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03/11/2016 05:22 pm ET

25 Empowering Songs To Listen To This Women's History Month

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In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting 25 of our favorite songs that help to empower women.
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In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting 25 of our favorite songs that help to empower women.

With Women's History Month in full swing, HuffPost Black Voices thought it would be an appropriate time to highlight some of our favorite songs by some of our favorite musicians that perfectly uplift, empower, and inspire women. 

From Beyoncé instructing women to get into "Formation," to the Queen of Soul aka Aretha Franklin demanding a little "Respect," the following 25 songs have probably made an impact, well beyond the music charts, on women everywhere. 

  • 1 Beyoncé -- "Formation"
  • 2 Queen Latifah -- "U.N.I.T.Y."
  • 3 Angie Martinez, Lil' Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat & Missy Elliott -- "Ladies Night"
  • 4 Jill Scott -- "Golden"
  • 5 Lauryn Hill -- "Doo-Wop (That Thing)"
  • 6 Nina Simone -- "Feeling Good"
  • 7 Alicia Keys -- "Superwoman"
  • 8 Karyn White -- "Superwoman"
  • 9 Diana Ross -- "I'm Coming Out"
  • 10 Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu -- "Q.U.E.E.N"
  • 11 Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé -- "Feeling Myself"
  • 12 Janet Jackson -- "Control"
  • 13 Mary J. Blige -- "Just Fine"
  • 14 Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim -- "Let It Go"
  • 15 Chaka Khan -- "I'm Every Woman"
  • 16 TLC - "Unpretty"
  • 17 Whitney Houston feat. Mariah Carey -- "When You Believe"
  • 18 Gloria Gaynor -- "I Will Survive"
  • 19 Beyoncé -- "Flawless"
  • 20 Tina Turner -- "What's Love Got To Do With It"
  • 21 Destiny's Child -- "Girl"
  • 22 Whitney Houston -- "Greatest Love Of All"
  • 23 Erykah Badu -- "Tyrone"
  • 24 TLC -- "No Scrubs"
  • 25 Aretha Franklin -- "Respect"
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