This past Saturday, March 8, 2014 was International Women’s Day. You probably heard about it on the news, you might have read our article for it, or maybe one of your girl friends posted about it on all 5 of their social media accounts. Some of you may be sick of hearing about it, rightfully so in some cases. Personally, I’m glad to see all of the web traffic pointing to something so incredibly important: celebrating women and their accomplishments.
Our first ever music blog is dedicated to the ladies of the world: may these jams inspire you to be the best woman you can be. Or at least give you (another) reason to bust a move in your living room.
No Doubt – Just A Girl
Gwen Stefani is loved by everyone. When I went to her No Doubt concert a few years ago, she sang this particular song for a few verses before asking the guys to sing along. Because she’s Gwen Stefani and no one would be stupid enough to ignore her, the male population of the crowd started to sing along. Eventually Stefani stopped them, saying, “Wow, I can’t believe you guys just did that. Do you even know this song?” Stefani was on stage, laughing to herself, about the fact that she got men to sing along to her extremely feminist song.
To this day, she is still my hero.
‘Cause I’m just a girl, oh little ol’ me
Well Don’t let me out of your sight
Oh I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don’t let me have any rights
Robyn – Indestructible
I have yet to meet a woman who does not adore Robyn and everything she stands for. When listening to her music, you can tell she’s singing with soul and attitude. Not quite on board with her music yet? That’s okay, I’ve got the perfect song for you.
“And I never was smart with love
I let the bad ones in and the good ones go
But I’m gonna love you like I’ve never been hurt before
I’m gonna love you like I’m indestructible”
Ke$ha – Grow A Pear
Oh, Ke$ha. We can always count on you to stick it to the guys. This is one of my personal favorites; there’s no sugar coating in this title.
“When we fell in love
You made my heart drop
And you had me thinking ’bout you nonstop
But you cry ’bout this and whine about that”
Tegan and Sara – Goodbye, Goodbye
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Tegan and Sara have voices equivalent to what I would imagine angels would sound like. This song is the perfect combination of honesty and attitude- with the sisters saying goodbye to someone who treated them less than.
You can feel their underlying pain, which makes me want to root for them to get over the jerk and move on. Preach it, T&S!
I don’t wanna
Feel the need
To hear your voice
You never really knew me
Never ever, never ever saw me
Saw me like they did”
Miley Cyrus – FU (ft. French Montana)
Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Cyrus at least creating intriguing music. One of my favorites from her latest album, Bangerz, is this song. It isn’t as much “girl power” oriented as it is “get the hell out of my face,” but we all need a song like this. Miley, you took the words right out of my mouth.
“Don’t even try to act like Mr Super Nonchalant
What makes you think I’ll stick around
I’m not as stupid as you sound
And you sound really dumb right now”