Sunday, September 18, 2011
Girl Power in Music
As I was trying to think of something to write my next blog about, I was messing around on Google and Youtube, typing things into the search engines to see if anything interesting came up. As I was typing in "Girl Power" it suggested "Girl Power Songs". I decided to check it out. Google came up with many lists of songs that supposed to be empowering for females. There was everything from "Respect" by Aretha Franklin to "U + Ur Hand" by Pink. I even found a book all about that focuses on how women have been more empowered through music since the 1990s (seen here on Amazon called Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music--http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Power-Nineties-Revolution-Music/dp/0865479798). This got me thinking, what makes a song a "girl power" song?