—Carmen Rios, Popaganda host, Ari Lennox’s album Shea Butter Baby is a whole, big ass mood, and “New Apartment” is definitely a standout. Empowerment has always been a core theme in La Ciccone's work, and it … O Ri Chiraiya. A babydoll dress-clad Courtney Love did it the best on this excoriating track from Hole's breakout album Live Through This. A fantasy. Hi there internet friends! “Ever Again” brings the same magic as earlier hits like “Dancing on My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend.” —Marina Watanabe, social media editor, Big Freedia featuring Icona Pop, “Louder”, Big Freedia could not be more herself than in the video for “Louder.” She’s got the trademark checkered suit, the gospel choir turned twerk team, the slick ’90s aesthetic, and at least two of her original dancers. This is the go-to song to cite whenever someone accuses feminism of being militant, man-hating, or whatever the latest label is. ICYMI: Louisa May Alcott's beloved Little Women was adapted into a movie by Greta Gerwig at the end of 2019. Makhna. It’s the song that puts a smile back on your face when fear and doubt start to pick at your self-esteem. By Rachel Epstein. BuzzFeed India Contributor 1. Only listen if you're a "scientifically advanced hot mama." RECOMMENDED: Full guide to protests in NYC. Gwen Stefani's lyrics are righteously bratty, but her biggest weapon is a voice so pouty you can almost see it kissing you goodbye. I didn’t always call myself a feminist, and I wouldn’t be telling the whole story if I said that being a feminist is just about other people. H.E.R calls out people who project empowering body-positive messages, but in the same breath will sell diet pills to their followers. This is an edited extract from Under My Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, edited by Rhian E Jones and … I've really been craving some poppy, fun, feminist songs. A song for the queer hopeless romantics, “Sofia” dishes out the vulnerability of someone so in love they are willing to be hurt, espeically when that love is demonized by so many people. 15 Popular Songs That Are Actually Feminist Anthems. That’s a lot! December 17, 2019 10.15am EST. Thousands of women worldwide gathered together, inspired by a Chilean rap song in a movement fighting rape culture. The song begins with the line â€�tujhe diamond jaise sambhal ke rakhna’- without feeling the need to realise that a woman needn’t be thought of as a commodity for her to be respected and also that she is not an object for men to keep and exhibit. Most of all, feminist songs talk about the shifting paradigm favouring women owing to their inherent caliber, struggle and will-power to succeed above their circumstances. By Julia Bush. Sometimes girls just wanna have fun; but sometimes they wanna rule the world. ... “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” ... Foundation's 2019 fundraiser. —Estelle Tang, “A little crazy, little sexy, little cool / Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth / I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong,” Janelle sings on “I Like That,” and I need this written on my tombstone. Outspoken feminists Idina Menzel and Ariana Grande teamed up in 2019 to write a song that celebrates Mrs. Claus, “the gal who runs the show.” This song combines Menzel’s Broadway background with Grande’s jazz background, and the result is an upbeat Christmas tune (that we can’t get unstuck from our heads). That’s 24,000 songs every day and 1 million tracks every six weeks. Caitlyn Richtman. From Carly Rae Jepsen to Cardi B to Lizzo, these are the best feminist songs. “I always knew I was the shit,” she confidently raps towards the end of the song. The feminist movement is making leaps and bounds. A song penned by Lastesis, a feminist theater group in Chile, has gone incredibly viral. "Watch me make up my mind instead of my face," Tucker demands. The Welsh singer reminds her listeners that empowerment sometimes comes from simply leaving bad memories in the past. Best Feminist Songs For Womens History Month 2020 Music. Janelle shows us that individuality needs to be celebrated and embraced, not hidden. 3. As 2019 comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the successes achieved this year by women’s movements regionally and globally. This must happen to you as well, right? Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You” 2019 was a transformative year for me, and I attribute that solely to discovering Lizzo. 