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International Women's Day Playlist

Mar. 8, 2018
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“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say, it’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.”

- Maya Angelou

Here’s to all my ladies today and everyday.


- Claire

1. Video - India.Arie

One of my favorite artists of all time.

2. Girl They Won’t Believe It - Joss Stone

A strut-down-the-street song.

3. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

Makes me want to never stop running.

4. Independent Women, Pt. 1 - Destiny’s Child

All time theme song.

5. Toxic - Britney Spears

She’s secretly all our inner spirit animal.

6. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

The perfect pick-me-up after a bad breakup. (Or a bad day in general).

7. Hit ‘Em up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell

You know when a relationship ends then want to look really good the next time you see that person? This is that song.

8. Delayed Devotion - Duffy

Sing this in the car when you just want to drive.

9. Mama - LunchMoney Lewis

Tell your Mom you love her (a little extra today)…

10. You’re No Good - Linda Ronstadt

…And then turn this on and sing this together

11. No Scrubs - TLC

Everyone should know this song (and make it their anthem).

12. Gloria: In Excelsis Deo - Patti Smith

Too good to leave out.

(I was in a vinyl shop in Hollywood a few weeks ago - this song came on and everyone in the store started jamming. All ages, all kinds of people, together. It was great.)

13. Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground

“Here she comes, you better watch your step. She’s gonna break your heart in two, it’s true…”

14. Treat Me Like Fire - LION BABE

Pure female power.

15. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani.


16. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight

This is currently very applicable - need I say more?

17. Nasty - Janet Jackson

Bless this song forever. I am so glad this exists.

18. Respect - Aretha Franklin


19. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Classic. Just classic. 

Now lets go do it. 

Happy Women’s Day!