I cannot stress enough the importance music plays in our life, especially in cheering us up and getting us back up on our feet.
There is nothing that can truly empower you from the inside like a good peppy number.
If you ever feel down or disheartened, all you need to do is to listen to an energizing song to pep you up and turn you back on to girl boss mode.
Because hey, you rule your life, and no one tells you what to do.
When you set out to live your life to the fullest, you are bound to face a lot of troubles and challenges in the form of social barriers or condescending co-workers or even an unsupportive family and friends.
In those moments you feel the worst, no one is going to come and pick you up; no one is going to throw a rope into the pit except yourself.
The point is, you have to always find ways to empower and motivate yourself, and you can’t always depend on external sources of motivation.
One of the simplest and easiest ways to do this is to listen to a good song.
We have compiled a list of the best female empowerment songs which gush with girl power energy.
Make yourself a wonderful playlist with these for when life is pulling you down.
1. "Confident" by Demi Lovato
Oh, the lyrics just ooze with power and awesomeness.
This song is about making your own choices and being the strongest version of yourself.
2. "Wonder Woman" by Lion Babe
Get your armor and your funky super suit ready, you are now Princess Diana of the Amazons!
Or so you will be convinced when you listen to this song. It is your background music for when you traverse fight your way through No Man’s Land.
3 "***Flawless" by Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This radical song from Queen Bey is truly empowering and fascinating all at once.
It talks about gender inequality and how society places a limit to how much a girl can dream.
4. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
Keep this in mind, this song was released in a time where women were way behind in the social, commercial, political and pretty much every other circle of public life.
And it is ever so relevant even now.
5. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
This song is a classic.
I have this theory that no matter what low point you are in life, holding a faux microphone in your hand and singing ‘I will survive’ will solve pretty much any of your problems.
Trust me, it works.
6. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
I wish I could explain all the emotions that come to me at once when I listen to this song.
This song is so energizing, you can actually feel the power running through your veins.
It’s a sure addition to your power-playlist.
7. “Try” by Colbie Caillat
Be sure to watch the video of this song, it’s sure to move you to tears.
This song speaks so strongly about breaking all the stereotypes and rules placed on women, especially regarding body image issues.
If you ever feel under-confident about the way you look, this is the song that will pick you up.
8. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
We all probably na-na-na-na-na-na-na-naaaa-ed our way through our teens.
This song is so beautifully empowering; I think it’s also a visit back to those carefree teenage years when you were all ready to take on the world.
9. "Roar" by Katy Perry
This song about a woman who comes out of her cocoon to become the master of herself and make herself heard.
The refrain is bound to awake your fighting spirit.
10. “Secrets” by Mary Lambert (2014)
If you ever find yourself doubting your self-worth, this is the song for you.
It’s about how no matter what shortcomings you think you have, you’ll always be worth respect.
You don’t have to hide or live with a mask on.
11. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
Another classic song that reminds you that you don’t have to miss out on anything in life, especially any fun, just because you are a girl.
12. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
This peppy number will have you up on your feet in no time, be it metaphorically getting up from your ‘trebles’ or simply getting up busting a few moves.
13. “Firework” by Katy Perry
You’re a firework!
You don’t have to keep everything bubbling inside you, unleash your spirit out on the world, and see the magic that follows.
14. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
Even though this is a break-up song, it has such power to it, about not being held down by petty emotions, or ever being weak in the face of problems, whether they’re situations or actual people.
15. “Warrior” – Demi Lovato
Demi has derived the premise for this song from the events of her own life.
She has been through so much, and the song truly inspires everyone to be a true warrior, and to let everything that holds you down only strengthen you more.
There is no sure shot way to empowerment.
Power comes from within, and empowerment is something that happens on the inside.
So go on, find that empowerment within you and rise like a glorious phoenix.