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118 Songs About Girls and Women

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Women and girls in popular music have been celebrated, villainized, and categorized. There are pretty girls, emotional ones, and strong, brave, authentic women ... girls belonging to a man, smart and dumb girls and dangerous women.  Which are you?

Women and girls in popular music have been celebrated, villainized, and categorized. There are pretty girls, emotional ones, and strong, brave, authentic women ... girls belonging to a man, smart and dumb girls and dangerous women. Which are you?

What Kind of Woman Are You?

In spite of Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Beyoncé, the music industry is still largely a man's world. Women's voices are missing. At the same time, however, women remain a favorite topic for pop, rock, country, and R&B songs.

Many popular songs refer to us as "girls" and attempt to lump us into neat categories. They describe women by our physical features or as belonging to a man. They compliment us as pretty girls or denigrate us as overly emotional. Popular songs also evaluate us as smart or stupid girls, good girls, bad girls, evil girls, mean girls, or naughty ones. And sometimes they portray us as strong, brave, authentic women. Thankfully, women are three-dimensional and complex.

Make a playlist to celebrate the full range of the female identity. We have a huge list of songs to start you out!

1. "Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

In this classic 1967 rock song, the narrator fondly recalls his ex-lover, a carefree young woman with unforgettable brown eyes. Originally, the tune described a brown-skinned girl and an interracial love affair. Being the '60s, however, that part was altered to make the tune more acceptable to radio stations and their audiences. Now you know.

2. "Blonde" by Bridgit Mendler

There are so many ridiculous stereotypes based on hair color, and the blonde narrator in this 2012 pop song pokes fun at many of them. In talking to a guy she likes, she references stereotypes about blonde bimbos, dumb blondes, crazy blondes, and blondes having more fun. The narrator acknowledges that in reality, she's much more three-dimensional—for example, sometimes forgetful but also smart and fun.

3. "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen

Praising the virtues of ladies with too much junk in the trunk, the grown man in this 1978 classic rock song recalls where he got his love of big boned women. It seems that Big Fat Fanny, the naughty nanny who looked after him as a youngster was doing things that would get her arrested nowadays.

This is one of those popular classic songs that wouldn't fly today. As much as I love this tune (because hey, I grew up on it), the lyrics make me go, "Wait. Whaaaat?"

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4. "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison

Maybe you're like me and mistakenly assumed that Roy Orbison wore dark glasses because he was blind. (That would make this song ironic since the narrator describes ogling a beautiful woman he sees on the street.)

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Best Songs of All Time, this 1965 chart-topper features a man who wonders out loud whether a woman he's checking out on the street may be lonely like he is. (Hey, leave her alone, Roy!) Just when you think that his admiration is amounting to verbal harassment, she turns around and decides to join him.

5. "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" by MIKA

Order another double cheese pizza and forget about the Diet Coke when the leaded version is what you really want.

The man in this danceable 2007 rock song gives a shout out to larger ladies everywhere. He compliments them as having a whole lot of curves in all the right places.

While some might call him a chubby chaser, others would simply say that his body positive message reflects reality because beauty really does come in all types of packages.

6. "Hey Pretty Girl" by Kip Moore

When he sees a lovely woman who strikes his fancy, the man in this 2012 country ditty gets way ahead of himself. He imagines catching her eye, eventually taking her home to meet his mama, and building dreams together that include a house and a family of their own. Now that's love at first sight!

7. "Pretty Girls" by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea

Oh, to be pretty, young, and clueless about how things really work. What a dangerous combination! In this 2015 pop song, two female pop stars team up to boast about how looks can take you everywhere. They want to "wipe the floor with all the boys" and "do what we like, get what we want" on account of their youth and attractiveness.

8. "Crazy Girl" by Eli Young Band

The woman in this 2011 country tune isn't crazy at all—simply insecure—and her loving partner tries to reassure her that he's in it for the long haul. After a lover's argument, he simply stepped out for some breathing room. Now he has to earn her trust back by convincing his sweetheart that he needs her and won't be leaving their relationship.

9. "Broken-Hearted Girl" by Beyoncé

Queen Bey expresses some conflicted emotions about love in this 2009 pop song. Faced with the possibility of breaking up with her unfaithful lover, the narrator expresses her heartache and disappointment about her man's betrayal. The diva wonders if she has what it takes to make their relationship work. Ultimately, she decides to stay:

You say you got the most respect for me
But sometimes I feel you're not deserving of me
And still, you're in my heart
But you're the only one.

