Happy International Women’s Day to all the boss, fearless, clever, independent, loving, wonderful women out there. Yeah, we’re talkin’ to you.
On a joyous day like today, we want nothing more than to sing our praises for all women from the rooftops—or at least play lots and lots of empowering songs that do the singing for us.
On that note, we’ve put together a playlist of inspiring girl power anthems and their lyrics, for all our ladies in the place with style and grace.
Volume up, gals.
“Hey girl, we can make it easy if we lift each other up.” – Lady Gaga & Florence Welch
“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire / ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.” – Katy Perry
“All my girls make up an army, knock ‘em dead off their feet.” – Santigold
“I’m free and I love to be free / To live my life the way I want / To say and do whatever I please.” – Lesley Gore
“…We’re smart enough to make these millions / Strong enough to bear the children / Then get back to business.” – Beyonce
“More powerful than two Cleopatras.” – Lauryn Hill
“When she talks, I hear the revolution.” – Bikini Kill
“She got both feet on the ground, and she’s burning it down / She got her head in the clouds, and she’s not backing down / This girl is on fire.” – Alicia Keys
“I dare you to understand what makes me a woman.” – Angel Olsen
“Just go ask the Kings of rap, who is the Queen and things of that.” – Nicki Minaj
“Bad girls do it well.” – M.I.A
“You can count on me to misbehave.” – Marina and the Diamonds
“When you’re running by yourself it’s hard to find someone to hold your hand.” – Grimes
“I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation / You’re living in the past it’s a new generation.” – Joan Jett
“Never give away your body / Never give away your friends / Never, never give away what you always wanted.” – Cat Power