Music Friday: Destiny’s Child Sings About the Rocks They’re Rockin’ in the 2000 Hit, ‘Independent Women’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s treat is Destiny’s Child singing “Independent Women” from the soundtrack of the 2000 film adaptation of Charlie’s Angels. In the second line of this anthem about power, success and self-reliance, lead singer Beyonce Knowles declares, “I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings.”

“Independent Women” was a huge success when it was released in the fall of 2000. Bolstered by the popularity of the Charlie’s Angel movie, the song held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11 consecutive weeks. The song also earned the number 18 slot on Billboard’s list of the most successful songs of the 2000s.

Destiny’s Child is considered one of the greatest musical trios of all time and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The video below features a live performance of “Independent Women” by Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child in London in 2001. The lyrics are included if you’d like to sing along.

“Independent Women”

Written by Mark Rooney, Jean Olivier, Samuel Barnes and Beyonce Knowles. Performed by Destiny’s Child.

Question: Tell me what you think about me?
I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Only ring your cell-y when I’m feelin’ lonely
When it’s all over please get up and leave
Question: Tell me how you feel about this?
Try to control me boy you get dismissed
Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships

The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin’
‘Cause I depend on me
If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’
I’ll buy it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)

All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

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 bein’ independent
Question: How’d you like this knowledge that I brought?
Braggin’ on that cash that he gave you is to front
If you’re gonna brag make sure it’s your money you flaunt
Depend on no one else to give you what you want

The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin’
‘Cause I depend on me
If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’
I’ll buy it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)

All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

Destiny’s Child
Wassup?
You in the house?
Sure ’nuff
We’ll break these people off Angel style

Child of Destiny
Independent beauty
No one else can scare me
Charlie’s Angels

Woah
All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

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