About half of long-term relationships are marred by infidelity. If you're one of the walking wounded, why not make a playlist of songs about infidelity? Remember that if it can happen to Beyoncé, then it can happen to anyone.

10. "This Little Girl" by Cady Groves

Mark this gal's words: "I'm three steps from the edge, woah. Don't push me over it." The dangerous young woman in this 2012 country song has evidence that her partner is cheating on her. It's gotten in the way of her rational thinking, making her vengeful as she stalks him. She defends her terrible behavior by saying that every girl is capable of murder if you hurt her.

Maybe she should simply listen to revenge songs rather than act on her impulses. At least that would keep her out of jail!

These gutsy women are Kurdish fighters who are on the front lines battling against ISIL.

These gutsy women are Kurdish fighters who are on the front lines battling against ISIL.

11. "Not Your Little Girl" by Jann Arden

Talk about a strong woman! I love this 2018 female empowerment song that features a defiant, badass woman totally owning her identity. She refuses to be stopped, is okay with being smart but not pretty, and knows that she is bold, brave, and as powerful as an army.

If you're doubting yourself, play this song on repeat until you've erased any fears. Better yet, start a female empowerment playlist.

13. "Woman" by Kesha (featuring The Dap-Kings Horns)

Although I'm not traditionally a big Kesha fan, this 2017 girl power song is an exception. All my husband can do is eye roll when I break out in Kesha's song lyrics: "I'm a motherf*cking woman!" and "I run this sh*t, baby, I run this sh*t." (It's a good thing I married a man with a sense of humor.)

The narrator in this 2017 pop song is proud to be financially independent and in control of her own life. She doesn't need to cling to a man for her identity.

Here's a high five to you, sister, if you run your sh*t.

13. "You Don't Own Me" by Grace (featuring G-Eazy)

Who would've imagined that Lesley Gore's taunting, classic rock song from 1963 could be improved? But here it is, Grace's 2015 cover version of the original.

Call this "You Don't Own Me" 2.0 because it amps up the narrator's sassy confidence and adds a hip-hop backdrop. The narrator's lover provides a testament that she is one independent woman who cannot be owned. He knows because he's tried and failed. Her self-reliance and charisma keep him coming back.

In 2016, Lesley Gore's original was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Who do you think sang the song better?

"In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, American bodybuilder turned actor turned politician

"In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, American bodybuilder turned actor turned politician

14. “Grown Woman” by Beyoncé

In this 2013 pop song, Beyoncé embraces the freedom that comes with being an adult who is steering her own ship. She can make her own choices, say what's on her mind, and live the lifestyle she wants:

I’m a grown woman
I can do whatever I want.

15. "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys

Never underestimate a woman on a mission. The narrator in this 2012 R&B ballad is a dreamer with her head in the clouds and her feet on the ground. The song's soaring vocals reflect the narrator's determination to make a strong impact on the world, even if she has to do it all by herself.

16. "Yes Girl" by Bea Miller

Are you too much of a "yes girl?" In this pop song from 2016, the young woman realizes that she's been going along to get along. In the process, she's lost her way, her voice, her choice. No more. Rather than telling her lover what he wants to hear, this girl will speak her truth. Let's hope it doesn't stop with her love life.

17. "My Girl" by The Temptations

The love smacked guy in this 1964 classic pays tribute to his honey and the way she makes him feel. He feels like a rich man who doesn't need anything else as long as he has this woman by his side. Decades later, some women still appreciate such admiration while others will cut you down quick if you insinuate that they belong to a man. Which are you?

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." - Anna Quindlen, American author

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." - Anna Quindlen, American author

18. "Rich Girl" by Hall and Oates

Easy wealth can indeed be a curse in developing character. This chart-topping soft rock song from 1977 describes an emotionally shallow girl who uses her father's wealth to get by in the world. Daddy rescues her from facing any consequences of her actions, and as a result, she doesn't learn to be strong. We've all probably met someone like this, male or female.

19. "It Girl" by Jason Derulo

If you're a happily married woman, you're somebody's "it girl." Someone picked you above everyone else (and you obviously did the same). Maybe they said:

You could be my "it girl"
Baby you're the sh*t, girl
Lovin' you could be a crime
Crazy how we fit girl
This is it girl.

The guy in this 2011 pop song has a love interest in his crosshairs and makes it clear that he would do anything to take their relationship to the next, ultimate level of commitment. He wants to build his world around her and seeks a sentence of "25 to life."

