I will dispense this advice now.”. These songs about female empowerment, fighting the patriarchy, and the double standards all women face will help you understand that while progress has been made, there's still more to fight for. However, love of the U.S.A. was far from Burton Cummings' mind when he wrote the hit. - Blake Lively, American actress, Dennis Brekke via Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0, modified by FlourishAnyway, Instead of staying in an unhealthy relationship, an empowered woman isn't afraid to stand on her own: "Gonna love myself. 14. Answer: Here are a couple of my favorites: 1) "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (1978), 2) "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar (1980), 3) "Fire Under My Feet" by Leona Lewis (2015). The letter "P" styled to look like a thumbtack pin. Have a powerful week! ", Salt by Ava Max could also be added to the list (2018). Thanks for making the suggestion! Which leads to the following wise words from Mary Schmich (of the Chicago Tribune) in her essay “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”, “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. If you're a champion who dances through fire and you roar like a lion, then here's your power anthem! This song empowers women to just get over hiding all the things that they've been working so hard to keep hidden. Into the home straight, now, with the amazing(ly unzedded) Wonderful World, showcases Sam Cooke’s mighty voice and makes the point: “But I do know that one and one is two,And if this one could be with you,What a wonderful world this would be.”. Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on October 07, 2018: FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 30, 2018: Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on September 29, 2018: FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 20, 2018: Cat Grond - I added the song to the following playlist: Getting Over You Playlist: Songs About Struggling to Forget an Ex. ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Don't let anyone tear you down. Something about earnest love songs -- rooted in their lost and desperate appeal to emotion, in their universal struggle against unrequited affection -- always makes me reflect on my own life and think "Man, I am a way better storyteller than musicians." Girls want to break free of expectations and just relax and have a good time, too! Secrecy takes so much work and no one really cares all that much what you're hiding anyway! 9 Songs That Capture How Betrayal Hurts More Than Being Cheated On . cambiar a español CC NEWS art photography design movies music what's on books lifestyle how about travel technology Music. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 16, 2018: Anonymous - Of course! Her parents are sure she’s spending all of her time studying. Do u think you’ll add hard out here by Lily Allen (2013) And no By Meghan trainor (2016) those would be great to add! Celebrate the awesomeness of being female with songs from this playlist. Let’s just call it a score draw and move on. Submit a comment in the Comment Section of the article (no account is required). Rebuild your personal strength and stay strong, beautiful lady! You have a way of finding such amazing songs. Have a great weekend! For all the women in our lives who need a power boost of encouragement, this Girl Power Playlist is for you! Channelling my inner BBC Radio1 DJ, another bangin’ tune follows. It's for women like my sister, facing divorce with three young boys to raise. But, they must be messages that men never tell each other. Care to choose a playlist from songs nominated and write something about it? I've added it to both this playlist and the playlist on heartbreak, breakups, and divorce: https://hubpages.com/playlists/40-Best-Break-Up-So... FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 13, 2018: Cecilia - Thank you for your suggestions. Thank you. Some of my best ideas come from readers. This song replaces fat shaming with a celebration of "bringing booty back" and having "all the right junk in all the right places." The "punk poet laureate" wrote the song after creating a poem about her job in a baby buggy factory. Queen BeyBey gives a shout out to all the girls who run the world. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2019: Anonymous - I often include cover versions rather than the original versions (which is why I include the year released). Realize when "good enough" really IS good enough. Angels are on the way this evening. Answer: Because of the volume of such requests, I cannot put each original song on the playlist. According to some, the brain is the most erogenous of zones, including the Bratmobile in Gimme Brains “Gimme brains for breakfast baby The phrase "a strong woman" evokes a certain set of images in most of our minds. Songs about depression can provide solace to those affected by showing they're not alone in their struggle. 50+ videos Play all Mix - DJ Rap - Intelligent Woman YouTube Dj Rap Desire 31 8 96 with Stevie Hyper D - Duration: 1:03:39. Another song is Wings by Little Mix. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 20, 2018: Ally - Thank you for the song suggestion! This high-spirited song describes women's progressive march forward. