Best Female Empowerment Songs
Female empowerment should always be prevalent, but with the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement circulating, it is more crucial and relevant than ever before. It is the key to economic growth, political stability, and social transformation; it is the key to equality. Whether you’re getting pumped up for another rally or are just getting ready to kick some butt in a workout, these songs are sure to get you inspired. Because women are the future and everyone needs to know that!
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc
In 2015, Rachel Platten hit the charts with her hit single “Fight Song.” She wrote the song as a reminder to herself to continue to believe in herself while trying to make it in the music industry, just as you should constantly remind yourself to never give up and believe in yourself no matter what goals you may have. This song still stands as one of the top female empowerment songs to date and continues to encourage women worldwide.
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I
One of the top female vocalists around, Kelly Clarkson has continued to “wow” us with her amazing voice since she won American Idol. The lyrics, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” encourages girls to fight their battles and continue fighting no matter what comes your way.
The Champion – Carrie Underwood
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htu3va7yDMg
While this song was initially written for athletes in the Super Bowl, we think it fits well with people in everyday life. Carrie was even quoted in Nash Country Daily, “We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”
Independent Women – Destiny’s Child
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lPQZni7I18
An oldie but a goodie, Destiny’s Child brought “Independent Women” to us in 2000 and was a part of the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack. This song proves to show that women can be independent and that it’s certainly empowering to be an independent woman.
Brave – Sara Bareilles
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4
“Brave” received so many positive reviews when it was released. Initially written about Sara’s friend who was struggling with coming out gay, “Brave” has become a civil rights anthem, not to mention a top hit around the world.
Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA
Aside from her amazing vocals, Alicia Keys has been a frontrunner in the women’s activist movements. Last year she spoke and performed “Girl on Fire” at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., revving up the crowd to march for their rights.
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstrAfoMKlc
“Fighter” has been coined Christina Aguilera’s most empowering song for women to date. This song teaches women to speak for themselves and to be strong. And we’re not going to lie, this song makes us feel like we can kick some a$$.
Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U
Beyonce has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. And when “Run the World (Girls)” came out in 2011, the world caught on and brought it to the top of the charts, proving even more how much of an impact Beyonce could make. One of the strongest female empowerment songs around, there’s no doubt that this song, the beat, and the message behind it will get you pumped.
Roar- Katy Perry
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8
Believing in the strength of women, Katy Perry performed her hit song “Roar” at the Super Bowl in 2015. Katy told the press, “I’m all about female empowerment and uplifting people’s spirits, and people finding their own voice with songs like “Roar.”” This song just might help you find your voice. And if it does, we’re all for it!
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0
Destiny’s Child brought out “Survivor” back in 2001, and it has maintained its strength ever since. Reminding us that we can get through anything, no matter what life throws at us, we will survive.
Ain’t Your Mama – Jennifer Lopez
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgmx7z49OEk
Written by Meghan Trainor, “Ain’t Your Mama” is performed by J.Lo and even has a special appearance by Hillary Clinton’s voice in the video saying, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” Aside from it being a good dance hit, it is so much more than that on the surface. It conveys the message that women are tired of being undervalued by men, at home and in the workplace. The moral of the story is to prove that women are so much more than the roles that they’ve been expected to take on for years and it’s time for a change!
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1FrqwZyKw
Not only just a female empowerment song, “Born This Way” is so much more than that! For women, gays, and all races, Lady Gaga hits all the terms and calls for equality, reminding everyone that they are born superstars. Maybe we all need a little reminder every now and then that no matter what gender, race, sexuality, or disability, you must be yourself, rejoice, and love yourself.