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25 Girl Power Anthems to Dance to in the Kitchen

Happy Friday to our girl gang!

For all the women and girls in our lives who need a power boost of encouragement, this girl power playlist is for you! And no one really needs a reason to jump around, sing and dance today – making it to the end of this week is enough reason to celebrate! It’s Friday, and you deserve to let your hair down a little. We’re so proud of you, mama! Why not grab the kids and dance along to these girl power anthems? We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite songs that give us that fierce and fabulous feeling, including some old-school classics and more recent anthems that our little ones love.

At Mum & You, we love a good sing-along with our little ones, even when they’re babies. It’s all part of helping develop their language skills, communication, and a great bonding experience during nappy-changing and bathtime. Interacting and reading to your little ones is so important for their language development, and it is why we have our playful tribe of Nappychat characters on our Eco NappiesEco Nappy Pants, and packaging. These colorful characters are a great tool to inspire you to chat, sing and read to your babies from day 1.

Alexa, play Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Add these songs to your girl power playlist to encourage the special women and girls in your life—or yourself—to keep pushing barriers, being strong and having fun!

1. “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield (2008)

“There’s a place that I go that nobody knows
Where the rivers flow and I call it home
And there’s no more lies
In the darkness there’s light
And nobody cries
There’s only butterflies”

2. “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree (1994)

“You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day”

3. “Girl Power by The Cheetah Girls (2003)

“I’ve made mistakes before, but I know I’m not perfect
But it’s okay, ’cause who could ever be?
As long as I give my best
It won’t matter what no one says
‘Cause deep down in my heart, I got the power to make it all happen”

4. “Suddenly I See” by KT Tunstall (2004)

“Well I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
And you can hear she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she’s born in black and white”

5. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez (2011)

“Who says you’re not star potential
Who says you’re not presidential
Who says you can’t be in movies
Listen to me, listen to me
Who says you don’t pass the test
Who says you can’t be the best”

6. “Try” by Colbie Callait (2014)

“You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing”

7. “Stronger” by Britney Spears (2000)

“Stronger than yesterday
It’s nothing but my way
My loneliness ain’t killing me no more
I, I’m stronger”

8. “Ugly” by Sugababes (2005)

“I asked my parents if I was okay
They said, “You’re more beautiful
And that’s the way, they show that they wish
That they had your smile”
So my confidence was up for a while
I got real comfortable with my own style
I knew that they were only jealous ’cause”

9. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” by Shania Twain (1997)

“The best thing about bein’ a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun and,

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy
Forget I’m a lady
Men’s shirts, short skirts
Oh, oh, oh, really go wild
Yeah, doin’ it in style”

10. “I am Woman” by Emmy Meli (2021)

I am classy, I am modern, I live by my own design
I’m cherry, I’m lemon, I’m the sweetest key lime pie
I’m electric, I’m bass, I’m the beat of my own drum”

11. “Roar” by Katy Perry (2013)

“You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground”

12. “Who Run the World” by Beyoncé (2011)

“This goes out to all my girls
That’s in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later”

13. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

“Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest o’ the world
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Ho hoo girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
Is some fun”

14. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten (2014)

“This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me”

15. “Independent Women, Pt. 1″ by Destiny’s Child (2001)

“The shoes on my feet (I bought it)
The clothes I’m wearing (I bought it)
The rock I’m rocking (I bought it)
‘Cause I depend on me if I want it”

16. “This Girl is on Fire” by Alicia Keys (2012)

“Looks like a girl but she’s a flame
So bright she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name
She’s on top of the world”

17. “Wings” by Little Mix (2012)

“Mama told me not to waste my life
She said, “Spread your wings, my little butterfly”
Don’t let what they say keep you up at night
And they can’t detain you
‘Cause wings are made to fly”

18. “Pricetag” by Jessie J (2011)

“It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag”

19. “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson (2004)

“Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love
I’ll take a risk, take a chance, make a change
And breakaway”

20. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga & Beyoncé (2009)

“Just a second
It’s my favorite song they’re gonna play
And I cannot text you with
A drink in my hand, eh
You shoulda made some plans with me
You knew that I was free
And now you won’t stop calling me
I’m kinda busy”

21. “Confident” by Demi Lovato (2015)

“So you say I’m complicated
That I must be out my mind
But you’ve had me underrated
Rated, rated

Uh, huh, huh
What’s wrong with being
What’s wrong with being
What’s wrong with being confident?”

22. “Bo$$” by Fith Harmony (2015)

That’s me, I’m confident
Don’t want yo compliments
Use common sense
I’m on my Michelle Obama

23. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls (1996)

“If you want my future, forget my past
If you wanna get with me, better make it fast
Now don’t go wasting my precious time
Get your act together we could be just fine”

24. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus (2009)

“The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No, I’m not breaking”

25. “This is Me” by The Greatest Showman Cast (2017)

“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ’em out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me”

And that’s a wrap. Do you have any songs that are on your girl anthem playlist? Songs that make you feel fierce and fabulous? Comment below with your favourite picks – we love to hear from you!

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