Sometimes we just need to blast something that reminds us how hot we are. Here are our top 10 body-loving anthems that will make you feel like a goddess in no time.
Is there anything better than this self-empowering anthem? I don’t think so. Blast it in your car, when you’re getting ready for a night out, or anytime you need a pep me up. Repeat after DC: “my body too bootylicious for ya babe.”
Two of the most badass women on the planet team up for this awesome track. Eat whatever the hell you want (“They be like ‘Ooh, let them eat cake,’ But we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground), and embrace your body (“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.”) Yas Kween!
This ultimate self-loving song and its powerful video remind us that we’re all “beautiful no matter what they say.” In short, don’t listen to body shamers and haters. #HatersGonnaHate #CreatorsGonnaCreate
Damn, I love this song. So, so fierce.
“I wear tight clothing, high-heeled shoes
It doesn’t mean that I’m a prostitute, no no
I like rap music, wear hip hop clothes
That doesn’t mean that I’m out sellin‘ dope no no
Oh my forgive me for having straight hair, no
It doesn’t mean there’s another blood in my heir yeah yeah.”
The message is: Don’t let society dictate how you should look, and don’t hide behind make-up and plastic surgery. This track by the timelessly cool trio reminds us that inner beauty is all that matters.
Mika reminds ladies of all shapes and sizes that they’re beautiful even when they’re not feeling as such.
“Walks in to the room
Feels like a big balloon
I said, ‘Hey girls, you are beautiful.’”
Disclaimer: This song is not all empowering, implying that men spend money on women just to have sex with them BUT the chorus is so catchy and tells girls to embrace their lady humps and lumps. Fergie is not as annoying as she usually is, either.
8. “I Am the Body Beautiful” by Salt-N-Pepa
They bought us such hits like “Shoop” (my karaoke go-to), “Let’s Talk About Sex,” and “Whatta a Man,” but did you know that Salt-N-Pepa also released this body-confidence track in 2007? Shame they never made a video for it.
“I celebrate the body and enjoy good health
And I gets down with my bad self
It’s all good from the front to the back
Two snaps and a clap for a body like that
It’s a good damn thing I don’t care what you say
Somebody beautiful (I am body beautiful), hey, that’s me.”
Queen B’s feminist anthem uses quotes from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and asserts that, “We flawless, ladies tell ‘em, I woke up like this, I woke up like this.” What a positive message for young girls.
For all of us who burst out of our jeans!
“‘Cause my flavor’s so sweet
You’ll be zoom, zoom, zoom
Don’t even get me started on my bada-boom-booms
One left, one right – thats how I organize ‘em
You know I fill my cups no need to supersize em’
Right now you probably thinking ‘how she get in them jeans’
Well, I’m gifted all natural and burstin the seams”