The Ultimate Women’s March Playlist

The world is still empowered from the amazing energy surrounding the Women’s Marches across the globe yesterday. The largest march was in Washington D.C., with over 1 million protestors. Here in Massachusetts, it was estimated that 175,000 protesters gathered in the Boston Common. You are all SO amazing. Due to mental health struggles I'm dealing with, I didn’t go to the march yesterday, but still wanted to do my part by publishing this post. 

Picture credit to my friend J. Mott! This ‘Ultimate Women’s March Playlist’ is composed of feminist tunes I’ve curated over the years as well as new additions based on friend’s suggestions. 

The hope is to keep the energy going from the march throughout these next four years. I’ve included songs for inspiration, anger, joy, connection, and love. Some of the songs are imperfect and questionably feminist, but there’s a mix. It’s mostly girly pop songs, but I was sure to add oldies, rock songs, and surprises. 

I’ll keep growing the list on Spotify! Here are 100 of the top songs.

What songs would you add to this list? Leave your favorites in the comments below!

Ultimate Women’s March Playlist

  1. Hard Out Here – Lily Allen
    Inequality promises that it's here to stay
    Always trust the injustice 'cause it's not goin' away
    Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say
    I'll go ahead and say them anyway
    Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits
    It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch

  2. Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya
    Oh, I don't know what you've been told
    But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
    Yeah, that is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
    No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

  3. Don't Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne
    Don't be so hard on yourself, no
    Learn to forgive, learn to let go
    Everyone trips, everyone falls
    So don't be so hard on yourself, no
    'Cause I'm just tired of marching on my own

  4. Gold – Britt Nicole
    You're one in a million, this, this is for all the girls
    Boys all over the world
    Whatever you been told
    You're worth more than gold
    So hold your head up high
    It's your time to shine

  5. Masterpiece – Jessie J
    I still fall on my face sometimes and I
    Can't color inside the lines 'cause
    I'm perfectly incomplete
    I'm still working on my masterpiece and I
    I wanna hang with the greatest gotta
    Way to go, but it's worth the wait, no
    You haven't seen the best of me

  6. Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
    I'm gonna put my body first
    And love me so hard 'til it hurts
    I know how to scream out the words
    Scream the words
    Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else

  7. Roar – Katy Perry
    You held me down, but I got up
    Get ready 'cause I've had enough
    I see it all, I see it now
    I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
    Dancing through the fire
    'Cause I am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar

  8. Who Says – Selena Gomez & The SceneWho says, who says you're not perfect?
    Who says you're not worth it?
    Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?
    Trust me, that's the price of beauty
    Who says you're not pretty?
    Who says you're not beautiful?

  9. Survivor – Destiny's Child
    Thought I couldn't breathe without you, I'm inhaling
    You thought I couldn't see without you, perfect vision
    You thought I couldn't last without you, but I'm lastin'
    You thought that I would die without you, but I'm livin'
    Thought that I would fail without you, but I'm on top
    Thought it would be over by now, but it won't stop

  10. No Scrubs – TLC
    I don't want no scrub
    A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
    Hanging out the passenger side
    Of his best friend's ride
    Trying to holler at me

  11. Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé

  12. Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

  13. Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – MIKA

  14. Slutmouth – Girlpool

  15. Manchild – tUnE-yArDs

  16. Who You Are – Jessie J

  17. America's Sweetheart – Elle King

  18. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

  19. Smile More – Deap Vally

  20. Free To Be Me – Francesca Battistelli

  21. Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit

  22. True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me!

  23. One Step at a Time – Jordin Sparks

  24. Men Explain Things to Me – Tacocat

  25. BO$$ – Fifth Harmony

  26. Video – India.Arie

  27. Partition – Beyoncé

  28. NO – Meghan Trainor

  29. Respect – Aretha Franklin

  30. Self Esteem – Garfunkel and Oates

  31. Brave – Sara Bareilles

  32. Body Love Part 1 – Mary Lambert

  33. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – P!nk

  34. Bitch - Edit – Meredith Brooks

  35. Brave Honest Beautiful – Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor

  36. All This Time (Pick-Me-Up Song) – Maria Mena

  37. We're Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

  38. All I Really Want - 2015 Remastered – Alanis Morissette

  39. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

  40. Try – P!nk

  41. F**kin' Perfect – P!nk

  42. Wannabe - Radio Edit – Spice Girls

  43. Say You'll Be There - Single Mix – Spice Girls

  44. Ironic – Alanis Morissette

  45. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

  46. Independent Women, Pt. I – Destiny's Child

  47. Don't Bother – Shakira

  48. Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac

  49. We Shall Overcome – Peter, Paul and Mary

  50. Can't Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim

  51. Fly – Nicki Minaj, Rihanna

  52. Rescue – Yuna

  53. Really Don't Care – Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd

  54. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

  55. Freckles – Natasha Bedingfield

  56. On Guard – Le Tigre

  57. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

  58. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

  59. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

  60. This One's for the Girls – Martina McBride

  61. Stupid Girls – P!nk

  62. Glitter In the Air – P!nk

  63. Firework – Katy Perry

  64. What It's Like [Explicit Version] – Everlast

  65. Diva – Beyoncé

  66. Fly – Avril Lavigne

  67. Confident – Demi Lovato

  68. So What – P!nk

  69. Fuck You – Lily Allen

  70. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

  71. Fight Like a Girl – Kalie Shorr

  72. Where Is The Love? – The Black Eyed Peas

  73. Smile – Lily Allen

  74. Gives You Hell – The All-American Rejects

  75. Problem – Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea

  76. Cram It – Gland

  77. You're So Vain – Carly Simon

  78. Raise Hell – Brandi Carlile

  79. Smile More – Deap Vally

  80. Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party – Courtney Barnett

  81. La Femme Fetal – Digable Planets

  82. Bulletproof – La Roux

  83. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' – Nancy Sinatra

  84. Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

  85. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid – The Offspring

  86. People = Shit – Slipknot

  87. Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

  88. Coming Undone – Korn

  89. Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill

  90. Believe In Me – Demi Lovato

  91. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

  92. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain

  93. I Eat Boys Like You For Breakfast – Ida Maria

  94. You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette

  95. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

  96. More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz

  97. What the Hell – Avril Lavigne

  98. Ideal World – Girlpool

  99. Salute – Little Mix

  100. Imagine – John Lennon