40 Galentine's Day Songs That Are All About Female Empowerment

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For some who are *unconsciously* uncoupled (see what I did there?), Valentine's Day is one holiday worth taking a sick day for—indulging in several pints of ice cream and chick flicks, or simply forgetting that it even exists. Personally, we would prefer for all women—single or not—to just take the day to celebrate their power as boss ladies with their own identity, or gather together for a Galentine's Day Bash to celebrate each other "Lilith Fair style," as Leslie Knope would say.

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Below, find 40 female empowerment anthems to cue up alone at your apartment (no judgement), or at your lady hang, as a reminder of why all women are queens in their own right—from OGs Nancy Sinatra and Diana Ross—to the Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Janelle Monáe classics of the current day.

1. "Feeling Myself" - Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé

2. "Hey Girl" - Lady Gaga feat. Florence Welch

3. "Independent Women, Pt. I" - Destiny's Child

4. "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen

5. "Dancing On My Own" - Robyn

6. "Bad Girls" - M.I.A.

7. "Flawless Remix" - Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj

8. "My Prerogative" - Britney Spears

9. "I'm Coming Out" - Diana Ross

10. "Love Myself" - Hailee Steinfeld

11. "Q.U.E.E.N" - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu

12. "No Scrubs" - TLC

13. "Confident" - Demi Lovato

14. "Like a Boy" - Ciara

15. "Bossy" - Kelis feat. Too $hort

16. "Julia" - SZA

17. "Strong Enough" - Cher

18. "Run the World (Girls)" - Beyoncé

19. "I Don't Need a Man" - The Pussycat Dolls

20. "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" - Nancy Sinatra

21. "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson

22. "Can't Hold Us Down" - Christina Aguilera feat. Li'l Kim

23. "Me & My Girls" - Selena Gomez

24. "Primadonna" - Marina and the Diamonds

25. "Werkin' Girls" - Angel Haze

26. "Diva" - Beyoncé

27. "Wannabe" - Spice Girls

28. "BO$" - Fifth Harmony

29. "What You Waiting For?" - Gwen Stefani

30. "Bullet" - Chelsea Lankes

31. "Presh Out the Runway" - Rihanna

32. "Just a Girl" - No Doubt

33. "That's My Girl" - Fifth Harmony

34. "I'm Good, I'm Gone" - Lykke Li

35. "Cheerleader" - St. Vincent

36. "The Greatest" - Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar

37. "You Don't Own Me" - Grace feat. G-Eazy

38. "International Smile" - Katy Perry

39. "What It Feels Like For a Girl" - Madonna

40. "Follow Your Arrow" - Kacey Musgraves

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Lori Keong