These Girl Power Songs Are All You Need Today, & Every Day

It's Women's History Month, and Women's History Month deserves its own playlist. So, we made that playlist. Simply put, it had to be done.
The songs on this roundup will each speak to some different part of you. The part that craves empowering choruses to sing in the shower. The part that wants to feel warm, fuzzy, and united with other women. The part that wishes every day had the energy of the Women's March.
Here's your power-up, pump-up, feel-good, and stand tall playlist for March, and beyond. Because let's be honest: Women's History Month can be every day.
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"Good As Hell" by Lizzo

If you ever, ever, ever need a mood boost, this should be your go-to song. It's technically a song about a break-up, but the song's message — you're all you need! – is applicable on a daily basis.
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"Stone Mountain" by St. Beauty

The emotional revelations that St. Beauty sings about in "Stone Mountain" are the kind that come after some serious introspection. It's the work that needs to be done. You may have already heard a St. Beauty song at the end of an Insecure episode (Bill De Blasio did), but you'll definitely want to check out their whole album.
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"Woman" by Kesha

If you have speakers, now's the time to use them. Blast Kesha's funky, incredible song, "Woman," and let the message of independence and empowerment roar. Everything she has, Kesha says, she earned.
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"***Flawless" by Beyonce feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Because all songs should be punctuated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's feminist philosophies.
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“Q.U.E.E.N.” by Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu

Monáe wrote this song with a specific audience in mind. "It's for everyone who's felt ostracized," she told Fuse. "I wanted to create something for people who feel like they want to give up because they're not accepted by society."

Monáe and Badu's song is about the struggle of women in the music industry, and it's also a smart, strange song about waking up and living life – "Will you be electric sheep? / Electric ladies, will you sleep? / Or will you preach?" We hope the answer is preach.
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"How Far I'll Go" by Auli'i Cravalho

For years, "Reflection" was our go-to introspective, emotional song sung by a Disney princess. But since 2016, we have Moana – and life is sweet.
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"Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld

The masturbation anthem you never knew you needed! But you need it!
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"Play" by Cinderella

If only we could be trailed by a feminist Swedish pop group. "I'd rather rescue myself," they sing. Remember: You can rescue you!
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"Men Explain Things To Me" by Tacocat

Unfortunately, mansplaining is a common phenomenon. But at least Tacocat sets mansplaining to music and makes it a bit more bearable.
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"Green Light" by Lorde

Lorde's entire album, Melodrama, tracks the course of a relationship set during the late teenage years, when every weekend's a party and you're going to live forever. "Green Light" is the first song off the album, and describes the difficulty of moving on — but that it's possible.
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"Soy Yo" by Bomba Estereo

"Soy Yo" has, quite simply, the most triumphant music video that has ever existed on the internet. In the video, a little girl with glasses, overalls, and braids walks around the neighborhood. Whenever she encounters haters or bullies, she dances to the song's chorus — "Soy yo," or, "I'm me." She's figured out the power of self love early.
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“I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy

Can you resist that earnest '70s pop? No, no you cannot. This is some old-school girl power: “I am woman, hear me roar / 
In numbers too big to ignore / 
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
 / ‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
 / And I’ve been down there on the floor / 
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again.”
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"Sheezus" by Lily Allen

It was once rare for periods to pop up in pop songs, but that's changing.
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"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

Just remember: What ever it is, you can get through it.
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