27 songs that have become feminist anthems over time

27 songs that have become feminist anthems over time

Already said Maria Grace Chiuri at its beginning in the Dior era and its famous t-shirts that made reference to the Nigerian book Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We should all be feminists. Feminism is on everyone’s lips, and although the fight continues, little by little people are becoming more aware of it. The music world has been claiming the right of women to life for decades, and today we review the 27 songs that over time have become a feminist anthem.

“You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore (1963)

Lesley Gore She was a visionary in her time and today she continues to make us fall in love with her You don’t own me. She was just 17 years old when he recorded it, and since then it continues to play to this day. So much so that the song had a new version in 2015 by G-Eazy and Sagrace.

“Ain’t Don’t Use” by Nina Simone (1965)

nina simone It is always a good option, especially if it comes from the hand of Ain’t don’t use.

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” (1967)

Aretha Franklin and his Respect it is an ode to feminism; a statement of a strong and self-confident woman.

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor (1978)

Symbol of disco music, this song describes in the first person how someone finds personal strength while recovering from a breakup. Gloria Gaynor It is always a good option, especially if it comes from the hand of I will survive.

“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan (1978)

A mix of disco and soul, Whitney Houston made a new version of this song originally from chaka khan to incorporate it into the soundtrack of the film The bodyguard.

“No more tears (Enough is enough)” by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer (1979)

Even though Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand they never sang this song together, over the years No more tears (Enough is enough) It has become quite a motto.

“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross (1980)

Although the subject of Diana Ross It is a motto for the LGTBIQ + community, its lyrics are so powerful that it can inspire anyone.

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

Girls just wanna have fun (Girls just want to have fun), so he assured us Cyndi Lauper in 1983. Since then, this song inspires thousands of girls.

“Sisters are doin’ it for themselves” by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin (1985)

Back in the 80’s Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics allied themselves to launch a theme with feminist airs -of that time- called Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves. Although some of the verses have not aged very well, this song is about the independent and hard-working women of that time. Today this song is a motto to claim independence, sisterhood and equality.

“Who Cares” by Alaska and Dinarama (1986)

Referring to freedom and individual independence regardless of the prejudices of others, this theme(zo) of Alaska and Denmark continues to excite us to this day.

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“Just a Girl” by No Doubt (1995)

Appearing in the film Clueless and in the opening credits of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, just a girl from no doubt It continues to be a benchmark today -regardless of the passing of the years-.

TLC’s “No Scrubs” (1999)

Released on January 23, 1999, no scrubs from FTA It hit again thanks to Mariah Angeliq, Bad Gyal and Maria Becerra with its Spanish version, BOBO, presented in 2021.

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Shania Twain (1999)

Man! I Feel Like a Woman! from Shania Twain It is a great song that today continues to empower many women.

“Independent Women, Pt. 1” from Destiny’s Child (2000)

Being part of the soundtrack of the film Charlie’s Angels, Independent Women, Pt. 1 from Destiny’s Child continues to make us vibrate to this day.

“She” by Bebe (2004)

There is no song more powerful than Baby, Her. No matter how many years go by, her lyrics continue to move us.

Shakira’s “Wolf” (2009)

wolf from Shakira has become a whole anthem of feminist empowerment, queer and sexual liberation.

fire workKaty Perry’s (2010)

Katy Perry has some empowering songs though fire work It was one of the first to hit it.

“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce (2011)

If we talk about a powerful, groundbreaking feminist anthem that sets dance floors on fire, Beyonce appears with his famous Run the World (Girls). Launching in 2011, this one is still present on any hit list.

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” (2011)

for many born this way It is a song to equality, and over the years it has become an anthem for the LGTBIQ + community. If we look at the lyrics, this song also reminds us of the importance of loving oneself and making oneself heard.

“Scars to your beautiful” by Alessia Cara (2015)

Although the letter of Scars to your beautiful from Alessia Cara It is an ode to body positive, it could not be missing from this selection.

“Ain’t your mama” by Jennifer Lopez (2016)

Celebrating the strong and independent woman, Jennifer Lopez launched this Ain’t your mama as a plea against machismo in couple relationships, which often makes us the other mother.

“To no man” by Rosalía (2018)

The bad want became an album that spoke of the liberation of women. Going through the phases of romance, jealousy, abuse, violence, death, depression and destruction, the last chapter of all comes from the hand of power and song. to no man. In his lyrics we find phrases as powerful as “I do not consent to any man dictating my sentence, only God can judge me, only to him do I owe obedience.”

“God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande (2019)

According to a tweet from her own Ariana Grande, God is a woman talks about “women’s sexual empowerment and how women are literally everything and the universe is inside of us, to be honest.”

Lizzo’s “Juice” (2019)

From the beginning of his career, Lizzo She has shown that she feels good about herself and she has been proud of it. throwing Juice in 2019 he wanted to increase our self-esteem on a daily basis.

Taylor Swift’s “The Man” (2019)

Taylor Swift hid ten feminist messages in the video clip of The Manamong which we find the Serena Williams moment and her fury in a match from a male point of view or the objectification of women.

“Business Woman” by Nathy Peluso (2020)

Female empowerment is part of Nathy Peluso and that he showed with his theme business woman. Showing her opinion towards inequality between men and women, Argentina is a benchmark in today’s feminist music.

“Bitch” by Rigoberta Bandini (2021)

Even though Rigoberta Bandini declared that the song of Female dog was born after breaking up with a boy, over time her lyrics have become a feminist reference.

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