Although Beyoncé’s known for her killer pop hits, there are also a ton of inspiring Beyoncé songs out there. Usually, her killer pop hits and inspiring songs are the same songs. Beyoncé is without a doubt one of the greatest artists out there right now when it comes to female empowerment. You’ve probably heard a few of these, and even if you haven’t you’ll definitely find a few of your new favorite inspiring Beyoncé songs for when you’re feeling down!
1 Flawless (featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Flawless is from Beyoncé’s new surprise album, and I personally think that it’s one of the most inspiring Beyoncé songs. It’s so empowering and great for your down days. While the entire song is incredibly inspiring, my favorite part is the second verse. It’s a speech given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an author and feminist you’ve probably heard of. It’s one of her most well known speeches, and rightfully so. You’ll find yourself enchanted and empowered by this song, if not for the song itself then for Adichie’s monologue.
While this song is originally from Dreamgirls, it also made its way onto Beyoncé’s album B’Day, and it’s definitely worth a listen (no pun intended) if you haven’t yet. It’s for the lowest points in your life, when you feel the most alone, or when you have to make a big decision in your life. Whether you are currently in a low point of your life or have been in the past, this song will resonate with you and comfort you.
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3 Pretty Hurts
Pretty Hurts is another amazing song off of Beyoncé’s secret album. This one is about growing up worrying about what you look like more than what is in your head. She sings about placing a value on what you know. It’s got an insane chorus that will probably become your new mantra. Overall, the song is definitely your new anthem; I’d almost guarantee it.
Diva is from I Am… Sasha Fierce, meaning that it was slightly outshined by her smash success Single Ladies. Diva is a song that’s just like Single Ladies in that it’s a song you want to scream at the top of your lungs with your best friends on a Girls' Night Out. You are a diva; don’t be ashamed to make sure everyone knows, even if that means singing it a little louder than necessary.
5 I Was Here
If you’re going through an existential crisis of any kind, this song will definitely help you out. Right from the first lyric, “I want to leave my footprints on the sands of time,” you will be hooked. It’s the perfect power ballad to empower you through the best and the worst of times.
6 Run the World (Girls)
The ultimate woman empowerment song of probably all-time, Run the World is a song that you love to sing with your girls. At the end of the day, girls really do run the world; sometimes we just need the queen herself, Beyoncé, to remind all of us.
Beyoncé is an iconic figure in the world of music, and her song "Run the World (Girls)" is an anthem of female empowerment. Released in 2011, the song was a part of her fourth studio album, 4. The song was written by Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, and Beyoncé herself, and was produced by Taylor and The-Dream.
The song's message is one of female power and resilience. It celebrates the strength and potential of women, and encourages them to take control of their own lives. The lyrics also address the importance of female solidarity, and the need for women to support each other.
The accompanying music video for "Run the World (Girls)" was directed by Francis Lawrence, and featured a number of female dancers. The video was praised for its empowering message, and was nominated for several awards, including two MTV Video Music Awards.
"Run the World (Girls)" was a major commercial success, reaching number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The song was also included in the setlist for Beyoncé's "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" in 2013.
7 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
I don’t know what planet you’re living on if you haven’t heard Single Ladies, but if you haven’t, go listen to it right now. If you have (and you most likely have), you’ll know why it couldn’t be left off of this list. It’s a song that’s perfect for dancing to, but it’s also inspiring and motivating for the days when you need a good song to cheer you up.
What’s your favorite empowering Beyoncé song? Have you checked any of these out? Let me know in the comments!
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