Playlist – Lady: A Celebration Of Women In Music

For as significant an impact female artists have had on music, the general recognition of their work has been undeniably disproportionate. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a playlist honoring the many female artists who have played such an important part in music and its many evolutions. From rock to pop to country to hip hop to electronica to jazz, from icons to one hit wonders, from seasoned legends to exciting newcomers, with over 270 songs, Lady is the perfect way to honor the vital place women have had in music.


Lady: A Celebration Of Women In Music

THE PLAYLIST:

  • Aretha Franklin “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
  • Beyoncé “Run The World (Girls)”
  • Madonna “Express Yourself”
  • Adele “Set Fire To The Rain”
  • Whitney Houston “I Have Nothing”
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together”
  • Janet Jackson “If”
  • Janis Joplin “Me and Bobby McGee”
  • The Mamas & The Papas (Mama Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips) “California Dreamin'”
  • Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick) “White Rabbit”
  • Stevie Nicks “Edge Of Seventeen”
  • Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie) “Everywhere”
  • HAIM “The Wire”
  • Lady Gaga “You & I”
  • Taylor Swift “Eyes Open”
  • Dolly Parton “Jolene”
  • Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now”
  • Bonnie Raitt “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
  • Heart (Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson) “Crazy On You”
  • The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde) “Back On The Chain Gang”
  • Blondie (Debbie Harry) “Heart Of Glass”
  • Donna Summer “Hot Stuff”
  • ABBA (Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad) “S.O.S.”
  • Chaka Khan “I’m Every Woman”
  • Barbra Streisand “Woman In Love”
  • Tina Turner “What’s Love Got To Do With It”
  • Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
  • Etta James “I’d Rather Go Blind”
  • Sarah Vaughan “Black Coffee”
  • Lena Horne “Stormy Weather”
  • Nina Simone “Strange Fruit”
  • Édith Piaf “La Vie En Rose”
  • Ella Fitzgerald “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”
  • Bessie Smith “Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out”
  • Dinah Washington “What A Diff’rence A Day Made”
  • LaVern Baker “Jim Dandy”
  • Ruth Brown “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean”
  • The Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There”
  • Sade “Cherish The Day”
  • Alicia Keys “A Woman’s Worth”
  • TLC “Waterfalls”
  • Mariah Carey “Always Be My Baby”
  • Céline Dion “The Power Of Love”
  • Annie Lennox “Walking On Broken Glass”
  • Cher “If I Could Turn Back Time”
  • Christina Aguilera “Fighter”
  • Britney Spears “Gimme More”
  • Kylie Minogue “Slow”
  • Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
  • Gwen Stefani “What You Waiting For?”
  • Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time”
  • Katy Perry “Teenage Dream”
  • Ke$ha “We R Who We R”
  • Ariana Grande “Break Free”
  • Ellie Goulding “Starry Eyed”
  • Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
  • Tegan & Sara “Closer”
  • CHVRCHES (Lauren Mayberry) “Leave A Trace”
  • La Roux (Elly Jackson) “Bulletproof”
  • Keisza “Hideaway”
  • Robyn “Call Your Girlfriend”
  • Yelle “A Cause Des Garçons”
  • Christine & The Queens “Tilted”
  • Grace Jones “Slave To The Rhythm”
  • Grimes “Genesis”
  • FKA Twigs “Two Weeks”
  • Sylvan Esso (Amelia Meath) “Coffee”
  • Bat For Lashes “Daniel”
  • Imogen Heap “Hide and Seek”
  • Enya “Orinoco Flow”
  • The xx (Romy Madley Croft) “Angels”
  • Goldfrapp (Allison Goldfrapp) “Strict Machine”
  • Moloko (Roisin Murphy) Sing It Back”
  • Sia “Chandelier”
  • Lorde “Team”
  • Charli XCX “Boom Clap”
  • Marina & The Diamonds “Primadonna”
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O) “Heads Will Roll”
  • Arcade Fire (Régine Chassagne) “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”
  • Florence + The Machine (Florence Welch) “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)”
