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Signature songs that taught us the true meaning of freedom and women power.

International Women’s Day is here, a day to remind us women of how strong and powerful we are. Whether it is to use our voice to spread awareness or stand in solidarity with our other female friends and yaars, we have stepped up in more ways than one. What better way to celebrate this day than with some good music to lift up your spirits? 

So, on this special day I thought of curating a list of the best songs that celebrate womanhood in hopes of leaving you inspired and empowered. Here we go!

Badal Pe Paon Hain – Chak De India
This song is all about pursuing that goal with all you got and dreaming to be the best version of yourself. It also fills us with a tingling joy that comes with tasting a win and being closer to our dreams.

O Womaniya – Gangs of Wasseypur
This song puts forth such a strong and clear message, ‘Yes. Women can have desires too and there’s nothing awkward about that.’ Why can’t we just stop suppressing our emotions and live the way we want to?

Pataka Gudi – Highway
This free-spirited song was pictured on Alia Bhatt who found her hippie self and didn't give a damn to the world anymore. She was free from all the inhibitions and restrictions that ever tied her down and liberated herself from every man-made customs.

Dhaakad – Dangal 
This is the perfect song to get all pumped up and roaring. These lyrics ‘tere chaaro khaane chitt kar degi, tere purze fit kar degi’ have so much ammunition they can put you into action mode in precisely 0.000001 seconds. 

Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Didn’t we all already know girls rule the world? Now don’t just rule it, sing it too! This has got to be your anthem!

Christina Aguilera & Lady Gaga – Do What You Want
"Write what you want, say what you want 'bout me / If you're wondering, know that I'm not sorry. *mic drop*

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Can you believe it this song came out in 1964 and was so ahead of its time? This was clearly the feminist anthem of that era that has so much relevance even today. 

Taylor Swift – The Man
This feminist empowerment track showcases the unique struggles that a notably powerful woman faces with sexism. An unfortunate reality even in 2020, the song has some hard-hitting lyrics that drive the message home that women are not to be messed with. 

So, this Women’s Day here’s a set to definitely add on to your playlist!