Top 5 songs with a message for women’s rights

As we celebrate Women’s History Month it’s time to take a look at some of the inspirational women who have provided us with our most empowering songs. 

1) I’m Every Woman

Kicking it off with an absolute classic, in 1978 Chaka Khan provided us with the banger ‘I’m Every Woman’ teaching the last generation and the current one that every woman should be represented. The video below shows this as you see five Chaka’s dressing in various, but fabulous outfits.


2) Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

In this Eurythmics hit the one and only Aretha (Franklin) basically does what is says on the tin. Can we do it for ourselves? Of course we can, and we will. This song sticks it and says we don’t need to be tied down by another half to make it. It’s also been dubbed a ‘feminist anthem.’


3) Run The World 

Something a bit more modern and what better song to choose than Queen B and ‘Run the World’. In all honesty, there’s not much to this song lyrically, (Who run the world? Girls! x4) but what it does entail is rather profound.

I’m rapping for the girls who taking over the world

Help me raise a glass for the college grads.

That’s right, we’ll take that Beyoncé.


4) Bulletproof 

A little more of a cryptic but ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux is a real feel good song that everyone knows the intro to. Also the message behind it is obvious, but strong and it’s a real feel good song too!


5) Firework

And finally, Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’, released six years ago now, is sure to make you feel motivated and proud to be a strong independent woman. You can almost feel yourself growing as a person as the violins get more dramatic. It’s also an absolute classic and you feel uplifted almost instantly. However I don’t think anyone’s felt like a plastic bag drifting through the wind!


Let us know the feminist anthems providing the soundtrack to your Women’s History Month in the comments below! 

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