Self-positive R&B songs

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Most songs (regardless of genre) are about being in a relationship whether it’s about loving another person or about a cheating partner. The following songs on this list are songs that don’t talk about a needing or wanting a man, a cheating man nor asking a man to “come back”. These songs are about from women on loving oneself, their happiness, being their own woman or just being a positive song about women. These are also songs that can always bring a smile to your face every time you hear them.

I’m Every Woman (1978)
Chaka Khan


Standout Lyrics:

I'm every woman, it's all in me/ Anything you want done, baby, I'll do it naturally/ I'm every woman, it's all in me/ I can read your thoughts right now, everyone from A to Z



Independent Women (2000)
Destiny’s Child


Standout Lyrics:

Tell me how you feel about this/ Who would I want if I would wanna live/ I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get/ Ladies, it ain't easy being independent


Golden (2004)
Jill Scott


Standout Lyrics:

I'm taking my own freedom, putting it in my song/ singing loud and strong, groovin all day long/ I'm taking my own freedom, putting it in my stroll/ I'll be high stepping y'all, letting the joy unfold


Just Fine (2007)
Mary J. Blige


Standout Lyrics:

So I like what I see when I'm looking at me/ When I'm walking past the mirror/ Don't stress through the night, at a time in my life/ Ain't worried about if you feel it/ Got my head on straight, I got my vibe right/ I ain't gonna let you kill it


Superwoman (2007)
Alicia Keys


Standout Lyrics:

For all the mothers fighting/ For better days to come/ And all my woman, all my woman sitting here trying/ To come home before the sun/ And all my sisters coming together/ Say "yes, I will," and "yes, I can"


[*BONUS SONG*]
A had to put at least one hip-hop song on this list so....

Ladies First (1989)

Queen Latifah & Monie Love


Standout Lyrics:

I break into a lyrical freestyle/ Grab the mic, look at the crowd and see smiles/ Cause they see a woman standing up on her own two/ Sloppy slouching is something I won't do/ Some think that we can't flow (can't flow)/ Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go)/ I'm a mess around and flip the scene into reverse


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