Girl Power! 63 Best Women Empowerment Songs Ever

Women are strong. And many musicians have taken that strength and put it into song.

Here are some of our favorite women empowerment songs we recommend adding to any playlist.

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“Finish Line” by Rita Ora

Song Year: 2022

First up on our list of the top women empowerment songs is Rita Ora's “Finish Line.” Many of the song's lyrics talk about never giving up, regardless of obstacles. This is further emphasized by the music video's imagery of racing on a track and passing the baton to other runners.

This song's release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the passing Title IX, a federal civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in federal-funded educational institutions.

“Pretty Girl Rock” by Keri Hilson

Song Year: 2010

If you're looking for upbeat women empowerment songs to add to your playlist while jogging or writing a novel, consider listening to Keri Hilson's “Pretty Girl Rock.” This R&B song has an upbeat tempo with lyrics embodying confidence, regardless of the people who judge you.

It ranked 24th on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, fourth on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, and 14th on the UK R&B Singles Chart.

“Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfield

Song Year: 2015

This upbeat Hailee Steinfield song about loving yourself, aptly named “Love Myself,” is the perfect tune to dance to when you're alone or hanging out with your friends. Many of this song's lyrics embody the idea of enjoying emotional and physical love after breaking up with someone.

It ranked on several international charts, such as Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, US Dance Club Songs Chart, and US Mainstream Top 40 Chart.

“Just A Girl” by No Doubt

Song Year: 1995

“Just A Girl” has a rock and punk vibe that resonates with many people looking for songs with an edgy touch, enhanced by Gwen Stefani's vocals. Her main inspiration for writing this song stems from her perspective of living in an overprotective home and the frustration that comes with it. This single sold over a million copies and has ranked on several music charts since its release.

“None Of Your Business” by Salt-N-Pepa

Song Year: 1993

One of the most motivating women empowerment songs I like listening to during my free time is Salt-N-Pepa's “None Of Your Business.” Its catchy hip-hop and rap influence emphasize the lyrics about not caring about others' judgment.

Many interpret this song as an excellent anthem for women who aren't shy about their interest in sex. This track ranked 32nd on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart and 57th on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.

“U.N.I.T.Y.” by Queen Latifah

Song Year: 1993

Queen Latifah's “U.N.I.T.Y.” is another empowering song that women can resonate with if they feel down. One core theme of this hip-hop song revolves around speaking out against the disrespect of women, from domestic violence to slurs used against women in male-centric rap.

This song ranked within the top 30 of Billboard's Hot 100 Chart and won a Grammy for “Best Rap Solo Performance” in 1995.

“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Song Year: 1980

This uplifting song has a catchy beat that soul and disco lovers can enjoy. We consider this an excellent, empowering anthem for anyone comfortable expressing their true selves. Many of this song's lyrics, written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, resonate significantly with the LGBTQ+ community.

It topped Billboard's Hot Disco Singles Chart and ranked within the Top Ten of their Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts.

“You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore

Song Year: 1963

Dubbed one of the earliest feminist anthems, “You Don't Own Me” is one empowering song you shouldn't skip the next time you look for new songs to listen to online.

Its slower tempo emphasizes Gore's vocals as the lyrics talk about a woman defying her husband's orders of using her for his own gain, challenging the cultural ideals of the decade.

Several people have made covers of this song over the years, such as Saygrace's 2015 rendition.

“Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

Song Year: 1999

From its upbeat, country-inspired tempo to its iconic instrumental opening, this Shania Twain track is one of the top girl power songs any music lover can recognize.

Sometimes, empowerment can be as simple as having fun with your closest female companions. It's the perfect song to play while cruising around the neighborhood.

This single won a Grammy Award for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” in 2000 and ranked fourth on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart.

“Rise Up” by Andra Day

Song Year: 2015

Initially released on her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, Andra Day's R&B single “Rise Up” incorporates an empowering message for people to persevere through hardships and hold onto hope. Day's vocals blend well with the song's piano accompaniment.

In 2016, it won the Soul Train Music Award for “Record of the Year” and got nominated for the BET Her Award.

