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Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Music

Every year the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month. This month is set aside in order to honor women’s contributions throughout history. In honor of March ending, what better way than music to celebrate! 

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This playlist features a wide variety of female artists. These strong artists range over your favorite decades and show off the voices of women musicians. The songs featured are powerful and enduring as these women left a strong legacy within the grasp of our musical timeline. I hope you enjoy it! 

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  • “Lights On” by Maggie Rogers 

  • “Green Light” by Lorde 

  • “Respect” by Aretha Franklin 

  • “Positions” by Ariana Grande 
  • “The Best” by Tina Turner 
  • “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks ​
  • “Willow” by Taylor Swift 
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston 
  • “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy and Monica 

  • “Believe” by Cher 
  • “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo 
  • “I Feel The Earth Move” by Carole King 
  • “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse 
  • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” by Pretenders 
  • “America’s Sweetheart” by Elle King 

  • “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday 
  • “You’re so Vain” by Carly Simon 
  • “Ungodly Hour” by Chloe x Halle 

  • “Chasing Pavements” by Adele 
  • “Holiday” by Madonna 
  • “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrgio 

  • “Goodbye Yellow Brick” Road by Yola 
  • “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday 
  • “Heart of Glass” by Miley Cryus 

  • “Invincible” by Pat Benatar 
  • “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross 
  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine 

  • “Wannabe” by Spice Girls 
  • “Look Up Child” by Lauren Daigle 
  • “Elastic Heart” by Sia 

  • “Hard Times” by Paramore 
  • “Love on Top” by Beyonce 



These songs are here in this playlist to motivate you and keep you working towards your goals. We are strong and will keep resisting and persisting for what we want from society. Music can move you, but you are the real one taking action in society be it through activism, speech, research, or volunteerism. Women are making change and will continue, you are the movement.  


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Amanda Thibodeau

Mt Holyoke '24

Intending to major in History and Education Just a girl who loves to listen to music and watch films
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