In honor of National Women’s Month, we’ve put together a few of the best GIRL POWER songs by some of the fiercest female artists around. Grab your girls, a few bottles of wine, and celebrate being a strong twentysomething female in this big, bad, beautiful world.

1. Run the World (Girls)—Beyonce

Who runs the world? GIRLS!

 2.  Wannabe—Spice Girls

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends.

3. No Scrubs—TLC

I don’t want no scrubs.

 4. Circus—Britney Spears

I’m like the ringleader, I call the shots.

5. Beautiful—Christina Aguilera

Word can’t bring me down.

6. Survivor—Destiny’s Child

I’m a survivor, I’m not gonna give up.

7. Cheetah Sisters—The Cheetah Girls

We make each other strong that ain’t ever gonna change.

8. Girls Just Want To Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper

I want to be the one to walk in the sun, oh girls just want to have fun.

9. Man! I Feel Like A Woman—Shania Twain

The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun.

10. I Will Survive—Gloria Gaynor

I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give.

11. Fighter—Christina Aguilera

Thanks for making me a fighter.

12. Hit Me With Your Best Shot—Pat Benatar

Knock me down, it’s all in vain, I’ll get right back on my feet again.

13. Try—Colbie Caillat

You don’t have to change a single thing.

14. Hollaback Girl—Gwen Stefani

That’s right, I’m the last one standing.

15. We’re Never Getting Back Together—Taylor Swift

Like, ever.

16. Diva—Beyonce

A diva is a female version of a hustla.

17. Independent Women—Destiny’s Child

I depend on me.

18. Titanium—David Guetta

You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.

19. Single Ladies—Beyonce

Now you’re gonna learn what it really feels like to miss me.

20. Bulletproof—La Roux

This time baby, I’ll be bulletproof.

21. Can’t Hold Us Down—Christina Aguilera

Never can, never will, can’t hold us down.

22. I Am Woman—Helen Reddy

I am woman, hear me roar.

23. Superwoman—Alicia Keys

Even when I’m a mess, I still put an S on my chest, I’m superwoman.

24. Me, Myself and I—Beyonce

I took a vow that from now on I’m gonna be my own best friend.

25. Respect—Aretha Franklin

All I’m asking, is for a little respect.


Hillary Bautch is a Wisconsin girl living in Boston, where she can often be found double-fisting cups of coffee. She takes pleasure in making other people feel awkward and purposely does weird stuff so she can write about it later. Hillary enjoys eating pizza, watching other people fall down on ice skates, and complaining about how much she wants a dog. Follow her random musings and sarcastic rants at @hillarybautch.

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