood anymore. That becomes difficult her brother and sister are suddenly standing in front of her door.

Their parents had big expectations to their children. Expectations that no one could live up to, as Sara realised one fateful day. So she stopped trying and became an outcast. It worked – for her.

Her siblings were less lucky. Now having an example of failure readily at hand, their parents pressed their other children even harder. Sara didn’t blame herself then. She did what she had to to survive. And it drove the siblings apart.

Now Sara regrets and tries to tell them. They’re not interested in hearing it. From what they’ve seen, she hasn’t changed one bit and likely won’t. But they need to speak to her and asks to be let in.

That activates Sara’s anger and she refuses. She closes the door in their faces For a moment the siblings stand there with a barrier between them, forever marked by their childhood, wondering how, if at all, anything could have gone differently.

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Once again it past midnight. But when I schedule posts they get published two hours later than I set it to, so by that logic, I’m still on time… barely. EDIT: Excellent! Apparently it now takes the two-hour delay into account even when publishing and I am in fact actually, not technically, on time.

81: ‘I’m a Lady’ by Meghan Trainor

Finally, it has happened. Sara is over her break-up. She has her confidence back and she can instil it in her students.

She teaches young girls to dance. But more than that she teaches them to believe in themselves and stand out from the crowd. She calls this being a lady – and leads by example.

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