I Am Woman Hear Me Roar
I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day this month — which means we’re celebrating you. As Tory says, “Today and every day, we are dedicated to women’s empowerment.” To underscore the sentiment, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite songs written by amazing women with amazing messages — from newcomers Lizzo and Billie Eilish to icons like Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé and Barbra Streisand. The tunes span decades, viewpoints and backgrounds — but they have one clear message: women are it.


1Run the World (Girls) — Beyoncé

29 to 5 — Dolly Parton

3Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves — Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin

4Like a Girl — Lizzo

5You Don’t Own Me — Lesley Gore

6you should see me in a crown — Billie Eilish

7Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? — Paula Cole

8Bad Girls — M.I.A.

9New Rules — Dua Lipa

10Man! I Feel Like a Woman! — Shania Twain

11Dancing on My Own — Robyn

12Everybody Says Don’t — Barbra Streisand

13Extraordinary — Liz Phair

14***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) — Beyoncé

15Rebel Girl — Bikini Kill

16Roar — Katy Perry

17I Am Woman — Helen Reddy

18Anything You Can Do — Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton

The Adirondacks by Clyde H. Smith, 1976