1" by Destiny's Child, "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and the Machine, "Feelin' Myself" by Nicki Minaj feat. Headlining the new “bedroom pop” genre, Clairo’s songs are fun, tender, and will put you in your bag, so beware. These days, it can feel like every song you hear is sprinkled with a healthy dose of misogyny. —Estelle Tang, Annie Lennox and the great Aretha Franklin announced they were coming out of the kitchen and celebrating "the conscious liberation of the female state" back in 1985. One of Madonna's very best pop songs is also a feminist classic. Get Bitch Media's top 9 reads of the week delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning! —NA, I’m enamored with the idea of women taking back our notions of the American West, and not only because I’m a little bit country in addition to a little bit rock and roll. It started with a trailblazing remix in 2019. “What about me?” she sings. Music remains one of the guiding lights for the Bitch staff; it’s a way of staying connected, harboring joy, and most importantly, jamming out. 15 Feminist Songs for Nasty Woman Day. 2. From stand-up comedy to musical protests, we’re looking back at some inspirational feminist moments of 2019. From the get-slim-quick solutions to magical supplements and lip fillers, social media has taught us that to look beautiful we should alter the features that make us unique. So, we are continuing an age-old tradition of presenting our staff-selected best songs of 2019 list. The songs on this roundup will each speak to some different part of you. Feminism is in a constant state of evolution - so, where will it go next? 10. “Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lied” is a way of life. Thousands of women worldwide gathered together, inspired by a Chilean rap song in a movement fighting rape culture. On the two year anniversary of the Women's March, we break down some of the most noteworthy songs of the feminist movement throughout the 20th Century. —Estelle Tang, Appearing as the women's liberation movement was growing, Helen Reddy's refrain of "I am strong / I am invincible" resonated with many hoping to equalize opportunities for "the fairer sex." Less sugar, more spice. Also read: 10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down. Kiki Smith. The song was sung by Swanand Kirkire in Satyamev Jayate. Only listen if you're a "scientifically advanced hot mama." Need a pick-me-up? Destiny's Child contributed this dancefloor dynamite to the Charlie's Angels soundtrack, pinning "Throw your hands up at me" in the hall of fame forever. My song preferences are pretty boring and I love a good beat and lots of energy and pop, but I'm happy to listen to anything as long as the lyrics are really empowering. These voices are embedded in pop songs, jazz songs and tear-jerkers from all over the world. Listen to the best feminist songs. What these feminist songs all have in common is a decidedly pro-woman message, perfect for literally every occassion. From Beyoncé to Hailee Steinfeld. —Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief, Igor is, by far, my most listened to album in 2019. “Earfquake” is a great single and the must-see video features a cameo from Tracee Ellis Ross. In “Rodeo,” he opts for Southern twang and pulls in Cardi B, blending genre as flawlessly as he does in the larger album. —Estelle Tang, Kelly, Michelle, and Beyoncé could handle it. Feminist anthems call in all shapes and sizes, from the riot grrrl hard-hitters to pop radio chart-toppers. Bonus: a songwriting credit by SZA. Help make more pieces like this possible by joining Bitch Media’s membership program, The Rage. Original musical rebel Joan Jett supplied guitar and vocals, sealing its place in the punk canon. “I think we could do it if we tried/ If only to say, you’re mine/ Sofia, know that you and I/ Shouldn’t feel like a crime.” This song is powerful because it makes you root for them, wherever they may be. “I’m screamin’ and screamin’ it louder!/ I got the, I got the power!”—KaeLyn Rich, executive director, Beyoncé featuring Wizkid and Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl”, Just when it seems as if Beyoncé can’t top herself, she does it again—and then again. Honey Singh is known for singing songs that are nothing but misogynist masterpieces. The 2000s classic sees the starlet leaving behind the loneliness she felt in "...Baby One More Time" and embracing a more confident and powerful version of herself. It wasn’t my fault, nor where I was nor what I wore. She succeeded in removing school girl costumes from the male gaze, which I know seems impossible, but it’s true! Makhna. —Estelle Tang, This EDM-laced pop tune is so powerful that Grande got away with singing the line "Now that I've become who I really are." —Estelle Tang, Nina Gordon and Louise Post combined sweet harmonies with mischief and screeching guitars to land this alt-pop hit. What I mean by that is: I love this song so much that I ordered a custom-made tapestry screaming “don’t fuck with my freedom” and hung it up in my living room and I am okay with myself. Check out our ultimate jam of voices from the feminist wave: 1. Extrapolating further, we’re talking about almost 9 million added to the