20 essential songs of summer, featuring Cardi B, Ariana Grande and more

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“Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monae

Speaking of funky summer hits by badass female artists, “funky” is an understatement when it comes to Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel”. The song is reminiscent of the late Prince, but still completely Janelle. It’s infectious, with the lyrics digging deep into your brain and the beat building up in your body until you can’t help but move your hips. Like a lot of the songs on this list, “Make Me Feel” was one of those hits that got the commercial treatment and took over radio, so it was definitely hard to escape it!

The video is bright and colorful, and Janelle is serving up some serious looks. Best of all, both the song and the video are playing on the theme of bisexuality. Of course, Janelle would be our bisexual icon!