I'm Every Woman: 25 Women Empowerment Songs

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"Feeling Good," Nina Simone 

What started as a song plainly written to fit a musical ended up being one of the most covered songs to date, including by the artist herself. "Feeling Good" was first performed for the play The Roar of the Greasepaint The Smell of the Crowd, before Nina Simone's rendition was recorded and released in 1965 for her album I Put a Spell on You, and it is now the most famous rendition of it. It has since been covered by many artists including the Pussycat Dolls and has been used in everything from movies to television, and even video games! 

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