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10 Motivating Girl-Power Anthems

In need of some female empowerment during this rough season of life? We’ve got you covered with this list of inspiring songs to add to your playlist. 



“This Girl is on Fire”- Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys sings about being free and bold in her hit song. The metaphorical line “This girl is on fire” reflects the singers’ feelings about being a woman in this, often times, unforgiving world.


Standout lyrics: “Oh, we got our feet on the ground/ And we’re not burning it down/ Oh, got our head in the clouds/ And we’re not coming down”



“Fight song”- Rachel Platten

This empowering track is sure to get any girl feeling inspired. Rachel Platten encourages, not only herself, but other women to believe in themselves and be strong.


Standout lyrics: “This is my fight song/Take back my life song/Prove I’m alright song”



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

This confidence anthem is not only empowering, but also encourages women who are healing from heartbreak that “What doesn’t kill you… makes you stronger.”


Standout lyrics: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger/Stand a little taller/ Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone/ What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter/Footsteps even lighter/ Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone



“Run the World (Girls)”- Beyonce

Queen B reminds everyone who’s really in charge with her hit song. The upbeat track will have you singing along with it’s repetitive statement “Who run the world? Girls”


Standout lyrics: “My persuasion can build a nation/ Endless power, with our love we can devour”



“The Man”- Taylor Swift

Taylor swift reflects on the double standard between men and women and how different life would be if she were a man.


Standout lyrics: “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can/ Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man/ And I’m so sick of them coming at me again/ ‘Cause if I was a man, then I’d be the man”



“God is a Woman”- Ariana Grande

Mega-star Ariana Grande sings about female sexual liberation in her hit single. She makes a bold statement with her metaphorical idea that “God is a woman.” 


Standout lyrics: “When all is said and done/ You’ll believe God is a woman”



“Rare”- Selena Gomez

This self-empowerment anthem is all about showing yourself some love when it seems like no one else is. Selena Gomez’s inspiring lyrics remind women that they are uniquely wonderful and special.


Standout lyrics: “It feels like you don’t care/ Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?”



“Good as Hell”- Lizzo

Lizzo reminds girls they don’t need a man to feel good about themselves in her upbeat hit. She emphasizes the fact that focusing on yourself will change your life.


Standout lyrics: “You know you a star, you can touch the sky/ I know that it’s hard, but you have to try”



“Beautiful”- Christina Aguilera

This timeless classic touches the soul and encourages women to realize the importance of their inner beauty. Christina Aguilera belts lyrics about accepting herself despite what people might say.


Standout lyrics: “I am beautiful/ In every single way/ Yes words can’t bring me down, oh no/ So don’t you bring me down today”



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

Last but certainly not least, Shania Twain’s hit song might be the most notable girl-power anthem on this list. Twain sings about letting loose and having fun as a reminder to all women that it’s ok to be yourself.


Standout lyrics: “Color my hair, do what I dare/ Oh-oh-oh, I wanna be free/ Yeah, to feel the way I feel/ Man! I feel like a woman!


Author: Ashli Ellerman

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