Already feeling the effects of social distancing? You’re not alone.
We’re all doing our part to minimize the spread of coronavirus by staying indoors whenever possible. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little fun — which is why we at The Story Exchange have pulled together a list of some of our favorite empowering, pulse-pounding numbers, all from women artists!
Whether you’re compiling tunes for your living room workout routine, planning the best solo dance party your neighborhood has (n)ever seen, or just trying to break up the monotony of yet another work-from-home day, consider adding these to your playlist.
“Run the World (Girls)” – Beyonce
From the moment the beat drops on this 2011 track, you won’t be able to stay put — in your chair, or in your industry.
“Just a Girl” – No Doubt
Gwen Stefani’s quintessential 1990s anthem gives us something to jam out to when we’ve “had it up to here.”
“Wings” – Little Mix
This British girl group brings energy and empowerment to any day with this 2012 single.
“Roar” – Katy Perry
Start your day with this 2013 pop track, and you’ll be ready to (loudly) conquer anything.
“Confident” – Demi Lovato
Lovato provided perfect strutting music with this 2015 tune — even if you’re only going from your home office to the kitchen.
“Armor” – Sara Bareilles
Pro Tip: When listening to Bareilles’ music, dig into the lyrics. You’ll be left thinking (as well as grooving) after taking in this 2019 tune.
“Gaslighter” – Dixie Chicks
This 2020 single is about lead singer Natalie Maines’ divorce, but it will resonate with anyone who’s come out on the other side of any tough relationship.
“Respect” – Aretha Franklin
It doesn’t get more timeless than this 1967 hit, thanks in large part to Franklin’s perfect vocals.
“Good as Hell” – Lizzo
In 2016, this song — the ultimate “get over them” jam — served as our introduction to Lizzo. We haven’t been the same since.
“Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” – Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin
You probably know this song from a movie montage, but this funky 1985 classic is a true “bop” all on its own.
“Independent Women, Pt. 1” – Destiny’s Child
At The Story Exchange, we believe in women’s economic empowerment. How else would we end off our playlist than with an early 2000s musical celebration of it?