playlist: girl power

girl power

Today was the Women’s March on Washington. In case you’re not in the know, the march was put together as a show of solidarity, a protest of inequality, a strong and peaceful demand for change, for freedom; it was a strong and resilient statement made around the world that we will not take things as they are. Seriously, go look how many cities had marches and tell me it isn’t mind blowing the powerful strength that is displayed in coming together peacefully with a common goal. Apparently it was the largest Inaugural Protest in history, with at least 50k people in Philadelphia alone!

I decided to put together a collection of songs that I felt were empowering and strong, to help us continue riding on that female strength. It’s a solid mix of new and old, but all of them make me feel that YES GIRL vibe. And all of them are performed by women. Enjoy!


1. Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood”
“I don’t see the light I saw in you before/
And now I don’t, and now I don’t/
And now I don’t care anymore”

2. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
“Live fast, die young/
Bad girls do it well”

3. Ingrid Michaelson – “Hello No”
“Straight up, don’t blame you/
You’re not the cash and I’m not the June/
I’ll never be the one to make you better/

4. Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
“That’s all they really want/
Some fun/
When the working day is done/
Oh girls, they wanna have fun”

5. Natalia Kills – “Problem”
“But you know what they say about me…
That girl is a problem
Girl is a problem”

6. Banks – “Goddess”
“It’s colder, colder/
Fucking with a goddess, and you get a little colder”

7. Madonna – “Material Girl”
“That’s all right with me/
If they can’t raise my interest then I/
Have to let them be”

8. MØ – “Kamikaze”
“Leave me on the bus/
I am never gonna/
Never gonna get enough”

9. Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
“Like how a single word can make a heart open/
I might only have one match/
But I can make an explosion.”

10. Marina and the Diamonds – “Can’t Pin Me Down”
“You can paint me any color/
I can be your Russian doll/
But you ain’t got my number/
No, you can’t make me small”

11. Bikini Kill – “Rebel Girl”
“That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood/
She’s got the hottest trike in town/
That girl she holds her head up so high/
I think I want to be her best friend”

12. Mary Lambert – “Body Love
“Your sexiness is defined by concentric circles within your wood/
It is wisdom/
You are a goddamn tree stump with leaves sprouting out/

13. Feist – “I Feel It All”
“I feel it all, I feel it all/
The wings are wide, the wings are wide/
Wild card in sight, wild card in sight”

14. Nina Simona – “Feeling Good”
“It’s a new dawn/
It’s a new day/
It’s a new life for me yeah”

15. Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
“I heard that you were talking shit/
And you didn’t think that I would hear it/
People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up/
So I’m ready to attack, gonna lead the pack”

16. Janelle Monae – “Q.U.E.E.N”
“Even if it makes others uncomfortable/
I wanna love who I am/
Even if it makes others uncomfortable/
I will love who I am”

17. Janet Jackson – “Nasty”
Nasty boys, don’t mean a thing, huh”

(In case you feel like saving this for later, I’ve gathered everything together into a playlist.)

Let me know below what you think!
And did you make it to a Women’s March near you?
Did it blow your dang mind?!

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