Interestingly, 2018 has been the year of empowerment. Songs have a lot of power and can affect you positively. That’s why when you’re feeling down and want to focus on loving yourself, you might put on an empowering tune.
With the newly released “Phoenix” album, Rita Ora too has joined in the list. With her inspiring tracks like “Girls” as well as “Proud” – not only an inspirational love letter to her fans but a resilient anthem that captures Rita’s unstoppable power and hurdles she has overcome in life – this year is definitely uplifting for everyone. What better way to remember her on her birthday.
With that said, check out our list on some of the empowering anthems of all time!
- Queen – Jessie J
“Queen” is more than just an empowering song celebrating self-love and appreciation. While the lyrics are liberating enough to give you confidence, the video for the song is even more inspiring. As her voice gives listeners chills down their spine per usual, the uplifting tune will touch one’s vulnerable side while making them realize their true poise.
- Woman Like Me – Little Mix
As the title of the song suggests, it’s a female-empowering track, and gives off a message that being your own person is more important. The lyrics find the pop group wondering if the person they’re interested in can handle their confidence and honesty. The energy-packed empowering anthem features Nicki Minaj too.
- Confident – Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato‘s song “Confident” is an anthem about body positivity and being confident in the skin you’re in. And as this song reveals, there’s a strong core to Demi that’s determined to take charge of her life regardless of what others think. She is proud of her body and inspires others to feel the same way with this song too.
- Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has candidly discussed her mental health struggles as a result of pressure she felt to maintain a certain body image. “Stronger,” the titular track from her 2011 album, is a manifestation of how she felt after emerging from what she calls “a very dark time.” It’s a simple idea, though a powerful one: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
- Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
This track is an ode to rising above feeling less-than in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the media’s unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards and racial inequality. “Scars to Your Beautiful” comes as a breath of fresh air for women. This song has begun to break stereotypes for women across the world in the hope to end biased opinions.