30 Girl Power Getting Ready Songs for the Morning of Your Wedding

Surprise! There's a whole bunch of Beyoncé.

As much as I’d love to do away with 99.9 percent of the gendered bullshit surrounding weddings, I have to confess, getting ready for my wedding with just my bridesmaids and the women in my family was one of the highlights of the day (my grandmother even got in on the action). Maybe it was all those years on the cheerleading squad, or my all-girl Odyssey of the Mind team, but I’ve got a soft spot for a room full of girls, a bottle of champagne, and Spice Girls on full blast. And even if you’re not having a wedding party, or your wedding party is mixed gender, who can argue with bubbly and Britpop? So with that in mind, today we’ve rounded up a playlist of some of the staff’s favorite #GirlPower tunes. Now excuse me while I go turn the volume up, and sing into my hairbrush microphone.

What did you listen to while getting ready for your wedding? Bonus points if it’s Britpop!

No Scrubs” by TLC

Independent Women Pt 1” by Destiny’s Child

Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguiliera ft. Lil Kim

Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson

Roar” by Katy Perry

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Goodbye Earl” by Dixie Chicks

Work It” by Missy Elliott

My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue

Call Me” by Blondie

So What” by P!nk

This One’s for the Girls” by Martina McBride

Electric Lady” by Janelle Monae

Starships” by Nicki Minaj

1, 2 Step” by Ciara ft. Missy Elliott

Jumpin’, Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child

Just a Girl” by No Doubt

Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, and Pink ft. Missy Elliott

Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

We Found Love” by Rihanna

Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry

Wishin’ and Hopin’” by Dusty Springfield

Fancy” by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah

Boyz” by M.I.A.

Get Right” by JLo

Milkshake” by Kelis

Want to hear it now? You can listen to the entire playlist right here!

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