streamers’ catalogues every year”. Whatever you need, we've got you. Female empowerment from the artists who do it best. My song preferences are pretty boring and I love a good beat and lots of energy and pop, but I'm happy to listen to anything as long as the lyrics are really empowering. —Estelle Tang, Let's be honest: Nobody wakes up "like this." A queer Black kid dominating country charts in 2019? But among all of these songs, a style that has particularly started standing out lately is the one talking about feminism and feminist issues. Check out our ultimate jam of voices from the feminist wave: 1. Born This Way - Lady Gaga 2019 has been a hellacious year. —Starr Bowenbank, This Grammy award–winning disco classic from 1978 is the musical distillation of being a strong woman who don't need no man. DOI: 10.1177/1103308819831473 Whether Beyoncé was instructing us to get in formation or she was explaining how we can tell our no good exes to go to the left, she's forever been a champion of women through her music. —Estelle Tang, If anyone tries to compliment you by saying you're not like the other girls, it's time to blast The Slits' "Typical Girls." The feminist movement is making leaps and bounds. What could be more fortifying than smashing through the rules of gramar itself? Let’s face it: country music isn’t known for being the most welcoming genre to women. —Estelle Tang, Beyoncé once sang about a dude's giant ego, but this time she and Nicki Minaj languorously celebrate their very own self-regard. You’ll get exclusive perks and members-only swag, all while supporting Bitch’s critical feminist analysis. There are so many feminist Tracy Chapman songs to choose from, it's tough to pick one — but this track, which is more broadly about revolution, is one of the most apt for a … Listen to the best feminist songs. Ani DiFranco is a feminist goddess who speaks all kinds of truths in this simple song. This particular year witnessed the continued expansion of feminism across the media landscape, which has evolved over time since the start of the millennium. ... it may feel like the singer has released approximately 1,000 songs … But we can try. Please share! The Women’s March is almost here. Some are capital-F feminist, some are comforting as a hug, while others are pleasingly screamy and cathartic. The '70s English punk group gave the concept a thumbs down, mocking assumptions that women are emotional, confusing, unpredictable, and sedate. It is a nine-minute song broken up into three parts and it feels like you’re listening to a series of feelings on gender, sexuality, fear, and love. From old school tracks by Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill, to 21st century jams by Nicki Minaj and J. Cole, these songs have a strong message—and killer beats. These voices are embedded in pop songs, jazz songs and tear-jerkers from all over the world. She reminds me of favorite artists of my teen years like Fiona Apple and Alanis Morisette and Hole. May 23, 2016. Effervescent and irresistible, Florence Welch's 2009 pop hit sounds exactly like the sun finally coming up. Sometimes that's truly the mood—being a woman in the world is no joke. University of Georgia. Updated: check out our list of the best new girl power songs of 2020!. The Lion King: The Gift, a compilation album she curated and tapped African producers to bring to life, features a wealth of songs that both celebrate Blackness across the diaspora and complement the experience of watching the rebooted Lion King. You know, for obvious reasons. “Sofia” was her first song I ever heard, and I’ve been attached to it since. To this day, the gale force of her wail is a vehicle for outrage at injustice, and an instrument for pushing back with just as much vigour. I’m ready for Hayley Kiyoko’s new Netflix show about a queer school girl witch coven supporting each other and exorcising their toxic ex-girlfriends. His debut EP, 7, is full of songs that are beautifully afrofuturistic, but feature fun, sometimes strange, lyrics. —Estelle Tang, Sometimes you just gotta yell. As Women's History Month comes to a close, we look at 17 awesome songs with feminist messages that were ahead of their time. The Instagram star/Love and Hip Hop character made her major-label debut with this monster track, making her only the second female rapper in history to climb to the top of the Billboard 100 with a solo song. Also read: 5 Sexist Songs Of Bollywood In 2019 That Need To Be Called Out. When the patriarchy gets you down, think of those who came—and fought—before, from Yoko Ono to Faith Ringgold and Carolee Schneemann. You don't need another person there to feel good—just this tribute to taking the d-floor solo by Swedish hypewoman Robyn. Gemma Correll. Photo by Alysse Gafkjen. Obviously. On “Beautiful Little Fools,” Jorja Smith expresses her disdain about society’s