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12 BEST female power anthems

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than breaking out some of our favourite female power anthems?

Mix ‘em into your commute, your workout, or even your work playlist for an instant boost of woman power. Disclaimer: you may need to take a dance break for more than a few of these.

Photo: José Goulão
Photo: José Goulão

Respect-Aretha Franklin

Is there a more classic power woman anthem than Aretha Franklin’s Respect? Sing it.


Girl on Fire-Alicia Keys

Is there anything more satisfying than belting out, “THIS GIRL IS ON FIIIIIRE!” with Alicia?


Independent Woman Part 1–Destiny’s Child

‘All the women who’re independent, throw your hands up at me.’


Firework-Katy Perry

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of remembering this.


I Will Survive-Gloria Gaynor

One word, Ms. Gaynor: PREACH.


U + Ur Hand-Pink

This song inspires me to be almost as bada** as Pink.


Fighter-Christina Aguilera

Christina doing what Christina does best.


Strip Me-Natasha Bedingfield 

Natasha’s proclamation “you ain’t taking that from me” is a great reminder that there are some things that, well, no one can take from you.


Girls Just Want To Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper

One correction, Cyndi–women wanna have fun.


Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)-Kelly Clarkson

The age old saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” in musical form.


Man! I Feel Like a Woman-Shania Woman

Shania said it best


Run the World (Girls)-Beyonce

I saved my personal favorite for last. This is my go to song when I need to get things done, and do ’em well.

Which of these songs is your favorite? Any we missed?

Alexa blogs for

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