Ultimate girl power anthem: 'Wannabe' or 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman!'? | The Tylt
Ultimate girl power anthem: 'Wannabe' or 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman!'?
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.
Destiny's Child's "Independent Women Part 1," Madonna's "Express Yourself," Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman," and Christina Aguilera's "Can't Hold Us Down" were all eliminated in round one. Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" and Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" were cut after the second round. Now it's Spice Girls versus Shania Twain in the final round.
Spice Girls are all about girl power and friendship on their iconic debut hit "Wannabe," which topped the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100.
Below are some notable lyrics to "Wannabe," per Genius.
🎶If you wanna be my lover. You gotta get with my friends (gotta get with my friends). Make it last forever friendship never ends. If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give. Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is. 🎶
Shania wasn't shy about being feminine and being a powerful woman all in one. It's the basis of her iconic smash "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
Below are some significant lyrics to "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," per Genius.
🎶Let's go girls! Come on.🎶
🎶I'm going out tonight. I'm feelin' alright. Gonna let it all hang out. Wanna make some noise-really raise my voice. Yeah, I wanna scream and shout. No inhibitions-make no conditions. Get a little outta line. I ain't gonna act politically correct. I only wanna have a good time.🎶
🎶The best thing about being a woman. Is the prerogative to have a little fun.🎶