20. "Good Girls" by 5 Seconds of Summer

The premise behind this intriguing 2014 rock song is that all good girls are bad girls who haven't been caught. Whether you're labeled as a "good" person is therefore just a matter of skill at hiding your sexual prowess. Okay, ladies of all ages, why are we letting anyone else shame us for our sexuality when men can fanoodle half the world and not be judged for it? Own your identity and forget the gossip and the haters.

Facts About Women Around the World

Will you be the type of woman who changes the world?

Globally, women's earnings are 24% less than men's.

Products marketed "for women" cost on average 7% more than those marketed "for men" even when product components are the same. The "pink tax" is real.

4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls

The percentage of women leading Fortune 500 companies reached an all-time high in 2017 at nearly 7%.

Australian women gained the right to vote in 1902, Finnish women in 1906, American women in 1920, French women in 1944, Greek women in 1952, and Swiss women in 1971.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there is a large gender gap in degree attainment at all college degree levels. Women began to earn more Associates degrees starting in 1978, Bachelor's degrees in 1982, Masters degrees in 1987, and Doctorate degrees in 2006.

Here are just some of the countries around the world that do not outlaw domestic violence today: Ivory Coast, Egypt, Iran, Haiti, Lebanon, Niger, Latvia, Pakistan, and Russia.

Around the world, a woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications once every 90 seconds. Maternal death rates in the following African countries are among the worst: Sierra Leone, The Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, and Liberia.

Two-thirds of illiterate adults worldwide are female. Women are twice as likely to miss out altogether on an education.

21. "Wild One" by Faith Hill

Here's a shout out to all the rebellious wild girls, past and present, who dance to their own rhythm. You know who you are. You buck the system and dress how you wanted. You fill your heart with dreams of your own, rather than those of others. This 1993 country song understands that and encourages you to just keep being you.

22. "Woman, Amen" by Dierks Bentley

This upbeat, uplifting 2018 country song features a narrator who is ever thankful for the love of his partner. In a world that breaks people over and over again, he feels fortunate to have her strength, love, and forgiveness. He wants to shout his love from the mountaintops as well as get down on his knees and thank God for "the night that she gave this drifter's heart a home."

When you look at your playlists, are they comprised of mostly male musicians?

When you look at your playlists, are they comprised of mostly male musicians?

Does the Music Industry Have a Gender Gap?

Forget Rolling Stone's 1997 proclamation that women have started to rule popular music. Totally untrue. Sure, there's Adele, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Beyoncé, but there's a gender gap in the music industry you might not have been aware of. I wasn't aware myself until I interviewed musician Emma Cole, a talented young R&B singer, then researched the issue.

Male songwriters and producers far outnumber females in the music industry by a whopping margin of 49 to one. Dude musicians receive more radio airplay—especially on country stations, where nine songs by male artists are featured for every one song by a female artist. Men also dominate the Top 40 charts, and as a result, they sell also more CDs and concert tickets.

In 2015, a prominent country music industry consultant made the jaw-dropping suggestion of taking female musicians off country music radio in the name of better ratings. "They’re just not the lettuce in our salad. ... The tomatoes of our salad are the females.” (He may have simply said out loud what many music executives think.)

And then there are the industry awards. Nine out of 10 Grammy nominees are men, and in early 2018, the Recording Academy president attributed this to women needing to "step up" more.

Think about this when you're making your playlists, watching a music industry awards show, or buying tickets to that next concert.

23. "I Told You I Was Mean" by Elle King

This chick is no Tammy Wynette, if you know what I mean. In fact, the lady in this 2015 rock song is proud that she ain't no lady at all. She lies and breaks hearts without remorse then blames her lover for not having known better.

24. "Drunk Girls Don't Cry" by Maren Morris

What do you do when your friend is behaving like a foolish woman, a doormat in her relationship with a loser? In this catchy 2015 country song, one friend gives another one some straight talk about all the excuses she's been making for her man. The narrator notes that "good guys" behave like good men, and she tries to convince her friend to see him for what he is—a mistake:

There's a fine line between an accident
And a L-O-S-E-R.

25. "Stupid Girls" by Pink

In this 2006 pop song, Pink proudly proclaims that she's glad to be among the outcasts and girls with ambition. In a country where we still don't have a woman President, she notes that there is an overemphasis on unattainable standards of beauty at the expense of applauding women's intelligence and contributions. She doesn't want to be one of those fake "stupid girls."