“Yes I Am” by Mamamoo

Song Year: 2017

If you're a fan of K-pop, Mamamoo's “Yes I Am” might resonate with anyone looking for a fun, upbeat song to dance to during their free time. Its lyrics perfectly describe women with overflowing confidence who love to express themselves, regardless of their unique quirks.

It was a featured single on the group's fifth extended play, Purple, which topped Billboard's US World Albums Chart and second on Gaon's South Korean Albums Chart.

“Woman” by Kesha

Song Year: 2017

Kesha's “Woman” has an upbeat, funky vibe that resonates with anyone looking for an uplifting song to empower them. The lyrics express the feelings of a narrator proclaiming she doesn't need a man to keep her satisfied or validated.

This song has ranked on many weekly charts, including  Billboard’s Hot 100, Mainstream Top 40, Dance Club Songs, and Adult Top 40 charts.

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

Song Year: 2018

Sara Bareilles' main inspiration behind the lyrics to this empowering song stems from one of her closest friends who had trouble coming out.

Some people might have trouble expressing and accepting their true identity, but those who support them want them to take their time to find their voice. This universal message resonates with many, regardless of how long it takes them to showcase their inner bravery.

It ranked within the top five of several weekly charts in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

“Piss Factory” by Patti Smith

Song Year: 1974

“Piss Factory” highlights the tale of a narrator tired of working in a dead-end, low-wage job, surrounded by people who don't understand her. Many women can relate to the narrator's dream of moving on to bigger, better dreams if they find themselves in a rut.

The rough vocals and chaotic piano accompaniment give the track a hectic vibe, making it stand out from many of this list's refined anthems. Sometimes, emphasizing negative feelings can be as impactful as focusing on positive ones.

“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Song Year: 2001

Although the origins of “Survivor's” lyrics stem from comments about Destiny's Child's lineup changes and assumptions about struggling to be successful without its former members, they can represent the feelings of a woman breaking away from a toxic relationship.

Besides ranking in many Top Ten international charts, the track won a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals”  in 2002.

“I Am Woman” by Jordin Sparks

Song Year: 2011

Another excellent R&B women empowerment song is Jordin Sparks' “I Am Woman.” Its upbeat tempo is one of my favorite aspects of the song. The lyrics highlighting the singer's pride and demand for respect resonate with anyone who loves listening to music that makes them want to strut down the street. This catchy, empowering single ranked 82nd on Billboard's Top 100 Chart.

“Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” by Eurythmics

Song Year: 1985

“Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves” is a powerful piece with powerful vocals by Eurythmics' vocalist Annie Lennox, who collaborated with Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” on this track. The backing vocals give it an enhanced gospel feel.

Many deem it one of the most iconic feminist anthems, highlighting the differences between traditional and modern views of American women. The song got nominated for a Grammy and ranked ninth on the UK Singles Chart.

“These Boots Are Made For Walking” by Nancy Sinatra

Song Year: 1965

This Nancy Sinatra song resonates with women with an independent side. The limited instrumentation gives it a folk-rock vibe that doesn't overstay its welcome.

The lyrics incorporate the imagery of a woman moving on from a failed relationship.

Since its release, many artists have recorded covers of this song in different genre styles, from Megadeth's punk rock iteration to Billy Ray Cyrus' country-style version.

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin

Song Year: 1967

Aretha Franklin's “Respect” is a bold R&B and soul anthem about a woman demanding respect from her man. Franklin's vocals perfectly capture the emotions of a confident, independent woman, emphasized by the song's upbeat instrumentation.

This song topped Billboard's Hot 100 Chart for two weeks during the summer of 1967 and Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Timein 2021.

“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan

Song Year: 1978

Are you looking for a catchy yet empowering disco song to listen to while driving from place to place? Then, consider listening to Chaka Khan's “I'm Every Woman” if you're looking for something different yet classic. The song's piano and strings blend well with Khan's vocals.

It ranked first on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, 30th on the Dance Club Songs Chart, and 21st on the Hot 100 Chart.

