Revenge Girl Power Anthems are Taking the World By Storm

Miley Cyrus at the Tom Ford Fall Winter 2020 show.
Miley Cyrus at the Tom Ford Fall Winter 2020 show. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10551994dc)

If you pay closer attention to the music charts this winter, you’ll notice that the songs on top have a few things in common. These girl power anthems are all about taking revenge and here are three smash hits released by our favorite female artists who decided to take their power back.

Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Miley Cyrus gave us the first true pop bop of 2023 with “Flowers”, which became her second No. 1 single atop the Billboard Hot 100 following its release. This self-empowering song is all about finding strength within yourself after a tough breakup and loving yourself better than anyone else could.

Shakira – “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”

While Cyrus opted to subtly call out her ex in “Flowers”, Shakira chose a different approach and went all-in. She broke the internet and several viewership records with this revenge anthem, which very directly addressed the fallout of her relationship with Gerard Piqué.

SZA – “Kill Bill”

Revenge is one of the main motifs on SZA’s new album SOS and no song encapsulates it better than “Kill Bill”. Inspired by the iconic movie of the same name, SZA sings about killing his ex and his new girlfriend in this hit song, but “Kill Bill” is mostly rooted in fantasy, unlike the previous two songs.