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister and stateswoman

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister and stateswoman

Even More Songs Describing Types of Women

Know a song about different types of women? If it's not on this playlist and should be, make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

Song & Year ReleasedArtistType of Girl/Woman

26. Uptown Girl (1985)

Billy Joel

high society girl

27. Hollaback Girl (2005)

Gwen Stefani

tough girl

28. Big Girls Don't Cry (2006)

Fergie

emotional girl

29. Most Girls (2017)

Hailee Steinfeld

average girl

30. Girl in the Mirror (2017)

Sophia Grace (featuring Silento)

real girl

31. Take Back Home Girl (2017)

Chris Lane (featuring Tori Kelly)

marrying girl

32. A Woman's Worth (2002)

Alicia Keys

real woman

33. One Less Lonely Girl (2009)

Justin Bieber

girl who belongs to a man

34. China Girl (1983)

David Bowie

Asian girl

35. Naughty Girl (2003)

Beyonce

bad girl

36. Dangerous Girl (2003)

Lana del Rey

edgy girl

37. Pretty Girl (2016)

Maggie Lindemann

real girl

38. Calendar Girl (1961)

Neil Sedaka

pinup girl

39. The Girl Is Mine (1982)

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

girl who belongs to a man

40. Nobody's Girl (2003)

Reckless Kelly

emotional girl

41. Favorite Girl (2009)

Justin Bieber

girl who belongs to a man

42. Young Girls (2012)

Bruno Mars

young girls

43. Barbie Girl (1997)

Aqua

fake, inauthentic girl

44. Jessie's Girl (1981)

Rick Springfield

girl who belongs to a man

45. Drunk Girl (2017)

Chris Janson

drunk girl

46. Stupid Girl (1995)

Garbage

stupid girl

47. Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)

Rihanna

bad girl

48. Rich Girl (2004)

Gwen Stefani (featuring Eve)

rich girl

49. Brown Girl (2016)

Aaradhna

real girl

50. Material Girl (1984)

Madonna

material girl

51. Ordinary Girl (2017)

Annie LeBlanc

average girl

52. Nasty Girl (1982)

Vanity 6

bad girl

53. Heartbreak Girl (2014)

5 Seconds of Summer

heartbreak girl

54. Broken-Hearted Girl (2009)

Beyonce

emotional girl

55. I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman (2001)

Britney Spears

girl growing up

56. Sad Girl (2014)

Lana Del Rey

emotional girl

57. Wonder Woman (2018)

Kacey Musgraves

real woman

58. Dangerous Woman (2016)

Ariana Grande

dangerous woman

59. I am Woman (1972)

Helen Reddy

strong woman

60. California Girls (1965)

The Beach Boys

California girls

61. Queens Don't (2018)

Raelynn

strong girl

62. Stupid Girl (2016)

Jennifer Nettles

stupid girl

63. Thunder Thighs (2017)

Miss Eaves (featuring KEISHH)

fat girl

64. Rebel Girl (1993)

Bikini Kill

rebel girl

65. Bad Bitch (2017)

Bebe Rexha (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)

bad girl

66. Women in Uniform (1981)

Iron Maiden

women in uniform

67. Witchy Woman (1976)

The Eagles

evil woman

68. Good Girls (2016)

Elle King

bad girl

69. Independent Women (2001)

Destiny's Child

independent women

70. Selfish Girls (2015)

Jake Miller

selfish girls

71. Natural Woman (1967)

Aretha Franklin

real woman

72. Trashy Women (1992)

Confederate Railroad

trashy women

73. Southern Girl (2013)

Tim McGraw

Southern girl

74. Phenomenal Woman (2005)

Olivia Newton-John

confident woman

75. Rock N Roll Women (1979)

Whitesnake

groupie women

76. Rich White Girls (2017)

Mansionz

rich girls

77. Weaker Girl (Mother*ucker Like Me) (2017

Banks

strong girl

78. Big Girls Don't Cry (1962)

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

emotional girl

79. Good Girls (2009)

Tim McGraw

vengeful girl

80. Just Another Woman in Love (1983)

Anne Murray

emotional woman

81. Hard Girls (2016)

KT Tunstall

hard girls

82. Girl All the Bad Guys Want (2002)

Bowling for Soup

bad girl

83. Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings

hopelessly faithful woman

84. Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (1972)