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2019: Eliza Day - Thank you for these songs! I think that shut up and fish by maddie and tae would be a great addition. All i remember was its a female singer, singing about how she isnt reliant on him. 2020-01-14T22:04:10Z The letter F. A ghost. Pretty Girl by Maggie Lindemann and Human by Christina Perri. Lil' Kim - Can't Hold Us Down, 2) Anastacia - Paid My Dues (also little survival theme). The song features acts that truly occur when one is having a hopeless crush. But this empowering song affirms that you are enough, plain and simple, just the way you are. Just get over it and get on with your life. Thank you for sharing, You brought an amazing evening listening to all this beautiful songs. I'm your hell, I'm your dream I'm nothing in betweenYou know you wouldn't want it any other way. I have problems with loving myself and these tips really help! Leave a comment for us in the Comments section below. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. i cant find it anywhere! By: Sara Araujo - January 14, 2019. Sounds like a good idea. Posture is important. Admit it: aren't you a superwoman? What a liberating feeling to let all your secrets out! I added the Meghan Trainor song. This is your power anthem, and you've got it goin' on! Helen Reddy had never written a song before when she penned I Am Woman in 1971. This inspiring song is a tribute to all mothers (and other women) who endeavor to support humanity and make this world a better place. We asked our Facebook fans to tell us which song lyrics changed their lives forever and still have a huge emotional impact on them today. You don't have to try so hard. I've included the song in the playlist about shoes, high heels, and boots: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Songs-About-Shoes-H... How about "High Heels" by JoJo? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2017: Alex - Thanks for the suggestions. I added "Just a Girl" instead. I've added it at 102. I found it easy to get lost (in both senses) in the labyrinthine Little does she know by the Kursaal Flyers, staple of many a disco back in the day. Answer: JoJo's "High Heels" (2016) is a sexually-charged song about a vengeful woman who puts on her little black dress and high heels and leaves her relationship after she is cheated on. Wren WIlder from Los Angeles on November 17, 2019: I love this post! Write them down. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 16, 2017: Anon - Thanks for the Disney-inspired addition. You can insert a link so that I can listen to the song, but links are usually removed from comments on this website. Thanks also for the song suggestion. Stay powerful! The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. She is enrolled in an honors engineering program where girls are outnumbered four to one (as they often are in science, technology, engineering and math). Hey Girl by Lady Gaga with Florence Welch is great. Women do so much to try to fit the expectations of others, starting with body image. See more ideas about Intelligent women, Songs 2013, Spotify app. (What Doesn't Kill You Makes You) Stronger. - Orison Swett Marden, American motivational author, Eric Ward via Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0, modified by FlourishAnyway. Making a playlist for someone you care about is now considered a love language. I appreciate your stopping by. Get up! More often than not, it's difficult life circumstances which push them to make decisions that ultimately make them the strong women we all admire. Michelle Obama is more than a pretty… Plus, she's one of their top students! Kell Osborne offers sympathy to members of the weaker sex, telling them You can’t outsmart a woman, to a majestic backing track. I also added "Paid My Dues" to the Spinditty playlist, "Songs About Survival and Perseverance in the Face of Challenge" and "Wonder Woman" to the Spinditty playlist, "Songs About Heroes and Superheroes." For an example of the opposite (not really an "empowerment" song, but never mind), one song written by 2 women (Annette Tucker & Nancie Mantz) that was popularized by a male group (The Electric Prunes) was "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night". It encourages them to dream with all they have, love without holding back, and love themselves the way they are. The song went to No.10 on the Billboard charts and set the blueprint for funk. If so, I hope they will offer a comment in the Comment Section. I have added it here and to the playlist of songs about being beautiful inside and out. Strive for personal excellence, not perfection. 4. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2017: Lily - Thanks for the suggestion! Have a great day! Tom Lehrer introduces us to the man who made him the man he became, the great Lobachevsky: “Who’s the Professor that made me that way? But among women, there are quite a few that have common moods and emotions. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 17, 2018: Maria A. Bikker - I appreciate the kind comment. Thanks for the song suggestion. Adding! These playlists were inspired by readers' song nominations from last week's topic Think on: songs about intelligence. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 29, 2019: Anonymous - I can't place the song right now, but I'm hoping a reader can help out. When rubbed together, they make the same sound as a typewriter, which was then used as a sound effect in this song. Have a great weekend! