Editors’ Notes Few songs capture the spirit of a movement like Lesley Gore's feminist anthem “You Don't Own Me.” Released in 1963, it opened the door for women to sing their truth in the vastly male-dominated entertainment industry. It's the oldest song on this playlist, which is brimming with artists who've carried the torch, whether they're fearless country stars (Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves), soul and jazz legends (Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin), artful innovators (Solange, Björk), or pop queens (Whitney Houston, Beyoncé). Emerging voices like Princess Nokia, Alessia Cara, and MILCK are in great company.

SONG
ALBUM
Run the World (Girls)
3:58
 
Django Jane
3:10
 
CRZY
3:11
 
Confident
3:25
 
The Greatest
3:30
 
3:40
 
What About Us
4:29
 
Praying
3:50
 
Sit Still, Look Pretty
3:22
 
Roar
3:43
 
Creo en Mí
3:49
 
Just a Girl
3:29
 
Kill V. Maim
4:06
 
3:37
 
Rebel Girl
2:37
 
Oh Bondage Up Yours!
2:47
 
Can't Hold Us Down (feat. Lil' Kim)
4:15
 
Hey Mami
3:20
 
IUD
2:26
 
You Don't Own Me
2:30
 
Violent Men
2:10
 
Period Piece
2:41
 
Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves (Remastered Version)
5:57
 
4:12
 
Express Yourself (Edit Version)
4:04
 
Respect
2:25
 
3:24
 
2:50
 
These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
2:45
 
Quiet
3:22
 
Pay Gap
3:54
 
The Pill (Single Version)
2:38
 
Not a Pretty Girl
3:57
 
Scars to Your Beautiful
3:50
 
Don't Make Me Over
3:20
 
Don't Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)
4:17
 
Four Women
4:28
 
I Will Survive
3:18
 
I Am Woman
2:17
 
3:15
 
Work It
4:21
 
I'm Every Woman
4:07
 
Good as Hell
2:39
 
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
3:58
 
This One's for the Girls
4:03
 
Just Fine
4:02
 
Independent Women, Pt. I
3:41
 
Flower Power
Ayo
3:18
 
Brass In Pocket
3:05
 
Cornflake Girl
5:04
 
Til It Happens To You
4:18
 
Fight Song
3:24
 
Man! I Feel Like a Woman! (International Mix)
3:53
 
Girl in a Country Song
3:38
 
Think (About It)
3:24
 
3:58
 
Control
5:53
 
Hard out Here
3:31
 
None of Your Business
3:33
 
Unpretty
4:38
 
Kool Thing
Goo
4:06
 
Mama's Broken Heart
2:59
 
Miss Independent
3:34
 
Golden
3:52
 
Cleva (feat. Roy Ayers Ubiquity)
3:45
 
Video
4:09
 
Girl On Fire (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Inferno Version]
4:30
 
Gatekeeper
3:14
 
#1 Must Have
3:03
 
Violet
3:24
 
50ft Queenie
2:23
 
Bad Girls
3:47
 
Doo Wop (That Thing)
5:20
 
She Works Hard For the Money
5:20
 
Free Your Mind
4:53
 
Follow Your Arrow
3:21
 
I'm a Survivor
3:07
 
Body of My Own
2:45
 
Stronger
3:24
 
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (2002 Remaster)
2:52
 
Army of Me
3:54
 
Just Because I'm a Woman
3:03
 
I'm Coming Out
5:24
 
Bold Soul Sister
2:38
 
Guys Do It All the Time
3:11
 
That's My Girl
3:24
 
On My Own
3:52
 
Phenomenal Woman
2:44
 
I Didn't Know My Own Strength
3:39
 
Sam Jones' Blues
2:47
 
Sisters, O Sisters
3:49
 
You Learn
3:58
 
You Gotta Be
4:00
 
The Emperor's New Clothes
5:16
 
Nobody Ever Told You
4:11
 
Typical Girls
3:55
 
Hollaback Girl
3:19
 
Bossy (feat. Too $hort)
4:34
 

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