Girl power playlist

Kevin Hendricks

Of the numerous categories of songs out in the musical landscape, there is something particularly powerful about female-driven tunes.

Whether it is listening to a song while getting ready for a night out or instructing an old boyfriend to take his belongings “to the left to the left,” –Beyonce. There is a girl power song for every occasion.

Here is a list of 10 classic girl power tracks that every person can appreciate:

1. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

Released in 1965, this song has become the standard for women everywhere who demand nothing but the best.

2. “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys penned an amazing ode to women with this song that promotes just how awe-inspiring women are.

3. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

This Grammy award-winning song told people it was ok to love themselves just as they are and became an anthem of total self-acceptance.

4. “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood made a song that is an embodiment of the saying “hell hath no fury like a women scorned.”

5. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson

The message of this song is its namesake: No matter what the obstacle, you can overcome it and will be a stronger person in the end.

6. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper created a classic fun song for carefree girls all over the world.

7. “Raise Your Glass” by Pink

This song is a high-energy track that proves you do not need to be popular to have a great time.

8.”No Scrubs” by TLC

No-good men across the world felt the instant sting of shame when this platinum selling song came out.

9. “Flawless” by Beyonce

Taken off Beyoncé’s self-titled album, this song enforced the message that no matter who you are, you are powerful and, well, flawless.

10.”I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan

This Chaka Khan crafted song gives women all the power they need, and then some.