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 05, 2018: Aaliyah - Thank you for reading and commenting! Have a powerful week! If I were to do this as a baritone, that probably becomes funny. Have a great weekend! We're the girls who work nine to five for a paycheck, are strong enough to bear the children then get back to business. 45. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 27, 2018: Diva Elizabeth - Consider it added. The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat.”. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 07, 2019: Lilly - I am so happy this helped you! This song is a tribute to women of all ages who have left dysfunctional or unsatisfying relationships. Unfortunately, it's the government.” –Woody Allen, Tom Tom Club – Genius of LoveKell Osborne – You can't outsmart a womanBratmobile – Gimme brainsEmily Browning – Act of the Apostle Part 2Baz Luhrmann – Everybody's free to wear sunscreenIan Dury and the Blockheads – There ain't half been some clever bastardsKursaal Flyers – Little does she knowTrash Can Sinatras – Circling the circumferenceLong Blondes –Too clever by halfTom Lehrer – LobachevskyThe National – BrainySam Cooke –What a wonderful worldMonty Python – The Galaxy Song, Jimmy Cliff – I can see clearly nowBeverley Knight – Whatever's cleverBeastie Boys – Sounds of scienceSuper Furry Animals – Hermann loves PaulineJolly Brothers – Conscious manKing Radio – Man smart, woman smarterFamily Fodder – Savoir FareUndertones – Smarter than youPeter and the Test Tube Babies – Student wankers  Morphine – You look like rainElliot Smith – Pictures of meRobert Glasper Experiment – CallsNaomi Rose – The Genius, Bach – Cello Suite no. Secrecy takes so much work and no one really cares all that much what you're hiding anyway! I think that My Way by Ava Max could be a good addition. They've got their own secrets to protect. Question: I need a song for my school end-of-year talent show and don't want anything mushy but strong and upbeat what do you recommend? Do you feel your fire within? This song demands that you quiet those voices for good and understand that You. Enough. After Martha Hill and Lui Hill, the funky electro-pop self-questioning theme continues with this great new single by the Liverpudlian artist echoes elements of David Bowie and St Vincent, Song of the Day: ‘Calling the creatures I do have inside’. Katy Perry celebrates the glorious transformation of a wimpy woman who is afraid to proclaim her opinion and lead her own way into an eye-of-the-tiger true fighting spirit. It's also for smart and courageous young ladies like my daughter. Perhaps …. Unless you've walked in those shoes or witnessed the work that goes into such care taking, it's hard to truly appreciate the investment of time, resources, and emotional energy. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 29, 2018: Signe - Thanks for taking the time to comment! A wise woman once said, “Who run the world? Could you please add Solo by Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato as it is quite empowering especially if someone is going through a breakup. Intelligent people like to be aware of all the pros and cons before making a decision. Look them straight in the eye, head high. The song is a fond memory for my sister and I. Brave by Nichole Nordeman and Courage by Celine Dion. Just because you're alone doesn't have to mean you're lonely! Thank you for suggesting this. Too clever by half details the unexpected response of a pair whose adulterous partners have run away together: “While you were making plans I was going with her manThen we left you to be cleverTo be clever together.”. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 17, 2019: add hard out here by lily allen (2013) and no by meghan trainor (2016). Why not make a custom playlist to encourage the special women in your life — or yourself — to keep being brave, strong, and fighting the good fight? Although I won't include them on the playlist because this is an English site, many people read the comments so your suggestions should prove useful in that respect for those who are bilingual. "Don't Rain On My Parade" Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl). They make their own choices about self-identity and to be who they are, flaws and all. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2020: Frank - I'm intrigued! Let’s take a look the average grade level over time to see how men and women fare. We all have that one song that can bring you back to an old memory like it was just yesterday. I would add Lost Ones by Lauryn Hill. Empowered women know that beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, shades, and life stages. Every day is a great day as we make our way on this journey. An envelope. It's now #111. Hope you are doing well. Flourish Anyway--i keep finding more of your lists! Even if I don't end up adding it to the playlist, people do read the comments so they will see it. You may want to check out the Positive Vibe Playlist: Happy and Uplifting Songs to Put You in a Good Mood. I hope this helps. This song provides a rousing word of encouragement from Mary J. Blige to all her troubled sisters who are going through pain and hardship. No Girl Power Playlist