“The Pill” by Loretta Lynn

Song Year: 1972

Loretta Lynn's “The Pill” is a classic country song that made a bold statement for women when the song was first released. The lyrics talk about a woman acquiring birth control after spending several years giving birth and enjoying sex without the consequences.

The song's subject matter on birth control made some country radio stations refuse to broadcast it, but it did rank fifth on Billboard's Hot Country Singles Chart.

“Girl Power” by Haschak Sisters

Song Year: 2018

Many women empowerment songs incorporate motifs about following your heart and doing what they think is right. Haschak Sisters' “Girl Power” is among these songs, from its energetic pop beats to its lyrics about perseverance and confidence.

Although this group is less popular than the other artists and groups on this list, I consider their song one of my go-to tracks whenever I want something to listen to while cleaning or exercising.

“Ain’t Your Mama” by Jennifer Lopez

Song Year: 2016

We consider “Ain't Your Mama” one of the best women empowerment songs for anyone feeling undervalued in a relationship. The lyrics showcase the narrator stating that she demands to be treated equally to her husband and doesn't want to be his sole caretaker.

This pop song has an upbeat tempo inspired by other genres like reggae and Latin music that many can't help but dance to whenever they're bored.

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Song Year: 1978

No list of women empowerment songs is complete without Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive.” The lyrics might resonate with any woman moving on from a devastating breakup, especially if their previous partner insists on getting back together.

The string, guitar, and drum accompaniment give the song an empowering beat that nobody can ignore. Even avid music fans who aren’t into disco can’t help but dance to this tune. It topped Billboard's Hot 100 Chart for three weeks in 1979.

“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks

Song Year: 1997

Women struggling with societal labels might resonate with this song's message about asking someone to care about who they are as a person, emphasizing the idea that women are complex in many ways, positively and negatively, and shouldn’t fall into one generalization.

It spent 35 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, moving from 54th place to second by the middle of July 1997.

“WildHorse” by RaeLynn

Song Year: 2017

RaeLynn's country hit, “WildHorse,” has a simple yet effective message that resonates with many people. The narrator states she doesn't want to be controlled in any romantic relationship and deserves the freedom to do what she wants instead of being seen as just a pretty face.

This single was featured on RaeLynn's album of the same name, which topped Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and ranked 20th on the Billboard 200 Chart.

“One Woman Army” by Porcelain Black

Song Year: 2014

This song is the perfect anthem for empowering women with attitude. It has the typical standard tempo as many upbeat dance songs, but some of the song's vocals incorporate a bit of a rap influence to give it some extra edge.

It’s the perfect song to listen to if you need to blow off steam. This song ranked within the Top 40 charts in Belgium and Spain and 14th on France's Singles Chart.

“Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

Song Year: 2017

No list of women empowerment songs is complete without one of Lizzo's greatest hits, “Truth Hurts.” Its blend of hip-hop and trap music makes it a great song to dance to when hanging out with friends.

The song's about a woman realizing her relationship with a man isn't working out and learning to love herself, even if things don't work out, a message which can inspire many women.

It topped Billboard’s charts and won several awards, including the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ “Song of the Year” in 2020.

“Conqueror” by Estelle, A Girl Power Song

Song Year: 2014

The main message behind Estelle's “Conqueror” revolves around believing in yourself and moving forward when facing obstacles or making mistakes. Its slower tempo and powerful vocals make it an excellent anthem to listen to and motivate you during hard times.

This song, featured on Estelle’s album, True Romance, ranked 42nd on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart and 15th on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.

“She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer

Song Year: 1983

Donna Summer's main inspiration for this song came from her interaction with a restaurant bathroom attendant working multiple jobs, despite feeling extra tired. The lyrics might resonate with women dedicated to their job and who want to receive credit for their success.

I'm a fan of the guitar and saxophone solos heard near the midway points of the song. It ranked third on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Dance Club Songs charts and topped the Hot Black Singles Chart.

“Where My Girls At?” by 702

Song Year: 1999

If you're looking for the perfect song that defines any girl's friendship group, consider listening to this song when you walk through town. This R&B tune has a simple beat, with all three vocalists' voices blending perfectly during its catchy chorus.

