As we’d posted on our Facebook page a while ago, a good playlist is critical to any party and Galentine’s Day was no exception. We had a great time incorporating your suggestions with some of our favorite tunes. Once the conversation got flowing at Galentine’s Day, it was hard to hear much of the music (a great problem to have – nothing worse than a room full of people where all you can hear is the music because people aren’t talking to each other!).
But in the spirit of enjoying yourself and some quality time with your gal pals, here are a few of our favorite tunes for a playlist that’s Good for Her Soul.
- The Greatest (f. Kendrick Lamar) – Sia
- Stand by You – Rachel Platten
- Confident – Demi Lovato
- Me Too – Meghan Trainor
- Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
- Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
- This is For My Girls – Kelly Clarkson and friends
- Stronger – Britney Spears
- Just a Girl – No Doubt
- Survivor – Destiny’s Child
- Roar – Katy Perry
- So What – P!nk
- Vogue – Madonna
- Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera (f. Lil’ Kim)
- We Got the Beat – The Go-Go’s
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
What jams are good for your soul? What would you add to the list?
It’s possible Catherine has been accused of having the musical taste of a 13-year old. And she’s never been prouder. She’s the founder of Good for Her Soul and you reach her here.
My jam of the moment is Sia’s The Greatest. The first time I heard it on the radio, it was the chorus that got me:
I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive
I’m a total sucker for a catchy pump-me-up pop anthem. Every time. EVERY TIME. And when I find a new jam I like, I can’t stop listening to it. I find myself hitting repeat and listening to it everywhere – in the car, at the gym, getting ready for work, crossing things off my to-so list. And when you’ve got a message like “And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb but I got stamina” you’re pretty much ready to take on the world after a few good listens/rock out sessions in your car (who hasn’t been caught at a red light mid-concert?). And what’s better than that?
Despite a six year run of show choir growing up (oh, the magical combination of sequins and jazz hands!), Catherine is still waiting for her big break. While she’s waiting, you can reach her here.
I spend more time thinking about at-bat songs than the average person (who probably spends no time, so no great shock here). While I don’t particularly like baseball, I find myself talking about the music players choose as their at-bat song on a regular basis. And I’m pretty sure no one else ever brings it up, so that means I’m the instigator. Though in my own defense, the conversation usually gets interesting, so I don’t feel too bad (or I just have really nice friends who humor me).
Several years ago at a baseball game, one of the players walked up to bat to Phil Collins, and I was horrified. I love me some Phil and Genesis, but there is not an intimidating song from that entire collection. I was horrified someone let that nice man do that to himself and immediately decided I needed to be an at-bat song consultant. I remain convinced that would be a badass job.
At this moment, I’m using Nicki Minaj’s “I’m the Best” as my at-bat song. I can easily listen to this on repeat for an embarrassingly long time and sing it at the top of my lungs on the way into work. (I drive, for those of you who were afraid I may take the Metro.) Music is incredibly important to me, and I don’t claim to be any sort of critic worth anything other than does the music make me happy and want to start a dance party. Music is amazingly powerful. And personal. So with that, I challenge you to find your at-bat music — what speaks to you and makes you want to take on the haters? On the treadmill, on the way to work, or when you need just a little lift.
– Catherine Wemette
Catherine has the largest collection of Chuck Knoblauch baseball cards in the history of baseball collecting.* She is the founder of Good for Her Soul and you can email her here.