13 Songs for the Girl Bosses

13 Songs for the Girl Bosses

This blogpost is part of the Monthsary release of GBA. If you want to read about other 13 for 13, you can check out 13 Gifts for the Architecture Student and 13 Reasons Why Choose Architecture. Here are 13 Songs for the Girl Bosses:

13 Songs for the Girl Bosses

I don’t know about you but I’m aware of how music really sets the mood no matter what you feel before listening to it. It’s the reason why I don’t listen to sad music when I feel sad, ’cause it’ll only make me feel worse. This is a good thing though, as whenever I get unmotivated or undriven, I can pop up my playlist and start to help myself get into the opposite mood. My playlist covers about 30 songs, but I’m sharing with you my top 13 as of the moment. Check them out below.

Bo$$ by 5th Harmony

This song isn’t new but every time I listen to it, I just get so pumped and motivated. It’s about enjoying the fruits of working hard from being a girl boss. It’s a song that empowers women, demanding respect as each lady boss or boss babe is a hustler, a hard worker. It also mentions how they can’t be swayed easily. It’s a song of confidence in one’s own work and self.

One of my favorite lines were,

“Working for my money ‘cause it’s what my momma told me,

so your a*s better show me some respect.”

Listen to it here.

Becky From the Block by Becky G

This is a rendition from JLO’s song, Jenny From the Block. It talks about being a talented person and knowing it, and believing in a bright future where she can make it. It also talks about how her success won’t make her forget who she is and where she’s from, no matter how much she wants more of what she have.

My favorite line is,

“Right now it’s just who is that girl?

But one day I’mma be all around the world.”

Listen to it here.

Independent Women by Destiny’s Child

Now, I don’t know about you but this song has always been in my “empowering” playlist whatsoever, whether the playlist is about getting over someone or just enjoying and loving working for the self. The song talks about, as the title puts it, women who are independent.

There’s a lot about this song that I like but these lyrics though,

“Question, tell me how you feel about this

Try to control me, boy, you get dismissed

Pay my own fun, oh, and I pay my own bills

Always fifty fifty in relationships”

Listen to it here.

Black Magic by Little Mix

I personally love a bunch of Little Mix songs but this one is something I’d repeat over and over. The tune is fun and has a happy vibe. Obviously a metaphor, the song just motivates me to think that we’re not powerless or under the people we love.

My favorite part of the song is basically the entire chorus.

To be honest, I really don’t know how to explain this song but I’m sure you’ve heard of it. You can listen to it again here.

Diva by Beyonce

Na-na-na diva is a female version of a hustler! Sounds familiar for sure. Beyonce doesn’t need to sing to make me feel empowered. I feel like her presence-her confidence alone is enough. But this song, however, is one to make my playlist for empowerment everytime. A classic.

Listen to it here.

Work B**ch by Britney Spears

Let’s get right on to my favorite part, shall we?

“You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?

You want a Maserati? You better work bitch

You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis?

Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch”

I think that verse sums up the entire song.

Listen to it here.

That’s My Girl by Fifth Harmony

This song is particularly about getting yourself back up one’s you’ve fallen down. Just like most songs mentioned here, it’s about women helping each other and at the same time being independent. Particularly, the lyrics that I love the most is,

“You’ve been down before

You’ve been hurt before

You got up before

You’ll be good to go”

Listen to it here.

Woman by Kesha

This next one talks about how she can get the things she want because she works hard for it. She also speaks of how she doesn’t need a man who’ll just be controlling to her – that is how I interpret “holding me too tight” aside from its literal sense.

You can check it out here.

Power by Little Mix

Another hit by LM, this song is about who’s who when it comes to relationships. There’s a lot about this song’s lyrics that I love but this one though,

When them boys talk loose

And tell you power’s for a king (huh?)

You just play it cool and tell ’em power’s not a thing (what?)

You look him in the eye and say “I know I’m not a guy

But see there’s power in my losses

And there’s power in my wins…

You can be a woman and a boss

And wear the trousers at the same time”

Check it out here.

The Man by Taylor Swift

I’ve been a Swiftie fan since forever. She’s got a lot of empowering songs but this particular one is probably one of the most feminist.

No words for it. Check it out here.

Fight Like a Girl by Zolita

This one is a new discovery for me about a month ago, I would say. It’s message is the opposite of the common insult “you fight like a girl”. I love how she owned it by saying, “if you didn’t know, I fight like a girl”. Proud to be a woman right there.

Check it out here.

Diamonds are Forever by Sabrina Carpenter

I’ve been a Sabrina Carpenter fan for a while now and I would say that some of her songs are deeper than it seems. This one though, is the one where she talks about her worth and how she won’t get easily bought by people.

Listen to it here.

Acapella by Karmin

Not really a moving on – but kinda – song, this storytells how she found a (rich) lover she thought she wanted but was wrong about him. She eventually moved away from him since she new “class” can’t be bought.

Personally as a singer, this lyrics can’t be any more relatable.

“Used to be your baby, used to be your lady

Thought you were the perfect lover

All the harmony went fallin’ out of key, so

Now you gotta find another”

Listen to it here.


Here are 13 songs for the girlbosses:

1) Bo$$ by 5th Harmony

2) Becky From the Block by Becky G

3) Independent Women by Destiny’s Child

4) Black Magic by Little Mix

5) Diva by Beyonce

6) Work B**ch by Britney Spears

7) That’s My Girl by Fifth Harmony

8) Woman by Kesha

9) Power by Little Mix

10) The Man by Taylor Swift

11) Fight Like a Girl by Zolita

12) Diamonds are Forever by Sabrina Carpenter

13) Acapella by Karmin

If you’re interested to see more if 13 for 13, be sure to check out 13 Reasons Why Choose Architecture to hopefully help you if you’re wondering about pursuing Architecture next year, and 13 Gifts for the Architecture Student to help you decide this holiday season.

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