would be complete without it! Get up! Jun 26, 2020 - Explore Joseph Henry's board "Intelligent Women" on Pinterest. You may be able to find … The women keep spreading dirty rumors about Malena, and the men keep dreaming of her. Fancy a turn behind the pumps at The Song Bar? It symobilizes a website link url. Girls can be anything they want to be. The song tells of how the Canadian band will not be seduced by the "American Woman" and her "war machines". Have a wonderful day. Thank you! Possession of intelligence doesn’t always lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. It affirms that "every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top." In 2016, a woman named Cassie Jaye directed a documentary called "The Red Pill" (in case you or &/or others haven't heard of it) that she meant to be an expose of the growing men's movement as a misogynistic fraud. “I believe there is something out there watching us. It's #92. In your comment, describe the title of the song, the name of the performer, and the year it was released. We're not always your obvious heroes, but underneath you'll find the vest, the "S" on the chest as we make this world a better place. We are overdue on that last one! And it has been set to music by Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen. According to some, the brain is the most erogenous of zones, including the Bratmobile in Gimme Brains, “Gimme brains for breakfast babyAnd gimme more for lunchThrow me a bone for dinner yeah yeahA girl could starve on a boy like you.”. Please love yourself and remember how strong, powerful, and beautiful you are. Here we take a look at the different moods among girls and the song dedicated to each trait. I love me.". Have a fabulous weekend! This song empowers women to just get over hiding all the things that they've been working so hard to keep hidden. The Galaxy Song completes my baker’s dozen on the following, comforting note: “So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure, How amazingly unlikely is your birth; And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!". Knowing these can often stop them from making a decision altogether. Word of the week: A rare and archaic word from the late 17th century, and an alternative adjective to hepatic, from the French jécoraire and Latin jecur, it means relating to the liver, but not necessarily organ songs, Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”, There ain’t half been some clever bastards, ← Well tasty: songs about meals and mealtimes, Album reviews roundup: Smashing Pumpkins, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jack Cheshire, Daniel Avery, Ane Brun, The Wytches, Heather Trost, Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas, Matthew Halsall, Album reviews roundup: Nick Cave, Cabaret Voltaire, Tayla Parx, Brian Eno, Ana Roxanne, Megan Thee Stallion, Contento, The Cribs, Luke Abbott, Album reviews roundup: AC/DC, Marika Hackman, Gillian Welch, Pa Salieu, Benee, Gwenifer Raymond, Katy J Pearson, Molchat Doma, Faten Kanaan, Album reviews roundup: Tunng, Olafur Arnalds, Quakers, Kylie, Tiña, Holy Motors, Planet Battagon, Adulkt Life, The Growth Eternal, Jane Weaver: The Revolution of Super Visions, Word of the week: floccinaucinihilipilification. Every day she demonstrates that she is gritty as well as pretty. You have a fabulous day! We couldn't agree more. A confident female doesn't necessarily need to shout or be the most physically attractive woman to turn heads. Use an authoritative tone and avoid "ums," "ah," and upspeak. Just get over it and get on with your life. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 07, 2019: cton002 - I'll save that one for an upcoming playlist (you gave me the idea) on songs about royalty. Overall, my data showed that men talk more (higher word count), but women have slightly more intelligent things to say (higher average grade level). Connor Perrett. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2019: Wren - Thanks for the thumbs up. I've been trying to find a song i heard recently. I think Bear's observation has had the result of some extreme or radical feminists trying to use some of these songs to belittle men without realizing they originated with men as writers. Lastly, this female empowerment playlist is a shout-out to women like my mother and aunt, who have assumed care taking roles for my ailing grandmother. Id like to throw in Heavy Crown by Iggy Azalea and. Women occupy many roles, and this song playfully celebrates all of them, from sweet to sassy to seductress, from mom to mean to everything in between: I'm a b*tch, I'm a loverI'm a child, I'm a motherI'm a sinner, I'm a saint I do not feel ashamed. Girls Empowerment Network on April 20, 2018: FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 05, 2018: Jessica - Thank you for that recommendation! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 24, 2018: Elizabeth - Thank you for that recommendation. Her song "Piss Factory" was a B-side on her 1974 single "Hey Joe." Both the song and the movie are about the life of women working in an American office. Word of the week: About whom could this apply right now? You are one confident adult woman, and it took you awhile to get here. It's awesome confidence boost song. Stop that right now. For whenever you’re having friends over or need something to remind you of your friends and sisterhood, here are ten songs that convey those feelings. Let's try "Never Give Up" by Yolanda Adams (2001). You know all the bad things you tell yourself about how you're not good enough, not pretty enough, you'll never amount to anything, and no one will ever love you? