Playlist: International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! The Impact Music team are celebrating by listening to their favourite songs by women, for women. Here’s a selection from our playlist along with some lyrical highlights… (to listen to the full thing, head to our Spotify!).

Your Best American Girl – Mitski

“Your mother wouldn’t approve of how my mother raised me
But I do, I think I do”

Independent Women, Pt 1 – Destiny’s Child

“The watch I’m wearin’, I’ve bought it
The house I live in, I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving, I’ve bought it
I depend on me, I depend on me”

Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill

“When she talks, I hear the revolution
In her hips, there’s revolutions”

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Kahn

“I’m every woman, it’s all in me”

Modern Girl – Sleater-Kinney

“My baby loves me
I’m so angry
Anger makes me a modern girl”

Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

“Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name”

Hard Out Here – Lily Allen

“There’s a glass ceiling to break, uh-huh, there’s money to make
And now it’s time to speed it up ’cause I can’t move at this pace”

Straight Outta Vagina – Pussy Riot

“Don’t play stupid, don’t play dumb
Vagina’s where you’re really from”

Amaya Carruthers, Ben Edge, Rhys Thomas, Tyrell Peters, Nicolas Caballero, Joshua Ogunmokun and Maddy Hay

Image courtesy of ‘eric millet’ via Flickr (CC Search).

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