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This is a playlist of songs celebrating what it is to be a strong woman and getting through the hard times.

10.) "New Romantics" by Taylor Swift

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"'Cause, baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me. And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream. Baby, we're the new romantics come on, come along with me. Heart break is the national anthem, we sing it proudly." -Taylor Swift

This is a great song showing women as strong and how we will get through that heartbreak. Not only that, we will be stronger.

9.) "Girl On Fire" by Alisha Keys

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"Oh, she got both feet on the ground and she's burning it down. Oh, she got her head in the clouds and she's not backing down. This girl is on fire." -Alisha Keys

This is another great song showing how strong women are when we go after what we want.

8.) "Beautiful" by Carole King

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"You've got to get up every morning with a smile on face and show the world all the love in your heart. Then people gonna treat you better you're gonna find, yes you will. That you're beautiful, as you feel." -Carole King

This song always makes me think of my mother, because it is the song she plays whenever I am feeling a little insecure. It is truly a great message for girls of all ages. The only opinion that really matters is yours.

7.) "Shake It Out" by Florence + The Machine

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"And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back so shake him off, oh whoa. 'Cause I am done with my graceless heart. So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart." -Florence + The Machine

Shake It Out is a great song about accepting your past and letting go of those demons that plague your thoughts. There are some things you can't change so you have to "shake it out!"

6.) "Woman" by Kesha

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"Everything I got, I bout it. Boys can't buy my love, buy my love, yeah. I do what I want, say what you say. I work real hard everyday." -Kesha

I love this song because Kesha sings with free abandonment (warning to the younger viewers, the lyrics are a bit explicit). At this point, the world knows what a strong person Kesha is. I love how this song really showcases that and brings a smile to your face.

5.) "Machine" by MisterWives

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"Maybe I’m a dying breed, but I believe in individuality...You don’t know who I am or what I have been through. So, don’t dare tell me what I should or shouldn’t do." -MisterWives

This is a great song about how it is okay not to fit the mold and being proud of just being who you are.

4.) "Confident" by Demi Lovato

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"It's time for me to take it, I'm the boss right now... 'Cause this is my game and you better come to play." -Demi Lavoto

This is strong female anthem about accepting yourself, knowing what you want, and not putting up with anything less than what you deserve.

3.) "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

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"I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone. Ain't gonna do you wrong cause I don't wanna. All I'm askin' is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit). -Aretha Franklin

I mean, would this playlist even be complete if I didn't pay homage to this timeless female anthem?

2.) "Run the World (girls)" by Beyonce

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"My persuasion can build a nation. Endless power, with our love we can devour. You'll do anything for me. Who run the world? Girls!" -Beyonce

This song should be on repeat until the end of time. Who run the world? Girls (with Beyonce as our leader)!

1.) "You Don't Own Me" by Grace featuring G-Eazy

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"I don't tell you what to say. I don't tell you what to do. So just let me be myself, that's all I ask of you. I'm young and I love to be young. I'm free and I love to be free. To live my life the way I want. To say and do whatever I please. You don't own me." -Grace

This song was originally written by Lesley Gore in 1963 and recently covered in 2016. Both versions are just about strong independent women who do not put up with men trying to control them.

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