Strong Women in Music

These singles and albums represent female fearlessness in music. The soundtracks of Brave and Frozen have great choices for little listeners to sing along to, and the girl-power pop of artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Lady Gaga appeal to kids of all ages. From iconic representations of female empowerment like Madonna and Missy Elliott to the boy-banishing anthems of Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift, there's something for everyone on this list of strong women in music.

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Dora's greatest hits are fantastico for preschool fans.
By Dora the Explorer, Shakira
(2010)
Funny, poignant songs showcase sisterly love and acceptance.
By Various Artists
(2013)
All-star diva charity song to inspire and uplift.
By Various Artists
(2008)
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Fun, upbeat soundtrack to inspiring Pixar flick.
By Various Artists
(2012)
Disney darling sings of living your dream; great for kids.
By Zendaya
(2012)
Empowering anthem for young girls; great choice for tweens.
By Selena Gomez
(2011)
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Pre-adolescent girl-power party fun.
By The Slumber Party Girls
(2006)
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X Factor alum's debut EP is clean, cute, and positive.
By Rachel Crow
(2012)
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Pop princess releases another fierce girl-power anthem.
By Katy Perry
(2013)
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Innocuous tunes delivered with a powerhouse voice.
By Alicia Keys
(2007)
Empowering, mildy suggestive electro-pop anthem for girls.
By Lindsay Lohan
(2008)
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Infectious pop folk brings message of self-esteem.
By KT Tunstall
(2007)
Positive pop anthem about facing fears in love and life.
By Demi Lovato
(2012)
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Pop powerhouse sings innocent love songs.
By Leona Lewis
(2008)
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Positive messages about self-esteem from former Idol champ.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2011)
Catchy power pop from all-female new wave pioneers.
By The Go-Go's
(1981)
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Clean songs about love; most likely to appeal to older kids.
By Adele
(2011)
Original female rap trio likes to talk about sex.
By Salt-N-Pepa
(2008)
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Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
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R&B diva with good messages about self-esteem.
By Mary J. Blige
(2007)
Anthology showcases superstar's danceable hits.
By Madonna
(1989)
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iPod ad boosts singer's safe vocals, pure poetry.
By Feist
(2007)
Fun girl-power pop with a slight edge. For tweens.
By The Veronicas
(2006)
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Irresistible '80s pop rockers and ballads from quirky star.
By Cyndi Lauper
(1983)
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Smooth as silk, strong as steel, but best for older kids.
By Sade
(2010)
Country-pop music with a message.
By Dixie Chicks
(2006)
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Electro music queen sings safe, beautiful poetry.
By Bjork
(2007)
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Joan Jett claims rock 'n' roll for women in fierce debut.
By Joan Jett
(1981)
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Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
Clean pop tune offers upbeat message about loving yourself.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
Dark, haunting alt-rock/country soundtrack; best for teens.
By Various Artists
(2012)
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Joss Stone hits it out of the park, one more time.
By Joss Stone
(2004)
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Rising pop star's debut is edgy but smart and captivating.
By Lorde
(2013)
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Great collection of hits; lots of sexy lyrics.
By Destiny's Child
(2005)
Intense, inspiring song about loving yourself; OK for teens.
By Pink
(2011)
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Complex punk poetry from influential artist.
By Patti Smith
(1975)
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Sassy feminism mixed with some 4-letter words.
By M.I.A.
(2007)
Raunchy attitude along with playful fun.
By Gwen Stefani
(2004)
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One spicy dish after another best for older teens.
By Missy Elliott
(2005)
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Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
Excellent singer-songwriter delves into mature topics.
By Lily Allen
(2009)