Thursday, January 24, 2008

Th13: Thirteen Kickass Girl Power Songs

Here are 13 songs you need to add to your MP3 player for when you need a boost. They hit every genre. Give them a go and REALLY listen to the lyrics. I think you'll find yourself rocking out and nodding your head.

  1. Warrior, by Scandal: Well I am the warrior...

  2. Dangerous, by Roxette: You know she's a little bit dangerous...

  3. La Ti Da, by Marcia Ball: But the happiest I've ever been, are when my feet are on the road to sin and my head so high I don't even know to be ashamed...

  4. Simply Irresistible, by Robert Palmer: She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went...

  5. Big Gun, by Ice-T: The most venomous feminist, homie, she ain't soft. You give her trouble then she might cut your head off...

  6. Bitch, by Meredith Brooks: I'm your hell, I'm your dream, I'm nothing in-between, you know you wouldn't want it any other way...

  7. Queen of Hearts, by Juice Newton: The joker ain't the only fool who'll do anything for you...

  8. Carmen SanDiego, by Rockapella: She's a double-dealing diva with a taste for thievery...

  9. Sunny Came Home, by Shawn Colvin: She didn't believe in transcendence...

  10. McDonald's Girl, by BareNaked Ladies: She's an angel in a polyester uniform...

  11. Goodbye Earl, by the Dixie Chicks: Those black-eye peas? They tasted alright to me...

  12. I'm Sensitive, by Jewel: You always tell me that it's impossible to be respected and be a girl. Why's is gotta be so complicated? Why you gotta tell me if I'm hated?

  13. Just A Girl, by No Doubt: I'm just a girl, take a good look at me, just your typical prototype...Oh, I've had it up to here...
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17 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

good tips,,, Happy TT! hope you'll visit mine too.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

One of my "favorite" lyrics is from Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts: "I come home from a long day's work, and you're waiting there, without a care in the world." WTF? Without a care in the WORLD? What is wrong with this woman? Maybe her Danskin leotard & headband are a wee bit too tight...

Loved the list! I'm off to iTunes.

Morgan Leigh said...

I love No Doubt, I think a lot of their songs are "lift me up" songs! :)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

OH! OH! I love Warrior. Most cool song. Good list, hon!

Lazy Daisy said...

I've never heard any of these but I like the concept of Girl Power Songs.

The Gal Herself said...

#6 is my favorite. It'll be running through my head all day now, which isn't a bad thing at all. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Journeywoman said...

Love the songs, a few to add:

Suddenly I See: K. T. Turnstall
Braver than We Are: written by Jim Steinman...good luck finding it but if you can find it it will knock your socks off.

Happy TT.

jeanjeanie said...

"Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett needs to be on somebody's kickass girlpower song list.

Great list!

nikki said...

Oooooo, I love me some music. How about some Led Zeppelin or Joan Jett?

Andrea said...

I miss watching Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego! I LOVED Rockapella!

I love your list but can't think of any to add right now. I've got Carmen SanDiego going throug my head!

Nicholas said...

I don't have an MP3 player I'm afraid. Probably never will.

MilitaryMom said...

For the country side- Survivor by Reba McIntire is good. If you're into country, which I'm not. Also, Carrie Underwoods's Before he Cheats is awesome. Good list!

MilitaryMom said...

Oooooh! Gloria Gaynor-I Will Survive!!!

Best girl-power song ever!

Malcolm said...

I like the diversity of your list. Off the top of my head, here are some other "girl power" tunes:

Lady Marmalade by Labelle: Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister...

Modern Day Delilah by Van Stephenson: She's a wizard with her shears. She's been turning heads for years...

Dark Lady by Cher: The next thing I knew they were dead on the floor,
Dark Lady would never turn a card up anymore...

Long Tall Sally by Little Richard: Well, long tall Sally she's
built for speed, she got
everything that Uncle John need oh baby...

Momma said...

Great list! Here are a few in my iTunes library:

Big Booty by Willie Nelson ("I ain't gonna fix you no more sausage, or biscuits and gravy on the side...you can kiss big booty goodbye!")

Raspberry Swirl by Tori Amos ("I am not you senorita
I am not from your tribe
In the garden I did no crime
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
If you want inside her
Well,
Boy you better make her raspberry swirl")

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone by Paula Cole (great tongue-in-cheek song)

And pretty much anything by Joan Jett or Patti Smith - solid rock women!

Have a great weekend! Peace - D

buddha_girl said...

LOVE Sunny Came Home. Love it. Excellent list, sister!

jj said...

The song I Get Off by Halestorm!! yeah it kicks ass!!