March is Women’s History Month, and while the past achievements of women are well worth celebrating, the future looks bright, too, with a woman having a good chance to land herself in the Oval Office by the end of this year.

As your newsfeed floods with reminders of today being International Women’s Day, take a moment to listen to these five songs and be grateful for the women in your life or feel empowered to be a woman today and every day.

Eurythmics ft. Aretha Franklin – “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
One of the original female empowerment anthems was by Annie Lenox and Aretha Franklin. The tune reminds us that women are not just confined to the role of homemaker. “Sisters are doin’ it for themselves. Standin’ on their own two feet. And ringin’ on their own bells.”

Alicia Keys – “Superwoman”
You can listen to practically any Alicia Keys album and find at least one song that celebrates women. “Superwoman” is one of those songs that not only has great lyrics but a music video that perfectly complements the music as well. Enjoy this lovely song as Alicia Keys reminds you that “Even when I’m a mess, I still put on a vest with an S on my chest. Oh yes…I’m a Superwoman.”

India.Arie – “Video”
The song with the greatest message: Love yourself.

Queen Latifah – “U.N.I.T.Y”
This song will really make you miss the ’90s. Queen Latifah is a badass in the “U.N.I.T.Y” music video in which she addresses many issues that women face, including misogyny and domestic violence. This is one song you definitely need to add to your playlist.

Whitney Houston – “I’m Every Woman”
Whitney Houston had arguably one of the best voices in music, and anything she sang sounded like magic, so when Whitney covered Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” for the Bodyguard soundtrack, it was a whole new reminder about the dynamic and powerful spirit of a woman.

Honorable Mentions:
Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls),” Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women,” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”