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30+ Songs About Strong Women for Your Girl Power Playlist

Beyonce on stage looking strong as she sings one of these songs about strong women.

A wise woman once said, “Who run the world? Girls!”

Women are an essential part of society. Aside from the obvious reasons (like the fact that our bodies can withstand childbirth), we’re smart, strong, determined, and overall #bosses. A world without women isn’t a world at all.

Despite this, women are continually at a disadvantage. On average, women make 77.9 cents to every dollar that men make (this is even lower for women of color). Out of the top Fortune 500 companies less than 5% are run by women. There are countries where it’s illegal for women to vote, go to school, or even drive a car.

In this day and age, it’s normal for women to be a little down on themselves. Our reproductive rights are in jeopardy, we’re constantly cat-called and degraded, and let’s be honest, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu completely freaked us out.

But you know what? Despite all this we’re also doing better than ever. On average 63% of women graduate college, compared to 57% of men. This year 127 women hold seats in congress, the most ever. Nearly 47% of women are now in the workforce. We are striving for equality and are making good progress.

Sometimes we need a reminder of how strong we actually are. Whether you’re going through a breakup, having trouble in work or at school, or simply need be reminded of how much of a #womanboss you are, here are 31 songs to make you feel more empowered.

1. Run the World (Girls), Beyoncé

Favorite Lyrics:
Boy I know you love it
How we’re smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children, children
Then get back to business

2. Confident, Demi Lovato

Favorite Lyrics:
What’s wrong with being confident?

3. God is a woman, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
My one, when all is said and done
You’ll believe God is a woman

4. Fighter, Christina Aguilera

Favorite Lyrics:
Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter

5. No Scrubs, TLC

Favorite Lyrics:
No, I don’t want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me

6. Fight Song, Rachel Platten

Favorite Lyrics:
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song

7. Feeling Myself, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce

Favorite Lyrics:
I stopped the world
Male or female, it make no difference
I stop the world, world stop…
Carry on

8. Roar, Katy Perry

Favorite Lyrics:
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire

9. Stronger, Britney Spears

Favorite Lyric:
My loneliness ain’t killing me no more
I, I’m stronger

10. no tears left to cry, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
Ain’t got no tears in my body
I ran out, but boy, I like it, I like it, I like it

11. Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Lyrics:
What happened to Miss Independent?
No longer need to be defensive

12. Just a Girl, No Doubt

Favorite Lyrics:
Oh… I’ve had it up to here!

13. Dangerous Women, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
Somethin’ ’bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman

14. Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato

Favorite Lyrics:
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Being so bad got me feelin’ so good

15. Flawless Remix, Beyonce & Nicki Minaj

Favorite Lyrics:
You wake up, flawless
Post up, flawless

16. S&M, Rihanna

Favorite Lyrics:
Cause I may be bad
But I’m perfectly good at it

17. thank u, next, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain

18. Woman, Kesha

Favorite Lyrics:
I’m a motherf*cking woman, baby, alright
I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight

19. You Don’t Own Me, Grace & G-Eazy

Favorite Lyrics:
Don’t tell me what to do
And don’t tell me what to say

20. Can’t Be Tamed, Miley Cyrus

Favorite Lyrics:
I’m not a mistake,
I’m not a fake,
It’s set in my DNA

21. Bootylicious, Destiny’s Child

Favorite Lyrics:
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
I don’t think you’re ready for this
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe

22. Firework, Katy Perry

Favorite Lyrics:
‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth

23. Don’t Cha, The Pussycat Dolls

Favorite Lyrics:
Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Don’t you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me, like me?

24. Raise Your Glass, P!nk

Favorite Lyrics:
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs

25. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

Favorite Lyrics:
I’m bringing booty back!

26. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift

Favorite Lyrics:
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

27. Problem, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Big Sean

Favorite Lyrics:
I know you’re never gonna wake up
I gotta give up
But it’s you!

28. Money, Cardi B

Favorite Lyrics:
I was born to flex (Yes)
Diamonds on my neck

29. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Lyrics:
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone

30. Woman Like Me, Little Mix & Nicki Minaj

Favorite Lyrics:
I broke a couple hearts that I wear on my sleeve

31. 7 rings, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
You like my hair?
Gee, thanks! Just bought it

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