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 20, 2018: Nancy - What wonderful feedback! “Little does she know that I know that she knowsThat I know she's two-timin' me”. This has helped me greatly with my choice of music. 8. I added it at #107. As the powerful, self-knowing person that you are, you define yourself. How can we explain this?”    Orhan Pamuk – The Museum of Innocence. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 22, 2018: Thank you for the good wishes. "There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become." Dancing QueenABBA. Thanks again and have awesome weekend! Now the employment opportunities are endless, from astronauts to (hopefully) President of the United States. Makes my heart glad. Aside from the obvious reasons (like the fact that our bodies can withstand childbirth), we’re smart, strong, determined, and overall #bosses. It's a word for extreme, foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with arrogance that tends to lead to a fall, and a dangerous thing in the head of someone with power who refuses to acknowledge it. They've got their own secrets to protect. I've added it at #116. Another week in which events got in the way, hope you like the lists. Angels are headed your way this morning once again. "Bitch, Better Have My Money" - Rihanna This is my most current song that I listen to when I want to feel like a hot ass bitch. When we got our “period”, becoming women, our mother opened the stereo, took out her Helen Reddy album and blasted the song throughout the house. The message of the song however stays intact. They love the way I walk‘Cause I walk with a vengeanceAnd they listen to me when I talk 'cause I ain't pretendingIt took a while, now I understand just where I'm goin'I know the world and I know who I am, it's 'bout time I show it. Ady The Real Slim Ady 44,675 views Many of the late lamented Lord Upminster’s heroes are immortalised in There ain’t half been some clever bastards, including, “Einstein can't be classed as witless.He claimed atoms were the littlest.”. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 10, 2018: Hermione - Consider it added! It’s such a simple word and yet there is no word more empowering for girls and women. 30+ Songs About Strong Women for Your Girl Power Playlist. Be able to name what you're good at. Thank you! Always have confidence in yourself. I mean it, and so does P!nk. To close, perhaps Eric Idle’s finest three minutes. She gets into the heart of the matter with her simple yet carefully placed lyrics. As a … Even if you don't feel confident and powerful, practice behaving that way. No, I don't need anybody else. Do you have a song that gives you courage that didn’t make the list? From Martha Hill to Lui Hill, and a new, humorously dark funk-pop number that examines the method of finding your inner self – by the Berlin-based artist, Song of the Day: This classy, catchy number by the artist from Scotland now based in Newcastle Upon Tyne comes from her second EP, Summer Up North, featuring her distinctive, husky voice and clever mix of electronica and guitar, Word of the week: One of the longest in English, it’s the action or habit of estimating something as worthless or unimportant, but is it worth exploring this through the prism of song lyrics? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 22, 2018: FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 10, 2018: Daniela - OMG how amazing! Thank you! Let’s great right into the list of the best 50 songs about a woman in country music history… 50 Best Songs About a Woman 50) Tough – Craig Morgan. As stated in the mighty Genius of Love: “Who needs to think when your feet just go?”. Thank you so much! I think you should do it. "But it seems only idiots are ever happy. A good old fashioned fem-power playlist should be in everybody's possession! As a strong, vibrant female, worry less about your size than your health and well being. In interviews about the song, Aguilera describes how her struggles in life challenged her to become a stronger and smarter woman. I appreciate the encouragement. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 05, 2019: Lea - Thank you for this suggestion. I'm Brazilian and there are a few Braziian sogs that worth hearing, such as "Respeita as Mina" by Kell Smith; "Manifesto" by Rimas & Melodias "Tô na luta" by Karol konka and "Sou Poderosa" by Lellêziha. can you help? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 15, 2017: TopOfTheWorld - Awesome addition. It indicates the ability to send an email. An image of a chain link. From high school girls to young career women to a middle-aged woman trying to hold off the ravages of time, this uplifting song celebrates beautiful women of all stages of life, "from one to 99". Word of the week: From the genus Capra, or mountain goat, a species that survived the ice age, these specialist climbers have huge horns and spreading feet for death defying climbs and ascents, but how might they have inspired songwriters?
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