By Taneen Momeni
Hey ladies, here’s some ladies!
Although women should be acknowledged and appreciated every day, Women’s History Month is a great reminder and opportunity to empower the women around you.
To celebrate all types of women, here’s a list of 10 songs by powerful ladies, in addition to a whole playlist with songs from women of different races, backgrounds and sexualities.
- “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé
Nobody says it better than Beyoncé! I think this one is self-explanatory.
2. “God is a Woman,” Ariana Grande
With some controversy surrounding the title, Grande released an anthem about female sexual liberation.
3. “Dead to Me,” Kali Uchis
Singing about an overly-obsessive person who she wants to get rid of, Kali Uchis produced a song most women can probably relate to. This catty, yet fun, song is something you can sing, and also yell, along to.
4. “Power,” Little Mix
This uplifting song by four fierce ladies reminds us that we do, in fact, got that power. I chose the version without Stormzy rapping, because although we appreciate allies, this is a women’s playlist.
5. “Pussy is God,” King Princess
Although this excludes women who don’t have a pussy, this song is for all the ladies who love ladies.
6. “Juice,” Lizzo
Lizzo created a body positive bop, all while looking fantastic, twerking, playing the flute and serving vocals. Can it get better than this? No.
7. “Independent Women, Pt. 1,” Destiny’s Child
Who hasn’t created a choreographed dance number to this song with their two best friends when they were younger? The real question is, were you Beyoncé, Kelly, or Michelle?
8. “Pynk (feat. Grimes),” Janelle Monáe
Although this entire album was filled with anthem after anthem, I had to choose the ode to the female genitalia.
9. “She Wolf,” Shakira
Our queen Shakira blessed us with an anthem to celebrate the animal within each and every one of us.
10. “***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), ” Beyoncé
All things begin and end with Beyoncé, so it’s only natural.
If you’re interested in more songs to celebrate this month and the women around you, check out this playlist:
Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pixabay.
Taneen Momeni is a freshman journalism major and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.