Vote for the best new ladies' anthem in the poll below!
While the biggest pop hits of last summer were all about guys blurring lines and getting lucky, the summer of 2014 has primarily belonged to the ladies: a slew of female artists have ruled the Hot 100 chart this summer, and mostly with songs celebrating their statuses as independent women. From Iggy being the realest (first thing's first, of course) to Fifth Harmony proving who's bo$$, the summer has been flooded with girl power anthems. So which one doubles as your personal anthem, too?
Vote now in the poll below to tell us which pop hit has been the season's most essential girl power anthem! We've provided some suggestions, but feel free to write in your own choice:
A good bet for Song of the Summer, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" (featuring Charli XCX) has set Billboard records for a female hip-hop artist while boasting enough swagger to fuel a plane flying from L.A. to Tokyo. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande has been slaying the girl-power scene with multiple Top 10 hits, from the defiant dance banger "Break Free" to the melisma-filled girl group summit "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj.
Meghan Trainor recently blasted into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart with "All About That Bass," which declares in not-so-subtle terms that men shouldn't expect women to conform to society's body-image presumptions. Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd teamed up on the rock-tinged kiss-off "Really Don't Care," which allows Lovato to raise one finger in the air to the dude trying to hold her spirit down. Finally, Fifth Harmony trotted out a brand new sound on "Bo$$," which salutes Michelle Obama and includes the line, "Working for the money 'cause that's what my mama taught me/ So you know better show me some respect."
Need to hear this summer's girl power anthems one more time? Listen below, and vote in the poll above when you come to a final decision: