20 Female Empowerment anthems

For me, music is inspiring, empowering, moving, soothing and good for the soul.  Whenever I’m feeling down or just need that extra added kick to my day I just turn on the tunes and away I go. 

After ‘Bug’ was born there were many times that I felt icky due to the lack of sleep and being puked on constantly oh yes and let’s not forget totally not back to my pre-pregnancy bod.  Hubby was great but after an entire day of baby duty, household duties and everything else that encompasses being a stay at home and now full time working mom, it’s nice to fall back on some empowering momma/female music every now and then, especially when I feel like I’ve lost control. 
Yes, I do sing as if no one is watching, not great and totally off key BUT I don’t care.
Here’s 20 Empowering songs for you ladies.

Artist: Des’ree
Title: You Gotta Be
Quotable: “Listen as your day unfolds. Challenge what the future holds. Try and keep your head up to the sky”.

Artist: Madonna
Title: Express Yourself
Quotable: “You deserve the best in life”

Artist: Beyonce
Title: Run the World (Girls)
Quotable:Strong enough to bare the children. Then get back to business”.

Artist: Christina Aguilaera
Title: Beautiful 
Quotable: “I am beautiful. No matter what they say.”

Artist: Patti LaBelle
Title: New Attitude
Quotable: I’m feelin’ good from my head to my shoesKnow where I’m goin’ and I know what to do”.

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Title: Fighter
Quotable: “Makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser. So thanks for making me a fighter”.

Artist: Shania Twain
Title: I Feel Like A Woman
Quotable: “I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel. Man! I feel like a woman!“.

 Artist: Whitney Houston
Title: I’m Every Woman
Quotable: “I’m every woman, It’s all in me”.

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Title: Respect
Quotable: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

Artist: Alicia Keys
Title: A Woman’s Worth
Quotable: “A real man just can’t deny a woman’s worth”.

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Title: Survivor
Quotable: I’m a survivor. I’m not goin’ give up.  I’m not goin’ stop. I’m goin’ work harder.”

Artist: Rupaul
Title: Supermodel
Quotable:  It don’t matter what you wearThey’re checking out your savior fairAnd it don’t matter what you do‘Cause everything looks good on you.”

Artist: Gloria Gaynor
Title: I Will Survive
Quotable: “I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to giveAnd I’ll survive, I will survive”.

Artist: India Arie
Title: Video
Quotable:But I learned to love myself unconditionally,Because I am a queen”.

Artist: Jill Scott
Title: Golden
Quotable: “Livin’ my life like it’s golden”.

Artist: Nina Simone 
Title: Feelin’ Good 
Quotable:It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life. For me. And I’m feeling good”.

Artist: Mary J Blige
Title: Work That
Quotable: “Working with what I got I gotta keep on. Taking care of myself I wanna live long
Aint never ashamed what life did to me”.

Artist: Kelly Clarkson 
Title: Ms.Independent
Quotable: “How beautiful love could truly be”.

Artist: Gwen Stefani 
Title: Hollaback Girl 
Quotable: “I ain’t no hollaback girl”.

Artist: Martina McBride

Title: This One’s For the Girls

Quotable: You’re beautiful the way you are“.

What songs get you feeling empowered?

NOTE: This is a modification from the original rules from Pavement Runner’s Playlist Thursday. This week was Choose your own theme so I chose Female Empowerment and morphed it to 20 songs.


  1. Renee C. says:

    Awesome list! I have so many of those on my list too. I also use Ms. Independent quite frequently but I also love Single Ladies by Destiny’s Child – oh, I could add so many really!

    I’m visiting from the Make My Saturday Hop and I’m now following you via email, Twitter, Pinterest, and G+. Would love for you to visit us and reciprocate. Thanks and have a lovely Saturday! :)

  2. What a great list and fun post. These songs do make you feel supercharged. -Great selections. Thank you for being a part of the Getting To Know You hop! 😀

  3. Wow some great songs here :)

  4. We have limited internet time, so I won’t be clicking on your songs, sorry. :) I just wanted to say thanks for linking up at the Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop!

    Tina – mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs

  5. No worries, if you ever need a musical boost they will be here :)

  6. That is quite the list… some really GREAT songs on there.

  7. Great list!! Going to put it on my playlist to work out at the gym!

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