Happy International Women’s Month, KStreetManila readers! We hope you are enjoying this month specially dedicated to you. And as we continue to celebrate being women, we have compiled some of the best K-Pop songs on women empowerment – by women, for women.
Ooh I’m a lion I’m a queen
It is not only the lions that are fierce.
Kawi Bawi Bo
Yoon Mi Rae
The queen and founder of female rap in Korea gives a playful twist to the popular ‘rock, paper, scissors’. A song that celebrates women as catalysts of ‘peace, solidarity, harmony’.
Lee Hyori is timeless in this self-composed single released back in 2013. Donned in 1960s and 70s glamour, the pop icon sings a message of being ‘confidently beautiful’.
Let’s admit it – it’s a rat race in today’s day and age. But women know how to get ahead in whatever way they can. (PS: The song’s great for running too!)
The Baddest Female
What’s a female empowerment playlist without a song from The Baddest Female in K-Pop?
Red lip? No. Earrings? No. High heels? No. Handbag? No.
Take it from CLC – a woman is not defined with what she has or what she is wearing. Furthermore, she is not confined within the labels of “innocent”, “sexy”, and “cute”. She is absolutely more than that.
I Don’t Need a Man
Hands down to the K-Pop anthem of all independent women!
Girls on Top
BoA was already way ahead of her time with this release in 2005. Oftentimes as women, we are forced into a mold that fits according to society’s standards. But what if you are not like everyone else? Time to show them that girls can be on top.
Because in this day and age, women know how to take charge.
Yes I Am
A woman who embraces her uniqueness is a confident woman.
We are all created different, and that is only realized when we first love ourselves.
I am the Best
No Women Empowerment Playlist is complete without these legends.
Former member of the Wonder Girls, Yubin, knows exactly how we feel as busy ladies. We hate wasting time – especially to men who just like to beat around the bush not knowing what they want in a relationship.
I Will Show You
Going over a breakup because your man cheated on you? Show him that you’re over him by flaunting a better version of yourself – without him.
With hours of training to perfectly cop off the marching band look, the ladies of After School show that women can be trailblazers.
Seulgi (Red Velvet) x SinB (GFriend) x Chung Ha x Soyeon (G-IDLE)
Never thought that these girls would come together, but they did! The lyrics pretty much showcase their journey into stardom – beginning as dreamers to a “wow thing”. And that can be your story, too.
Prior to the release of their music video, LOONA garnered attention from their teasers that show women of diversity. Whatever color you are in and wherever you came from, you can reach your goals and fly like a butterfly.
Lee Hyo Ri
We, ladies, can get worried on how we present ourselves. Lee Hyo Ri’s advice? Don’t worry and be yourself.
(Note: The song is not yet available on Spotify.)
Because it is inner beauty that defines being a woman.
What other K-Pop songs on women empowerment is in your playlist? Go ahead and comment!