11 Girl Power Anthems We Bumped In 2016
Women being objectified in popular music is a daily occurrence. When the lyrics aren’t about disloyal hoes, they’re about how a woman relates to her man or why a broke woman is unacceptable.
As much as I groan and complain, I’ll still indulge in a quick twerk or two when Ouu comes on.
Fortunately, there were a few songs from the 2016 charts that stood out against a backdrop of women-hating and slut-shaming. Here’s a playlist of girl power anthems you won’t have to feel guilty for enjoying.
1. Alessia Carr – Scars To Your Beautiful.
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are/And you don’t have to change a thing/the world could change its heart.
2. Sia – The Greatest.
I’m free to be the greatest/ I’m alive.
3. Rihanna – Needed Me.
Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage/Fuck your white horse and a carriage.
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself.
5. Sia – Alive.
You’ve been down before/You’ve been hurt before/You got up before/ You’ll be good to go, good to go/Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it
7. Beyonce – Formation.
I see it, I want it, I stunt, yellow-bone it/I dream it, I work hard, I grind ’til I own it/I twirl on them haters.
8. Demi Lovato – Confident.
9. Meghan Trainer – NO.
My name is “No”/My sign is “No”/My number is “No”/You need to let it go.
10. Pink – Just Like Fire.
Just like fire, burning out the way/If I can light the world up for just one day/Watch this madness, colorful charade/No one can be just like me anyway.
11. Katy Perry – Rise.
I won’t just survive/Oh, you will see me thrive/Can’t write my story/I’m beyond the archetype/I won’t just conform/No matter how you shake my core.