Let us have a look at top 10 most female empowering songs of all time. To watch and listen to these top ten break up songs click here.
1. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
When in 1978 Gloria released her album named “Love tracks”, although it only received Grammy Award for the best Disco Recording in 1980, for all the women in the world it became he ultimate “getting-over-the-break-up” song. It tells about a woman who recently got broken-up with and now moving forward with her life, not wanting look back at her exboyfriend. To this very day “I will Survive” dominates girls nights out, office parties, engagement and divorce parties, as well as Karaoke nights. Thirty years later Gloria empowers women with her beautiful vocals and motivates them to move on with their lives.
2. “Strong Enough” by Cher
An international hit from American actress-singer Cher, from her twenty-third album named “Believe”, released in May 1999. Although “strong enough” did not received recognition in US, where it was first released, after the song was remixed, it became chart climber in almost every country that it was charted. The songs tells a story of a woman, who realized that her relationships has gone sour, and it’s time for her lover to leave, while he tries to convince her that he will change. Curiously, “Strong Enough” became number one song played on gay/lesbian parades around the globe.
3. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
It was written by Simon and released in December 1972. Not only the song was a national hit in the seventies, it also made the #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All-Time, as well as voted #216 in RIAA’s Songs of the Century. The song talks about self-absorbed ex lover, who thinks he is the dream of every girl. During the years to come “you’re so vain” was remixed by other musical artists such as Liza Minnelli, Smokie and Janet Jackson. The latest reference to the song was made when it was cast in a blockbuster “How to lose a guy in 10 days”.
4. “It’s Not Right (but it’s ok)” by Whitney Huston
A song by American R&B singer from her 1999 album “My love is your love”. Houston won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this song. The song reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1999 and stayed in the chart for 15 weeks because it was a very popular hit. The concept of the song is about a woman who breaks up with her cheating partner over finding several evidences of his infidelity. “It’s Not Right (but it’s ok)” has a lot of energy to it, after release of the official video it became one of the most popular rebound songs.
5. “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce Knowles
The song was collaboration between Knowles and Ne-Yo, released in her second solo album B’Day in 2006. The single performed well on the US Billboard Hot 100, remaining at the top spot for ten consecutive weeks. Certified multi-platinum, “Irreplaceable” is the US’ best-selling single in 2007. The song talks about a woman who is kicking her lover out after finding out that he has been playing double game and cheated on her while she was providing him with luxury and expensive gifts. The song is written in such way that many women could relate to it, which ultimately makes it a guide to the female empowerment.
6. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
The song was one of the final released albums by all female group “Destiny’s Child”, in May 2001, it won second place in US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The songs talks about a woman talking to her ex lover after their break up. She tells him that “now that he is gone out of her life, she is doing so much better, and despite the ugly ending of the relationships, she will keep it’s details private, and wishes him all of the best in his life to come”. The song encourages women to take charge over their lives, and learn how to live without a need to be fulfilled by a man.
7. “Since U been gone” by Kelly Clarkson
The song has been released in Clarkson’s second album, Breakaway in 2004. It has been very successful in 2005, making to the second place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian airplay chart. In the UK, where “Since U Been Gone” was released as the first single from Breakaway, it reached number five and remained on the chart until the second quarter of 2006. The concept of the song is recap on good relationships gone bad, and relieved Kelly is for it to be over. For the first time since the beginning of their relationship, she can now be herself.
8. “Don’t Bother” by Shakira
The song is the first single released from Shakira’s second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. 2 in 2005. Despite international success, specially in countries like Austria, Germany, and Italy, where the song entered the top 10 and stayed there for a few weeks, “Don’t bother” debuted at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song tells about a woman, who has been left by her lover for a woman who appears to be better then her in every aspect. She tells he ex not to “bother” trying to make it up to her for breaking her heart, and that she is moving on with her life. The song influences female listeners to stop comparing themselves to their ex’s new lovers and stop feeling sorry for themselves. Instead it’s better to get angry and move on with their lives.
9. “My happy ending” by Avril Lavign
It’s the second single from her second album, named “Under My Skin” released in 2004. The song proved to be a success when the RIAA certified “My Happy Ending” platinum in January 2005. The song tells about a relationship that did not work out, how the female perceived their relationship to be something different that it really was. The irony of the song is that some break ups happen for the best.
10. “Over It” by Katharine McPhee
The song was released in 2006, debuted at #44 on Billboard’s Pop 100 Airplay chart, and peaked at #27. The song tells a story of a woman telling her lover that she is over his mental games, lying, cheating, and now she is ready to move on with her life. Due to it’s softer beat we put it last on our list.