International Women's Day 2021: Songs We're Listening To In Celebration Of This Day
Take a look at the songs by women for women across different genres that keep our team going every day. We listen to them in the morning as we get ready for work or put them on when we're hanging out with our girls—the perfect reminder that we're strong, independent women who got this.
1/25 ***Flawless by Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beyoncé teams up with critically-acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who wrote the essay, 'We Should All Be Feminists'.
2/25 Stronger by Britney Spears
The public narrative around Britney Spears, who has endured unending sexist mistreatment from the music industry since she was 17, has been changing but fans know that she has been at the forefront of making ground-breaking music that speak for women for years.
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3/25 Independent Women, Pt. 1 by Destiny's Child
4/25 Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves by Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics
Music legends, Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox come together with unbelievable vocals in this empowering tune.
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5/25 Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu
Bold and unapologetically themselves, Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu have been pushing the boundaries of women-led music for years.
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6/25 Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
With her music and revolutionary no make-up movement, Alicia Keys has always stood for female empowerment.
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7/25 Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Defiance, rebellion, individuality—the key ingredients for a classic female punk rock anthem.
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8/25 Juice by Lizzo
A reminder to love yourself from the unbelievably talented Lizzo, the most recognisable face of the body positivity movement.
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9/25 Ain't Your Mama by Jennifer Lopez
10/25 Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
11/25 Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
12/25 Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
A classic punk anthem for all the rebel girls out there, who refuse to fit into neat little boxes.
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13/25 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
This is a song for the ladies who are grinding everyday, with a special shout-out to those who are killing it in male-dominated workplaces.
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14/25 Bad Girls by M.I.A.
15/25 WOMAN by Karen O and Danger Mouse
16/25 Wannabe by Spice Girls
17/25 god is a woman by Ariana Grande
18/25 Jump by Madonna
One of the many empowering tunes by Queen of Pop, Madonna, alongside 'Express Yourself' and 'Papa Don't Preach'.
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19/25 Fight Song by Rachel Platten
20/25 Forgive Me by Chloe x Halle
This music video starts with Chloe Bailey reminding you not to ask for permission and instead, ask for forgiveness as you move on to better things in life.
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21/25 Run The World (Girls) by Beyoncé
22/25 BO$$ by Fifth Harmony
The Kanye reference might not apply anymore but this song is still an instant confident booster.
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23/25 Woman by Kesha ft. The Dap-Kings Horns
24/25 Hijabi (Wrap My Hijab) by Mona Haydar
25/25 Best Friend by Saweetie ft. Doja Cat
Celebrate female friendships and women supporting women this International Women's Day.
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