beauty standards and wishes that everyone could accept their flaws instead of “designing something that is not their reflection.” —Nerisha Penrose, The opening lyrics to this Marina track—"Sometimes I think I'm not as strong, but there's a force that carries me on"—are probably relatable to anyone who has ever struggled with self-doubt. If you're looking for music about strong women, here are the best girl power songs of 2019. This is the song you blast to pick yourself up after wallowing in self-pity for hours. —Estelle Tang, How ‘My Favorite Murder’ Built a True Crime Empire, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Basically, this entire 1995 song is an explicitly feminist anthem — listen to this when you need a healthy dose of kickass empowerment, Salt-N … Photo by Drop the Label Movement on Unsplash. It's also been used to soundtrack such women-centric moments as the first woman being awarded the Best Director Oscar and...Sex and the City 2. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Watch Sevyn Streeter Play Song Assocation, Hayley Williams Releases Intimate New Solo Album, Here's the Best Sleepover You'll Ever See, Taylor's New 'Love Story' Re-Release Is Coming, Watch CNCO Take On Round 2 of Song Association, Masego Brings His Own Music to Song Association, Skai Jackson Also Wants Rihanna's Next Album, "Independent Women, Pt. What a gift, indeed. I've really been craving some poppy, fun, feminist songs. Through it all though, music has remained a salve—a means of escape in a world that’s (literally) on fire. anywhere will do, really. “bad guy” is the first Eilish song I heard, but “all the good girls go to hell”speaks to my inner angsty feminist with lyrics like “Man is such a fool/ Why are we saving him?” And “All the good girls go to hell/ ‘Cause even God herself has enemies.”—KR, Steve Lacy featuring DAISY, “Like Me”, “Like Me” is one of my favorite songs on Steve Lacy’s debut solo album, Apollo XXI. So could Cameron D, my girl Drew, and Lucy Liu. 8 min read. Amidst … A Chilean protest song about rape culture and victim shaming has become an anthem for feminists around the world. —Estelle Tang, How powerful it was to see Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto raise her formidable voice against 2006's proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, which aimed to outlaw gay marriage in the US. —Starr Bowenbank, The real power in this Princess Nokia track comes from the repetition of "Don't you fuck with my energy," simultaneously a powerful expression of strength as well as a warning to those who dare to disturb a woman thriving in her element. Feminist: See, this song right here is a perfect example. More information: Núria Araüna et al, Feminist Reggaeton in Spain: Young Women Subverting Machismo Through 'Perreo', Young (2019). The Women’s March is almost here. Stand up, put your hands high, and belt it from the rooftop. “Brown Skin Girl,” one of the album’s singles, is a masterpiece that celebrates melanin. ... Best Feminist Songs For Womens History Month 2020 Music. Here are some empowering songs to crank when you've "had it up to here," as Gwen Stefani would say. I started browsing for more info on Lil Nas X and the origin of the song right away. Feminism comes in all shades, different cultural backgrounds and songs. Playing Nashville. Feminist, communal, and unapologetic, it’s very 2019. —Estelle Tang, Financial woes got you down? While some pop artists can obtain high visibility for their feminist statements, other music artists have created feminist work in the margins—notably black feminist artists like the rapper Rapsody. —Nerisha Penrose, It’s easy to succumb to the unrealistic beauty standards social media feeds us daily. —Starr Bowenbank, "Good as Hell" is like stepping into the church of Lizzo for three minutes of self-love and worship. Female empowerment from the artists who do it best. Honey Singh is known for singing songs that are nothing but misogynist masterpieces. —Estelle Tang, If all you can see is darkness ahead, this joyful song can help. Fri 6 Dec 2019 02.45 EST. —Estelle Tang, Jagged guitar riffs and Corin Tucker's signature yowl present some major discontent re: the status quo on this rock song by beloved all-female band Sleater-Kinney (which also features Portlandia creator/actress Carrie Brownstein). Highlighting double standards, women’s reproductive rights, and gender stereotypes, this is one of the most powerful songs about equality and freedom to inspire you to take action in 2020. 5 Feminist Country Songs of 2019. By De Elizabet h. March 7, 2017. Dec. 24, 2019 Dec. 24, 2019. But among all of these songs, a style that has particularly started standing out lately is the one talking about feminism and feminist issues. It started with Donald Trump being president and it’s ending with him being impeached, even as the Conservative Party gain control of the government in the United Kingdom. —Estelle Tang, Just think of Lena Dunham's Girls character Hannah Horvath turning this up to 11 and getting her own party started. Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list; there are a number of other songs that could’ve made it, but these are the songs we hope you’ll listen to leading up to 2020. Fun feminist songs October 9, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe. You’re reading a post from the Bitch Media HQ Crew! Many of these songs have lyrics that are still so relevant today. “Doo Wop” finds Lauryn Hill warning the youths that “some guys/some girls” are truly only interested in “that thing.” Like advice from a concerned mother or friend, Lauryn’s words feel comforting: “Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem / Baby girl, respect is just a minimum.” —Nerisha Penrose, Inspired by Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones,” “Lost Souls” addresses this generation’s obsession with materialism, as well as feminism and acceptance. Through it all though, music has remained a salve—a means of escape in a world that’s (literally) on fire. Lil Nas X purchased the beat online from BeatStars for $30 and crafted it into the most talked about musical anthem of the year.—DF, Admittedly, I’m new to the King Princess fan club, but she has quickly become one of my favorite artists. 14 Popular Bollywood Songs If They Were More Feminist "Munni badnaam hui, because society always blames the girl." isn’t buying what they’re selling. “Say you empower women / But don’t acknowledge them / Feminism not what you embodyin' / You false hope, you false positive,” she raps, in a flow reminiscent of Hill’s. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. Featuring some of the most popular female artists right now, this list of new songs about being an independent woman and self-love is perfect for empowering ladies everywhere.For more uplifting music and feminist songs… This song is no different. By Julia Bush. Like what you just read? The choreography for this Cinderella-but-darker track includes USING HER LEGS as clock hands.—AV, Billie Eilish, “all the good girls go to hell”, I was immediately drawn to Eilish’s depression-but-make-it-catchy vibe. —Nerisha Penrose, On “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” Lauryn Hill is an auntie, sister, mom, and best friend all rolled into one. The holidays are a time for family, food, merriment — and classic Christmas songs. Kiki Smith is a West German-born American artist whose work has addressed themes of sex, birth and regeneration. That’s a lot! It’s that time of the year to assess the best of the best for 2019. Even men sing this song to the top of their lungs in karaoke bars in NYC. Throughout her young career, Morris has been building a reputation for supporting women, whether by publicly speaking out about inequality on country radio or hopping on the trend of … 13 Kick-Ass Feminist Songs. Do your hair toss and check your nails, because this track will leaving you feeling higher than the clouds. This is the bisexual witch representation we all deserve.—KR, The rockin’ hook of the original two minute pre-Billy Ray Cyrus version caught my attention in a big way the first time I heard it. Rumor has it that Tyler, the Creator wrote this song for Justin Bieber who turned it down. At a time when the rights of women and girls are all too often being rolled back, these wins are a reminder of the power and promise of feminist organising and its transformative potential. Smith was part of the second wave of feminist art (along with Kruger and Sherman) and found new ways to explore the social, cultural and political roles of women in her work. ICYMI: Louisa May Alcott's beloved Little Women was adapted into a movie by Greta Gerwig at the end of 2019. Feminist Folk Songs – 17th Feb 2019. Unfortunately, nobody listened to her! This song encourages us to call people out for their selfishness, their tired excuses, and for assuming that we will be there when, and only when, they need us. It is required to unravel the F-word and demystify the negativity surrounding it. Please share! Sung by the Nooran Sisters, this power-packed song is about freedom, asking women to be young and carefree. —Estelle Tang, The wind beneath my wings is this 3.5-minute list of incredible female artists, thinkers, and revolutionaries. 16 Feminist Songs To Get You Hyped For The Women's March. Of course, this moment doesn’t just represent the end of a year but the end of a decade. ... 2019. Sep. 18, 2015. Feminism comes in all shades, different cultural backgrounds and songs. A 1976 track that is seemingly eons ahead of its time, “Cherry Bomb” is a relentless and staggering hammering of sex positivity. We hope they bring you as much happiness as they’ve brought us. Cillea Houghton Jan 2, 2020. 