30 Female Empowerment Song Anthems Every Woman Needs to Hear

This list is a compilation of songs that always gives us a boost of confidence as women! 

 

“Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Carr

Most Empowering Lyric: But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark / You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are / And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart / No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.”


“Who You Are” – Jessie J. 

Most Empowering Lyric: “Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars/ Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing/ It’s okay not to be okay/ Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart/ Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising/ Just be true to who you are.”


 

“Golden” – Jill Scott

Most Empowering Lyric: “I’m holding on to my freedom/Can’t take it from me/I was born into it/ It comes naturally/ I’m strumming my own freedom/ Playing the God in me/ Representing his glory/ Hope he’s proud of me.”


“Closer” – Goapele

Most Empowering Lyric: “But, I’m going higher/ Closer to my dreams/ I’m goin’ higher and higher/ I can almost reach.”


“I’m Every Woman” – Chaka Khan

Most Empowering Lyric: I’m every woman, it’s all in me/ Anything you want done, baby/ I’ll do it naturally.”


“I’m Coming Out” – Diana Ross

Most Empowering Lyric: “The time has come for me/ To break out of this shell/ I have to shout/ That I am coming out.”


“Run the World (Girls)” – Beyonce

Most Empowering Lyric: “My persuasion can build a nation/ Endless power/ With our love we can devour/ You’ll do anything for me.”


“Woman” – Kesha

Most Empowering Lyric: “I’m a motherf**king woman, baby, alright / I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight / I’m a motherf**king woman, baby, that’s right / I’m just having fun with my ladies here tonight.”


“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu

Most Empowering Lyric: “Even if it makes others uncomfortable/ I wanna love who I am/ Even if it makes others uncomfortable/ I will love who I am.”


“Girl on Fire” – Alica Keys

Most Empowering Lyric: Everybody stares, as she goes by/ ‘Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes/ Watch her as she’s lighting up the night/ Nobody knows that she’s a lonely girl/ And it’s a lonely world/ But she gon’ let it burn, baby, burn, baby.”


“Don’t Touch My Hair” – Solange

Most Empowering Lyric: “Don’t touch my hair/ When it’s the feelings I wear/ Don’t touch my soul/ When it’s the rhythm I know/ Don’t touch my crown/ They say the vision I’ve found/ Don’t touch what’s there/ When it’s the feelings I wear.”


“Just Fine” – Mary J. Blidge

Most Empowering Lyric: Feels so good, when you’re doing all the things that you want to do/ Get the best out of life, treat yourself to something new/ It’s a really good thing to say/ That I won’t change my life, my life’s just fine.”


“Juice” – Lizzo

Most Empowering Lyric: “If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m gold)/ I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know)/ I’m like chardonnay, get better over time (So you know)/ Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie (Haha).” 


“God is a Woman” – Ariana Grande

Most Empowering Lyric: “And I can be all the things you told me not to be / When you try to come for me, I keep on flourishing / And he see the universe when I’m in company/ It’s all in me.”


“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten

Most Empowering Lyric: “This is my fight song/ Take back my life song/ Prove I’m alright song/ My power’s turned on/ Starting right now I’ll be strong/ I’ll play my fight song/ And I don’t really care if nobody else believes/ ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”


“Roar” – Katy Perry

Most Empowering Lyric: “Now I’m floating like a butterfly/ Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes/ I went from zero/ To my own hero.”


“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkston

Most Empowering Lyric: “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.”


“Put Your Records On” – Corrine Bailey Rae

Most Empowering Lyric: Twas more than I could take, pity for pity’s sake/ Some nights kept me awake, I thought that I was stronger/ When you gonna realise, that you don’t even have to try any longer?/ Do what you want to.”


“Video” – India Arie

Most Empowering Lyric: “When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me/ Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed to be/ And I know my Creator didn’t make no mistakes on me/ My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see.”


“Sit Still, Look Pretty” – Daya

Most Empowering Lyric: “Oh, I don’t know what you’ve been told/ But this gal right here’s gonna rule the world/ Yeah, that is where I’m gonna be because I wanna be/ No, I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty/ You get off on your 9 to 5/ Dream of picket fences and trophy wives/ But no, I’m never gonna be ’cause I don’t wanna be/ No, I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty.”


“Confident” – Demi Lavato

Most Empowering Lyric: “So you say I’m complicated / That I must be outta my mind / But you had me underrated, rated, rated / What’s wrong with being, what’s wrong with being, what’s wrong with being confident?”


“Try”- Colbie Calliat

Most Empowering Lyric: “You don’t have to try so hard/ You don’t have to bend until you break/ You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up/ You don’t have to change a single thing.”


“B*tch” – Meredith Brooks

Most Empowering Lyric: “I’m a b*tch, I’m a tease/ I’m a goddess on my knees/ When you hurt, when you suffer/ I’m your angel undercover/ I’ve been numb, I’m revived/ Can’t say I’m not alive/ You know I wouldn’t want it any other way.”


“Beautiful”- Christina Aguilera

Most Empowering Lyric: “You are beautiful no matter what they say/ Words can’t bring you down…oh no/ You are beautiful in every single way/ Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh, no/ So don’t you bring me down today.”


“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”- Cyndi Lauper

Most Empowering Lyric: “Some boys take a beautiful girl/ And hide her away from the rest of the world/ I wanna be the one to walk in the sun/ Oh girls they wanna have fun/ Oh girls just wanna have fun.”


“Get Up”- Amel Larrieux

Most Empowering Lyric: “People try to pull the wool over your eyes/ Don’t know why/ They want to profit from your demise/ They lie/ To cover up how weak they are inside, oh/ Baby, baby don’t you cry/ All you got’s your pride.”


“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”- Shania Twain

Most Empowering Lyric: “I want to be free yeah, to feel the way I feel / Man! I feel like a woman!


“A Rose is Still a Rose”- Aretha Franklin

Most Empowering Lyric: “Let your life be in the sunshine/ Not the darkness of your sorrow/ You may see you’re all today/ When you know it’ll come tomorrow/ Tough to be, but life ain’t over/ Just because your man is gone/ Girl, love yourself and love to love/ ‘Cause without him your life goes on.”


“Human”- Christina Perri

Most Empowering Lyric: “I can take so much/ ‘Til I’ve had enough.”


“No”- Meghan Trainor

Most Empowering Lyric: Thank you in advance, I don’t wanna dance (nope)/ I don’t need your hands all over me/ If I want a man,/ Then I’mma get a man/ But it’s never my priority.”


 

 

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  • Also, my latest poetry book, I Have a poem… is the perfect weekend read!! Check it out here.

  • I finally got the courage to record the second episode of my podcast THE ZIP CODE after a long 3 months of not being consistent with it! My goal is to become more consistent with recording more episodes! Anyhoo, tune in the second episode where the the topic was PROCESS+ PURPOSE. Check it out here!

 

  • In case you missed it, I shared my October’s affirmations about things I’m manifesting in my life. 

 

I am ready to face my inner desires, truths, and fears. I release my anger, resentments, and anything that limits me or holds me back from reaching my full potential. I am hopeful and look forward to the future.”

 

“I know to always choose progress over perfection. I am happy and grateful that things are falling perfectly into place with more opportunities, success, and joy than ever before. “

 

Until next time, 

Zip.

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