So far, 2017 has been a roller coaster of a year, but leave it to the women working in music today to deliver us some hopeful, empowering and body-moving music to carry us through. Tons of empowering songs for women have hit the airwaves this year, preaching body positivity, supporting other women, exploring the highs and lows of young love and singing about how they are taking control of their own destiny. The music of 2017 has been good to us, you guys.
If you ever need a pick-me-up or just want to celebrate your womanhood in all its multifaceted glory, these are the songs you'll want to have at the ready. From Kesha to Lorde to Selena Gomez to new talents like Dua Lipa and Lizzo, these women are making music about the various unique ways women do it differently and just as good as the guys.
You're going to love this playlist.
British singer Dua Lipa has come up with a great way to shake yourself out of the funk of going back to a guy who just doesn't treat you right.
The song, about finding your footing after a terrible breakup, is deeply relatable.
Lizzo is all about self-love and body positivity in this deeply sexy pop song.
Celebrate your thighs, gurl, no matter what size they are. This indie pop anthem about the beauty of girls with thick thighs is truly life-changing.
Charli XCX sensitively focuses on boys, focusing the female gaze of pop music on the men who entrance us. This reversal returns some power back to the female listener, and the music video gives us something very nice to look at.
Kesha extols the virtues of womanhood, chief among them independence and total happiness with her lot in life. This is a celebratory song you should know about.
SZA is moving on and moving up with this comforting, breezy song about finding yourself again post-breakup.
Be as unapologetic about your happiness as Demi Lovato is in this song.
Katy Perry will help you tune out the haters.
Nicki Minaj's "No Frauds" is the spiciest track on the playlist, so put this on when you're ready to take on the world.
"Most Girls" celebrates the sisterhood and tears down that dumb, reductive phrase we hear men tell us all the time: "You're not like other girls." Let Hailee Steinfeld tell you why she wants to do the exact opposite.
This title track from the second season of HBO's Insecure is an ode to figuring life out when you don't know how to figure life out.
Selena Gomez is caught up in an intense love in "Fetish," and there's something so entrancing about the control she gets from wielding her romantic power over the guy in the song that makes it worth listening to.
This song may technically be a year old, but honestly, with all the nonsense we've been inundated with this year, wouldn't it be nice to just go back to the summer of 2016 for a little bit?
Fifth Harmony is forever #goals when it comes to great girl groups in 2017.
The America's Got Talent winner stunned us all with her fantastic, ukulele-backed song about finding your true self.
Listen to the complete playlist here, powerful woman, and let this music empower you.
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