10 Feminist Lyrics That Will Make You Feel Powerful

By Marissa Eller


Music is more than just a pretty melody with a nice rhythm – it’s a vehicle for empowering and motivating listeners. Here are a few of the most powerful lyrics from feminist songs, made to motivate you to fight for gender equality.

10: “Salute” by Little Mix


Ladies all across the world

Listen up, we’re looking for recruits

If you’re with me, let me see your hands

Stand up and salute

Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots

Representing all the women, salute, salute!


Girl group Little Mix shows pure, unadulterated feministic power in not only this lyric – the entire song “Salute” details a female revolution.

9: “Control” by Halsey


I’m bigger than my body

I’m colder than this home

I’m meaner than my demons

I’m bigger than these bones


Halsey, who battles bipolar disorder, conveys to her listeners that battling your own mind is a part of life and sheer willpower will always win.

8: “Me, Myself and I” by Beyonce


I realized I got

Me myself and I

That’s all I got in the end

That’s what I found out

And it ain’t no need to cry

I took a vow that from now on

I’m gonna be my own best friend


Queen Bey shows us that sometimes the only person a girl can rely on is herself and proves that you can do anything with your own mind.

7: “Clean” by Taylor Swift


Rain came pouring down when I was drowning

That’s when I could finally breathe

And by morning gone was any trace of you,

I think I am finally clean


Taylor Swift’s latest album is all about emotion, and “Clean” is no different. In this lyric, she is shedding the scars of an old relationship and getting back to her independent roots.

6: “Who Run the World” by Beyonce


My persuasion can build a nation

Endless power, with our love we can devour

You’ll do anything for me

Who run the world? Girls!


Once again, Beyonce throws out a classic feminist anthem about how one woman’s strength and love can rule the world.

5: “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato


You can take everything I have

You can break everything I am

Like I’m made of glass

Like I’m made of paper

Go on and try to tear me down

I will be rising from the ground

Like a skyscraper


We all know Demi Lovato is as strong as they come, and her classic hit, “Skyscraper” is a power ballad no one can forget. Demi will forever be rising from the ground.

4: “Hurricane” by Halsey


I’m a wanderess

I’m a one night stand

Don’t belong to no city

Don’t belong to no man

I’m the violence in the pouring rain

I’m a hurricane


Halsey throws her weight around in this melodic battle of a song. By stating blatantly that she belongs to nothing and no one, she shows the world that she is not one to be messed with.

3: “Little Me” by Little Mix


You can see there if you catch her eye,

I know she’s brave but it’s trapped inside,

Scared to talk but she don’t know why,

Wish I knew back then

What I know now.

Wish I could somehow

Go back in time and maybe listen to my own advice.

I’d tell her to speak up, tell her to shout out,

Talk a bit louder, be a bit prouder,

Tell her she’s beautiful, wonderful,

Everything she doesn’t see,

You gotta speak up, you gotta shout out,

And know that right here, right now,

You can be beautiful, wonderful,

Anything you wanna be,

Little me.


In this stunning and thought-provoking tune, Little Mix goes back in time to encourage their younger selves. This song is an anthem for anyone who has had self-confidence issues in the past. What would you say to your little me?

2: “Stay Beautiful” by Taylor Swift


You’re beautiful

Every little piece love,

And don’t you know

You’re really gonna be someone,

Ask anyone.

And when you find everything you looked for

I hope your life lead you back to my door

Oh, but if it don’t,

Stay beautiful.


All the way back to Taylor’s debut album is this hidden gem. “Stay Beautiful” is encouraging and proves to anyone who needs to know they are beautiful that even when you don’t think you’re all that great, someone else does.

1: “Confident” by Demi Lovato


It’s time for me to take it

I’m the boss right now

Not gonna fake it

Not when you go down

‘Cause this is my game

And you better come to play

I used to hold my freak back

Now I’m letting go

I make my own choice

Yeah I run this show

So leave the lights on

No, you can’t make me behave

So you say I’m complicated

That I must be outta my mind

But you’ve had me underrated

Rated, rated

What’s wrong with being, what’s wrong with being

What’s wrong with being confident?


The raw, feminine power of Demi Lovato is on full display in this song. Being a boss and taking control is what Demi is all about, and “Confident” is the epitome of a strong feminist song.

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