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6 empowering Spotify playlists for Women’s History Month

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Kristen Hubby


Posted on Mar 8, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 9:28 pm CDT

Women should always be celebrated, but March is Women’s History Month, it’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating half of the nation’s amazing accomplishments and progress as an entire gender.

This world wouldn’t be where it is today without the hard work and perseverance of women. To celebrate the momentous occasion, we’ve gathered Spotify‘s greatest playlists from music’s leading ladies that represent just how nasty and powerful women really are.

Listed below are playlists full of empowering songs that will put a little pep in your step—jams for the revolution.

“Women of Fresh Finds”

A Spotify official playlist from its “Fresh Finds” series, “Women of Fresh Finds” is a collection of the greatest tracks from up-and-comers who are making a name for themselves in the industry. The playlist is an eclectic mixture of fierce and downtempo tracks, and is a great soundtrack for any occasion.

“Nasty Women”

If it isn’t already assumed by the title, this playlist is for all the nasty women who won’t back down. Created by Erin La Rosa, the playlist features “Bad Girls” by M.I.A and “Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches. Punk band Against Me!, which features transgender singer Laura Jane Grace, adds some vital LGBTQ representation to the mix.

“Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj”

Created by Spotify user Chloebaker1550, the title already gives away the reason why it deserves to be turned up on max volume this month. The playlist starts out with Rihanna, moves on to Beyoncé, and then ends with Nicki Minaj‘s greatest songs for a total of 88 amazing tracks.

Name a more iconic trio than these pop divas to get you through the day. I’ll wait.

“Women of the 90s/2000s”

When you think of the women who led the music industry in the ’90s and 2000s, artists like Britney Spears, TLC, and Spice Girls definitely come to mind. The throwback playlist was created by Spotify user Emily Bear and has a perfect mixture of tracks that will make every woman who grew up in the ’90s scream after the first beat drops.

“Hillary Clinton’s Women’s History Month Playlist”

Hillary Clinton created a Women’s History Month playlist last year, and it is still just as catchy today. Beyoncé claimed her spot with the first track “Run the World (Girls),” and other artists like Alabama Shakes and Madonna follow her opening statement. There’s welcome surprises like LION BABE’s “Wonder Woman,” and “The Schuyler Sisters” from Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton. Making playlists isn’t new for Clinton, in 2015 she published her first official Spotify playlist. (It was OK.)

“Feminist Friday”

This is the ultimate TGIF playlist in March, perfect for when you breathe in the fresh air of freedom after work. With artists like Cher, Destiny’s Child, and Erykah Badu, Friday’s commute home has never been so righteous.

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*First Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:00 am CST