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Celebrate The Fourth Of July With These 21 Anthems All About Independent Women

Shout them out loud, ladies!

It's the Fourth of July!

It's time for friends, BBQs and fireworks -- but it's also time to celebrate our independence, and no one knows how to declare their freedom better than some of the biggest ladies in music.

From Queen Bey to Katy Perry to Kelly Clarkson, there have been some seriously powerful girl power songs that have lifted our spirits over the years -- plus given us confidence and put us in the mood to party.

So to help you celebrate your Independence Day, here are 21 of the fiercest independance anthems, both current and throwback:

  1. Destiny's Child: "Independent Women Pt 1"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Question: Tell me how you feel about this?/ Try to control me boy, you get dismissed/ Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills/ Always 50/50 in relationships."

  2. Kelly Clarkson: "Since U Been Gone"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "You had your chance you blew it/ Out of sight, out of mind/ Shut your mouth I just can't take it/ Again and again and again and again."

  3. Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj: "Flawless"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "You wake up, flawless/ Post up, flawless/ Ridin' round in it, flawless/ Flossin' on that, flawless/ This diamond, flawless/ My diamond, flawless/ This rock, flawless."

  4. Meghan Trainor: "All About That Bass"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two/ But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do/'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase/ All the right junk in all the right places."

  5. Christina Aguilera: "Fighter"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Makes me that much stronger/ Makes me work a little bit harder/ It makes me that much wiser/ So thanks for making me a fighter."

  6. Fifth Harmony: "Reflection"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Ooh, where you from (where you from)? Must be heaven/ You'd be rich if looking good was your profession/ Think I'm in love, 'cause you so sexy/ Boy, I ain't talkin' about you, I'm talking to my own reflection."

  7. Beyoncé: "Grown Woman"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "I can be bad if I want/ I can say what I want/ I can live fast if I want/ I can go slow all night long."

  8. Britney Spears: "Stronger"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Stronger than yesterday/ Now it’s nothing but my way/ My loneliness ain’t killing me no more/ I’m stronger."

  9. Rachel Platten: "Fight Song"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "This is my fight song/ Take back my life song/ Prove I'm alright song/ My power's turned on."

  10. Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd: "I Really Don't Care"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Now if we meet out on the street I won't be running scared/ I'll walk right up to you and put one finger in the air/ And make you understand, and make you understand/ You had your chance, had your chance."

  11. Little Mix: "Salute"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Don't need ammunition, on a mission/ And we'll hit you with the truth/ Divas, queens, we don't need no man, salute!"

  12. Katy Perry: "Roar"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire/ 'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar."

  13. No Doubt: "Just A Girl"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Oh I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite/ So don't let me have any rights/ Oh...I've had it up to here!"

  14. Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé: "Feeling Myself"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Bitches ain't got punchlines or flow/ I have both and an empire also."

  15. P!nk: "So What"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "So what I'm still a rock star/ I got my rock moves/ And I don't need you."

  16. Charli XCX: "Body Of Mine Own"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Lights out, I'm on/ Got my darkness/ I'm into myself, don't need you."

  17. Taylor Swift: "Shake It Off"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break/ And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake/ Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake/ Shake it off, Shake it off."

  18. Christina Aguilera feat. Lil Kim: "Can't Hold Us Down"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "This is for my girls all around the world/ Who've come across a man who don't respect your worth/ Thinking all women should be seen, not heard/ So what do we do girls?/ Shout out loud!"

  19. Alanis Morissette: "You Oughta Know"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "And I'm here to remind you/ Of the mess you left when you went away/ It's not fair to deny me/ Of the cross I bear that you gave to me/ You, you, you oughta know."

  20. TLC: "No Scrubs"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "'Cause I'm lookin' like class and he's lookin' like trash/ Can't get with a dead-beat ass."

  21. Beyoncé: "Who Run The World"

    Most bad-ass lyric: "This goes out to all my girls/ That's in the club rocking the latest/ Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later."