The Hollies

beautiful woman

85. American Woman (1970)

The Guess Who

American woman

86. Evil Woman (1970)

Electric Light Orchestra

evil woman

87. She's Always a Woman (1977)

Billy Joel

real woman

88. Who's That Lady (1964)

The Isley Brothers

pretty lady

89. Strong Black Woman (2017)

Chisette Michele

confident woman

90. Hard Luck Woman (1976)

KISS

hard luck woman

91. Devil Woman (1976)

Cliff Richard

evil woman

92. Bad Girls (1979)

Donna Summer

bad girls

93. All American Girl (2007)

Carrie Underwood

American girl

94. Female (2017)

Keith Urban

real girl

95. I'm a Survivor (2001)

Reba McEntire

determined girl

96. Nobody Ever Told You (2012)

Carrie Underwood

real girl

97. America’s Sweetheart (2015)

Elle King

wild and untamable girl

98. She’s So Mean (2012)

Matchbox Twenty

mean girl

99. Red Headed Woman (1992)

Bruce Springsteen

red headed woman

100. What'd You Say (2018)

Emma Cole

tough woman

101. Redneck Girl (1996)

The Bellamy Brothers

redneck girl

102. I Enjoy Being a Girl (2002)

Lea Salonga

girly girl

103. That Kind of Girl (1991)

Patty Loveless

real girl

104. Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) (1993)

Meatloaf

good & bad girls

105. Heaven (2017)

K. Michelle

troubled girl

106. Hometown Girl (2016)

Josh Turner

hometown girl

107. God Love Her (2009)

Toby Keith

rebellious girl

108. Little Red Corvette (1983)

Prince

promiscuous girl

109. Cop Car (2014)

Keith Urban

rebellious girl

110. Super Freak (1981)

Rick James

promiscuous girl

111. Carolina Girls (1980)

General Johnson & the Chairmen of the Board

Carolina girl

112. Problem (2013)

Natalia Kills

problem girl

113. Forever Girl (2013)

Jon Langston

forever girl

114. Girl Next Door (2005)

Saving Jane

popular girl

115. G.R.I.T.S. (2009)

Brantley Gilbert

Southern girl

116. Sweet but Pscyho (2018)

Ava Max

crazy girl

117. Queen (2018)

Loren Gray

strong girl

118. Queen (2018)

Jessie J

self-accepting girl

"Black women are the strongest, most hard working people in the world." - Dr. Dre, American musician

"Black women are the strongest, most hard working people in the world." - Dr. Dre, American musician

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 03, 2020:

Peggy - I hope so! If we spoke properly with our pocketbooks and our votes, it would change more quickly.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2020:

Brown-Eyed Girl is a good one for your number one position. I had not given thought to the gender gap in the music industry. It seems it is almost everywhere! Since women outnumber men perhaps someday we will end this nonsense!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 04, 2019:

LaustCawz - Thanks for the information.

LaustCawz on December 03, 2019:

I don't know "Pamela", but "Rosanna" is specifically about Rosanna Arquette.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 03, 2019:

Christopher - I should probably do a playlist of songs with women's names in the title. Those would be two good ones to start it off!

Christopher Nowak on November 03, 2019:

My favourite song of all time is AFRICA by TOTO BUT TOTO also recorded TWO GREAT songs about women: ROSANNA and PAMELA.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2019:

Christopher - Thanks for both of these suggestions.

Christopher Nowak on October 30, 2019:

DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE? by HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS?!

"I want to love you all over" implies a man doing it to a woman.

Just like STACY'S MOM, the piercing high pitched vocals in the chorus sets this song apart from the others.

Christopher Nowak on October 30, 2019:

STACY'S MOM by THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE?!

The piercing high pitched vocals in the chorus makes this song stand out from the others.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 01, 2019:

Dion - I'm glad you enjoyed this list! Have a wonderful weekend.

Dion on September 01, 2019:

I love your list, Ms. I really don't expect 'Queen' by Loren Gray to be there. I've listened the song and I like it as well as 'Hollaback Girl'. Nice list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 12, 2018:

Nikki - Thanks for such a kind comment. Glad you're a "Girl on Fire!" Have a great weekend! Happy Mother's Day!

Nikki Khan from London on May 12, 2018:

I enjoyed these songs so much Flourish, I’d call myself ‘girl on fire’.Lol.

The list is amazing and has been combined together very well.

Sorry for being late, I can’t see when you publish a new hub, dont know why, this I found out when I visited your profile.

So apologies dear!