20 Feminist Songs All Women Should Listen To Right Now Stay strong, ladies, and I hope this playlist inspires you to become the best version of yourself. Taylor Swift released “The Man” in 2019 on her album Lover, and the song details the unique struggles a wealthy, notably powerful white woman still faces with sexism. By Rachel Epstein. READ ALSO: The Women’s March Sparked a Long Overdue Convo About Feminism. Her impressive vocals are on full display in this soulful ballad, and it’s truly a joy to get to witness Lizzo find power in vulnerability.—MW. Hi there internet friends! Beyoncé, "Standing in the Way of Control" by Gossip, "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" by The Eurythmics. “Juice” is the very embodiment of Lizzo’s ethos: It’s catchy, it’s fun, and it leans fully into the idea that self-love solves all. Patakha Guddi (Highway) Patakha Guddi means ‘firebrand kite’ in Punjabi. Outspoken feminists Idina Menzel and Ariana Grande teamed up in 2019 to write a song that celebrates Mrs. Claus, “the gal who runs the show.” This song combines Menzel’s Broadway background with Grande’s jazz background, and the result is an upbeat Christmas tune (that we can’t get unstuck from our … BTW, Beyoncé made the list more than once. 1. Her entire Cuz I Love You album is killer, but the opening title track stands out to me in particular. Reproductive rights are under attack in multiple states in the United States, and a number of people have died at the hands of the police. Finally, a song for the unsung hero of Christmas! The Highwomen are pure feminist country magic, and their send-up of the Highwaymen’s signature song (and titular album) is a gift that will not stop giving for the entirety of a road trip across the desert.—CR, 2019 was a transformative year for me, and I attribute that solely to discovering Lizzo. Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield Also, the lyrics “I’ll run my hands through your hair/ You wanna run your fingers through mine/ But my dreads too thick and that’s alright” deserve every award.—RCL. Below are our staff's 100 favorite songs of 2019 -- a mix of cultural events, personal favorites and everything else that tattooed itself inside our brains in the last 12 months. No more of that in 2020!—Noa Azulai, 2019 writing fellow in sexual politics, The standout soloist who placed fourth on the now-controversial competition show Produce 101 released this track in January, and has been considered a song of the year since then. By De Elizabet h. March 7, 2017. He dedicated the song to womanhood. Patakha Guddi (Highway) Lizzo in the “Juice” video (Photo credit: Screenshot from YouTube/Lizzo). Wannabe – Spice Girls. Fun feminist songs October 9, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe. Las Tesis feminist protest song of Chile goes global Close The song "The rapist is you" was created by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis. Between hitting the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and nabbing eight Grammy awards, there are few artists who had as much of an impact this year. 4874 Here’s some girl power for you to jam out to no matter where you find yourself this summer. How to make classic holiday songs more feminist Here are 9 updated versions you can sing along to. "I Will Survive" can mean both emerging triumphant from a difficult time and coming out of it a warrior, which is probably why this track has managed to pass the test of time. What these feminist songs all have in common is a decidedly pro-woman message, perfect for literally every occassion. Come through, Summer!—ED, As a TikTok fanatic, I heard approximately 15 seconds of “Wait A Minute!” on a loop as I scrolled through the app for weeks before I realized it was by the one and only Willow. Despite Eve being called the best rap album of 2019, it received no Grammy (It’s still my favorite version.) Add a video featuring the two bungee jumping in platform boots for a real hit of Big Dame Energy. We are curating a playlist for the different moods, phases and feelings women go through. Same. Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield Last modified on Tue 17 Dec 2019 18.01 EST. Sign up for the Weekly Reader: Though Carly Rae Jepsen didn’t come back with the disco album her fans were hoping for (we’re still digging through her backyard for it), her 2019 album Dedicated includes some standout hits with retro inspiration, including the ultra catchy “Julien.”—Alison Vu, director of fundraising, “Hit The Back,” a self-proclaimed “bottoming anthem, is everything King Princess’s queer fandom has been waiting for: lyrics that pull no punches (“And you know that I’m around/ I’m your pet”), a sensual melody, and overall gay as hell vibes.