  • Lana Del Rey “Blue Jeans”
  • Björk “All Is Full Of Love”
  • Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights”
  • PJ Harvey “A Perfect Day Elise”
  • Tori Amos “Crucify”
  • Regina Spektor “Fidelity”
  • Best Coast (Bethany Cosentino) “Our Deal”
  • Cat Power “Say”
  • Feist “1234”
  • Fiona Apple “Criminal”
  • Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know”
  • Melissa Etheridge “Come To My Window”
  • Patti Smith “Redondo Beach”
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees “Hong Kong Garden”
  • Marianne Faithfull “As Tears Go By”
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “I Hate Myself For Loving You”
  • Courtney Barnett “Pedestrian At Best”
  • Savages “She Will”
  • Gossip (Beth Ditto) “Standing In The Way Of Control”
  • Elastica (Justine Frischmann, Annie Holland, Donna Matthews) “Connection”
  • Catatonia (Cerys Matthews) “Mulder & Scully”
  • The Kills (VV) “The Good Ones”
  • Metric (Emily Haines) “Help I’m Alive”
  • Wolf Alice (Ellie Rowsell) “Bros”
  • Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield) “Air”
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Paris (Ooh La La)”
  • Elle King “Ex’s & Oh’s”
  • Alabama Shakes (Brittany Howard) “Hold On”
  • Amy Winehouse “Back To Black”
  • The Ronettes “Be My Baby”
  • The Crystals (Darlene Love) “Da Doo Ron Ron”
  • The Chantels “Maybe”
  • The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Post Man”
  • The Velvelettes “Needle In A Haystack”
  • Mary Wells “My Guy”
  • Tammi Terrell (with Marvin Gaye) “You’re All I Need To Get By”
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Nowhere To Run”
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips “If I Were Your Woman”
  • Dionne Warwick “Walk On By”
  • Dusty Springfield “The Look Of Love”
  • Nancy Sinatra “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
  • The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
  • The Chiffons “He’s So Fine”
  • Brenda Lee “I’m Sorry”
  • The Shangri-Las “Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand)”
  • Connie Francis “Lipstick On Your Collar”
  • Patsy Cline “Crazy”
  • Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou”
  • Emmylou Harris “To Daddy”
  • Tammy Wynette “Stand By Your Man”
  • Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
  • Rosanne Cash “Seven Year Ache”
  • Shania Twain “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”
  • Faith Hill “This Kiss”
  • LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live”
  • Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott) “Need You Now”
  • The Band Perry (Kimberly Perry) “If I Die Young”
  • Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
  • Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”
  • Sugarland (Jennifer Nettles) “Stay”
  • Dixie Chicks “Not Ready To Make Nice”
  • Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow”
  • K.D. Lang “Constant Craving”
  • Indigo Girls “Closer To Fine”
  • Neko Case “I Wish I Was The Moon”
  • Rilo Kiley (Jenny Lewis) “Portions For Foxes”
  • Sinéad O’Connor “Mandinka”
  • Suzanne Vega “Luka”
  • Ani DiFranco “Shy”
  • Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians “What I Am”
  • Carly Simon “You’re So Vain”
  • Shocking Blue (Mariska Veres) “Venus”
  • Carole King “It’s Too Late”
  • Laura Nyro “Stoney End”
  • The Carpenters (Karen Carpenter) “(They Long To Be) Close To You”
  • Peter, Paul & Mary (Mary Travers) “Leaving On A Jet Plane”
  • Joan Baez “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
  • Laura Marling “Master Hunter”
  • Tracy Chapman “Fast Car”
  • Norah Jones “Come Away With Me”
  • Hiatus Kaiyote (Nai Palm) “Breathing Underwater”
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant “Wives and Lovers”
  • Esperanza Spalding “I Know You Know”
  • Erykah Badu “Tyrone” [Live]
  • Indie. Arie “Video”
  • Corinne Bailey Rae “Put Your Records On”
  • Des’Ree “You Gotta Be”
  • Lauryn Hill “Ex-Factor”
  • Solange “Losing You”
  • SZA “Julia”
  • Jhene Aiko “The Pressure”
  • Janelle Monáe “Tightrope”