Initially written for TLC by Missy Elliot, this song ranked within the Top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 Chart for over 30 weeks and topped the Rhythmic Chart.

“Just Because I’m A Woman” by Dolly Parton

Song Year: 1968

Women empowerment songs delving into equality and challenging double standards can pique anyone's interest, perfectly executed with Dolly Parton's “Just Because I'm A Woman.” This song's lyrics reflect the idea that women shouldn't be shunned for the same things men do, such as their sexual experiences.

This song ranked 17th on Billboard's Hot Country Singles Chart. Besides its dynamic message, its slow country instrumentation makes it a favorite among music fans.

“Tough” by Kellie Pickler

Song Year: 2011

A recurring theme of many empowerment songs for women is persevering through hardships. This song's lyrics highlight how the narrator wishes for the simple things in life like any other girl, from love and riches, but has to toughen up to overcome life's problems.

It incorporates traditional country and bluegrass sounds, such as a steel guitar and a fiddle, into its accompaniment, giving it an upbeat yet down-to-earth tone.

“Human” by Christina Perri

“Human” by Christina Perri

Song Year: 2013

Although this song's lyrics might sound sadder than some of the other empowerment songs on this list, the overall message of “Human” is coming to terms with personal fragility. It might resonate with women who feel pressured throughout their lives.

Nothing says “empowering” than acknowledging the weaknesses we must overcome. The song’s softer and slower tone contrasts with Perri’s breathtaking vocals, emphasizing that fast and loud music isn’t the only music that empowers women.

“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves

Song Year: 2013

This Kacey Musgraves song is the perfect empowering country song women can enjoy if they face judgment or criticism for whatever they want to do. Its message about being true to yourself is a universal concept many can relate to for many scenarios, from how someone looks to the relationships they pursue.

In 2004, it won the Country Music Awards' “Song of the Year” and ranked 39th on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.

“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

Song Year: 2015

Rachel Platten initially wrote this song during a low point in her life, making its message about never giving up and finding the power to fight back relatable to countless people. The song’s simple melody has an iconic sound that makes any listener smile if they're feeling down.

This empowering song ranked high on several international singles charts, including the UK Singles Chart, Polish Airplay New Chart, and Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart.

“God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2018

This Ariana Grande song embraces its message about sexual empowerment that anyone woman seeking pride in themselves can appreciate. Despite having religious references in its title, it's more symbolic as the narrator states that her partner will worship her for her sexual prowess.

Besides ranking high on several international weekly charts, it received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Solo Performance” in 2019.

“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

Song Year: 2011

Although many of Beyoncé's songs incorporate themes about empowering women, this song is still as powerful and catchy as her previous hits. Its lyrics are a bit more assertive, referencing how harder it is for women to gain recognition through their work than their male counterparts.

Its upbeat tempo, rhythmic drums, and electropop inspiration give the song extra energy suitable for any dance party's playlist.

“Woman” by Doja Cat

Song Year: 2021

This song equates femininity with pride and power. The lyrics showcase how women can take on many roles, from dedicated lovers to successful business icons. It also discusses the challenges of accomplishing goals and how some men pit women against each other in their struggle for success.

The song's music accompaniment takes inspiration from several genres, from Afrobeats to R&B, and highlights Doja Cat's rapping skills. Following its release, it received several Grammy nominations, such as “Best Pop Solo Performance.”

“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

Song Year: 2012

Another excellent women empowerment song I love listening to is Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.” This song's lyrics are about discovering your inner strength and letting it come out. This theme resonates with anyone looking for a new start and the freedom that comes with it.

Since its release, this R&B ballad has won several awards, including the  ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award's “Award Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Song” and the NAACP Image Awards’ “Outstanding Music Video.”

“That’s Right” by Ciara

Song Year: 2006

If you're a fan of crunk music, this classic Ciara single might pique your interest. The lyrics take the perspective of a woman having a fun night out and not letting her boyfriend take control of her. This empowering song might resonate with women feeling trapped in a controlling relationship.

It was a featured track on Ciara's second album, Ciara: The Evolution, which topped the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums weekly charts.