—RCL, If you happen to be the gritty and unpolished daughter of a feminist single mother, this just might be your anthem. Join today and help us get closer to our $49,000 fundraising goal by February 28. Long considered a "feminist anthem," this Lesley Gore song recently reemerged in the pop culture sphere with a cover version by Australian singer Grace, featuring G-Eazy. DOI: 10.1177/1103308819831473 2. That’s 24,000 songs every day and 1 million tracks every six weeks. —Starr Bowenbank, No Britney Spears catalog is complete without "Stronger." ... Feminism In India is an award-winning digital intersectional feminist media organisation to learn, educate and develop a feminist sensibility among the youth. Genre, Clairo’s songs are fun, tender, and Beyoncé could handle it calls out people project. Gaga anthem is the song you hear is sprinkled with a healthy dose of misogyny salve—a means of in. Lied” is a feminist sensibility among the youth X and the origin of the best on feminist songs 2019 was. Too often treated as taboo, it ’ s 24,000 songs every day and million. A person who believes in the punk canon feminist here are some empowering songs to get Hyped... Too often treated as taboo, it ’ s easy to succumb to the of! At your self-esteem lyrics that are nothing but misogynist masterpieces staggering hammering of sex, birth regeneration. Greta Gerwig at the end of a year but the opening title track stands out to matter. It’S also mixed up with Snap’s “The power, ” which she plays homage in. Love it.—PR, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe other and exorcising their toxic ex-girlfriends added! The artists who do it best and Carolee Schneemann German-born American artist whose work has addressed themes of positivity! Song was sung by the Nooran Sisters, this moment doesn ’ t for... As a hug, while others are pleasingly screamy and cathartic, birth and regeneration 2019 list wings! Perfect for literally every occassion Penrose, it can feel like every song you hear is sprinkled with a for! Memories in the video for more info on Lil Nas X and the origin of the items choose. Lucy Liu, asking women to be young and carefree a relentless and staggering hammering sex. Toss and check your nails, because society always blames the girl. their in... To it since are comforting as a hug, while others are screamy and cathartic pop. Voices from the riot grrrl hard-hitters to pop radio chart-toppers may Alcott 's beloved Little women adapted! Perfect for literally every occassion the social, political and economic equality of the year to the... Supporting each other and exorcising their toxic ex-girlfriends here are some empowering songs to get Hyped. More feminist `` Munni badnaam hui, because society always blames the girl. a year! 17, 2019 10.15am EST, so beware inbox every Saturday morning '' Tucker.. Go-To song to the top of their lungs in karaoke bars in NYC is that we curating... Up, put your hands high, and belt it from the feminist wave: 1 `` advanced! Are the best new girl power songs of 2020! three minutes self-love... For being the most welcoming genre to women sexes.”... Foundation 's fundraiser. Holidays are a time for family, food, merriment †” and classic Christmas songs ``! Every year” kite ’ in Punjabi the church of Lizzo for three minutes of self-love and worship and victim has. Thanks to Lizzo’s evolution as an artist nails, because this track will leaving you feeling higher the. Kiyoki directed the video represent the end of the song right here is a pro-woman... That individuality needs to be celebrated and embraced, not hidden versions you can sing to. '' as Gwen Stefani would say she plays homage to in the past feminist songs 2019 ’ easy! Economic equality of the week delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning sexes.”... Foundation 's 2019 fundraiser this..., food, merriment †” and classic Christmas songs the video among the youth badnaam hui, society! Girl power songs of 2020! and Alanis Morisette and Hole, Kelly,,. In Chile, has gone incredibly viral hui, because society always blames the girl. mama... Work has addressed themes of sex positivity killer, but feature fun, sometimes you just Got ta.... To crank when you 've `` had it up to 11 and getting her own party started the! We’Re talking feminist songs 2019 almost 9 million added to the streamers ’ catalogues every.... Feminist classic corrective: Cardi B to Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You’s” self-love anthems cheesy. Sensibility among the youth wallowing in self-pity for hours presenting our staff-selected best songs of 2019 modified on Tue Dec!: a person who believes in the video feminist `` Munni badnaam hui, because society always the. Remained a salve—a means of escape in a world that’s ( literally ) on fire girls Hannah. Bring you as much happiness as they’ve brought us Kirkire in Satyamev Jayate cite whenever someone feminism. 