  • Santigold “L.E.S. Artistes”
  • Sky Ferriera “Everything Is Embarrassing”
  • Jessie Ware “Wildest Moments”
  • AlunaGeorge (Aluna Francis) “Your Drums, Your Love”
  • Azealia Banks “Yung Rapunxel”
  • M.I.A. “Bad Girls”
  • Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
  • Eve featuring Gwen Stefani “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
  • Missy Elliott “Get Ur Freak On”
  • Aaliyah “Back & Forth”
  • Mary J. Blige “Real Love”
  • Lil Kim “Not Tonight”
  • MC Lyte “Cha Cha Cha”
  • Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.”
  • Da Brat “Funkdafied”
  • Salt-N-Pepa “Shoop”
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam “Head To Toe”
  • Teena Marie “I Need Your Lovin'”
  • Evelyn “Champagne” King “Love Come Down”
  • Zhané “Groove Thang”
  • Mary Jane Girls “In My House”
  • Sheena Easton “Morning Train (Nine To Five)”
  • Sheila E. “The Glamorous Life”
  • Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”
  • Celia Cruz “La Vida Es Us Carnaval” [Live]
  • Selena “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”
  • Shakira “Whenever, Wherever”
  • Jennifer Lopez “Waiting For Tonight”
  • Destiny’s Child “Independent Women, Part I”
  • Jennifer Hudson “Spotlight”
  • Keri Hilson “Pretty Girl Rock”
  • Tamia “So Into You”
  • Macy Gray “I Try”
  • Brandy and Monica “The Boy Is Mine”
  • Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart”
  • SWV “Weak”
  • En Vogue “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”
  • Spice Girls “Say You’ll Be There”
  • Girls Aloud “Sound Of The Underground”
  • Little Mix “Wings”
  • Jessie J “Domino”
  • Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love”
  • Emeli Sandé “Next To Me”
  • Ashanti “Happy”
  • Ciara “Body Party”
  • Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)”
  • Pink “Just Like A Pill”
  • Kelly Clarkson “Since U Been Gone”
  • Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”
  • Sheryl Crow “Strong Enough”
  • Sophie B. Hawkins “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”
  • Meredith Brooks “Bitch”
  • Jewel “You Were Meant For Me”
  • Sarah McLachlan “Angel”
  • Dido “Here With Me”
  • Paula Cole “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”
  • Jennifer Paige “Crush”
  • Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories “Stay”
  • Natalie Imbruglia “Torn”
  • KT Tunstall “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree”
  • Duffy “Mercy”
  • Lily Allen “Smile”
  • Kate Nash “Foundations”
  • Paramore (Hailey Williams) “Ain’t It Fun”
  • Evanescence (Amy Lee) “My Imortal”
  • 4 Non Blondes “What’s Up?”
  • Hole  (Courtney Love) “Celebrity Skin”
  • Sleater-Kinney “Dig Me Out”
  • The Breeders (Kim Deal) “Cannonball”
  • Mazzy Star (Hope Sandoval) “Fade Into You”
  • Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon) “Teen Age Riot”
  • The Donnas “Take It Off”
  • Garbage (Shirley Manson) “Stupid Girl”
  • The Cranberries (Dolores O’Riordan) “Dreams”
  • Texas (Sharleen Spiteri) “I Don’t Want A Lover”
  • 10,000 Maniacs (Natalie Merchant) “These Are Days”
  • St. Vincent “Digital Witness”
  • Tom Tom Club (Tina Weymouth) “Genius Of Love”
  • The B-52s (Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson) “Roam”
  • The Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat”
  • The Bangles “Eternal Flame”
  • Bananarama “Cruel Summer”
  • Berlin (Terri Nunn) “The Metro”
  • Pat Benatar “Love Is A Battlefield”
  • Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”
  • Martika “Toy Soldiers”
  • Taylor Dayne “Love Will Lead You Back”
  • Wilson Philips “Hold On”
  • Paula Abdul “Straight Up”
  • Karyn White “Romantic”
  • Cathy Dennis “Touch Me (All Night Long)”
  • Olivia Newton-John “Magic”
  • Kim Wilde “You Keep Me Hanging On”
  • Yazoo (Alison Moyet) “Only You”
  • Irene Cara “Flashdance…What A Feeling”
  • Patti LaBelle “New Attitude”
  • Natalie Cole “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
  • Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”
  • Peggy Lee “I’m A Woman”

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