Music is powerful and it never fails to pick us up when we are down. Women in the music biz are often put down for writing songs about their exes, but let’s be real – they sure are soothing to the soul.
From Taylor Swift to Olivia Rodrigo, VibeCheck went deep into the archives for the best girl power albums that need to be played on repeat, especially if you are going through a breakup or just need some good ol’ motivation to channel that girl boss within. Check ‘em out below.
Tay Tay is an absolute genius when it comes to her lyrics and the hidden meanings behind them. While she has many songs about her high profile exes, this fifth studio album takes the cake with tons of bops pointing to Harry Styles. There certainly isn’t any bad blood between them now, 1989 is the catharsis that all of us dream about after bidding adieu to a dreamy lover.
Wrecking Ball is one of the most heart rending songs ever released but Miley has topped that with her latest album released earlier this month. Endless Summer Vacations features a couple of songs that jab at her divorce with Liam Hemsworth but more importantly, the songs have an underlying message of strength and empowerment that every woman has within them and they don’t need no man to bring it out.
No one produces an anthem like Queen Bey. This album is a symbolic one as it was the first solo release since the break up of Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé did not disappoint, delivering one of the best R&B albums of all time with hits such as Déja Vu, Freakum Dress and Irreplaceable, which remains as one of the most iconic tunes of the 2000s era. It is impossible to not sing along to the catchy chorus.
She might not have a Grammy but her songs will never fail to put a smile on our faces. Who wouldn’t start dancing and laughing to California Gurls? But this gave Katy a tall order when following up with her fourth studio album, Prism. However, she pulled out a dance-inspired album that captured the essence of self-empowerment. Singles such as Roar and Dark Horse propelled her to become a global phenomenon and earned her spot as Superbowl’s Halftime show performer in 2015.
Don’t look down upon this newcomer, she’s the real deal and her first studio album proved it. Inspired by the pop-punk scene back in the 2000s, Sour gave us a refreshing twist amid the pandemic that allowed us to release our frustrations and angst that many of us were repressing. Steeped in relationship drama with co-star Joshua Bennett, Driver’s License shot up in the charts around the world and her next two angry breakup singles Deja Vu and Good 4 U solidified her status as Music’s newest It girl.