There’s no question that women are strong; while there’s no shortage of songs out there praising the strength and power of men, it’s about time we started celebrating the strength of women, too. For a long time, women have been fighting for equality and justice, and these songs reflect that struggle. If you are looking for great songs about strong women, you are in the right place. In this article, we will discuss ten awesome songs about strong women.
10. Flawless by Beyoncé (2014)
“Flawless” is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fifth studio album, Beyoncé (2014). It features a guest appearance from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who delivers a sampled monologue from her TEDx talk “We should all be feminists.” “Flawless” is a mid-tempo R&B song with elements of trap music. The track incorporates electronic beats, strings, and horns, with Beyoncé’s vocals ranging from breathy whispers to powerful belting. The song’s lyrics center on feminist empowerment and feature several quotes about female empowerment attributed to Adichie.
9. “W.A.P.” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
“W.A.P.” is a song by American rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, released in 2020 through Atlantic Records. The song is about female empowerment, with lyrics like “I’m a tell you like a boss, I don’t need no man/I can buy my things, I could pay my rent.” It describes the two rappers’ ambitions and desires while celebrating their independence as women. The song has been praised for its powerful message and was nominated for the B.E.T. Hip Hop Award for Best Song of the Year.
8. Wonder Woman by Lion Babe (2016)
The song Wonder Woman is about a strong and independent woman. The lyrics talk about how this Wonder Woman doesn’t need anyone to complete her; she’s strong and can take care of herself. The song also talks about how this Wonder Woman is beautiful and loves herself just like she is. This song is perfect for anyone who wants to feel empowered and confident. It’s a great song to listen to when you need a little boost.
7. I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan (1978)
Originally written and recorded by soul singer Whitney Houston, many artists have covered this song. But we think Chaka Khan’s 1978 version is the best. The lyrics celebrate the strength and resilience of women, and Khan’s powerful vocals convey the message perfectly. The song describes how women are “every woman” – we can be whoever we want to be and do whatever we set our minds to.
6. Independent Women by Destiny’s Child (2001)
This song is all about being an independent woman. The lyrics talk about how the singer doesn’t need a man to take care of her, and she can take care of herself. The song is empowering and strong, so it made our list. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re feeling down about yourself or need a little boost of confidence. The song is also a great reminder that you don’t need a man to be happy or prosperous.
5. Bad girls by M.I.A. (2012)
The song “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. is an excellent anthem for strong women. The lyrics celebrate powerful women who don’t care what anyone thinks of them. This song is perfect for women who want to feel empowered and independent. It talks about how women are the real drivers of the world and how they should be respected. M.I.A.’s lyrics are empowering and inspiring, and the song is a great way to get pumped up and ready to take on the world.
4. Q.U.E.E.N. by Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe (2013)
“Q. U.E.E.N.” is a song by the American singer Janelle Monáe, featuring vocals from American singer Erykah Badu. It was written by Monáe, Badu, and Nate “Rocket” Wonder and produced by Wonder. The song was released in 2013 as the lead single from Monáe’s second studio album, The Electric Lady (2013). “Q. U.E.E.N.” is a funk and soul song with elements of hip hop, rock, and R&B. Lyrically, it celebrates black women and their beauty. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the duet between Monáe and Badu, and the song’s empowering lyrics.
3. Bad Reputation by The Blackhearts & Joan Jett
“Bad Reputation” is a song by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. It was released in September 1983 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album. The song reached number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and 16 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The song is about Jett’s reputation as a “bad girl” and how she doesn’t care what people think of her. Jett told Rolling Stone in 1983: “Many people think that ‘Bad Reputation’ is an autobiographical song about me, which it isn’t.
2. You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore (1963)
You Don’t Own Me is a song written by John Cameron Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen in 1980 for the movie, The Idolmaker. It was first recorded by American singer Lesley Gore and released as a single in 1963. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later included in her Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts album.
1. Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé
Run the World (Girls) is a song by Beyoncé, from her fourth studio album 4. The song was written by Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, Beyoncé and produced by Switch. It samples “Pon de Replay” by Rihanna. The song’s conception was brought about by Knowles’ vision of creating a song that would be an anthem for female empowerment. In an interview with MTV, Shea Taylor said of the song, “I think it’s important for women to feel strong and have songs that make them feel like they can do anything.”
These are just a few of the great songs about strong women. Whether you’re looking for empowering anthems or soulful ballads, there’s something for everyone on this list. So next time you need a little pick-me-up, put one of these songs on and let it empower you to take on the world.