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.

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

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

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

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4. "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen

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5. "Dancing On My Own" - Robyn

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

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

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8. "My Prerogative" - Britney Spears

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

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10. "Love Myself" - Hailee Steinfeld

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

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12. "No Scrubs" - TLC

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13. "Confident" - Demi Lovato

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14. "Like a Boy" - Ciara

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

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16. "Julia" - SZA

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17. "Strong Enough" - Cher

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18. "Run the World (Girls)" - Beyoncé

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

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

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21. "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson

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

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23. "Me & My Girls" - Selena Gomez

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24. "Primadonna" - Marina and the Diamonds

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25. "Werkin' Girls" - Angel Haze

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26. "Diva" - Beyoncé

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27. "Wannabe" - Spice Girls

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28. "BO$" - Fifth Harmony

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

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30. "Bullet" - Chelsea Lankes

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31. "Presh Out the Runway" - Rihanna

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32. "Just a Girl" - No Doubt

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

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

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35. "Cheerleader" - St. Vincent

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

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

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38. "International Smile" - Katy Perry

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

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40. "Follow Your Arrow" - Kacey Musgraves

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