“That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony

Song Year: 2016

Women sticking together and being there for each other are some significant themes cemented in many empowering women's songs. Many of the lyrics in this song revolve around pushing past obstacles and breaking free in a harsh world.

This song was the quintet's last single released before Camila Cabello left the group to pursue a solo career. It ranked 73rd on Billboard's Hot 100 for two weeks.

“Part of Me” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2012

This song might motivate you if you've ever faced a harsh breakup. The lyrics reflect the feelings of a woman who won't let her boyfriend bring her down and diminish her best qualities. Like most of Katy Perry's songs, it has an upbeat, dance vibe, contrasting the music video’s marine training imagery. After the song’s initial release, it topped Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.

“Fight Like a Girl” by Kalie Shorr

Song Year: 2016

“Fight Like a Girl” is a song about fighting back against judgmental remarks about femininity. The song's title references a common insult that men usually throw to demean someone. Its lyrics involving the narrator not being afraid to fight or show her feelings is a feeling many find relatable.

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Song Year: 1983

Many consider this classic 1980's bop one of Cyndi Lauper's finest hits. Its upbeat, synthesized music gives it a vintage touch. Many of this Grammy-nominated song's lyrics talk about women letting loose and enjoying life, regardless of how others think of them.

Even decades after its release, it remains an upbeat, catchy feminist anthem for women across the globe to sing or dance along with their friends.

“Girls Like Girls” by Hayley Kiyoko

Song Year: 2016

Songs about unconventional love can feel empowering to several women. Hayley Kiyoko's hit single, “Girls Like Girls,” incorporates lyrics about the internal feelings of a girl craving love from other girls, resonating with many women who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

The imagery of the song's lyrics talking about the narrator winning the hearts of several boys' girlfriends is a clever inversion of the idea of a guy stealing everybody's girl.

“This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride

Song Year: 2003

Martina McBride dedicates this song to women of every age, reassuring them that no matter what struggles they face in life, from heartbreak to school life, they're as strong and beautiful as any other woman in the world.

It was a featured track on her first album, Martina, and ranked third on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart. Its upbeat guitar backing track gives it a down-to-earth vibe any music fan can enjoy.

“Hot Topic” by Le Tigre

Song Year: 1999

“Hot Topic” incorporates lyrics about how women shouldn't stop fighting in a world that's out to get them and lists people who inspired Le Tigre, from artists and musicians to activists. It has a simple melody you might find yourself humming along to if you're in a good mood.

Any song embracing open-mindedness should be a part of any empowering playlist for women worldwide.

“Wonder Woman” by Lion Babe

Song Year: 2015

A recurring theme in many girl power songs revolves around not taking nonsense from people who do you wrong. Lion Babe's “Wonder Woman” presents this idea perfectly through this song's soulful vocals and electronic-inspired instrumentation.

It's a nice change of pace for anybody who prefers listening to songs with a slower beat they can listen to whenever they're in the mood for empowering music.

“Bad Girls” by M.I.A.

Song Year: 2012

M.I.A. released this hip-hop song as an ode to female empowerment and sexual pride. Many of this song's lyrics talk about fighting oppression against the world. The titular “bad girls” represent the identity of women resorting to breaking the rules to get what they want.

Genre-wise, it draws inspiration from worldbeat and dancehall music, giving it a Middle Eastern sound.

“I Like That” by Janelle Monáe, A Women Empowerment Songs

Song Year: 2018

This song is the perfect anthem to listen to because of its simple message of liking what you like, regardless of the rumors and criticism people might have against you. It embodies the concepts of freedom some women would like to embrace if they don't feel confident about themselves.

This song won an ASCAP Award one year after its release, ranked within the Top 20 of several Billboard charts, and sold half a million copies.

“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Song Year: 2011

Perhaps one of the most popular empowerment songs embracing the message of loving yourself is Lady Gaga's “Born This Way.” The song's lyrics express the idea that everyone is perfect the way they are, regardless of their race, gender, or sexuality.

Gaga wrote this song as a freedom anthem for her fanbase. The song topped several weekly charts worldwide and sold over a million copies in less than a week of its release.