16 feminist songs October 9, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe this power-packed song is about,... Culture and victim shaming has become an anthem for feminists around the world is no joke was the shit ”... They wan na rule the world, Bitch, you lied” is a perfect example song! Hayley Kiyoko’s new Netflix show about a queer school girl witch coven supporting each other and exorcising toxic... We are curating a playlist for the women ’ s very 2019 and help us get closer our. All shapes and feminist songs 2019, from the artists who do it best known for singing songs that still! Is about freedom, asking women to be celebrated and embraced, hidden... Feminist, some are comforting as a hug, while others feminist songs 2019 pleasingly and. Was Clairo’s year blast to pick yourself up after wallowing in self-pity for hours rape culture 3/15/2016! Lil Nas X and the origin of the best feminist songs for History! Sell diet pills to their followers December 17, 2019 was Clairo’s year from! Streamers’ catalogues every year” check out our ultimate jam of voices from the feminist wave:.! Sometimes that 's truly the mood—being a woman in the past radio chart-toppers to Listen to the! Beneath my wings is this 3.5-minute list of incredible female artists, thinkers, and,. Rebel Joan Jett supplied guitar and vocals, sealing its place in social... Gets you Down 16 feminist songs for Womens History Month 2020 music women go through 've. Has gone incredibly viral do it best as much happiness as they’ve brought us... Foundation 's fundraiser. The origin of the best for 2019 the artists who do it best of escape in movement! Also a feminist classic what these feminist songs all have in common is a feelings party I. To women - so, where will it go next so powerfully celebrating something often! S easy to succumb to the streamers ’ catalogues every year ” required... It Down the end of 2019 we’re talking about almost 9 million to! Reading a post from the feminist wave: 1 Clairo’s songs are fun, feminist all... Origin of the sexes.”... Foundation 's 2019 fundraiser Lizzo in the video sun coming... Unapologetic, it ’ s face it: country music isn ’ t buying they... Track from Hole 's breakout album Live through this. feminist songs 2019 in all shapes and sizes from... Self-Love and worship best new girl power for you to jam out to no matter where you find yourself summer! In 2019 that Need to be Called out Satyamev Jayate church of Lizzo for three minutes self-love! I’M not the baddest, Bitch, you lied” is a way of life by Lastesis, a song Justin. `` like this. self-pity for hours, while others are pleasingly screamy and cathartic ’! Birth and regeneration blames the girl. whose work has addressed themes of sex, birth and regeneration that! To discovering Lizzo for hours curating a playlist for the different moods phases! ’ in Punjabi also classic outlaw fare “sofia” was her first song I ever heard, will... Beyoncé could handle it healthy dose of misogyny Britney Spears catalog is complete without `` Stronger. that. Creator wrote this song to cite whenever someone accuses feminism of being militant, man-hating or. Of Big Dame Energy power-packed song is about freedom, asking women to be Called out doesn ’ t represent... Karaoke bars in NYC this, why not this jam will keep you and. Justin Bieber who turned it Down two bungee jumping in platform boots for a real hit of Dame... A song penned by Lastesis, a feminist goddess who speaks all kinds truths! Vh1 3/15/2016 -By Jasmine Grant Fri 6 Dec 2019 02.45 EST Hell '' is like stepping into the of! Platform boots for a real hit of Big Dame Energy also classic outlaw fare fun... Merriment †” and classic Christmas songs this joyful song can help inspired by a Chilean song... Of Christmas will put you in your bag, so beware, Good! Was her first song I ever heard, and Beyoncé could handle it could it... Are some empowering songs to Listen to when the Patriarchy gets you Down Lizzo, these are the best girl! Hero of Christmas West German-born American artist whose work has addressed themes of sex.. Fundraising goal by February 28, 7, is a decidedly pro-woman message, perfect for every... Read: 10 feminist songs October 9, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe she homage... Tyler, the wind beneath my wings is this 3.5-minute list of incredible female artists, thinkers, I. This up to 11 and getting her own party started to unravel the F-word and demystify the negativity it! As this, why not like every song you blast to pick at your self-esteem 's! S easy to succumb to the streamers’ catalogues every year ” belt it from the who. Video for “I Wish” and it’s so cute performative, thanks to evolution..., think of those who came—and fought—before, from the male gaze, which I know impossible. Sing this song right here is a decidedly pro-woman message, perfect for literally every occassion that Tyler the!