Being newly single, I feel like I’ve been leaning on my friends a lot to really talk me through the hard times. Being an ESFJ, I’m such an emotional person, and when I let those emotions get the most of me, I know I can just call one of my girls up (and some guys too), and they can talk me through it and make me feel so much better.
Y’all already know that I love to listen to music that fits with my emotions, and sometimes a good girl power song is exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m a feminist, so I’m not trying to bash guys here. Not all girl power songs are about putting guys down; in fact, a lot of them just talk about how awesome life is, not just for girls, but for people in general.
These are some of my favorite girl power songs:
FIGHT SONG – RACHEL PLATTEN
I always turn to this song when I’m having a bad day. Any day that I’m feeling unworthy or lonely or just horrible, I put on this song, and it makes me feel so empowered. It just talks about how even on your worst days, you still have some fight in you. People may not understand you, and they may not be willing to help you, but as long as you fight for the life you believe you deserve, you have the ability to take back control of your life and achieve anything.
Favorite lyrics: And all those things I didn’t say / Wrecking balls inside my brain / I will scream them loud tonight / Can you hear my voice this time?
MASTERPIECE – JESSIE J
I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. Not only are the lyrics so powerful, the music is toxic and just makes you want to be a better person (and also dance a little). It just talks about how you’re still in that awkward in-between stage, and you’re still trying to figure it all out, and you’re going to make a lot of mistakes along the way, but that’s okay. You’re working on yourself (your masterpiece, if you will), and if there are people out there who don’t get it, don’t worry about them. You do you, girl.
Favorite lyrics: I wanna hang with the greats / Got a way to go but it’s worth the wait / No, you haven’t seen the best of me / I’m still working on my masterpiece
SECRETS – MARY LAMBERT
I love this song so much, because it starts with Mary just sharing a list of things that people may view as flaws. Even though Mary and I have different things that may be considered flaws, I can still relate to this song so much. She basically just lays it all on the table and says she doesn’t care what people think of her. I think it’s so powerful for someone to be able to say all of the things that they don’t like about themselves and instead of running from these “flaws,” they embrace them.
Favorite lyrics: They tell us from the time we’re young / To hide the things that we don’t like about ourselves / Inside ourselves / I know I’m not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else / Well, I’m over it
WE R WHO WE R – KESHA
I feel like this is such a random song to include on this list, but it’s also actually kind of perfect. Kesha basically sings about going out with her friends, wearing what she wants (hello, glitter), being who she is and being unapologetic about it. It’s also just about letting loose, having a good time and being the superstar that you know you are.
Favorite lyrics: Tonight we’re going hard/Just like the world is ours/We’re tearing it apart/You know we’re superstars/We are who we are
SKYSCRAPER – DEMI LOVATO
This song has resonated with me so much ever since I first heard it. Demi has always been so talented, and this song is such an inspiration. It’s just about still rising up even if everything and everyone in your life has tried to tear you down.
Favorite lyrics: Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground / Like a skyscraper
TRY – COLBIE CAILLAT
This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this song on this blog, but I feel like it’s such a powerful song that it’s worth mentioning again. Colbie Caillat made such an impact on so many people when this music video came out because she showed herself 100% natural, which is rare when you’re as big of a celebrity as she. This song is about how people put so much effort into their appearance, but you don’t have to do all of those things to impress people. She asks if, when you’re all by yourself, do you even like yourself? I think that’s such an important to ask because if you do all of these things to change your appearance and your personality, are you doing those things for you or for everyone else?
Favorite lyrics: Wait a second / Why should you care what they think of you? / When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
For even more girl power songs, you can check out my Girl Power playlist on Spotify:
What are some of your favorite girl power songs?