If you’re looking to get lifted up onto cloud nine, look no further!
“Confident” – Demi Lovato
Demi wants to share that with the world and showing everyone how you can go from being very insecure with body image issues to feeling so proud of your body that you want to show it to the world.
Empowering lyric: “What’s wrong with being, what’s wrong with being, what’s wrong with being confident?”
“Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé
Beyoncé wanting to do something different: a mixture of different cultures and eras, a new sound, and a message which would give women strength. Yes, it did with its loud and proud in its relentless message.
Empowering lyric: “Who run the world? / Girls”
“That’s My Girl” – Fifth Harmony
Much praises to the harmonious and explosive cut the group executed and its slick production, this song bites its honking horns just fine and delivers a booming addendum to its empowering message
Empowering lyric: “You’ve been down before / You’ve been hurt before / You got up before / You’ll be good to go, good to go”
“Love Myself” – Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld dropped her infectious single in 2015. It’s about being empowered on your own and not needing help from anyone else to feel good. She reminds us just how much power it is in being able to love yourself.
Empowering lyric: “I love me / Can’t help myself, no, I don’t need anybody else / Anytime, day or night.”
“Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
Alessia once said, “The standards that we have to kind of face as young women in everyday life just to feel, or look a certain way, or act a certain way, because there’s a lot of pressure being a young girl, and just girls and women in general. So I wanted to make a reminder to just love yourself and appreciate yourself no matter what.”
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”
“GIRL” – Maren Morris
Marren was writing the song as a letter to another girl who she felt had disrespected her and was constantly trying to be competitive. But as she kept writing it, she realized she’s not talking to someone else but to herself. And that shaped this optimistic single.
Empowering lyric: “Baby girl, don’t you hang our head low / Don’t you lose your halo / Everyone’s gonna be okay”
“IDGAF” – Dua Lipa
Although it’s about a boyfriend who was caught cheating on her, the video is about your stronger and weaker side fighting with each other only to realize that self-love is what will help you overcome any negativity that comes your way.
Empowering lyric: “Well, I’m too busy for your business / Go find a girl who wants to listen / ‘Cause if you think I was born yesterday / You have got me wrong”
“Hey Girl” – Lady Gaga and Florence Welsh
This ballad is a call to action. It poses the question, imagine how strong women would be if, instead of investing all their energy in competing against each other, they applied that same energy to supporting each other.
Empowering lyric: “Hey girl, hey girl / We can make it easy if we lift each other / Hey girl, hey girl / We don’t need to keep on one-in’ up another / Hey girl, hey girl / Hey girl, hey girl / If you lose your way / Just know that I got you”
“Salute” – Little Mix
“Salute” brims with girl-power motifs dressed up in military metaphors, affirming that being a woman is about more than just looking good.
Empowering lyric: “Ladies all across the world, listen up, we’re looking for recruits / If you with me, let me see your hands, stand up and salute / Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots / Representing all the women, salute”
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
People can say whatever they want about at any time, and we cannot control that. The only thing we can control is our reaction to that. You can either let it get to you or you just shake it off.
Empowering lyric: “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate / Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake / I shake it off, I shake it off”