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Ultimate girl power anthem: ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ or ‘Express Yourself’?

Madonna and Cyndi Lauper were about female empowerment while dominating pop in the '80s. Madonna garnered the title Queen of Pop during the Reagan years thanks to anthems like "Express Yourself," which quite literally encouraged women to express how they feel. Lauper left her mark on pop music with hits like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," an anthem that celebrates girlhood. Which '80s girl power anthem is the best of all time? 🎤💁🏼

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For the past several decades—female artists have declared their independence, dismantled double standards and empowered women with their music. Enter the "Girl Power Anthem." What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than to honor the women in music who influenced feminist movements, and ultimately pick the greatest girl power anthem of all time.

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Cyndi's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is pretty self-explanatory. Girls are always told how to act, and Lauper clapped back, arguing women should have the freedom to express themselves and have some fun too!

Below are some notable lyrics "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," per Genius.

🎶I come home in the morning light. My mother says when you gonna live your life right. Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones. And girls they want to have fun. Oh girls just want to have fun. The phone rings in the middle of the night. My father yells what you gonna do with your life. Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one. But girls they want to have fun. Oh girls just want to have.🎶

Watch the music video below.

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Madonna is still fighting for sexual freedom and gender equality, and remains one of the most influential pop music icons of all time. "Express Yourself" is one of her best examples of female empowerment.

Below are some significant lyrics, per Genius

🎶Come on girls! Do you believe in love? Cause I got something to say about itAnd it goes something like this.🎶
🎶Don't go for second best, baby. Put your love to the test. You know, you know, you've got to. Make him express how he feels. And maybe then you'll know your love is real.🎶

Check out the music video below.

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Ultimate girl power anthem: ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ or ‘Express Yourself’?
A festive crown for the winner
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#TeamMadonna