9 Songs To Listen To For Women Empowerment

Artists share the songs they look to for girl power.

January 23, 2017
1. Solange, "F.U.B.U."

Little Simz: "This song speaks to me so much. I feel at a time like this it's very empowering and inspiring. This song makes me want to achieve more and do more for my family, my community and help inflict change in the world somehow."

2. Beyoncé, "Run The World"

Donmonique: "This empowers me because it makes a statement. Women make the world go 'round believe it or not. Being a female in this world and male-dominated industry is hard and we definitely need more women to come together and take shit over. #GirlPower"

3. Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Cupcakke: "This song is very strong! I've been through a situation where a guy had sex with me and never called me again so this song hits my heart. Lauryn inspires so many people because what she writes is real and it hits the mind, body, and soul. The song peaks on self worth, and nowadays we need that."

4. Sheryl Crow, "Strong Enough"

Diana Gordon: "This song speaks of all the complexities, flaws, and wonderful sometimes scary, brilliant dimensions of a woman. It also touches on finding a partner that can uplift her and nurture her and love her through it."

5. Destiny's Child, "Independent Woman, Part II"

Kari Faux: "I love this song. It’s kinda like my theme song for the rest of my twenties. It empowers me to make my career and myself a priority. Also, the beat is fire and I wish I had made it. Lol"

6. Lauryn Hill, "Everything Is Everything"

Lizzo: "Her voice embodies female empowerment. The orchestra hits and record scratches are driving and undeniable. When she says, 'More powerful than two cleopatras' I feel her!"

7. Rihanna, "Sex With Me"

Cupcakke: "I love Rihanna because she's not scared to let loose on her sexual side. She makes me feel fearless and bold. She's also a fashion icon. I love when she wears her nipples out — its amazing."

8. Fleetwood Mac, "Rihannon"

Diana Gordon: "Rhiannon is this powerful witch of a woman. A force that cannot be controlled . My favorite lyric is, 'She is like a cat in the dark and then she is the darkness.'"

9. No Doubt, "Just A Girl"

D∆WN: "This record was a big 'Fuck You' to misogyny. I remember being young and feeling like running outside in my combat boots and singing this as loud as I could to every person that ever doubted me."

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9 Songs To Listen To For Women Empowerment