He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon

She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not so much in the form of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who famously set fire to boyfriend Andre Rison's mansion as payback for his infidelity. Instead, She Said would probably emulate the tactics of Alanis Morissette, and put her revenge into words. After all, the pen is mightier.

Which might be why there are so many songs about sweet, sweet revenge. Because, after all, a platinum-selling record about the places you like to give blow jobs is much more effective than spreading some rumor on Facebook or silently seething inside about someone's malevolent behavior.

"Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson

Maybe this is less about the lyrics and more about the video, though Kelly's got a kick-ass voice, and the first few beats of this song made She Said want to pump her fists in the air. Kelly runs through a house destroying everything in sight as a kind of emotional purging, all leading up to the video's final payoff.

"Hit Em Up Style," Blu Cantrell

Daaaaaamn, girl! Don't cut him any slack! She Said understands the urge to indulge in a little retail therapy, especially if the money is someone else's. 'Cuz revenge is better than money, you see.

"Irreplaceable," Beyoncé

Beyoncé gives the best bershon look at the start of this video., despite looking like RuPaul for a good portion of it. We still love RuPaul, but we gotta say...

"Tyrone," Erykah Badu

... Miss Badu did the "Get your shit outta my house" routine first.

"It's Not Right," Whitney Houston

Whitney's triumphant return, in more ways than one. She Said wonders who Whitney could possibly be referring to in this song. It's a borderline crazy rant; seriously, Whitney's scaring even She Said.

"You're So Vain," Carly Simon

Let's face it, no one cares who this song's about. The fact that we don't know allows us to apply it to anyone at any time. But She Said doesn't want to give the impression that all revenge songs are by women, or that they're all about romance. So let's see the work of some men too.

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