Music Monday, 5 Songs For Women's History Month

Happy Music Monday! March is Women's History Month, so in honor of how far we've come in the fight for women's equality, this Music Monday is all about women in music.

There are many great women artists with songs that are groundbreaking in so many ways so I know I'm missing some amazing ones. These are just 5 that stand out for me as songs that are perfect for Women's History Month because of the strength of their message.

Women are such common pace in the music industry now, it's hard to imagine that their was once a time where they couldn't have their own record contract.

First up is Helen Reddy's live performance of that classic women's anthem, "I am Woman" from 1973.

When Loretta Lynn released this song "The Pill", she released it to great controversy because not only was she singing about taking birth control, but she was singing for the freedom of her own sexuality.

Another song for the independence of women, this one by Annie Lenox and Aretha Franklin. Here's "Sisters Are Doin' it for Themselves"

As women, we all want different things, we want to live our lives how we want to live them, and most of all we just want to have fun! Here's Cyndi Lauper!

This is one of my favorite No Doubt songs because it makes such a strong statement about how girls/women are treated compared to boys/men.

What song would you include on a Women's History list?


  1. Terrific songs for the month of celebration!
    GO WOMEN!!! :)

  2. This is a quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's the second verse on Beyonce's song Flawless,
    "We teach girls to shrink themselves
    To make themselves smaller
    We say to girls,
    "You can have ambition
    But not too much
    You should aim to be successful
    But not too successful
    Otherwise you will threaten the man."
    Because I am female
    I am expected to aspire to marriage
    I am expected to make my life choices
    Always keeping in mind that
    Marriage is the most important
    Now marriage can be a source of
    Joy and love and mutual support
    But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
    And we don't teach boys the same?
    We raise girls to see each other as competitors
    Not for jobs or for accomplishments
    Which I think can be a good thing
    But for the attention of men
    We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
    In the way that boys are
    Feminist: the person who believes in the social
    Political, and economic equality of the sexes

    1. Flawless is the song that my daughter said she would have selected for this post because it really says it all. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christina Aguilera's "Can't Hold Us Down"

  4. These are perfect! I really like your theme for the this. I had no idea it was Womens history month.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovin' them all - Great picks and thanks for joining us and letting us know about Women's history month. I didn't know that. Very cool :)


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