International Women’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s another opportunity to celebrate and uplift the women who inspire us. And what better way to celebrate than with a playlist of songs from our favourite women artists?
Although IWD offers the perfect opportunity to listen to “Run the World (Girls),” there are plenty of other tracks by badass artists that speak to the themes of self-empowerment, confidence and more. These are a few of our picks to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
When Lizzo uttered the lyrics, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch,” she created one of the best Instagram captions of all time, that coincidentally happened to be one of the most empowering lines we’d heard in a hot minute. You can’t help but want the best for yourself when listening to “Truth Hurts” and in true Lizzo fashion, you should be feeling good as hell while doing so.
For the days when you’re not feeling your most powerful or when the patriarchy has got you down, Sigrid’s “Mirror” is here to help you out. The upbeat, disco-inflected track is a rush of confidence-boosting serotonin. “I love who I see looking at me/In the mirror,” she sings. Okay Sigrid, we agree! Also, can we give it up for the outfits in the music video?
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“Hot Girl”— Megan Thee Stallion
According to Genius, “Hot Girl” is “an anthem for women to be themselves, make money, and turn up.” It’s Megan Thee Stallion doing what she does best — amping the girls up and pushing everyone to have a good time. Whether you’re getting ready for a night out or getting energized for a job interview, “Hot Girl” will have you knowing your worth.
“Do It”— Chloe X Halle
We still think Chloe and Halle were robbed after not winning a Grammy for their album Ungodly Hour, but awards or not, thank goodness we have the bop that is “Do It.” “We hope this song inspires someone to get up and dance, shake all the stress and anxiety away, and to ‘Do It’ as the song says,” the sisters announced when it was released. Whatever you’re nervous about in your life, put this on and dance it out.
“Comme Des Garçons (Like the Boys)” — Rina Sawayama
When Rina Sawayama dropped “Comme Des Garcons (Like the Boys)” it sounded perfectly club-ready and destined for success. “When I was writing this song I wanted, on one hand, to lyrically explore the idea of people having to adopt negative male tropes to appear confident, whilst on the other sonically paying homage to the early 2000s dance tracks that made me feel confident,” she said when the track came out. We think the song strikes the perfect balance without a doubt.
In the mood for more? Check out our full playlist on Spotify for International Women’s Day 2022: