TikTok users pay tribute to womanhood through two different songs called ‘I Am Woman’

A throwback song from 1971 has women on TikTok feeling empowered. 

It all started when singer Emmy Meli released the original song “I Am Woman,” and shared it on TikTok. Meli’s song quickly went viral. Meanwhile, other users uncovered Helen Reddy’s 1971 women’s liberation anthem of the same name “I Am Woman.” Both tracks have women on TikTok feeling themselves. 

Emmy Meli’s “I Am Woman” 


“I AM WOMAN” I write the best sh!t when I ain’t trying hahaha #fyp #singer #iamwoman #original #myfinALLYmoment

♬ I AM WOMAN – ❦ emmy meli ❦

On Oct. 20, 20-year-old Meli sang a snippet of her song “I Am Woman.” 

“I am woman, I am fearless / I am sexy, I’m divine / I’m unbeatable, I’m creative / Honey, you can get in line / I am feminine, I am masculine / I am anything I want / I can teach you, I can love you / If you got it going on,” Meli sang

The video currently has almost 27 million views on TikTok. It has since been used in 479,000 videos. 

“I woke up and all of a sudden my world was completely changed,” Meli told Ryan Seacrest. “For it to just — boom! — all of a sudden overnight. It’s genuinely the most amazing and beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced … to see all these amazing women feel empowered.”

TikToker @aubrielena used the song to show off her pregnancy bump and how she was able to deadlift weights with it and be a mama. 


Took awhile and it’s still a work in progress 😊 #woman #lawschool

♬ I AM WOMAN – ❦ emmy meli ❦

“When you finally start to feel all of these words,” @averiebishop said in a caption. “Took a while and it’s still a work in progress.” 

She showed photos of herself that made her proud at different stages of her life like running a marathon, public speaking, traveling, studying and spending time with loved ones. 

Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” 

Reddy released “I Am Woman” 50 years ago. Now the song is gaining traction on social media five decades later. 

“Oh yes I am wise / But it’s wisdom born of pain / Yes, I’ve paid the price / But look how much I gained / If I have to, I can do anything / I am strong (strong) / I am invincible (invincible) / I am woman,” Reddy sang

TikToker @tillygafmac used Reddy’s song to soundtrack herself hard at work grooming sheep. 

“You can do anything,” @herredeemedlife said as she lip-synced to the song to spread positive vibes. 

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