We can all appreciate a beautifully poignant song about the struggle for self-love. Anyone who loves a good jam knows the catharsis of listening to someone whining about everything you can’t. The most cynical person you know would shed a tear when Alanis Morisette sang “Perfect.” But it’s bikini season so that calls for power songs with sass, not sad vocals.
Luckily, when a musician tells women to be proud of their bodies, it usually leads to chart-topping. But it’s also been causing booty bouncing for years. Maybe your swimsuit feels too tight or too loose in certain places because people should learn to sew neoprene for your hot bod. But it’s time to get your head in gear and wear something suitable for doing canon balls.
So without further ado, we’re presenting our ten zero cares body confident power songs to put on your fiercest swimwear to. Why hide out when you gotta ride out?
1. Salt-n-Pepa “The Body Beautiful”
2. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”
3. Destiny’s Child “Bootylicious”
4. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.”
5. India Arie “Video”
6. Azealia Banks “Miss Amor”
7. RuPaul “Sissy That Walk”
8. Jennifer Lopez “Booty”
9. Marina & the Diamonds “Hollywood”
10. Queen “Fat Bottomed Girls”