I would xatch up with the other hubs too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Many blessings.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 19, 2018:

Peg Cole - Thanks for that recommendation. I've added an updated version of the classic song as #102. Hope you're doing great. Have a wonderful weekend!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on April 19, 2018:

So many familiar tunes in this list, among which, Pretty Woman has to be among my favorites. Somehow, despite the current political incorrectness of it, I don't mind being a girl. In fact, I Enjoy Being A Girl. LOL

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 16, 2018:

Catherine - Thank you for such kind sentiments. I hope you are doing well and wish you a fabulous week ahead!

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on April 16, 2018:

You always come out with the most amazing playlists. I so love revisiting my old favorites from my youth and discovering newer songs and songs from genres I don't normally listen too. Keep up the good work.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 09, 2018:

Linda - Thanks for taking a look. The statistics can be startling, especially when you group them all together. Anything we can do to lift one another up is wonderful. Have a terrific week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 09, 2018:

Hi, Heidi - Hope you're doing well. There are some really good ones on this list! Love The Stones as well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 09, 2018:

Devika - Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you are doing well.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 09, 2018:

Though I don't know most of the music, the facts that you've shared are very interesting. Some of them are eye-opening and sad, too. I'm glad I've read them. They are important for people to know.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 09, 2018:

So many faves in this list, I don't know where to begin! This could be a whole day's playlist.

I'd only add a couple Rolling Stones' tracks to the list: Some Girls and Honky Tonk Woman.

Thanks for a great start to the week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 09, 2018:

Cynthia - Glad this piqued your curiosity. The statistics are startling. We each have to change the world in the best way we know how, empowering those around us in love and equality. Have a creative week yourself!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 09, 2018:

Your mind works wonders around the lists of songs. Displayed in detail and with great interest. I like the list and always well-researched.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on April 09, 2018:

Those are some serious stats about women that you posted on your article.

I must admit, as much as I love music, most of these songs I don't know. Interesting fact about Brown-eyed Girl, a song I do happen to be familiear with.

Nice playlist that has made me curious enough to sample some of the songs.

Take care and have a creative week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Larry - I can just picture you listening to Beyonce! Thanks for commenting. Have a fabulous week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Bill - If I ever did a playlist of the creepiest popular songs, that would definitely make the list. Aside from his singing, "Girl, you'll be a woman soon / Soon you'll need a man" the whole song just makes me think of an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl. That's not what he intended, but that's the image I get.

But I adore you, Bill, and thanks for the word association. Have a good week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Audrey - Thank you for such a kind comment. Have a fabulous week, wonderful singing lady!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Linda - And yet we persist!

Mr. FlourishAnyway has been serenaded all week with "You Don't Own Me," "Hollaback Girl," "What'd You Say," and "I Told You I Was Mean." When I'm writing these playlist articles, I usually get some earworms (songs only -- not actual "ear worms"--ha!). He's usually pretty glad when I move on to the next topic.

Have a wonderful week, Linda!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Clive - Glad you like that song. Hope there were others you enjoyed as well.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on April 08, 2018:

I like Pretty woman.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 08, 2018:

Flourish, great songs, and what amazing statistics; they should be shocking (but they aren't). Disgusting that in the 21st century there is still a gender gap.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 08, 2018:

I enjoyed this list of songs about girls and women very much! You've produced a complete package here. I appreciate all your research and hard work. It's paid off, beautifully.

Congratulations on a stellar piece of work!

Audrey

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Mary - Some of the facts and statistics are surprising. I hope they'll resonate with some readers. The more we know, the more we can make a positive difference. While some of these are classics, many others are lesser known. I just wish some of the lyrics were cleaner. Have a wonderful week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:

Frank - I've got you covered! Glad you enjoyed the list. I do have a playlist about men and masculinity. Have a great week, my funny friend!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 08, 2018:

Neil Diamond was the first to pop into my head "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"...maybe that wasn't the title, but that line was my word-association response for this morning.

Larry W Fish from Raleigh on April 08, 2018:

A great list of songs. I have listened to many of them over and over again. Music, touches the heart and soul of the listener. Each one tells a story and that story can be heartwarming, a story of pain, a story of success. Thanks for reminding me of some of those songs.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 08, 2018:

I have to listen to some of these I'm not familiar with. Like the quotes but even more so the social dimension you gave to your article.

Frank Atanacio on April 07, 2018:

Again the wonderful memories.. The poll cracked me up because you put in a spot for the boys.. I was thinking I'm not a girl at all...I'm a boy... then that Sinatra and Dean Martin songs came to mind.. He met a boy name Maria... we chased him a tree... your hubs do that trigger good memories... sad.. and funny moments.. bless you Frank