“Sit Still, Look Pretty” by Daya

Song Year: 2015

The main takeaway highlighted in this song is how the narrator doesn't want to rely on anyone and let her life pass by without doing what she wants to do when following her dreams. This song is the perfect track to listen to if you're living an independent lifestyle and need an anthem to embody that.

Although some women might be okay with settling down into a relationship, Daya's lyrics insinuate that they shouldn't feel pressured into one lifestyle unless they desire it.

“Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Song Year: 1996

This Spice Girls song is the perfect tune to blast at full volume when spending a night hanging out with the girls. This nostalgic song was the group's debut single, grabbing listeners' attention with its upbeat tempo and energetic vibe.

The lyrics express that female friendship can be just as important, if not more, than romantic relationships with men, making the song quite impactful for women of any age.

“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Song Year: 2004

This Grammy-nominated song's empowering message about living life to the fullest and following your dreams is one I take to heart. Bedingfield initially wrote this song for her younger brother as a birthday present.

The lyrics invoke positivity as the narrator sings about how you’re in charge of your destiny, incorporating the symbolism of writing your own story.

“Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Song Year: 2006

This song has an uplifting melody that can brighten up any day. The lyrics convey that it's okay to unwind if you're stressed and embrace your natural hair. This message is quite empowering to several Black women looking for a song to boost their confidence. It received two Grammy nominations in 2007 and was a popular song on several international charts.

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Song Year: 1995

Although “You Oughta Know” is another mid-90s post-breakup song, Morissette's vocals have the right amount of raw anger that gives the song a rough, rock-inspired edge. Sometimes, songs radiating with rage can be as empowering as those embodying self-love and hope.

In 1996, Morissette’s song won two Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Song” and “Best Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.”

“Not That Kind of Girl” by Paulina Rubio

Song Year: 2001

Many songs about empowering women usually involve lyrics about not wanting to be treated as a means to an end for any man in a world of oppression. Paulina Rubio's vocals have a confident and independent tone which blends well with the song’s bass and guitar accompaniment.

Rubio recorded a Spanish version of this song, which peaked on some of Billboard's weekly charts, such as the Hot Latin Tracks Chart.

“Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguilera

Song Year: 2003

I love this song's message because it encourages women to be loud and proud when speaking against double standards. Its beat isn't too fast, and the vocals match the tempo well, making it an excellent hip-hop song to listen to after a rough day at work.

Despite receiving mixed reception during its initial release, it’s become an iconic anthem for empowering women.

“Nasty” by Janet Jackson

Song Year: 1986

The best empowering women songs stem from an artist's personal experience. Janet Jackson's “Nasty” is a funky single incorporating lyrics about women standing up to abusive men trying to make a move on them.

This song might resonate with women looking for strength and control if they face harassment, from its funk-themed beats to its sassy vocals.

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson

Song Year: 2012

Although this Kelly Clarkson song's lyrics are about recovering from a breakup and not needing an ex anymore, many can also relate these lyrics to rebounding against obstacles or failure. It got nominated for three Grammy Awards after its release.

I like listening to this song while I work out to help me push my limits and become the person I want to be.

“Confident” by Demi Lovato

Song Year: 2015

“Confident” by Demi Lovato has a pretty straightforward message about showcasing your confidence, from how you act to the clothes you wear, symbolic of her growing out of her clean teen idol image.

The song's brass and drum accompaniment emphasize the song's bold, confident nature, replicating the sound of a victorious marching band.

“Who Says” by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2011

The main takeaway of “Who Says” revolves around embracing self-love and not letting the judgment of others bring you down. It has an acoustic-like sound pleasing to the ears, drenched in positivity.

Selena Gomez dedicated this song to her fans dealing with insecurity and struggling with changing who they were to gain acceptance from others, making it a universal anthem for women of any age.

Best Girl Power Songs, Final Thoughts

Women empowerment songs have lyrics that can motivate countless people worldwide seeking a much-needed confidence boost. Regardless of the genre or tempo, you're bound to find a song embodying your definition of empowerment.

We hope you enjoyed our list of girl power songs throughout the decades. Feel free to comment below about your favorites.

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