Are you looking for some songs that celebrate being a woman? Being a woman is something that should be celebrated and sometimes all you want to do is dance around with your friends and celebrate your womanhood and all the incredible things being a woman entails. These songs are perfect for a girls’ night out with besties and will empower you to be the best woman you can be. So, let's check out the best songs that celebrate being a woman.
1 You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore
This song may have been a hit in the 1960s, but it’s still an empowering song for women today. The lyrics are all about a woman pronouncing her freedom to do as she wants in her life. As a little bonus, there’s a 2016 version of the song by Grace that you can also check out if you want to listen to something more current. This is one of my favorite songs that celebrate being a woman.
Key Lyrics: “You don’t own me, I’m not just one of your many toys. You don’t own me, don’t say I can’t go with other boys. Don’t tell me what to do, don’t tell me what to say.”
2 Unpretty by TLC
The message of this song is that women should look inside themselves and see beyond the appearances that they feel as though they should. Women often feel unpretty, but we must look inside ourselves and value all the attributes that make us kind, smart, independent people.
Key Lyrics: "But if you can't look inside you, find out who am I to be in the position that makes me feel so damn unpretty.”
3 Just a Girl by No Doubt
This is song lamenting the struggles of being a woman in a man’s world. This song will resonate with any girl who has ever felt personally impacted by sexism and gender inequality.
Key Lyrics: “‘Cause I’m just a girl, I’d rather not be, ‘Cause they won’t let me drive late at night.”
4 Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
You aren’t just a weak, feeble little thing. You are a woman who is strong, bold, and potentially dangerous. Take control.
Key Lyrics: “Don’t need permission, made my decision, to test my limits.”
5 Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya
This song is all about getting out and acting instead of sitting around. Live your life free from any strings. Do your own thing and be your own person.
Key Lyrics: “The only thing that a boy’s gonna give a girl for free’s captivity.”
6 Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Don’t let anyone get in the way of having the time of your life. Be wild and be free if that’s what you want to be. Stay out late and go out with your friends if that’s what makes you happy. Stay in and cuddle up with a blanket and book if that’s what you prefer! We all need to blow off a little steam after a long day of work.
Key Lyrics: “When the working day is done, girls just want to have fun.”
7 Power by Little Mix
This is the ultimate girl power anthem. This fiery song is all about being the one in power in a relationship. It’s about not letting any man push you around and being proud of being a woman.
Key Lyrics: “You’re the man, but I got the power. You make it rain. I make it shower.”
8 Maneater by Nelly Furtado
As women, we have the power to embrace our bodies and sexualities and this song encourages women to do just that. Use your womanhood to your advantage and strive to get the things you want in life.
Key Lyrics: Maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard, make you want all of her love.”
9 So What by P!nk
P!nk’s badass song is another song about being independent and free as a woman. You can have plenty of fun without any men.
Key lyrics: “So what, I’m still a rock star. I got my rock moves and I don’t need you. Guess what I’m having more fun.”
10 Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
This song is about being completely unapologetic about who you are and what you want.
Key Lyrics: “Baby I’m sorry (I’m not sorry), feeling inspired ‘cause the tables have turned. Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns.”
11 Praying by Kesha
This song is about being able to bounce back and thrive even after the hardest situations. Kesha wrote this inspiring tune after an abusive experience with a man in power. She sings about coming out stronger after her traumatic experience and learning to fight for herself.
Key Lyrics: “I’m proud of who I am. No more monsters. I can breathe again and you said that I was done, but you were wrong and now the best is yet to come.”
12 Man! I Feel like a Woman! by Shania Twain
“Let’s go girls!” Celebrate the womanly thing and shot to the sky, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” because womanhood is nothing to be ashamed about.
Key Lyrics: “The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun. Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy, forget I’m a lady. Men’s shirts, short skirts.”
13 Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld
Lots of men compliment a girl by saying that she is “not like most girls,” but in her song, Steinfeld disputes this idea by saying that most girls are “smart and strong and beautiful.” It encourages girls to be whatever you want!
Key Lyrics: “I want to be like, I want to be like most girls.”
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