March is Women’s History Month, a time all about celebrating women worldwide who have made an impact on those around them! So, naturally, we’ve been thinking a lot about our favorite ladies in music who are changing the game and empowering listeners to be themselves unapologetically. There are so many tracks that pick us up when we’re feeling down, call attention to important issues, and remind us that we deserve to love ourselves no matter what.
Here are some of our favorite empowering songs by iconic female artists!
(G)I-DLE – ‘Nxde’
The ladies of (G)I-DLE secured their spots in K-Pop herstory with this confident track about being secure in your own skin, all while confronting the way women are objectified in media and everyday life. Addressing important issues while giving us an inspiring anthem in the process? Yes, please! There will never be a day we don’t look up to Soyeon, Miyeon, Minnie, Yuqi, and Shuhua.
Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’
Relationships can be fun, but you’re always complete on your own! On ‘Flowers,’ Miley moves past a breakup and declares that she can appreciate herself more than her ex ever could, shedding the past and throwing around self-love like it’s a bunch of flower petals at a wedding. We love to see it, and you deserve to love yourself that way, too!
Lilyisthatyou – ‘Competition’
Is anyone else super tired of seeing incredible women getting pitted against each other? We’re not in the 1800s anymore – there’s plenty of room for everyone to succeed and thrive! Lilyisthatyou is ready to celebrate herself and the inspiring ladies around her on ‘Competition,’ and it always makes us wanna dance all night with the inspiring ladies around us.
Billie Eilish – ‘you should see me in a crown’
Those late-night, ticked-off, “I’m a queen in my own right” moments are a formative part of any self-love journey, when you really think about it. And we can’t think of a better soundtrack for those 2 AM revelations than ‘you should see me in a crown!’ From the buzzing instrumental to the effortlessly confident vocals, there’s nothing we don’t love about this song.
Lizzo – ‘Special’ (Feat. SZA)
“In case nobody told you today,” you need to listen to the iconic SZA remix of ‘Special!’ With so many uplifting songs in her catalog, it was really hard to narrow this down to just one Lizzo track, but ‘Special’ has been living in our minds rent-free lately. This is the perfect song to listen to when you’re feeling insecure – it’s basically a hug in musical form.
Taylor Swift – ‘Bejeweled’
You can be the shinest, most stunning gemstone and there will still be someone who doesn’t like diamonds. That’s not on you, honeybee! You can keep sparkling as exactly who you are, and that’s the main idea of the bop that is ‘Bejeweled.’ Don’t let anyone else dull your shine, especially if it’s someone who’s “walking all over [your] peace of mind.”
So many inspiring songs, so little time! Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month to all of the queen bees out there – never forget your worth or how powerful you truly are! We wanna know all about which songs by female artists boost you up on rough days – send us your playlists on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Want even more empowering song recs? Check out our Queen Bees playlist on Spotify!