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Jams of the Women’s March 2019


The Women’s March of Philadelphia is an event surging with energy and excitement about the potential that women have to be leaders, and most importantly, to be equal. A big part of that empowerment is the music that sets the tone for the day.

Though we may not think about it, there are plenty of songs that give a shout-out to women everywhere. Ladies, listen to these anthems when you are in need of a boost:

“This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride

Whether you’re a country fan or not, this song is one where you have to scream the chorus at the top of your lungs. It’s fun to jam to, but when you get to the core of the lyrics, it’s relatable for those struggling with their identity and body image.

“Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” by Shania Twain

As soon as you hear “let’s go girls” at the beginning of the song, it’s hard not to get pumped. This song emphasizes the fact that women should be loud and proud of their femininity instead of ashamed.

“She’s Always A Woman” by Billy Joel

Joel was ahead of his time with this song from 1977. This ballad is unique as it features a man who admires the unpredictability of his female subject. She’s loving, strong and independent, all qualities that make women who they are.

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

This song is still a jam even 40 years after it was first recorded. Lauper’s fun beat aside, it also tells listeners that girls need to be in the spotlight every once in a while.

“Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson

The title speaks for itself with this song. Sure, she struggles with her feelings for a man and her usually independent persona, but in the end, she realizes she can have love and still be her own person.

“Salute” by Little Mix

This song calls out to women everywhere and encourages them to embrace their originality, all to a strong beat. Little Mix appeals to the warrior inside every woman.

“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

We all know the answer to the question, “who run the world?” It’s girls.

Beyoncé explicitly repeats this fact 43 times throughout the song. This song is the ultimate girl power anthem to get anyone pumped up to workout, march for their rights or merely get their day started.

Everyone needs a pick me up every once in a while, and this playlist is sure to do that, especially for women who need a little reassurance about their worth.

Follow this link to listen to the playlist on Spotify.

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