Divas dominate the air waves with girl power anthems
Shake it Off
Maintaining the number one spot, Taylor Swift proves that even when straying away from her signature country sound she can command a loyal following. And if imitation is the highest form of flattery, then it’s pretty impressive that this one has already inspired a gospel cover by Kelly Clarkson.
This is How We Do
A homage to hanging out with the girls, this Katy Perry number is known for its repetitive bridge and for encouraging listeners to spend money they don’t have! The old school vibe and bouncy beat has gained more fans, as has the retro video, which combines pop art, twerking and vintage fashion.
A team effort by ladies from both sides of the Atlantic, Bang Bang boasts the explosive combination of singer-songwriters Jessie J and Ariana Grande and rapper-songwriter Nicki Minaj. A hit before it was even released, pop, R&B, hiphop and soul combine to create catchy lyrics and high danceability.
All About the Bass
Meghan Trainor’s song is resonating with women worldwide, as it promotes self love and confidence. Skirting the ‘skinny shaming’ controversy, Trainor makes it clear that it is about acceptance of all body shapes and sizes.
This song not only brings together Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British singer Rita Ora, but was co-written by Katy Perry and Sarah Hudson. An unabashed feminist anthem, the lyrics explore the rage and need for revenge that inevitably follows a not-so-amicable break up.
— Maegan Dobson Sippy