"Independent Women" is a song by American girl group Destiny's Child. The song first appeared as the soundtrack to the 2000 film adaption of Charlie's Angels, and later included in the group's third studio album, Survivor (2001). It is also the first single with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin on vocals. Originally, part two of the song was the actual song and part one was known as the Pasadena remix, but it was chosen in favor of the original and was dubbed part one.
Released as the soundtrack's leading single in fall 2000, the song held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks from November 2000 to February 2001. Later it was named the 18th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song was included later on their third LP Survivor. Billboard likened the song's release strategy to being influenced by Janet Jackson's "Doesn't Really Matter," saying the group "began planting the seeds for the upcoming release" in a similar vein. The song appeared in The Proud Family episode "Don't Leave Home Without It." The theme song of this show was recorded with Solange Knowles.